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Time’s Running Out: Get $100 Off the Lexham Bible Guides

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionOur introductory sale on the complete Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is coming to a close. Now is the perfect time to jump-start your research: you have just a few days left to get the whole collection for $100.00 off!

A quick recap

Lexham Bible Guide: Romans shipped on July 16, completing this 13-volume collection. The Romans volume is the largest and most complex Bible guide we’ve ever created: it’s over 650 typeset pages long and includes thousands of links to the Logos library. Each page is filled with carefully curated research, enabling you to study Romans from a multitude of scholarly perspectives.

Last week, we gave some context to the phrase “time is money,” using the Bible guides as an example. In terms of time saved, a pastor using a single Bible guide from this collection could save up to $130.00 per week. If you’re a seminary student, just think how much faster your writing will go when you use these Bible guides to maximize your research time.

Why people love it

We’ve been able to get the Lexham Bible Guides into the hands of a few reviewers, and here’s what they’re saying:

“This series does a very fine job of introducing interested persons to many of the letters of Paul and divulging to them just some of the treasures contained therein. . . . It is useful, in my view, not only for beginning students of the Bible but for those wishing to introduce various biblical texts to Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, and small group discussions.”
—Jim West, pastor of Petros Baptist Church, professor of biblical studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology, and blogger at Zwinglius Redivivus

“It is vitally important that anybody who seeks to understand the meaning of a text wrestles with an array of ‘camps’ or ‘voices.’ Thanks to the Lexham Bible Guides, in a matter of mere minutes, you are able to survey multiple highly respected theologians for their take on an issue.”
—Jason Brueckner, blogger at The Brave Reviews

“If you want to know how effective Logos Bible Software is, this is one of the most dynamic ways of finding out. . . . This is more than a sophisticated search.”
—Joel Watts, blogger at Unsettled Christianity

Enhance your research today: get $100.00 off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection.

(But hurry—this deal ends soon!)

Time Is Money with the Lexham Bible Guides

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionLast week, Lexham Bible Guide: Romans shipped to customers, completing the Paul’s Letters Collection. To celebrate, we’ve placed the entire collection on sale. For a limited time, you can get it for $100.00 off! If you’ve been waiting to dive into this amazing resource, now is the perfect time.

Time is money

One of the biggest benefits of the Lexham Bible Guides is that they help you save time researching. We’ve all heard the phrase, “time is money,” but let’s put that phrase into a tangible context.

Pastors have an incredible number of job duties to perform each week. Between ministering to their congregation, meetings with staff, administrative work, and preparing sermons, it’s amazing they find the time to juggle all of these things during a workweek. Thom Rainer of LifeWay completed a large poll of pastors in the US regarding sermon prep time, a responsibility that is often invisible to typical church members. According to his results, the median sermon prep time is 13 hours per week!

According to Salary.com, the average senior pastor in the US makes almost $40.00 per hour. That means the typical pastor is “spending” $520.00 per week working on sermon prep, and that time could be invested elsewhere in the church, ministering or serving. Now, of course, faithful preaching and teaching from the Word is priceless, and worth every minute spent in preparation and prayer. But pastors understand that there’s only so many hours in the day, and every one counts.

Saving time with Lexham Bible Guides

The Lexham Bible Guides are designed to jump-start your research, saving you valuable time by curating all of the best literature in one place.

Let’s say that using a Lexham Bible Guide will shave off a quarter of a pastor’s sermon prep time. That means using just a single Lexham Bible Guide will save a pastor $130.00 per week in terms of time saved. That reinvestment could pay for the entire Paul’s Letters Collection before the end of the first month.

Do you think those numbers were too generous? Even if a Lexham Bible Guide saved only 10 percent of sermon prep time, you would be saving over $50.00 per week. If you break up the collection into 13 individual volumes, each guide would still pay for itself in savings after the very first week.

Get it today!

We would all love to have more time to do the things we care about. For those researching the Bible, the Lexham Bible Guides will allow you to save time and money.

Jump-start your research. Get $100.00 off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection today!

Get $100 Off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionLexham Bible Guide: Romans—the longest and most anticipated volume in the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection—is finally here! We’ve been working on this final volume for almost a year now and, to celebrate its release, the whole collection is on sale. Get it now for $100.00 off!

The biggest Bible guide yet

Romans is Paul’s longest and most important epistle and is regarded as one of the most important writings in the history of the Christian faith. There are countless commentaries, essays, and books devoted to the interpretation of Romans throughout the centuries. With such a massive discussion to draw from, our research team spent over 1,500 hours researching and writing this Bible guide to ensure no stone was left unturned.

By the end of this long process, we wrote more than 200,000 words—that’s more than 650 typeset pages of carefully and purposefully curated research! There are also 39 Greek word studies, hundreds of bibliography entries, and thousands of links to the Logos library.

The collection is now complete

With this Romans volume, the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is finally complete. When you account for all of the work that went into these Bible guides, the numbers are staggering: we’ve written almost 800,000 words—more than 2,000 typeset pages—on the 13 Pauline epistles.

All of our work allows you to enhance your research like never before! You will be able to find the most important pieces of discussion, quickly. You will discover connections within Scripture you’ve never seen before. And you will gain a unique perspective, a complete overview of all relevant literature—from exegetical topics to interpretive issues.

Get it today!

For those of you who already own the Paul’s Letters Collection, Romans should download to your library automatically. If you were waiting for this final volume to be completed before taking the dive into this amazing collection, now is the perfect time. Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is $100.00 off for a limited time. Jump-start your research today!

Early Praise for Lexham Methods Series

Lexham Methods SeriesThe Lexham Methods Series has been on quite the roller-coaster ride:

  • First, we moved it from Pre-Pub onto Community Pricing so that you could have a say in its final price.
  • Then we cut the price by over 75% so that even more of you could benefit from this amazing resource.
  • Most recently, we had some of our contributors tell you how the Lexham Methods Series will help make your Bible study better.

We’ve even created a print proof (above) of the first volume in the series, Textual Criticism of the Bible. Check it out!

Why people love it

Now that the book is in print, we’ve been able to send out advance copies to external readers—seminarians, professors, and other experts in the field—for feedback. Here are a few of the things they had to say:

“First, I am a huge fan of how this volume is organized. It is easy to read through in a few sittings or to use as a reference guide. The table of contents is easily navigated and labeled so that it is simple to find the subject matter you might be looking for.

“This volume is perhaps one of the most thorough yet accessible introductions to textual criticism available. For the most part it finds a good balance between scholarly treatment of the issues and accessibility to the average reader. The sections on both Old and New Testament textual criticism have sub-sections on how to do textual criticism. These sections themselves are reason enough to get the volume.”
—Matt McMains, PhD student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and blogger at The Beginning of the End

“I thought it had good information and was very readable. I’m going to recommend it to the MDiv students I know who have an interest in textual criticism.”
—Ruth Whiteford, PhD student at Concordia Seminary St. Louis

“Organizationally, it’s fantastic. It addresses all the key issues without dumbing them down and yet balances scholarship and accessibility quite well.

“In short, readers of this book will learn why textual criticism matters and will be introduced to the method well enough to understand how it works and why it matters—as well as having a good foundation for further research.”
—Jim West, pastor of Petros Baptist Church, professor of biblical studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology, and blogger at Zwinglius Redivivus

Right now, the four-volume Lexham Methods Series is just $60 on Community Pricing—that’s $15 per volume. Place your bid today!

Save Time with Resources from Lexham Press

Lexham PressFor the last few years, Lexham Press has been creating resources with one goal in mind: to provide biblical content that advances scholarship and equips the church.

By helping lead the move to digital-first content, we’re offering products that are more useful than ever before. (Their value will only increase as you add more resources to your digital library.) Our aim is to create an interconnected collection of resources that, together, allow you to save time and energy.

Let’s take a look at how Lexham products can equip a pastor for better sermon preparation—or simply better study. We’ll be using three resources:

We’ll start with Philippians 2:5–11.

The origins of Philippians 2:5–11

This passage is one of the most important statements regarding Christ’s model of servanthood. A good starting point would be the discussion on the origins and different interpretations of this section. The Lexham Bible Guides are specifically designed to support this type of research. By curating all the most important interpretations and critical analyses of the text, the guide sets you up to get an overview and then choose the direction of your study.

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What’s in a word?

Once you have your exegetical background, you’ll want to find an application that’s appropriate for your congregation. Study, Apply, Share: Philippians helps you jump-start your sermon planning with application suggestions and slides for sharing. Let’s say you decide to focus your sermon or study on obedience and submission, homing in on Jesus’ emptying of himself (Phil. 2:7).

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The Greek verb for “to empty” will be of particular interest:

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A case study in submission

Now you have most of the framework for your sermon, but you want something memorable to drive your point home. The High Definition Commentary: Philippians provides this punch with professionally designed graphics.

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With your application in mind—to empty ourselves means to humble ourselves in obedience to Godyou review the commentary and find just what you need for emphasis:

“It’s what Jesus does with all His power and authority: He chooses to humble Himself instead of using His divine power to assert Himself. Paul elaborates on this in 2:8. He tells us that Jesus was obedient to death. We joke about doing things ‘to death,’ but this is the real deal!”

This example shows you how Lexham Press helps you create outstanding material and free up time to pursue God’s other priorities for your life.

Save 10% this week

Start saving time today.

This week only, use the coupon code LPPHIL2014 and get 10% off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection, Study, Apply, Share: Philippians, and the High Definition Commentary: Philippians!

Your Last Day to Save on Lexham Press Resources!

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Today is your last day to take advantage of the Lexham Press sale! For the rest of the day, we’re offering great discounts on a huge selection of Lexham products. Here are a few of the bestsellers so far:

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Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament Bundle

Regularly $149.95—get it for $119.95

The Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament makes discourse analysis simple. It includes the entire Greek text of the New Testament, marked up with more than 20 discourse devices, and comes with a general introduction to discourse grammar—you’ll get an overview of each discourse device, plus numerous examples of how the New Testament authors used these devices to communicate.

Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection

Regularly $534.95—get it for $461.95

The Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is your starting point for study and research on the Pauline epistles. It surveys all the relevant literature on key passages, summarizes all the major views, and brings the summary straight to you. A complete introduction to Paul’s letters, this collection will bring new thoroughness to your research.

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Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters

Regularly $143.95—pre-order it for $84.95

Spurgeon’s writings on the Bible fill dozens of volumes; his thoughts on particular passages are scattered across numerous books and sermons. These volumes collect his thoughts on nine different New Testament letters in a commentary format, with illustrations and applications selected from his sermons and writings.

Studies in Faithful Living: Patriarchs Collection

Regularly $39.95—get it for $31.95

Discover new meaning in the lives of the patriarchs. Answer the questions you’ve never thought to ask. Learn new ways to apply the patriarchs’ stories in your life. This collection helps your entire church dig deeper into the lives of the founders of our faith. It has everything you need for personal study, and it’s best used in conjunction with the complete church curriculum.

These deals expire at midnight (Pacific Time). Check out the full list, and pick up your favorites right now!

Save Time and Money with Lexham Press

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Lexham Press offers digital-first study resources that help you interpret, preach, and apply the Bible. Lexham’s publications are specifically designed for Logos—they take full advantage of your software’s unique tagging and Bible-knowledge databases. And for just one more week, many of Lexham Press’ top resources are on sale. Get yours today!

Here are a couple of Lexham Press resources designed with preachers in mind:1500-quotations-for-preachers-with-slides

1,500 Quotations for Preachers, with Slides

On sale for 17% off!

It can take hours to find the right quotation to complement your sermon. With the 1,500 Quotations collection, though, finding a powerful quote takes just minutes. You’ll even get elegant slides to make sharing easy! Pastor J. D. Greear says, “Preachers of every stripe will find this a beneficial addition to their Logos collection.”

These 1,500 quotes come from some of Christianity’s most profound and influential voices, including John ChrysostomAnselm of CanterburyThomas AquinasJohn Bunyan, and G.K. Chesterton.

Get it today!

pastorum-series-collectionPastorum Series Collection

On sale for $60 off!

The Pastorum Series Collection (which includes 1,500 Quotations for Preachers and far more) is designed to help you prepare richer, more memorable sermons in less time. You’ll enhance your sermon preparation with a wealth of study questions, application ideas, worship-service plans, slides with statistical graphics, and more. In addition to hundreds of insightful quotes from all across the history of Christianity, the collection includes 400 prayers from the Bible, Augustine of Hippo, Francis of Assisi, Thomas à Kempis, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, and others. These resources were built with your Logos library in mind—study questions link directly to related resources, so you can go as deep as you want.

Get it today!

These aren’t all the Lexham Press books on sale. Check out the Lexham Press sale to see them all!

Get Big Discounts on Lexham Press Resources

Lexham Press Sale

Lexham Press provides biblical content to advance scholarship and equip the church, including digital-first Bible study resources, scholarly works, and Bible Study Magazine. And for just a few weeks, many of Lexham Press’ top resources are on sale!

Here are some reader favorites:

evangelical-exegetical-commentaryThe Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

On sale for $200 off!

Written from a distinctly evangelical perspective, the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary is a brand-new 44-volume commentary series that incorporates the latest critical scholarship. It’s the next standard evangelical commentary on the entire Bible—and the first commentary series designed for digital.

Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection

On sale for $73 off

Among the apostles, God’s redemptive work appears most dramatically in the life of Paul. Redeemed and transformed, Paul not only establishes churches throughout the ancient world; he’s also used by God to author much of what would become the New Testament. The Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection prepares you to understand the exegetical and theological nuance behind Paul’s letters.

lexham-discourse-greek-new-testament-bundleLexham Discourse Greek New Testament Bundle

On sale for $36 off

Our understanding of the Greek New Testament is based almost entirely on English translations. How would that understanding change if we read the text for what it is—Greek? The Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament identifies discourse markers and performs complex discourse analysis on the entire New Testament quickly, easily, and accurately. It helps you get behind the words of the New Testament writers and discover the linguistic tasks that inform translation and interpretation.

These aren’t all the resources on sale! Check out the full list, and pick up your favorites today.

Get Answers to Tough Questions with the Lexham Bible Guides

lexham-bible-guide-genesis-1-11Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah has created quite the stir. Regardless of whether we agree with his portrayal of Noah, we must admit he does raise some interesting questions about this important biblical account. After seeing the movie, I left the theater wanting to know more—wanting to find answers to these tough questions. I’m sure others did, too. But where can we find all the best scholarship and interpretations collected in one place? The Lexham Bible Guide: Genesis 1–11 is our answer.

Let’s take a look at how the Lexham Bible Guides can help us find some answers to these controversial issues.

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In the film, Aronofsky includes a giant clan that helps Noah build the ark; he calls them “the watchers”—conflating several traditions from the ancient world and later literature (and perhaps adding his own spin). Let’s see what the biblical text and other significant literature have to say about Genesis 6:1–4:

The dominant view, held by Sarna, is that [the nephilim] are the offspring of the union between the sons of God and the daughters of humankind, and thus are also the “mighty men” or “heroes” (gibborim) of Gen 6:4. This interpretation finds support in the Septuagint, which translates the word nephilim as “giants.”

This section from the Lexham Bible Guide also lists a number of other perspectives and where you can find them:

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The Lexham Bible Guides list all the major interpretations of critical issues, so you can compare and contrast each viewpoint and come to your own conclusions.

Ancient Near Eastern flood stories

As you’re digging deeper into the biblical flood account, you might discover that it has parallels in other ancient cultures. Aronofsky could be pointing to these other stories by setting his film outside any recognizable period in history. The Lexham Bible Guide includes sections that dig into the flood story’s historical and cultural background:

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These are just two examples of how the Lexham Bible Guides can serve as the ultimate resource as you seek answers to the tough questions raised in the Bible. We’ve done all the research for you. Begin your search now, while the questions are fresh in mind.

With the Lexham Bible Guide: Genesis 1–11 or the Lexham Bible Guides: Genesis Collection, you can take your research to new depths—and save time in the process. Order yours today!

Learn from the Experts with the Lexham Methods Series

lexham-methods-series (2)A few weeks ago, we dropped the price of the Lexham Methods Series to $60: that’s over 75% off, an incredible discount on such a valuable resource. Have you placed your Community Pricing bid? If not, you should bid right now—a price this low won’t last long!

Need a bit more convincing? Our team of scholars has put hours of research and writing into the resource, but to make it even better, we’ve also called on a number of expert contributors. Lexham Methods is a collaboration between professors, linguists, and our in-house research team.

Here’s what our partners have to say about their work on the Methods series:

What’s most rewarding about working on the Lexham Methods Series?

David B. Schreiner (PhD): My favorite part of working with the series is rising to the challenge. Writing on a particular interpretive method forces you to know all aspects of the method. Writing for an audience that’s not necessarily restricted to the academy forces you to be on top of your game. You have to communicate ideas in a way that ensures broad-scale understanding.

Amy Balogh (PhD candidate, Iliff School of Theology & University of Denver): The best part about working on the Lexham Methods Series is the opportunity to share my understanding of the biblical text as a skillfully crafted work of art. Knowing that all who read from this series will come away with fresh, new insights into the text makes the project one that’s worthy of the time, effort, and care going into it.

How can the Lexham Methods Series help our users make their Bible study better?

John DelHousaye (PhD, associate professor, Phoenix Seminary): The Lexham Methods Series takes many of the best insights of biblical scholarship in the last two centuries and presents them in an understandable, practical way for the serious student of God’s Word.

Douglas Estes (PhD, lead pastor, Trinity Church & adjunct professor, Phoenix Seminary): With the Logos platform, Bible students of all levels can use this series as an easy-to-understand reference running parallel to the text. As a result, it has great potential to eliminate the divide between the professional scholar and the everyday Bible student.

What sets the Lexham Methods Series apart from similar products?

Judith Odor (PhD candidate, Asbury Theological Seminary): The brevity of the chapters—of each treatment of each method—makes the LMS unique in its field. There may be other introductions to various methods that offer the same depth of material, but they’re much lengthier, they’re more involved, they’re less approachable, and they don’t offer such a wide range of methods for your perusal, refreshment, or education.

Jeffery Leonard (PhD, assistant professor, Samford University): One of the best things about the Lexham Methods Series is the way it walks the reader step by step through each individual method, giving examples and comparisons along the way. It does a great job of balancing theory on the one hand with practical examples on the other.

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Understand and interpret the Bible better than ever before. Bid now on the Lexham Methods Series!

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