“Because of Him”: The Church’s Easter Initiative, Website and Video

The Church is launching a worldwide initiative today, Palm Sunday, that will run through this week, ending Easter Sunday, “focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” The initiative is titled “Because of Him.”

A new website has been created exclusively for this at mormon.org/becauseofhim, which redirects to easter.mormon.org. A video has also been produced, which is embedded here below:

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Interpreter has an Audio Podcast

This isn’t new, but just a reminder. Some of our readers may not know that Interpreter provides an audio podcast. This is a feed of audio segments from The Interpreter Foundation that combines many of the elements that we publish into an audio format that you can listen to. We know that many of our readers lead busy lives, and one way to fit in content you’re interested in is to listen to it on your commute, while exercising, doing household chores, etc. Interpreter’s audio podcast provides that option to you. Continue reading

Volume 8 Now Available for Ordering in Paperback and E-book Formats

The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that its latest volume, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 8 (2013), is now available as a professionally bound paperback for ordering. The 270 page volume can be ordered online at Amazon.com for $5.75 plus shipping (or free shipping with Amazon Prime membership). This price reflects the cost of printing only, with no markup or royalty. This bound volume includes all of the peer-reviewed articles that have been published in volume 8 online at MormonInterpreter.com.

If you purchase the print edition through Amazon, you’ll also receive a free copy of the digital Kindle edition of the volume through the Kindle Matchbook service.  Those who have purchased the paperback volumes in the past can also access the Kindle edition of those same volumes for free.

If you’d like to automatically receive Interpreter volumes in the mail soon after they are completed, please consider subscribing to our annual print subscription for the annual price of $50 (covers our cost of printing and shipping only, without markup or royalty).  Annual print subscribers will have priority access to our print editions, before they are made available to the general public on Amazon.com.

Volume 8 is also now available in several digital e-book formats. They are available for downloading at the following links, or directly from your electronic device in its respective e-book store:

  • PDF (free) – can be read on most computers and devices, but text size cannot usually be adjusted.
  • EPUB (free) - can be read on Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including iBooks, Stanza, Aldiko, and Adobe Digital Editions.  This file must be transferred to your device.
  • MOBI (free) - can be read on Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle apps. This file must be transferred to your device.
  • Apple’s iBookstore (free) – can be read on Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Downloads automatically to your device.
  • Nook Books ($0.99*) – Barnes & Noble’s Nook Books store, can be read on Barnes & Noble Nook devices. Downloads automatically to your device.
  • Kindle Store ($0.99*) – Amazon’s Kindle store, can be read on Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle apps on tablet devices. If you purchase the paperback version from Amazon, this Kindle edition is free.  Downloads automatically to your device.
  • Google Books, Google Play (free) – Google’s e-book bookstores, can be read on a variety of devices, including Android phones and tablets. Downloads automatically to your device.

*Note, this is the minimum we are allowed to charge for these formats.

We again thank all of the many people who have made Interpreter possible, and the many hours of volunteer work and generous donations which have been given.

The Interpreter Foundation Publishes Books

We are pleased to announce that our website, MormonInterpreter.com, now features a books section where we will list the books published by The Interpreter Foundation. The first book to appear is In God’s Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel, by Jeff Bradshaw and David Larsen. Published by The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, the beautiful 600-page hardcover book wraps up the final chapters and stories of the Book of Moses and continues through the end of Genesis 11. You can read more about the book here.

The Interpreter Foundation Has 501c3 Tax-Exempt Status

The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that, in a communication dated 24 January 2014, the Internal Revenue Service of the United States has determined the Foundation to be a “public charity” that is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under section 170 of the Code. The Foundation is also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under sections 2055, 2106, and/or 2522 of the Code.

Importantly, too, this tax exemption applies retroactively, back to August 2012.