Quick Tip for iOS – Search Within Text

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This week’s Quick Tip is for users of the WORDsearch iOS app.

In the app you can quickly search for a term within the text of your library’s books. This will help you narrow down which of you books mention the term you want to search, and help you decide which results you would like to read. This way, you can see every mention of that term in your library to help you read everything you can about it without having to go through all of your books trying to find the information you need.

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Staff Pick – Islam and America

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Please note: The views & opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions & views of LifeWay Christian Resources.

Wondering what to read next? With the thousands of books on the WORDsearch site, it can be tough to decide on what book to add to your library. But we’re here to help! Today’s Staff Pick highlights one of our employee’s favorite books. And don’t miss the special discount, plus an excerpt of the commentary on John, at the end of this post just for stopping by!

*spoken in my best Jerry Seinfeld voice* “What’s the deeeeaaal with Islam?”

Tough crowd.

If you’re like me, the religion of Islam really didn’t appear on your radar until that most fateful morning of September 11, 2001. In the years that followed, my personal view of Muslims and Islam in general was largely shaped by what I saw on the Internet and the nightly news. To say that the information I was ingesting was one-sided would be putting it nicely. I was aware of this to some degree but I didn’t care. As far as I was concerned the religion of Islam had traveled halfway across the globe and touched my life in a way I could never have imagined. You can be sure that I truly felt this curious faith deserved every ignorant ill-informed opinion I held!

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Saturday Roundup – Quick Links

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Quick links for what you might have missed this week:

Have a great weekend!

Free Friday! Gathered Gems

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Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $19.95, is Gathered Gems by Thomas De Witt Talmage.

Let there be no room in all your house for jealously, either to sit or stand. It is a leprous abomination. Your brothers’ success… is your success. His victories will be your victories; for, while Moses the brother led the vocal music after the crossing of the Red Sea, Miriam, the sister, with two glittering sheets of brass uplifted and glittering in the sun, led the instrumental music, clapping the cymbals till the last frighted neigh of pursuing cavalry horse was smothered in the wave, and the last Egyptian helmet went under.

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Read More – Jesus Is the Key to the Psalms

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The Psalms are the very heart of Holy Scripture. The Book of Psalms has been called “The Prayer and Praise Book of Israel”, but, of course, the Psalms are not the exclusive property of that favoured nation. Believers of all ages have sung them and have revelled in the sweetness of these inspired songs. It seems as though every human emotion and every spiritual ambition finds expression in the poetry of the Psalms…The Saviour Himself, however, has provided the key to the most profitable of all meditations, that is to find Christ in the Psalms. Here we may find His sufferings and His glory, His feelings and His tender inner experiences. On that memorable first day of the week on the way to Emmaus, and later in Jerusalem in the midst of His disciples, He showed those early believers that He was in all the Scriptures, and He made special reference to the Psalms (Lk 24:27, 44). Indeed certain Psalms are called “Messianic” because, apart from Himself, the Messiah, there can be no ultimate understanding or fulfilment of those particular Psalms.

The Psalms are many believers’ favorite book of the Bible, and for good reason. But have you ever thought about how even songs of praise can point and lead to Jesus?

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