What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
Somebody has put together a website for what they’ve termed NaBoMoReMo (National Book of Mormon Reading Month). The idea is to encourage people to read the Book of Mormon in its entirety during the month of December (thanks to Ben for spreading the word).
LDS faithful will no doubt recall President Hinckley’s challenge two years ago. While his challenge allotted three months for the exercise, NaBoMoReMo encourages people to read the book in one month’s time.
Pres. Hinckley extended a promise with his challenge, that I’m sure would apply to any reading of the Book of Mormon. The promise stipulated three blessings:
- There will come into your lives and into your homes an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord
- A strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to His commandments
- A stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God
I look forward to reading the book straight through, one of the methods Elder Bednar proposed in February for drinking from the living waters.
Care to join me?