President Hinckley issued a challenge to the world in the August issue of the Ensign and through a letter to all wards and stakes. His challenge was for everyone to read or reread the Book of Mormon.
I offer a challenge to members of the Church throughout the world and to our friends everywhere to read or reread the Book of Mormon.
Nowhere in this sentence does he give timeframe or suggest that the challenge consist of reading a specific amount each day. Later on in his message, does point out the following:
If you will read a bit more than one and one-half chapters a day, you will be able to finish the book before the end of this year.
It is not clear, however, that this information is strictly part of the challenge or simply FYI.
So, strictly speaking, I guess I am meeting President Hinckley’s challenge after all. Nevertheless, I didn’t stop reading the Book of Mormon and start over; I simply kept going where I was already.