The Faithlife Study Bible app got a redesign today on both iOS & Android. Here’s your rundown on everything new and improved inside the FSB.
The Faithlife Study Bible gives you a wealth of study tools and information: in addition to rich media, smart searches, and three layers of study notes, you’ll get the outstanding articles from leading pastors, theologians, scholars and teachers.
The Faithlife Study Bible features dozens of articles from celebrated Christians, like Dr. Timothy Keller, New York Times bestselling author and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Dr. Keller contributes his in-depth “Old Testament Law and the Charge of Inconsistency,” which explains the relationship of the New Testament to the Old Testament Law. You’ll get instant access to this article when you download the free FSB.*
“Old Testament Law and the Charge of Inconsistency” takes a look at common objections to Christianity based on perceived inconsistencies in the Old Testament Law. Have you ever heard objections to Christianity that stem from OT commands that are no longer practiced today?
Read Dr. Keller’s “Old Testament Law and the Charge of Inconsistency” by getting the Faithlife Study Bible free at FaithlifeBible.com/Giveaway. After you’ve downloaded the app, share the giveaway page with all your friends!
*After you download the Faithlife Study Bible app, you can find Dr. Keller’s article in the news feed message “Content Update in the Faithlife Study Bible”.
“If the Word of God nourishes the soul, trains the mind, and is used by the Spirit to transform our lives, then what a priority it should be for those of us who trust in Christ to devour the revealed word of God. Logos has removed every obstacle imaginable with the Faithlife Study Bible. The commentaries, videos, articles, maps, and graphs take you as deep as you want to go while being easy to navigate. The Faithlife Study Bible is a steroid shot in the arm of reading the Bible through in a year.”—Matt Chandler
We’re giving away 2.5 million copies of the Faithlife Study Bible! It’s available on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or Kindle Fire, or online at Bible.Faithlife.com. All you have to do is download the app on your mobile device and create your account. Once you have the FSB, share it with all your friends—dig deeper, together. To learn more, visit FaithlifeBible.com/Giveaway and share the page.
The Faithlife Study Bible is the world’s largest, most advanced study Bible. With three layers of study notes, over 400 photos, videos, and infographics, the ever-expanding Lexham Bible Dictionary, and much more, the FSB is the ideal tool for digging deeper into Scripture. Dozens of articles from pastors and scholars like Tim Keller, Randy Alcorn, and N. T. Wright appear only in the FSB.
The Faithlife Study Bible integrates seamlessly with Faithlife, the Christian community wrapped around the Word. You can explore the Bible’s passages, create group reading plans, and share notes with your Faithlife groups. Take your community further into the Word with the Faithlife Study Bible.
Don’t wait any longer—get the Faithlife Study Bible free for life today!
You can use the Faithlife Study Bible app to stick with your New Year’s resolution to dig into the Word. Stay connected to your community, and keep up with your reading plans and notes wherever you are!
1. Log in to Faithlife.com and choose the Faithlife group that you want to participate in. Make sure you’re “connected” to the group reading plan. By connecting on Faithlife.com, you’ll sync your reading plan with the FSB app.
2. Open up the Faithlife Study Bible app to the home page. Under “Daily Readings,” press the reading plan you want to start.
You’ll be sent to the “read” view, with the biblical text on top and your commentary notes on the bottom. You’ll notice a “Start Reading” header directing you where to start your reading for the day.
3. As you scroll through the day’s reading, you may be directed to other Scripture references. The FSB links you to the next section—just click the reference.
4. Once you complete all your readings for the day, click the “Mark Read” link. This checks off the reading for the day. You’ll notice that when you get back to the home page, you’ll see the next day’s readings under “Daily Readings.”
1. As you read, you can customize your Bible study with highlights, emphasis markups, and inductive study tools.
2. With the FSB, you can dig deeper with Rich Media resources.
The New Year is right around the corner and many of us are getting ready to start our Faithlife groups and read through the Bible in a year. Faithlife works seamlessly across all the Logos platforms. So as you get ready to begin your reading plans, we wanted to help you get an excellent start on using Faithlife to optimize your Bible study and keep you connected in 2013.
Stay connected and keep up with your reading plans and notes with just the web, by using Faithlife.com and Bible.Faithlife.com!
1. After you login to Faithlife.com click the Faithlife group you want to join. Make sure you are connected to the Group Reading plan. Once connected, your first reading will show up.
2. Click on the verse for your first reading, which will take you to Bible.Faithlife.com. The Bible will be on your left panel and the FSB commentary notes will be on your right. On the top of left panel will be a “Start Reading” header:
3. As you scroll through the reading, you may be directed to jump to other readings if there are multiple scripture references in the day’s portion. Bible.Faithlife.com makes this easy by providing you with the reference to the next section for that day. Simply click on the reference.
4. Once you complete all your readings for the day click on the “Mark Read” link to check off the reading for the current day. When you get back to Faithlife, the next day’s reading will show up under the “Group Reading” widget.
1. You can change your Bible translation by clicking the drop-down arrow next to the title of the Bible in the left column and choosing another translation:
2. If you own a Logos base package all of your resources will be available on bible.faithlife.com. Just click the title of the resource in the right column and search for the resource.
It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution to feed your soul. Create a Faithlife group today and dig into the Word!
“Christianity isn’t just an intellectual agreement with a set of beliefs; it’s a lifestyle. It impacts every area of a person’s life: the way they establish and maintain relationships, their outlook at work, and their perspective on parenting.”—Pastor Bob Coy, from the Faithlife Study Bible article “Stewardship”
Pastor Bob Coy, one of many contributors to the Faithlife Study Bible, started his ministry at age 24. He was called from an excellent position in the music industry to take up the cross as associate pastor at Cavalry Chapel in Las Vegas. In 1985, he and his wife, Diane, moved to Florida to create the Cavalry Chapel of Fort Lauderdale. He has developed a reputation for uniquely unpacking Scripture, for incarnating the Word and applying it in the modern world, and he has touched thousands of lives through his teachings of the loving heart of God.
Get more with your Faithlife Study Bible
There are dozens of articles in the Faithlife Study Bible from many notable authors—Timothy Keller, Ed Stetzer, N. T. Wright, Lee Strobel, and others. This layer of content gives an in-depth view into the text from trusted Christian thinkers and leaders. Their perspective and influence have changed the lives of millions of people around the world. Now it’s all together in one place. But the articles aren’t the only thing you get with the Faithlife Study Bible. The FSB is chock-full of incredibly helpful resources, including:
One of the FSB’s best features is that it’s never finished. This dynamic study Bible grows with you, and there’s always more content being added.
So why wait? Unlock the Faithlife Study Bible—FREE through March 2014—and start digging deeper today!
These brand-new additions include updated FSB sidebars by reliable and prominent contributors, including:
In addition to the sidebar notes, more than 20,000 words have been added in notes on Genesis, Ephesians, and Philippians. We’ve even revised and updated other notes throughout the FSB.
The Lexham Bible Dictionary (bundled free with the FSB) has also been enhanced. We’ve added new articles totaling more than 66,000 words! These articles address subjects like:
You want a study Bible that will grow with you, and the Faithlife Study Bible is adding new study notes, maps, media, and articles constantly.
Download the Faithlife Study Bible free through March 2014 and you’ll get:
If you haven’t downloaded the Faithlife Study Bible, why wait any longer? Get it free today!
The Faithlife Study Bible began with a question: “What if there were no page constraints?” Imaginations began to churn: “What if I could go deeper at any time?” “Could we link to articles and books?” “What if I could use different translations?” “What if this Bible could keep growing with more answers and discoveries?” “What if ‘my Bible study’ became ‘our Bible study’ with everything integrated into a faith-based social network?” “Could the FSB help more people find Jesus and make the Bible central to their lives?” To every question, the answer was, “Let’s try it.”
Further questions and answers developed into guiding principles for the project: The editorial stance would be balance and transparency with everything, including theories and possibilities. Everything would be rooted in fact. Passages would be explained historically, culturally, linguistically, and contextually. The product would offer curated links to a Bible dictionary and a glossary to provide definitions. The FSB would include a new media package of videos, maps, family trees, and infographics. It would provide reading plans and a daily devotional to help people get into the Word.
The project called for hiring and contracting more scholars. Many notes were read and reviewed by at least a dozen people. Late nights and all-nighters, box lunches and midnight pizza deliveries—all point to the heart of the Faithlife Study Bible: It was birthed from a deep desire to help people find Jesus and become his disciples by making it easier than ever to answer the big questions.
When the project neared completion, it was clear that God had provided a gift—one to be used every day and shared with the world. Today the Faithlife Study Bible is free with the coupon code FREE.