Explore the Bible Commentary

The Explore the Bible commentary series takes you deep into the context of God’s Word. Published quarterly by LifeWay each year, the content in this commentary will challenge you to live out God’s Word in your daily life.

The Explore the Bible Bundle in Wordsearch includes 66 commentary volumes from the years 2002-2019. This provides you with 17 years’ worth of commentary all in one searchable place.

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Cascade Companions

Cascade Companions take vast and complex theological scholarship and makes it accessible and compelling to anyone.

With these volumes, you’ll be introduced to the vital storehouse of authors, documents, themes, histories, arguments, and movements that comprise our Christian theological inheritance. 

Exegetical Scholarship on Books & Topics

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5 Essential Tips to Finding Treasures in Scripture

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In honor of our new release of three new Treasures from the Scriptures volumes this is a re-post of a previously posted guest blog from author Rod Mattoon. 

Let me say up front that I use Wordsearch almost every single day because I study every day. There are two main features that help me immensely.

1. The Topics button

A. Subject Research
This tool enables me to do in-depth studies on any particular subject I want to research. For example, if I am preaching through the book of Job and want to find material on “trials.” By finding verses and information about “trials,” I can then form an outline on this particular subject or incorporate the principles into my message.

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The Daily Devotional Bible Commentary

Originally published from 1967-1971, the Daily Devotional Bible Commentary was designed to encourage daily, deeper study of the Bible. This commentary will take you through the Bible chapter-by-chapter providing insights and informative commentary. 

Start Your Day with God’s Word

Covering the entire Bible, these four volumes include discussions of introductory textual and background material while still aiming at devotional warmth, sound exegesis, and relevance to daily life. 

The series provides for daily readings over a five-year cycle. Each volume also includes maps, illustrations, articles, and introductions. All authors are united within the circle of evangelical, conservative scholarship and are widely respected within the field. 

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Read Ancient Christian Thoughts in Modern Technology

Have you ever wondered how the ancient Christians interpreted Scripture and doctrines?

The leaders and writers within the early Christian church were known as the patristics or the early church fathers. The writings of these men are mostly in Greek and Latin, and they were central to the creation of Christian doctrine and the establishment of the Christian Church in the first five centuries. The purpose of exegesis in the patristic period was to humbly seek the revealed truth in the Scriptures, and these works have great value today for those who preach and teach.

Wordsearch has three sets of books, The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Ancient Christian Doctrines, and Ancient Christian Devotional that will help you get familiar with the early church fathers and their interpretations.

Why should you care? They contain ancient material that has been edited, translated, footnoted, and reorganized in a way that is fresh, usable, teachable, and preachable.

Plus, using the powerful searching and cross-referencing features of Wordsearch make these works even more useful.

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Catalina Update

In order to complete the necessary fixes for Wordsearch Bible to run on Mac OS Catalina, we have been working with a third-party company for over a year now to work towards a solution. As soon as Apple announced the intentions to move towards 64-bit requirements, Wordsearch began planning on how to resolve the issue. This third-party company specializes in converting Windows-based programs and retrofitting it to work in Mac environment.

Because of this we have been waiting since the launch of OS Catalina on a build to arrive that we could implement and release.

Just as of this week, we have finally received a test build from our third-party company and have now been able to turn over that code to our internal programming development team. Initial tests on the test build are very promising and we are hopeful for a near-term release. This being said, there are still a couple of hurdles to clear and work will continue on these hurdles throughout this upcoming weekend to ensure that we get the fix out for everyone as absolutely soon as possible.

Overall, this week has been a tremendously large step in the right direction to resolving this very unfortunate and very long delay. We greatly apologize for the massive inconvenience this has caused, and we will look forward to sharing a more exact release date with you very soon.

Please stay tuned to this page as we will continue to provide updates as they become available.