Jesus Christ is the central figure of the Book of Mormon.
The purpose of this inspired book of scripture is to testify and teach of Him, and it does this quite thoroughly--referring to our Savior, Jesus Christ once every 1.7 verses.
Of course, the beauty and power of the Book of Mormon is found in more than the quantity of references to the Savior. The concepts and truths taught about Christ in this book are profound and life-changing for all who diligently seek confirmation of its teachings.
In my personal study of the Book of Mormon this year, I have made an effort to highlight all references to Jesus Christ, but He is mentioned so often, that I have found highlighting each and every reference to be quite a daunting task.
Luckily, someone else has already combed through the text of the Book of Mormon and listed some astonishing statistical information about the number of times Christ is mentioned in the Book of Mormon.
Here is a link to her article and an excerpt:
"Being aware of the number of references to Christ, having an understanding of the meanings for each name, and knowing when his influence can be greatest upon the earth can inspire reverential awe for our Savior. The witness of his divinity, however, must come personally to each of us—we cannot rely exclusively on the testimonies of others. The conviction that Jesus is the Christ occurs only when God, the Eternal Father, manifests the truth of it “by the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Moro. 10:4.) To the prayerful and the sincere, the Book of Mormon bears a powerful testimony that “Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God.”
Table 1 Average Number of References to Christ’s Name Per Verse of the Book of Mormon
Table 2 Names for Jesus Christ as Found in the Book of Mormon