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Archive for April, 2012

New IVP Pocket Reference Books Released

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

Laridian has released the following two additional titles in the InterVarsity Press (IVP) Pocket Reference Series:

Pocket Guide to World Religions offers a concise, informative guide with answers to basic questions about the world’s varied religions. What do they believe? How do their beliefs effect how they eat, dress, live? How many followers do they have? Twelve major religions are covered including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Parsi, Shinto, and Sikhism. And sixteen new religious movements are covered. As the author, Winfried Corduan, mentions in the preface, “This book is written for those of us who do not know anything about other religions and do not have the option of subjecting ourselves to lengthy and laborious study.”

If you are interested in this title, you might also like related Pocket books: Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements and Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations.


Pocket History of Theology offers a clear and informed guide to the central tenets of Christian faith and the internal threats and external challenges it has faced and continues to confront even today. If you like learning about Christian or Church History, this is an important aspect of it.

If you are interested in this title, you might also like related Pocket books: Pocket Dictionary of Church History and Pocket History of the Church.

The Pocket Guide to World Religions and Pocket History of Theology are available separately for $4.99 each. Other Pocket titles available sell for $4.99 to $5.99 each. All Pocket titles we offer are also part of our IVP Pocket Reference Series bundle which includes 14 Pocket Reference volumes for $57.99.


PocketBible is now free!

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 5 Comments

Now that we have made our PocketBible Bible software free (for every platform which we currently offer it), it is possible to enjoy and use PocketBible with no investment other than a little memory on your device. How do you get started?

First you need to choose a device type or operating system (OS). We currently offer PocketBible on the following platforms:

  • iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) – Start at the App store and search for PocketBible. Download the program to your device and register it the first time you go into the program. To download and install free or previously purchased Bibles and books, choose Menu | Add/Remove Books.
  • AndroidPocketBible for Android is currently in an alpha or pre-release form but is still being actively used by many of our customers. Click here for step-by-step instructions to download. Once you register in the program, you can download free or previously purchased Bibles and books using the My Library menu option.
  • Windows PC – start at our website and order PocketBible for Windows for free. You’ll also need to add some Bibles and books to your account when you place your order to use with the program. Once your order is complete, we’ll send you a confirmation email with instructions to download and install your software.
  • Windows Mobile – not many people are still using these devices, but if you are, you’re in luck! Start at our website and order PocketBible 4 for Windows Mobile for free. You’ll also need to add some Bibles and books to your account when you place your order to use with the program. Once your order is complete, we’ll send you a confirmation email with instructions to download and install your software. (Note: This program will not work on Windows Phone 7 or later).
  • Palm OS – Technically, this is our MyBible software but it’s still free if you are using one of these older devices. Start at our website and order MyBible 5 for Palm OS for free. You’ll also need to add some Bibles and books to your account when you place your order to use with the program. Once your order is complete, we’ll send you a confirmation email with instructions to download and install your software. (Note: This software will not work on webOS – click here for webOS solution).

You can order and download the following Bibles and books for free: American Standard Version, Bible in Basic English, Darby’s New Translation, Geneva Bible NT, King James Version, Webster’s Bible, Weymouth Bible NT, World English Bible, Young’s Literal Translation, Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary, Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary, Scofield’s Reference Notes, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, Easton’s Bible Dictionary, Nave’s Topical Bible, Hitchcock’s Dictionary of Bible Names, Torrey’s Topical Textbook, Condensed Bible Cyclopedia, 7 “Through the Bible” Reading Plans, Morning and Evening Devotionals by Spurgeon, Daily Light on the Daily Path, Works of Josephus (5 Volumes), Works of Augustine (5 Volumes), Imitation of Christ, and Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.

We also offer best-selling Bible translations such as New International Version (NIV), New Living Translation (NLTse), English Standard Version, The Message and more. And popular reference material including NIV Study Bible Notes, Life Application Study Bible Notes, ESV Study Bible, Expositor’s Bible Commentary (NT), Vine’s Complete, Expository Dictionary of the Bible, New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, and more. You’ll find a wide variety of material starting at $7.99 each.

You will be able to use your Bibles and books on all your devices that work with PocketBible. For example, install PocketBible on your iPhone and PC and use your Bibles and books both places. You can use the synchronization feature to keep your notes, highlights, bookmarks and other personal data the same on both devices.

New for PocketBible and MyBible: Expositor’s Bible Commentary, New Testament

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 3 Comments


We have released the Zondervan Expositor’s Bible Commentary: New Testament for use with PocketBible for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows PC and MyBible for Palm OS.

As the name suggests, this commentary focuses on providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures. Over the years, it has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide. The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible (sold separately) provides the basis for the comments, but authors also refer freely to other translations and to the original languages.

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: New Testament sells for $79.99.

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