In advance of next year’s study of the New Testament in Sunday School Gospel Doctrine classes, the Church has published a smaller paperback edition of the New Testament. This more portable, convenient size (404 pages, rather than 2,000+ pages of current LDS edition of the KJV of the Bible) is just over ¼” thick. It is the standard size (5¼” x 7¼”) and has standard size print and all the footnotes, but without the Topical Guide, Bible Dictionary, Joseph Smith Translation, Bible maps, and photographs. That makes it very handy to carry and read on the bus, or for your kids to carry to Church.
This new publication sells for $2.00 and is available in English only for a limited time and in select areas to see if it should be continued and implemented worldwide. During this evaluation period (through the end of the year), it is available in Church distribution stores in Utah from Logan to Spanish Fork. It may also be special ordered through other Church distribution stores and is available by phone and at store.lds.org. The item number is 09215000.
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