Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Green Bible Harper Collins

Well, we have Bibles with the words of Jesus in red, and then the Jesus Seminar's colour-coded Gospels so why not, in this ecologically and environmentally sensitive time, have a Bible in which everything to do with God's concern for God's creation and God's care for the created order is indicated by the text being in green!!
The translation is the NRSV and the publisher is HarperCollins. The Scripture text is prefaced by several pertinent and important articles on the topic. If you want to see whats inside this edition of the Scriptures then click on the
Look inside found in this widget.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Added Greek New Testament Daily Readings

I have now added the Resurgence Greek Project site to my blog and hope that it will give daily readings from the Greek New Testament on this site.This is the site by Zach Hubert and formerly accessed at a previous web page. Just put your mouse over the Scripture reference and click on it which will then hyperlink to the reading of the day!!

Bible Arc-ing

I have started using another magnificent program for studying and analyzing the Scriptures. It is based on the principles taught by Fuller Seminary's Emeritus Professor, Dr. Daniel Fuller and espoused by others such as Dr. John Piper. The website is
Try it out, see what amazing things you can do and discover from the Bible passage you are studying, and then support Andy, the seminary student who designed the program that got this resource online! Thanks to Andy, we can all benefit from Professor Fuller's approach even if we didn't complete our Seminary Studies from Fuller Seminary!
If only ScriptureDirect [ referred to and linked in a previous entry on this blog] and BibleArc could combine their approaches into one program - wow would that make NT studies and exegesis rock [and roll]!

ESV Study Bible

Thankfully I received the other day a free copy of the ESV Study Bible from Crossway Books. I have begun looking at this wonderful Study Bible and will be using it in comparison of the,I think, equally wonderful NLT Study Bible referred to in an earlier posting on this blog. I have already purchased a leather edition of the ESV Study Bible which arrived on the same day as the hardback edition. future postings will include mind map comparisons of these two fantastic resources.
Here is the address for the ESV Study Bible that you can try using chapters from the Gospel of Matthew

Monday, October 13, 2008

ScriptureDirect: New Generation Bible Software

Here is the hyperlink for getting to this fantastic program that I am evaluating and gratefully using . I will be continuing to add my discoveries and comments about this program regularly. It is available for both Windows and Mac users with equally stunning and impressive results.

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Living Study Bible

Thankfully, I have recently received a copy of the NewLiving Study Bible. I will be giving reviews of various aspects of this superb [on initial investigations] study Bible on this site over the new several weeks. What a wonderful gift! Here is the address for the NLT Study Bible online version

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ScriptureDirect features

I have just received a copy of ScriptureDirect and will begin posting reviews of its capabilities shortly on this blog. Initial reactions are that it looks fantastic! A must have for New Testament and Greek students and afficianados! What a wonderful gift!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Many Eyes: John 5 Words as a Tag Cloud showing 142 out of 142 words

Many Eyes: John 5 Words as a Tag Cloud showing 142 out of 142 words
And here is the example of John 5 with an alpha ordered list of the 142 words in the text. Put your mouse cursor over any of the words and you will see the reference and context in which that word appears for each of the times it is present in the text!!
Try it out!What do you think about these possibilities?

Many Eyes: Jesus in John 5

Many Eyes: Jesus in John 5
Here is a Word Tree of John 5. Just change the word entered in the search box and watch the format change. Try the word believe, Father, sent. You will get a different perspective on the various emphases of John 5!

Many Eyes: John 5 another view

Many Eyes: John 5 another view
Here is another perspective on John 5 using a different visualization layout.

Many Eyes: Gospel of John 5

aMany Eyes: Gospel of John 5
Please be patient as it takes a few seconds to load. It must load Java first then the visualization.
Here is a new way of visualizing text that I am trying out. This is in a form called Wordle. I can also visualize the text in a Text Cloud or in a Word Tree.
I shall add these as samples later.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Slide show of Mind maps created by using MindMisualizer

Well, I now have a Picasa Google account and have put my picutres into the program. Here are my first uploads so that you can see a better image of some mind maps I created using Innovationgear's MindVisualizer - mind mapping software

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pictures to Accompany Innovationgear's MindVisualizer Review

Well, I still have some to learn about blogging also as I tried to include the jpegs of 4 mind maps I had created, from a variety of possibilities to include, using Innovationgear's MindVisualizer - mind mapping software. The review showed up on my blog site fine but no pictures. So here, hopefully are 4 sample mind maps I created using MindVisualizer.

Review of Innovationgear's MindVisualizer - mind mapping software

I am a retired Teacher-Librarian. I have used over the last several years many mind mapping software programs. One of the most recent software programs that I have been using and comparing with other available software is Innovationgear's MindVisualizer - mind mapping software. The web page for their software is . Among the various features that are very helpful for students and teachers who are creating mind maps are the ease and almost intuitive understanding that MindVisualizer has of what I might want to do, and editing mind maps that are already being worked on.

I have included some examples of mind maps created with MindVisualizer Standard edition in this review. From these one can see that the program gives a clear, orderly structured visual presentation of whatever topic one chooses to brainstorm and work on. The ability to easily edit one's map and change info in the branches – main, child and siblings - is very helpful and stress-free. This includes adding or modifying text layout, font, font/branch colour, order or branches, numbering of branches or not and adding floating text and images if desired. One very useful feature is the ability to just click your mouse on the + icon under each branch so as to include another branch at an equal or subsequent level. Another feature that really enhances one's use of MindVisualizer is the freedom to move branches around and reposition them on your map; when this is done, the repositioned map automatically takes on the new number of its new position. Trust me: NOT ALL MIND MAP PROGRAMS DO THIS AT ALL or EASILY!! The clarity of the finished product, both in viewing and in print, is aesthetically pleasing and instructionally useful.

Other features that are positive aspects of MindVisualizer are its export and import abilities. The mind map created can be saved and either printed as a single or multi-page map or as an outline; it can also be exported to many types of programs: as a pdf, to Microsoft Office as a Word doc , a Powerpoint presentation, an Excel spreadsheet, an rtf. Also the same can be exported to OpenOffice as a document or a spreadsheet. It can also be exported as an outlined plain text file. Or if one wishes the mind map can be exported as any one of a variety of image types: jpeg, png, gif or Bmp. The quality of printed images can be changed to three different intensities and sizes, depending on the RAM in one's computer.

There are a couple of features that I hope will be changed or included in future releases: the ability to use an image that one imports not just at the left, right, bottom or top of text in the mother or central topic but as a background to the text, or as a background to the whole mind map with the ability to make the image transparent. I would also very much like to be able to export mind maps to my iPod – not just as images but as a slideshow and also export them to my pocket PC or Windows Mobile device using Pocket Mindmap and exporting it as an xml file. Another desirable item that should be included in a future version would be the ability to coyp and paste Unicode text into the mind map – either on a branch or free floating and have it recognized as look like it should.

I shall continue to discover other features and add comments on this blog site of mine as I learn and use MindVisualizer even more.

Here are some examples of some Mind maps I've created using MindVisualizer. Try the link to get a trial of the program for yourself and you too can become a MindVisualizer convert!

David Young []

Happy and Successful Mind mapping with Innovationgear's MindVisualizer - mind mapping software

This is to verify for google my blog site.

Well, here we go again. I had to create an entirely new blog page. I will update all the info and profile if this works!