Monthly Archives: May 2011


QuickVerse Merges with WORDsearch

WORDsearch announced recently on their blog that they are in the process of acquiring the assets from the makers of QuickVerse and merging it with WORDsearch. If all goes well, the merger is set to complete this summer.

Many of you probably recall QuickVerse in the early days. It was at one time one of the leading Bible software platforms on the market, and it drew quite a following of Bible software users. I’ve used QuickVerse versions 4, 6, 7, “2005”, and “2008” over the years personally. QuickVerse was also the first to launch the STEP format for eBook compatibility used in other Bible software platforms such as WORDsearch (up through version 5, replaced with CROSS in version 7) and e-Sword.

I had a feeling this day was going to come for awhile though. Over the years, QuickVerse became part of a more commercially-oridented software company, not a true Bible software company, was using an ancient eBook standard (especially after WORDsearch moved on to CROSS), developed a Mac version with absolutely no compatibility with the PC version, and over the years had an interface identity crises (for example, the product packaging on the QuickVerse 2005 depicted a pretty clean user interface, in reality it was horrible to work with, and 2008 was just a clone of Office 2007’s ribbon, no true innovation). About their only true loyal customer I knew of recently passed away as well, so QuickVerse has been destined to be merged with another company. It’s been dead as a true software platform for years.


QuickVerse Merges with WORDsearch

WORDsearch announced recently on their blog that they are in the process of acquiring the assets from the makers of QuickVerse and merging it with WORDsearch. If all goes well, the merger is set to complete this summer. Many of you probably recall QuickVerse in the early days. It was at one time one of the leading Bible software platforms on the market, and it drew quite a following of Bible software users. I’ve used QuickVerse versions 4, 6, 7, “2005”, and “2008” over the years personally. QuickVerse was also the first to launch the STEP format for eBook compatibility used in other Bible software platforms such as WORDsearch (up through version 5, replaced with CROSS in version 7) and e-Sword. I had a feeling this day was going to come for awhile though. Over the years, QuickVerse became part of a more commercially-oridented software company, not a true Bible software company, was using an ancient eBook standard (especially after WORDsearch moved on to CROSS), developed a Mac version with absolutely no compatibility with the PC version, and over the years had an interface identity crises (for example, the product packaging on the QuickVerse 2005 depicted a pretty clean user interface, in reality it was horrible to work with, and 2008 was […]


Q2 What did God give you to teach you how you may glorify and enjoy him?

God gave us the Bible (Both Old and New Testaments) which is The Word of God, (2 Tim. 3:16, Eph. 2:20). The Bible is the only standard to teach us how to glorify and enjoy him. (1 John 1:3–4).

Notes: I didn’t change much on this one. Originally I changed the word “rule” to “standard” but that seemed to confuse my students as well, so I struck the word “standard” from the question but I left it in the answer; in addition to personalizing the question, and it’s answer.

Questions for Follow-up:

  • What is the word of God?
  • What is the difference between the Old and New Testaments?
  • Can we worship God without knowing scripture?
  • Suggestion: Read and discuss the story of Nadab and Abihu – who tried to worship God in their own way. Lev. 10:1-3 (EDIT: Cref Exodus 30:9 and the breaking of the clear prohibition.)
  • Suggestion: Have each child open to the index in their Bible.
    • Discuss the two testaments and the different types of books. Example: History, Information, Wisdom Literature, Prophecy, Gospels, Letters, etc.
    • Suggestion: While looking at the index in your Bibles, take time to show the kids how to navigate through the Bible –
    • Teach them what is meant by Book Chapter:Verse notation.
    • Teach them not to be ashamed to use the index to get around
    • Encourage them that they will learn the bible books through using them – though it might be a good project to have them memorize the books in order.