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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!

This Isn’t Your Average Bible Study: Get It for 50% Off!

not-your-average-bible-study-series-2Lexham Press recently announced a new nine-volume series: Not Your Average Bible Study. Right now, you can get it on Pre-Pub for 50% off!

Since its inception, Bible Study Magazine has included these studies in each issue. Over time, we’ve developed a new kind of Bible study—one that’s informed by scholarly discourse and ancient context, but readily applicable to your life today. When you dig into Scripture with these studies, you’ll find that your faith life is deeply affected.

Building a print book in a digital world

One of the unique things about this series is that it was designed with both print and digital in mind. When we create digital-first books, things like page count don’t matter. We can create books that are thousands of pages long or just a few pages long—there’s no back cover!

Designing for print completely flips that strategy. Not only do we have to think about page counts; we also have front and back covers to consider. We’ve responded by putting together volumes that are concise and laser-focused on application. And, as you can see, the print proofs look amazing:

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This nine-volume collection will be shipping soon. Pre-order the Not Your Average Bible Study Series today!

Get the Brand-New EEC Commentary on Lamentations!

evangelical-exegetical-commentaryIn the book of Lamentations, Israel comes to grips with the destruction of Jerusalem and the beginning of exile. Despite wrenching pain and disorientation, there is ultimate hope in God’s faithfulness. In the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Lamentations, Abner Chou examines the text to see what it meant in its original context and what it means now. With a new translation, verse-by-verse notes, biblical-theology comments, and devotional insights for each section, this new commentary is invaluable for any student or pastor who wants to study Lamentations and apply it today.

Chou is assistant professor of biblical studies at The Master’s College and Seminary. He’s the author of I Saw the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Vision, and has presented papers at the Evangelical Theological Society. He also is a contributor to the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Get the most up-to-date version of the EEC!

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Lamentations is the latest release in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series. It makes up half the EEC volume on Jeremiah & Lamentations; the Jeremiah portion is forthcoming. If you’ve purchased the EEC, this volume will download to your account automatically.

To get all seven of the published EEC volumes, plus Lamentations and future EEC volumes as they’re released, order the whole set now!

Update: the ship date for this volume has been delayed. We’ll update this post once we have the new ship date.

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!

The Story of Jacob, Designed for Digital

Jacob’s story is a roller-coaster ride filled with twists and turns. Through times of blessing and hardship alike, Jacob struggled to recognize God’s presence—and we can relate. We, too, go through seasons when we feel like God is so far away. But even in these trying times, God remains with us, just as he remained with Jacob.

Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence is Bible study like you’ve never known before. You’ll walk through life with Jacob and his family, learning how their story is like yours. With this all-in-one curriculum, your congregation or small group will share in the discovery of new and deeper insights into this familiar story. You’ll learn—together—how Jacob’s life lessons are relevant today.

Designed for digital

jacob-discerning-gods-presence-complete-church-curriculum-for-leaders-and-pastorsJacob: Discerning God’s Presence is part of the Studies in Faithful Living Series, which is designed for digital from the ground up. These resources maximize efficiency, making preparation much easier for pastors and small group leaders. And, while Jacob’s story is well known, your study will be fresh and timely. Everyone in your congregation or small group will benefit from the richness of content you’ve come to expect from Logos.

The complete church curriculum includes a leader’s guide that walks through each chapter with lesson plans and handouts for leading your Bible studies and small groups. Sermon outlines and professionally designed media resources enable you to share Jacob’s story with your entire church.

If you’re looking to learn from Jacob’s life on your own, the individual version includes infographics, maps, thought-provoking response questions, Bible study tips, an annotated reading list, and printable handouts.

Bid now!

Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence is on Community Pricing at over half off its regular price. If enough bids come in, we can offer this all-in-one curriculum at a very low price for the foreseeable future. But to get there, we need more bidders—and that’s where you come in.

Place your bid on Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence today!

Not Your Average Study, Not Our Average Sale

not-your-average-bible-study-seriesLexham Press is proud to announce our newest series, Not Your Average Bible Study. Right now, when you pre-order the first nine volumes, you’ll get 50% off!

Whether you’re a long-time student of the Word or you’ve just recently started studying the Bible, this collection sets you up to dig deeper into Scripture. Each volume guides you step by step through a book of the Bible, exploring themes, providing background, and helping you discover powerful new insights and interpretations.

Are you looking for a way to apply the Bible day to day? Are you in the midst of a dry spell in your Bible study or prayer life? As you work through each book, you’ll be prompted to respond with discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study. Each volume is ideal for individual or small group study.

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Drawing material from the Old Testament and the New, from the shortest book of the Bible and the longest, Not Your Average Bible Study offers variety as well as depth. These studies are adapted from content in Bible Study Magazine, but we’ve enhanced the digital versions to take advantage of Logos’ amazing features. This is not your average Bible study.

Pre-order the Not Your Average Bible Study collection today!

Get $200 Off the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series!

evangelical-exegetical-commentaryTime is running out on the Lexham Press sale—you have less than a week to take advantage of big discounts on all our resources!

One of the very best deals is on the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC): right now, you can save $200 on the full 44-volume collection.* That’s a huge amount off one of our biggest and best resources.

These commentaries are built digital-first, so it can be hard to imagine just how big an individual EEC volume might be. Well, we just received a typeset proof of EEC: James, and this single volume is thick! We snapped this photo in our Bellingham office just to give you a glimpse of what a physical copy looks like:

EEC James Coffee Table
 

What sets the EEC apart, though, isn’t the quantity of material—it’s the quality. Each volume incorporates the latest critical biblical scholarship and looks at application and devotional implications.

Two ways to save

To get the biggest savings on this respected series, you’ll want to go with the full 44-volume collection. Since you can save $200 during the Lexham Press sale, the per-volume cost is just $19! As new volumes are released, they’ll automatically download into your library—no need to check back for new volumes.

We’ve also set up a new 7-volume collection that includes all the currently released volumes. If you’ve already purchased any of the EEC’s individual volumes, thanks to Dynamic Pricing, you won’t pay for the same book twice. Unlike with the full collection, though, you’ll have to purchase new volumes one by one as they’re released.

Don’t wait—the price goes up in just a week. Get the entire set now and save!

*Total savings may vary depending on your Dynamic Pricing discount.

Get the Best Deal on Cutting-Edge Biblical Resources

Lexham_Sale_SocialShare_LargeOn Monday, we announced an exciting sale on resources from Lexham Press: for the next three weeks, you can get big savings on all of Lexham’s amazing resources. But did you know you can save even more with Dynamic Pricing?

You’ll get extra savings if you own any of the individual volumes in these Lexham Press collections:

Even more ways to save

pastorum-series-collectionThis month, you can get 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans for free! With these eloquent, insightful quotes, you’ll be able to find an illustration for any presentation or sermon, not to mention share professionally designed slides.

In addition to your free book, you can add Study, Apply, Share: James for just $0.99! If you’re writing or preaching on James, it’s a great time-saver and—especially at this price—a stellar value.

Once you’ve picked up these two resources for just $0.99, you can get even more resources for sermon prep by adding the four remaining volumes in the 1,500 Quotations for Preachers Collection. You’ll get 1,200 more quotes from more than 100 authors and works, including Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Spurgeon, and others.

The best part? Now that you own 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans (you already downloaded your free book, right?), you’ll get a Dynamic Pricing discount on the rest of the collection!

If you want even more resources for sermon prep, you can get those other four volumes, a volume of prayers, and the Study, Apply, Share volumes in the massive Pastorum Series Collection.

Don’t wait around, though—this sale won’t last forever. Get the best savings: pick up the Pastorum Series Collection today, and check out the rest of the resources on sale.

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