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Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal. A Topical Annotated Bibliography of Works Containing Biblical Counsel for Persons Seeking Lasting Solutions to Life's Problems (Harrisonburg, VA [Lettermen Associates, PO BOX 43, HARRISONBURG, VA 22803-0043]: Lettermen Associates, c1994, 827 pages, softbound, ISBN 0963682113 9780963682116, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 94-184780, OCLC/WorldCat: 29928892.

BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL is out-of-print in book format as of March 19, 2008. It is still available in the used book trade (as of July 2012). E-text is available on CD-ROM from Logos Research Systems, and it has been scanned in Google Books with full preview. See links below.

Additions and alterations to the original work continued following its release in 1993. Today THE WEB EDITION is a database over three times the size of the original work. THE WEB EDTION is located at http://www.lettermen2.com.


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BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL, 1993 edition is on Google Books in full view
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Librarians who give reference assistance or who make classification, cataloging, and indexing decisions will find Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal to be a time saving reference work. It gives some bibliographic control over an area of subject classification not recognized by most classification systems. And some of the publications listed have not been reviewed in standard library journals. A must for all Christian libraries. WorldCat: 29928892.

See also: Martin, Robert P., A Guide to the Puritans: A Topical and Textual Index to the Writings of the Puritans and Some of Their Successors Recently in Print (Banner of Truth, 1997), 546 pages, ISBN: 0851517137 9780851517131.


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Browsing and single-site searches

The "Combined Contents for The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal," is a site map, and a link to it may be found on most pages of THE WEB EDITION.

Note: The browser BACK (or ALT+BACK ARROW) feature will return the cursor to "Contents." The same keys will return the user to the site map.
The Windows "Find" command (CTL+F) may be used to find any word or phrase on a web page. If you are not using Windows, then check the help features of both the browser and the operating system.

The advanced search feature of Google.com may be used to search just one domain. THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL is located in the domain www.lettermen2.com.

Single-site searches in Google terms may yield to many hits using general search terms because the best citations appear in many topical listings. In that case browse the "Combined Interactive Contents for The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal." Because THE WEB EDITION is constantly changing the published indexes (see links below to indexes of authors and titles, scripture, and subjects) are obsolete but, nonetheless, can be helpful.

Google.com allows the user to narrow a search to PDF files only by adding the phrase "inurl:pdf." For example, if "Christian classic inurl:pdf" is searched, then Google.com will provided links to only PDF files of Christian classics.

Google Books preview of BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL, 1993 edition
Or search "Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal" in Google
Eventually 100 percent of the book will be searchable.
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Indexing, 1993 print edition

The "sa" (See also) entries from the Index of Subjects for the 1997 CD-ROM edition have been added to the "See also" entry at the end of topical listings (incomplete as of ). And "See also" entries have been created for many of the new topical listings (also incomplete as of 07/12/12).

Chapter 3 contains the topical listing, "Christian Classics Short Title Listing" that includes the approximately 270 citations to Christian classics in this database. They are identified in the annotation with the sentence "A Christian classic."

The print edition included indexes to authors and titles, scripture, and subjects. Because THE WEB EDITION is constantly changing, and because of the new single site search features of Google, the published indexes are obsolete. However, they may still be helpful in browsing.

See the Preface for further comments on the problem of indexing.

Author's names appearing in all caps indicates the title is available from Still Waters Revival Books. They offer titles in a variety of formats: Cerlox bound photocopies, digital text on CD in PDF format, and hard bound and softbound books.


Key to original accession number system, 1993 print edition

An asterisk (*) marks a book known to be of special merit. However, other books of equal or greater merit may not be marked with an asterisk. The 1993 edition placed citations marked with an asterisk at the beginning of each topical listing. THE WEB EDITION will alphabetize them within the topical listing (not complete.)

The five digit accession number locates the citation in the collection (discontinued). For example, "40007" is the seventh consecutive original, annotated citation in Chapter 4. Notice there may be cross referenced citations between original citations. So it may be necessary to skip through citations to find a successive citation number within its chapter. Cross referenced citations are always within brackets "[40007]" (incomplete.) Therefore, if a cross referenced citation gives only the author and short title, then, in some cases, a full citation may be found in chapter where the original citation is located. Notice that accession numbers were also used in the print edition of the Index of Authors and Titles.

Some of the original accession numbers remain in the THE WEB EDITION, but frequent additions and alterations make it impossible to assign new accession numbers.


Acronyms, 1993 print edition

     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
     GCB --   Great Christian Books, Elkton, Maryland
                No longer in operation.
     GMC --   Gospel Mission Catalog, Choteau, MT
     KJV --   THE HOLY BIBLE, 1769 AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION
     MGTP --  A Guide to the Puritans, Robert P. Martin
     OCLC --  OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.,
                Dublin, OH
     PRF --   Plymouth Rock Foundation, Marlborough, NH
     SWRB --  Still Waters Revival Books, Edmonton, Alberta,
              Canada
     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


Acknowledgements, 1993 print edition

Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to reprint the following:

Quoted annotations credited to "Cyril J. Barber" are from THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY, VOL. 1, copyright 1974, 1985 by Cyril J. Barber, THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY VOL. 2, copyright 1987 by Cyril J. Barber, and THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY SUPPLEMENT, 1986-1987, copyright 1989 by Cyril J. Barber, and are used by permission.

Quoted annotation credited to Christian Book Distributors, "CBD," are from the following Christian Book Distributors catalogs: July-August 1992 (cat. #35329), September-October 1992 (cat. #36310), CBD Members Newsletter, October-November 1992 (cat. #37995), CBD Resources and Studies for Small Groups, Winter 1992-1993 (cat. #38995), The Family Catalog: Great Books and More for Growing Families, Winter 1992-1993 (cat. #39809), The CBD Academic Catalog, Spring-Summer, 1993 (cat. #40011), CBD Preferred Customer Mini-Catalog, Spring 1993 (cat. #41802), CBD Members Newsletter, April-May 1993 (cat. #41870) and are used by permission of Christian Book Distributors, Peabody, Massachusetts.

Quoted annotation credited to Great Christian Books, "GCB," are from the following Great Christian Books catalogs: June 1987 (Quality Catalog No. 196, Alpha-Author A-Z), December 1987 (Quality Catalog No. 202, Alpha Author A-Z), March 1989 (Quality Catalog No. 217, Alpha Author A-Z), May 1990 (Quality Catalog No. 229, Scholarly Book and Bible Catalog), February 1991 (Scholarly Catalog No. 235), March 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 246, Alpha Author A-K), April 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 247, Alpha Author L-Z), July 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 250, Alpha Author A-K), August 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 251, Alpha Author L-Z), (Quality Catalog No. 253, Home School, Children's Books, Music, Games and Videos), December 1992 (Quality Catalog No. 255, Alpha Author L-Z), January 1993 (Quality Catalog No. 256, Bibles, Commentaries, Computer Products, Language Helps, Music, Reference Works, and Videos), February 1993 (Quality Catalog No. 257, Home School, Children's Books, Music, Games, and Family), and are used by permission of Great Christian Books, Elkton, Maryland.
Quoted annotation credited to "Jay P. Green, Sr." are from the following issues of News and Views of the Christian Literature World: October 1988 (vol. I, No. 1), copyright 1988 by Jay P. Green, Sr., January 1989 (vol. I, No. 2), copyright 1989 by Jay P. Green, Sr., April 1989 (vol. I, No. 3), copyright 1989 by Jay P. Green, Sr., October 1989 (vol. I, No. 4), copyright 1989 by Jay P. Green, Sr., January 1990 (Vol. II, No. 1), copyright 1990 by Jay P. Green, Sr., April 1990 (vol. II, No. 2), copyright 1990 by Jay P. Green, Sr., July 1990 (vol. II, No. 3), copyright 1990 by Jay P. Green, Sr., October 1990 (vol. II, No. 4), copyright 1990 by Jay P. Green, Sr., Spring 1991 (vol. III, No. 1), copyright 1991 by Jay P. Green, Sr., Winter 1991 (vol. III, No. 4), copyright 1991 by Jay P. Green, Sr., Fall and Winter 1992 (vol. IV, Nos. 3 and 4), copyright 1992 by Jay P. Green, Sr., and are used by permission of The Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, Lafayette, Indiana.

Quoted annotation credited to "William J. Grier" are from THE BEST BOOKS: A GUIDE TO CHRISTIAN LITERATURE compiled by William J. Grier, copyright 1968 by Banner of Truth Trust, London, England, and are used by permission.
Quotations credited to "Benjamin Hart" are from FAITH AND FREEDOM by Benjamin Hart, copyright 1988 by Stanley and Lewis, Dallas, Texas, and are used by permission.

Quotations credited to "D. James Kennedy" and quoted annotation credited to "CRM" are from various sermons and other material of Coral Ridge Ministries and are used by permission of Coral Ridge Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Quotations credited to various Puritans of the 17th century are from THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF PURITAN QUOTATIONS (also entitled A PURITAN GOLDEN TREASURY) compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, copyright 1977 by Banner of Truth Trust, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and are used by permission.


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A note on copying THE WEB EDITION

To copy THE WEB EDITION, save pages in HTML format to CD, DVD, or to a hard drive. Copied HTML files can then be viewed off-line by calling them up Windows Explorer and selecting a browser to display the files (It is not possible to run your browser program offline and display HTML files with most browser programs.) They will appear formatted exactly as they do online. Click on a link in an off-line file and most browsers will automatically connect to the web.
Topical listings of annotated bibliography may be copied, printed, or downloaded freely for ministry and educational uses. If topical listings are quoted, then, in all cases, we request that the source be credited.


Related WebLinks

Index of Authors and Titles, 1997 CDROM edition
http://www.lettermen2.com/authors.html

Index of Scripture, 1993 print edition
http://www.lettermen2.com/scrind.html

Appendix A: Words of Christ Appearing in The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappa.html

Index of Subjects, 1997 CDROM edition
http://www.lettermen2.com/subjind.html

Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal, 1997 edition CD-ROM in Logos Library System (LLS) format.
http://www.logos.com/search/biblical+counsel%3a+resources+for+renewal

Preface to the 1997 CD-ROM Edition
http://www.lettermen2.com/preface.html

Book Reviews of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
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Book Flyer for Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
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Google Books preview of BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL, 1993 edition
Or search "Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal" in Google
Eventually 100 percent of the book will be searchable.
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