Accordance Blog

October 2014

Influential Leaders of the 20th Century

October 21, 2014 - — Leaders of Influence Enhance Your Teaching, Preaching and Personal Growth Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) and Stanley Horton (1916-2014) were born at the beginning of the twentieth century and served during years of intense social and religious change. Out of the crucible of day-to-day ministry, these servant leaders left a legacy of fierce biblical faithfulness, unyielding conviction, and genuine humility. They continue to inspire the leaders of today’s generation who follow in their footsteps. & ...

Have You Discovered Accordance Services?

October 20, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — If you haven’t discovered Accordance Services, you’re going to love this little gem of a utility. Note that this is a Mac-only utility; but don’t worry, Windows users. You will be able to access similar functionality in the upcoming Accordance 11 release. Accordance Services run through OS X’s Services, which you may or may not even know you have. The first thing to do is download Accordance Services. If you don’t already have them, download them from After you ...

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary & Atlas Sale

October 14, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — People often ask me what titles from my Accordance Library I use most often. I don’t know that I’ve ever given enough attention to the question for a definitively helpful list, but I do know two of the titles that would be in my top five: the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on the Old Testament (ZIBBCOT) and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on the New Testament (ZIBBCNT). I have lots of great commentaries in my Accordance Library. Some commentaries focus on literary and textual issues, some ...

Accordance 11 Collections (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #111)

October 09, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — In the latest Lighting the Lamp video podcast, Dr. J reviews the contents of the six new Accordance 11 Collections, describes the best use of each, and explains the new Custom Upgrade process. If you have trouble viewing the above video, go to

Custom Upgrades

October 08, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — With the release of Accordance 11 Collections, we’ve introduced a new Custom Upgrade procedure that makes certain you don’t accidently pay for titles that are already in your Accordance Library when you upgrade. This post will walk you step-by-step through the Custom Upgrade process. Any of the images can be enlarged by clicking on them. After going to the Accordance website, first make certain that you are logged in by clicking on the My Account link at the top right corner of the webpage. If you would like to see w ...

Halvor Ronning on Accordance

October 06, 2014 - Richard Mansfield — Halvor Ronning, Co-founder and Co-director at Home for Bible Translators and Scholars, Jerusalem, Inc., discusses his use of Accordance and why it is invaluable for Bible translation.