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Review – The Bible speaks today New Testament CD-ROM – IVP

May 2008 | by Jim Day

The Bible speaks today New Testament CD-ROM

Series Editor: John Stott

IVP

£74.99; ISBN: 978-1-84474-241-7

 

The Bible speaks today (BST) series is a well-regarded set of commentaries produced by IVP and written by various authors under the editorial oversight of John Stott. The full set of BST New Testament commentaries (22 titles) is now available on a single CD-ROM, which can be used on any computer with a Microsoft Windows 98 or later operating system.

Each commentary slots into a digital library set up on your computer using supplied software called the Libronix Digital Library System (LDLS). Once LDLS is installed, you can read the text of the commentaries on your computer screen. It is not intended that the commentaries will be read from cover to cover as with a normal book. For those, like myself, who prefer not to read long sections of text on a screen, pages can be printed out.

One of the great advantages of the software is that it is fully searchable. You can search for any word, phrase, topic, or Bible reference found in the text of the BST series, or any other digital books you may have in your LDLS library. Books in the Libronix Digital Library System also often feature hyperlinks to other articles, Bible references, web pages, etc.

The CD-ROM is easy to use and comes into its own for study purposes, particularly when looking for cross references. Having used the software myself in Bible study preparation, I can thoroughly recommend it for that purpose.

This CD-ROM is an economic way of acquiring and accessing a full set of NT commentaries, without filling your bookshelves.

James Day

Maryport

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