WordCruncher: a free eBook reader with study tools for students and scholars.


WordCruncher was developed at Brigham Young University as a tool to perform detailed searches of electronic texts. This free software includes access to dozens of books—from the writings of the ancient Christian Fathers to Josephus to Shakespeare, from the LDS Standard Works to classic FARMS works by Hugh Nibley and others. Perform precision searches and compare phrases, vocabulary, and other elements of a number of foundational texts.

Go to wordcruncher.com for more information and to download WordCruncher for Windows computers. iPhone and iPad users can download WordCruncher in the Apple App store.

Within WordCruncher, you can download free eBooks published by the Maxwell Institute, Brigham Young University, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other publishers.

For an example of the type of work you can do with WordCruncher, read one student’s experience here.

Available Maxwell Institute Titles

The Allegory of the Olive Tree

Book of Mormon Authorship

Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited

Bountiful Harvest

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Questions and Responses for Latter-day Saints

Early Christians in Disarray

Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon

Faith, Philosophy, Scripture

Finding Biblical Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon

Harmonizing Isaiah

Hebrew Law in Biblical Times

Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple & Sermon on the Mount

Isaiah in the Book of Mormon

King Benjamin’s Speech

King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple

Latter-day Christianity

LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon

The Life of Holiness

Mormon’s Map

Occasional Papers 1

Occasional Papers 2

Occasional Papers 3

Occasional Papers 4

Occasional Papers 5

Of All Things! Classic Quotations from Hugh Nibley

Offenders for a Word

Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon

Rediscovering the Book of Mormon

Reexploring the Book of Mormon

Revelation, Reason, and Faith

Romans 1

Scripture Study: Tools and Suggestions

Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 1

Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 2

Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 3

Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Semester 4

The Temple in Time and Eternity

Temples of the Ancient World

Third Nephi: An Incomparable Scripture

Uncovering the Original Text of the Book of Mormon

Warfare in the Book of Mormon

When the Lights Went Out