Life of Christ videos? There's an app for that

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 13 2011 11:35 p.m. MST

There are no LDS logos or taglines in the videos, and no LDS-oriented narration.

"We've intentionally kept these resources as accessible as possible, so anyone from any faith group could comfortably use them," Nielson said. "This really is a gift from the First Presidency – a gift of testimony of Jesus Christ."

The gift will eventually be available for other mobile app platforms ("We're working on it," said Rob Jex of the Curriculum Department, who was a product manager for the Bible Videos project. "They will be coming soon"). "In the meantime, the website was specifically designed to be mobile friendly and responsive to the various Internet enabled smartphones."

And it will be a gift that keeps on giving.

"Right now there are six videos on the website and the app," Nielson said. "But there are a total of 50 videos currently in various stages of editing. And next year, we hope to shoot 50 more, for a total of 100 New Testament videos."

As additional videos are added to the website, the app will be updated as well, with new videos and new elements to the map and other parts of the Explore section.

"The App Store will notify users when an update is available," Jex said. "And we will always post information about app updates on the website."

Everything is being done, Nielson said, to make the First Presidency's gift meaningful and useful for all those who desire to strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ.

email: jwalker@desnews.com

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