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Gospel Library is the gospel study app of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The library includes the scriptures, general conference addresses, music, learning and teaching manuals, Church magazines, videos, audio recordings, gospel art, and more. Study, search, mark, and share this vast collection.

What's New

Version 4.3.0

IMPROVEMENTS
* Added quoted text for linked verses in the Notes section of the app.
* Standardize what text is shared when sharing a selection or full chapter
* Improved relevance of suggestions that appear when searching.
* Reduce catalog on initial app install
* Audio button now appears when you arrive to a chapter, whether or not you're scrolled to the top. It also appears when you toggle full screen mode. Previously, it was only possible to open the audio player from the top of the chapter.

FIXES
* Remove flicker/zoom animation in Notes
* Eliminate frozen launch screen
* Eliminate unexpected jumping to top of conference talks
* Audio now resumes where you left off

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

671 Ratings

671 Ratings

Wonderful content, but the “narrators” need to be fixed

Dijion801965

First off, I love the content and quick access. I only have one issue, and it’s with the computer generated narrators, they need to be changed. I listen to the Book of Mormon while commuting, and when I cannot sit down and read. I am not sure why the narrators were changed to synthesized speech but the synthesis is not fluid and lacks proper inflections.

Synthesized speech has been shown to reduce a persons ability to recall what was said (Ive noticed this with the new narration), this is due to people being used to normal human speech patterns and inflections, which a computer does not do. Synthesized speech is great for very short messages, not books.

Luckily I still have a copy of the original narration from several years ago.

Beautiful, moving in the right direction

aberrantartist

The new design of the app is much cleaner and in line with the Church’s overall “design brand”. Very clean and modern with beautiful images and illustrations and good navigation.

I think that it would be greatly improved by adding support for the different styluses such as the Google Pixelbook Pen or the Apple Pencil to be able to write notes in the margins like you can on paper scriptures. Also, it would be very helpful to be able to use these styluses in other parts of the app for writing.

Lastly some of the content could be structured better as it appears that it is just a digital copy of the physical books. With a digital book there is room to make improvements to the content layout and how it can be used. An example would be Preach My Gospel which could have updated content.

New formatting of Gospel Doctrine manuals is a problem

Early a.m. Singers

The new formatting of the Gospel Doctrine manual makes it much more difficult to use when teaching from an iPad. The special fonts and abundance of white space are beautiful but greatly decrease the percentage of the lesson that is visible at one time. Because teaching only permits an occasional glance at the device, it is essential that a person be able to see as much as possible at a time. Decreasing font size to allow seeing as much of the page as with the previous format makes the words themselves difficult to read.
Since the biggest challenge in teaching from a tablet is having only a tiny part of the lesson visible at a time, having that portion made even smaller is not a good trade-off for eye appeal.

Information

Seller
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Size
85.4 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Fiji, Filipino, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Thai, Tok Pisin, Tonga, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2018 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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