A video popped up on YouTube on the first day of the New Year entitled "What is the Book of Mormon?" This comes out from a group called The Book of Mormon Project (www.facebook.com/thebookofmormonproject). Here is the video below:
One of my favourite words from the video are near the end:
This Book is for the scholarly and the uneducated, the rich and the poor, the hopeful and the demotivated. This Book is for those who want to see a change in themselves and in the world.
I have seen the power that these words have in the lives of everyday people, like myself and those around me. When I was in grade 5 in primary school and only 10 years old, I gave a Book of Mormon to my teacher. I don't know what came of this, he sadly passed on in 2008, but I hope that he recognised the gesture and perhaps had a read through those pages. As my life moved on, I have had opportunities to share the Book of Mormon with others and to study it for myself. But when I was a missionary, I got to see this Book really change the lives of individuals and families for good, as I spent two years teaching from the Book of Mormon full-time. Some of these people have become some of my closest friends. It really is a "Another Testament of Jesus Christ".
And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins
2 Nephi 25:26