Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Book that is Changing My Life

There is a book that has captured the attention of many members of our faith.

I have been invited by several people to read it.  "It has changed my life!"  "If you read it, you will never be the same!"  "This book will make you understand your purpose and prepare you for the Second Coming."  "It is the most amazing book you will ever read!"

Interestingly, it is not a book that has been written by a prophet.

The book is not scripture.

In fact, to my knowledge, the person who wrote the book is not the person who experienced the events first hand.

Though my feelings have been relatively neutral about the book, I have not yet read it.

However, there is a book out there that I am currently reading that is changing my life.  It is a book that, as I read from it's pages, never leaves me the same.  This same book helps me more deeply know my purpose and I prepare to one day kneel at the Savior's feet.  It is, without question, the most. amazing. book. I have ever read.

That book of which I speak is The Book of Mormon - another testament of Jesus Christ.

Concerning this record the Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.”

As far as I'm concerned, that's enough to capture my attention for the rest of my life!

1 comment:

  1. I must have missed this post but I think I know which book you speak of. I even subconsciously changed the title to what I thought it should be... I read it and felt awful for a week, not a good feeling after. I made some non-favorable comments on Amazon about it. Even bantered back and forth on there with someone who handed it out to people like it was scripture. My thoughts exactly!