Faithlife Corporation

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Faithlife Corporation
FormerlyLogos Research Systems, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryComputer software
Founded1992 (1992) in Marlton, New Jersey, U.S.
Founder
  • Bob Pritchett
  • Dale Pritchett
  • Kiernon Reiniger
Headquarters,
United States
Key people
  • Bob Pritchett (President/CEO)
  • Dan Pritchett (Executive Vice President)
  • Dale Pritchett (Senior Vice President)
Products
  • Logos Bible Software
  • Faithlife Proclaim
  • Bible Study Magazine
  • Faithlife Equip
  • Faithlife Sermons
  • Faithlife Giving
Brands
  • Faithlife Ebooks
  • Verbum
  • Noet
  • Lexham Press
Services
  • Biblia.com
  • Reftagger
Number of employees
320 (2016)[1]
Websitefaithlife.com/about

Faithlife Corporation publishes and creates electronic tools and resources for Bible study. It produces the Logos Bible Software, but also publishes tools and resources under a number of other brands, and partners with more than 500 publishers to offer over 120,000 Christian ebooks available to users of its software.[2]

History[edit]

Faithlife's headquarters
the Bellingham Flatiron Building and Faithlife's headquarters

Founded in 1992 as Logos Research Systems, Inc., when two Microsoft employees, Bob Pritchett and Kiernon Reiniger, along with Bob’s father, Dale Pritchett quit their jobs to develop Christian software.[3][4] Their first product was called Logos Bible Software for Microsoft Windows. For nearly 20 years this was the company's only major product, but more recently they have diversified into a number of other products and services. In October 2014, to reflect this change, the company was rebranded as Faithlife Corporation.[5]

It was announced on September 18th, 2020 that Faithlife had acquired the customer base of Wordsearch from Lifeway Christian Resources and would transition all users to Logos.[6]

Products and Services[edit]

Logos Bible Software[edit]

Logos Bible Software is a digital library application designed for electronic Bible study, and is available for Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android. In addition to basic eBook functionality, it includes extensive resource linking, note-taking, and linguistic analysis for study of the Bible both in translation and in its original languages. It is currently in its ninth version. Faithlife also publishes a modified version of Logos Bible Software under the Verbum brand, with content and features aimed at Roman Catholics (for example, adding expanded databases of Catholic Topics and the Catholic Saints, as well as more data from the Deuterocanonical Books).[7]

Proclaim[edit]

Proclaim is cloud-based church presentation software which allows users to collaborate to create visual presentations for church worship services. The presentations are normally projected via a video projector, but members of the congregation can also receive 'signals' from Proclaim on their mobile devices.

Faithlife Ebooks[edit]

Faithlife Ebooks, formerly known as Vyrso, is an ebook store and mobile app that specialises in Christian fiction and non-fiction. Faithlife ebooks are in a proprietary format, and cannot be read on other e-readers. They also differ from other ebooks in that Bible references can be easily looked up from within the app. Faithlife Ebooks resources can also be accessed in other Faithlife desktop and mobile applications.

Faithlife Study Bible[edit]

Faithlife Study Bible is a free electronic study Bible available as a standalone iOS or Android app,[8] or as an add-on to other Faithlife products. It offers three 'layers' of study notes, so users can read brief notes or introductions, or dig deeper for expanded notes or longer articles. Users are also able to take notes, and share them with the wider Faithlife community. The Lexham Bible Dictionary and Lexham English Bible are also included in the Faithlife Study Bible package.

Faithlife Groups[edit]

Faithlife Groups (also known as the Faithlife Community) is an online social network that ties together many Faithlife brands. Users can create their own profiles and groups (which can be public or private), and then share items within those groups. Groups can be accessed through a web browser or from within Faithlife's desktop apps. In addition to standard social network functionality, users are able to share various Faithlife-specific resources (such as clippings, collections, word lists, visual filters), which others in the group can copy to use within one or more of their Faithlife apps.

Biblia.com[edit]

An online Bible which provides access to 50 Bible versions in several languages. Users of Logos Bible Software and Vyrso can also use the service to read Logos/Vyrso books they have purchased.

Reftagger[edit]

A javascript-based web tool that webmasters can use to automatically tag Bible references on their website. Visitors to the site are then able to view the text of the Bible passage by hovering their mouse over the Bible reference.

Publishing and Imprints[edit]

Bible Study Magazine[edit]

Bible Study Magazine is a bi-monthly print magazine which was named one of the Best Magazines of 2008 by Library Journal.[9] It is non-denominational, provides articles on bible study methods and tools as well as articles by prominent pastors, teachers, and scholars.

Lexham Press[edit]

Lexham Press is a digital-first publishing house specialising in Biblical studies. It produces resources ranging from group bible study and devotional to commentaries and original-language tools with the aim of equipping the church and advancing scholarship.[10]

Kirkdale Press[edit]

A digital publishing imprint focused on Christian living and Christian fiction and aimed at producing digital publications for a more general audience.[11] Kirkdale Press encourages new author submissions as well as from established authors.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallagher, Dave (January 5, 2016). "Bellingham's Faithlife cuts staff as it shifts gears". Bellingham Herald. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Webcam - Faithlife". faithlife.com. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Interviews: Bob Pritchett, president of Logos Bible Software". Bible Software Review. Archived from the original on 2015-01-03.
  4. ^ "High-Tech Survivors". Whatcom County Business Pulse. June 2003.
  5. ^ "Logos Bible Software rebrands as Faithlife". October 7, 2014. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Faithlife Wordsearch Acquisition Press Release". Google Docs. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  7. ^ "What is Verbum?". Faithlife. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Get the Faithlife app". faithlifebible.com. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Best of 2008: Magazines". Library Journal.
  10. ^ "About Lexham Press". Archived from the original on 2014-12-28. Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  11. ^ "About Kirkdale Press". Archived from the original on 2015-01-03. Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  12. ^ Eric Dye (May 25, 2012). "Writers Wanted: Kirkdale Press Seeking Christian Authors". ChurchMag.

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