Gospel Library 4+

Study the word of God

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Designed for iPad

    • Free

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Description

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 6.8.0

New audio experience
• Added support for Apple CarPlay.
• Simplified the audio mini-player.
• Changed the audio player to remain available while navigating throughout the app.
• Added an expanded state for the audio player (tap or pull upward on the mini-player).

Additional audio improvements
• Added the ability to control playback speed and other settings separately for spoken content and music.
• Added the ability to listen to study plans sequentially when they draw from multiple publications.
• Added Shuffle, Repeat, and Audio Type options in the expanded player.
• Added a Sleep Timer option in the expanded player for pausing audio after a set amount of time.
• Added an option in the expanded player to navigate to the currently-playing content.
• Added the ability to switch between music audio types (for example, Vocal or Accompaniment).
• Added the ability to rearrange or remove items from the audio queue.
• Improved stability for text-to-speech and general audio playback.

Other improvements
• Added spelling correction in Search.
• Added a way to mark previous study plan items complete by long-pressing on a reading segment.
• Added a Sign In Again option when a user is signed in but the session has expired.
• Added a new Help section (new help content will be added in a future release).
• Bug fixes and increased stability.

iOS 15 is no longer supported (Gospel Library 6.8.0 requires iOS 16 or newer).

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

cobra3 ,

Love Content, wish it had CarPlay

I love the access to so much inspired content. I use this app every day. If it wan’t for the content I would have given it a 3. My two biggest frustrations are. 1) It has a lot of problems downloading the audio files. This has happened on all of my devices. We live in the country and I travel around the world and often don’t have a signal, so when it will not let me download offline content, I miss out. I drive a lot, and don’t always have a signal. I would love it to work with CarPlay. Needing to look at your phone to choose content or change it is not safe, so then I just listen to something ells. If it worked with your car stereo, it would be a huge upgrade, especially if you could download all content for offline use. Third, I wish all of my tabs would be synced between devices.

Moroniman ,

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.

Sparky McMuffin ,

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?

App Privacy

The developer, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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