"Come unto me and ye shall partake of the fruit of the tree of life..."
Alma 5:24

What is the objective and nature of the show?


As it presents the account of Nephi through beautiful music, the purpose of “With Mine Own Hand” mirrors Nephi’s own intent: “For we labor diligently to write [and to sing and to act] to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God…” (2 Nephi 25:23)

All spoken words are taken from the books of First and Second Nephi. There are none added to the narration or dialogue itself. However, the scriptural material has been edited for time and effect. Also, single words or phrases have been deleted so as to avoid repetition and to be more conducive to natural speaking and dramatic interpretation. Each of the musical numbers is based on the actual words and experiences of Nephi as well. This integrity to the scriptures is the very essence of “With Mine Own Hand”.

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