Read The Geography In The Book Of Mormon
It was took difficult to read through the Book of Mormon and try to pull out the parts that related to geography. They were too dispersed and intertwined with the history, doctrine and principles. I needed to consolidate just the geography and weave in enough history to tie it together so there was a flow. I took a paperback copy and I underlined all verses that spoke of or described geography. The first time I typed and printed it out, there were 41 pages of single spaced geography. I knew there was a lot but was surprised at the total amount.
As I read, I still needed to split it up so there was not too much to read all at once. In that way I could stop and ask myself questions and input observations. This is what is printed in red. For me reading it once didn’t pull it together, so I read it again, and again. Then it began to gel and in my mind and come together. By that I mean the major lands stood out and the geographic relationship they had to each other. Then I studied the major cities and how they related to each other. Then I could remember if Alma traveled from the city of Zarahemla to the land of Jershon, he would be going east.
I have divided the total into 7 sections and tried to keep them in even amounts: