We love the Holy Bible. We read and cherish it as the word of God. When God restored His Church through the Prophet Joseph Smith, He also gave us additional scripture. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, like the Bible. It is an ancient record written many centuries ago and translated by the power of God. It testifies, as another witness with the Bible, that Jesus is the Christ.
We also publish a collection of revelations and inspired writings given through the Prophet Joseph Smith and his successors. This volume is the Doctrine and Covenants. We are grateful to have more of God’s word. It guides and blesses our families in these troubled times.
'I felt fortunate to attend the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, where I earned my PhD in ancient languages and religions. I was a professor there and eventually taught in universities throughout the Middle East. It was during this time that I found the Book of Mormon. I had read hundreds of ancient texts in multiple languages and I knew immediately that this was authentic—a derivative of the Middle East.
'Until then, my faith in Christ had been superficial while academics were paramount. But this book jolted me. Could it be that God spoke again? That He had called a prophet? That ancient Christianity had been renewed? I have come to know these things are true. It has brought me peace and clarity. I owe my faith to this book, The Book of Mormon.'
Professor Ghassan Salem