Online Study Bible Offers Comprehensive Bible Resources to Pastors and Leaders

Posted by: on Sep 21, 2011 in Client News | No Comments Online Study Bible Offers Comprehensive Bible Resources to Pastors and Leaders

Alpharetta, Ga., September 21, 2011 – Provided by B&H Publishing, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a robust online study Bible that offers exceptional online sermon preparation and online study Bible tools to anyone looking to dig deeper into the God’s Word. Through its interactive and intuitive online interface, users can study passages in-depth through access to multiple Bible versions including the award-winning HCSB Study Bible, Bible commentaries, Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionary, and many other valuable Bible resources. Whether a full-time or bivocational pastor, seminary student, Bible study leader, or church member seeking to delve deeper into the Bible, offers valuable online Bible tools that can help people study more in-depth.

“Many individuals and organizations lack the financial resources to purchase expensive commentaries, dictionaries, histories, and other Biblical resources,” comments Aaron Linne, executive producer of digital marketing for LifeWay’s B&H publishing division. “ was created to give people online access to the full Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Study Bible, expanded commentaries and notes, dictionaries, and many other resources to facilitate comprehensive sermon preparation and exhaustive Bible study.” online Bible users can purchase access to content on an as-needed basis, available within three time frames — 24 hours, 30 days, or unlimited. Some 24-hour access costs 99 cents. features the award-winning Holman Christian Standard Bible that was written by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, and is considered one of the most significant Bible translations available. In addition to the HCSB, recently added several other Bible versions including the English Standard Version (ESV), American Standard Version (ASV), and the Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR60) Spanish translation of the Bible.

LifeWay also introduced an online store where users can purchase access to additional content including The Apologetics Study Bible, The Holman Illustrated Study Bible, The Teacher’s Bible Commentary, Word Pictures in the New Testament, The Holman Bible Atlas, Experiencing God, and much more. offers an extremely simple user interface that enables users to customize their experience using this online study Bible. Users can change the background images, select or deselect Jesus’ words to be in red, check or uncheck links to Greek/Hebrew definitions, show verse mode and cross reference pop up mode, and change Bible translations for pop-ups.

Visit YouTube to watch a full introduction of the online study Bible available resources and tools. For online media outlets interested in offering readers a giveaway that includes 30 days of free access to, please contact to request details on this promotion.

About LifeWay Christian Resources
LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, established in Nashville, Tenn., in 1891, is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, church literature, books, music, DVDs, audio and video recordings, church supplies and Internet services through The company also owns and operates 165 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation. Through its publishing division, B&H Publishing Group, LifeWay has produced one of the most accurate and readable Bible translations ever — the Holman Christian Standard Bible. LifeWay is a religious nonprofit organization that receives no funding from the denomination and reinvests income above operating expenses in mission work and other ministries around the world.

ROAR Recommended by LifeWay Digital Church as Trusted Church App Developer

Posted by: on Aug 8, 2011 in LHPR News | One Comment
ROAR Recommended by LifeWay Digital Church as Trusted Church App Developer

ROAR, developer of mobile apps for churches, has been selected by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention to become the recommended church app developer for churches and ministries seeking to develop their own custom church app. With nine in 10 smartphone owners using their phones to access the internet or email (Pew Research), many churches are looking to partner with a trusted church app developer to make use of this widely-used communication tool. LifeWay recommends ROAR as a reliable and trustworthy church technology partner.

“We’ve worked with hundreds churches across the nation on their mobile websites, mobile web app, custom church apps, and social media strategy,” comments Matt McKee, owner of ROAR. “We are excited that LifeWay has chosen to recommend our firm as their primary church app developer.”

In a recent report on smartphone adoption by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, the research firm finds that two in five cell owners own a smartphone. As smartphone adoption rates continue to increase, churches can’t deny that communicating via a church app provides many possibilities for connecting with people on-the-go.

“LifeWay carefully and deliberately recommends select solutions to the thousands of churches we serve, and are proud to now include ROAR on our list of providers for Digital Church solutions,” says Matt Morris, project manager for LifeWays Digital Church. “ROAR will help us expand into the church market even further by allowing churches the opportunity to have their own uniquely branded app that their congregations can utilize.”

LifeWay already has significant market share in the church app market and currently offers over 30 different apps.

About ROAR

Launched in January 2010, ROAR has quickly become one of the top app development firms for churches, schools, and ministries. ROAR supports app development for every type of mobile device and offers customers custom branding, audio streaming, event calendars, blog/news readers, streaming video and social media integration, at realistic prices. ROAR is the official mobile app developer for Group Publishing, Simple Youth Ministry, and ORANGE, and recently purchased MobileSalt to increase its market share in the church app development market.

About LifeWay Digital Church

LifeWay’s Digital Church is a collection of web-based resources and services that assists churches in efficiently and effectively managing growth within their church, congregation and community. By conducting the due-diligence for the church, Digital Church endorses select, top-tier solutions in the cloud that help both churches and ministries reach people for Christ. Services offered by Digital Church include church management software, eGiving, mobile app development, worship planning, website development, background checks, and more.