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.
• Added ability to view a full chapter in the sidebar, for links to a full chapter.
• Added link to a user guide in Settings.
• Fixed crash when listening to hymns.
• Fixed issue that prevented study plan notifications from working reliably.
• Fixed issue where notes didn't always update in the sidebar after editing.
Ratings and Reviews
Having multiple copies of Book of Mormon
Many people like to have several copies of the Book of Mormon so they can have different themes in each book. For example, David A. Bednar has tons of different copies of the Book of Mormon with each one having a different Christlike attribute as a theme. This is his way of working on and attaining Christlike attributes. However, we cannot do this in gospel library. On your account, you only have one copy and if you make a mark in it, it will be like that forever until you change it. I would love to be able to organize many copies of the Book of Mormon into different themes and give each one my own personal title. So I could have a section in gospel library with 8, 14, or 100 copies all with a separate title that I gave it, separate markings, separate notes, separate everything. Then I could always create a new copy of the Book of Mormon that was completely blank. I could name that one charity. Then I could only mark in pink everything about charity without having to delete past markings and stuff. That would be awesome! Also, you could have a notebook that showed all your notes and markings in every book as well as separate notebooks for each one. This is a very important feature! I would love to chat to go over this with you! Please please please! Thank you!
Why did you make the new font so ugly?
The thing I liked best about using this app to study over my hard copy of the scriptures was the experience I had when scrolling through the text. The last font, spacing and layout was very well done from an aesthetic point of view. It was pleasing to the eyes and made for not only a great tool but also a pleasing experience. Now the text is small and harsh and goes to the far extreme of both sides of the screen (where are the margins?). Yes it provides more content on one page but that content is too small and difficult to use. Yes you can manually change the size of the text in tools but that only works for that one chapter. You have to repeat the process every time you advance a chapter. The irony is when you pull up the footnotes they are in the old font and size while the main text is in the new aesthetically challenged font. It makes me want to read only the footnotes. Why can’t we have the best of all worlds, more info, pleasing aesthetics, pleasing font and for heavens sake some margins. All I know is that my study was more rewarding and spiritually focused in the last version. Isn’t that what we are striving for?
I look forward to an improvement in the next version. That or let those who want revert back to the old way or at least have that option.
Disappointing Search Issues
I’ll leave my original review as it stands. I fixed the search results. When you type a search keyword, the results that pop up are as I stated: hymns, topical guide, and dictionary. However, if you tap on return, the true search completes. This pop up info is what has been introduced with this version. Changing app behavior like this is incredibly confusing. The release notes don’t even address this change in behavior. I find this change in search behavior more complicated and less intuitive than before because the new contextual shortcuts appear to be search results. I can’t be the only person confused by this change.
I don’t care about the GUI update. Search has either been severely hampered, or it’s broken. I have come to rely on the power of this app to find all references to a keyword in every downloaded document on my device. Now search only shows results for hymns, topical guide, and bible dictionary, or it shows results for articles not downloaded yet, but it shows NO RESULTS for scriptures. This is stepping us back over ten years, which is how long it’s been since I used the Topical Guide to find a scripture. Surely, search isn’t meant to be this useless now?
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.