Learning to Love the Book of Mormon is not a commentary that contains Michael Preece’s opinions, ideas, and interpretations about the book. Rather, it is a comprehensive collection of our Church scholars’ investigations. I have, generally, tried to exclude from this commentary those concepts that most of us already understand. I have endeavored to include only materials that enrich your understandings of the book and render this book of scripture simply more understandable and more exciting.
Utilizing our church scholars’ writings on the Doctrine and Covenants to produce a rather comprehensive verse commentary, just as I did with Learning to Love the Book of Mormon. So, again, the verse commentary feature of this book is taken from the work of our specialist Church scholars, and they are not my own personal interpretations.
My resources for this book have been largely the scriptures and the “homily”—the writings of our Church brethren in this dispensation and the writings of our Church scholars. In general I tried to begin with the most basic and fundamental doctrines and then build upon those in order to come to easily understand our more advanced doctrines.
Initally written for the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the London South Mission.
If you are a full-time missionary, please keep in mind you are authorized to teach the basic doctrinal principles of the Church, but you are not expected to know all the answers. Always be willing to say, “I don’t know the answer to that, but I’ll be happy to find out for you.”