Monday, June 13, 2011
I love to read! My favorite stories tend to be fantasy books like Harry Potter and Fablehaven. Out of those two series you might not expect to hear that my all time favorite book that I have read over and over again, is The Book of Mormon. That is right, a religious book is my very favorite. Some might wonder what is so fascinating about it that you have to read it not only once, but numerous times? I will tell you. The reason why I read the Book of Mormon over and over again, is because it was made for me. The book was actually written for the Laminites (today known as the American Indians) but everything that was meant for them can be applied into my life today. I consider myself to be a normal women, married, with 3 children and running around doing all the things that a wife and mother would do. With all that is required from me and all the struggles that seem to be around us, I have questions and concerns and problems that occur, just like everyone else. So I turn to the Lord in prayer and ask my questions or tell him my concerns and problems. And you know how he answers me? Through the Book of Mormon. I will pray or even just be thinking on something and a few days later I am reading in the Book of Mormon and their is my answer. It comes so strongly and plainly I can't believe my name isn't right there in the text. I not only know that my Father in Heaven hears and answer prayers, I know that he does it through a true book of scripture, the Book of Mormon. There are many other reasons I love this book, like the amazing stories of good verses evil, love, betrayal, freedom, loss. The historical aspect alone of placing events in America with events in the old world is incredible. But those things pale in comparison with the realization that this book was written for me just as it was written for you.