Olive Tree is celebrating original languages with a Greek and Hebrew sale! We’ve also got beautiful poetry formatting, new for three of our leading Bibles.
You can also check out New and Featured Releases to build your BibleReader library and learn to get the most out of highlighting, a new feature on BibleReader for iPhone.
Greek and Hebrew Bibles 20% Off at OliveTree.com
Olive Tree’s Greek and Hebrew resources are now on sale! Now through Sunday, March 14 you can buy Greek and Hebrew Bibles and parsed texts for 20% off at OliveTree.com!
You’ll recognize these great deals on the OliveTree.com store when you find strikeout pricing, so you’ll see just how much you save.
Celebrate Greek and Hebrew on five major Olive Tree platforms—iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, and now Android!
For the newest BlackBerry and Android readers which include Greek and Hebrew support, point your mobile browser to olivetree.com/m to download and install BibleReader over the air. You’ll also find BibleReader for BlackBerry, with Greek and Hebrew support, available for free via BlackBerry App World.
Are you an iPhone or iPod Touch user? We have discounts for you too! Read on . . .
In-App Purchase Sale: Discounts on Greek & Hebrew!
Are you an iPhone/iPod Touch user? Do you make your purchases through BibleReader’s in-app purchasing? You’ll find Olive Tree’s Greek and Hebrew Bibles and parsed texts discounted now through March 14 in in-app purchasing.
Try in-app purchasing for a seamless purchasing experience! You can browse, purchase, download, and read—all from inside your BibleReader app, using your iTunes account. And look for the sale banner on your iPhone that will take you directly to a list of discounted titles!
Greek/Hebrew BibleReader App Discounted on iTunes
iPhone users, are you looking for a new BibleReader app for your phone? Now through March 14, you’ll find the GNT and BHS for BibleReader App on iTunes discounted to $37.99 from its normal price of $46.99. Look for the red sale banner on the BibleReader app icon!
This BibleReader app includes two original language Bibles: GNT NA27 (Greek New Testament) and BHS (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia – Hebrew Old Testament). In this app, these texts do not include parsing or morphology, but additional parsed texts are on sale now at OliveTree.com.
Want to share this news with a friend? Look below to find a forwarding link for this newsletter, so you can tell a friend about BibleReader or about this month’s sales.
Poetry You Can See!
Poetry formatting is now included in 3 of Olive Tree’s top Bibles: the ESV Bible (English Standard Version), the NLT Bible (New Living Translation), and the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible). If you don’t see poetry formatting in your ESV, NLT, or HCSB Bible, download a fresh copy of the files from My Account in your BibleReader program. They will contain the new poetry formatting.
Poetry formatting is currently available only for the 3 Bibles listed, but we will add it to other selected Bibles in the Olive Tree catalog in the future. It is available for the following platforms: iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Symbian 60-5.
|ESV on iPhone
||NLT on BlackBerry
||HCSB on Android
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Mobile Site Now Online at OliveTree.com
We’ve recently unveiled a new mobile-optimized Olive Tree website. When you visit us at OliveTree.com using your mobile browser, you’ll see a streamlined site created especially to match the capabilities of smartphone browsers.
There are two versions: one for graphic-rich mobile browsers, like iPhone and Android, and one for simple browsers, like BlackBerry, with differences based on each browser’s ability to show graphics, colors, images, and other formatting features. But don’t worry about which one to choose—our site automatically selects which one to show you, by detecting what browser you use.
The new mobile-optimized site at OliveTree.com makes it easier for you to
- browse the Olive Tree catalog.
- search for desired titles.
- view products and descriptions.
- purchase desired books and Bibles.
You’ll get a clean and orderly mobile view that’s easy to use every time. We hope you enjoy this new view of OliveTree.com on your mobile browser!
Headlines from the Olive Tree Blog
If you don’t check the Olive Tree Blog regularly, here are some headlines you may have missed:
Visit us on the Olive Tree Blog between newsletters to keep up on the latest news and discussion at Olive Tree!
Olive Tree at BibleTech 2010
Time is running out to register for BibleTech: 2010!
If you want to join us at BibleTech 2010 in San Jose, CA (March 26-27, 2010) for some inspiring discussion on the Bible and technology, be sure to register soon. Olive Tree is sending 4 speakers, and we’re excited about the program. We’d love to meet you there!
BibleTech’s goal is:
. . . to explore the intersection of Bible study and technology. This two-day conference is designed for publishers, programmers, webmasters, educators, bloggers and anyone interested in using technology to improve Bible study. Learn more.
Business for the Glory of God – New for all major platforms!
Can business activity in itself be morally good and pleasing to God? Sometimes business can seem so shady—manipulating the "bottom line," deceiving the consumer, or gaining promotions because of whom you know.
But author and theologian Wayne Grudem introduces a new concept: business itself glorifies God when it is conducted in a way that imitates God’s character and creation. Grudem shows that all aspects of business, including ownership, profit, money, competition, and borrowing and lending, glorify God because they are reflective of God’s nature. Though Grudem isn’t naïve about the easy ways these activities can be perverted toward sin, he knows that Christians can be about the business of business. Learn more.
Business for the Glory of God is available now on all major Olive Tree platforms: iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Symbian 60-5, Palm, Windows Mobile Professional, and Windows Mobile Smartphone.
Can We Trust the Gospels? – New for BibleReader 4!
Attacks on the historical reliability of the Gospels—especially their portrayal of Jesus Christ—are nothing new. But are these attacks legitimate? Is there reason to doubt the accuracy of the Gospels? By examining and refuting some of the most common criticisms of the Gospels, author Mark D. Roberts explains why we can indeed trust the Gospels, nearly two millennia after they were written. Learn more.
Can We Trust the Gospels? is available now on BibleReader 4 platforms: iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Symbian 60-5.
Check out these other featured releases from Olive Tree . . .
Many of these titles are new for BibleReader 4 platforms, including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Symbian 60-5. Unless noted, they are available for Palm and Windows Mobile as well.
Olive Tree Free Resources:
SUPPORT TIPS: Highlighting Verses in iPhone BibleReader
BibleReader on iPhone now offers highlighting! Here’s how to get the most out of this new feature:
- Highlight a verse. Touch the verse number and select Highlight Verse from the pop-up menu. You can then choose what color of highlighting you’d like to use. Right now, you can highlight one verse at a time. In the future, you’ll be able to highlight multiple verses.
- Remove highlighting. When a verse already has highlighting applied, you’ll see Remove Highlighting as a choice on the pop-up menu when you touch the verse number.
- Create a custom highlighter. Five basic highlighting colors are automatically included, but you can also create new ones. When choosing a highlight color, select More. You’ll see a list of all colors, along with the Add Highlighter button at the bottom. In the screen that follows, you can pick the color, style, and intensity of a new highlight style, along with seeing your changes in the Sample Highlighter Text box. Name the highlighter to suit your study methods—by style (‘red underline’) or theme (‘prophecy’). You can also view and add to your highlighting styles by choosing Menu, My Stuff, and Highlights.
- Add multiple highlights to one verse. All highlights can overlap. This is most useful when combining different styles, like highlighting and underlining (see screenshot). Remember that while you can add different highlights one at a time, removing highlighting removes them all at once.
- See where you’ve used a highlighter. When you view highlighters from the My Stuff menu, you can select a highlighter style to see a list of verses where that style is applied.
- Modify existing styles. When you make changes to a highlighter style that you’ve already used somewhere in your Bible, the changes are applied to existing highlights. This way, you can make group changes, like changing all your existing yellow highlights to red.
Highlighting has been one of our most requested additions, so we hope you enjoy using this new feature in your reading and study!
~The Team at Olive Tree < a>