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Free Resource Friday

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This week’s Free Resource Friday is the book Delirious by Martin Smith. Delirious

For seventeen years, Martin Smith held the microphone for Delirious? — the mega-selling, Dove Award–winning, Grammy-nominated band that helped bring the modern worship movement into existence. Martin sang before popes and princes, cheered a generation of history-makers into action, and saw his life change in ways he could never have imagined. Yet Martin still wrestled with questions every Christian faces: How do I balance my ministry with my family? How do I know what God is leading me to do? Can I hold on to my first love for God while still holding on to the wisdom gained over years?Martin reflects on everything from the craft of leading worship to the challenges of parenthood to how to find a place of compassion in our postmodern culture. Along the way, he challenges us to ask: Are we going to be spectators—or agents of change? Are we going to read history—or make it happen? Always personal and often surprising, Martin’s story will spur you to embrace the action God wants you to take.

 

Look for this title as a free download in the in-app store of The Bible Study App!

Don’t yet have The Bible Study App? Get it free here!

 

 

Free Video Download

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Through the end of the month our friends at www.videosforyouth.com have this video illustration available as a free download.

A simple parable about evangelism, this mini-movie takes a light-hearted look at a heavy subject. Based on Romans 10:14.


To download this video go here!

 

Cross References in The Bible Study App

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See how The Bible Study App’s cross references enhanced for the Resource Guide will save you tons of time and effort.

Go Here to See Cross References Enhanced for the Resource Guide.

Sneak Peek: Archaeological Study Bible Notes

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One of the great things about our upcoming 5.9 iOS release is how The Bible Study App will be better able to layout text in ways that we could not before.  We wanted to show you a few examples of this using the Archaeological Study Bible Notes. (Screenshots taken from an iPad 2.  Click for a larger view.)

Compare the Study Notes in the Resource Guide in the Split Screen

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On the current iOS 5.5.4 App, The Archaeological Study Bible Notes require the entire width to display the images, and that the text cannot flow around the images. In the new iOS 5.9 App, note how the caption actually looks like a proper caption, and the text flows around the images as intended.

Split Comparison 2

Compare the Study Notes in Full Screen

Full Screen Comparison

Text display is just one of the many advantages to this future app update.  Make sure you have our latest iOS update that paves the way for this future update by clicking the link App Store graphic below:

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The Archaeological Study Bible Notes and all enhanced titles for the Resource Guide are discounted this weekend.

Enhanced for the Resource Guide: Bible Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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What is the Resource Guide?  The Resource Guide is your personal research assistant within The Bible Study App.  When we say a resource is “enhanced” for the Resource Guide, it means it’s more than just a flat ebook that you read once and put away.  An enhanced resource is a powerful feature in The Bible Study App that you can use to find what you’re looking for easily and quickly.  Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias are two of the products that Olive Tree enhances for the Resource Guide.

Here are three ways The Bible Study App enhances Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias (screenshots are from an iPad 2 and a Nexus 7 – click on an image for a expanded view):

ONE:

Open your favorite Bible in the main window. (I’ve got the ESV open in this example.)  Tap the split window handle and drag it to a width or height you like.  As I scroll through the Bible text, the resource guide keeps up with me and searches through all the books in my library for content related to the Scripture passage in the main window.

If you scroll down the Resource Guide results, you will see the section headings “People,” “Places,” and “Topics.”

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Tap or click on the person/place/topic you want to learn more about.  I chose “Altar” in this example.  The Bible Study App then brings you results from within the resources you have on your device.  I’m using the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible for our example.

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You’ll see that the resource has the words “article to altar” underneath the book cover.  Tap/Click on the book cover and The Bible Study App will take you directly to the article within the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible.  After you’ve tapped on the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, you can scroll down and read the entire article without having to leave your Bible text.

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When you encounter a map, chart, image or photo, you can tap to bring up a closer view.

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If there are scripture references in the article, just tap the verse and it will appear in a pop-up window.

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You can also tap the top right-hand corner of the pop-up window to bring up the option to open these hyperlinked references in the main window or the split window.

TWO:

You can also utilize the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible as a traditional encyclopedia in The Bible Study App.  Just Tap/Click the “Go-To” button and scroll through this awesome resource as you would a hard-copy encyclopedia.

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THREE:

The Bible Study App Search feature takes the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible to another level. Tap/Click the “Search” icon (magnifying glass icon) and type the word you’re looking for to find all the references of that word in the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible.

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EXTRA:

In iPhone/iPad app, you also have an additional option.  Tap and hold a word in the Bible text and an option menu bar will pop up.  From here you get the options to Copy, Highlight, Note, Bookmark, Share, Define, Lookup and More.

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If you tap “Define” you will get the integrated iOS dictionary pop-up.

If you tap the “Lookup” button you’ll get “hits” from your resources on just that specific word. From here you can follow the same steps as you would in the resource guide option above.

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This week you can save on resources that are specifically enhanced for the Resource Guide.

Go here to browse them now!

Free Resource Friday

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This week’s Free Resource Friday is Olive Tree’s Places of the Bible: 100 Important Biblical LocationsPlaces in the Bible

 

Olive Tree Places: 100 Important Biblical Locations, offers details about towns, cities, and regions where some of the most important events in the Bible took place. From material on geographic locations to how each place is tied to the fabric of biblical history, this compilation provides information that will enrich your study of the Bible and enhance your understanding of the varied landscape in which God’s story unfolds.

In addition to browsing this work, readers will also be able to find entries through the Bible Study app’s dictionary look up feature, allowing them to access this information easily while studying the Bible or reading any of the other titles available on our platform.

 

To download this title for The Bible Study App you can search for it in the in-app store or go HERE for download instructions.

Also check out this week’s specials on titles enhanced for The Bible Study Apps Resource Guide.

 

 

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