10/07/2016

A practical approach to problems - win a free book

Clara VanDijk stays practical and biblical in her approach

On The Road To Renewal gives real insight


In this Newsletter


  • On the Road to Renewal - Clara VanDijk
  • Win a free printed book of Focus Braintrainer with the Bible
  • A personal note from the publisher


On The Road To Renewal - Clara VanDijk

How can you overcome your insecurities, build up a healthy relationship, face your fears?

In her book On the Road to Renewal, a practical approach to problems, Clara VanDijk guides you towards an alternative path and answers a myriad of questions along the way. Clara wrote this book using her own life experiences and knowledge of the Bible.

This book of more than 200 pages is exclusively available from  importantia.eu for just € 9,95 (approx. $ 11,14) >>>




Win a free copy of Focus Braintrainer with the Bible

Importantia Publishing has recently set up a Facebook page for English language books: https://www.facebook.com/importantiapublishing/

As soon as this page receives 100 likes, one ‘liker’ will receive a free printed copy of Focus Braintrainer with the Bible. Please make sure you like the page for a chance to win this wonderful book! Liking our Facebook page will also increase your chances of winning future free books.

Focus Braintrainer with the Bible is a great help which companions you as a teacher while you read the Bible. The 10 questions with every chapter in the Bible are a great help to obtain a real focus on the message of the Bible. Besides the printed edition there is a Kindle-edition available as well for just $ .99



A personal note from the publisher

This week I have been busy setting up the Facebook page for English language books available through Importantia Publishing. This is mainly to raise public awareness of Importantia Publishing, as well as to bring increased attention to the books we publish. You are welcome to give it a look. I appreciate if you give this facebook-page your Like.


I am also looking into the the world of reviewing. I know that many people enjoy writing reviews about books and place these on their blogs, church websites, literary sites or Amazon.

I then realised that some of this newsletter’s readers might review books themselves. If you are, I would love to know more. If you happen to enjoy writing an occasional book review, I would be extremely happy if you could contact me via the contact form on importantia.eu.


a warm Dutch greeting from,

Peter van der Schelde
publisher




9/23/2016

New Format, FAQ and a personal Note

New newsletter format to serve you in a better way

Online Bible remains an important item in this newsletter


In this newsletter:



- New newsletter format
- Answer to a FAQ regarding Focus Braintrainer
- Hope & Disillusionment by Benno Zuiddam
- A personal note from the publisher




A New Newsletter Format

You have at some point registered to receive this newsletter via one of the Online Bible sites. In past years, this newsletter has not been sent on a regular basis. Importantia Publishing, this newsletter’s publisher, is still active within the field of content development for Online Bible applications. Due to reorganisation of these activities, improved content will be developed for use on the Online Bible in the coming years. In order to make this possible, control over the technical aspects of the Online Bible applications have been passed on to Cross Link Services. In this way, Importantia can fully concentrate on biblical content development.

This newsletter will also appear more regularly and with more polished content. We aim to produce one to two newsletters per month, as well as the occasional ‘special’ newsletter.
The information contained within this newsletter will include developments in the field of Bible-related publications on which Importantia is currently working. Reports will be also be made regarding the availability of texts on the Online Bible.

We are happy to provide you with this service and are open to your comments and questions. Should you have a particular request as regards this newsletter, we would like to hear it.


Answer to a FAQ regarding Focus Braintrainer

In the previous newsletter we announced the publication of a new book:  Focus Braintrainer with the Bible. This is a guide to reading the Bible. We were subsequently asked if this guide will also be made available for the Online Bible.

Answer: We certainly plan to; however, we are unable to say when this will happen. First, the Kindle promotional period must have passed. During this period, according to our contract, no other digital edition may be made available. We chose this promotional period as it means the book, ‘Focus Braintrainer with the Bible’ is available for a low price, making it available to a much wider audience. This wonderful tool for bible study is now available in Kindle format for $0.99. This guide has been consciously under priced, but in order to increase public awareness of the book and to allow an even greater public to profit from its guidance when reading the Bible, we would appreciate your objective reviews on Amazon. Please help us by adding your review.



Hope & Disillusionment - Benno Zuiddam

This book (and eBook) describing the history of Christianity has been available via Importantia Publishing for a number of years. The Kindle edition has recently been reduced in price to $2.99. 

This book offers an extremely clear overview of the history of the Christian faith. The author, Benno Zuiddam, has written this book in order to increase the reader’s understanding of the present day Western church by learning more of its history. It is currently not available for the Online Bible.

Prof. Benno Alexander Zuiddam holds doctorates in Theology and Classical Studies. He is professor (extraordinary associate) for New Testament Studies, Greek and Church History at North West University (South Africa) and Greenwich School of Theology in the U.K.

Title: Hope & Disillusionment
Author: Benno Zuiddam
ISBN: 978 90 5719 212 8 (print)
Also available as Kindle-edition





A personal note from the publisher

I find the introduction of our fresh newsletter format exciting. This newsletter has many subscribers, but I rarely had the time to give it the attention it deserved. Thanks to the handing over of the Online Bible applications to Cross Link Services, I now have the time and opportunity to dedicate more time to it. I am also able to give more attention to those projects involving the making available of new content for both biblical studies and biblical research. Not only for the Online Bible, but also in other forms of publication. I’m very much looking forward to keeping you up-to-date via this newsletter. 

A little more about myself: I was introduced to Online Bible software in 1990 and spent much time developing content specific to this software in various European languages. In 1992 I established Importantia, an engineering firm, so that I could continue working on the Online Bible in Europe full-time. As this transition into the development of Bible-related content was at first a relatively slow process, the word ‘Publishing’ was only added in 1998. All developed content was exclusive to the Online Bible. However, in 2002 I also began to publish books and - later - eBooks. Emphasis is being increasingly placed upon content development and publishing, where the Online Bible plays an important role. As from this year, I have handed over Online Bible matters to Cross Link services, which gives me the opportunity to fully concentrate on content development. The Online Bible remains an important form of publication.

Three years ago, as a further means to develop quality content, I started a course leading to a Bachelor of Theology. I am married, with two grown-up daughters.


a Dutch greeting from,

Peter van der Schelde
publisher


9/10/2016

Free for one day - Focus Bible Reading Guide

Free for one day - Focus Bible Reading Guide



The kindle edition of this great help in daily bible reading is available for free for another day. This Amazon offer ends Sept 11 in the evening. Take care you obtain your free ebook.

In return you help us and others if you write your objective and honest review at Amazon.  



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LQACZVO

  

Thank you for your review
Peter F van der Schelde
Importantia Publishing
www.importantia.eu


If you have any question on Focus Braintrainer to the Bible or other publications or services of Importantia Publishing, please contact me


9/08/2016

New Bible Reading Guide available for free till Sep 11 - Download your copy

New: Focus Braintrainer to the Bible:
Your Daily Bible Reading Guide for a Blessed, Insighful, and Meaningful Bible Study


Be focused…
Receive insight…
Remember what you have read…

Does that describe your daily Bible reading?

Do you have a desire for a meaningful Bible study?        

Johan Heinen did…

He returned from a missionary trip and had a life changing Holy Spirit encounter. His desire for God inspired him to read the Bible differently. He began reading the Bible systematically. Each day his enthusiasm for Bible study grew as he became more focused and the Bible revealed its mysteries to him.

He used his love for the Bible and his background as a teacher to write this useful guide, Focus Braintrainer with the Bible...for you to have a focused, meaningful and with insight Bible study.  

The ten questions in each chapter will guide your daily Bible reading alongside the King James or New King James version of the Bible.  

5 Ways this guide trains your brain and enhances your Bible reading skills:
  • Your Bible reading becomes more focused because you know there are questions to answer. A helpful tip is to read the questions beforehand to give your reading a clear direction.
  • You read with focused attention when you search for the answers in the Bible passages.
  • Your note taking will become clearer as you summarize the Bible chapters when answering the questions.
  • Your understanding of the Bible passages increase as the mysteries of the content is revealed.
  • You draw closer to God when you study His Word. By reading the Bible focused, you get to know Him better.

In addition to a blessed daily Bible reading, your reading skills will improve and your enthusiasm to discover God’s message will grow daily.

Johan Heinen invites you to join him in a systematic and focused Bible reading plan.

I am convinced you will read your Bible better and will be more blessed in reading it. Try it out.

Why wait, start now to read the Bible with focus, insight, and understanding. 

This book is now available for Kindle. For 3 limited days you can obtain it for free. The first day is Sept. 9 and the last day is Sept 11. Make use of this offer and rewards others with your review at Amazon, so they become inspired to read the Bible. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LQACZVO

Crowdfunding for Free Biblical Content (Online Bible)



In Africa, there is great demand for useful biblical material. The purchase of such material is, however, too expensive for a large percentage of the population. Importantia Publishing would like to provide a free, professional build Online Bible module of La Bible Crampon 1923 for all French speakers around the globe. The costs involved to make this happen is € 200,-. We collected already resources through crowdfunding and are reaching our final goal. 
Help us to make this La Bible Crampon available for the French-speaking Online Bible users in Africa and beyond. Most of the work is done by volunteers, but there remain some costs we have to make.
Support this project with a donation of 5, 10, or 15 Euros or more. You can donate in Dollars as well. 
Donate in Dollars through Paypal (please mention "Crampon" as your remark)
Donate in Euros through our website (credit-card, paypal and iDeal)
More information on our Crowdfunding for free biblical content on our new website www.importantia.eu  
Thank you for your support.
Peter F van der Schelde
Importantia Publishing
www.importantia.eu


8/10/2016

More free downloads for the Online Bible apps

More free downloads for the Online Bible apps

Since 1992 Importantia Publishing is involved in the development of content for the Online Bible. Hundreds of titles are published, including a lot of free content.

Free content doesn't mean it doesn't cost money for Importantia Publishing. No, there are always financial costs involved to complete a module, make the money of quality and to distribute the module. Importantia wants to develope and distribute more free content for the Online Bible applications, but somehow the costs need to be covered.


La Bible Crampon 1923 for the French users -  crowdfunding needed



The Online Bible has build a very large users-group in the French language. Most of these users live in Africa and have no or little money to buy or support the development and distribution costs. 

To support these french speaking users we have setup a project to make an extra french Bible available free of charge in the Online Bible app: La Sainte Bible de Crampon 1923.

All free content we make available is with the help of volunteers. This reduces our costs. However there always remain some costs. We need to cover this with crowdfunding.

To be able to complete the Crampon Project we need € 200,- (= appr. $ 225,-)

Consider your donation to supply the French users with an extra Bible free of charge.

You can support this La Bible Crampon Project with your donation of € 5,-  € 10,-  € 15,- or more by adding the product to the shopping basket and determine the number at the importantia.eu website

Or you can support this project with your donation (free amount) through our Paypal-account (please add as remark "Crampon-project")

Thank you for your support.


Other ways you can help

  • Pray for our ministry
  • Spread the news. Forward this message to your friends. Tell them the Online Bible is now available for Windows, Android and iOS.


7/26/2016

Online Bible Crowdfunding for Free Content

Online Bible Crowdfunding for Free Content



The Online Bible has build a very large users-group in the French language. Most of these users live in Africa and have no or little money to buy or support the developmentcosts. 

To support the french speaking users we have setup a project to make an extra french Bible available free of charge in the Online Bible app: La Sainte Bible de Crampon 1923.

All free content we make available is with the help of volunteers. This reduces our costs. However there always remain some costs. We need to cover this with crowdfunding.

To be able to complete the Crampon Project we need € 200,- (= appr. $ 225,-)

Consider your donation to supply the French users with an extra Bible free of charge.

You can support this La Bible Crampon Project with your donation of € 5,-  € 10,-  € 15,- or more by adding the product to the shopping basket and determine the number at the importantia.eu website

Or you can support this project with your donation (free amount) through our Paypal-account (please add as remark "Crampon-project")

Thank you for your support.


Other ways you can help

  • Pray for our ministry
  • Spread the news. Forward this message to your friends. Tell them the Online Bible is now available for Windows, Android and iOS.
  • Consider a donation through Paypal



4/08/2016

The new Online Bible Newsletter by Cross Link Services



This is a copy of the new Online Bible app newsletter by Cross Link Services.

If you want to receive this kind of news from Cross Link Services  in the future
subscribe to their newsletter in the Online Bible app.

We place a copy of this newsletter one time in this blog and will concentrate in the future on content development for the Online Bible by Importantia Publishing

Online Bible News

We keep you informed for your optimal Online Bible app use


What can you expect from us?

You subscribed for the Online Bible newsletter from within the Online Bible app. With this newsletter we keep you informed with tips and best practices, new possibilities, updates and new available titles. This newsletter is mailed once a month.

Tip of the month

Did you know you can use the Online Bible app on several devices at the same time? If you use a tablet and a mobile phone you can install the Online Bible app on both devices and link them to the same user-account. Your titles are available on both devices. It doesn’t matter you use a combination of Android and iOS devices. Handy in case you use an Android phone and an iPad.

So in case you obtain an extra Bible version from the Store it becomes available on all your devices.

Important is that you link the Online Bible app on all your devices to the same user-account (email)

Who we are?

The Online Bible app is developed by Cross Link Services BV in the Netherlands (Europe). In the future newsletters we will inform you about the people and organisations behind the Online Bible app, what their mission is and what they are doing.

Some new titles

During the last weeks we have added new English Bible versions:

Modern English Version

The Modern English Version is the most modern English version produced in the King James tradition within the last 30 years. The Modern English Version provides the most up-to-date translation in the King James tradition. Reverent: word-for-word (not thought-for-thought), Capitalized Deities Accurate: No change, compromise, embellishments, or distortions of the original text Trusted: No political, social, or cultural bias Clear: Easy to read and understand

The Message

The Message - The Bible in Contemporary Language. The Message is written by Eugene Peterson to make the original meaning of the Bible more understandable and accessible to the modern reader. The Message is an idiomatic translation of the original Hebrew and Greek text. Peterson uses a contemporary slang from the US rather than a more neutral International English, and the translation falls on the extreme dynamic end of the dynamic and formal equivalence spectrum. For use with the Online Bible this edition has been numbered (as far as possible). The Message, Copyright © by Eugene H. Peterson 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress as represented by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.


New Living Translation

An authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today's English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT's scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages - but even more powerful are stories of how people's lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That's why we call it: "The Truth Made Clear." Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188, USA. All rights reserved.

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