The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been hosting a social experiment on mormon.org. What happens when hundreds of people around the world are asked to read one page from the Book of Mormon?
The testimonies and experiences of those who have attempted this experiment are inspiring and can help each of us see the Book of Mormon in a new way. Here is a brief sampling. Read more uplifting testimonies on mormon.org.
"People believe god is not with them but he actually is."
—Gustavo, Maracay, Venezuela, Catholic
“I wasn’t really interested at first—I mean, I was hesitant. But as I read the page I started to see. When the page mentioned that disputations were of the devil, I felt a connection with it because I believe that, and as I read more I liked what I saw. Christianity somewhere over the past 2000 years has gotten lost because of all the disputations. But I can definitely see that this book speaks of good things and of Christ, and if it helps people do what is good, then the book is good. This is the doctrine we are trying to teach. How do I get the next page? I need to know what Christ says to do next.”
—Gamalieo, New York, Common Wealth of 12 Tribes
“My page talked about where God is and where we can find Him. I think it is important to find God, or whatever you call Him, in everyday life where you can see Him because it makes you treat people differently in a positive way. I don’t know why but I really felt God when I read this page.”
—Grace, Australia, Spiritual
“I can see a lot of similarities between what I read here and what I read in the Quran. I do not think the two are as different as many believe them to be. I think we actually believe very similar things. I felt good as I read it and as long as it is teaching people to be good to one another then I believe it to be good.”
—Nazam, United Kingdom, Muslim
“It was really cool. I had never read a religious book until today. I got to see what everyone is talking about and identify those words.”
—Katie, China, Agnostic
"God is more of a personal relationship. He resides with everyone. It should be a part of your relationship with others."
—Megan, HA, Spiritual