Significant changes have been taking place at WORDsearch, especially since July of 2011. Changes are being made that will benefit you. You may already be aware that in 2011 WORDsearch acquired QuickVerse Bible Software and shortly thereafter was then acquired by LifeWay Christian Resources. LifeWay, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, has been serving Christians and churches since 1891. LifeWay operates over 160 Christian stores throughout the United States (there’s probably one near you). This is wonderful news for you because it ensures that your investment in a digital library has a secure and exciting future. LifeWay’s vision is simply stated as Biblical Solutions for Life. This applies more than ever to Bible software.
Sometimes Change Can Be Difficult
You can imagine the difficulties that arise when you combine three different companies, each serving their customers with different staff, systems, and websites. All too often, this period of transition results in frustration for you, the dear customer we have pledged to serve. For these times of inconvenience and frustration, we apologize, and we will make it up to you with a future that includes outstanding new tools and customer service.
Looking Forward to Unified Bible Study Platforms
Talented Christian developers are working right now to bring all of your Bible study tools together. This means that if you buy a book in digital form once (like on your PC), you’ll own it and have access to it on all of your other devices – your Mac, your tablet, your mobile phone, and even in the cloud. We’re not quite there yet, but have made excellent progress. Be patient with us, because this promise of cross-platform, synced applications and tools is in your future!
Here’s What You Can Do Right Now (It’s more than you think!)
WORDsearch Bible iPad App. It’s FREE! Just click here, or find the WORDsearch app at the iTunes store. It’s been recently updated and is better than ever. You’ll be able to access nearly all your WORDsearch or QuickVerse library. There are still a few missing books on the iPad, but we’re working hard to make everything available soon.
MyStudyBible.com – Have you heard about this? MyStudyBible.com is like WORDsearch in the Cloud. Read your WORDsearch books via MyStudyBible.com on any device that’s online, including your PC, Mac, mobile phone, or tablet. Just sign in to MyStudyBible.com with your WORDsearch account info to access your content. Please note: Not all WORDsearch books have been imported into MyStudyBible.com, but they will be. Your patience is appreciated, because importing thousands of WORDsearch titles into MyStudyBible.com is time-consuming. But, before long, this work will be completed, and all of those titles will be available for you in both places. Anything you purchase from WORDsearch will ultimately be available for you at MyStudyBible.com and anything you purchase from MyStudyBible.com will be available for your WORDsearch or QuickVerse desktop.
LifeWay Reader App – Here’s another free app you’re going to want. It’s available for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and web. Shortly after being launched in November of 2012 it ranked as one of the Top 20 Free Apps downloaded for the iPhone and iPad. It’s an enhanced book reader for over 15,000 Christian books. One of the features that make it “enhanced” is your ability to tap on any scripture reference (in any book or Bible) and have that reference pop up for reading. This reader doesn’t yet sync with your WORDsearch library, but in the future it will.
More Apps. Lots of them – Many other LifeWay apps are now available for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Kindle, and even the XBOX. Click here to see a list of these tools that were designed and created to help you in the various aspects of your ministry.
The WORDsearch Blog is Back – It’s taken a year, but once again you are invited to participate in the WORDsearch blog. It’s a great way to connect with other WORDsearch users and to offer your ideas and input. You’ll also find lots of interesting ideas and content, including free stuff.
The Bible Is a Core Value at LifeWay. God’s Holy Word is the common thread that runs through everything we do, and publish. You deserve the best technology, tools and content to study, preach, and teach God’s Word in order to change lives. Many gifted and dedicated believers are working right now to serve your ministry in the promising days to come.
Thank you dear friends for your loyalty to WORDsearch, QuickVerse, and LifeWay! And thank you for your patience through the trying times of transition. With God’s direction, a rewarding future is ahead.