Computers-Software

A while ago I gave a talk in Ann Arbor entitled “The Foundations of our Faith: Scripture, Tradition & Magisterium.” (Watch the video below.) As I love to do, I tied the Old and New Testaments together and showed the continuity that lays the foundation for who and what we are as Catholics today.

But my second purpose was to show how I do my research these days. I have given away about 1/2 of my books because I rarely use my 20,000 volume library any more because I have Verbum Catholic and Bible Software. The future of Bible and Catholic study is here. There is nothing like Verbum.

The talk was video-taped and you can see me (kind of dark to the right) but you can easily see the screen where my friend and Verbum associate demonstrated how powerful it is and how it puts whole libraries at your fingertips.

To learn more about Verbum visit my Verbum page and if you use STEVERAY10 in the Promo Code you get a 10% discount.

I began using Logos over 20 years ago when it was still a Protestant and when Logos was solely Protestant. I urged them over the years and worked with them to develop a Catholic package. I even gave talks at their corporate offices in Washington State.

Three years ago they DID IT and the result is stupendous. There is nothing else like it. Study Scripture, the Tradition, the Catechism, the Lectionary with reading and saints and more. Delve into the Hebrew and Greek without even knowing the original languages. Use Bible dictionaries, read the Fathers of the Church….

…visit www.Verbum.com/steve

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This is so impressive I just had to give folks an opportunity to see this. There is a reason that thousands of Catholics are buying Verbum. I’ve used it for over a decade! What would Sts. Augustine and Aquinas think?!

This is a short video that gives shows you how you can study the Immaculate Conception or any other topic in minutes and have the Bible, the Fathers of the Church, Catechism and Church documents at your fingertips with a click.

What a great Christmas gift for your aspiring Catholic apologist, Bible student or simply a disciple of Jesus Christ. You can still get it in plenty of time for Christmas.

To see more, take a test drive, compare versions, and get a 10% discount — go to VERBUM CATHOLIC SOFTWARE and enter the Promo Code: STEVERAY10

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Identity Hacked, what a hassle…

by Steve Ray on December 15, 2016

…but we recovered unscathed except for a lot of wasted time. We were in Mexico. On “Black Friday” someone took a fake Drivers License with my picture and started opening accounts at Meijers, Verizon, Kohl’s, AT&T, Sprint, Target and more. They also tried to use my credit cards.

They tried to access our bank account at Chase to withdraw our savings. Our bank suspected something and acted very unprofessionally. Instead of calling or texting us they just closed all our accounts and sent us a check. That caused all our “auto pays” to fail.

Screen Shot 2016-12-15 at 6.15.41 PMOne good thing: we did not lose a penny. WHY? Because we had LifeLock who caught them, contacted us and then spent a whole day on the phone with us on conference calls handling all the fraudulent charges, new accounts and ID theft. They were exceptional!!

NO, this is not LifeLock commercial :-)  We have paid for the service (only $148 a year) for about eight years and boy, was it worth it when the attack came.

If you don’t have LifeLock I encourage you to subscribe to it or a similar service. We would have been a cooked goose if they had not been monitoring all our accounts, banks, cards, etc.

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Why I Never Open a Bible Anymore … and it’s not because I’m a Catholic :-)

November 17, 2016

It’s simple. Since Verbum Catholic Software was released there is no need for heavy, cumbersome books and Bibles. Everything is now on my laptop and synced with my iPad and iPhone as well as in the cloud on the Verbum website. I literally have thousands of Bibles, books, resources, maps, atlases, Greek and Hebrew dictionaries, […]

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Top Ten Catholic Searches on Verbum

May 6, 2016

Verbum Software is the premier program for Catholic and Bible study. It is powerful beyond belief. Here are their Top Ten searches over the last year.  I have personally used the search well over a thousand times in the last year. This program is open on my computer, front and center, 24 hours a day […]

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Ready to Start Studying the Bible in 2016? It’s Time to Prepare Now!

November 27, 2015

Since I was 17 years old, studying the Bible has been my passion. Now as a Catholic it has increased 100%. Back in my youth, I could never have anticipated the wealth of materials for study that I now have at my fingertips. I recommend two great Catholic resources: FIRST, Catholic Scripture Study International. I […]

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Office Depot Defiantly Rejects Printing Order for a Pro-Life prayer; I Just Took Action!

September 11, 2015

n a clear case of religious discrimination, Office Depot has refused to print 500 copies of a flyer that contains a prayer to end abortion at the hands of Planned Parenthood. Chicago resident Maria Goldstein wanted to make a few hundred copies for her parish and went to her local Office Depot store, where her […]

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Test Drive It! A Catholic Library Synced on my Laptop, iPad and iPhone

August 11, 2015

I’ve waited 20 years for this. I have the fantastic Verbum Catholic and Bible Software. They are doing it right! It is thoroughly Catholic — to my great joy. It continues to grow in resources and power. It is on my computer 24 hours a day! But now the icing is on the cake! They […]

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Verbum Giving Away the Scholar Software as part of Summer Promotion

August 7, 2015

I use Verbum Catholic and Bible Study software every day. There is nothing else like it on the planet. This summer they are giving away a Verbum Scholar library as part of their big Summer Sale promotion. Anyone interested in applying for the drawing?  Here’s the link to the sale: http://lgs.to/1g1QZ5z Here’s the direct link […]

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Technical Problems for First Christians

May 26, 2015

Yes, the first Christians had a difficult time with the technical transition – from scrolls to books. You will certainly appreciate the need for the first “tech guys.” Enjoy! I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

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Verbum Catholic Software giving away $5 Million to Students and Schools. Check out your eligibility

March 4, 2015

I have been using Verbum/Logos for 20 years. There is no Catholic and Bible Software to compare. This is a goldmine.  This is not a contest. Verbum is looking for eligible students and schools to GIVE AWAY free Catholic and Bible software. To learn more and to check out your eligibility, CLICK HERE.  For adults and […]

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Summer Picks – Books Steve Uses on Verbum Software

July 28, 2014

When Verbum asked me what books I would recommend for summer reading, it was easy to come up with some great titles. I use Verbum every day, and there are certain books I use over and over again. The books are all interconnected, so while you could sit and read any of the books I picked (they’re […]

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Why Use Logos Catholic Bible Software? Why Indeed!

May 16, 2014

Check out this 2 minute video. If you love the Bible, want to know it better, want power to dig deep and understand, check out the video. And now it is also loaded with Catholic documents, commentaries, the Catechism, Trent, Vatican I, Vatican II, the Church Fathers, Papal Encyclicals, the Lectionary and much more. Wow! […]

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A New Way to Study

May 14, 2014

Do you have an tablet or smartphone and wonder how you can use it to learn more about your Catholic faith and the Bible? Let me show you how!! In Ann Arbor Michigan, at 1:00 pm on May 31, I’m giving a free talk at St. Francis of Assisi parish called Foundations of our Faith. […]

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Follow Steve in Twitter

March 19, 2014

I can’t put everything on my blog that I can quickly share on Twitter. Plus, Twitter notifies all my followers immediately of everything I share on my blog. Ain’t technology grand? If you want to keep up with all our adventures, blog posts, pictures and videos, pilgrimages and other fun stuff – as well as […]

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Join the Lenten Journey Free on Your Smartphone or iPad

February 28, 2014

The Sisters of St Paul have agreed to team up with Verbum Catholic Software to help people study the Gospel readings this Lent. They are hosting a Verbum Lenten Journey, and folks who sign up get a free book and the daily readings and commentary from Lenten Grace: Daily Gospel Reflections delivered straight to their inbox all through Lent.  This […]

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