“I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” -Joseph Smith (History of the Church, 4:461.)

“In reading the Book of Mormon no one is ever doing something he shouldn’t be doing. Most of the time he would be doing probably the best thing he could possibly be doing. If it is not itself the best thing to be doing, it will quickly put you onto the best thing to be doing because it will have a direct effect on you. It will change you; it will work on you. It is a personal, intimate document. It will hit you. You can’t just read the Book of Mormon and nothing else. It immediately puts you on the high road to what you should be doing, like no other book. And it will lead you directly into a course of thought or a course of action of the greatest significance to yourself and to the world you live in. In other words, it will enable you to break loose as nothing else can.” – Hugh Nibley, Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 1, Lecture 1: Introduction

“the Book of Mormon should rank among the great achievements of American literature, but it has never been accorded the status it deserves.” – Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought

“The Book of Mormon has not been universally considered by its critics as one of those books that must be read in order to have an opinion of it.” – Thomas O’Dea

“Its narrative is a chronicle of nations long since gone. But in its descriptions of the problems of today’s society, it is as current as the morning newspaper and much more definitive, inspired, and inspiring concerning the solutions to those problems.” – Gordon B. Hinckley, The Power of the Book of Mormon