Accordance Blog

January 2015 — December 2015

NEW! Life Application Bible Commentary

November 09, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — A Commentary for Everyone New for the Accordance Library, the 17-volume Life Application Bible Commentary (LABC) is one of the best all-around series for pastors, teachers, and laypersons who are simply interested in understanding or communicating the message of the Bible better. Previous knowledge of the Bible is not required for using the LABC, so it is perfect for the person who simply wants to gain practical understanding of the Scriptures. And pastors and teachers will discover illustrations, quotations, and insightful means for ...

Printing Just What You Need: EASIER in Accordance 11.1

November 07, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Now that Accordance 11.1 is here, there’s a much easier way to print or export just the content you need!

FREE Accordance Training Seminar in Atlanta!

November 05, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — If you're planning to be in Atlanta later this month for the meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society or Society of Biblical Literature, consider joining us for a FREE all-day Accordance Training Seminar. Our seminar will take place on Friday, November 20, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Whether you are a new user or experienced Accordance veteran, come learn how to take your Bible study and research to the next level. Location for the meeting: Candler School of Theology at Emory University Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room #252 1531 Dickey Dr., ...

Recommend Accordance to a Friend!

November 05, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — You already know how valuable Accordance is to your study, work and devotion. Why not share Accordance with someone else who would benefit from it? As an ongoing incentive, we’re going to reward our current users every time you recommend Accordance to friends, colleagues, and church members. For every new referral who purchases an Accordance Collection, you will receive a $5 credit in your account. All the new user has to do is enter your name in the Referral Details under “How Did You Hear about Us?” and we will give you a $5 credit that can ...

Five More International Bibles Added to Accordance

November 02, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — As our international user base continues to grow, we are busy preparing additional non-English translations of the Bible. This week we are pleased to introduce the following five Bibles for the Accordance Library: Conferenza Episcopale Italiana 1974 (Italian): the official version of the Italian Catholic Church. Conferenza Episcopale Italiana 2008 (Italian): an update to the above Bible, taking into account newly discovered New Testament documents. Versiunea Dumitru Cornilescu 2014 (Romanian): most recent corrected edition of the Romanian ...

Accordance 11.1 (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #132)

November 02, 2015 - Timothy Jenney — Accordance 11.1 is a major update of Accordance Bible Software, free for everyone who owns Accordance 11. User Notes and Tools are more robust, Syntax searches easier and more precise, and importing Bibles and other ancient texts more flexible. Instant Details displays word counts. Those who use Unicode Bibles can now diagram passages—and use all of Accordance’s Analytics to investigate their Search results. Those who own the MT/LXX Parallel Database can now include it in their Analysis of Original Language searches. Join Dr. J in this e ...

RELEASED! Accordance 11.1

November 02, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Fire up App Update because Accordance 11.1 is here for Windows and Mac! Version 11.1 is a significant update that is free to users who have already upgraded to Accordance 11. There are over 50 new features in 11.1! Here are a few of the major ones: The Edit Window for User Notes and User Tools has been totally redesigned with new features.* Imported Bibles (formerly User Bible) have many new options including Unicode support and options for expanded canons and non-biblical versified texts. Improved features for the the Syntax tree and ...

NEW! Greek New Testament Audio

November 01, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — “Blessed is the one who reads…and blessed are those who HEAR and keep what is written…" (Revelation 1:3). Coinciding with the release of Accordance 11.1, we are pleased to announce the release of the Audio Greek New Testament. Designed to run in parallel with any New Testament text, the Audio Greek New Testament provides a professionally spoken Erasmian reading of the UBS4/NA27 text by Dr. John Schwandt. The Greek New Testament Audio requires Accordance 11.1 and is available now.

Wish List Wednesday

October 28, 2015 - — Are you ready for holiday savings? Accordance is making its holiday sales list and checking it twice! As we gear up for holiday shoppers, we want to know what items you would most like to see on sale this holiday season. We can't guarantee which items in the Accordance Library will be on sale, but your feedback is important to us. Let us know what's on your Accordance Holiday Wish List this year. What items have you had your eyes on all year long just waiting for the prices to drop? Tell us all about it -- we're all ears! You can list the ...

Preacher Feature: John G. Butler

October 26, 2015 - Richard Perry — This week our featured preacher is John G. Butler. He was a Baptist minister for over a half century including pastorates in Detroit and Chicago. Butler loves to write and loves the Word of God. "God has called me to write about the Bible and it is my main focus and delight!" His combination of well-organized, meaningful, and understandable outlines are especially helpful to pastors in preparation of their own sermons. Butler's works are not only filled with conviction, passion, and inspiration but they are also well researched, practical, a ...

Accordance 11.1 Sneak Peek #3

October 23, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — We’re much closer to the release of Accordance 11.1. It will be here very soon with so many excellent new features, you’ll be amazed that we’re giving it away as a free upgrade to Accordance users who have already moved to version 11. One of the new features being added to 11.1 is easy generation of Accordance Location URLs. Let’s say you’re reading the Preaching the Word Commentary, and you want to remember a particular location. You could always bookmark it, but what if you wanted to refer back to that location in other places—even outside ...

7 Ways to Become an Accordance Expert

October 22, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — In the next few days, I will lead two all-day Accordance Training Seminars in Texas. I love leading these events because I get to meet and know other Accordance users in a face-to-face setting. Invariably, I always run into some users who will says something like, “I’ve had Accordance for ___ years, but I really don’t know how to use it very well.” These days, Accordance Bible Software has the most intuitive interface in its history thanks to use and feedback from users and innovation from our design team. Nevertheless, it is a very rich ...

Preacher Feature: Charles H. Spurgeon

October 19, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892) is known to this day as the "Prince of Preachers." Recognized quickly as a prodigy of sermon exposition, Spurgeon became pastor at London's New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle) at the age of 19, where he served until his death 38 years later. Often controversial, Spurgeon lived a colorful, if not short, life; but his thousands of collected sermons and written works still inspire pastors and laity well into the 21st century. [Image on right: an early photo of Charles Haddon Spurgeon ...

NEW! Sacra Pagina & Berit Olam Commentaries

October 19, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — We are pleased to announce two new commentary series for the Accordance Library: Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry (15 volumes, Old Testament) and Sacra Pagina (18 volumes, New Testament). From Liturgical Press, both of these series incorporate a Catholic perspective, but their appeal is broad enough to be appreciated by members of a wide variety of faith traditions, especially those who enjoy reading different viewpoints. The name of the series, Berit Olam, is Hebrew for “everlasting covenant.” Aimed a wide audience of all ...

Accordance 11.1 Sneak Peek #2

October 18, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance 11.1 is well on its way! In this second sneak peek, take a look at the new folder customization options for your Accordance Library! [Note: this video does not include narration.]

Accordance 11.1 Sneak Peek #1

October 12, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance 11.1 is coming soon! In this first sneak peek, we put the spotlight on a new feature that Accordance users have been requesting for quite a while! Can you guess what's new in this short video? Here's a hint: the title being edited is not a module available from the Accordance Store; rather, it is a public domain title available from the Accordance Exchange. (this video has no audio commentary)

Preacher Feature: James Montgomery Boice

October 12, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — "The root of pride is saying that we can do without God." James Montgomery Boice [as quoted in The Complete Gathered Gold] The above quotation from James Montgomery Boice is illustrative of his life and work. That is, Boice dedicated his life to preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ as an antidote to the sin that separates humanity from God. Born in 1938, James M. Boice has become synonymous with 20th century expository preaching. Many would have been intimidated to follow the late great Donald Grey Barnhouse at 10th Presbyterian Church in ...

Two NEW Preaching Resources from Baker

October 12, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Now that we’re deep into the middle of Clergy Appreciation Month, we’re excited to introduce two new resources that are beloved by preachers and laity alike. James Montgomery Boice stands as a giant in the history of expository preaching. One could even say he wrote the book on the subject if we want to count his collected Expositional Commentary. These 27 volumes collect Boice’s sermons in biblical order to cover most of the Old and New Testaments. In his chapter, “Expository Preaching,” in the book Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for ...

Preacher Feature: John Piper

October 06, 2015 - — Theologian and retired pastor, John Piper, is perhaps the best known and most influential contemporary figure in the realm of Reformed Christianity. Very few pastors or Christian professors of any persuasion have had the kind of diverse reach as seen in Piper’s career and calling. Millions of Christians have benefitted from his sermons, classroom instruction, books, and personal ministry. Influence on Piper’s life began in his home in Greenville, South Carolina, where his father served as an itinerant evangelist reaching tens of thousands ...

Unlinking Additional Panes in Accordance Mobile

October 05, 2015 - Richard Mansfield — Accordance Mobile now allows you to unlink the right parallel pane from the one on the left. Why would you want to do this? Watch this week's Accordance Mobile Minute to find out!

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