The Book of Mormon: Our True Guide

Adapted from “The Book of Mormon as a Personal Guide,” Ensign, Sept. 2010, 4–6.


Henry B. Eyring

The Book of Mormon: Our True Guide

All of us feel a desire to return home to live with God. The Book of Mormon is our sure guide on the way home to God.

The Book of Mormon gives us the Savior’s example to increase our faith and determination to follow Him. The book is filled with the doctrine of Christ to guide us.

The book makes plain that we must receive the Holy Ghost to help us stay on the strait and narrow path. We are taught that we must pray always in the name of Christ, not fainting, and that if we do, we have this promise: “Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life” (2 Nephi 31:20).

The Book of Mormon gives us courage and comfort as Satan tries to tempt and discourage us on our way (see Mosiah 5:2).

Each time I read even a few lines in the Book of Mormon, I feel my testimony strengthened that the book is true, that Jesus is the Christ, that we can follow Him home, and that we can take those we love home with us. It has been for me the book of books. It is the word of God.

I pray that we will drink deeply and daily from it. I testify in the name of Jesus Christ that it is a true guide.

A Guide to Help Us Get Home

How would you feel if you were lost and didn’t know the way to get home to your family? President Eyring says the Book of Mormon is like a guide that helps us get back home to Heavenly Father.

Help the boy follow the path back home to Heavenly Father. First read 2 Nephi 31:10, 11, 20. Then write the correct verse under each picture along the path. You will use one of the verses twice.

scripture pathway(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Steve Kropp

Repent and be baptized. Verse _____________

Have bright hope. Verse ____________

Love God and all people. Verse _____________

Follow Jesus. Verse ___________