- How do I Log In to eBibleLesson?
- How do I download Lessons?
- How do I get downloads onto my mobile device?
- Can I read or listen to the Lesson without downloading?
- Which browser should I use?
- What is Concord Express?
- What’s new with In-Context?
- How do I navigate on a mobile device?
- How do I enlarge the type size onscreen or for printing?
- What Lessons are available?
- Is there a Bible Lesson app for my mobile device?
- How do I download the ePub to my computer?
- How do I read the ePub on my computer?
- How do I transfer the ePub from my computer to my mobile device?
- How can I download Lessons to my Kindle or Kindle Fire?
- How do I download and read the PDF Format?
- How do I print the PDF?
- Can I make the type size bigger in the PDF?
- What if I have problems with Adobe Acrobat?
MP3 Audio Help
- Will the MP3 Audio Format work on any device?
- How do I download the MP3 Audio Format to my computer?
- How do I download the MP3 Format directly to my mobile device?
- I’m having trouble streaming content on my mobile device. What should I do?
- Can I download the iPod Audio (m4a)?
Citation List Help
How do I Log In to eBibleLesson?
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There are three options that allow you to download:
- Option 1: As you’ve done before, look for the sidebar links to access all Lessons (for smartphone and tablet users, use the “More” tab to access sidebar content).
- Option 2: Click the Download Options button on any Lesson page for a drop down of format options (this process has not changed)
- Option 3 (NEW): Click the Download Lessons link in the top menu bar and view all download options for all Lessons (you can bookmark this page or add this page to your mobile device homescreen to have access to current downloads)
Depending on your device, browser, and settings, the downloaded file either will open automatically or be saved in a location you’ve selected on your computer. If you have trouble downloading a file on a computer you can try right-clicking (control + click on a Mac) on the item you want and choosing from the available menu options that appear.
First, make sure you have a good Internet connection. You should be able to download the eBook Format or PDF Format directly to your mobile device and use apps already installed to access the files. Most devices will not allow you to directly download an MP3 Audio Format, but you can still upload this format from your computer. We recommend that you first, download any format to your computer, and then transfer the MP3 to your device and sync as necessary. If you are having trouble downloading a PDF, ePub or mobi, you may need to press and hold your finger over the format you wish to download, rather than tapping it quickly. This press-and-hold should open a dialog box with further download instructions.
Yes, you can read the Full-Text or In-Context online or listen to the streaming audio online. Choose a Lesson, then either read on that page, click the Read In-Context button, or click play in the audio player to listen through your speakers or headphones. You can also visit the Listen page to listen to all available Lessons.
We recommend using the most up-to-date version of the Safari, Chrome, or Firefox browsers. Internet Explorer users occasionally have some downloading or display issues. If you have an older computer (around eight+ years old) you may want to ask a technical expert which browser is best for your model of computer.
Concord Express is a Christian Science study resource that provides the ability to search and read the King James Version of the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, other writings by Mary Baker Eddy, and the Christian Science Hymnal. All Bible Lesson citations are links that open up each citation as it appears in the respective book. When you click on a link, a new browser tab will open to Concord Express and you can read passages surrounding it. If you would like to conduct a search, use the Concord Express sidebar search or select Concord express in the “More” tab on mobile. Internet is required to utilize this feature.
In-Context has been redesigned to seamlessly work on mobile devices. Use the Previous and Next buttons to navigate between citations. Use the Citation list to navigate to a specific area of the Lesson. Citations are shown as highlighted text, but you may have to scroll on occasion to read the full citation. Be mindful of the arrows at the end of highlighted text where a citation may continue lower on the page. Internet is required to utilize this feature.
- Use the “Menu” tab to:
- Use the “More” tab to:
- The online audio player utilizes your smartphone’s default audio player, which can sometimes cover the entire screen while you listen
Choose a Lesson to view in Full-Text. To change the size of the type, click the three A’s in the first dark gray box under the audio bar. Repeatedly clicking these toggles the type size among the three pre-selected options. You can then read the lesson at the best type size for you or print it at this size by clicking the Print button next to the three A’s. You can also use your browser’s print option.
In addition to the current week’s lesson, the lessons for the three coming weeks and the previous week are available. You can use the “Choose a Lesson” option in the “Menu” or navigate using the right sidebar or “More” tab on mobile.
No, but you can add app-like icons to your mobile device home screen. Use your browser’s menu or share option and select “Add to home screen”.
- eBibleLesson.com offers unique mobile home screen icons for:
- The steps for adding a linked icon to your home screen depend on the device and the browser you are using. First, browse to the page you would like to link to.
- On Apple’s iPad/iPhone default Safari browser, tap the share icon and then select the “Add to Home Screen” option
- On Android devices, open the browser’s “Menu” options. Depending on the browser, you may have an option to “Add shortcut to home” directly from the menu or you may first need to bookmark the page.
- After bookmarking the page, navigate to your browser’s bookmarks via the “Menu” option, tap and hold the bookmark you would like to add to your home screen, and then select the add to home screen option.
- You can also edit the name displayed below the icon when you save it to your device’s home screen.
To download the ePub to your computer, first try simply selecting ePub in the Download Options menu. This will work with a variety of computer configurations. If it doesn’t produce a usable file, here’s what to do. (Note that the exact wording of what to select may vary depending on your browser and operating system.)
- On a PC: Right-click on the ePub option in the Download Options menu and select “Save.”
- On a Mac: Control-click on the ePub option in the Download Options menu and select “Save link as ...,” “Download linked file,” or “Download linked file as ...”
When downloading to a computer, be sure that “.epub” is file extension at the end of the file name. If it is “.txt” or “.zip,” simply change it to “.epub” so the file will work.
You need to download the ePub to you computer (see above) and have eReader software on your computer. A variety of software is available, some of it free. An easy-to-use plug-in is available for the Firefox browser; you can download it here. Once this plug-in is installed, your ePubs will open in it automatically when you download them to your computer.
This varies from device to device. Consult the instructions from the manufacturer of your mobile device.
To download issues to the Kindle or Kindle Fire, you'll need to email the Bible lesson from your personal email address to your Send-to-Kindle email address, following these steps:
Your amazon.com account:
- Log in to your Send-to-Kindle account at www.amazon.com/myk (this account is established if you've registered your Kindle).
- Click on the Settings tab, and scroll down to "Personal Document Settings." Your Send-to-Kindle email address will be listed here. Make a note of it.
- Then, scroll down below "Personal Document Settings" to "Approved Personal Document E-mail List." Your personal email address should be listed here. If it isn't, you can add it by clicking on the link "Add a new approved email address."
Your eBibleLesson.com account:
- Next, log in to your eBibleLesson.com account. Download a .mobi or .pdf of the Bible lesson you would like to send to your Kindle or Kindle Fire device.
Your personal email account:
- Log in to your personal email account and open a new blank message. Address the message to your Send-to-Kindle email address that you noted above. Attach the .mobi or .pdf Bible lesson you downloaded from eBibleLesson.com to the message and send it. It's ok to leave the subject line blank if you're sending a .mobi or .pdf, and you don't need to type any text in the message -- just send the Bible lesson. You can learn more about using your Send-to-Kindle email address here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201974220.
Your Kindle device:
- Power up your Kindle device, go to Settings, and connect it to a Wi-Fi network (be sure that Airplane Mode is turned off). The Bible lesson that you sent from your personal email account to your Send-to-Kindle email address will automatically download to your Kindle device. Just tap on the "house" icon to see it with your other books.
On a mobile device, select the PDF option in the Download Options menu on the eBibleLesson site. It should open automatically. If you have a PDF app installed, you may be prompted to open the PDF in that app.
On your computer, downloading the PDF to the desktop (or a folder), rather than opening it in the browser, is generally a good idea. It removes the need to wait for the browser to download each PDF page individually. To download a PDF, click the PDF option in the Download Options menu. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed (an optional application that works on both Mac and PC, download it for free), you’ll be asked where you want to save the file. You can save the file anywhere, but your desktop might be most convenient if you want to open it right away. After the file downloads, you can double-click to open it. Once opened, you can print using the application’s print functions. Adobe Acrobat Reader also allows you to highlight passages, make notes, etc.
With your computer and printer, you can print the PDF by selecting “Print” from the File menu. If your mobile device and printer have the proper software for wireless printing, you can print the Lesson from your mobile device.
You cannot change the actual type size within the PDF, but you can zoom in using zoom features provided by your browser or PDF reader application. In a browser, use the “View” menu to locate the zoom features. You also can use the Ctrl+ and Ctrl- key combinations to increase and decrease, respectively, the text size on PC; on a Mac, use Command+ and Command-. On a mobile device zoom is typically done by pinching in or out.
If you’re having problems with Adobe Acrobat or want to know more about its capabilities, please visit Adobe’s help pages.
Will the MP3 Audio Format work on any device?
Yes, the MP3 Audio Format is a universal file type that works on Mac, PC, Android, iOS, computer, tablet or smartphone.
Choose the MP3 Audio Format link in the Download Options menu. This will work with many browsers, but in some browsers the file will start to play instead of download. If this happens, then follow these steps:
- On a PC: Right-click on the desired audio option in the Download Options menu and select “Save.”
- On a Mac: Control-click on the desired audio option in the Download Options menu and select “Save link as ...,” “Download linked file,” or “Download linked file as ...”
Once the file is downloaded to your computer, you can move it to your desired location (for example, your iTunes library). Once downloaded, you can listen to this file without an Internet connection and without visiting eBibleLesson.com.
How do I download the MP3 Format directly to my mobile device?
iOS Instructions (Apple iPhone/iPad):
In order to download the MP3 Audio Lesson directly to your iPad or iPhone, you will first need to download a 3rd party app that supports this feature. Note: Safari and iTunes do not have built in support for downloading audio content directly from the web on iOS devices.
There are, however, a handful of apps that include built in browsers which support the download, storage, and audio play of MP3s and other files from the web. As there are many apps to choose from (e.g. free apps such as “FileMaster” and paid apps such as “GoodReader”), we’re unable to recommend or troubleshoot any one specific 3rd party application. We suggest reading reviews and learning about the features of each app before downloading.
Once you’ve selected a mobile app, follow the below instructions to begin:
- Download and Open the application
- Open the application’s built in web browser and enter "ebiblelesson.com" into the address bar.
- Log-in to the current lesson using your email address and password.
- Select the “Download Options” drop down and tap the "MP3 Audio Format". The browser will either present you with a download option or automatically begin the download.
- Once the file has downloaded, the MP3 Audio Lesson will be available via the "Downloads" folder within the application.
For quick access to eBibleLesson, many apps allow you to bookmark the "current-lesson" page as you would from Safari.
Android supports the download of web content, but to easily access downloaded content it is helpful to first download a file management application (e.g. “ES File Manager”, “File Manager HD”, etc.). These applications allow you to access downloaded MP3 content even when you are offline. Please note that we are unable to recommend or troubleshoot any one specific 3rd party application. We suggest reading reviews and learning about the features of each app before downloading.
Once you’ve selected and downloaded a file management application, follow the below steps to download and access the MP3 Audio Lesson.
- Open the default Android browser or Chrome browser and enter "ebiblelesson.com" into the address bar.
- Log-in to eBibleLesson and browse to the Lesson you wish to download.
- Select the “Download Options” drop down and tap the "MP3 Audio Format" option. You will be prompted to select an application to open the file with. Choose one of your installed browsers (such as the default Android browser or Chrome browser). The file will then begin to download automatically.
- Once the download is complete, open the file management application and navigate to the downloads folder to access the MP3 Audio Lesson.
If audio isn’t streaming, make sure you have a good Internet connection. For Android users, you may want to consider a different Internet browser app for your device, like Chrome or Firefox. Often this improves the audio experience.
Apple has discontinued support for creating this file type and there were device compatibility issues, and so we no longer offer it as a download option in eBibleLesson. The MP3 Audio Format, however, does work on all devices and platforms — Apple, PC, desktop, mobile device, etc. — and is included with your subscription.
How do I copy citations?
The Citation List includes all the citations included in a Lesson. This list can be copied and pasted into Concord, a software program that contains the complete text of the Bible and Science and Health. The Lesson can then be read in Concord, allowing the use of that program’s tools.
To get the list of citations, click the Citation List button for that Lesson in the righthand sidebar or “More” tab on mobile. Highlight the citations you would like to copy/paste and use your browser’s or device’s copy/paste commands.