Imagine you’re sitting in a coffee shop with your Bible in front of you. You’ve been reading and re-reading a particularly challenging passage and have a number of unanswered questions bouncing around in your mind. Then imagine a friend sits across from you—but not just any friend: they’re an expert in Biblical Studies.
You could ask them all of your difficult questions as you studied the Bible. When a passage mentions some ancient city, you could ask them for the cultural context and they would give you all the relevant details. Or if you’re wondering about Jesus’ life, your friend could show you a detailed event timeline so that you can put all the gospel stories into perspective.
This is what the Faithlife Study Bible (FSB) does—it removes the barriers to understanding the Bible fully, so people with any level of knowledge and experience can pursue an enriching study of Scripture. We’re challenging Christians to make Bible study a top priority in 2017, and with the free FSB mobile app, you can discover biblical insight wherever you go.
Because the FSB is designed-for-digital, we can a pack a massive amount of detail into the study notes. With so much content per passage, we’ve layered the notes so you can dig into Scripture as deep as you want. Unlike other study bibles, The Faithlife Study Bible is translation independent, so it’s designed to work with all major English translations. For example, the insights you receive from the Faithlife Study Bible using the NIV will be just as relevant for a study partner who uses the NKJV. Pick your favorite translation, and start studying with FSB’s notes.
Faithlife Study Bible connects the dots
If you’re struggling to understand the ancient background of the Bible, FSB helps you bridge these contextual gaps. For each biblical passage, the multilayered study notes present the most relevant data to illuminate the biblical text, from archaeological findings to manuscript research. Historical, cultural, and linguistic details help you understand the background of the Bible so you can interpret its significance. Study notes, media, and articles connect the dots from Genesis to Revelation, revealing how the story of God unfolds across different books and eras.
Faithlife Study Bible invites you to be an interpreter
There are many passages in the Bible where tradition and scholarship present diverging views. These challenging passages often give rise to questions that are just as challenging. The FSB answers these hard questions by fairly presenting the various interpretive options, allowing you to reach your own conclusions. Rather than tell you what to think, the notes in FSB help you learn how to think about the text and work toward a deeper understanding.
Faithlife Study Bible unites scholarship and discipleship
The notes and articles draw from a wide range of academic research to illuminate the Bible, its world, and its message. It is committed both to the authority of Scripture and to the challenge of wrestling with its full meaning. By focusing on the original biblical languages and the ancient world, FSB shows what the Bible meant in its original context to help you understand what it means, here and now.
Your pocket-sized biblical expert
The Faithlife Study Bible invites you to understand the Bible more fully—to feed your curiosity about God and His work in the world. It is designed for digital with rich layers of notes and innovative graphics, making it the most advanced digital study Bible. The balance of striking graphics, comprehensive study features, and intriguing insights from multiple points of view will keep you curious as you explore the treasures of God’s Word.