“New Products and Resources,” Ensign, May 2017
Here is a summary of new products and resources the Church has recently made available.
Scripture stories and coloring books. To encourage individual and family scripture study, the Church is releasing new scripture stories resources, beginning with a series of coloring books designed for children ages 2–8. Free PDF versions are on scripturestories.lds.org, and printed versions can be ordered at store.lds.org and at Distribution Services centers.
The coloring books will be translated into languages that have LDS editions of the scriptures. Translated versions will become available throughout 2017, starting with Spanish, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (traditional), German, Russian, and Italian.
Scriptures. The First Presidency has announced a new translation of the triple combination of the scriptures in French, available at écritures.lds.org and in the Gospel Library mobile app. The translation includes a minor wording change in one of the sacrament prayers. They also announced that a Croatian translation of the triple combination is available online. Printed editions of the triple combination in Croatian, Russian, and Icelandic have also recently been made available.
Help for families dealing with same-sex attraction. To help members respond sensitively and thoughtfully when they encounter same-sex attraction in their own families, among other Church members, or elsewhere, resources include the new site mormonandgay.lds.org and an updated Gospel Topic on same-sex attraction (in English), including frequently asked questions and Church teachings.
Updated Gospel Library app. The app, used by members worldwide to study the scriptures, conference talks, and other materials, recently released a major update for both iOS and Android. In version 4, study tools are more intuitive, features and functionality are more unified, and new video tutorials are available. Because all content is now annotatable, you can highlight, add comments to, link, tag, and organize all content into notebooks. You can annotate videos, scripture chapter headings and study helps, lists in various lesson manuals, hymns and Primary songs, and more.
Updated LDS Tools app. Version 3.2.0 of the LDS Tools mobile app makes it easier to attend the temple. Added features allow members to see their assigned temple, find the five nearest temples, contact a temple or learn when it is scheduled to close, and be reminded before their recommend expires.