LifeWay acquires WORDsearch, QuickVerse
Baptist Press
July 12, 2011

LifeWay acquires WORDsearch, QuickVerse

LifeWay acquires WORDsearch, QuickVerse
Baptist Press
July 12, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — LifeWay Christian Resources has acquired

WORDsearch and QuickVerse, the Southern Baptist entity announced July 11.

“The addition of these two powerful Bible software resources is another vital

step in LifeWay’s overall digital strategy to serve churches and individuals,”

a LifeWay news release stated.

WORDsearch Corp., (www.WORDsearchBible.com), based in Austin, Texas, has been

producing software and electronic books for the Christian market since 1987.

The company offers more than 4,200 volumes of electronic books for Christian

pastors, teachers and laypeople through its WORDsearch, Bible Explorer,

LESSONmaker, WORDsearchToGo and InstaVerse software products.

Software by WORDsearch and QuickVerse (www.QuickVerse.com), based in Omaha,

Neb., simplifies biblical research, allowing a user to view multiple reference

materials including Bibles, dictionaries, commentaries and encyclopedias

side-by-side on the user’s computer screen.

Additional QuickVerse software products include SermonBuilder, which provides

quick access to thousands of Bible-related stories, quotes and anecdotes and

various biblical language tools, sermons and stories.

“There is unprecedented growth in practically every area of digital media,”

LifeWay President Thom Rainer said, “and we continue to seek opportunities to

leverage these technologies in spiritually-transforming ways. By bringing the

strengths of WORDsearch and QuickVerse into the LifeWay portfolio of

Christ-centered resources, we offer customers a more robust collection of

exciting Kingdom tools.”

“We’re thrilled to join the LifeWay family of ‘biblical solutions,’“ said Randy

Beck, president of WORDsearch. “We’ve had a strategic business relationship

with LifeWay for many years. This acquisition is simply a logical next step in

that growing relationship.”

By acquiring the assets of WORDsearch and QuickVerse and through other digital

offerings such as the launch of the new LifeWay.com, MyStudyBible.com and more

than 25 mobile applications, LifeWay continues toward “strengthening its

position as a leader in digital Christian media,” the news release said. In the

digital publishing industry, its products and services span such areas as

webcasts, church software, digital downloads, self-publishing, simulcasts,

apps, events, online communities and ebooks.

“Existing users of WORDsearch and QuickVerse products will continue to enjoy

high-quality, biblically-based software,” the news release added, noting that

customer service contact information, (800) 888-9898 and

[email protected], will remain the same.

(EDITOR’S NOTE — Adapted from a news release from LifeWay Christian Resources

of the Southern Baptist Convention.)