It is not sufficient that the Book of Mormon be [just physically] in our homes; its principles must be captured in our minds and hearts. Through consistent reading, prayerful pondering, and conscientious application, its teachings will become an essential part of the fabric of our lives.
What does the Book of Mormon mean to you? Has it been a source of inspiration and power in your life? Will it continue to be?
If you have not yet drunk deeply from this fountain of pure truth, with all of my soul I encourage you to do so now. Don’t let the consistent study of the Book of Mormon be one of the things that you intend to do but never quite accomplish. Begin today.
I bear witness that it can become a personal ‘Urim and Thummim’ in your life” (“The Power of the Book of Mormon in My Life,” Ensign, Oct. 1984, 11)
Elder Scott’s Suggested Readings:
Benson, Ezra Taft. “The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God.” Ensign, May 1975, p. 63.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Joseph Smith: Prophet to Our Generation.” Ensign, Nov.1981, p. 61.
Faust, James E. “The Keystone of Our Religion.” Ensign, Nov. 1983, p. 9.
Hinckley, Gordon B. “An Angel from on High, the Long, Long Silence Broke.”Ensign, Nov. 1979, p. 7.
Hinckley, Gordon B. “Praise to the Man.” Ensign, Aug. 1983, p. 2.
McConkie, Bruce R. “This Generation Shall Have My Word through You.”Ensign, June 1980, p. 54.
McConkie, Bruce R. “What Think Ye of the Book of Mormon?” Ensign, Nov.1983, p. 72.
Packer, Boyd K. “Scriptures.” Ensign, Nov. 1982, p. 51.
Petersen, Mark E. “It Was a Miracle!” Ensign, Nov. 1977, p. 11.
Petersen, Mark E. “Evidence of Things Not Seen.” Ensign, May 1978, p. 61.
Petersen, Mark E. “The Last Words of Moroni.” Ensign, Nov. 1978, p. 57.
Romney, Marion G. “The Book of Mormon.” Ensign, May 1980, p. 65.
Tanner, N. Eldon. “The Inevitable Choice.” Ensign, Sept. 1977, p. 2.
“The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, Dec. 1983, p. 31.
“Testimonies of the Book of Mormon.” Ensign, Dec. 1983, p. 6.