Category theWord Bible Software

Discover theWord Bible Software

I use theWord Bible Software exclusively for my Bible study preparation. It is free and very powerful and comes with hundreds of ad-on modules – many available right here on my site. Costas Stergiou is the creator of the software and he has invested over 14,000 hours in developing theWord. I and a team of volunteers have chipped in perhaps hundreds of hours in testing the software, developing training resources, as well as discovering and converting Bibles, dictionaries, commentaries, and books into theWord. Give it a try and spread theWord!

theWord Bible Software Version 4 Just Released!

theWord Bible Software is the exclusive software I use to prepare my Bible studies and I just can’t recommend it enough. Download it today. It is powerful, easy, and free! I will be offering a CD with over 500 ad-on modules in the very near future as a bonus with every order made at the douglashamp.com store. Tutorial videos are available on douglashamp.com

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM, theWord News <newsletter@theword.gr> wrote:

theWord Newsletter – November 30, 2012

theWord 4 is Out!

Simpler, faster, better than ever.
The best free Bible software now offers much more at the same price,        which is free!

Bible Reading Plans

Enjoy reading the Bible from a set of predefined and extensible list of Bible Reading plans, or create your own Bible Reading plan according to your own needs. theWord offers the most versatile setup options that allow you to tailor your plan to your personal style and pace like no other application.

Organize your Daily Readings

Now there is a single place to organize and follow your daily readings! Follow one or more reading plans, meditate on one or more devotionals each day, and keep track of all your readings in a single place. theWord will remind you every day (or whenever you want) of your plan and help you catch-up with your planned readings. It has never been easier to monitor your reading progress.

Integrated Module Installer

No need to run module installers anymore! You can now simply drag-n-drop modules in the integrated installer to easily add new modules to your installation and enjoy more content. theWord will now associate all known module extensions thus allowing you to install modules just by double-clicking on them.

Use theWord as Your Personal Ministry Tool

The new version of theWord allows you to customize and package it for your own personal needs! Create packages to share with a class, make your own distribution and provide your own unique content and welcome screen to your target audience.

Make your work easier with the new version of theWord.

Enjoy many more additions and features to make your experience better:

  • Defining module sets is now easier with advanced sorting and filtering capabilities
  • New ‘Find & Replace’ dialogs in Book viewer along with several new editing functions (paragraphs, bullets, lists, etc.)
  • Several dialog enhancements and better support for large DPI screens
  • Better commentary navigation with Book/Chapter/Verse buttons to jump directly to relevant comments
  • Reworked skin and graphics to make your desktop less cluttered
  • … and much more: read the complete list of new features

 

 

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Help theWord – Get theWord toGo

theWord toGo

theWord is the result of a great, ongoing effort!

It is interesting to know that about 0.3% of the people that download theWord make a donation. Although this number is small, it does help keep theWord really free for the remaining 99.7% of its users.If you can really afford it, and you think that theWord is a worthy ministry you mayconsider a donation. By doing so you are truly helping provide this high-quality Bible study software, free of charge to everyone.

 

Get theWord toGo with a donation of at least $35

… and get modules worth the $35 donation!

theWord toGo is a pre-configured flash drive, preloaded with theWord Bible Software and more than 200 Books & Bibles!

What’s more, it includes Premium modules worth $35, and specifically:

 

 

Official site: www.theword.net
User forum: forum.theword.net
Thank you,
Costas Stergiou

Paid modules

New International Version 2011 
New International Version 2011
Includes more than 100,000 cross-references, translator’s notes, passage headings, parallel passages, word of Jesus in red, poetry and prose text indentation

New American Standard Bible Bundle 
New American Standard Bible Bundle
Includes: NASB, NASB 1977, LBLA, NBLH, 17,000 translator’s notes,       93,000 cross-references, NASEC (Exhaustive Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek concordance) 

New Living Translation®, Second Edition 
New Living Translation®, Second Edition
The Holy Bible, New Living Translation provides a wonderful balance of readability and authority. It is easy to understand, poetically beautiful, powerful, and emotive. 

Maps of Bible Lands       
Maps of Bible Lands – American Bible Society
Sixteen full color, detailed, high resolution maps of Bible lands.

Chafer's Systematic Theology 
Chafer’s Systematic Theology
Includes all original unabridged eight volumes!Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible!       
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible!
Nearly 5,000 articles written by 600 first-rate Bible authorities thoroughly explaining books, persons, places and significant terms of the Bible 

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume       
Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume
“ …considered by many to be the best New Testament dictionary ever compiled ” 

Browse more paid modules online

 

Looking for a Feature Rich Bible Program for Your Study of God’s Word?

Looking for a feature-rich Bible program?  Want a free Bible program whose price tag does not reflect its power?  In the Beginning was the Word is the perfect mixture of power and cost.  With a price tag of zero, The Word combines truly unparalleled feature-richness with a very reasonable cost.  Neither features or cost was sacrificed.  Both are perfectly combined in The Word.  See below:

Your Bible Program

The Word is completely customizable.  Built from the ground up to be fully international, The Word is perfect for you if you speak a language other than English.  The Word layouts save and restore custom user window layouts and settings to easily pick back up that in-depth Bible study you started.  The Word has many preinstalled skins to satisfy your sweet-tooth for eye candy.  Fonts and their sizes are easily changed to your liking.  You may completely customize how you view your Bible, including Strong’s Numbers, red letters, Greek morphology, inline dictionaries and commentaries, cross-references, Old Testament quotes, translator’s footnotes, paragraph layout, translator’s paragraphs, and the list goes on.  Not to mention you can highlight/mark up your Bible any way you like and know it will be there when you need it.  Customization is one of strongest and sought-after features of The Word.  You will not be disappointed.

 

Create Your Content

Another of the strongest features of The Word is its built-in ability to create user content.  Do you have commentary or dictionary notes that you want to compile?  Have a wealth of cross-references you want to integrate into your electronic Bible study?  The Word enables the user to easily and powerfully create commentaries (not just by verse, but by chapter, book, or verse ranges) dictionaries, regular topical books, and maps or images.  The power comes through a full-featured rich text editor that can handle nearly any type of content you can throw at it.  Once you create your content, you can utilize the extensive search capabilities to find anything you need.  And later, if you so choose, you can prepare your module for distribution easily.  In addition, you can create custom cross-references sets with marvelous ease-of-use.  Many The Word users have found that they had to look no further for a way to put their work into a useful electronic form.

Your Personal Library

The Word features an ever-growing and extensive library of official modules.  Modules created by users are added to this library continually.  The modules are not limited to English either.  For those modules that may not be freely distributed, there are resources for sale on a per-module basis.  What about having a whole library in The Word?  If you have too many modules, will you break it?  No need to worry.  The Word can successfully handle over hundreds upon hundreds of modules and still have its zippy speed.  Also, you can define custom module sets to organize your vast library to be able to effectively find the title that you are looking for and to put an end to the clutter.  But what good is a large library if you can’t search it effectively?  Good question.  The Word’s search function can be both simple and advanced.  Every type of content can be searched in many different ways.  Other than the typical Boolean functions, The Word can utilize regular expressions, custom search ranges, multilingual searches, etc.

In Your Pocket

Ever wanted to take your Bible program, all its settings, and your entire library with you?  Yep, you guessed it again.  The Word can be easily installed on a USB flash drive.  Your entire library, however large it may be can be stored with The Word with all of your customsettings, cross-refs, layouts, user modules, etc.  Also, even if you don’t want The Word on a USB drive, but you want the entire program run from one folder on your computer, you can do that too.  How much easier could it be??

Your Ease of Study

Space fails to tell extensively about the valuable Clipboard Monitor (to display the text of any copied verse reference in Windows), The Word’s unbloated installation and very responsive use, ease-of-navigation through the Bible, extensive verse list capabilities, etc.  The best way to find these things out, is to give The Word a try.  We are sure you will love The Word.  And, if you ever have a problem, there is an active forum in which the developer of The Word takes an active part.  Give it a shot!

Power Bible Study Tools (for Free!)

I have been involved with the development of theWord Bible Software for many years now. I highly recommend it for the quality of the software, the power it brings to a Bible study and most definitely the price. The creator of the software is Costas Stergiou who is a Greek citizen who has invested over 13,000 hours in the production of the software. Tell others about this wonderful resource. Get to know Costas in the video below – consider supporting him with prayer or with finances.

Discover theWord Bible Software (Powerful & Free Bible Software)

I have been involved with theWord Bible software for many years helping to find and format more Bibles, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps and books. I have also given several training workshops in order for people to comfortably use this amazing (and free) piece of software. If you don’t have a copy, I invite you to  download it today!

Highlights

Fast and responsive
Tired of waiting for the program to follow you? Afraid of trying out new things? Not any more!Configure everything
Tailor the software to your liking. Rearrange everything, configure every little detail to your heart’s liking.

Everything for free
Unless you try it, you will not believe that free software can be of such quality. No catches, no ads, no nags, no registration, not even your e-mail to download.

Write down your notes!
Add notes to verses, chapters, whole Bible books or create you own personal hierarchical books. Highlight your favorite Bible passages. Edit, print, share you own modules.Take it with you
The Word is portable! You can put it on a USB flash drive and carry your favorite Bibles, Books and personal notes wherever you go.

Enjoy an ever-growing library
Expand your library with many add-on modules, most of which would cost hundreds of dollars to buy.

Book Douglas

Douglas is an internationally recognized and sought after speaker. He is an outside of the box thinker and brings a fresh and unique perspective of the Word of God based on years of research utilizing his knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic which he gained while studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has produced four books and numerous articles and Power Point presentations. His goal in all of his work is to demonstrate the literal interpretation of the Word. End times Bible prophecy is the most popular topic on which he teaches. If you would like an inspirational talk on the Bible from a literal vantage point, invite Douglas to your church or organization – you won’t be disappointed!

Featured Conference Speaker at the Following: (Partial list)

  • Decoding the End Times, Prophecy Forum Conference 2014
  • Prophecy in the News Colorado Springs Conference 2013
  • Prophecy Summit Branson Missouri 2012, 700 in attendance
  • Maranatha 5 Prophecy Conference 2010 Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, CA,
  • Maranatha 6 Prophecy Conference 2011 Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, CA,
  • Men’s Conference La Semilla Santa Ana, CA, 2011 (in Spanish)
  • Midwest Bible Conference Calvary Chapel La Fayette, Indiana
  • Calvary Chapel Ramona, CA Men’s Retreat 2009,

 Lecturer internationally in:

  • Peru
  • Mexico
  • Israel
  • Norway

Guest on radio and TV on these programs:

  • Coast to Coast to George Noory, 10 million listeners
  • Prophecy in the News with Gary Stearman, 2 million viewers
  • Guest pastor on Pastors Perspective (KWVE radio) on several occasions heard on about 400 stations nationwide
  • The Update Show on (KWVE radio)
  • Southwest Radio with Noah Hutchings
  • On dozens of radio programs (FM, AM and blogtalk) nationwide

Endorsements

Douglas has been endorsed by   Dr. John Morris, President Institute for Creation Research, Ken Ham, Founder and President Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, Joseph Farah, Chief Executive Officer WorldNetDaily.com Inc., Carl Westerlund Th.M, Director Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa School of Ministry and Graduate School, Dr. Stan Sholar, Retired Aerospace Scientist, Dr. Bill Spear Director Mountain Ministries, Dillon, Colorado Pastor Chuck Smith, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Albert Cerussi,Congregational Coleader of Ben David Messianic Congregation, Dr Kenton Beshore Sr, President of World Bible Society, Dr David Lehman, Bible Researcher and Lecturer.

Douglas is a committed follower of Yeshua (Jesus).  He lives with his wife and three children in Southern California.

A brief summary of doctrinal positions

I take the Bible as the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. We can trust it in every way. I believe in aliteral six day creation which serves as an important basis for interpreting the rest of the Bible. I believe in the triune God and Jesus, the second person of the Godhead incarnated, took my sins on the cross, died and rose again. Following the tribulation the Lord will return to rescue his people and will establish His kingdom and we shall forever be with Him in the New Jerusalem.

 

Invite Douglas to share one of his Power Point presentations with your church or group!

 

Testimonials and Endorsements

Douglas Hamp Curriculum Vitae

Doctrinal and Theological Positions

Douglas Hamp Author Speaker Pastor Info (8 1/2 x 14)

Douglas Hamp Author Speaker Pastor Info 2 page (Two sided version)

The Word Training Videos

Adjusting Font Size in theWord

Creating Bookmarks in theWord

Changing Window Background Colors in theWord

Creating Cross References in theWord

Using the Double Right Arrows in theWord

Creating the Initial WindowSettings in theWord

How to Look Up Bible Verses in theWord

Parallel Versions: Viewing the Bible With Several Translations at Once in theWord

Searching In Books in theWord

Searching The Bible in theWord

Updating theWord Bible Software

Using Strong’s Dictionary in theWord

Accessing Documents That Were Installed In The Initial Installation Of theWord

Window View Management in theWord