All about Concord Guest Access

Using Concord without creating an account

What is Concord Guest Access?

Concord Guest Access is a free way to experience the newest version of Concord. There are four differentiating points between the full version (a paid subscription) and the free Guest Access version:

  1. Due to hymnal copyright issues, Concord Guest Access does not provide access to the full text or tunes from the hymnals.
  2. After five searches as a guest, a pop-up message will appear encouraging you to register for a 30-day free trial. This is not required; however, if you want to save your work or access the hymns, you would need to register.
  3. As a guest you will not have an account, so your lists and search history will be deleted from Concord after 1 hour of inactivity or by closing the Guest session.
  4. Guest users automatically opt-in to analytics.


Step-by-step instructions for accessing Concord:



Step-by-step guide to access Concord Guest Access from concord.christianscience.com:

  1. Visit concord.christianscience.com and click on the blue “Login / Guest Access” button at the top of your screen. You’ll be taken to a login screen for the new Concord.
  2. On the right-hand side of that pop-up box, in the green area, select “Continue as Guest”.  (For smartphone or tablet users the “Continue as Guest” option will be in the green area under the login field.)
  3. Use Concord! You can look up search terms by word, words, or citations; open the “Books” tab to explore the books; or open the “Indexes” tab to explore the marginal headings or the scriptural quotations. You can also use the Lists panel to create lists of citations to either study or print and copy and paste passages from the books into an email or a Word document.
  4. When you are finished with your session, log out by clicking “Exit Guest Session”. Any lists you have created within your Guest session, as well as your recent searches, will be deleted at this point. 



Step-by-step guide to access Concord Guest Access through JSH-online:

Option 1 for searching Concord:

  1. Visit jsh-online.com
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the home screen and you will see a large search bar to the right of a graphic for Concord.
  3. Type in your search term (or terms) and hit “return” on your keyboard or click on “Search”.
  4. You will be taken to a login screen for Concord in a pop-up box. On the right-hand side of that pop-up box, in the green area, select “Continue as Guest”.  (For smartphone or tablet users the “Continue as Guest” option will be in the green area under the login field.)
  5. Concord Guest Access will open, and you’ll see your search term(s) in the search box, followed by a list of the results. Click on each book title to view the search terms found in that book. Then, click on the search result you wish to see, and it will open in the center Book Text panel of the program. From here, you can search for additional terms, create lists of citations to print, copy and paste passages, and more. (Remember that your work will automatically be lost after 1 hour of inactivity.)
  6. When you are finished with your session, log out by clicking “Exit Guest Session”.


Option 2 for adding citations to Concord from a JSH article:

  1. Visit jsh-online.com
  2. While reading an article or testimony, click on any citation within the article and it will open a login screen for Concord in a pop-up box.
  3. On the right-hand side of that pop-up box, in the green area, select “Continue as Guest”.  (For smartphone or tablet users the “Continue as Guest” option will be in the green area under the login field.)
  4. Concord Guest Access will open, and you’ll see that the citation on which you clicked will now appear in a list titled, “Recently Viewed.” To view the passage in context, click on the citation within your “Recently Viewed” list, and then click again on the words which comprise the citation. By double-clicking on a citation within your “Recently Viewed” list, you can add to and edit the citation, or make annotations. Hit save when you are done editing or annotating a citation to work with other citations. To export or print, select the icon with three straight lines at the top of any list and then select Print Preview. (Remember that your work will automatically be lost after 1 hour of inactivity.)
  5. When you are finished with your session, log out by clicking “Exit Guest Session”. Any lists you have created within your Guest session, as well as your recent searches, will be deleted at this point.   



Step-by-step guide to access Concord Guest Access through eBible Lesson:

  1. Visit ebiblelesson.com
  2. While reading the Bible Lesson, click on any citation and it will open a login screen for Concord in a pop-up box.
  3. On the right-hand side of that pop-up box, in the green area, select “Continue as Guest”.  (For smartphone or tablet users the “Continue as Guest” option will be in the green area under the login field.)
  4. Concord Guest Access will open, and you’ll see that the citation on which you clicked will now appear in a list titled, “Recently Viewed.” By double-clicking on this citation you will be able to view the passage in context, add and edit the citation, make annotations, or export or print to another document. (Remember that your work will automatically be lost after 1 hour of inactivity.
  5. When you are finished with your session, log out by clicking “Exit Guest Session.”  




For additional ways in which you can use Concord (including with Guest Access), the following articles and videos show how to use the Search function, how to add citations to a list and how to print or export a list once it’s created.


How to Search with Stemming

Four Ways to Add a Citation to a List

How to Print or Export a List


Concord Guest Access users can also find a wide variety of helpful how-to articles and videos by clicking the “Help” button at the top of the Concord screen or by clicking on the following link:

https://concord.christianscience.com/the-concord-help-center/