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Four great new titles with loads of concise information!

Posted on: April 28th, 2009 by Craig Rairdin 2 Comments
The AMG Concise Introduction to the Bible is for every person who has ever wanted to get a firm grasp on Bible history and Bible meaning, but didn’t have a clue how to do it or where to begin.Where did we come from? How did we get where we are? What is our future? Preeminent among all literature about the big questions of life is the Holy Bible. Nowhere else can one get the insight, perspective and answers that God’s Word provides.

Find the answers to the big questions of life through the recounting of Bible history made relevant to today’s readers.


The AMG Concise Bible Doctrine takes hard to comprehend Biblical doctrine and makes it readily understandable for the contemporary Bible scholar. Includes:

  • How to Interpret the Bible
  • Who God Is
  • The Present Ministry of Jesus Christ
  • The Present Ministry of the Holy Spirit
  • The Works of Angels
  • The Nature of Satan and Demon Activity
  • The Nature of Prophecy
  • The Signs of the Times and the Rapture
  • The Eternal Abode of the Unsaved
  • The Eternal Home of the Saved


AMG’s Encyclopedia of Bible Facts is more than a trivia book, more than an introduction to the Bible, more than a dictionary, and more than a word almanac of the Bible. It’s everything you ever wanted to know about the Bible and then some.Christianity is an historic religion based on countless verifiable facts. Whether you want to inquire about archaeological findings, New Testament manuscripts, culture, people, prophecies or many, many other areas, you will find what you need here. Over 100,000 fun-filled and interesting Bible facts.


Reese Chronological Encyclopedia of Christian Biographies is a virtual “Who’s Who” of Christian History form the First Century AD to Today!Reggie White | C.S.Lewis | Martin Luther | John Knox | Bill Bright | Francis Bacon | John Milton | John B Phillips | Amy Carmichael | Frinces Ridley Havergal | Merrill Unger | Oswald Chambers | …and thousands more

With over five thousand biographical sketches of Christian leaders spanning twenty centuries, readers will be hard-pressed to find someone of note not mentioned in this volume.


ESV Study Bible Now Available

Posted on: March 26th, 2009 by Craig Rairdin 18 Comments

The ESV Study Bible is now available for PocketBible for Windows, WindowsMobile and iPhone (Palm is coming)!

ESV Study Bible The ESV Study Bible recently received the “Christian Book of the Year” award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. It contains new study notes, maps, illustrations, charts, timelines, articles and introductions. All of this and the ESV text (if you already have the ESV text watch your email for a special discount on purchasing the ESV Study Bible). It’s the equivalent of having a 20 volume Bible resource library all in one study Bible (and all in the palm of your hand if you’re purchasing it for WindowsMobile or iPhone).

The ESV was created to help people understand the timeless truths of the Bible in a deeper way. It was created by a team of 95 evangelical Christian scholars and teachers.

I’ve been using it for a while now, both in print and in PocketBible and have found it extremely useful. It really is like having a reference library in the palm of your hand!

The ESV Study Bible is regularly priced at $29.99. Until the end of April you can purchase it for $23.99 (20% off).

Click your platform to go to the product page and add the study Bible to your order form.
Windows | WindowsMobile | iPhone (subscription required)

If you’ve purchased the ESV in the past, watch your email for a discount off of the ESV Study Bible.

UPDATE 3/28/2009 6:50AM EST…We released the Palm version of the ESV Study Bible last night! Check your email for the announcement.

NIV Study Bible Update

Posted on: July 23rd, 2008 by Craig Rairdin 19 Comments

Zondervan has announced the upcoming release of the NIV Study Bible for Windows Mobile and Palm. We are doing this product in partnership with Zondervan. It will include our Windows Mobile and Palm readers (PocketBible and MyBible) plus the option of a one-year subscription to for iPhone and iPod Touch users.

The NIV Study Bible has undergone a 25% revision to its over 20,000 in-text study notes. It also includes a comprehensive topical index. Zondervan will be selling a CD-ROM version of the product through Christian bookstores and other retail establishments. Laridian will sell it through its Web site. The release is slated to correspond to a reprint of the print edition of the NIV Study Bible coming out this fall.

We are pleased to be able to work with publishers during this phase of a new release. The timing allows both the print and electronic products to benefit from the promotion of the other and reduces questions about the availability of each. Forward-thinking publishers are beginning to do this more and more — thinking about electronic rights at the same time they’re releasing major new reference works in print. Zondervan is among that group.

We don’t have further details such as pricing at this time. We just wanted to let you know about it as soon as we could. You should see this product in September from us, and in Christian bookstores for the Christmas season.

NLT Study Bible

Posted on: July 17th, 2008 by Craig Rairdin 15 Comments

As you may have heard, Tyndale recently announced their plans to publish the NLT Study Bible based on the New Living Translation (second edition). The study Bible will have almost 26,000 notes on various verses. It will include maps, charts, illustrations and a built in word-study system. It also has introduction notes on ten major sections of the Bible, personality profiles and more in-depth articles on places and topics.

Laridian is happy to announce that we have been chosen by Tyndale to be one of the first Bible software companies releasing the electronic version of the study Bible simultaneously with the release of the print edition (slated for the fall of 2008). The collection will include the NLT(se), NLT Study Bible Notes and cross references, two volumes of the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series (Matthew/Mark & Romans/Galatians), the Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary, the Tyndale Bible Dictionary, the One Year Bible and One Year Bible Companion, One Year with Jesus and One Year Walk with God devotionals. Tyndale will be placing this bundle in Christian retail outlets. Laridian will be adding all these titles (and some others) to our existing product line.

These titles will be available for PocketBible for Windows, PocketBible 4 for Windows Mobile, iPocketBible for iPhone and iPod Touch, MyBible for Palm and the NLT(se) for the Noah reader for Blackberry (already available).

Bookstore representatives attending the ICRS convention in Orlando this past week were treated to a pre-release copy of the NLT Study Bible collection.

Laridian and Tyndale have enjoyed a close relationship over the past ten years of Laridian’s existence and we at Laridian are extremely excited to be working so closely with Tyndale on this project.

Stay tuned for this release in the Fall. Also, stay tuned for some other exciting news about additional titles being released over the next month or so. We’ve been working hard and it’s been hard to keep it all quiet. You’re going to really like what we’ve been working on!

PocketBible for Windows Now Available

Posted on: August 21st, 2007 by Craig Rairdin 45 Comments

I’m happy to announce that PocketBible for Windows is now available at our Web site.

We’ll be sending emails to existing customers over the next 2-3 days with a discounted price of $19.99. Regular retail price is $29.99. If you can’t wait we’d be happy to accept the extra $10. 🙂

Any books you’ve already purchased for MyBible or PocketBible will entitle you to download the same books for your Windows PC. The only exception is the Ancient Christian Commentary Series, which we’re prohibited from distributing on the desktop until some date in the future. We’re trying to remedy that because it’s a great commentary series and we’d like to see more people using it.

We’ve mentioned it before but one of the cool options you have for another $19.99 is receiving your entire PocketBible for Windows library on a USB flash memory drive. You can still download now for immediate satisfaction, but then we’ll send you everything in your download account (including existing purchases plus anything you purchase at the time you place your USB flash drive order) that is compatible with PocketBible for Windows on one USB drive, complete with custom Laridian lanyard.

Just a reminder: If you have technical questions, send them to Tech Support through the Help Desk at our Web site. Don’t post them here. There are several reasons: First, by going through the Help Desk you may find that your question is already answered. Second, your question will get directly to our tech support department without depending on one of them to wander in and read the blog comments. Finally, there are people who subscribe to these blog comments and you’re just clogging up the comments with issues that only pertain to you. Just so you know, even though all comments to this blog are moderated, we always approve the tech support questions that get posted here just so people can laugh at you behind your back. 🙂

OK one major new product down. Several more to go…

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament is released for Pocket PC

Posted on: March 13th, 2007 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament is now available for use with PocketBible 3. This is a Hebrew Lexicon with definitions linked to Strong’s Numbering system and sells for $29.99. Registered PocketBible 3 owners should watch their inboxes for a special introductory offer on this new book. If you are a registered user and don’t receive an email announcement by March 16, 2007, contact us at to get your discount code.

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture released for Palm OS & Pocket PC

Posted on: February 20th, 2007 by Michelle Stramel 1 Comment

We’ve released the following reference titles for use with MyBible 4 for Palm OS and PocketBible 3 for Pocket PC:

  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Genesis 1-11 (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Genesis 12-50 (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: 12 Prophets (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Matthew 1-13 (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Matthew 14-28 (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Mark (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Luke (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Romans (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: 1-2 Corinthians (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary: Colossians-Philemon (Palm | Pocket PC) – $19.99
  • Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Bundle 1 (Palm | Pocket PC) – $199.99

Registered MyBible 4 and PocketBible 3 owners should watch their inboxes for a special introductory offer on this new commentary. If you are a registered user and don’t receive an email announcement by February 26, 2007, contact us at to get your discount code.

The Challenges of the New American Bible

Posted on: August 15th, 2006 by Craig Rairdin 10 Comments

As we mentioned a while back we’re about to release the New American Bible (NAB), one of the more popular Catholic editions of the Bible. While most people understand that Catholic and “protestant” Bibles differ in the number of books they include in the canon, few realize some of the other differences and how this affects Bible software. (more…)

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