The lectures herewith presented have been prepared in accordance with the request and appointment of the First Presidency of the Church. The greater number of the addresses were delivered before the Theology Class of the Church University; and, after the close of the class sessions, the lectures were continued before other Church organizations engaged in the study of theology. To meet the desire expressed by the Church authorities - that the lectures be published for use in the various educational institutions of the Church - the matter has been revised, and is now presented in this form.
In anticipation of probable question or criticism regarding the disparity of length of the several lectures, it may be stated that each of the addresses occupied two or more class sessions, and that the present arrangement of the matter in separate lectures is rather one of compilation than of original presentation.
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If the narrator knew how to pronounce words from the book of Mormon and the Bible correctly.
The consistent miss pronunciation of simple gospel words such as Enoch, Moroni, Helaman, doth, Alma, etc... Clearly he is completely unfamiliar with any scripture whatsoever.
He also seem to want to race through the book. Instead of reading the book like a story or lecture, you read that again without proper pausing for emphasis. Completely ruined it for me.
The book was great, but the narrator ruined it.
Yes--if you can get past the narrator's bland and rapid style.
The narrator, Peter Bierma, enunciates very precisely, and reads quite rapidly and in a monotone voice. So rapidly and so monotone, in fact, that I'm still not sure that a human being was narrating, and not a computer or robot. To me, it was very disappointing, because the content is very interesting and deep. Could be so much richer if the narrator put just a little feeling into it.
The information contained herein is very important and valuable. It was long and sometimes difficult to keep focusing, especially because the reading of it was quite dry. It was unsettling to me that the narrator was not familiar with the correct pronunciation of the names in the Book of Mormon, and many in the Bible as well. There were also other, non-scriptural words he pronounced oddly. It was very distracting.
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