Welcome to Barnabas Piper

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Over the last few years B&H Academic (including WORDsearch) has grown from being a print publisher with four full time staff members to a digital content provider delivered through proprietary platforms with a team of almost fifty people. This growth allows us to better serve the Christian academic community in new and exciting ways. To do this effectively, we needed a marketing leader who can develop and execute strategies to promote our complete portfolio of capabilities and services. I am excited to announce that we have found such a person. His name is Barnabas Piper.

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Merry Christmas!


We hear it every year, see the nativity plays, add the star to the top of our Christmas trees. Most of us could probably recite Luke 2 in our sleep.

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Start a Disciple-Making Movement with Disciples Path


True discipleship is a road Christians are meant to walk together. God intends that we are actively involved with someone who is discipling us while we are also discipling someone else. But in most churches, the responsibility or the congregation’s spiritual progress is put on the pastor and his preaching.

LifeWay Christian Resources (our parent company) has created a new resource with the prayer of launching a disciple-making movement in churches that will take some of the pressure off pastors. Disciples Path: The Journey is an intentional one-year plan for discipleship founded on Jesus’ model of discipleship.

Created by 14 disciple-making church leaders, Disciples Path is four volumes of 13 sessions of Bible studies (Note: not available in WORDsearch) focused on showing believers how to become mature disciples who in turn make other disciples. These volumes will guide church leaders through how to instill the doctrines, biblical understandings, principles, and practices of discipleship with the end of making disciples who would make disciples. This group of leaders included senior pastors, education ministers, small group pastors, collegiate ministers, and discipleship pastors from various ministry areas and traditions. The outcome is a series of studies that, when used as suggested, is a powerful tool in the hands of anyone willing to disciple another believer.

While most small-group studies facilitate transformation through relationship and information, these disciple-making resources emphasize the principles of modeling, practicing, and multiplying.

It’s our prayer as a ministry that relationships forged through The Journey will lead to disciple-making for generations to come. Will you join us in that prayer? You can also preview three sessions free at disciplespath.com/thejourney.


WORDsearch – Mac OS Sierra Download Instructions

If you have either WORDsearch 10 or WORDsearch 11 and need to get a new download link to work with the new Mac OS — Sierra — then please see the PDF link below.  If you have any questions on things, feel free to call our tech support team at 1-888-854-8400.


Important Contact Information Update

WORDsearch Bible, bible software

Hi everyone, important update!

Our sales and support email addresses are changing, so if you need to contact us, use the following:

sales@wordsearchbible.com will be wordsearchsales@lifeway.com
support@wordsearchbible.com will be wordsearchsupport@lifeway.com

Thanks so much and we look forward to hearing from you!

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, from The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction…The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” —Strength To Love, 1963

Martin Luther King Jr. made the world a better place. His peaceful activism, love for leading his church and powerful speeches still impact and influence people on a daily basis. The way he stood up for the oppressed and fought for what was right, even though it cost him his life, is important to remember as we think about him around the time of  his birthday.

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