More New Stuff! Devotionals
One of my favorite new features of Accordance 9.3 is the new Daily Readings feature. Simply choose a devotional or daily reading plan in the Read section of the new Assistant window or from the Daily Reading submenu of the Window menu. Accordance will then open a new workspace showing the current day's reading or devotion, along with all the relevant passages of Scripture. It's simple, intuitive, and convenient. And when you're done with that day's reading, you can just close the entire workspace and get back to whatever else you were working on.
You can even set Accordance to open with the daily reading. Just go to the General Settings of the Preferences and choose Daily Reading from the Startup pop-up menu. You can set which Devotional opens by default in the Assistant/Search All settings of the Preferences.
The new Daily Reading feature can be used with devotionals we've had available for a long time, such as Daily Readings, Spurgeon's Morning and Evening and Faith’s Checkbook, Bagster’s Daily Light on the Daily Path, Blackaby’s Experiencing God Day by Day, and Cowman’s Streams in the Desert. Yet to help you enjoy this feature even more, we're making several new devotionals and reading plans available today. These include My Daily Meditation For The Circling Year by J. H. Jowett, Daily Strength for Daily Needs by Mary Wilder Tileston, Days of Heaven Upon Earth by A. B. Simpson, and a bundle of two month-long devotionals by John R. MacDuff, The Faithful Promiser and The Words of Jesus.
We've also split our Daily Readings module, which included two distinct Bible reading plans, into two separate modules (Devotional Readings and Chronological Readings) so that each plan can be used with the new daily reading feature. If you own Daily Readings, you can get the new modules through Check for Updates.
Finally, we've added the popular Bible reading plan of Robert Murray M’Cheyne, which comes in two modules: one for Family worship and one for "secret" (that is, private) devotions.
I've personally been impressed with the depth and insight offered by each of these new devotionals. They're perfect for those of us who need a spiritual shot in the arm each day. Best of all, they're just ten dollars apiece, and they can all be downloaded through Easy Install.