Accordance Blog
Mar 23, 2020 Richard Mansfield

Yes! We Are Open!

 

open for business

The worldwide COVID-19 crisis we all find ourselves in is unprecedented in our lifetime. In the midst of all the uncertainty, we just wanted to reassure you that we at Accordance are here and open for business. Having offices in central Florida (right in the hurricane zone) for over 25 years has taught us how to prepare and carry on during emergency situations.

So please don’t hesitate to call (407-339-5855), email, or chat (top right of page) with us just as you normally would. Our awesome customer service, sales, and support teams are ready to help you in any way we can. And rest assured, we are continuing to work with publishers to bring you the lowest prices possible on content for your Accordance Library, especially for those of you that might be under “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” protocols.

And if you didn’t see it the other day, please check out “7 Strategies for Accordance Users during the COVID-19 Crisis.” Let us hear from you! If you find yourself with extra time, how are you spending it? How has Accordance been helpful to you during this time?

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!

(Psalm 27:13-14, NKJV)

 

Feb 3, 2020 Richard Mansfield

A Note from an Accordance User in Mainland China

Note: Mark Allison, one of our Content Developers, received this note from an Accordance user in China. If you're keeping up with the news at all these days, you know that China is fairly isolated at the moment because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus. We are reproducing the note below with permission, but withholding the Accordance user's name by his request out of caution.


mouth guard china Hi, Mark. I have been meaning to write this for a while. I am guessing that the majority of Accordance users are students of the original languages and I can clearly see the strengths in the software for doing this.

However, Accordance actually offers something that you may not have considered before. I live in China, and have done so for the last 20 years. (originally from the [withheld]). I was brought up in a Christian home but like so many people, fell away from my faith. In 2014 I came back to the Lord. The immediate problem I had was that I had no Bible or access to any Christian teaching locally.

I found Accordance on the web, and purchased it. Since then I have built up a library of modules. Having this available on my phone, iPad and Mac is incredibly convenient, but more than anything it gives me access to materials that I just cannot find in China. Christian books are just not available. I did manage to order a couple of Bibles from the US which I eventually received; however, they were held in customs for a long time and were clearly opened when I eventually got them.

Accordance gives me the ability to purchase materials online and have instant access to them in a format that is fantastically portable. It would just be impossible for me to purchase what I have in Accordance in a printed format. I would never be able to do that here.

My reliance on Accordance has just increased a whole new level with the outbreak of the virus in China. I am currently at home with my family, stockpiled food and not going outdoors. Sitting with accordance in this current situation is a true blessing.

Anyway, I just wanted to say a big thanks to all the people at Accordance. While I may not be a user that challenges the full functionality of Accordance, I use the software daily, and it is completely invaluable to me.

 

Thanks,

[name withheld]