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Scapegoats and Sin Offerings

Sept Oct BSMMany reading plans stall at (or at least take a detour around) Leviticus. Forging through instruction on sacrifices, clean and unclean foods, and purity laws can be overwhelming for the modern reader.

In the Sept–Oct ’13 issue of Bible Study Magazine, you’ll find powerful articles that will help you wade through Leviticus’ bloody sacrifices and odd laws to find new meaning that applies to contemporary life. Our writers take on topics like scapegoats, sin offerings, and why rock badger wasn’t on the list of “clean” animals.

In addition to this special section, here’s what the Sept–Oct ’13 issue offers:

  • A cover story featuring Chip Ingram: In “Religion vs. Relationship,” Chip Ingram, senior pastor of Silicon Valley’s Venture Christian Church and president of Living on the Edge, discusses what the Bible says about discipleship. According to Ingram, “The goal isn’t that people know everything about the Bible; it’s that they apply what they learned . . . This is true spirituality. This is becoming a disciple of Christ.”
  • Helping the Hidden: In our feature story, John Ashmen, president of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, discusses both the plight and the hope of the homeless population. “Many homeless people need a life change before they need an address change,” said Ashmen. “That change comes from understanding who they are and how Christ in their life can make a difference.”
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Get Free Updates to Logos 5

Logos 5You have two ways to get the latest, best software from Logos: not only upgrading, but also updating.

Upgrading means moving to a new base package to get new resources, datasets, and features, like Clause Search, Bible Sense Lexicon, and Topic Guide. When you upgrade, all your current resources get transferred to your new base package.

Updating, on the other hand, builds on your upgrade and is absolutely free. Updating allows you to take advantage of continual improvements to the software and products—for life. That means that when you upgrade your base package, you’re not making a static purchase; you’re investing in a dynamic resource that will continue to improve as it updates.

Here’s what you can look forward to with free updates for life:

1. Improved books & resources

We make regular updates to Logos resources, fixing typos and adding tags, hyperlinks, and footnotes. Take the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary—a little over a year ago, our team added 70,000 hyperlinks to bibliographic references, data types, and other Logos resources. We also added citation data and tagging to a wide range of illustrations and thousands of articles. Continue Reading…

Get $660 off the Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries

Hermeneia CollectionNow’s the time to take advantage of back-to-school savings—through September 13, you can get one of the world’s most respected critical commentary series at a huge discount.

Use coupon code BTS2013 and take $660 off the Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries!

This academic-level series features internationally renowned scholars, including Harold Attridge, Robert Jewett, Hans Dieter Betz, and Martin Dibelius. One of the most informative and influential Bible commentaries ever written in English, this bundle takes advantage of the full range of philological and historical tools, including textual criticism and the methods of the history of tradition and religion.

The Hermeneia series is perfect for the student, pastor, scholar, or layperson looking for the best in biblical scholarship.

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How to Study the Bible’s Key Themes

The Bible wasn’t written as a subject-by-subject textbook—its themes and topics are all spread out. That where Logos 5’s Topic Guide comes in.

With the Topic Guide, it’s easy to study the Bible by subject: just search and go!

Explore topics in depth: In addition to biblical texts, you’ll be prompted with relevant material from your library, giving you a deeper understanding of even the most complex biblical topics.

Discover biblical connections: Never miss a related verse. The Topic Guide connects passages from your Bible in a network of themes and concepts. As you delve into your topic, you can always get more specific or more general—jumping from “baptism” to “infant baptism,” for example.

Make a message: Need some inspiration for your sermon or lecture? The Topic Guide is a great way to get started. Then launch the Sermon Starter Guide from the Topic Guide for more teaching and preaching ideas.

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Learn more about Logos 5′s smart features, and upgrade to Logos 5 today!

Last Chance: Free Commentary on Mark

understanding-the-bible-commentary-markToday is the last day to get Larry W. Hurtado’s Understanding the Bible Commentary: Mark for free! This freebie is part of our 500K celebration—be sure to check out all the other deals, including a free $20 gift certificate. 

Who is Larry W. Hurtado?

Larry W. Hurtado is emeritus professor of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh. An internationally respected New Testament scholar, he is an expert on the Gospels, the apostle Paul, early Christology, the Jewish background of the New Testament, and New Testament textual criticism. He is a coeditor of Jesus among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels and The Dead Sea Scrolls in Their Historical Context, and the author of Text-Critical Methodology and the Pre-Caesarean Text: Codex W in the Gospel of Mark.

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series

understanding-the-bible-commentary-series-new-testamentThe Understanding the Bible Commentary Series is a collaboration between 20 different authors. The 18 vol. New Testament set has been praised by one Logos user as:

 “. . . simply [p]henomenal–the authors are the best bar-none—FF Bruce, Craig Evans, Donald Hagner . . . there is simply no set, none, that you will find this stacked on scholarship for this price. There is simply none.”
—J. R. Woods

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Free Book, $20 Gift Certificate, and Special Discounts in the 500K Celebration!

We recently announced that the Logos forums passed both the 100,000-user and the 500,000-comment thresholds. That’s a big deal—those numbers represent the worldwide community that’s sprung up around the importance of Bible study and the value of Logos Bible Software. Since then, we’ve been thinking of a unique way to celebrate.

How about a free book?

For the next five days, you can get the Understanding the Bible Commentary: Mark absolutely free! Just use coupon code 500K through the end of the day Tuesday, August 20, and you’ll get this respected commentary without spending a cent.

The Understanding the Bible Commentary: Mark transports modern readers back to the days of Mark’s original audience and helps us understand and apply his unique writings. Normally this commentary would cost you $14.95, but with coupon code 500K you can get it free today!

Let’s add some special deals!

Yes, a free commentary helps show our appreciation, but it just doesn’t seem like enough. So we’re discounting the following books and collections through September 2: Continue Reading…

3 Ways to Take Advantage of Our Support Systems

Our Support SystemSince Logos was established more than two decades ago, customer service has been a top priority, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. We create a quality product, and we want you to get the most out of it.

That’s why we offer video tutorials, stellar customer service, and an online forum where Logos customers can connect, share ideas, and respond to questions about our products.

If you haven’t taken advantage of Logos’ incredible support systems, here are three ways to do so:

1. Join the forums

Our customers come from all walks of life, have years of experience using our software, and are some of the most biblically minded and helpful people you’re likely to come across. The forums create an online community for them to connect, get answers about our products, report issues, make suggestions, and occasionally encourage other Logos users to pre-order that Pre-Pub they’re just dying to have. Continue Reading…

God’s Favorite Place on Earth: An Interview with Frank Viola

Gods favorite place on eartFrank Viola is a blogger, speaker, and writer. Viola, the author of several titles available through Vyrso and Logos, has just completed a book titled God’s Favorite Place on Earth. We interviewed Viola to get his perspective on his latest work. 

You recently released a new book, God’s Favorite Place on EarthWhat’s behind the title?

When he came to earth, Jesus was rejected everywhere he went. There was only one exception. In the book, I detail what that exception is, and I show that God wants all of us, as well as our churches, to be his “favorite place on earth” today. The book unfolds how that can be done and what it entails.

Reading the story of Jesus as a narrative may be a new idea for some people. What do you hope people will gain from reading this?

It puts readers into the story. I also blend a great deal of first-century history into the narrative. The result: the Gospels open up and Jesus comes alive. Continue Reading…

3 Free Tools for Sharing Your Faith

Art is powerful. Why not use it to help spread the Gospel? These stunning, free images and videos will help you strengthen your walk and share the Word.

Start sharing your faith today with:

1. Bible text animation videos

Watch God’s Word come alive with color, sound, and movement. These verse videos are great for church presentations, assistance in memorizing verses, encouragement, or sharing with friends.

And when you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you’ll get more than just Bible text animations. You’ll hear what Christian leaders—Mark Driscoll, Timothy Keller, Carlos Whittaker, Lecrae, and many others—have to say about Logos Bible Software. Continue Reading…

Understand Biblical Words

The Bible Sense Lexicon, unique to Logos 5, lets you search for a noun in English, Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic and see its shades of meaning as it appears throughout the Bible. This tool differentiates original-language word senses, helping you understand Scripture as its inspired authors intended. You’ll make connections with the Bible Sense Lexicon’s clear visual layout:

Learn more about Logos 5′s features, and upgrade to Logos 5 today!