366 Days of the Book of Mormon Challenge Recap

I have enjoyed reading through a bit of the Book of Mormon each day. Seeing as how I do a deeper study of other scriptures as well, it felt good to continue to at least read the words of the Book of Mormon each day. I do believe that it is the greatest book of all time. However, as I have read through these verses each day, I have come to understand that while this has helped me complete a goal of reading the Book of Mormon in its entirety this year, it has not helped me to study the words of the Book of Mormon.

President Howard W. Hunter stated, “There are some who read to a schedule of a number of pages or a set number of chapters each day or week. This may be perfectly justifiable and may be enjoyable if one is reading for pleasure, but it does not constitute meaningful study. It is better to have a set amount of time to give scriptural study each day than to have a set amount of chapters to read. Sometimes we find that the study of a single verse will occupy the whole time.” (“Reading the Scriptures,” Ensign, Nov. 1979, 64.)

I encourage each of my readers to take the next step in truly studying the scriptures, by setting aside an amount of time to make a more in depth study as opposed to reading a certain number of pages each day. If, however, you are still interested in reading some verses each day to read for the spirit of reading the Book of Mormon, you are welcome to use this challenge (366 Days of the Book of Mormon) and begin again from my archived posts (see January 1, 2015).

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