Elder Holland gave a riveting sermon about the Book of Mormon in General Conference yesterday (Sunday, Oct 4, 2009). This talk will be quoted for a long time to come, and Elder Holland has quickly become a favorite for many LDS apologists. One notable quote among many:
For 179 years this book has been examined, and attacked. Denied and deconstructed. Targeted and torn apart, like perhaps no other book in modern religious history. Perhaps like no other book in any religious history, and still, it stands. Failed theories about its origins have been born, parroted and died. From Ethan Smith to Solomon Spalding, to deranged paranoid, to cunning genius. None of these frankly pathetic answers for this book has ever withstood examination, because there is no other answer than the one Joseph gave as its young, unlearned translator.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, General Conference talk, Oct. 4, 2009
Here is that sermon, which is better watched then read.