Win Logos 5 Gold by Sharing Your Biblical Insight!

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Right now, you can win Logos 5 Gold (a $1,549.95 value) simply by participating in honest conversations about the Christian life on Christian Discourse, then sharing your insight with your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.

It’s simple: the people who share the most with their community win!

Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Create a conversation or weigh in on an existing one on Christian Discourse.

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Step 2: Share your insight or questions on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the button shown below, then clicking the social icon you’d like to share to (you’ll need to log in).

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Step 3: Invite people to join the conversation on Christian Discourse.

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Step 4: Continue weighing in and continue sharing to increase your chance of winning!

This contest will end September 16 at midnight (EDT). The top referrer will win Logos 5 Gold or an upgrade equivalent, and four runners-up will win the Lexham Bible Guides.

So, what’s next?

Share your posts with the friends who’ve impacted you with their biblical insight, and invite them to join you on the quest to win!

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Christian Discourse is a place for honest conversations about the things that matter most. It’s designed to guide you in exploring Christianity through discussion. You’ll find conversations on theology, apologetics, devotional thoughts, Bible questions, and more—all tied to Christian living. Discover biblical insights from followers of Christ on our culture’s most pertinent issues and our world’s most pressing troubles.

The best part: you can join in and contribute to the discussion. Your thoughts and concerns matter—Christian Discourse is a safe place to share them with your family in Christ.

Join the conversation today!

3 More Ways to Fill Your Life with Scripture

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Get new Bible-verse T-shirts, postcards, and mobile apps (for iOS and Android) featuring our Verse of the Day artwork.

We started illustrating new verse art every day in 2011, and the collection has grown to 700+ unique pieces. This Bible art represents a large series of visual inspiration, and now you have three new ways to bring it into your life:

1. New Bible-verse T-shirtsbible-verse-t-shirt-isaiah-61-3

Our first Bible-verse shirts are so popular that we’ve had to reorder them three times! Now, we’re introducing five more designs based around some of the most loved verses—like Isaiah 61:3 and John 16:33. These inspiring messages make for some beautiful T-shirts that will encourage both you and those you encounter. Pre-order them today to get an introductory discount.

2. Bible-verse postcards

Postcard-Mockup4Encourage your far-away friends with these brand-new Bible-verse postcards. For a limited time, save when you pre-order a pack of 10 (two copies each of five designs). Your friends and loved ones will love seeing these encouragements in their mailbox.

Order a second set for yourself, and post them around your house or at your workstation to keep yourself thinking on things above (Colossians 3:2).

3. Bible Screen mobile apps

Our library of 700+ vibrant Verse of the Day images set to classical music is now available on your mobile device with iOS and Android apps. You can enjoy the same loop available on BibleScreen.com or browse the entire image library. Amd with what’s sure to be the most popular feature of the apps, you can also save any of the images to your device as your lock-screen or device background.

Share your love for Scripture with Verse of the Day art, now available as T-shirts, postcards, and mobile apps.

Hours Left to Save 30% with the Labor Day Sale

logos-labor-day-sale-2014Time’s running out to save on 20 resources that will help jump-start your Bible study this fall! Prepare for the new season with commentaries and Bible study guides that will take you deeper in your understanding of Scripture.

Save on titles like:

Holman Bible Handbook

This practical tool expands biblical insights for the modern reader by combining an understanding of the ancient world with the timeless message of God’s Word. This resource is full of articles, outlines, and commentary from leading evangelical scholars. It also includes full-color photos, illustrations, charts, and maps that provide a deeper understanding of the Bible, plus study questions for further reflection. This well-rounded resource is a must-have for anyone looking to study the biblical world.

From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch, 3rd ed.

This text has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for more than 15 years, offering a unique alternative to the common critical approaches that focus on the books’ composition over content. Instead of providing commentary for individual passages, T. Desmond Alexander takes a holistic view of the books, revealing the big picture and identifying prominent themes and connections between the Pentateuch and the New Testament.

Introducing the Old Testament

introducing-the-old-testamentThis resource takes into account the most recent scholarship, especially in relation to historical questions like the origins of Israel as a nation. It incorporates specific treatment of the spirituality and religious values of the Old Testament, and it discusses the major deuterocanonical books. This edition also analyzes ethical issues raised by the Old Testament in relation to contemporary concerns, such as ethnic cleansing. This work has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative and accessible text for students and general readers alike.

The Expanded Bible: New Testament

This work reflects the latest scholarship, current English, and the needs of contemporary students of the Bible. It includes a multitude of study aids right in line with the text. Expanded translations and other tools help you study the Bible while you read. The base text is a modified version of the New Century Version.

Don’t miss your opportunity to save 30% this Labor Day! Get these deals and more—sale ends at 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on September 2.

Take 39% Off The Essential IVP Reference Collection

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For a limited time, save 39% on The Essential IVP Reference Collection—that’s $75.00 off the regular price! This 18-volume collection provides detailed entries for the Bible’s most important concepts. Even better, when combined with Logos 5′s powerful search tools, this becomes an indispensable resource for your daily Bible study.

Incredible savings on important NT resources

The best part of The Essential IVP Reference Collection is its New Testament works. This incredible set includes the following:

  • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments
  • Dictionary of New Testament Background

Purchased individually, these four volumes alone would cost $240.00. However, for a limited time, you can get these important titles plus 14 additional resources for only $115!

Get more amazing back-to-school deals!anchor-yale-bible-dictionary

The Essential IVP Reference Collection is indispensable for students, pastors, scholars, or anyone looking for the best in biblical scholarship. Now’s the time to take advantage of back-to-school savings—right now, you can get this fantastic reference resource at a huge discount. Use coupon code BTS2014 to take 39% off The Essential IVP Reference Collection, then save on other amazing back-to-school reference works, like the six-volume Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary—only $199.99 when you use coupon code BTS2014 at checkout.

See all back-to-school deals now!

Logos 5: Display a Verse from All Bibles

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Recently I was reading Revelation 3:20 in the ESV, where Jesus says:

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

I noticed in to being used as the phrase, rather than the word into. To refresh my English grammar, I quickly looked up the difference between in to and into.

I then wanted to see how this verse is worded in all of my English Bibles. There are several ways to accomplish this task in Logos, but I’ll show you what I did that evening in my personal study.

First, I created a collection of English Bibles, then I used Text Comparison to display Revelation 3:20 from that collection:

  • Choose Tools | Collections
  • Name the collection “English Bibles” (A)
  • Type this text in the Rule box: type:bible AND lang:english, which encompasses resources categorized in the library as Bibles published in the English language (B)
  • Close the Collections panel (C)

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  • Choose the Tools menu
  • Right click Text Comparison (D)
  • Select Open in a floating window (E)

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  • Type Revelation 3:20 in the Reference box (F)
  • Select English Bibles from the Resources drop-down list (G)

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  • Choose the Text Comparison panel menu (H)
  • Select Vertical layout (I)

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Notice that Logos displays a list of that one verse from all the English Bibles you own!

If you’d like to continue this study, use the Search tool to locate all the occurrences of both the phrase in to and the word into in your Bible.

If you enjoy these weekly tips, please check out the two-volume Logos 5 Training Manual Set, which teaches you how to get the most out of your software.

The Heat Is On: Logos’ 2014 Curry Cook-off

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On August 7, things got heated at Logos Bible Software. That Thursday was Logos’ annual curry cook-off. One of our company values is awesomeness, and our quarterly cook-offs are one way we live that out.

Though this cook-off was the first for many, it proved an incredible experience. We had eight entries featuring a fantastic array of flavors.

The winners were:

  • First place: Kiel Nation (Parvati’s Penance)
  • Second place: Peter Venable (Thai Panang)
  • Third place: Tie between Derek Fekkes (Thai Yellow Curry) and Michael Schoonmaker (My Daaling Clementine)
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Participants dish out their curry entries for the judges.

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Kiel Nation serves his winning entry—Parvati’s Penance.

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Our judges enjoyed samples of each dish before selecting the winners.

Check out more photos from this event on our Facebook page:

 

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Of course, the curry cook-off is just one of the many reasons we enjoy working at Logos. And we’re always looking for talented, awesome employees. Join in the fun—check out our current job openings!

Teach the New Testament Better with Douglas Moo and Mobile Ed

In today’s church, many are called to teach the Bible, but not all are office-holding church leaders. Perhaps you lead a small group, teach a Sunday school class, preach a Wednesday-evening service, or teach your children around the dinner table. No matter where you teach, we have a resource for you that will help you study and teach the New Testament with faithfulness and depth.

Logos Mobile Education’s new course from Dr. Douglas J. Moo, NT305 New Testament Theology, is a groundbreaking way to study the New Testament.

With Mobile Ed, this course soars above and beyond a traditional classroom environment. You’ll get 12 hours of video teaching from one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars—but that’s not all. Unlike any other learning environment, every single word Dr. Moo utters is linked to your Logos library for further research. The videos are paired with word-for-word transcripts—but not just a transcript; an enriched, fully functional Logos resource. With Mobile Ed, each course becomes a portal to more learning.

 

In NT305, Dr. Moo walks you through 11 major sections:

  • Locating Biblical Theology
  • The Structure of New Testament Theology
  • Fundamental Structures
  • Jesus: The Center of the New Realm
  • The Cross: Inauguration of the New Realm
  • The Old Realm
  • Entering the New Realm
  • Living in the New Realm
  • The People of the New Realm
  • The Consummation of the New Realm
  • Conclusion

These sections, each comprising many bite-sized segments, will introduce you to the concept of New Testament theology, guide you through its landscape, teach you new concepts about Jesus as the inaugurator and consummator of the “New Realm,” and neatly tie it all together. You’ll get a richer understanding of the New Testament, and with Dr. Moo’s personal teaching in our powerful learning format, you’ll be equipped not only digest information, but also to turn around and teach it to someone else.

NT305 New Testament Theology in Mobile Ed is concise, innovative, and flexible. When clear teaching is paired with a self-paced structure right within your software, the results are—well, pre-order it today and see for yourself!

Pre-order NT305 New Testament Theology now and save 40%!

5 Days Only! Get 30% Off 20 Bible Study Resources

logos-labor-day-sale-2014This Labor Day, jump-start your Bible study with big savings! For five days only, you can get 30% off 20 Bible commentaries and topical or expositional study guides. Don’t miss this opportunity to start off fall with better and deeper Bible study—save now!

Here are just a few of the amazing resources you can get:

How to Read the Bible Book by Book

Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the Bible’s grand narrative. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to help you read the Bible for accurate understanding.

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

This dictionary provides informative explanations of the Bible’s histories, people, and customs. It is an excellent and understandable source of information for the student and layperson and one of Matthew George Easton’s most significant literary achievements. This resource will help you better understand the meanings and multiple uses of words in the Scriptures.

Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Studyjesus-in-context-background-readings-for-gospel-study

This resource is crucial to understanding and interpreting the Bible in terms of the historical, cultural, and religious context in which it was written. The passing of two millennia often prevents the modern student from fully understanding the significance of Jesus’ actions and teaching in the Gospels, but with this book, you can quickly identify the key extrabiblical texts that provide necessary cultural background for understanding these passages.

The Annotated Bible (9 vols.)

This deeply insightful nine-volume commentary is praised and respected by legions of devoted seekers. A.C. Gaebelein writes with enthusiasm and knowledge, whether he is answering destructive criticisms or defending the traditional authorship of the books of the Bible. This series has been a standard reference work for most of a century, and Gaebelein’s strident words still ring with timeless truth.

Get more out of your study

Logos 5 dramatically improves the value of these resources by enabling you to find what you’re looking for with unparalleled speed and precision. Scripture passages link to your favorite translation and you can easily study these side by side with the other commentaries in your digital library. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal study.

Jump-start your Bible study this fall, get big Labor Day savings on 20 resources. But hurry—these deals end at 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on September 2!

Last Chance: Get 30% Off The Bible Speaks Today

Get 30% off the Bible Speaks Today seriesYou only have three days left to get 30% off The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament with code BIBLE2014 at checkout.

Get in-depth analysis and practical application

The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament is one of the most relevant resources for Bible study available. John Stott, series editor and author of eight volumes, and other biblical scholars accurately expound the texts, clearly explain the messages, and relate the books to contemporary life.

This extensive 22-volume set takes time to work through all New Testament passages and outline their relevance today.

Learn from John Stott’s careful exposition of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount:

“The followers of Jesus are different, different from both the nominal church and the secular world, different from both the religious and the irreligious. Here is a Christian value-system, ethical standard, religious devotion, attitude to money, ambition, lifestyle, and network of relationships—all of which are totally at variance with those in the non-Christian world.”

Discover David Prior’s fresh and gripping exposition of 1 Corinthians:

“We are unreservedly committed to the church of God where he has placed us . . . we are unhesitatingly confident about God’s desire and ability to make his church in that place like Jesus Christ; that we are uncompromisingly certain about the call for us to be holy, as he is holy.”

Raymond Brown shares encouragement and relevance in each passage of Hebrews:

“In a society obsessed by the lust for possessions, in which people who have never had so much are hungry for more, the Christian rejoices in what he has in Christ, the spiritual treasures which can never be taken away. One of the believer’s most priceless possessions is the promise of Christ’s sufficiency.”

Gain biblical insights from this hand-tagged resource

If you’re looking for a readable, insightful look at the New Testament, this is the collection for you. The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament is packed with significant biblical people, places, and terms—all of which are tagged in your Logos library. Search these 5,700 pages for a specific passage or topic in a matter of seconds.

Don’t miss your chance to get The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament with code BIBLE2014 for only $69.95—30% off the regular price!

Hurry—this deal ends August 31. Get it now!

Free Book: Get Crime and Punishment from Noet!

Crime and PunishmentNoet resources provide classical, ancient, and modern works for a wide range of scholarly application. Much like Logos resources, these resources work with smart study tools that help you gain a unique perspective on Greek and Latin classics, philosophy, Shakespeare, Judaica, and more.

The Noet email list is the best way to stay informed on new product updates or special offers on these resources.
 

Get a free book when you sign up for the Noet email list!

Through September 8, join the Noet email list and get Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishmentabsolutely free.

Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, included in the 71-volume Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, is a renowned exploration of good and evil. Find it complete with a biographical note on Dostoyevsky as well as criticisms and interpretations of this classic work.





 

How is Crime and Punishment relevant today?

At first glance, Crime and Punishment may seem like a long, delirious trip through the psyche of a tormented murderer, but it’s so much more.

This classic takes an in-depth look at alienation from society:

  • Dostoyevsky gives life to destructive experiences that tie with removing oneself from their own reality. He opens by exploring the superiority complex of the protagonist, Raskolnikov.
  • When Raskolnikov takes the leap from citizen to criminal, his feelings of alienation intensify; Dostoyevsky provides raw insights, such as: “What was taking place in him was totally unfamiliar, new, sudden, never before experienced. Not that he understood it, but he sensed clearly, with all the power of sensation, that it was no longer possible for him to address these people.”
  • The story continues and in the face of Raskolnikov’s alienation. He is led to the deconstruction of his pride, allowing him to finally care for the loved ones in his life.

Dostoyevsky built some of literature’s most enduring monuments on Christian foundations. Crime and Punishment will give you a clearer understanding of how the church has shaped the world:

  • Dostoyevsky holds the firm belief in a soul. He experienced miserable events that penetrated his life, and he believed happiness was independent of faith. Crime and Punishment focuses on fact that people do indeed have souls, but they can easily be tormented through bad decisions and lapses in judgment.
  • As Raskolnikov takes ownership of his murderous decision and confesses to Porfiry, he is reassured: “You must fulfill the demands of justice. I know that you don’t believe it, but indeed, life will bring you through. You will live it down in time. What you need now is fresh air, fresh air, fresh air!” Once justice is served, Raskolnikov’s soul can find redemption.

Understanding the story behind Crime and Punishment transforms it into a timeless masterpiece exploring relevant themes and topics in the modern world. Plus, you can explore this classic’s context even further with Noet’s enhanced study tools.

Don’t wait—sign up for the Noet email list today and get Crime and Punishment for free!

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