In this book, which covers 1st and 2nd Nephi, the authors confine their comments almost exclusively to doctrine, rather than to such matters as culture, history, geography, and internal and external evidences of the Book of Mormon.

The book is divided into three major sections: "Glad Tidings from Cumorah," "The First Book of Nephi," and "The Second Book of Nephi."Included in the first section are answers to the question, "Why the Book of Mormon?" Listed first of seven reasons is, "The Book of Mormon is an independent witness that Jesus is the Christ."

The section also gives 12 doctrinal contributions of the Book of Mormon.

The commentary, the authors say, "was written to call the reader's attention to the clarity and power of the doctrines of Christ as restored to us in the Book of Mormon.'

The "priceless gems of spiritual truths which, were it not for the Book of Mormon, we would not have" include Jesus as the Son of God, Jesus as the Christ, Christ as the Promised Messiah, the Fall of Adam, the Plan of Salvation, the Atonement, the Resurrection, the Spirit World, the Necessity of Ordinances, the Doctrine of Justification (including the relationship between grace and works), the Gathering of Israel, and Continual Revelation. DVO