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Sep 30, 2016 David Lang

Making the Bible Come Alive

 

"I really enjoy your Sunday School class. I've been going to church all my life, and I've never had anyone make the Bible come alive the way you do."

 

Someone in my Sunday School class recently told me this. It was one of those compliments that not only made me feel good, but also it made me think. While "making the Bible come alive" has certainly always been my goal, I wondered how I actually accomplish this. After all, I know—and sometimes feel guilty about—how much more time I could devote to preparing my lesson each week.

While there are certainly things I could do to be a better teacher, I think the thing that has helped me "make the Bible come alive" for my students is that I try to bring out the historical and geographic background of the passages we cover. I'll show maps, photographs of related artifacts, artistic reconstructions of things like the tabernacle or various altars. The more I help them understand what life was like in the ancient world, the more the Bible characters and events we read about become real flesh-and-blood people doing real things in the real world.

This, of course, echoes my own experience. While I never finished seminary (I got this really great job instead!) and still have much to learn about the Bible, I have done a fair amount of research on Biblical places (in writing the early editions of the Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide) and on Biblical people and the world in which they lived (in writing the Accordance Bible Times PhotoMuseum). Along the way, I was amazed to discover how much more the Bible had "come alive" for me. (As I said, it's a really great job!)

That's why I'm very excited about the recent release of two new Accordance resources: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible and A Marginal Jew. Both of these resources are part of the Anchor Bible Reference Library, and bring the same level of scholarship to their subject matter as the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary and the Anchor Yale Bible (Commentary). Both of these resources also are designed to help "make the Bible come alive."

Archaeology of Bible setArchaeology of the Land of the Bible offers a scholarly survey of Biblical archaeology and its findings. I have often enjoyed reading Biblical Archaeology Review and have found it very helpful in learning about the ancient world of the Bible, but it has often whet my appetite for a more comprehensive or systematic treatment of a given subject. Archaeology of the Land of the Bible gives me just that. Want to learn more about the Assyrians or the Philistines? Want to know more about how the Israelites lived and worshiped? Here you'll find a thorough treatment of what Biblical archaeology is teaching us, yet written in a way that is not too technical for the uninitiated.

I've found one of the easiest ways to get into this resource is to search the Captions field for items of interest. You'll find hundreds of helpful illustrations from maps and photographs to beautiful architectural reconstructions. In fact, just search for the word "reconstruction" and you'll find images like this wonderful artist's rendering of what it would be like to look out from the colonnade at the southern end of the Herodian temple mount.

Artist's reconstruction of the Herodian Temple Mount

 

Marginal Jew set

A Marginal Jew is a modern contribution to the so-called "Quest for (or of) the Historical Jesus." Catholic scholar John P. Meier devotes five volumes—the fifth volume just released this year—to exploring various aspects of the life of Jesus. Personally, I have always found the efforts of "Historical Jesus" scholars to be a little bewildering, and thankfully, Meier devotes his entire first volume to clarifying the terminology and laying out the challenges and methodology involved. I found his introductory discussion to be very clear and carefully reasoned, and I especially appreciated the concluding chapter of the first volume, which asks and answers the question, "Why bother" trying to reconstruct the "historical Jesus"?

After discussing the relationship of the historical study of Jesus to faith in the person of Jesus, Meier helpfully lists four ways the "quest" can "serve the interests of faith": (1) It blocks attempts to reduce Jesus into a mere "mythic symbol" or to turn faith in Christ into a mere "way of being in the world." (2) It blocks attempts "to swallow up the real humanity of Jesus into an 'orthodox' emphasis on his divinity." (3) It makes it impossible to "'domesticate' Jesus for a comfortable, respectable, bourgeois Christianity." (4) It likewise makes it impossible to turn Jesus into a "political revolutionary," which Meier asserts can only be done "by contorted exegesis and special pleading."

In short, the "Quest for the Historical Jesus" is really just an attempt to make the Jesus who lived in space and time "come alive," and if done carefully, it becomes a helpful corrective to attempts to co-opt Jesus by those on the right and on the left, or by people of faith and people without it. I've only just begun to explore A Marginal Jew, and I don't imagine I'll agree with everything I find there, but I'm encouraged by what I've read so far that it too can help make the Bible, and the person of Jesus, come alive for me in a new way.

Don't forget, the introductory sale on these two resources ends October 3rd. Don't miss it.

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Sep 30, 2016 David Sanford

Researching the Word “Providence”

[Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the third in that series.]

Fall Theme - Providence

A. W. Tozer correctly observes: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

How good that we can thank God daily for his sovereignty, providence, holiness, love and mystery.

Yes, we can rattle off a lot of other theological and biblical terms, but these are delightfully immense reminders of who God is.

While four of these terms appear throughout the Bible, the word “providence” does not. “Providence” appears in the last sentence of the Declaration of Independence. It appears in thousands of other works published over the past 450 years. Yet, by most accounts, it doesn’t appear in Scripture.

So, is God’s “providence” a theological term we bring to the Bible, or is it intrinsic within it?

After I installed Accordance Essential, my first research term was “providence.” In less than 20 seconds, I confirmed each of the uses cited below.

  • NIV – 1 verse (Job 10:12)
  • MSG – 1 verse (1 Cor. 10:1)
  • NKJV – 3 instances (section headings)
  • NRSV – 9 instances (Apocrypha)

Plus...

  • JPSS – 1 more verse (2 Sam. 22:36)
  • Weymth – 1 more verse (2 Cor. 2:12)

I also had instant access to entries for “providence” in…

  • 30 dictionaries
  • 48 commentaries
  • 13 Hebrew and Greek lexicons
  • 3 grammars
  • 12 theological volumes

In less than 90 seconds, I could see that Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant writers down through the centuries have discussed scores of Scripture passages that demonstrate God’s providence, even if the term itself isn’t used by most biblical writers.

I live within easy driving distance of 11 theological and biblical libraries. Still, no matter how long I kept at it, I never could have found such a wealth of research on “providence.”

Thanks to God’s providence, I’m now using Accordance!


 

Sep 29, 2016 Helen Brown

JPS Tanakh Major Update for the Holidays

JPSS With its clear, fresh language, the JPS Tanakh is widely recognized as an essential Bible resource by Jews and Christians, scholars and lay leaders. It has been chosen by many religious and secular groups alike as the definitive edition of the Holy Bible. The Hebrew text of the Hebrew-English version is based on the famed Leningrad Codex, the Masoretic text. The translation is a slightly updated version of the 1985 JPS translation, commonly referred to as the New JPS Translation. This JPSS edition from Accordance includes Strong’s numbers which link each major word to the Hebrew Scriptures.

Just in time for the Jewish New Year and Holidays, we have updated the Tanakh with Strong’s (and the plain JPS). The text is now formatted for poetry and paragraphs. The margin notes are available in a separate module including parashot and section headings. This is a free update to our users, but you will need to run both Check for Content Updates and Easy Install to receive the Notes module.

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Through next Monday, October 3, we are offering the JPS with Strong's for only $14.90 (regular price $19.90).

We send to all our Jewish readers our blessings for the High Holidays: the New Year, Yom Kippur, and Sukkoth. May your joyful celebrations herald a fruitful, healthy, and happy year!

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Sep 28, 2016 Helen Brown

AppStore Update with MacOS Sierra Compatible Accordance 11.2.4

Now available in the Mac App Store: our latest Accordance update that fixes bugs, especially those occurring in macOS Sierra.

If you do use the AppStore version of Accordance 11, this is your free upgrade. Please leave us an evaluation  or, better, a review, as these start over with each rev in the App Store.

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Sep 27, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

Sale: A Clearer Vision

Clearer Vision

Unprecedented Savings! Nearly $1000 Off 114 Volumes
This Week Only!

It's often said that great books are the best investments this side of heaven. Such volumes present the fruit of countless years of scholarly research and writing from a historical focus. Their fresh insights often give us a clearer vision of the Bible. That's particularly true this week. An example is Accordance's offer of $700 off the entire 90-volume Anchor Yale Bible Commentary series -- an indispensable part of any clergy or scholar's library. For the first time, we also offer 8 volumes from the critically acclaimed Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library. So enjoy this week's selections -- with unprecedented savings!

Special sale prices on the products featured below cannot be combined with other discounts and will end October 3, 2016 (11:59 PM EDT).


Marginal Jew set NEW!
Offered for the First Time -- Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library’s A Marginal Jew

In this definitive 5-volume series on the real, historical Jesus, one of the world’s foremost biblical scholars meticulously sifts the evidence of 2,000 years. The author, John P. Meier, “distinguishes between ‘what I know about Jesus by research and what I hold by faith.’ His study is a necessary purchase for academic libraries” (Library Journal). “Meier points out Jesus’ historical ‘marginality’—his peripheral involvement in the society, history, and culture of his age—that ironically underscores the central position he has occupied in Western culture in the centuries since he died” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Archaeology of Bible set NEW!
Your Opportunity to Explore and Discover -- Archaeology of the Land of the Bible

Imagine seeing artwork, buildings, towers, roads, chariots, ships, and more from the time of Abraham and Sarah, Joseph, Moses, David and Bathsheba, Solomon, Mary and Joseph, Jesus, the Apostles, and the first millennium that followed. Imagine learning the fascinating stories of many of the most interesting and sometimes startling items unearthed in recent years. Now, for the first time, you can add the Anchor Bible Reference Library’s critically acclaimed 3-volume Archaeology of the Land of the Bible series to your Collection.

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UPDATED!
Anchor Yale Bible Commentary Series -- Don’t Miss Our Best Pricing Ever!

Widely recognized as the flagship of American biblical scholarship, with a tradition of excellence and commitment to advancing biblical understanding in the 21st century, these Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries, under the direction of General Editor John J. Collins, vigorously pursue the goal of bringing to a wide audience the most important new ideas, the latest research findings, and the clearest possible analysis of the Bible.

Accordance takes all of the valuable information in the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary and makes it even more accessible and useful in your Bible study. Words often associated with Anchor are terms like “Substantial,” “Must Have,” “Absolutely the Best!”

We just added Judges 1-12 as a free update to all who bought or upgraded to the OT set a few weeks ago, so we decided to offer the same amazing prices for one additional week.

With this release, Anchor now includes the following important volumes:

  • Joshua 1-12 by Thomas B. Dozeman (2015)
  • Judges 1-12 by Jack M. Sasson (2014)
  • Ruth by Jeremy Schipper (2016)
  • Revelation by Craig R. Koester (2015)
Anchor Set
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Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries:
OT, Apocrypha & NT

(90 volumes)
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Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries:
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(63 volumes)
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Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries:
NT

(27 volumes)
1 New Volume!

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Also Avaliable:

You can now purchase the OT Anchor Yale Commentary in sections!

Genesis through Deuteronomy (9 Volumes)
Joshua through Esther (15 Volumes)
Job through Song of Songs (8 Volumes)
Isaiah through Malachi (23 Volumes)
Apocrypha (8 Volumes)

 

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Upgrade the O.T. & N.T. from 86 to 90 volumes
Upgrade the O.T. from 60 to 63 volumes
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Indelible Image Gain a Clearer Vision from Ben Witherington III: The Indelible Image -- The Theological and Ethical Thought World of the New Testament

All too often, argues Ben Witherington III, the theology of the New Testament has been divorced from its ethics, leaving as isolated abstractions what are fully integrated, dynamic elements within the New Testament itself. As Witherington stresses, “behavior affects and reinforces or undoes belief.”

Having completed commentaries on all of the New Testament books, a remarkable feat in itself, Witherington now offers a 2-volume set on the theological and ethical thought world of the New Testament. The first volume looks at the individual witnesses, while the second examines the collective witness.

What the New Testament authors have in mind, Witherington contends, is that all believers should be conformed in thought, word, and deed to the image of Jesus Christ -- The Indelible Image.

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Letters & Homilies Letters and Homilies -- A Clearer Vision from a Historical Focus ... On 11 NT “Letters” by Paul, Peter, James, John, and Jude

The study of the so-called Pastoral Epistles and General or Catholic Epistles has been hampered, argues Ben Witherington III, by the failure to properly discern their genre. Some of these letters are much better understood as homilies.

In two (2) volumes for Hellenized Jews, and a third (3rd) volume for Jewish Christians, Witherington extends his innovative socio-rhetorical analysis from 1 & 2 Timothy to Jude (less Philemon). At every turn, Witherington shows his thorough knowledge of recent literature on these texts and focuses his attention on the unique insights brought about through socio-rhetorical analysis…insights that either reinforce or correct those gleaned from other approaches.

Each chapter includes “bridging the horizons” sections to help you assess the contemporary relevance of these ancient texts. Together, the series “provides solid interpretation…in a very readable style. It is accessible and profitable to the layperson and scholar alike... [W]ell worth the investment of time and money” (The Catholic Biblical Quarterly).

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Update on Bibles

Bibles are central to Accordance, and we are happy to announce these new and upgraded versions:

JPSS

UPDATED! The JPS Tanakh, the Most Widely Read Jewish Bible in English -- With Strong’s Numbers

Just in time for the Jewish New Year and Holidays, we have updated the important 1985 JPS Tanakh with Strong's (and the plain JPS). The text is now formatted for poetry and paragraphs. The margin notes are available in a separate module. This is a free update to our users, but you will need to run both Check for Content Updates and Easy Install to receive it.

With its clear, fresh language, the JPS Tanakh is widely recognized as an essential Bible resource by Jews and Christians, scholars and lay leaders. It has been chosen by many religious and secular groups alike as the definitive edition of the Holy Bible. The Hebrew text of the Hebrew-English version is based on the famed Leningrad Codex, the Masoretic text. The translation is a slightly updated version of the 1985 JPS translation, commonly referred to as the New JPS Translation. This JPSS edition from Accordance includes Strong’s numbers. Indispensable for study of the Hebrew Scriptures -- now and for many years to come!

Buy Now 2Regular Price $19.90
Sale Price $14.90

SVENSKA15

NEW! The Svenska FolkBibeln 2015 -- Even Closer to the Original Text in Contemporary Swedish

This Bible has been a joy to Swedish readers since 1998. The text is the fruit of years of work by knowledgeable biblical scholars with a deep love for the holy scriptures as God’s Word. With more than half a million copies in print, the Swedish People’s Bible has received wide popular and critical acclaim for its fidelity to the original text, and for its fresh and modern use of the Swedish language. Newly updated version!

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ERV

NEW! Easy-to-Read (ERV) Version of the Bible -- Where Scholarship and Contemporary Language Meet

The Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) is an English translation of the Bible sponsored by Bible League International. The ERV uses the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (1984) as its Old Testament text with some readings from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Also, it follows the Septuagint when its readings are considered more accurate. For the New Testament, the ERV uses the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament (4th revised edition, 1993) and Nestle-Aland Novum Testament Graece (27th edition, 1993).

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PDT

NEW! La Biblia: La Palabra de Dios para Todos -- In Contemporary Spanish

Biblical scholars and translators continue to use a rigorous process to carefully and faithfully translate God’s word into the language of today’s Spanish readers. This updated edition of La Biblia builds on that tradition of accuracy and accessibility.

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AFR53

Die Bybel in Afrikaans

Accordance is delighted to offer the complete Bible in the Dutch-influenced Afrikaans language. A literal translation was first published in 1933, and a revised edition in 1953. It has proven to be a popular traditional translation in South Africa and Namibia and, to a lesser extent, in Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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giftcard DON’T MISS! October Is Clergy Appreciation Month!

Let your pastor, priest, rabbi, or minister know how much you appreciate them with an Accordance gift card. Accordance offers a 20% discount off our Clergy Gift Cards now through October 10. These beautifully designed gift cards can be personalized and emailed directly to the recipient. You can also send the gift card to yourself to print it out or forward later.

Accordance Clergy Gift Cards are available in fixed amounts of $20, $50, $100, $200, and $500. Until 11:59 PM (EDT) October 10, however, you pay 20% off the face value. Click here for more details or call (407) 339-5855 for assistance.

 

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Sep 26, 2016 Helen Brown

Gift Cards for Clergy Appreciation

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Clergy Appreciation Month

October brings an annual opportunity to express our thanks to the people who shepherd our faith congregations. Whether we call them pastors, rabbis, priests, ministers, or something else, we know how hard they work throughout the year.

Accordance wants to help you to honor these special people, so we have created new Clergy Gift Cards and are offering them to you at a 20% discount. For example, you can order $100 gift cards for your pastors. You pay only $80 each, and they each get $100 credit when they redeem the gifts. This offer will last only through October 10, so hurry to pass it on to your friends or small group and purchase a really nice gift together.

Here's how it works:

  1. You create or log into your account on this website.
  2. You add one or more cards to your cart, each one with the recipient name, the email to which it is sent, any message, and the date to send it.
    $20 Clergy Gift Card on sale for $16
    $50 Clergy Gift Card on sale for $40
    $100 Clergy Gift Card on sale for $80
    $200 Clergy Gift Card on sale for $160
    $500 Clergy Gift Card on sale for $400
  3. The cart can only accept one of each value of card, so if you need more than one of the same value, please put it in a separate order.
  4. You complete your order, and the cards will be sent as requested.
  5. The recipient follows the link in the email to redeem their gifts, but they must first have a current Full-time Ministry Discount in their account. The face value of the gifts is added to their account as a credit.
  6. Your purchase is not refundable, but you can redeem the gift card yourself, for the amount you paid.

Remember, the discount is valid only until October 10, 2016 at 11:59 EDT, but the gift card and the credit can be used at any time.

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Sep 26, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

NEW! Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library - First 2 Sets

"A tradition of excellence in biblical scholarship and
A commitment to advancing biblical understanding in the 21st century

The Anchor Yale Bible Series, previously the Anchor Bible Series, is a renowned publishing program that for more than 50 years has produced books devoted to the latest scholarship on the Bible and biblical topics."

Joining the popular AYB Dictionary and the massive AYB Commentary series, Accordance is thrilled to announce our first two sets from the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library. For one week you can add these to your Accordance Library at special introductory prices.

 

A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical JesusMarginal Jew set

In this definitive 5-volume series on the real, historical Jesus, one of the world’s foremost biblical scholars meticulously sifts the evidence of 2,000 years. The author, John P. Meier, “distinguishes between ‘what I know about Jesus by research and what I hold by faith.’ His study is a necessary purchase for academic libraries” (Library Journal). “Meier points out Jesus’ historical ‘marginality’—his peripheral involvement in the society, history, and culture of his age—that ironically underscores the central position he has occupied in Western culture in the centuries since he died” (Kirkus Reviews).

The five volume set includes:

  • Vol. I: The Roots of the Problem and the Person
  • Vol. II: Mentor, Message, and Miracles
  • Vol. III: Companions and Competitors
  • Vol. IV: Law and Love
  • Vol. V: Probing the Authenticity of the Parables

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Archaeology of the Land of the BibleArchaeology of Bible set

Imagine seeing artwork, buildings, towers, roads, chariots, ships, and more from the time of Abraham and Sarah, Joseph, Moses, David and Bathsheba, Solomon, Mary and Joseph, Jesus, the Apostles, and the first millennium that followed. Imagine learning the fascinating stories of many of the most interesting and sometimes startling items unearthed in recent years. Now, for the first time, you can add the Anchor Bible Reference Library’s critically acclaimed 3-volume Archaeology of the Land of the Bible series to your Collection.

The three volume set includes:

  • Vol. I: 10,000-586 B.C.E. by Amihai Mazar
  • Vol. II: The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Periods (732-332 B.C.E.) by Ephraim Stern
  • Vol. III: Alexander to Constantine by Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey

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These introductory specials are good through Monday, October 3, 2016 (11:59 PM EDT) and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


 

Sep 23, 2016 Accordance Bible Software

FREE UPDATE! Anchor Yale Bible Commentary - Judges 1-12

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We just added Judges 1-12 as a free update to all who bought or upgraded to the OT set a few weeks ago, so we decided to offer the same amazing prices for one more week.

The critically acclaimed Anchor Yale Bible Commentary now includes

  • Joshua 1-12 by Thomas B. Dozeman (2015)
  • Judges 1-12 by Jack M. Sasson (2014)
  • Ruth by Jeremy Schipper (2016)
  • Revelation by Craig R. Koester (2015)

Here are the sale prices through October 3, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Anchor Set
Anchor-OT
Anchor-NT

Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries:
OT, Apocrypha & NT

(90 volumes)
4 New Volumes!

Buy Now 2List Price $6081
Regular Price $1999
Sale Price $1299

Over 35% Savings;
Our Best Pricing Ever!

Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries:
OT & Apocrypha

(63 volumes)
3 New Volumes!

Buy Now 2List Price $4113
Regular Price $1499
Sale Price $999

Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries:
NT

(27 volumes)
1 New Volume!

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Regular Price $799
Sale Price $549

Click here for more details on the new volume.


 

Sep 23, 2016 David Sanford

Personal Libraries—Past, Present, and Future

[Editor’s Note: We recently welcomed David to our marketing team, and asked him to plunge right in writing a few blog posts as a newbie. This is the second in that series.]Bookshelf

Until age 52, I enjoyed a house full of bookshelves and untold thousands of books. This was true despite living in a variety of homes over the years. Before moving to home #11, though, a wild and almost exuberant question unexpectedly slipped from behind the curtains and took center stage in my mind.

Even today, I hesitate to write the question, let alone publish it: “Do I really want to keep lugging all of these books with me wherever I go for the next 52 years?”

This was no small question! Of course, the answer was obvious. Especially for someone who has spent his entire adult life in the book publishing world. First, as the conceptual designer and executive editor for study and specialty Bibles published by Zondervan, Tyndale, Nelson, and others. Second, as the author, co-author, editor, or executive editor for a number of Bible-related books. Third, as the editor of 100+ books. Fourth, as the literary agent for 300+ books. Fifth, as a contributor to or endorser of dozens of books. Sixth, as a judge for several regional and national book awards. Seventh, as an avid reader who writes notes in his favorite books and can’t stand to part with any.

Still, I was haunted: “Do I really want to keep lugging a ton of books wherever I go for the next 52 years?”

In the end, I gave away more than 95% of my personal library. Many of the books now reside at Africa College of Theology in Rwanda. Many more reside in other libraries, in the offices of pastors and youth pastors, and in the homes of many friends and family.

Fast-forward to a few days ago. I installed Accordance 11 and now have more books than ever--instantly accessible, instantly searchable, instantly informing me more accurately and thoroughly than any huge stack of printed books ever could.

This, I realized, is the amazing library I will take with me, wherever I go, for the rest of my life!


 

Sep 21, 2016 Helen Brown

Accordance 11.2.4 Released

Yes, it's just bug fixes, but for those Mac users who are upgrading now to macOS Sierra (10.12), it's very important. There was a crash when loading pictures in the beta version of that system which has not been fixed, so our developers provided a workaround. Everything else is working smoothly in Sierra.

Please see New Features Since 11 and Bug Fixes Since 11 for details of the fixes.

Use Check for App Update in your Utilities menu (Windows) or Accordance menu (Mac). If the item isn't there, you have the App Store version and will need to wait a little for the update.

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