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Bible Sources.
Bible publishers, online Bibles, and Bibles on CD-ROM.
 Interactive Online Bibles - View and Search the Bible on the Internet (at no charge).
Blue Letter Bible
The Blue Letter Bible
This amazing website provides you with an interlinear view of Bible verses.   For Old Testament passages, you get both the Hebrew and Greek (Septuagint) displayed with the English (KJV, Darby, RSV and several other translations are available), and a table with a side-by-side alignment of the Hebrew and English words, together with the Strong's numbers and the tense of Hebrew verbs.  The New Testament is very similar, showing the Greek and English words side-by-side, along with Strong's numbering and verb tenses.  Various commentaries are also available, including Matthew Henry.  You really have to visit this website to fully appreciate the superb job that has been done by the developers!!  This website is sure to become an instant favorite!
The Unbound Bible
The Unbound Bible
Look up Bible passages on the web in any of 10 different English translations, 42 foreign language versions, Hebrew and Greek, etc. In addition, this unique website includes valuable Bible study tools, such as Strong's Hebrew and Greek Lexicons, a Greek Lexical Parser, Easton's Bible Dictionary, Nave's Topical Bible, Matthew Henry's Commentary, etc. Another instant favorite!
The Bible Gateway The Bible Gateway
Look up Bible passages or search for words or phrases in the most-used English translations (e.g. NASB, NIV, ESV, Amplified, NKJV, ASV, KJV,Darby, etc.) as well as in numerous foreign language translations (French, German, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Philipino, Arabic, Dutch, Low German, Danish, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean).
Downloadable Bibles - Free software you can download via the Internet.
e-Sword Bible Software - "e-Sword is given freely to all. It is illegal to sell copies."
This is the brainchild of Rick Meyers, and is the very best example of BIble software I have found, surpassing even those for which you must pay a substantial price!  One of its chief virtues is that the English Standard Version (ESV) is available at no charge!

The main window is divided into three frames:  1) the text of the Bible (center), 2) a dictionary frame (bottom) and 3) a commentary frame (right).  Any of these frames can be maximized to fill the screen. In addition, there is a Bible "tree" along the left side which lets you quickly and easily select a book and chapter.  By dragging the frame boundaries, you can resize the frames. Various layout options allow you to redesign the placement of these features to your own taste.

Each frame has tabs along the top to let you quickly select the translation, Bible dictionary and commentary you wish to view at any time.  The Bible frame has a parallel mode that lets you view up to four translations side-by-side at one time.  There is also a compare mode which shows the current verse in all the installed translations, stacked one above the other.  Along the right edge of the Bible frame is a stack of 10 bookmark buttons, like the buttons on your car radio, to take you to any of 10 preselected verses in the Bible.  It also has forward and back buttons so that you can revisit passages you recently looked up.

When you are viewing a translation that includes Strong's numbers, you can place the cursor over a number and a tootip will appear with the text from Strong's dictionary for that word.  Similarly, you can place the cursor over a scripture reference in the commentary frame, and a tootip will display the text of the verse.

The commentary frame includes two additional tabs at the top, labeled Study Notes and Topic Notes. Each one lets you write your own commentary on a given passage or topic, and supports "rich edit" features--selectable font face, color and style, indentation, line and paragraph spacing, etc.--to give your notes a very professional look.  In addition, there are numerous books and documents you can download and view in the Topic Notes, including the Westminster Confession, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, Calvin's Institutes and works by such authors as Josephus and Alfred Edersheim.

Other design features include 

  • a built-in prayer calendar where you can keep a list of prayer requests and can schedule each one to be displayed just once, or on a regular basis.
  • a built-in daily devotional tool which shows you the devotion(s) for the current day.  You can also browse devotions for other days.  Various devotional collections, such as Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, are available for download.  You can select which collection to view via tabs at the top of the window.
  • a built-in Bible reading tool, including a wizard that lets you select which books or passages of scripture you wish to include in your reading plan.  You can set it to come up automatically when you start up e-Sword, or bring it up at any time while the program is running, and it will start with the chapter following the one you finished reading the last time you used this tool.  You can save multiple Bible reading plans, and bring up the one you wish to use.  This could be useful for different family members, or if you want to read through the Old and New Testaments in parallel.
  • a graphics viewer, that lets you view maps and photos.  Zoom and pan functions are supported.  The e-Sword website has numerous collections you can download, and, once installed, you can select which collection you wish to view by selecting its tab along the top of the window.  Then, you can choose which map or photo you wish to view from a drop-down list.  When you select an image to view, an associated narrative is displayed in a scrollable text box on the right side of the window.
  • a STEP Reader, which lets you view electronic books, including those from other software programs that support the STEP format.
You can search for text in the selected Bible, commentary or dictionary using various search criteria (all/any/phrase, partial, exclude) and filters (all/OT/NT or book1-book2).  The search results can be added to a custom verse list, and you can name the list and keep multiple verse lists available for future reference.  (My only complaint of the program is that it lacks the search flexibility--wildcards and boolean operators--that are so useful in the Online Bible).

Available Bible translations include: ESV, KJV, KJV with Strong's numbers, KJV with Apocrypha, ASV, NASB (for a fee), Darby, Amplified, Analytical-Literal New Testament, Bible in Basic English, CEV, Douay-Rheims, Geneva Bible, Good News Translation, International Standard Version (with maps), The Message, World English Bible, Webster, Weymouth, Young, and several others.  Also, there are numerous foreign language Bibles available.

There are also several ancient language texts available, including numerous Greek texts (TR, Wescott-Hort, etc.), Hebrew OT, LXX (Septuagint) and Latin Vulgate.  Many of these include Strong's numbers, which make it easy to look up words in the selected dictionary.  The Westcott-Hort Greek text includes N27/UBS4 variants and complete parsing information for each word.

Theophilos Bible Software Theophilos Bible Software
This great software package from Slovakia contains the entire KJV, along with Matthew Henry's Commentary and Easton's Bible Dictionary.  It also includes audio narration of the first chapter of Genesis as a demo of additional software you can add (for a cost).  In addition to the basic package, there are several modules you can download, including several foreign language versions, in Czech, Romanian, Russian and Bulgarian

If you are willing to spend a few dollars, you can order the Bible Library Suite, Platinum Edition CD, which adds, among other things, the NASB, NIV, Strong's dictionary, B-D-B Hebrew Lexicon and Thayer's NT Greek Lexicon.  The lexicons and Strong's dictionary are all linked via Strong's numbering to the KJV.  Also included in this library is narration by James Earl Jones., and many other valuable tools—over 70 in all!  Other CD's are available as well.

Online Bible
The Online Bible
This is an excellent Bible program that has gone through several revisions, and the latest one is really nice.  There are numerous translations, topics and helps that can be downloaded to extend the capabilities of the software.

In addition to the public domain translations (KJV, ASV, Darby, Webster, Apocrypha, etc.), you can also purchase unlock codes to access a modern copyrighted translation, such as the NASB, NIV, NKJV, NLT, etc.

What I like most about the Online Bible is the vast number of really good resources available:  Including major works by A. W. Pink, John Gill, C. H. Spurgeon and John Bunyan, as well as great creationist materials by Ken Ham and Henry Morris.

Greek New Testament Editions
Greek New Testament Editions
This web page has the Nestle-Aland 26th/27th editions of the Greek New Testament, as well as numerous historic Greek editions, such as those by Stephanus (1550), Elzivir (1624), Oxford (1873), the Robinson Pierpont Majority Text, Tischendorff's 8th major edition and the Westcott-Hort edition--in various formats, all available for download!
Bible Software on CD - Helpful software to enhance your study of the Scriptures.
Ephesians 4 Group
Ephesians 4 Group
Order a free! CD containing Logos Library System software with the KJV Bible and books by M'Cheyne, Ryle, Edwards, Dabney, A. A. Hodge, Charles Hodge, a'Brakel, Vincent, Haldane, Smeaton, Owen, Spurgeon, Guthrie, Baxter and Thomas Witherow. 

Note: Other Bible texts (NIV, NASB, NKJV, Greek, Hebrew, Latin) can be unlocked by paying a fee to Logos Research Systems.

Good Modern Translations - Online information regarding excellent Bible translations and their publishers.
Lockman Foundation / NASB
New American Standard (NASB)
The Lockman Foundation is responsible for translating and publishing the New American Standard Bible.  The NASB has been, for many years, one of the very best word-for-word translations available.  Although that position is now challenged by the ESV, the NASB remains one of the best translations you can use.

The NASB was updated in 1995.  This new revision of the NASB preserves the accuracy and objectivity for which the original is known, but eliminates the use of Elizabethan English ("Thee", "Thou", etc.) in prayers.

English Standard Version
The English Standard Version (ESV)
The ESV is an essentially literal translation that reminds me of the KJV, but with the following improvements: 
  • the language is brought up to date (it eliminates "Thee", "Thou", "hadst", etc.)
  • it is based on the best manuscript evidence currently available (this is not a "Textus Receptus" translation)
  • it avoids the Anglican biases that tainted the KJV (e.g. translating "overseer" as "bishop")
In these respects, the ESV is very similar to the NASB.  One notable difference is that the ESV handles quotations in the "standard" way—putting standard text in quotation marks, or using indented blocks for longer quotations—whereas the NASB seeks to highlight quotations by putting them in all uppercase.

Here is how the preface describes the translation philosophy behind the ESV:

The ESV is an "essentially literal" translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. As such, its emphasis is on "word-for-word" correspondence, at the same time taking into account differences of grammar, syntax, and idiom between current literary English and the original languages. Thus it seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see as directly as possible the structure and meaning of the original.
In contrast to the ESV, some Bible versions have followed a "thought-for-thought" rather than 'word-for-word" translation philosophy, emphasizing "dynamic equivalence" rather than the "essentially literal" meaning of the original. A "thought-for-thought" translation is of necessity more inclined to reflect the interpretive opinions of the translator and the influences of contemporary culture.
Every translation is at many points a trade-off between literal precision and readability, between "formal equivalence" in expression and "functional equivalence" in communication, and the ESV is no exception. Within this framework we have sought to be "as literal as possible" while maintaining clarity of expression and literary excellence. Therefore, to the extent that plain English permits and the meaning in each case allows, we have sought to use the same English word for important recurring words in the original; and, as far as grammar and syntax allow, we have rendered Old Testament passages cited in the New in ways that show their correspondence. Thus in each of these areas, as well as throughout the Bible as a whole, we have sought to capture the echoes and overtones of meaning that are so abundantly present in the original texts.
As an essentially literal translation, then, the ESV seeks to carry over every possible nuance of meaning in the original words of Scripture into our own language. As such, it is ideally suited for in-depth study of the Bible. Indeed, with its emphasis on literary excellence, the ESV is equally suited for public reading and preaching, for private reading and reflection, for both academic and devotional study, and for Scripture memorization.
The New English Translation (NET)
The NET, for the most part, is a very literal, very good translation.  Its unique advantage is that it contains numerous translation notes that help acquaint the English reader with some of the textual difficulties and alternative meanings possible in the original text.

My chief complaint is that it lapses into gender-neutralization at Psalm 8:4-6, where the word "man" is translated "human race", "him" is pluralized to "them", "son of man" is rendered "mankind", etc.  Thankfully, this does not occur at the parallel passage in Hebrews 2:6-8, where the context applies the Psalm to Christ, and the phrase "son of man" is preserved, keeping the identification with Christ intact.

The NET website offers the NET in numerous formats, including:

  • Free! download in HTML Help format or as Word files
  • Printed form (leather bound)
  • As software for your Palm Pilot or Pocket PC
  • In the Logos Library System for your PC

Sources for hymnals, online hymns and music software.
Cyber Hymnal
The Cyber Hymnal
An online collection of over 2600 hymns, complete with words and MIDI files.
Gadsby's Hymns
Gadsby's Hymns
A classic hymnal featuring hymns by Gadsby, Watts, Newton, Cowper and others.
Lutheran Hymnal
The Lutheran Hymnal
Richard Jordan's Hymns of the Lutheran Hymnal in MIDI.
Trinity Hymnal Online
The Trinity Hymnal Online
The text of the old "Blue" Trinity Hymnal, provided by the OPC website.
Great Commission Publishers
The Trinity Hymnal
One of the best sources for hymns having a Calvinistic emphasis.
Available from Great Commission Publications.
Christian Communicators Worldwide
Christian Communicators Worldwide
Some hymns by Jim Elliff and Mitch White.
Isaac Watts
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts
Text of Watts' Psalms and Hymns.
Isaac Watts
(for Children)
Divine and Moral Songs for Children
Text of Watts' Divine and Moral Songs for Children
Melodies of the 
Geneva Psalter
Hervormde Kerk Dinteloord
This Reformed Church in the Netherlands features the Geneva Psalter tunes of Louis Bourgeois, Maitre Pierre and Matthias Greiter, who served under John Calvin.  To visit the church's home page, click here.
Mary Rose
Music by Mary Rose Jensen
A collection of delightful music (words and tunes) written by a member of a PCA church in Sugar Land, Texas.
Judy Rogers
Music by Judy Rogers
Audio clips from Judy's albums of beautiful and theologically sound Christian music.
Noteworthy Artware
NoteWorthy Artware
Source for NoteWorthy Composer, a great shareware app for music composition and editing, for creating MIDI files, and for printing musical scores.

Sources for free! Calvinistic literature that would be worth spending money for!
Blessed Hope Ministries
  • Evangelical Gleanings, a magazine published 6 times a year.
Chapel Library
  • FreeGrace Broadcaster, a magazine published quarterly, with articles by Spurgeon, the Puritans, etc.
  • Printed sermons and articles by C. H. Spurgeon, A. W. Pink, and others. 
Christian Communicators Worldwide
  • Tracts by Jim Elliff and others.
Credenda Agenda
  • Credenda Agenda, a magazine published bimonthly, with articles by Douglas Wilson, Douglas Jones, and others.
P.S. - If you know of other sources for good Calvinistic literature offered without charge, please let me know!

Sources for Christian Books and Literature.
Publishers and mail-order retailers of Christian literature.
American Foundation Publications
(Sprinkle Publications)
Publishes books on Puritan and Baptist theology, as well as books relating to our American heritage.
Amazing Grace Christian Literature
An online bookstore that specializes in Puritan and Reformed books.
Audubon Press
A ministry of Audubon Drive Bible Church in Laurel, MS, offering good Calvinistic books by Ryle, Bunyan, Calvin and others.
Backus Books
A publisher that specializes in Baptist authors who held to the Doctrines of Grace.
Baker Book House
A leading evangelical publisher offering more than 200 releases per year in its five separate divisions.
Includes such authors as Michael Horton and Arthur W. Pink.
Banner of Truth
Prints classic books of the Reformation and Puritan era, as well as book by modern authors
Calvary Press
A Christian publisher specializing in sound doctrinal books. 
Includes such authors as James White, John Blanchard, Jay Adams and Maurice Roberts.
Canon Press
"Along with a growing number of Christians, we at Canon Press share a deep appreciation for the glorious, world-changing truths of the Protestant Reformation, namely the ancient gospel of Jesus Christ." - Doug Wilson.
A ministry of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho, home of Credenda Agenda magazine.
Chapel Library
Publisher of Calvinistic tracts by such authors as C. H. Spurgeon and A. W. Pink.
Christian Book Distributors
The world's largest Christian cataloger.
Christian Focus Publications
A Christian Publisher headquartered at Geanies House, Fearn in the North East of Scotland, which carries modern titles, as well as classical Reformed and Puritan books.
Crossway Books
Same link as Good New Publishers.
Cumberland Valley Bible Book Service
A source for great Reformed books at discount prices.
Software and church supplies, too!
Draught Horse Press
A source of books for families and homeschooling by such authors as R. C. Sproul Jr., Neil Postman and C. S. Lewis.
Grace and Truth Books
Reprinted classics from past centuries for families in pursuit of godly education.
Good News Publishers
Home of Good New Ministries, Crossway Books and the English Standard Version.
Great Commission Publications
Publishers of the Trinity Hymnal.
Affiliated with the PCA and OPC denominations.
Green Leaf Press
Same link as Master Books.
InterVarsity Press
Publisher of Christian books.
Kirkbride Bibles
Publisher of Thompson Chain Bibles.
Kregel Publishers
Publisher of Christian books.
Master Books
Many good creationist titles by Ken Ham, Henry Morris, John Morris and others.
Monergism Books
Carries only the best books, and at good prices!
Moody Press
Publisher of Christian books. 
Including such authors as A. W. Pink, John MacArthur, Alistair Begg, Charles Spurgeon, Don Whitney and others.
Multnomah Publishers
Publisher of Christian books, including several by John Piper.
Naphtali Press
Naphtali Press was founded in 1987 to publish classics of the Presbyterian & Reformed faith, that are now scarce and out of print. Their focus primarily is the Puritan era, with a specialization in the Scottish Presbyterian authors of that period.
Publisher of Christian books, including many by Jerry Bridges.
Publisher of Christian books, including many by John MacArthur.
P&R Publishing
P&R Publishing Company is dedicated to publishing excellent books that promote biblical understanding and godly living as summarized in the Westminster Confession and Catechisms 
Puritans Online
"The source for virtually every Puritan book presently in print."  —That says it all!
This unique online bookstore is the brainchild of our dear brother Dennis Gundersen.
Reformation Heritage Books
"Reformation Heritage Books, Inc. is a non-profit organization, formed for the sole purpose of disseminating sound Christian literature world-wide. All proceeds from the sale of books are returned to the fund for the publication of Reformed material."
Reformed Free Publishing Association
The books published by the RFPA are soundly Biblical, Reformed works. They instruct, edify, defend the faith, warn, and bear witness to the gospel.
Revell Press
Same link as Baker Book House above.
Publishers of Martin Luther's Bondage of the Will and his Commentary on Galatians.
Soli Deo Gloria
A source of classic Christian literature focusing on the writings and sermons of 17th and 18th century English and American Puritans.
Solid Ground Books
This book source has a Reformed Baptist emphasis, featuring books from Soli Deo Gloria, and many titles by Tom Nettles and Ernest Reisinger.
Sprinkle Publications
(American Foundation Publications)
Publishes books on Puritan and Baptist theology, as well as books relating to our American heritage.
Still Waters Revival Books
"Geneva Bibles, rare Reformation, classic Covenanter and Calvinistic books, and other Puritan and Presbyterian resources at great discounts (and free) by mail and the www!."
Trinity Book Service
Features bibles, sermon and music recordings, as well as a large selection of hard to find books, with works from the Reformers, the Puritans and more at discount prices. 
A ministry of Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, New Jersey.
Tyndale Publishers
Publisher of Christian books.
Westminster Seminary Bookstore
A good source for Reformed books.
Zondervan Publishers Please pray for the repentance of  Zondervan's directors.
Read about the gender-bias in Zondervan's newly-released TNIV translation.


The following booksellers carry a comprehensive catalog of books of all kinds. When a particular book cannot be found at the sources listed above, you may find it here. These sites also sometimes list books which are out of print (and they may be able to locate a copy for you!). Sometimes, you will find the best price here. Of course, you may find objectionable material as well, so be forewarned!

Amazon Barnes and Noble BooksaMillion Borders BuyBooks
A search engine specifically designed for finding new and used books and making price comparisons.
This is a real time-saver when you're looking for a particular book!!
Its only drawback—it doesn't check the prices at the Christian book websites, such as CBD or Cumberland Valley.

Homeschooling Resources.
Sources of curriculum materials for those committed to educating their children at home.
A Beka Books
As the largest Christian textbook publishing company in the world, A Beka Book has provided quality education materials since 1974.
Alpha Omega Publications
A source for good homeschooling curriculum materials.
Beautiful Feet Books
"History through Literature"
Publishers of Literature-based Studies for Homeschoolers.
Bob Jones University Press
Publisher of Christian textbooks.
Books 4 Homeschool
A source for Christian homeschool books.
Features reviews of MANY homeschool resources.
Christian Liberty Academy
Provides a system of "satellite schools" to ease the challenge of home schooling. 
Christian Liberty Press offers textbooks and other resources for grades K-12 ... from a Reformed perspective!
Cornerstone Home Academy
Debra Hiffernan's website for Classical Christian Home Education resources and great Reformed links.
Covenant Home Curriculum
Providers of a complete, eclectic, classical approach  K-12 curriculum for home educators. (Based on a Reformed world-view).
Edmund Scientific
A source for educational materials for the young scientist.
Elijah Company
Outstanding teaching materials for home educators.
Five in a Row
Literature-based unit study for children ages 2 through 12.
Foundation for American Christian Education
Publishers of Noah Webster's 1828 edition of the American Dictionary of the English Language.
Good Science
A science curriculum for grades K-3 and 4-6, designed by Richard Bliss, that offers science education within the Christian creationist framework.
It All Begins with Genesis
This currciulum by Sheila Richardson is intended for ages 10-14.  It covers the first eleven chapters of Genesis, comparing various worldviews and addressing various theological and scientific questions, such as the origin of sin, evidences of the flood, the age of the world, the Trinity in creation, etc. 
Published by Answers in Genesis.
Rod and Staff Publishers
A Mennonite textbook publisher. Economical source of homeschool texts and workbooks.
Saxon Publishers
Publishers of Saxon Math.
School of Tomorrow
For over 25 years, School of Tomorrow has been meeting the educational needs of TODAY with the traditional values of YESTERDAY and the technology of TOMORROW.
A home school supply company that compiles all the best materials in one location—a company that schedules everything for the mom and provides an international perspective to boot.
Veritas Press
Quality tools for a classical Christian education.


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