I've been reading these books out of curiosity and hunger. They don't seem to have the anointing The Holy Bible does, especially the anointing of the New Testament. So I give them three stars because they have some good messages, but aren't as powerful to me like The New Testament. I've been studying New Testament Scriptures for at least 11 years as well. I consider myself to be very versed and knowledgeable in them.
Mormons where I live make a very, very common practice of having lots of babies and kids. We are running out of resources, like water and land in some places and coming from the outside of this faith, that seems very selfish and self centered to me. My nieghbors are Mormons and I love them and like talking to them and will do just about anything for them but the religious practice of this group in general leads me to believe that the family is one of thier idols and thier focus is not fully on Jesus Christ.
Also, see Galations 5:19-21 (New Testament), which deals with the works of the flesh. I can sense and see some of these characteristics mentioned in Galations, consistently in most Mormon people I see in my everyday life. That also leads me to believe that if this group follows The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price as thier primary set of authoritive scriptures, then these books seem not to be all of Divine origin. They lack the true Divine power to change someone. Any truth or power that they claim about their faith, seems to be just a strong human feeling that's come over them. If it really is all of Divine origin, the Mormons present thier faith to me in many ways that seem to contradict, twist, and add things to God's original scriptures (the Old and New Testaments). It makes me really question these books and Joseph Smith's validity and I even started reading about the Mormon faith and reading these books with an open mind and willingness to accept it all.