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Faith Database CD-ROM

Faith Database CD-ROM

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The Faith Database is a CD-ROM that provides access to over ten Bible translations, a Greek Bible, papal encyclicals, writings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, the Catholic Encyclopedia, over 1,500 books by famous Christian writers, Church history, Bible art, maps, and much more! The Faith Database is completely searchable, printable, and portable (PDA) -- everything is linked together for instant research of any faith topic. According to Jerry Usher, the Faith Database is "a one stop shop for all things Catholic that's loaded with credibility and authority, and serves as the ultimate Christian resource." According to Usher, "It's the only Bible and faith study tool one will ever need."

Jerry Usher is the host of the well known nationally-syndicated talk show Catholic Answers Live. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Theology and Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville and completed two years of graduate theological studies in the seminary. According to Usher, the Faith Database is part of Third Millennium Media's (TMM) desire "to create an apostolate dedicated to helping Catholic media professionals and organizations, as well as individual lay Catholics and families, become the most effective instruments they can be in spreading the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith."

3 Ways to Use The Faith Database:

1. Use disc search feature to locate specific scripture
2. Print unlimited copies
3. Download to your PDA

Click here to see how the Faith Database works!

2000 Years of Christian History:

  • Over 10 Bible Translations:  NAB*, NASB*, NIV*, RSV, NRSV, Young's, Vulgate, WEB, ASV, KJV, NKJV, ESV, Darby, Douay-Rheims
  • 88 Council Documents from all 21 Ecumenical Councils
  • 400 Early Church writings
  • 165 writings from the Doctors of the Church
  • 74 books from John Henry Newman
  • 112 books from GK Chesterton
  • 1300 Papal writings/encyclicals
  • The Old Catholic Encyclopedia (1200 entries and 5000 images)
  • Many classics including Gibbons' "Faith of our Fathers," Thomas a Kempis' "Imitation of Christ" and John Paul II's "Theology of the Body"
  • 1000 Bible Art Images
  • Over 100 Bible Maps
  • Illustrated Church history
  • Search Catechism and Code of Canon Law

    Some of the Over 1500 Featured Writings Classics:

  • Apologia (Newman)
  • Orthodoxy (Chesterton)
  • Thomas a Kempis

    Doctors of the Church:

  • St. John of the Cross
  • St. Theresa of Avila
  • St. Thomas Aquinas (The Summa)

    Early Church Fathers:

  • St. Augustine's Confessions
  • Irenaeus' Against Heresies
  • St. John Chrysostom's Commentaries

    Papal Writings / Encyclicals:

  • Humanae Vitae
  • Theology of the Body
  • Veritatis Splendor

    Your copy of the Faith Database requires:

  • Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, Windows 8
  • 512 KB of RAM or more
  • Intel Pentium 4 or better CPU
  • 2 GB of available Hard Drive space

    Additionally, Downloading your copy of the Faith Database requires a fast broadband connection

Dimensions & Specifications

  • Incompatible with Windows 10
  • Author: Jerry Usher
  • Language: English
  • Format: CD-Rom

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Average Customer Rating
(3.07/5 Stars, 15 Ratings) Based on 15 Reviews

If you are patient, Faith Database CAN BE INSTALLED

Review: Windows XP users should have no issues installing this program. Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 users MUST set the installation zip file, fdbsetup.exe, to Windows XP compatibility mode. While the installation is paused, you must then go to the directory where the actual installation files have been unzipped and set ALL ".exe" files to XP compatibility mode. Then continue the installation. Patiently "Ignore" ALL errors and "Cancel" ALL explorer file windows. This will seem interminable. NO LONGER Accessible

Review: The mainline source and support for this product was at This website is no longer accessible. I bought this product 2 years ago from Ignatius Press. It is no longer listed on Ignatius Press. I uninstalled it to move it to a Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) system and it WILL NOT INSTALL correctly. The software was built around Microsoft Visual FoxPro. Microsoft mainstream support for FoxPro ended 2010/01/12. So my recommendation is BUYER BEWARE.

Sorry to have bought a piece of junk

Review: No matter whast I did, the program would not properly load and operate on my computer. And my computer meets specified requirements. Am very disappointed and will return it for a full refund. No second chance for this product. Describe Yourself: Bookworm


Review: Very helpful to find biblical information quickly - let the program do the work for you :) Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Informative

Has it all

Review: I only gave this product a 3 because each time I wanted to see the larger graphic the links did not work. I also think that if this is sold by a 'Catholic' group that the contents should be 'just catholic'. There are alot of 'other religions' included in the program which is another reason for the 3 stars. Best Uses: Learning, Reference, Travel Reading; Cons: Difficult To Follow, Some links did not work; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Alot of matterial in one, Good refferences, Good time line history, Great Graphics

product not user friendly

Review: wanted to use it as a reference when preparing for sharing. cannot read easily nor print relevant materials for later access. Interface is extremely clumsy and awkward to read. Best Uses: Reference; Cons: Difficult To Follow, Not What I Expected, Unable to print easily; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Informative

Overall very useful!

Review: Overall I think this is a good product. I think the amount of information is outstanding. However, the software is pretty buggy and the UI is clunky. I think more investment in the actual software is in much need. I also think this should have been made into a web application. It would be easier to maintain from a software stand point. Best Uses: Reference; Cons: Clunky User Interface, Missing Saints and Popes, Software is buggy; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Informative, Massive amounts of info

NOT Able to Install with VISTA!!

Review: Could be a good product - but not able to install[...] Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader

Excellent Resource at Affordable Price

Review: Very excited to find a Catholic based bible study. Super affordable, cheaper than anything else out there. I had software issues at first but tech support offered a "patch" on their website to fix glitches and now I have no problems. The programmer is working on making search and cross referencing easier and more efficient. Tech support was very responsive and helpful every time I called. They welcome user input and recommendations as this is a brand new program and they are diligently working to make it better. Definately worth the investment. Best Uses: Reference; Cons: Somewhat confusing, Work in Progress; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Affordable, Apologetics, Catholic Based, Facts at your Fingertips, Fairly easy to use

A must have for every Catholic!

Review: This is a great resource for anyone who likes to study scripture, and the Catechism. It is easy to use, and is the best catholic database around. Quite an excellent resource all around. Not only does it have the Bible, but Apologetics and the Catechism and so much more. Also, has information on all Saints. Wow! What a great tool. I recommend this to anyone and everyone!!! Best Uses: Gift, Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Excellent Resource to all, Informative

Faith Database

Review: I love the Faith Database and use it everyday. I even save and download documents to my Smartphone!!! I don't know what I did without it! Thank you Catholic Answers! Best Uses: Gift, Reference, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Bookworm

I Was Disappointed

Review: I had to return the product due to software problems. I could access the program but only through a tedious route. The software has too many problems to be of any real value. However, if you were able to get the program to work properly it would be worth it to have this information cross-referenced at your fingertips. I can access all or most of this information online. However I would not be able to perform a search in one place and then have it cross-reference the information. I tried to contact support, but was unable through several attempts. Best Uses: Reference; Cons: Disappointing, Software interaction bad; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Well Written

Why can't I load onto iMac?

Review: I love the materials, but am very disappointed that I can't load it on my home computer which is an iMac. Best Uses: Reference; Cons: A Bit Slow; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader

great product

Review: This product has many, many great features and loads of information available. A great reference resource. The only thing I haven't figured out how to do or if it can be done, is copying and pasting bible verses I select and need to put together for study purposes. But overall, the material is great. Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader

Essential for serious Catholic Research

Review: Library at one's fingertips! Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Informative
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