Accordance Blog

June 2018

Refresh and Refocus Your Comparative Studies

June 19, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Do you only read titles from your own faith tradition, or do you ever venture out to understand how others express their beliefs? Accordance users are a very diverse group, and we try to equip everyone with important resources for study and discussion. This week we’re celebrating the many different traditions and interests among our customers by inviting everyone to “Refresh Your Comparative Studies.” We begin with the release of two major Seventh-day Adventist bundles from Andrews University Press and the Ellen G. White Estate--all at ...

The Accordance Advantage (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #166)

June 18, 2018 - Timothy Jenney — Bible Software users have a long history of switching to Accordance. They have given us multiple reasons for it over the years: they’ve switched to a platform their old software doesn’t support, they want more resources, or additional software features, or better customer support, or a smartphone app that doesn’t require internet access to work. Some have gotten weary of repurchasing the same resources every time they upgrade; others are forced to switch because their old software has been discontinued. Happily, once people use Accordance, ...

New! Seventh-day Adventist Bundles

June 18, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — We are pleased to announce the release of two major bundles of Seventh-day Adventist materials for the Accordance Bible Software Library. The Seventh-day Adventist Church traces its denominational roots to mid 18th century America but has become an international and ethnically diverse Christian presence in today's world. The Ellen G. White Estate Bundle allows the reader to go to the very roots of the movement, and the Andrews University Press Essentials Bundle provides an excellent survey of contemporary SDA thought. These works are perfect ...

Update! Accordance 12.2.7 Arrives with BibleWorks-Friendly Features

June 15, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance 12.2.7 (Windows/Mac) delivers all-new features with BibleWorks users in mind, but we believe all Accordance users will appreciate them, too! Accordance Bible Software will now import BibleWorks notes, and the new Live Click feature will completely change the way you study the Bible! Every feature shown in this fast-paced video is brand new to Accordance Bible Software. You may need to pause the video at times to take in the examples shown. In the coming weeks, we will go into much greater detail on each new feature in our Lighting ...

Refresh Your Perspectives on Biblical Truths

June 11, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — When we think of our core beliefs, do we believe them because that’s what we were told by our parents, our pastor, or a well-liked teacher? Or have we developed our beliefs because we’ve studied the issues ourselves? Our beliefs—our faith itself—becomes real when we’ve wrestled with an issue, when we’ve examined the Scriptures and been willing to weigh differing points of view. That’s the approach of the Perspectives series, new this week for the Accordance Library. This multivolume work brings together leading scholars to debate some of the ...

New! Perspectives Series from B&H (14 volumes)

June 11, 2018 - Richard Mansfield — New for the Accordance Library, the 14-volume Perspectives series from B&H Publishing brings together leading scholars to debate some of the most challenging issues in biblical studies, theology, and pastoral ministry. Click/tap on images below for a larger view of sample Perspectives content. If you’re familiar with similar series, such as Counterpoints from Zondervan or Spectrum from IVP, then you already know the format. A debatable subject—usually doctrinal—or a difficult question is addressed by panel of experts on the subject. None ...

BibleWorks Crossover Packages

June 04, 2018 - Accordance Bible Software — Accordance Bible Software runs natively on Windows, Macintosh, Android, and iOS. We were saddened to hear late last week that BibleWorks will cease commercial operations on June 15. BibleWorks and Accordance were both launched in the early 1990s, and our companies have worked together on a number of projects over the years. We highly respect the ethical standards of BibleWorks, and consider the staff of BibleWorks our friends. Although there are many differences between BibleWorks and Accordance, both platforms have maintained a ...

Webinar: Preparing a Lesson with Accordance

June 01, 2018 - David Lang — In this previously recorded webinar, David Lang demonstrates how to prepare a Bible lesson using Accordance Bible Software. Each week, we offer a number of free hour-long webinars on a variety of subject related to using Accordance Bible Software. Join in on a live demonstration regardless of whether you just want to check us out, or if you’re a new user wanting to get up to speed, or even if you’ve been using Accordance for a long time and want to take your Accordance skills to the next level. Be certain check out upcoming webinars regularly ...