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As we were starting to review next week’s Come, Follow Me lesson tonight, my wife noticed that her copy of my New Testament study edition was missing the first four verses of Luke 1. Turns out the first three verses of Revelation 1 were missing as well.

Some digging around uncovered that the way I was extracting the verses (from the HTML the Church had sent me) was missing those particular verses because they were wrapped in an extra div. I hadn’t noticed it and wasn’t accounting for it. I should have caught it when I proofed the book before release, honestly, but I hadn’t considered missing verses as a possible error. (Hubris.)

Lulu generally doesn’t take returns, unfortunately, and they also don’t give me any contact information for customers, so what I’ve resorted to is updating the NT study edition page with an explanatory note and download links for the fixed pages. People with affected copies can print them out and insert them into their copy. It’s not ideal, but that’s how publishers often handle this kind of situation, and beyond that I’m not sure what else I can do. (Other than feel awful about the whole thing, of course.)

Book of Mormon reader’s edition 3.0

After far too long, the re-typeset print edition of the Book of Mormon reader’s edition is now available. You can download the PDF or purchase a perfect-bound paperback via Lulu.

There’s also a new spiral-bound wide margin edition. It’s basically the reparagraphed text of the reader’s edition in the wide margin style of the study edition.

Print editions of the D&C reader’s edition, the Pearl of Great Price reader’s edition, and Words of the Prophets are all still forthcoming. (I’m hoping to get to them soon.)

(Note: the EPUB and Kindle editions are still at version 2.1 since nothing changed.)

Scriptures in Google Docs

I’ve taken the Word edition of the Book of Mormon and have uploaded it to Google Docs, where people can then copy it to their local Google Drive and use it as a study aid (highlighting, comments, etc.):

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It also allows for some interesting collaborative scripture study possibilities.

The other volumes of scripture will be coming soon.