Note: After selecting a link found in either a chapter contents section or the "Site Map" ("Combined Contents"), then the browser BACKSPACE key or (ALT+BACK ARROW) may be used to return the cursor to the last position of either section.
The Windows "Find" command (CTL+F) can be used to find any word, phrase, or verse on a webpage. If you are not using Windows, then check the help features of both your browser and your operating system.
"Local Search" in THE WEB EDITION (Google Advanced Search)
The Advanced Search feature of Google.com may be used to search one specific domain (website). THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL is located in the domain "lettermen2.com."
For example, select "Local Search" from the topbar of any webpage in THE WEB EDITION. Then to search for "John 3:16" (or "Rutherford, Samuel" or "Child Abuse") in "lettermen2.com" enter the search terms on the search screen in "this exact word or phrase:" and "site or domain:".
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A "Local Search" using general search terms may yield to many hits because the best citations appear in many topical listings. In that case begin by browsing the "Combined Interactive Contents for THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL."
The following routine steps in research can be taken to increase the usefulness of this database. Begin by listing all Scripture relevant to the subject. Then refer to A GUIDE TO THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS: CONFESSION OF FAITH AND LARGER CATECHISM, THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE, THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE, KING JAMES VERSION, 5TH EDITION (1988 and later), and THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION. Other works listed under "Topical Listings of Scripture Useful in Counseling" may also be helpful. Then refer to THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE and NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE to learn what the Bible says about each verse listed by reading cross references for that verse. This step will also expand the listing of Scripture. Repeat the above steps again and again until the search is exhaustive.
It is one of the best resources for finding a book. Notice that OCLC/WorldCat can be customized by entering the user's zip code. This enables a listing of locally available library copies.
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The Amazon.com Books database provides, among other things, the following information:
The style of scripture references varies greatly. For example Galatians 2:20 may appear as Gal. 2:20; Gal. 2. 20; Gal. ii. 20; Gal. ii.20, and so forth, and so on, including different combinations of abbreviations, punctuations, spacing, and Roman and Arabic numbering. In THE WEB EDITION scripture references are followed by a standard notation in brackets, for example, [Galatians 2:20]. Notice, this enables users to execute a "Local Search" (Google Advance Search), for a standardized scripture reference, and to find all references to that scripture in THE WEB EDITION.
Also notice that Logos' web tool, Reftagger, is used throughout THE WEB EDITION. Reftagger highlights bible verses and converts them into links. Move the cursor onto the verse, and a preview of the entire verse will pop up, with additional options for further study.
"*" -- Indicates a citation or weblink of special interest ATLA -- American Theological Library Association, Evanston, IL CBD -- Christian Book Distributors, Peabody, Massachusetts CCEL -- Christian Classics Ethereal Library CRM -- Coral Ridge Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida CVBBS -- Cumberland Valley Bible Book Service, Carlisle, Pennsylvania EEB-1 -- Early English Books, 1475-1640, Pollard and Redgrave, microforms EEB-2 -- Early English Books, 1641-1700, Wing, microforms EEBO -- Early English Books Online FSP -- Footstool Publications, Memphis, TN FGB -- Free Grace Broadcaster, chapellibrary.org, GCB -- Great Christian Books, Elkton, Maryland No longer in operation. GMC -- Gospel Mission Catalog, Choteau, MT ISBN -- International Standard Book Number KJV -- THE HOLY BIBLE, 1769 AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION LAC -- Library of American Civilization MGTP -- A Guide to the Puritans, Robert P. Martin OCLC -- OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., (WorldCat.org) Dublin, OH OCoLC -- The accession number used by WorldCat/OCLC to identify online digital text PHD -- The Puritan Hard Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada PRF -- Plymouth Rock Foundation, Marlborough, NH SWRB -- Still Waters Revival Books, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (sic) -- See in copy (suggesting an error in the original) TCRB5 -- THOMPSON CHAIN REFERENCE BIBLE, 5th edition (the 5th edition of 1988 was the last edition of the TCRB. Any copy printed in 1988 or later is the 5th edition). TETB -- THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE TTF -- The Trinity Foundation, Unicoi, TN UMI -- University Microfilms International Wing -- Wing STC (Short Title Catalog), microforms Wing-2 Wing STC (2nd edition), microforms YLTHB -- YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE
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Contemporary Biblical Counseling: With 1995 Additions, an annotated bibliography by David Powlison (1949-2019, compiler and annotator)
David Powlison is editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, current director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.
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