Friday, January 10, 2020


I volunteer as the Executive Director of Book of Mormon Central. We have been unusually busy the last few months preparing for Come Follow Me 2020. The centerpiece of our effort is the new ScripturePlus mobile app. It offers multiple editions of the Latter-day Saint Standard Works enriched with videos, images, notes and commentary, narrative formatting, red-lettering, and speaker identification with many more content types in the pipeline. The iOS (Apple) version debuted on September 16, 2019 and the Android version on January 9, 2020. This is an ad we aired on KSL TV over the October General Conference weekend.

ScripturePlus is and always will be free of charge. You have to register with your email to get access to the enrichment material. Feedback so far has been overwhelmingly favorable.

Book of Mormon Central's mission is to build enduring faith in Jesus Christ by making the Book of Mormon accessible, comprehensible, and defensible to the entire world. In March, 2018, I took several Book of Mormon Central staffers to Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California. We visited with a number of Latter-day Saint Googlers and posed the question, "If you wanted to get many more people around the world cherishing the Book of Mormon, how would you do it?" Their consensus opinion was build an app. So, we built an app. We learned from some of the terrific Bible study apps on the market including Blue Letter Bible, gloBible, and especially YouVersion.

A little aside. Analyzing the powerful global impact of this unusually productive ecosystem:
I am impressed. These friends are very bright and very good. And, they play well together in the sand box. We as Latter-day Saints can learn a great deal from them. ScripturePlus is a huge step in the right direction.

ScripturePlus is now available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.