5 Questions with Author Josh Chatraw

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Josh Chatraw (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Executive Director of the Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement at the School of Divinity at Liberty University. He co-authored Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World, an important book, especially for students heading off to college in the fall. It will help anyone stand strong as it offers intelligent, reasonable answers to the difficult questions that will inevitably challenge the faith of every believer.

WORDsearch chatted with Josh about his Bible study tips, sermon prep, and apologetics.

WORDsearch: How do you make sure you don’t start viewing the Bible as purely academic?

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Quick Tip – Book Samples

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Did you know almost all of the books we offer on WORDsearch have a sample on their webpages? These samples are taken straight from the book’s content. Samples of the book’s content help you get a feel of the tone of the book and see what kind of content is included.

To read a sample on our website, first go to a book’s product page.

In this example, we’ll visit the Tyndale Old and New Testament Commentary.

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Quick Tip – Use the ESV with Strong’s

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One of the great features in WORDsearch is the ability to easily access Strong’s Numbers from the King James Version (KJV), Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) and New American Standard Bible (NASB) translations. Today, the English Standard Version (ESV) has been added to that list. Yes, you can now use Strong’s with the ESV!

The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation. It aims to be transparent to the original text so that you, the reader, can directly see the meaning and structure. It’s one of today’s 5 most popular Bible translations.

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Quick Tip for myWSB – Annotations

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This is a Quick Tip for myWSB.

Annotations allow you to add and edit highlights, bookmark, and notes to books and resources.

To insert a Highlight, Bookmark, Note, or to Copy Link, highlight the desired section of text in the open resource and select the desired option from the UI (User Interface) Ribbon at the bottom of resource pane.

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Quick Tip for myWSB – Study Basics in the Reader

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This is a Quick Tip for myWSB.

Using myWSB is a little different than the desktop version of WORDsearch. On myWSB, the Reader is where all open content is displayed. It is also where the Word Study Tool is located.

When a resource or book is opened, it will open in a new Pane in the reader. To learn how to open resources from the Library page click here.

Once a resource is open in the reader, various settings and tools are available in the UI (User Interface) Ribbon of the resource pane.

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Quick Tip for myWSB – New Library Homepage Basics

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This is a Quick Tip for myWSB.

The My Library page on myWSB contains all your owned books and resources once you are signed in and linked up to your WORDsearch account. To do this, click Sign In on the top right corner on the home page and sign in or create a LifeWay ID. Once you are signed in with your LifeWay ID, it will take you to the My Library page. Click on the Settings icon profile, then click on Linked ID’s and sign in with your WORDsearch Bible account by clicking Link and filling in your email and password.

Once you are signed in and linked to your WORDsearch account (or even without linking you can use the free books in the MyWSB library), navigate to the My Library page by clicking on the Library button in the collapsible Resources Menu on the left side of the screen.

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