Although originally published in 1999, the physical copy of this book was recently re-released from Deseret Book Company in Salt Lake City, UT and is now available from Deseret Book or your local LDS bookstore. Full time LDS missionaries have used the printed version of The Pocket Reference Book for Missionaries for the past 15 years as a useful tool to help bring people closer to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Now for the first time, this book is available in eBook form. As the subtitle indicates, this pocket book is useful for anyone who is giving a lesson or talk and needs a quick reference to a certain gospel topic. The book includes hundreds of topics listed in alphabetical order and is easily accessible from the eBook’s table of contents.
The concept of the book is great but I found many of the answers to the general questions to be contextual and the approach outdated. I think using the scripture dictionary and topical guide found in the LDS scriptures would be more useful for quick reference than this.
There were several great information but as a whole I don't see it being an effective reference tool in the mission field today. Even the brief overview of world religion didn't excite me because I feel it would give the young reader a stereotypical view of the religion it summarized.
I wouldn't pack this in my son's missionary suitcase.