I have always loved computers. It probably has something to do with the fact that my dad was a computer programmer so I always thought they were interesting. As I have grown in my faith, I have learned that the computer can be used as a great tool to study the Bible more efficiently and in-depth. My first exposure to bible study software was the old Nelson Electronic Bible Reference Library on Windows 95. However, I recently acquired a copy of the Wordsearch 9 Preaching Library from Wordsearch and let me tell you, bible study software has come a long way since I got started using it.
First of all, the sheer volume of material in this library is pretty overwhelming. The library contains 22 different bibles including some Greek New Testament tests and an interlinear, more than 20 commentaries (NT, OT, NT/OT, and individual books), numerous books on theology, word studies, not to mention books on culture, sermon preparation, and more. There are literally thousands of pages of clear biblical scholarship, searchable with merely a mouse click.
However, it's not just the size of the library that is impressive, but it's also easy to use. The software opens up with a browser-like interface that is both attractive and fairly intuitive. Basically, if you've used Windows, Internet Explorer, or any other graphical user interface in the past 10 years, you will have no problem navigating your way around the software.