My favorite quotes about the power of the Scriptures
Linda S. Reeves
Coupled with prayer, the Book of Mormon carries the power to protect families, strengthen relationships, and give personal confidence before the Lord. (Protection from Pornography -- A Christ-Focused Home, General Conference, April 2014)
President Gordon B. Hinckley
Without reservation I promise you that if each of you will [read the Book of Mormon], regardless of how many times you previously may have read the Book of Mormon, there will come into your lives and into your homes an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord, a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to His commandments, and a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God. (A Testimony Vibrant and True, Ensign, August, 2005)
I hope that for you [reading the scriptures] will become something far more enjoyable than a duty; that, rather, it will become a love affair with the word of God. I promise you that as you read, your minds will be enlightened and your spirits will be lifted. At first it may seem tedious, but that will change into a wondrous experience with thoughts and words of things divine. (The Light Within You, General Conference, April 1995)
President Ezra Taft Benson
I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein.
1) The spirit of reverence will increase;
2) mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow.
3) The spirit of contention will depart.
4) Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom.
5) Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of
6) Righteousness will increase.
8) hope, and
9) charity – the pure love of Christ – will abound in our homes and
lives, bringing in their wake
11) joy, and
(The Book of Mormon -- Keystone of our Religion, General Conference, Nov. 1986, Quoting Marion G. Romney, numbers added)
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. (The Book of Mormon -- Keystone of our Religion, General Conference, Nov. 1986)
President Spencer W. Kimball
I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. If I immerse myself in the scriptures the distance narrows and the spirituality returns. I find myself loving more intensely those whom I must love with all my heart and mind and strength, and loving them more, I find it easier to abide their counsel. ... I find that all I need to do to increase my love for my Maker and the gospel and the Church and my brethren is to read the scriptures. (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, 135)
The Prophet Joseph Smith
The Book of Mormon [is] the most correct of any book on earth, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book. (History of the Church, 4:461)