Pastors describe how Accordance assists their sermon preparation and ministry.
I’ve tried at least a dozen brands of Bible software and I always come back to Accordance. No other program compares on one particular feature that is a deal-breaker for me—the ability to see multiple translations, in parallel, and to save that workspace for regular use. It’s the best!
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Rev. Garet D. Robinson, PhD
I heartily recommend Accordance Bible Software to parishioners and budding pastor-theologians on a regular basis. This is the best program you can find for serious textual studies of the Bible and literature from antiquity.
I preach at Church of Christ in Zion, Illinois and use Accordance every single day… Right now about 25% of our members own Accordance, though most of them use it on their iPads. The ability to switch to different translations on the fly has impressed them. Of course, I keep telling them this is not even the tip of the iceberg of what Accordance can do!
Note: Dr. Brian Tabb has given us permission to adapt a section of his Themelios review of the Accordance 10 Ultimate Collection. In this post, Dr. Tabb details how a pastor might use Accordance in sermon preparation.
I love to study, learn, and grow. I feel fidgety when I don’t have a book to read and grow anxious when I can’t explore new avenues. This is one of the reasons I love Accordance so much!
Having used each of the various Bible software programs, I can confidently say that Accordance is–without a doubt–the fastest and most effective program for use in working with the original languages.
I use Accordance to prepare for sermons and conduct research for papers. It’s also my source for devotional study and curious rabbit trails. I could do almost everything I do on Accordance with paper books (if I owned such a huge paper library), but it would take me much longer, it wouldn’t be as fun, and it would be a serious drag hauling so many books around in my trunk.
I commonly get students coming to me and asking me questions about certain sections of scripture–Accordance is incredible in these situations. I can quickly access the best commentaries and dictionaries, as well as the original language. This is enormously helpful for the sometimes obscure questions students can ask about a given text.
I use Accordance every week for sermon preparation and devotional Bible reading. Rare is the day that I don’t open the program on my Mac or the app on a mobile device. The customizability, speed, sophistication, and availability of resources for preachers are second to none.