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Thousands Of Missionaries

"I have a vision of thousands of missionaries going into the mission field with hundreds of passages memorized from the BOOK OF MORMON so that they might feed the needs of a spiritually famished world."

—President Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference, Oct. 1988—


"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."

—James Bryce—


"Some have suffered death to make it possible for us to have the scriptures today. At times laws even prohibited the public or private reading of them. What a marvelous blessing we have to not only possess the most complete collection of scripture in history, but also to have the freedom to search and to use them!"

—Elder L. Lionel Kendrick—


"People as well as nations perish without scriptures. The scriptures are spiritual food for our spirit, which is just as important as physical food for our body."

—Elder L. Lionel Kendrick—


Spencer W. Kimball on Scripture Reading

"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."

("What I Hope You Will Teach My Grandchildren and All Others of the Youth of Zion," an address to Seminary and Institute personnel at Brigham Young University, 11 July 1966. See also: The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 135)


Harold B. Lee on Daily Scripture Reading:

"If we're not reading the scriptures daily, our testimonies are growing thinner, our spirituality isn't increasing in depth."

(Harold B. Lee, Seminar for Regional Representatives of the Council of the Twelve, Dec. 12, 1970.)


"Scriptures are Letters from Home. Can you imagine getting a letter from home and not even bothering to open it?"

—Ardeth Kapp, General Conference—


"Read scriptures daily. Your exact answer might not be in what you read that day, but the spirit is there—and in the spirit lies all answers."

—RS Supplemental lesson #1, 1989—