A Strong Commitment
“And can I leave this book with you for you to just peruse?
…I’ll just leave it here.”
This is somewhat of a lame invitation, and hopefully none that any missionary would really give. The missionary handbook Preach My Gospel explains why:
“The Book of Mormon is powerful evidence of the divinity of Christ. It is also proof of the Restoration through the Prophet Joseph Smith. An essential part of conversion is receiving a witness from the Holy Ghost that The Book of Mormon is true…. Have confidence that the Holy Ghost will testify to anyone who reads and ponders The Book of Mormon and asks God if it is true with a sincere heart, real intent, and faith in Christ. This witness of the Holy Ghost should be a central focus of your teaching.”
With a mantle like that, and the promise that those who pray in sincerity and faith will receive an answer (Moroni 10:3-5), no missionary worth his proverbial salt would leave such a weak invitation.