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What is the Resource Guide?
As you read along in your Bible in the main widow of The Bible Study App, the Resource Guide in the split window follows along, looking in your library for any information that is relevant to your reading. As you scroll or change scripture references the Resource Guide will stay in sync looking to all of your study resources making for a powerful and easy to use study tool.
Your Very Own Research Assistant
Think of the Resource Guide as your own personal research assistant. If you were reading about Paul’s first missionary journey in Acts 13, your research assistant has a map of Paul’s journey, cross references to passages in Paul’s letters written to the churches he founded, charts that give an overview of Paul’s life, and all sorts of other resources. You didn’t have to do anything, in fact, you didn’t even have to ask. All of the work was already done by your personal research assistant, the Resource Guide.
The configuration of the Resource Guide is also customizable. To access the options for customizing the Resource Guide tap on the double arrow button (double gear for Android) in the upper right corner. You will then see the various options for customizing the different sections in the Resource Guide.
What types of resources work with the Resource Guide?
The Resource Guide is ‘verse driven’ which means that the Bible passage that is open in the main window directs references in the Resource Guide. Not every resource is verse driven but some examples of verse driven resources are:
- Articles on people, places, and other topics
- Study Bible notes
- Introductions to books of the Bible
- Cross references
For more information about the Resource Guide or other App features check out our Help Center.
A few weeks ago we mentioned there were some new features upcoming for the iOS and we’re pleased to announce they are now here! Two features in particular had been requested by many of our faithful users and so if you’ve upgraded to the 5.3.2 release for iOS here’s how they work. We will also be releasing updates for Windows Desktop and Android versions of The Bible Study App soon!
BUILT IN DICTIONARY LOOK UP
With the new dictionary look up option getting a definition is easy. Simply tap and hold on a word. You’ll then tap on ‘Define’ in the toolbar and the word definition will pop up.
In prior versions of The Bible Study App it was only possible to highlight one verse at a time. Now you can highlight as many as you’d like. First click on the verse number where you’d like to start your highlight. Then tap ‘Highlight’.
Then use the arrows to indicate the verse range you want to highlight and tap your desired highlight color.
When you highlight this way your highlights transfer between whatever your version your using.
Did you know there are two different styles of navigation to get you to book, chapter, and verse in The Bible Study App?
The List View orders the books by category: Pentateuch, History, Poetry, Prophets, Gospels, Epistles, Revelation
The Grid View orders books by Old Testament and New Testament
For some mobile devices it may not be obvious how to change between the two views. Here’s how to switch between the two (using an ipad as an example):
Tap the ‘Go To’ button. iOS currently defaults to ‘List View. Drag the list downward and you’ll see two buttons next to the search bar. Now click on the button closest to the search bar to change to the grid view.