A: The Faithlife Study Bible is unlike any other study Bible—print or digital. It’s from the makers of Logos Bible Software, which has been creating digital Christian content for 20 years. The innovative FSB gives you a huge advantage when studying the Bible, because you can delve through layers of insightful content, connect and share with others, and choose your favorite translation.
A: The FSB is available as an app for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets, including the Kindle Fire. The HTML5-based Faithlife Study Bible web site, at http://bible.faithlife.com, works with even more devices, including Macs and PCs. You can also optionally access the FSB content—including your own notes and highlights—using the powerful Logos Bible Software package for Macs and PCs.
A: You’ll be able to create and manage your groups at https://Faithlife.com. The FSB supports sharing your notes, highlights, prayer lists (coming soon), and reading plans (coming soon) with others in your private groups.
A: Faithlife is designed for privacy! Everything in Faithlife is built to support sharing within groups. Each group has detailed control over privacy and sharing. You can have a large church group that’s reasonably open and an intimate small group that’s invisible to anyone who is not a member. We understand that people need control over privacy as they grow and minister together spiritually.
A: Yes! The FSB app (for iOS and Android devices) is designed for offline access. And when you are online, it syncs everything to the cloud, ensuring your notes, highlights, and more are backed up and available wherever you want them.
A: You can download the FSB on the stable URL at this address: http://downloads.logos.com/Android/Faithlife/stable/index.html
A: The FSB automatically adapts to the ESV, NIV, LEB, KJV, NASB, NKJV and NRSV translations. The Lexham English Bible (LEB) is included at no charge, and the others are sold separately.
A: The FSB conforms to the statement of faith of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. The FSB is designed for broad use; it presents denominational and interpretation differences in an objective way, acting as a resource for study rather than attempting to settle every difficult question.
A: Readers can submit requests for more information on a biblical topic, passage, or character. Then our editorial staff will update the Faithlife Study Notes with new content relevant to readers’ requests, either by expanding existing articles or writing new ones.
A: The FSB is a never-finished project. It is made up of several titles (the study notes, the infographics, the Lexham Bible Dictionary, etc.). Each of these titles will grow and improve over time, and more titles will be added in the future. To make the project sustainable, the FSB's initial price was $89.95.
A: No. The FSB is built around the 66-book canon of Old and New Testaments.
A: The FSB is a brand-new product and has not yet been submitted for endorsement by any church organizations. Many prominent scholars have contributed to the FSB, though, and we are in the process of acquiring endorsements.
A: The FSB already contains more than 1.4 million words in study notes and sidebars. The Lexham Bible Dictionary (included in the FSB) adds over 1.5 million more words, and work on both titles will be continuing. This makes the FSB the largest study Bible available.
A: The FSB was designed digital; there is no paper edition, and none is planned. Not having a paper edition means that the editors of the FSB do not need to cut for space, and can include every helpful resource. The layered design of expanding levels of notes ensures that more information is there when you need it, but remains out of the way when you don’t.