Even though this week’s Quick Tip is simple, it is incredibly helpful, especially if you are teaching or leading a study. The Bible is full of names and places that we don’t know how to say, but in with one click in WORDsearch, you can hear a word pronounced.
Have you ever opened a book in WORDsearch and seen the weird orange asterisk looking icon on the toolbar? If your book has that icon, you should be excited! This means that your book has special features. Commentaries and study Bibles are the most common books that include special features, but other books can have them as well. So always be on the lookout for that icon when opening a book.
Special features in WORDsearch is a catch-all term for groups of items that a reader might take particular interest in. Examples include maps, charts, timelines, and photographs.
Happy Saturday everyone! As you were busy preparing sermons or deep into Bible study, you may have missed a few emails or social media posts from us here at WORDsearch. Here’s your weekly email to catch you up on what is going on.
“The Stimulation of Christian Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Scholarship Toward Further Inquiry into the Scriptural Interpretations of the Ancient Christian Writers.”
We have been excitedly waiting this release – The Ancient Christian Commentary on the Scriptures (ACCS) from InterVarsity Press. The editors of this set have hit a home run in our humble opinion. They’ve edited, translated, footnoted, and reorganized truly ancient material in a way that is fresh, usable, teachable, and preachable.
The ACCS is a massive project that was started in 1993 and only recently completed. Dozens of expert Bible scholars worked to translate and sift through thousands of ancient writings from the early church. Many refer to this work as “the Christian Talmud.” It’s a carefully crafted commentary that pieces together the works of serious Christian writers from 95 A.D. to 749 A.D. Thousands of commentary segments (mostly in the form of a paragraph or two) are placed exactly where they belong connected with Scripture.
Hundreds of volumes of patrisitic writings (or early church fathers) have never been translated into English and remain in Latin and Greek. The editors of the ACCS have combed these works, translating into English for the first time, the parts that are relevant or useful. 293 ancient authors contributed to this work, and they are arranged in the ACCS to be able to reflect on one another. Read more and check this commentary out, especially while it is on sale.
Dr. John MacArthur’s Excellent Study Resources
MacArthur is one of our most requested authors here at WORDsearch. His outstanding scholarship is sought by preachers, teachers, and serious students of God’s Word. This week, we introduced a limited time sale on three of his most helpful tools. These three volumes are full of MacArthur’s study notes from 35 years of scholarship, precise commentary for every passage of Scripture, accurate answers for the questions that often perplex our personal study, along with maps, charts, word studies, and more. It is hard to explain the value of these books in a way that does them justice - you’ll just have to check them out for yourself.
Blog Posts You Might Have Missed This Week:
A powerful technique for having multiple windows open at the same time, yet maintaining maximum room to read text, is to “dock” multiple windows. This way, you could have all the Bibles you are using docked into one window next to five different commentaries docked in their own window (so only two different windows open, plenty of reading space!). This saves you from having to have many windows open with a tiny amount of reading space for each one.
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Why are small groups important? In Hebrews 10:19-25 we are told to not forsake meeting together to exhort one another. Verses 24-25 specifically say, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (ESV) If all you do is go to church on Sunday and sit in a service you are not fully doing what we are being told to do here. How can you stir someone up to love and good works that you are not spending time with? The answer is you can’t.
Happy Saturday everyone! We hope you had a great week. Here is what you might have missed at WORDsearch recently.
This year for our Christmas sale, we’re trying something a little different. If you don’t see the book you want on the Christmas sale page, just email or call us, tell what book you want to see in the sale, and our customer service team will respond to your request with the best deal possible.
The sale already includes some of our new releases and some of our most popular study tools and bundles, including most of our Bible translations. And the best part? You can use promo code 8573 to get $10 off a purchase of $20 or more. As an added bonus, when your order totals $50 or more, you can request a free upgrade to WORDsearch 10!
“The one object of the Holy Scriptures is to reveal the person and portrait of Jesus. This is the key to its interpretation.” – A.B. Simpson
One of the coolest things about WORDsearch is that we can find and provide electronic versions of hard-to-find print volumes. The Christ in the Bible Commentary is one of those – out of print and highly sought out by preachers and students of God’s Word. And for good reason! Simpson (1843-1919) was a prolific preacher, author, and theologian, known for making a significant contribution to worldwide evangelism. Simpson’s insight into the Scriptures reads as fresh today as when it was written.
Simpson finds Christ everywhere. He believed that Christ can be found on every page of the Bible, and his commentary backs up his conviction. It is also outline with alliteration. Check out The Christ in the Bible Commentary set now while it is 73% off.
Blog Posts You Might Have Missed This Week:
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Be on the lookout Monday for a new, exciting commentary release!