A Wealth of Valuable Insight for Studying John & Acts

Praised as “one of the greatest living commentators on the New Testament,” Craig Keener has written two massive commentary sets, both highly praised and hailed as two of the best commentaries available on the Bible books of John and Acts. Both sets are now available for your Wordsearch library at our special intro price for a limited time.

Acts: An Exegetical Commentary

Acts: An Exegetical Commentary may be the largest and most thoroughly documented commentary on the book of Acts available. The four volumes are over 4,400 pages and cite more than 45,000 extrabiblical ancient references. An invaluable, exhaustive resource, Keener’s magnum opus will be the first commentary you’ll want to turn to when studying Acts.

Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context. Keener’s primary focus is on the social, historical, and rhetorical aspects of the text while examining how Acts compares with the events of history. He utilizes an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offers a wealth of fresh insights from his decades’ worth of extensive research.

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Free Friday! The New Guidebook for Pastors

Free Book Friday for Bible Software

You would think that the closer a man comes to God, the cleaner and holier he will feel. In fact, just the opposite is true. No serious preacher of the gospel feels worthy of the call to preach. If he does, he is headed for destruction and disillusionment. The call to preach does not make us feel any more holy than the call to salvation does. The closer you get to God, the brighter the light is and the more you see yourself as sinful. Isaiah was convicted of his sinfulness, and he cried out, “Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips and live among a people of unclean lips, and because my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts” (Isa. 6:5).

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $11.99 is The New Guidebook for Pastors by Mac Brunson and James W. Bryant.

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Learn to Engage with the Old Testament Text

Introducing the Old Testament provides a comprehensive overview to the Old Testament organized in a format that will aid your preaching and teaching. Filled with maps, illustrations, sidebars, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading, you’ll be equipped to teach others how to read and engage with the Old Testament.

Decades of Wisdom

The authors bring decades of scholarly study and classroom experience to this work. Each chapter outlines the historical and cultural background, literary features, main characters, key theological themes, and structure of the Old Testament books.

Organized Visual Aids

More than 50 visuals are included in this volume, including tables, diagrams, timelines, and figures that are all listed together in the Table of Contents in Wordsearch. Each visual is linked to the page it appears on. This way you can easily find the graphics you need when creating a sermon or lesson. These images are full-color, beautiful, and go along perfectly with the themes of the chapters.

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Read More – The New International Commentary

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The New International Commentary combines readability with expert scholarship and is highly regarded by theologians, preachers, and Bible students. The volumes in this commentary bridge the gap between today’s world and that of Bible times.

Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book and examines its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology.

Here is how the intro for the Mark volume looks in Wordsearch. Each section of the intro is separated out into the eight parts included in this specific volume so you can easily know which section you would like to study.

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Wordsearch 12 Libraries Designed for Those in Ministry

One of the best parts about using the new Wordsearch 12 program is adding books to your library. In total, Wordsearch has over 5,000 books available to aid you in studying God’s Word.

Where to begin?

It can be hard to know where to start with so many options. While the base library of Wordsearch 12 includes 50 books and provides a well-rounded library (and worth over $350, learn more here.), we have also created five additional libraries. These libraries were designed to help you with certain aspects of your ministry and include additional resources that were chosen specifically for teaching or preaching. Each of these libraries includes from 101 up to 1,856 volumes and are some of the best deals we offer. To see a comparison chart of what books are included in each library, click here.

Already have books in your library?

Our custom pricing feature will show you what you will pay for each library depending on what books you already have in your library. This means you never pay for the same book twice. You must be logged in to see your custom pricing.

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IVP’s Exploring the Bible Series

IVP’s Exploring the Bible Series makes scholarship on the Old and New Testaments accessible to contemporary students and readers. Each of the six volumes brims with helpful features to facilitate learning, including maps, charts, graphs, timelines, and glossaries.

Rooted in an actual classroom experience, the Exploring the Bible Series provides up-to-date scholarship that is student-friendly, reliable, balanced, and clearly organized.

Each chapter is set up like a lesson.

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