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#1 Chuck Schneider

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

One more week and I'll have been using Accordance for four whole years. When I include the iOS app, I have used Accordance nearly every single day since I made my first purchase. There were a few days in there, though, when I had to resort to paper texts and "tools" because it was unavoidable. :)
 
Using your software has, over time, ignited in me such an interest and an appreciation for the Scriptures that I've never experienced before. This fascination just grows and grows with time.
 
Thank you Accordance: your software has transformed my daily Bible study and devotionals in such a tremendously fulfilling way. I'm deeply grateful.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

I have been using Accordance just a little over four years. The learning curve was sorta steep at the beginning but now everything seems perfectly logical. There are so many areas where I appreciate Accordance:

 

1. It has made me a better student of the Scriptures with a desire to dig deeper because I can.

2. It has also provided me with a wide range of tools that can be used efficiently.

3. It is so versatile that it can be used in the study preparation but also in the classroom. 

4. It goes with me everywhere on my iPhone and iPad.

5. It has some graphical tools that can easily illustrate topography of the Bible lands.

6. It is affordable and can be expanded.

7. It has features that I am still discovering four years later!


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:43 AM

I agree with you both about the way Accordance transforms Bible reading and study.  

 

Realistically, how many people, with a hard copy of the Bible in front of them, take the time to look up the references included?  How many will take the time to find out where the place mentioned in the text is located using the maps in the back?  And how many will drag out a Bible dictionary to try to figure out who that obscure person is to whom the text is referring?  Because all this stuff is very quickly available in Acordance, we don't have to have a huge block of time to pursue all these things.  Accordance enables us to make the most of our study and reading time.  I've been using it for nearly 10 years and I'm still learning.  It's a wonderful and powerful tool.  I would give up my dishwasher before I'd give up Accordance (and I really don't particularly love doing dishes).

 

Thanks for starting the thread, Chuck.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

I just can't express to you all just how encouraging posts like this are to us. It is the nature of the software business to sow seed in places where we rarely see the harvest, just as it is in the Kingdom itself. When users like you express their thanks, we are grateful. At the same time, we are reminded of just how many more people may share your feelings, but not think to express it [or have a way to].

 

Thanks for taking time from your busy schedules to encourage us. We appreciate it.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

I started using Accordance just over a year ago. I inquired about the program as a blogger/reviewer and they have made a (happy) customer out of me.

 

You know, it's sort of like the college kid away from school who is much more likely to call her or his parents when in trouble, needing something, etc. It doesn't mean he or she loves them any less, but that student may not think to call just to say things are going great.


Same dynamic is at play with the forums, I think. So, yes, I will echo my appreciation for Accordance and how easy it makes studying the Bible (and other texts), preparing sermons, etc. 


Thank you!!!


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:41 AM

I haven't used Accordance as long as many of you, but I can't imagine being without it now. As a lay teacher of an adult Sunday School class of around 70, I turn to Accordance to assist in weekly lesson preparation. So I too thank you for a fine product. I also commend you on a strong Christian stance.

 

Soli Deo Gloria,

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#7 Chuck Schneider

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Posted Yesterday, 12:17 PM

Well, it's five years now and I still feel the same way. :)

 

Over the years, I've spent a small fortune on the various tools and texts, but I'm sincerely grateful to Oaktree for this product.

 

I'm pretty sure that I have not missed a single day of using Accordance this last year. I just love the software and what it has made possible for me.

 

Thanks again for an inspiring and fascinating year!

 


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Posted Today, 08:29 AM

Chuck –  We've spend a small fortune here, too, as we now have two licenses (two desktops, two laptops, two iPads, two iPhones).  

 

The advantages of having Accordance has been made plain to us again this fall.  We're auditing a basic Hebrew class at a local Christian college.  While the young people are struggling with an online interlinear, we have a better one in Accordance, one that makes all the info readily available without having to leave a starter screen online and then navigate back.  Built-in lexicons and grammatical helps.  It's wonderful.

 

I, too, never go a day without using Accordance.  No regrets.  I've been at it nearly 11 years.


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Posted Today, 06:06 PM

I am a newbie but am appreciative of the program, the forum and the stellar support!


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Posted Today, 09:12 PM

I have been using it since 1994 when it was known as MacBible 3.0.... It has grown into a powerful program and has been a blessing to me for many many years.

 

-Dan


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Posted Today, 10:32 PM

Clarification:

Accordance never was MacBible. It was developed from scratch with entirely new code, by the same genius who developed ThePerfectWord in the 1980's. Zondervan bought out ThePerfectWord and turned it into MacBible. Accordance was a new independent venture in the early 1990's and owed nothing to MacBible except the experience gained while developing and marketing ThePerfectWord.


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