My New Years resolution this year was to read The Book of Mormon as many times as possible. Knowing that I can count on two hands all of the books I've probably ever read I knew this was a big challenge for me. I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover once in college and it took over a year. But two and half weeks in to the new year and I am already 1/3 the way through. I can't wait to keep going.
I love this book and I know it's true. I love how it works together with the Bible and it testifies of Jesus Christ and brings peace and joy to my soul. It prophesies of Christ before his coming and I know the things that it teaches are good. I love to read its counsel and pray and ponder and wonder about it. It helps me to be a better person.
Our Sunday school teacher asked us to email her our scripture study goals for the year and I shared my goal with her. She responded and asked me if I had ever read the book of Mormon in a week!?? I had never even had the thought to do that before. It made me wonder if that would be something I could ever do. With teaching seminary and two kids that I am raising during the day reading it in a week is not quite possible for me but I'm going to try my best to finish it before the month of January is over. Reading the book of Mormon this quickly is giving me a new perspective that I've never had. I love getting all of the storyline in a much quicker time. It's a beautiful book with a beautiful message about our Savior and I'm so grateful for it and what it teaches me.