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LDS Scriptures
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2010
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I have been using this for a couple of months at church and it works good. I use it on my Kindle it works good expecally in Sunday School where it is out of one book at a time and don't skip arround too much. Looking up book, chapter and verse is about the same as a traditional book, there are alot of other refrence materials in this collection. I also downloaded the PDF files for the Ensign and Gospel Principles manual from LDS.org. I converted Gospel Principles to Kindle format--Now I have my scriptures and all the study manuals in one place.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this thinking the price was right but I was shocked and dismayed to find in has NO table of contents, NO way to get from the beginning of Genesis to any other O.T. book, let alone jump to the New Testament or the Book of Mormon. Genesis 1 is page 30 of 45,518 pages. If by some psychic powers you would be able to guess what page you want, this is a bargain for you. For all others, stay away.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
These scriptures would have been just about perfect because of the extra manuals and resources, as well as the text to speech feature.

Not having cross referencing and not being able to see where you are at any given point - those are deal breakers for me.

The Blackberry version of the standard works has these missing features, it works on the Kindle, and it is free. The extra resources are available from lds.org, and will work on the Kindle.

I am looking forward to the time that the LDS eLibrary is up and running on Amazon again. It's available for other eDevices, just not the Kindle, for $14.95. Basically it's the same as this title (LDS Scriptures), but it includes all the hotlinks and references, and you know exactly where you are and what you are reading on any given screen. Apparently there was a problem with indexing on the newer Kindles, so understandably Amazon withdrew this excellent product. Fingers crossed the bugs can be worked out of it soon, as it will be the superior product by far.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
but it is OK. They are nice for reading, but not for studying, as there are NO cross references. All the other material is nice, and good to have. A bit too pricey. I think that it is probably the best set for Kindle. This set is not good for class. It is a lot faster to flip pages than to go through all the tables of content. That plus the slow refresh rate of the Kindle and how long it takes to move the cursor make navigating these scriptures a time consuming task.
It is nice to have as backup scriptures and a good resource to have, if my Kindle is with me, when not at church. It sure beats having a 'quad' in your backpack.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2011
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Those who have assembled this compilation have done a good job of making the best of the Kindle's navigational limitations. This is by far the nicest of the various sets of scriptures I've seen for the Kindle. Yes, it would be nice to be able to have hot-links to the scriptures references in the Topical Guide, Bible Dictionary, Guide to the Scriptures, etc... but, none of the others have that either. I appreciate having each topic in the Topical Guide, and Bible Dictionary on a new page.

Each book in the scriptures has a list of chapters across the top of the page. (easier navigation to the chapter you want). Each chapter has a list of the verse numbers across the top for quick movement to the desired verse. It works well, and I can get to a particular passage as quick as anyone using their quad.

I appreciate the inclusion of LDS Gems: Inspirational Quotes... listed alphabetically by topic. Some topics have several pages of quotes from General Authorities about that particular topic. With my Kindle in hand, I feel ready to give a Devotional or a 15 minute talk on almost any gospel topic with only a few moment's notice.

It irks me a little that they (whoever "they" is) chose to list Joseph Smith as the author, but I'll get over it. :-)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2010
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I purchased this set of books. It did lock up my Kindle, but after resetting it, there have been no problems. The only thing I don't like about this set is that the footnotes that are in the printed scriptures are not in this set.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2010
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When reading my scriptures everyday, these are great. I can make little notes and bookmarks and such which is awesome. However, when I'm in Sunday School or where ever I may be and I have multiple references, it's not easy to search to one specific location very easily. (At least, I haven't found out how to do it very easily.) The search feature is often overwhelming and the format of the search is weird (cumbersome). I would like to be able to jump from one 'book' to the next easier than trying to find the index and then click thru them all.

For instance, when I go for 3 Nephi 11, I can't just type that in or I get all 3's and Nephi's and 11's. I'd like to be able to even just type '3 Ne 11' and have it get me right to that page. Perhaps it's a limitation with the Kindle instead of the Scriptures themselves.

So, I won't say that they aren't useful, they are, and great for personal reading, but in a class room, you still need actual scriptures. :) (One more thing to carry! Whew!)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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What a great way to read the scriptures. As a family, we read every night. The kids were always losing their place with the paper medium. They love to pass the Kindle. And the there are the other resources that come with this package: so much for so little money.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2011
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I love it. Still wish they could somehow include footnotes but otherwise its wonderful. I love not lugging around my scriptures to church and if i'm waiting somewhere it's so nice to just open y kindle and read a couple of verses. Navigation is also easy once you know what you are doing!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2010
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To begin with, I have read the other reviews and comprehend that this kindle edition is the most navigable available. However, I attempted to use this edition at efy as a reference, and found it wanting. I am very slow at paper lookup compared to most, but am still faster at it than navigating the kindle edition.

Comparing lookup times with the touch/iphone version, it must be said that that version is much superior, mostly because of refresh rates, and touch speed. Because the kindle has it's screen, with all its flaws as well as benefits, the search mechanism needs to be optimised. If not, your best option for search is goto index (5 keypresses), page over and down to book (another 7-8 keypresses, if you hold down to get to the end of the index page more quickly), another few, maybe another 7-8 to get to the chapter link, and a few page-overs to get to the verse. Considering refresh rate, Not Optimal. Perhaps about 10-30 seconds longer than the slowest paper lookup. If you plan on using this as a reference rather than a read-through text, so you don't have to carry around your actual scriptures, go buy a touch instead.

also, the lack of cross referencing is a pain, although i'm sure it would take forever to create a fully hyperlinked set of scriptures and indices.
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