Reviews by Roy Phillips
July 28, 2019  |  9:54 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
These commentaries are both enjoyable and edifying; they are perfect for personal devotions. They get to the main points of scripture passages in an insightful and helpful way. They are written in a very warm style that would appeal to laymen and young Christians, but they are insightful enough to hold the attention of advanced students of the Bible and clergymen. They compliment technical commentaries very well. I use them when I lead devotions at a nearby nursing home. I regard these ...
These commentaries are both enjoyable and edifying; they are perfect for personal devotions. They get to the main points of scripture passages in an insightful and helpful way. They are written in a very warm style that would appeal to laymen and young Christians, but they are insightful enough to hold the attention of advanced students of the Bible and clergymen. They compliment technical commentaries very well. I use them when I lead devotions at a nearby nursing home. I regard these commentaries as classics and I expect that will be read for many many years to come. There are only a few complete sets of commentaries that I would buy; this would be one of them.
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July 14, 2019  | 10:42 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
This is it; this is what I have been waiting for. I cannot exaggerate how beneficial the Accordance software has been for me. It has greatly expanded my ability to understand the meaning of the Bible. I have been using Accordance for less than a year, but in that short time I have learned the Hebrew and Greek alphabets (or aleph-bet in the case of Hebrew) and some basic vocabulary. I was amazed at how much pay off there is for so little effort. I can now do word searches in the original ...
This is it; this is what I have been waiting for. I cannot exaggerate how beneficial the Accordance software has been for me. It has greatly expanded my ability to understand the meaning of the Bible. I have been using Accordance for less than a year, but in that short time I have learned the Hebrew and Greek alphabets (or aleph-bet in the case of Hebrew) and some basic vocabulary. I was amazed at how much pay off there is for so little effort. I can now do word searches in the original languages and check the lexicons to get more precise meanings of texts. Accordance has taken the drudgery out of Bible study and made it fun and rewarding. I use it for several hours every day. The software is simply fantastic. By the way, I'm not a pastor. I'm just a retired person who voluntarily leads a community Bible study. Accordance has really helped my improve the quality of my lessons. It has also made personal Bible study a pleasure. I simply do not have words adequate to express how happy I am with Accordance.
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February 8, 2019  | 11:38 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
I have been using Accordance software on a MacBook Pro and on an Android device for only three months and am now wondering why on earth I didn't start using this years ago. I am a layman who teaches Sunday school and a community Bible study. Though not a professional theologian or Biblical scholar, I am deeply moved by the Bible and constantly seek to better understand the texts that I read and teach. I use commentaries and online sermons to help me understand scripture passages. However, t ...
I have been using Accordance software on a MacBook Pro and on an Android device for only three months and am now wondering why on earth I didn't start using this years ago. I am a layman who teaches Sunday school and a community Bible study. Though not a professional theologian or Biblical scholar, I am deeply moved by the Bible and constantly seek to better understand the texts that I read and teach. I use commentaries and online sermons to help me understand scripture passages. However, those tools left a gap that Accordance fills very nicely. Accordance really shines at helping you understand the original languages of the Bible. In just the few months that I have been using Accordance, I have learned the Greek and Hebrew alphabets and have learned the basics of pronunciation. I can now take full advantage of commentaries that refer to Greek and Hebrew words. Not only that, but Accordance makes researching the meanings of the words very easy; it takes the drudgery out of research. Additionally, it provides tools to research not just words, but entire phrases in the original language or in the many English translations. For the first time I have been able to appreciate the word plays and structure in Hebrew passages such as Genesis chapter 1. Accordance does much more than I have described, but it would take a small book to due full justice to its capabilities. I now use Accordance daily in my devotions and in Bible study. In a nutshell, if you are wondering if it is worth the price, the answer is yes. Now, when my wife asks me if there is anything that I want for Christmas, I have a list of books from Accordance all ready to go.
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