A Life-Changing Book
February 2012

“A Life-Changing Book,” Ensign, Feb. 2012, 70

Stories from Conference

A Life-Changing Book

President Henry B. Eyring

“It [the Book of Mormon] can draw you closer to God than any other book. It can change a life for the better. I urge you to do what a missionary companion of mine did. He had run away from home as a teenager, and someone had placed a Book of Mormon in a box he carried with him in his search for more happiness.

“Years passed. He moved from place to place across the world. He was alone and unhappy one day when he saw the box. The box was filled with things he had carried with him. At the bottom of the box, he found the Book of Mormon. He read the promise in it and tested it. He knew it was true. That witness changed his life. He found happiness beyond his fondest dreams.

“Your copy of the Book of Mormon may be hidden from your view by cares and attention to all you have accumulated in your journey. I plead with you to drink deeply and often from its pages. It has in it the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the only way home to God.”

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, “A Witness,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2011, 70–71.

Questions to ponder:

  • What in your life might be hiding your copy of the Book of Mormon from your view?

  • What can you do to improve your study of the Book of Mormon?

  • What lessons from the Book of Mormon have helped you change your life for the better?

Consider writing your thoughts in a journal or discussing them with others.