Filament Launch Team – Help us spread the word!

Thank you for joining the Filament launch team!

Now that Filament has hit stores there are some vital ways you can help us spread the word about this exciting new Bible!

    • If you’ve purchased Filament, you can leave a review on an online retail site like Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, christianbook.com, or Walmart.com. Check your local Christian book store’s website to see if they accept reviews.
    • You all received a free Gospel of John sampler from us in the mail. Feel free to share this with your friends and family. Encourage them to try out the free Gospel of John app available for Apple and Android devices. Better yet, if you own a full Filament Bible, give your Gospel of John to someone who might be interested, or might be new to the Bible and is looking for somewhere to start.
    • Share about Filament on our social media pages! Recommendations are best when they come from someone you know. Share your personal experience with Filament. Feel free to share pictures of your Bible, or screen shots from the app. If you like something a little more polished, feel free to download and share any of these pictures
    • Share one of our videos on social media. You can find both on our Facebook page, or you can share the youtube links:
    • Share blog posts from the Filament blog on your social media pages. We’ll be posting new articles through the end of the year!
    • Follow us on social media, interact with our pages, and share updates with your own social media followers.
    • If you see a copy of Filament in the wild, either at a bookstore, at church, or around town, snap a picture and share it in our Facebook group, the Filament Facebook page, or tag the @filamentbible account on Instagram!

Thanks again for participating in our launch group! Stay tuned to this blog for exciting new content and giveaways in the near future.

The Filament App

The Filament app pairs perfectly with the Filament Bible, and it is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. The Filament app has a depth of resources that you simply can’t find in any print Bible, and it has the kind of seamless connection to a print Bible that no other app or Bible software can offer.

So how does it work?

When you are reading your Bible and want to go deeper, simply pull out your phone or tablet, and use your device’s camera to recognize the page you are reading from. Just like that, you have access to study notes, people profiles, devotionals, theme articles, interactive maps, videos, and more. The Filament app has been designed to scan the page numbers of the Filament Bible without the use of a QR code or any other sort of interruptive sequence of lines or dots. This patent-pending technology is exclusive to the Filament Bible, and it really is as easy as getting the page number aligned inside a box on your screen.

Once you are connected, three content windows will show up: Study, Reflect, and See. Each one of these contains curated content just for the page you have scanned.

Study

The Study window contains everything you would expect to find in an excellent study Bible: book introductions, study notes, in-depth articles on key topics, and profiles of key people from the Bible. Filament goes beyond what any print study Bible can offer, however. People profiles are not limited to being in one place, so you will find the profile for Abraham wherever he shows up in the text of Scripture.

Reflect

The Reflect window is less about in-depth study and more about connecting the ideas of the Bible to your everyday life. Here you’ll find devotional articles and thoughts that are curated from some of Tyndale’s favorite resources, connected to the page you are reading in your Bible.

See

The See window is where you’ll find all things visual. Interactive maps and visuals allow you to zoom in or out and tap key locations to learn more and see photos of the sites. Videos that are relevant to the page you are reading are provided by The Bible Project, a non-profit animation studio whose mission is to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. We are proud to include them in Filament free of charge in keeping with their mission.

 

The Filament Bible

There is no book quite like the Bible, and we believe that a printed Bible should be something special.

The Filament Bible is a celebration of everything we love about printed books. It features a carefully crafted page design, offering you the best possible reading experience in a single-volume print Bible. We put great care into every single detail in order to create that kind of experience.

It begins with a line-over-line, single-column typesetting. Bibles are commonly designed with two columns of text on every page in order to maximize page efficiency, fitting as many words as possible on each page. However, doing this also leads to smaller font sizes, shorter lines of text, and a somewhat uncomfortable reading experience. A single-column typesetting allows us to use a generous font size and optimize line-lengths for a pleasurable reading experience. In the Filament Bible, we have also provided a generous margin on the outside of each page that you can use for taking brief notes or just give your eyes some space to rest as you ponder the truths of God’s word.

We also took great care in choosing the paper and binding options for Filament. The book block is printed and bound with care in the U.S.A., smyth-sewn, and finished with a fine LeatherLike or premium cloth hardcover with elegant copper foil stamping.

All of those details come together to provide the kind of reading experience the Bible deserves. When you sit down with the Filament Bible, you can simply read the word of God with no distraction.

 

Join the Filament Launch Team

Would you like to be one of the first people to experience a new print plus digital Bible reading experience? Join our launch team and get exclusive access to the new Filament Bible NLT!

More about Filament:

Filament combines the simple elegance of a premium Bible with the powerful capabilities of your mobile device. You get the best reading experience a print Bible can offer and instant access to more meaningful content than you’ll find in any one study Bible or devotional Bible.

The Filament Bible features a carefully crafted page design, offering the best possible reading experience in a single-volume print Bible. A line-over-line single-column setting, generous font size and margins, and optimal line length create a strikingly beautiful presentation of God’s Word in a portable package.

This Bible also includes exclusive access to the Filament App, available in the App Store and Google Play. Simply scan the page you are reading with your device’s camera. Your phone or tablet recognizes the page and instantly connects you to content centered around that passage.

This print+digital setup gives you options you’ve never had in a single Bible. If you want to read God’s Word without distraction, leave your phone in your pocket. If you want to dig deeper, your device unlocks a rich set of curated content—study notes, devotionals, videos, interactive visuals, and more.

Your Bible reading will never be the same.

 

Here’s what you’ll get when you join our launch team:

  • We’ll mail you a free Filament Gospel of John sampler, and you’ll get access to the Gospel of John Filament app. You can be one of the first people to sample, and give feedback on this innovative Bible.
  • Exclusive access to giveaways, and the latest Filament related content.
  • Access to a members only Filament Facebook Group.
  • Access to a social media toolkit with cool Filament related downloadables.
  • A chance to win a free Filament Bible, or earn a big discount when the Bible releases.
  • Be apart of the Filament launch team e-mail list and learn about new opportunities along the way.

Here’s how to sign up:

  • Fill out the application below.
  • You must be a US resident, and at least 18 years old.
  • The sample app is iOS only, so you must have an iPhone or iPad to participate (when the full app releases it will be iOS and Android)

Since we have a limited number of Bible samples, we’re choosing the launch team based on a few criteria including:

  • Your willingness to try the Bible and app and consider how you might use it, and give us feedback.
  • Access to an iPhone or iPad.
  • Access to social media, your own website, or a network of people to share with.
  • Willingness to share about Filament with your friends online.
  • Willingness to share about our FilamentIsComing.com campaign.

Sign up here. We’ll contact our launch team members with a welcome e-mail on 5/28/2018. ***Update**** We’re keeping registration open until June 15th.

If you aren’t chosen, don’t worry! You can still participate over at FilamentIsComing.com or pre-order here.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we get from customers about Filament and the Filament app.

Questions about the Filament App

Is the app free?

Yes, the app is free to download, and it comes loaded with lots of great study, devotional, and visual content. We do intend to add in-app purchases for additional content in the future, but that will only add to what you already get with the initial download.

I’m having trouble scanning the page number in my Filament Bible. What should I do?

If you’re aligning the crosses and it’s still not working, it may be that the camera is too far or too close to the page. Try moving the camera so that the cross on screen is the same size as the cross on the page.

If that doesn’t work, it may be that the light in the room is too low for your camera to focus. If you’re using a phone, try turning on the flash by tapping the button in the lower corner of the scanning screen.

You can also navigate by tapping the page number on the main screen and typing in the page you want to go to, or you can tap on the Bible book and chapter range to navigate to a specific chapter. [Hint: this is also a quick way to find out what page to turn to in your Filament Bible if you are having trouble locating it].

Does the app work with other Bibles or other translations?

The app is specifically designed to work with the Filament Bible (or Filament: Gospel of John), which is available exclusively in the New Living Translation. We hope to be able to add additional Bibles and translations in the future.

Can I download the Filament app on multiple devices to use with my Bible?

Of course you can! The app is available now in the App Store and on Google Play. There is no limit to the number of devices that you can connect to your Bible. There is no reason that multiple people in your family (or friends) can’t all have the app on their devices in order to share the experience of Filament with others.

I have an older phone or tablet, what devices will the Filament app work with?

The Filament app works best with the newest devices, but our testing shows that it will work with any device that is running iOS 11 or above or Android 4.1 and above.

Why can I not access videos and other interactive content?

The See window requires that you have an active connection to the Internet in order for it to work properly. Make sure that your device has an active connection, either by being connected to wifi or through a cellular network.

I can access videos and other interactive content, but why are they loading slowly?

The loading speed of the visual content in Filament will depend on the speed of your internet connection. Videos, maps, and illustrations will work best on a faster connection.

Why do I see the same article in multiple places in the Bible?

This is one great benefit of the print+digital experience that Filament offers. Most people and themes show up many times throughout the Bible, but in a traditional print Bible it doesn’t make sense to keep printing the same content over and over again (you’d end up with a Bible the size of your car!). In Filament, we can show you a person profile, theme article, map, or illustration everywhere it is relevant in order to give you ready access to deeper understanding on every page.

Questions about the Filament Bible

When will the full Bible become available?

The Filament Bible should be available anywhere books are sold beginning October 9, 2018.

Questions not addressed here

If your question wasn’t addressed here, send us an email at filament@tyndale.com. We’ll be glad to help you out, and we might even add your question to the FAQ page.

 

Need help with Filament?

If you have any questions about Filament, the best place to go is our FAQ page. There’s lots of helpful information there that addresses the most common questions people have about the app or the Bible.

You can also send an email to our support team at filament@tyndale.com. We will be glad to address your questions or help you troubleshoot any issues you might be having.