I first read the Book of Mormon as a teenager. I’ve read it many times since. I just finished reading a chapter while on my morning commute. I read from it every day (well, most days).
I read the Book of Mormon because I believe it is scripture. I believe it contains the words of God. The Book of Mormon is “another testament of Christ”, and, like the Bible, testifies of Jesus. It teaches the steps I need to take to be happy.
I love the words of Ezra Taft Benson, former US Secretary of Agriculture and President of the LDS church:
It is not just that the Book of Mormon teaches us truth, though it indeed does that. It is not just that the Book of Mormon bears testimony of Christ, though it indeed does that, too. But there is something more. There is a power in the book which will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin a serious study of the book. You will find greater power to resist temptation. You will find the power to avoid deception. You will find the power to stay on the strait and narrow path.
I read the Book of Mormon because it makes me feel better. It gives me confidence to tackle my daily challenges. It shows me how I can be a better husband, father, son, brother, leader, and colleague. In short, it teaches me to be a better person.
I’m grateful for the Book of Mormon.