The Christmas Devotional 2018 is now available in the Gospel Library. Located in Jesus Christ/Christmas Devotionals/2018 Christmas Devotional.
The Gospel Library now has the YA Weekly which is written for and by young adults, Church leaders and experts on various topics that are relevant to young adults.
You will find the YA Weekly in the Young Adults section of the Gospel Library. There you will see “An introduction to the YA Weekly” which explains the purpose of the publication. At the end of the introduction, there is an invite to provide suggestions for future articles and stories.
The Citation Index is a fantastic research tool for gospel study and preparing talks and lessons. It is the brainchild of Richard Galbraith and Stephen Liddle, both faculty members at BYU. It started as a website with mobile apps following.
The Citation library consists of the scriptural standard works, general conferences, Journal of Discourses and its Topical Guide, and the Scriptural Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
The newest version (3.9.7) has added several great features. The most exciting is the option to open scriptures and talks in the Gospel Library instead of the Citation Index. This option is off by default.
To turn it on tap on Settings, the gear icon in the upper left-hand corner. Settings are only available in the top level of the Citation Index and Library tabs found at the bottom of the screen.
Another improvement is three of the search terms are easier to use – “All Words,” “Any Words,” and “Exact Phrase.”
The power of the app is the Lucene search engine. Examples of the search terms are found in the Help Section which can be located at Search tab/Show Options/How to Search.
The app is easy to use, and with the newest features, it has become even more accessible. If you haven’t used the app, download it and use it. I promise you will be well rewarded.
We have been blessed with technology to aid in our study of the gospel and to further His work. It is important that we use technology in ways that help with that work and will benefit us and our families in healthy and righteous ways. Below are two links to articles that provide suggestions in helping to accomplish the above.
Families Should Discuss How to Use Social Media in Righteous Ways
Family Safeguards for Using Technology
Also, if you have not read Elder Bednar’s talk, To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood, I suggest you take the time to read for further insight to the use of technology to hasten His work.
My article in MormonHub.com.