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Stuff a Stocking with Bible Study Magazine!

Tired of giving socks and chocolate for Christmas? Wish you had a stocking stuffer that was a little more meaningful?

This year, why not give the gift of better Bible study with a subscription to Bible Study Magazine? For only $19.95, your friends and family will receive a year’s worth of Bible-study insights from scholars, archaeologists, and Bible teachers.

Here’s what’s included in the Jan.–Feb. ’13 issue:

  • A cover story featuring R. C. Sproul. The founder of Ligonier Ministries came to faith in an unexpected way and through an obscure passage of the Bible.
  • An interview with Jim Liske. The CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries shares how the Bible is transforming lives in prisons, revealing a fascinating approach to discipleship.
  • A new eight-week Bible study on the book of Jude.
  • Engaging, in-depth articles on the Gospel of John, including “Truth beyond the Facts” and “The Ironic, Iconic Messiah.”
  • Bible-Study Stategies for Moms: Sherry Surrat, CEO of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), shares how she makes time for Bible study.

Bible Study Magazine makes a great gift for anyone interested in getting into the Word. And it’s easy to give! Go to BibleStudyMagazine.com  and simply enter the gift-receiver’s shipping address. You’ll even have the option of downloading a Christmas card for a stocking stuffer.

Celebrate Christmas with the gift of better Bible study! Gift Bible Study Magazine now!

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Explore Revelation with Bible Study Magazine!

Bible Study Magazine has been delivering tools for Bible study for almost four years. The magazine has covered Old Testament writings like Genesis, Psalms, and the Prophets and New Testament books like Matthew, Romans, and the letters of Paul. But we’ve bypassed one particular book of the Bible.

That ends with the July–Aug. ’12 issue, in which we take on the most mysterious book in the canon: Revelation. The special section provides you with the tools and methods you need to decipher the passages that seem strange and obscure. Discover the context, understand the imagery, and learn how the book of Revelation is relevant for your life today.

If you subscribe today, you’ll receive these articles and others in the July–Aug. ’12 issue:

  • The Bill Hybels cover story—The founder of The Global Leadership Summit and senior pastor of Willow Creek Church articulates his vision for a Bible-centered community, stating that it starts with a strategic plan for getting people in the Word: “There’s a hunger for teaching from Scripture, but massive numbers of this generation have not grown up with opportunities to connect the Christian dots.”
  • An interview with Margaret Feinberg—In Pursuing God, speaker and writer Margaret Feinberg told us that she prays for spiritual hunger. She emphasizes the need to pursue God through the Word: “When we begin diving into the Scripture . . . we not only search the Bible, but we allow the Bible to do the hard work of searching us.”
  • Articles on the trickiest passages in Revelation, including “Gods, Dragons and Evil Emperors,” “666: What Theories Add Up,” and “Two Jerusalems.”
  • A new 8-week Bible study on the book of James
  • Insights on studying the Bible in the Holy Land

Get into the next issue with these articles: Check out “Beast of an Empire” by David A. DeSilva and “Taming the Beast” by Rick Brannan.

Every issue of Bible Study Magazine brings you new, challenging articles. What are you waiting for? Subscribe to Bible Study Magazine today!

Bible Study Magazine Gets a Makeover

Bible Study Magazine has a new look! Today is the first day you can subscribe to get the sharp, infographic-rich Mar.–Apr. ‘12 issue.

What Inspired the Change?

We wanted to bring the magazine to a fresh creative level. For Sean Fields, Logos’ art director, it was about creating an engaging reading experience that helps you get into the Word. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what went into Bible Study Magazine’s new design.

The New Cover

The design team is weaving cover story elements into what you see when you pick up Bible Study Magazine. In this issue, popular blogger Tim Challies talks about the struggle we sometimes have with keeping in the Word: “I want people to know that others struggle with this. I think they would find joy in knowing that they’re not alone.” He also encourages us to keep studying as “so often God uses obedience to rekindle the flame of delight.”

  • Why it’s better: The design team connected this concept to the cover. While BSM covers have traditionally featured headshots, Challies is depicted in a secluded, windswept wheat field under a cloudless blue sky. The title, “Forging through Isolation,” ties these elements together in an exciting, creative way.

The Look

Crisp, clean lines lead you through the issue, from JoHannah Reardon’s devotional on giving credit to God to the feature story on Tullian Tchividjian, “Bible Study for the Present Day.” Tchividjian, the high school dropout, grandson of Billy Graham, and author of Jesus+Nothing=Everything, talks about the God who transforms and the clarity His Word brings.

  • Why it’s better: The new design eliminates chaos and elevates content. A simple sans serif font throughout the issue gives it a consistent feel that makes you want to keep reading. Clean lines, white space, and bold colors bring a contemporary, fresh look.

The Special Section

We’re upping our storytelling game with exciting visuals. For example, this month’s themed section features compelling articles that explore the rebellion and the power shifts of the divided kingdom in 1–2 Kings.

  • Why it’s better: Not familiar with the intricacies of these kings and kingdoms? No worries—our new infographics lay out complex ancient politics in ways that are easy to understand at a glance. Using chess pieces, Sean and his team captured the violent power shifts found in 1–2 Kings.

Future issues of Bible Study Magazine will have individual looks, dictated by the content, with our readers in mind.  “With our design, we’re trying to get the reader engaged and make the content appealing to everyone who is interested in studying the Bible,” says Sean. “The Bible appeals to all ages, and our magazine should reflect that.”

Subscribe today to receive the redesigned Mar.–Apr. ‘12 issue of Bible Study Magazine!

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