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Moroni 10:3-7:

3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.

4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.

6 And whatsoever thing is good is just and true; wherefore, nothing that is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that he is.

7 And ye may know that he is, by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God; for he worketh by power, according to the faith of the children of men, the same today and tomorrow, and forever.

Has any Latter-day Saint published a very detailed description of the day when they undertook Moroni 10:3-7's challenge and, as a result, had an extraordinary experience from the Holy Spirit that confirmed to them the authenticity of the Book of Mormon?

Note: when I say published, I mean published in any format (book, magazine, website/blog, YouTube video, podcast, etc). By very detailed, I mean ideally a decent amount of paragraphs just to describe the experience itself. And by extraordinary, I mean any kind of experience that cannot be easily explained away as a mere psychological phenomenon.

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  • @depperm Any of those formats would be fine. Even a YouTube video would be ok. Jul 8 at 22:12
  • @depperm - by very detailed, I mean ideally a decent amount of paragraphs just to describe the experience itself. And by extraordinary, I mean any kind of experience that cannot be easily explained away as a mere psychological phenomenon. Jul 8 at 22:17
  • see this answer bottom
    – depperm
    Jul 9 at 16:05
  • @depperm - actually that answer inspired me to ask this question :-). The problem with that that answer though is that the experience itself is not described with many details, the description is essentially "I immediately received a powerful, strong witness that he had indeed sent it to the Earth for that very purpose. Nothing can take that experience from me". What is meant by "powerful, strong witness"? Jul 9 at 16:19
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    @SpiritRealmInvestigator I am glad you seem to take a more rational approach to this subject than most. There are fragments of truth scattered among the various religions and nations of the earth; the greatest task would be to find the threads that unify the families of the world into a shared understanding of truth. It will not be arrived at without honesty and wholesome curiosity.
    – pygosceles
    Jul 11 at 20:33
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Many times. Although it is possible that the details they provide are not the details this questions specifically seeks.

One of my favorites is the account of Vincenzo di Francesca, who first read the Book of Mormon in 1910. His experience is recorded here, and was later made into a video here.

His experience was unusual in that he found the book on an ash heap and the introductory pages were missing. He came to a testimony of the truthfulness of the messages before (years later) finding out what the book was named or by whom it was published.

Another well-known account is that of Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857). He recorded his experience in gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon in his autobiography, and for those looking for a free source, a low-cost film telling the (highlights of) his story is available on YouTube here.

I provide a brief discussion of my own experiences on my channel here; though I share fewer details than I expect the OP is looking for.

The difficulty in putting into words a profound experience is explored by Boyd K. Packer (who was an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) here.

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