Follow these Instructions to Access the Wordsearch 12 AppStream

Read this first if you haven’t learned about the Wordsearch 12 Appstream for Catalina users.

If you are a Mac Catalina user, please email us at wsdirector@lifeway.com telling us you need access. Please include the email address associated with your Wordsearch Bible account. Due to the high volume of requests we are expecting, we ask that you email your request rather than calling in. We should be able to handle your request within 24 hours of receiving it.

Once your request has been received, we will grant you access to AppStream in your account through our customer database. At that time, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to access the AppStream.

Find a list of FAQs here.

Major Mac Catalina OS Update

As you are aware, the Wordsearch desktop application has not been available on the Mac Catalina OS. We have been working tirelessly to provide a solution, but we know that this situation has caused tremendous inconvenience and frustration. We wanted to apologize once again for the trouble this has caused.

To keep you updated where we are in the process, we wanted to let you know that we have some good news. We have come up with a solution that will launch early next week and wanted to show you a preview of what you can expect.

To start with, this is not our permanent solution for Catalina, but we wanted you to have access to your program and library as soon as possible.
The Wordsearch 12 AppStream gives you access to the full Wordsearch 12 program as well as your library.

As long as you have the Internet, you can connect to the Wordsearch desktop experience. (Please note this is the full program and different from our app.wordsearchbible.com site.)

Here is what the Wordsearch 12 AppStream looks like:

Other Notes: 

  • This is only for Mac users, and we are asking that you would provide a quick verification of your Mac computer (more information coming on this next week.)
  • If on Mojave OS or prior, you can upgrade to Catalina once this is available, but please note that there is no offline capabilities within the AppStream. If you prefer to stay on Mojave OS or prior to maintain your offline access, we understand and will continue to work towards providing the offline solution soon.  
  • With that said, there are no offline capabilities with the Wordsearch 12 Appstream. As a reminder, this is not our final solution for Mac users.
  • The Chrome browser and Firefox browser are recommended for best use. Safari will work, but you will have a better experience with Chrome or Firefox.
  • We will send an email again to everyone with the exact instructions on how to connect.
  • This is completely free for current Wordsearch users, even if you currently have an older version of Wordsearch.

Thank you again for your patience. We will email again with the exact instructions on how to connect early next week, along with more information.

Weekly Free Book – The Caring Church

Hi everyone, this week’s free book is The Caring Church by Oliver McMahan.

The Caring Church calls today’s congregations to the mission for which Jesus declared, “I will build My church” to express His love to a hurting world. In this insightful look at contemporary culture and the church’s response to human need, Oliver McMahan offers workable strategies for moving congregations from “church as usual” to the doorway of all ministry – care.

The book addresses practical priorities and points out that the caring church undergirds and infuses every aspect of ministry with care – evangelism, discipleship, and worship. When this happens, the lament of the psalmist, “No man cared for my soul,” will not be heard.

Download this week’s book here.

Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary

“My continued hope and prayer is that you will find these volumes helpful in your own study and personal application of the Bible. May they help you come to realize, as I have over these many years, that God’s word is as timeless as it is true.” –Chuck Swindoll

Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary brings the Bible to life. Newly revised and expanded, the 15 volumes draw on author and Gold Medallion Award winner Swindoll’s 50 years of experience with studying and preaching God’s Word. A self-proclaimed “addict” to the examination and proclamation of the Scriptures, Swindoll says his major goal in life is to “communicate the Word with accuracy, insight, clarity, and practicality.”

15 Volumes Full of Practical Insights

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Discovering Christ Series

Author and pastor Donald Fortner has a passion for showing Christ in all of Scriptures.

Fortner’s approach to preaching is to emphasize the Lord’s glory with clear biblical teaching. His sermons resonate with Christ-exalting doctrine.

A Passionate Conviction

The Discovering Christ Series is written with Fortner’s conviction that God’s Word is intended to “make known the person and work of the Son of God as the sinner’s substitute.”

This series simply and clearly communicates that conviction with helpful insights that are great for creating sermons and lessons. Reading these volumes feels like you are having a conversation with a wise preacher who will inspire you to have an even greater appreciation of the Scriptures.

The Discovering Christ Set Includes:

  • A survey of the entire Bible, focused on how Christ is revealed in all of Scripture that also includes exclusive audio narration for all 66 chapters
  • Commentary that takes a closer look at the books of Genesis, Ruth, Song of Solomon, Matthew, Mark, Luke (two volumes), John (two volumes), Galatians, Hebrews, and Revelation
  • Five bonus books; two devotionals: Discovering Christ Day by Day and Grace for Today and three theology volumes: Basic Bible Doctrine, Going Home, and The Church of God.

These volumes in Wordsearch will inspire you as you study the Bible.

This set is on sale for 87% off until April 2. Learn more here.

A Special Message Concerning COVID-19

We wanted to stop and take a minute to address the COVID-19 pandemic. At Wordsearch, know that we are praying for you and your churches and communities. We know that these are unprecedented times, and as a minister or pastor you are having to make some hard decisions and changes for the unforeseeable future. We wanted to reach out and update you on how Wordsearch is handling this situation.

We are still here to serve you. All of our employees are set up with a remote work environment and can continue to serve you via phone and email. As a reminder, you can find 200 free books on our site to add to your digital library during these trying times.

In Christ,

The Wordsearch Bible Family