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Bob Pritchett | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, May 2 2012 4:25 PM

Faithlife is a new social platform for connecting Christian communities around the Word. Faithlife isn't about "friending" people; it is designed to connect real-world Christian communities -- churches, small groups, classes, Bible studies, etc. It is complemented by the completely new Faithlife Study Bible. 

The Faithlife Study Bible was designed for mobile devices; it's a translation-independent study Bible full of photos, infographics, tables, charts, maps, and in-depth articles. The FSB has reading, sharing, and studying with your Faithlife groups built right in. (And while it was deisgned for tablets like the iPad, it still works in Logos 4 on the desktop and via http://Biblia.com on the web.)

Faithlife is a big, interconnected system that touches all our applications, on desktop, the web, and mobile devices. And because your Logos.com account is also your Faithlife.com account, you're already part of it!

This interconnection makes it hard to keep it a secret until everything is done, though, and parts of the Faithlife system are already live: early releases of the FSB app are in the iOS and Android app stores, and new features are live at Biblia.com, and in Logos 4.5b.

So we're inviting you into the beta, and giving you a coupon code to use the Faithlife Study Bible for free for over a year.

Visit http://faithlifebible.com and use the coupon code FSBForums531

Then log in at http://faithlife.com and find and join your church's group. (Most churches in English-speaking countries should be pre-loaded, though very new churches may be missing from the database.) Be sure to update your Faithlife profile, too!

 

Faithlife.com is a work in progress, and is missing many important features for supporting groups: event planning, calendar management, document sharing, etc. All of these (and more) are in development and coming soon. But Faithlife is designed for groups, not individuals, so to really use it you need to be part of a community.

You can invite members of your Christian communities to join the beta, too: send them a link to this forum post.

It's important to remember that Faithlife is still in beta, so you might not want to invite your 2,000 person church to join today. But if you're in a smaller group and can explain what "beta" means, by all means please go ahead.

This is a public forum post, but we want to have more features in place before a "public launch." We'd appreciate your keeping discussion of Faithlife here in our forums, not on blogs or twitter, during the beta period.

Things to note:

- Faithlife is in beta; many more features are planned and underway, and we'll soon be putting up a "road map" of upcoming features.

- The Faithlife Study Bible is intentionally designed for people who are NOT existing Logos Bible Software users; it's designed to engage and connect people with the Word and with each other. 

- Your feedback is welcome -- please post it here in our forums.

Thanks!

-- Bob

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 4:30 PM

Hmmm ... Logos .... Proclaim ... handhelds ... Faithlife. If I was a pastor, this would be a dream-come-true for a congregation to work together!

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 6:46 PM
Thanks, Bob. When we're tempted to think you folks have bitten off more than can be chewed and we hear about some "wacky" new idea, it always turns out that you're way ahead of us.

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Bob Pritchett | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 7:44 PM

NOTE: We had a sign-in problem for existing Logos users, but it should be fixed now. We deleted a few posts related to that because they are now out of date and cluttered the thread. I geneally don't delete anything but spam, but felt deleting these would reduce confusion here. Please feel free to post new issues.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 7:57 PM

is the FSB supposed to show up in Biblia.com?

EDIT: FSB = Faithlife Study Bible

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 8:00 PM

Is it possible to have two different avatar’s? 1 for F-life and another for the forums here?

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 8:03 PM

I am still getting an error when I place my order.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 8:06 PM

steve clark:

is the FSB supposed to show up in Biblia.com?

EDIT: FSB = Faithlife Study Bible

Yes it does and it works.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 8:10 PM

Lynden Williams:
Yes it does and it works.

Thanks Lynden!

i got the email receipt for the FSB, but i've logged out of Biblia.com and back in several times. i click on the Bible and see the list of my resources, but when i type in FSB or Faithlife, my resource list box shows 'No Matches'.

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 8:15 PM

I also received 2 receipts, downloaded the iPad app, logged in and got a message that I was not licensed.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 8:19 PM

John, i got 2 receipts too, because after the first error message, i tried again. These also show up as purchases in my Account.

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Nicholas Hatch | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 8:29 PM

John, I had the same experience.  2 receipts (likely because i tried to purchase a second time following the error message), and the app not recognizing me as having a license.  Given that this is a beta, i'm going to trust that this is just one of many bugs that will show up and be fixed throughout this process, but  i'm hoping it will be a quick fix.  I'm eager to dig in and try things out Smile

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Deborah | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 9:05 PM

Bob Pritchett:

NOTE: We had a sign-in problem for existing Logos users, but it should be fixed now. We deleted a few posts related to that because they are now out of date and cluttered the thread. I geneally don't delete anything but spam, but felt deleting these would reduce confusion here. Please feel free to post new issues.

Thank you Bob & Cameron for looking into this!

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Evan Boardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 9:13 PM

I visited and the written column was quite small and awkward.

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 11:05 PM

sadly  I cant get in - is this a USA only trial?

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Paul Knopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 11:33 PM

I'm getting the same error...in the US

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Paul Knopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2012 11:43 PM

Got receipts...unable to login to iPad app

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Paul Knopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 3 2012 12:12 AM

Posting too soon...after it was downloaded to Logos 4, I could access the iPad app...excited to try it out.

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Ken Guenther | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 3 2012 3:52 AM

I have also received multiple receipts from Logos but have not been able to download the resource nor is it showing up in biblia.com

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Michael | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 3 2012 5:21 AM

After multiple repeated attempts, it let me in and I created a group.  It will not however let me leave the "invite members" page.

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