Read Ancient Christian Thoughts in Modern Technology

Have you ever wondered how the ancient Christians interpreted Scripture and doctrines?

The leaders and writers within the early Christian church were known as the patristics or the early church fathers. The writings of these men are mostly in Greek and Latin, and they were central to the creation of Christian doctrine and the establishment of the Christian Church in the first five centuries. The purpose of exegesis in the patristic period was to humbly seek the revealed truth in the Scriptures, and these works have great value today for those who preach and teach.

Wordsearch has three sets of books, The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Ancient Christian Doctrines, and Ancient Christian Devotional that will help you get familiar with the early church fathers and their interpretations.

Why should you care? They contain ancient material that has been edited, translated, footnoted, and reorganized in a way that is fresh, usable, teachable, and preachable.

Plus, using the powerful searching and cross-referencing features of Wordsearch make these works even more useful.

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Weekly Free Book – Crossway Edition

Hi everyone! This week we are offering a free book on holiness for you to add to your library in our Crossway Sale.

You can find it over on the Crossway Sale page.

Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend.

Catalina Update

In order to complete the necessary fixes for Wordsearch Bible to run on Mac OS Catalina, we have been working with a third-party company for over a year now to work towards a solution. As soon as Apple announced the intentions to move towards 64-bit requirements, Wordsearch began planning on how to resolve the issue. This third-party company specializes in converting Windows-based programs and retrofitting it to work in Mac environment.

Because of this we have been waiting since the launch of OS Catalina on a build to arrive that we could implement and release.

Just as of this week, we have finally received a test build from our third-party company and have now been able to turn over that code to our internal programming development team. Initial tests on the test build are very promising and we are hopeful for a near-term release. This being said, there are still a couple of hurdles to clear and work will continue on these hurdles throughout this upcoming weekend to ensure that we get the fix out for everyone as absolutely soon as possible.

Overall, this week has been a tremendously large step in the right direction to resolving this very unfortunate and very long delay. We greatly apologize for the massive inconvenience this has caused, and we will look forward to sharing a more exact release date with you very soon.

Please stay tuned to this page as we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Two Minutes a Day Biblical Language Series

“…with Jonathan Kline’s series, language learners can not only protect and sustain the knowledge they’ve acquired—they can build new skills. These expertly designed…books will help anyone who has taken an introductory biblical language course revive their reading ability, and the lessons can even function as daily devotional readings in the original language. ” –Brian R. Doak, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Faculty Fellow in the William Penn Honors Program, George Fox University

If you have studied a biblical language, you know that even after two or three semesters in the classroom it can be easy to soon forget most of what you learned, especially vocabulary. After entering the working world, most of us who studied these languages in seminary or college find it challenging to pay much attention to them, let alone achieve our primary goals of exegeting and meditating on God’s Word in the original languages.

The Two Minutes a Day Biblical Language Series has been specially designed to build on your previous study of Greek, Hebrew, and/or Aramaic and help you read a small amount of the Bible in its original languages every day in an easy, manageable, and spiritually enriching way.

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New! The NAC Jumbo Bundle

The NAC Jumbo Bundle

God’s Word does not change. God’s world, however, changes in every generation.” – NAC Editors 

The New American Commentary (NAC) is a carefully developed, evangelical commentary that makes God’s Word relevant to our world today. The perspective of the NAC is unapologetically confessional and rooted in the evangelical tradition. It affirms the divine inspiration, inerrancy, complete truthfulness, and full authority of the Bible. 

Accessible and Useful for Everyone 

Written to be understood by those with no advanced training, the NAC is a readable, up-to-date commentary. But, it also provides insight for scholarly students who want to go deep into the original languages. To keep the commentary accessible and useful for everyone, the NAC puts points relating to contemporary scholarship and technical points of grammar and syntax in the footnotes. This keeps the commentary easy to read, yet the deeper detail is there, out of the way for those who want to study it. The NAC is packed with these footnotes. In Wordsearch, you can hover over one of these footnotes and the footnotes text will pop-up in a separate window. If you click on the footnote, it will appear within your text so you can copy and paste the information. 

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Weekly Free Book

Hi everyone! This week we are offering a free book of practical wisdom for pastors for you to add to your library in our Flash Sale.

You can find it over on the Flash Sale page.

Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend.