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Policies and Announcements: Book of Mormon Placements

TitlePolicies and Announcements: Book of Mormon Placements
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1985
Secondary AuthorsEnsign Staff
Issue Number11
Date PublishedNovember 1985
KeywordsMissionary Work

Directs members to do all they can to distribute copies of the Book of Mormon among non-members by directly giving them as gifts, through the family-to-family program, or offering them in public places.


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Book of Mormon Placements.

The Book of Mormon has great converting power. All members of the Church should be anxious to participate in selling at cost or placing the book with those who are not yet members of the Church. Priesthood leaders and members are encouraged to distribute the Book of Mormon through every honorable means so that more nonmembers can be exposed to this sacred volume of scripture. Members have been very resourceful in developing their own means to place the Book of Mormon and should be encouraged to do so. Some of the more common means of distribution are—

  1. Direct gifts from a member to a nonmember friend (perhaps for a birthday, anniversary, holiday, graduation, or other special occasion)
  2. The family-to-family Book of Mormon program
  3. Placement in libraries
  4. Display at fairs, exhibits, visitors’ centers, firesides, and other hosted events
  5. Placement in hotels, motels, professional offices, commercial book stores, transportation centers (bus, train, or airline terminals), or other public places. All such placements should be with the permission of the owner or proprietor.

Seventies quorums and stake missions may be assigned to supervise and promote the distribution of the Book of Mormon in their area.