Another GREAT Free Deal - 1,000s of classics

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DMcFadden

Puritanboard Commissioner
I am a regular user of several of the standard software programs (Logos/Libronix, WordSearch, PC Study Bible, Quick Verse, Pradis, Ages, etc.).

The NEW e-Sword ver. 9 was released last month. It is COMPLETELY free, full featured, and faster than most of the high end programs. I strongly commend it to you as a cost-effective way to build your library or supplement it.

The lay out is quite attractive, the use of tabs for dictionaries, commentaries, and Bibles is very user friendly. And, there are some third party folks who have GREAT add ons. Plus, it is improved from the already excellent ver. 8. It even has original language helps, parsing guides, pop-ups of Scripture when you hover your mouse over the reference, and Strong's based word study materials.

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e-Sword - the Sword of the LORD with an electronic edge
82 FREE Bibles
, including 6 Greek Testaments, 2 Hebrew Bibles, LXX, Vulgate, 2 Chinese, 4 German, 5 Spanish, even Icelandic! BTW, the KJV, ESV, and Geneva are also free.

16 FREE Commentaries/sets, including a number of multiple volume works such as Keil and Delitzsch, John Gill, Treasury of David, Barnes' Notes, etc.

14 FREE Dictionaries, including BDB, Thayer, Strong's, ISBE.

8 FREE graphs and mapsets
, including American Bible Society Maps, 2008 CIA World Factbook, Classic Bible Maps, Dore Woodcuts, Historical Atlas, NASA Satellite Images, etc.

MANY FREE extras such as the Ante-Nicene Fathers, Josephus, Creeds of Christendom, Fox's Book of Martyrs, History of the Christian Church, Calvin's Institutes, Edersheim, Roark's systematic, etc.

100 CLASSIC
books in STEP format and a STEP reader built in.

If you want to add to that wonderful collection, there are some items you may purchase. I added the Baker's NT Commentary series (REFORMED) by Hendriksen and Kistemaker for under $60!!! They also have a great Word Study package from AMG, lots of Bibles, and other books for sale (eStudySource.com - Download Bestselling Digital Bibles & Study Tools!).

But, here is the real treat: a number of GREAT Reformed and classic items are available on third party sites.

One web site, e-Sword Users | e-Sword Essentials & More!, lists 2,085 downloads as of this evening. Here are a sample of titles . . .

# Baier, Johann Wilhelm - Compendium of Postive Theology -9.x
# Baxter, Richard - A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live -9.x
# Baxter, Richard - Cases and Directions Against Censoriousness and Unwarrantable Judging -9.x
# Baxter, Richard - Mere Christian -9.x
# Baxter, Richard - Reformed Pastor -9.x
# Baxter, Richard - The Causes and Danger of Slighting Christ and His Gospel -9.x
# Baxter, Richard - The Saints Everlasting Rest -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - Development of Antichrist -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - Everlasting Righteousness 1873 -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - God's Way of Holiness -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - God's Way of Peace -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - Ministerial Confessions -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - Not Faith But Christ -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - Person of Christ -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - Sermons on Revelation -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - The Everlasting Righteouseness Index -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - The Night of Weeping -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - The Revelation of Jesus Christ -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - The Saint and the Seventh Chapter of Romans -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - True Revival and the Men God Uses -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - Truth and Error (1846) -9.x
# Bonar, Horatius - Words to Winners of Souls (1877) -9.x
# Boston, Thomas - The Crook in the Lot -9.x
# Boston, Thomas - Useful Directions For Reading And Searching The Scriptures -9.x

# Edwards, Jonathan - 15 Sermons Warning & judgment -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections 9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - Bio- One of the Men Most Responsible for the Great Awakening -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - How to Know If You Are a Real Christian -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - On Baptism -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - On The Freedom of the Will -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - Rational Biblical Theology -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - Religious Affections -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - Signs of True Revival -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - The Resolution of Jonathan Edwards -9.x
# Edwards, Jonathan - Unpublished Essay on Trinity -9.x

# Gill, John - Baptism -9.x
# Gill, John - Baptism Ancient Mode Vindicated -9.x
# Gill, John - Baptism a Public Ordinance to be Obeyed -9.x
# Gill, John - God's Word -9.x
# Gill, John - Gospel Minister -9.x
# Gill, John - Messiah -9.x
# Gill, John - Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Jesus Christ -9.x
# Gill, John - Sermons and Writings About The Word of God -9.x

# Hodge, A. A. - God's Covenants With Man The Church -9.x
# Hodge, A. A. - Theology -9.x
# Hodge, Charles - Christianity without Christ -9.x

# Luther, Martin - Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galations -9.x
# Luther, Martin - Concerning Christian Liberty -9.x
# Luther, Martin - Infant Baptism- 9.x
# Luther, Martin - Martin Luther's Large Catechism, Translated by Bente & Dau -9.x
# Luther, Martin - Martin Luther's Small Catechism, Translated By R. Smith -9.x
# Luther, Martin - Table Talks -9.x
# Luther, Martin - The Bondage of the Will -9.x
# Luther, Martin - Theses & Life -9.x
# Luther, Martin - Treatise on Good Works -9.x
# MacDonald, George - A Letter to American Boys -9.x
# MacDonald, George - A Manchester Poem _9.x
# MacDonald, George - Adela Caftcart -9.x
# MacDonald, George - At the Back of North Wind -9.x
# MacDonald, George - Faith, The Proof of the Unseen -9.x
# MacDonald, George - Hope of the Gospel -9.x
# MacDonald, George - Hymns to the Night -9.x
# MacDonald, George - Somnium Mystici -9.x
# MacDonald, George - The Diary of an Old Soul -9.x
# MacDonald, George - The Fantastic Imagination -9.x
# MacDonald, George - The Miracles of our Lord -9.x
# MacDonald, George - The Princess and the Goblin -9.x
# MacDonald, George - Unspoken Sermons -9.x
# MacLaren, Alexander - Expositions of Holy Scripture - Psalms -9.x
# Machen, J. Gresham - A Brief Survey of the New Testament -9.x
# Machen, J. Gresham - A Remembrance of Warfield -9.x
# Machen, J. Gresham - Christianity and Liberalism -9.x
# Machen, J. Gresham - History & Faith -9.x
# Machen, J. Gresham - My Idea of God -9.x

# Owen, John - A Brief Declaration and Vindication of the Trinity -9.x
# Owen, John - Bio - Vigorous Exertion of the Spirit -9.x
# Owen, John - Gospel Grounds & Evidences of the Faith of God's Elect -9.x
# Owen, John - Mortification of Sin in Believers -9.x
# Owen, John - Of Temptation -9.x
# Owen, John - The Death of Death in the Death of Christ -9.x
# Owen, John - The Doctrine of Trinity -9.x

# Pink, A.W. - A Call to Separation -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - A Fourfold Salvation -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - A Tender Heart -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Access to God -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - An Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - An Exposition of Hebrews -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - An Honest Heart -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Another Gospel -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Anxiety -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Divine Healing, Is It Scriptural? -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Eternal Security -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Gleanings in Genesis -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Prayer - 60 1 Peter 1:3-5 -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Prayer - 60 1 Peter 5:10-11 -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Prayer - 61 - 2 Peter 1:2-3 -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Prayer - 65 Jude 1:24-25 -9.x
# Pink, A.W. - Prayer - 66 Revelation 1:5-6 -9.x

# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - A Defense of Calvinism -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - A Puritan Catechism - With Proofs -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - A View of God's Glory -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - All Fullness in Christ -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - All of Grace -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Baptism a Burial -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ About His Father's Business -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ Crucified -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ Exalted -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ Is All -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ Lifted Up -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ Our Passover -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ Our Substitute -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ The Power and Wisdom of God -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ in the Covenant -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ's Prayer For His People -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christ's Resurrection and Our Newness of Life -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Christian Conversation -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Condescension Of Christ -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Consolation in Christ -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Death and Life in Christ -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Death of Christ -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Election -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Essential Points in Prayer -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Faith -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Faith's checkbook -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - John Ploughman's Talk -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Justification by Faith -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Lifitng Up the Brazen Serpent -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Man's Ruin and God's Remedy -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - One Greater Than The Temple -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Our Compassionate High Priest -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Our Expectation -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Our Glorious Transforming -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Our Lord's Prayer For His People's Sanctification -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Pastoral Soulwinning -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Salvation Altogether by Grace -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Shed Blood of Jesus Christ the Blood Shedding -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Sin Laid on Jesus -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Sin and Grace -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Sovereignty and Salvation -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Soverign Grace and Man's Responsibility -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Spiritual Gleaning -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Spiritual Ressurection -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - Substitution -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Approachableness of Jesus -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Ascension of Christ -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Blood -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Compassion of Jesus -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Day of Atonement -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Death of Christ For His People -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Doctrines of Grace Do Not Lead to Sin -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Fruitless Vine -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Man Christ Jesus -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Object of Christ's Death -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Old, Old Story -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Only Atoning Priest -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Open Fountain -9.x
# Spurgeon, Charles, H. - The Unchangeable Christ -9.x

# Warfield, Benjamin B. - A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith -9.x
# Warfield, Benjamin B. - Augustine & the Pelagian Controversy -9.x
# Warfield, Benjamin B. - Authority, Intellect, Heart -9.x
# Warfield, Benjamin B. - Darwin's Arguments Against Christianity & Religion -9.x
# Warfield, Benjamin B. - Divine Origin of the Bible -9.x
# Warfield, Benjamin B. - Entire Sanctification -9.x
# Warfield, Benjamin B. - Heresy & Concession -9.x
# Warfield, Benjamin B. - The Dogmatic Spirit -9.x
# Warfield, Benjamin B. - The Prodigal Son -9.x
# Warfield, Benjamin B. - The Risen Jesus -9.x

David Cox (http://www.davidcox.com.mx/e-swordmodules/topics_database.htm) boasts more than 650 free e-sword resources, including John Gill, Charles Hodge's 3 Vol. Theo, Hodge's Romans, Ephesians, and 1 Corinthians, Berkhof, Boyce, Calvin, Dagg, etc.

Here is a sample of his offerings on Pink and Piper . . .

Pink, Arthur (1886-1952)
A.W. Pink Collection #1 (See STEP Libraries esword main site)
A Study in Dispensationalism
An exposition of Hebrews
A Guide to Fervent Prayer
A Study in Dispensationalism
An Exposition of Hebrews
Another Gospel
Antichrist, The
Anxiety
Application of Scriptures
Attributes of God (CC)
Bearing the Rod
Beatitudes
Chosen to Salvation
Christian Fools
Christian in Romans 7, The
Churches of God
Communion
Comfort for Christians
Covenant Allegory, The
Cross and Self, The
Cross Bearing
Cure for Despondency, The
Divine Covenants
Divine Healing, Is It Scriptural?
Divine Inspiration
Doctor or Brother
Eternal Security
Experimental Salvation
Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount
Eye of Faith, The
Faith
Family Worship
Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom, The
First John
Fourfold Salvation
Gleanings from Paul
Gleanings from Elisha
Gleanings in Genesis
God of Jacob, The
God of this Generation, The
Gospel of Satan, The
Gospel Preaching Commanded
Have you Truly Come to Christ
Hebrews
He Instructed Him
Holiness of God, The
Hope of His Calling, The
Impotency of Human Will, The
Interpretation of Scriptures
It is Finished
Joshua
John and Hebrews
Keeping the Heart
Knowing God
Life of Elijah
Longsuffering of God, The
Love of the Truth or For the Truth
Meaning of Cosmos in John, The
Narrow Way, The
Paul
Personal Holiness
Practical Godliness
Prayer
Preaching False or True
Profiting from the the Word of God
Real Christianity
Rejoice in the Lord Always
Repent or Perish
Signs of the Times
Sovereignty of God
Subjection under God's Chastisement
That Worthy Name
Worship

Piper
Abortion
Apologetics
Baptism
Biographies
Christian Care of the Soul
Church
Complementarianism
Creation
Culture
Doctrines of Grace
Eschatology
Evangelism
ESV Version
Faith
Family and Parenting
Foreknowledge of God
Future Grace
God and His Attributes
God's Passion for His Glory

Other sites have the complete Calvin's Commentaries, Barclay's commentaries, Boettner, complete works of Pink, Ryle, Kuyper, Turretin, Baxter, Boston, Bonar, Bunyan, Burroughs, Carroll, Curt Daniel, Fairbairn, Flavel, the NET Bible/notes, even an English based analysis of textual variants in the NT!!!

In other words, you can build yourself a VERY nice library for free. If you have a few $$$, you can add to it some great premium resources such as Baker's NT Commentary.

If you don't have Bible software already, this would be a GREAT time to begin building a digital library, at least as a back-up to your print library.

BTW, it even has a cool Harmony of the Gospels that allows you to change to any translation (English, Greek, Latin, etc.) "on the fly."
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Michael Doyle

Puritan Board Junior
Wow...thank you. I have downloaded it and together with my Logos I am so wonderfully equipped. A thousand thank you`s.
 

DMcFadden

Puritanboard Commissioner
Sorry, I don't believe that Mr. Myers (eSword's creator) intends to produce it in a Mac version.

There is, however, an online version:

Do you have a version of e-Sword for MAC?

I won't be developing a version of e-Sword specifically for MAC, but I have created an online interactive version: "e-Sword LIVE". Just visit the following URL and register to get access to all features: http://live.e-sword.net
 

ewenlin

Puritan Board Junior
Sorry, I don't believe that Mr. Myers (eSword's creator) intends to produce it in a Mac version.

There is, however, an online version:

Do you have a version of e-Sword for MAC?

I won't be developing a version of e-Sword specifically for MAC, but I have created an online interactive version: "e-Sword LIVE". Just visit the following URL and register to get access to all features: e-Sword LIVE
Thank you Sir!
 

brianeschen

Puritan Board Junior
One thing that I found was missing on the update is the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.

I do love this program though. It does run on Mac (if you have a virtual machine running Windows).
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
There is one problem with the update in that there is no scripture navigation tree on the left any more. To switch books or chapters, you have to make several clicks in a little box above the Bible text. For this reason alone, I decided not to run the newer version.

Also, there are electronic books that I don't think are available in the new e-Sword format. It took a long time for me to find some of these, and I don't want to loose them.
 

Quickened

Puritan Board Senior
Thanks for this post Dennis! I was unaware that all these resources exsisted for e-sword. I was under the assumption that outside of what is offered on there site that there was not much else. Glad to see i was misinformed!
 

DMcFadden

Puritanboard Commissioner
There is one problem with the update in that there is no scripture navigation tree on the left any more. To switch books or chapters, you have to make several clicks in a little box above the Bible text. For this reason alone, I decided not to run the newer version.

Also, there are electronic books that I don't think are available in the new e-Sword format. It took a long time for me to find some of these, and I don't want to loose them.

True, but F2 and you are there . . . presto. I find it easier than the old tree because you have the Bible book, chapter, and verse . . . all in one box at the click of F2.

As to books in the old format . . . the site I posted e-Sword Users | e-Sword Essentials & More! has ALREADY converted 100s of modules. And, they have a couple of converters there (also FREE) that take all of about 5 -10 seconds to convert a version 8 resource to version 9.
 

DMcFadden

Puritanboard Commissioner
One thing that I found was missing on the update is the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.

I do love this program though. It does run on Mac (if you have a virtual machine running Windows).

Wrong.

Andrew's E-sword Folder eSnips Folder
1560 The Scottish Confession of Faith 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith The Augsburg Confession The Belgic Confession The Canons of Dort The Geneva Catechism (1541) The Heidelberg Catechism The Second Helvetic Confession {the most recent addition} The Westminster Confession Of Faith The Westminster Larger Catechism The Westminster Shorter Catechism

Most things in the old version 8 format, you can convert to version 9 in seconds with the free conversion listed in my post above.

E-Sword Modules (including Puritan and Reformed)
This site has tons of Reformed material, including hundreds of downloads of Jay Adams, Thomas Boston, Thomas Brooks, Richard Baxter, Bunyan, Charnock, Jonathan Edwards, Erskine, John Flavel, Owen, Pink, Ryle, Spurgeon, Watson, Octavius Winslow, etc.
 

Skyler

Puritan Board Graduate
I really need to get my Windows virtual machine running so I can install eSword...
 

DMcFadden

Puritanboard Commissioner
One thing that I found was missing on the update is the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.

I do love this program though. It does run on Mac (if you have a virtual machine running Windows).

As for creeds and confessions . . .
E-Sword Modules Locator Database
Canons of Dort craigwhite.net
Catholic Church Catechism [email protected]
Chalcedonian Creed craigwhite.net
Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
Danvers Statement craigwhite.net
Early Christian Creeds Ric 1.0
Didache craigwhite.net | forananswer.org
Heidelberg Confession craigwhite.net
Luther's Larger Catechism Ric 1.0 | [email protected]
Luther's Smaller Catechism Ric 1.0 | [email protected]
Nicene Creed craigwhite.net
Philadelphia Baptist Confession pastorthroop.com
Westminster Confession lucid78 | lukeh28

Actually, for the Reformed confessions, I prefer to use the free Wordsearch program with the $10 Doxa library that hyperlinks the Westminster Standards with several of the key commentaries on the confessions.

They have a Westminster Confession Commentary collection for $9.95 that works on the free Wordsearch download.
Westminster Confession of Faith
Westminster Shorter Catechism
Westminster Larger Catechism
WCF with Parallel Confessions (WCF|1689|Savoy)
A Commentary on the WCF by A. A. Hodge
Notes on the WCF by J. Macpherson
An Exposition of the WCF by R. Shaw
The Presbyterian Standards by F. Beattie
http://doxapress.com/wccc_details.htm

If you want to pay an extra few bucks ($30 sometimes on sale for $20) you can get all of the following:
Francis Beattie

* The Presbyterian Standards (An Exposition of the WCF and Catechisms)
o Dr. Doug Kelly's Favorite

Louis Berkhof

* Textual Aid to Systematic Theology
* Introductory Volume to Systematic Theology
* Systematic Theology (one of the best ever)
* Summary of Christian Doctrine
* Manual of Christian Doctrine

Louis Berkhof (more)

* History of Christian Doctrines
* Principles of Biblical Interpretation (Sacred Hermeneutics)
* Subjects and Outlines: Biblical, Theological, Historical
o check out his view on woman suffrage

Loraine Boettner

* The Christian Attitude Toward War
* Divorce (with numerous quotes from Prof. John Murray)
* A Harmony of the Gospels
* Immortality
* The Millennium
* The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
* The Reformed Faith
* Roman Catholicism
* Studies in Theology

James P. Boyce

* Abstract of Systematic Theology

John Cotton

* The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven

A.A. Hodge

* Commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith
* Exposition of the Shorter Catechism

Abraham Kuyper

* Lectures on Calvinism
* Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology
* God's Renaissance Man (Biography)
o an excellent biography by Dr. J.E. McGoldrick
* Work of the Holy Spirit

J.Gresham Machen

* Christianity and Liberalism

John Macpherson

* Notes on the Westminster Confession of Faith

N.S. McFetridge

* Calvinism in History

John Owen

* The Golden Book of John Owen
o J. Moffatt, ed.
o filled with quotes, aphorisms, etc. from Owen

Robert Shaw

* The Reformed Faith (An Exposition of the WCF)

Geerhardus Vos

* The Kingdom and the Church
* The Pauline Eschatology

B.B. Warfield

* The Plan of Salvation (view sample)

Westminster Standards

* Westminster Confession of Faith (with hyperlinks at the paragraph level to the Expositions)
* Westminster Larger Catechism
* Westminster Shorter Catechism (with hyperlinks from each Q. to Hodge's Exposition)
* Westminster Confession in Parallel with the 1689 and Savoy

That's 38 Volumes and over 9,500 Pages!
http://rejoicesoftware.com/doxa_platinum.htm
 

Tim

Puritan Board Graduate
There is one problem with the update in that there is no scripture navigation tree on the left any more. To switch books or chapters, you have to make several clicks in a little box above the Bible text. For this reason alone, I decided not to run the newer version.

Also, there are electronic books that I don't think are available in the new e-Sword format. It took a long time for me to find some of these, and I don't want to loose them.

True, but F2 and you are there . . . presto. I find it easier than the old tree because you have the Bible book, chapter, and verse . . . all in one box at the click of F2.

As to books in the old format . . . the site I posted e-Sword Users | e-Sword Essentials & More! has ALREADY converted 100s of modules. And, they have a couple of converters there (also FREE) that take all of about 5 -10 seconds to convert a version 8 resource to version 9.

Great to hear. I thought I would have to give up some of my resources. And if there is a converter, it makes everything okay.
 

BaptisticFire2007

Puritan Board Freshman
There is one problem with the update in that there is no scripture navigation tree on the left any more. To switch books or chapters, you have to make several clicks in a little box above the Bible text. For this reason alone, I decided not to run the newer version.

Also, there are electronic books that I don't think are available in the new e-Sword format. It took a long time for me to find some of these, and I don't want to loose them.

True, but F2 and you are there . . . presto. I find it easier than the old tree because you have the Bible book, chapter, and verse . . . all in one box at the click of F2.

As to books in the old format . . . the site I posted e-Sword Users | e-Sword Essentials & More! has ALREADY converted 100s of modules. And, they have a couple of converters there (also FREE) that take all of about 5 -10 seconds to convert a version 8 resource to version 9.

Hmm...so with these converters I can keep all my old stuff? (I'm a slow burner in the thought process...)
 

Beth Ellen Nagle

Puritan Board Senior
I am having problems converting older modules. Join and read in the forums first before you dive into the new version.

update: see post #29 I am optimistic. :)
 
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caddy

Puritan Board Senior
One thing that I found was missing on the update is the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.

I do love this program though. It does run on Mac (if you have a virtual machine running Windows).

As for creeds and confessions . . .
E-Sword Modules Locator Database
Canons of Dort craigwhite.net
Catholic Church Catechism [email protected]
Chalcedonian Creed craigwhite.net
Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
Danvers Statement craigwhite.net
Early Christian Creeds Ric 1.0
Didache craigwhite.net | forananswer.org
Heidelberg Confession craigwhite.net
Luther's Larger Catechism Ric 1.0 | [email protected]
Luther's Smaller Catechism Ric 1.0 | [email protected]
Nicene Creed craigwhite.net
Philadelphia Baptist Confession pastorthroop.com
Westminster Confession lucid78 | lukeh28
Actually, for the Reformed confessions, I prefer to use the free Wordsearch program with the $10 Doxa library that hyperlinks the Westminster Standards with several of the key commentaries on the confessions.

They have a Westminster Confession Commentary collection for $9.95 that works on the free Wordsearch download.
Westminster Confession of Faith
Westminster Shorter Catechism
Westminster Larger Catechism
WCF with Parallel Confessions (WCF|1689|Savoy)
A Commentary on the WCF by A. A. Hodge
Notes on the WCF by J. Macpherson
An Exposition of the WCF by R. Shaw
The Presbyterian Standards by F. Beattie
Westminster Confession Commentary Collection Details

If you want to pay an extra few bucks ($30 sometimes on sale for $20) you can get all of the following:
Francis Beattie

* The Presbyterian Standards (An Exposition of the WCF and Catechisms)
o Dr. Doug Kelly's Favorite

Louis Berkhof

* Textual Aid to Systematic Theology
* Introductory Volume to Systematic Theology
* Systematic Theology (one of the best ever)
* Summary of Christian Doctrine
* Manual of Christian Doctrine

Louis Berkhof (more)

* History of Christian Doctrines
* Principles of Biblical Interpretation (Sacred Hermeneutics)
* Subjects and Outlines: Biblical, Theological, Historical
o check out his view on woman suffrage

Loraine Boettner

* The Christian Attitude Toward War
* Divorce (with numerous quotes from Prof. John Murray)
* A Harmony of the Gospels
* Immortality
* The Millennium
* The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
* The Reformed Faith
* Roman Catholicism
* Studies in Theology

James P. Boyce

* Abstract of Systematic Theology

John Cotton

* The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven

A.A. Hodge

* Commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith
* Exposition of the Shorter Catechism

Abraham Kuyper

* Lectures on Calvinism
* Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology
* God's Renaissance Man (Biography)
o an excellent biography by Dr. J.E. McGoldrick
* Work of the Holy Spirit

J.Gresham Machen

* Christianity and Liberalism

John Macpherson

* Notes on the Westminster Confession of Faith

N.S. McFetridge

* Calvinism in History

John Owen

* The Golden Book of John Owen
o J. Moffatt, ed.
o filled with quotes, aphorisms, etc. from Owen

Robert Shaw

* The Reformed Faith (An Exposition of the WCF)

Geerhardus Vos

* The Kingdom and the Church
* The Pauline Eschatology

B.B. Warfield

* The Plan of Salvation (view sample)

Westminster Standards

* Westminster Confession of Faith (with hyperlinks at the paragraph level to the Expositions)
* Westminster Larger Catechism
* Westminster Shorter Catechism (with hyperlinks from each Q. to Hodge's Exposition)
* Westminster Confession in Parallel with the 1689 and Savoy

That's 38 Volumes and over 9,500 Pages!
Doxa Digital Press Platinum Collection

Dennis

Are these added to the Topic area in e-Sword? I'm having a hard time installing these and finding them...
 

Wannabee

Obi Wan Kenobi
Thanks for this Dennis. I downloaded it recently, but hadn't pursued many of the downloads yet. For Mac users, the Online Bible is a good resource. It has some advantages to eSword, but probably not as many resources available - especially in light of the third party sources.

The Macintosh Online Bible

I have both, use e-Sword often, but do most of my work with Logos.
 

brianeschen

Puritan Board Junior
Thanks for the link. Not to ask too dumb a question . . . how does the converter work? Or more properly, how does one use it?
One thing that I found was missing on the update is the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.

I do love this program though. It does run on Mac (if you have a virtual machine running Windows).

Wrong.

Andrew's E-sword Folder eSnips Folder
1560 The Scottish Confession of Faith 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith The Augsburg Confession The Belgic Confession The Canons of Dort The Geneva Catechism (1541) The Heidelberg Catechism The Second Helvetic Confession {the most recent addition} The Westminster Confession Of Faith The Westminster Larger Catechism The Westminster Shorter Catechism

Most things in the old version 8 format, you can convert to version 9 in seconds with the free conversion listed in my post above.

E-Sword Modules (including Puritan and Reformed)
This site has tons of Reformed material, including hundreds of downloads of Jay Adams, Thomas Boston, Thomas Brooks, Richard Baxter, Bunyan, Charnock, Jonathan Edwards, Erskine, John Flavel, Owen, Pink, Ryle, Spurgeon, Watson, Octavius Winslow, etc.
 

Beth Ellen Nagle

Puritan Board Senior
I figured out the converter. Once you install you run it and a box opens to choose the source of the file and the destination of the file. I was confused about the source and figured out you have to go to your e-sword folder under Programs and select the file there that was already installed and then also choose the same folder for the destination of that file. In other words same source/destination. It works on some and not on others. Still trying to figure it all out. :)
 

DMcFadden

Puritanboard Commissioner
Dennis

Are these added to the Topic area in e-Sword? I'm having a hard time installing these and finding them...

NO. The Platinum deals are with the Wordsearch program NOT the e-sword program as I indicated. That is why I gave you the URL for the Doxa software people.
 

DMcFadden

Puritanboard Commissioner
I figured out the converter. Once you install you run it and a box opens to choose the source of the file and the destination of the file. I was confused about the source and figured out you have to go to your e-sword folder under Programs and select the file there that was already installed and then also choose the same folder for the destination of that file. In other words same source/destination. It works on some and not on others. Still trying to figure it all out. :)

I have been able to get about 75% of my old stuff to convert. However, the first site I listed is working VERY quickly on conversions. During one three hour period last evening they posted several dozen converted resources. I'm not worried that we will be left in the lurch. Converter will take care of much of it, newly posted ver. 9 modules should care care of the rest.

e-Sword Users | e-Sword Essentials & More! * e-Sword 9 Converter - Esp/Eng **06-03-2009 -- v.0.0.5.0 UPDATE**
 

DMcFadden

Puritanboard Commissioner
If you use the e-Sword 9 Converter (ver. 5.0), you

1. Double click on the converter application file and the utility will pop up.
2. Then, you select the "file to convert" by clicking on the "source" button.
You will see a tree of directories and subdirectories. Select the ver. 8 file you wish to convert (.dct, .cmt, .top, .map).
3. The "destination" button will be active. Typically, you want to locate it in c:\program files\e-Sword.
4. Once you have a file to convert and a destination, clicking on convert takes only a very few seconds.
 
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