What is the purpose of this site?

Excellent Believer is a resource to facilitate reading the Life Studies. With this site, you can form a group and keep track of what messages in the Life Studies you and the other members of your group are reading. Being accountable to a group (and making your progress known to that group) can help you stay on track.

What does it mean to "log in with facebook"?

Logging in with facebook means that this site, excellentbeliever.com, connects your facebook account to your account on excellentbeliever.com. The first time you do this, facebook will ask you if you want to give permission to excellentbeliever.com to access some of your facebook data (basic information and email address). If you grant permission, you will have an active account on excellentbeliever.com. Note that excellentbeliever.com will not post anything on facebook or dig into your facebook information; we don't have permission to do that. We only use facebook to help you log into our site.

How do I enter the Life-Study messages that I have read?

In nearly every case, you can enter a Life Study message simply by typing the book and the message number. For example, if you read the Life Study of Genesis, message 70, you can enter "Genesis 70" and the web site will record your reading. The only real exception to this is the Life Study of the Minor Prophets. For this, you can enter "Minor 5" to indicate message five of the minor prophets, or you could enter "Hosea 5". Any minor prophet followed by a message number is equivalent to typing "Minor".

What are groups and how do they work?

This site tries to emphasize reading WITH COMPANIONS, so groups are a big part of how this site works. You can create a group yourself, or join a group by typing in the "key" of a group. Anyone in a group can see the key for their group by clicking on the "My Group" tab. If you are in a group, you can give your "group key" to others so they can join your group. You can also change your group key at any time.Your fellow group members will be able to see some information about you, like how long since you posted a reading, how consistent your reading is, and how many messages you have read recently. Hopefully this helps the group members encourage and support each other. Only your fellow group members can see this information about you.