“In the earliest days, it took a tremendous amount of sacrifice on the part of Joseph Smith and others ... to have The Book of Mormon,” Turley said. “I worry that if members of the church don’t appreciate the sacrifices required to get The Book of Mormon to us today, they may also underappreciate the book’s intent and purpose.
“I think sometimes we take lightly what we get easily. I am disheartened to find copies gathering dust, copies tossed irreverently on the floor, places that seem to suggest their owners don’t know what they have. If they knew what they have, they would treat it with greater respect. If they understood how much sacrifice and labor went into bringing us The Book of Mormon, they would value and read it more. This is a story worth knowing.”
“How We Got The Book of Mormon" is available on DeseretBook.com and at LDS book retailers.
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