The Golden Plates comic book series: "Escape from Jerusalem" & GIVEAWAY

The Golden Plates comic book series is the perfect addition for every child's summer reading list! The series covers the first 145 pages of The Book of Mormon. It is designed to help older children and teens understand and enjoy the stories in a format more advanced than simplified children's versions.

The Golden Plates #1: Premium Edition-Escape From Jerusalem is the first issue of an adaptation of the fifth best selling book of all time, The Book of Mormon, which has sold over 120 million copies. This graphic novel/comic book adaptation was first illustrated in 2005 by award winning artist Michael Allred. Issue #1 includes: 29 full color pages as well as 4 pages of commentary from Michael Allred on what inspired him to step out of his successful career in the comic book industry to create the series. His decision to leave high paying jobs for almost a year to create The Golden Plates was hailed as “the biggest announcement in Mormon comics ever.” Allred described his work on The Golden Plates as “the most significant thing I’ll ever be a part of” and “by far my most personal work ever...this is something I simply had to do.” “Anyone interested in stories about human beings rising to their highest and most heroic potential will find that here...I’ve never been more alive with drawing anything in my life.” The Premium Edition has replaced the full scriptural text originally included in the first edition with simplified, reworded text, making the story easier for younger readers to follow and also showcasing more of the stunning artwork. Part 1 of a 6 issue series, Issue #1 tells the story of the Prophet Lehi and his family as they flee the impending destruction of Jerusalem to find the Promised Land. Lehi’s son Nephi and his brothers are commanded to return to Jerusalem to obtain the kinderhook plates of Brass from the deadly and dangerous Laban, and to convince Ishmael’s family to join them in their journey. Laman and Lemuel rebel in the wilderness and attempt to kill Nephi who is delivered by the power of God.

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In Emilee's opinion:

The Golden Plates "Escape from Jerusalem" was another fantastic book to add to my LDS library. I loved that it was an original concept that I've never seen before. This issue was the first of six and told the story of the Prophet Lehi and his family leaving Jerusalem to find the Promised Land. I thought it was fun to have a comic type book to go along with the Book of Mormon. I'm a visual person so I loved looking at the illustrations except for the angel who looked a tiny bit scary. Overall, it was very well done and fun to read to my kids. I also appreciated the message from Michael Allred who explained the reason behind creating The Golden Plates comic books. I definitely recommend adding The Golden Plates to your LDS library.



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