Contact: Jesse Hillman
Phone: (616) 698-3576

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 8, 2010 – Zondervan announced that it has entered into an electronic publishing partnership with the software company WORDsearch. The complete 12-volume Expositor’s Bible Commentary (EBC) set is now available as well as the two-volume abridged set. This commentary set, written by a world-class panel of 78 editors and evangelical scholars, covers each book of the Old and New Testaments. It uses the NIV but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages.

We first published the NIV electronically back in 1987,” said Randy Beck, president of WORDsearch. “We’ve been getting requests for other Zondervan titles ever since, so we’re really excited about our new partnership. We’re about to release the Expositor’s Bible Commentary and the NIV Study Bible, so our customers will start seeing results immediately.”

“We are very pleased to be able to enter into this new partnership with a respected Bible software company, enabling their customers to access Zondervan titles,” said Zondervan’s Paul Engle, senior vice president and publisher of Church, Academic and Reference Resources. “Our mission is to meet the needs of people with resources that glorify Jesus Christ and promote biblical principles. The EBC set accomplishes this and is a great match for the search capacities and features available for those who use WORDsearch on their computers.”

About WORDsearch
WORDsearch Corp., based in Austin, Texas, has been producing software and electronic books for the Christian market since 1987. The company operated as NavPress Software for over 10 years before becoming WORDsearch Corp. in July 2002. WORDsearch offers over 4,200 volumes of electronic books in the CROSS format for Christian pastors, teachers and laypeople through its WORDsearch™, Bible Explorer®, LESSONmaker™, WORDsearchToGo™ and InstaVerse® software products.
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in San Diego and Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz, Youth Specialties, Editorial Vida, and National Pastors Convention brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at (mobile site: