Take up to 50% Off John Wesley’s Works

John WesleyWho would have thought that “the best loved man in England” endured years of persecution and hate?

Today is the 310th birthday of John Wesley, principal founder of the Methodist movement. For decades, he faced down mobs, torments, threats, and jealousy from his fellow clergyman. His method of open-air preaching drew harsh criticism from his colleagues, but that did little to dampen his spirits. From fields to chapels to markets to fairs, Wesley shared the Gospel wherever there was air to breathe and an ear to listen.

In fact, he traveled more than 250,000 miles and preached more than 40,000 sermons.

Learn from one of the most profound Christian influencers with two special deals:

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John Wesley Collection (29 vols.)

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This massive collection includes all of Wesley’s theological works, plus his essays, letters, sermons, grammars, psalms, hymns, and rare journal entries. Also included is a three-volume in-depth biography of this extraordinary man of faith. [Read more...]

4 Interesting Facts about Saints Peter and Paul

Peter and PaulThe Orthodox Church remembers the apostles Peter and Paul each year on June 29, commemorating not only their divinely inspired writings in the New Testament but also their efforts as apostles of Christ.

Here are a few interesting facts about their lives and ministry:

  1. Peter and Paul both ended their ministry as apostles in Rome. The Gospel had reached Rome before their arrival, but they both saw it necessary to journey to Rome and bring apostolic leadership to the church there. Since Peter is not mentioned by name in Romans 16, he arrived in Rome at some point afterwards, perhaps in the late ’50s or early ’60s.
  2. Paul was called to be an apostle on the street called Straight. Acts chapter 9 tells the story of Paul’s mystical encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. As a Pharisee, he was committed to the persecution of those following “the Way” (Acts 9:2), but was now being confronted by the Lord for his actions. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4). In persecuting the Church, Paul was persecuting Christ himself, for the Church is his Body. Interestingly enough, this street called Straight exists to this day in Damascus, and is the headquarters of the Church of Antioch.
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Introducing Noet: Scholarly Ebooks

NoetWhen I explain what an incredible tool Logos Bible Software is for everyone who studies the Bible, I am inevitably asked, “Have you considered using your platform for other kinds of books?”

The answer is yes, we have. But for many reasons we have not expanded beyond the disciplines of biblical and theological studies. When Logos was a desktop-only platform we weren’t sure there was enough digital content—or enough interest—to justify a desktop platform for other fields. Our tools were highly specialized for biblical content, and we were overwhelmed just meeting the pressing, obvious needs of our core market.

But things have changed. Logos is no longer just a desktop software package. Logos is a multi-platform ecosystem for working with electronic texts, which our users employ in different ways. Some work exclusively on the web, some on mobile devices, whereas others use all our interfaces, depending on whether they’re reading, studying, or writing. We’ve listened to our customers and expanded our library to more than 35,000 titles, ranging from ancient texts to reference works to novels. In the process, we’ve built a tool set that’s appropriate for every kind of text-based content. [Read more...]

Get These 12 Pre-Pubs Before They Ship!

Improve your library’s research power by adding some of these titles while they’re still available on Pre-Pub. As soon as these books ship, the price goes up. So pre-order yours today!

The Gospel in Genesis: From Fig Leaves to Faith

In this brilliant collection of sermons, Martyn Lloyd-Jones walks readers through the early chapters of Genesis, pointing out the Gospel’s landmarks along the way. If you’re looking for focused exposition illuminating our origin’s connections to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, this book is for you.

This title ships July 2—pre-order now and save!

Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible

Looking for a overview of the Tanak from a Jewish theological perspective? This critical volume is perfect. Written by Marvin A. Sweeney, professor of Hebrew Bible at the Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University, this title is a thoroughly readable yet profoundly theological introduction to the Jewish Bible. Pre-order by July 3 to get the Pre-Pub price. [Read more...]

Get 25% Off Leadership Resources for Independence Day!

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Independence Day represents our freedom, which we enjoy thanks to the Founding Fathers’ courage and leadership. Even in the face of trial, they remained faithful in their fight for liberty. They were confident in their pursuit of change, and they fought for what was best for our country. To this day, we benefit from their willingness to stand up for what’s right.

In honor of this very important day in American history, we’re putting some of our top leadership resources on sale through July 4.  Just use coupon code INDEPENDENCE13 to get 25% off all products included in our Independence Day sale, including:

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Pastoral Leadership Bundle

Regularly $399.90—only $299.92 with coupon code INDEPENDENCE13

Benefit from years of pastoral wisdom as these authors walk you through a host of issues. With volumes on healthy relationships, compelling preaching, and congregational sins, this base package supplement is a mine of helpful information and biblical thought. With titles like Mastering Pastoral CounselingFresh Ideas for Discipleship & Nurture, and Learning to Lead, it provides a wide variety of insights into leadership. [Read more...]

Save Time on Sermon Prep with Proclaim

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Many pastors spend more than half their work week on Sunday sermon preparation, and sometimes that takes away from other important pastoral responsibilities. Saving time on sermon prep can be extremely beneficial.

Here’s how you can save a tremendous amount of time with Proclaim:

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You invest hours in every message. If you work in a traditional word processor or presentation software, it’s only a matter of time until a lightning storm or hard-drive crash wipes out all your work. Proclaim and Logos 5 eliminate this problem with cloud-based storage. Simply put, the notes you make in Logos 5 and the presentations you build in Proclaim are automatically backed up on our servers. That means that if your computer dies or you switch computers in the middle of preparation (for example, from an office desktop to a notebook at a coffee shop), all your work comes with you.

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Another benefit of the cloud: it’s easy to work with a team. Delegating responsibilities to others lightens your own load and gives others a sense of ownership. [Read more...]

Understand Differences in Biblical Manuscripts

lexham-methods-seriesThere are translation differences, and there are source text differences. You know a source text difference when you see the notation “MT says” or “LXX says” in your Bible. These are the real differences in manuscripts. And unless you know what you’re looking at, they can be confusing, and perhaps even scary.

How do we trust that God’s Word has remained as he intended it? Textual criticism is the field of study that explores differences between biblical manuscripts and draws conclusions. It’s the field that determines the readings included in nearly all modern translations. It’s also the field behind all the challenging discussions about “biblical sources,” their “readings,” and their “vorlages” in Bible commentaries.

Few people work in this field of biblical studies nearly every day—our Bible scholars do. Their work in Lexham Methods Series: Textual Criticism, the first volume to be released in the series, makes textual criticism transparent and easy to understand. Learn about the technique, and grasp the terminology behind the very technical, but very important, work of discerning which biblical manuscript to translate and interpret. [Read more...]

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News You WantWant to hear about the most exciting deals on products in your areas of interest? We have more than 30 interest-based email lists—from denominations and theological groups to specific areas of study.

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Place Your Bid on the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge

Schaff CollectionFor more than a century, the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge has set the standard for biblical and theological reference works.

In 1877, German theologian Johann Jakob Herzog asked Professor Philip Schaff to undertake an English reproduction of the second edition of Herzog’s Realencyklopadie fur protestantische Theologie und Kirche. Schaff’s work began in 1880, with the help of Clemens Petersen and Samuel Macauley Jackson.

Since then, this collection has seen the contributions of over 100 editors and 600 scholars, bringing together the most important scholarship from biblical studies, historical and doctrinal theology, archaeology, geography, church history, comparative religion, and more. The resulting work ranks among our time’s best-selling and most-cited Christian reference materials; it’s the first stop for pastors, teachers, parents, students, and scholars looking for comprehensive answers.

“The usefulness of this encyclopedia is to be found in its comprehensiveness. No extant work can match this. It is also particularly strong in biography, where it will be found an invaluable aid to investigation into the lives of the worthies of the past.”

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Scripture in the Anglican Tradition: The Story of the King James Bible

the-holy-bible-king-james-version“[W]hat has influenced the whole history of England and America more than the King James Bible?” —Leland Ryken

The King James, or Authorized, translation of the Bible is one of the most popular and influential books ever published. In his history of the King James translation, God’s Secretaries, Adam Nicolson reckons that more than five billion copies have been sold since the KJV’s completion in 1611. Its influence goes beyond its intended use “to be read aloud in churches” into the realm of poetry, literature, music, and politics. In his book In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture, Alister McGrath argues:

Without the King James Bible, there would have been no Paradise Lost, no Pilgrim’s Progress, no Handel’s Messiah, no Negro spirituals, and no Gettysburg Address. These, and innumerable other works, were inspired by the language of this Bible. Without this Bible, the culture of the English-speaking world would have been immeasurably impoverished.

The Oxford English Dictionary counts 257 English idioms that the King James translation coined or popularized. Phrases such as “out of the mouths of babes” and “fly in the ointment” are still part of the popular lexicon. [Read more...]