Book Notice – “Approaching the Tree: Interpreting 1 Nephi 8”

New book from Maxwell Institute! Available now at Amazon. Approaching the Tree: Interpreting 1 Nephi 8 is a collection of new scholarly, theological, and artistic considerations of these scriptures. It is an invitation to view again one of the Book of Mormon’s best-known texts. From the fresh interactions of an array of artists and scholars, the theological significance of Lehi’s dream emerges anew. Together these able guides show, once more, both book and dream to be rich and deep, and worthy of repeated reflection.

Co-edited by Benjamin Keogh, Joseph M. Spencer, and Jennifer Champoux. Published by the Neal A. Maxwell Institute at BYU. With contributions by scholars Joseph M. Spencer, Jennifer Champoux, Benjamin Keogh, Rosalynde Frandsen Welch, Rev’d Dr. Andrew R. Teal, Kimberly Matheson, Kylie Nielson Turley, Timothy Farrant, and Terryl Givens. And featuring nine newly commissioned artworks by J. Kirk Richards, Rose Datoc Dall, Megan Knobloch Geilman, Sarah Winegar, Hildebrando de Melo, Caitlin Connolly, José de Faria, Annie Poon, and Kathleen Peterson.