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 75% Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

TopProduct-July-Blog-400x400Right now, you can use coupon code BOICE2014 to get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries for 75% off—that’s $300 in savings!1

James Montgomery Boice was senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also president and cofounder of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the parent organization of The Bible Study Hour, on which Boice was a speaker for more than 30 years.

Why people love this set

No matter where you turn in this 27-volume series, you’ll find powerful content written from a pastoral perspective. Here’s what people are saying:

“Dr. Boice’s commentary series is a treasure for the church and for her pastors. No expository preacher can afford to be without it.”
—R.C. Sproul

“I praise God for the extraordinary ministry of James Montgomery Boice—a compelling preacher, a profound theologian, and a champion for the truth of God’s Word. . . . His expository commentaries are an enduring treasure for the church, with clear explanations of the biblical text and practical applications for healthy Christian discipleship.”
—Philip Ryken, president, Wheaton College

“Most sermons do not read well as books or commentaries. James Boice’s sermons are a notable exception. They contain no pyrotechnics and no clever rhetorical flourishes, simply good, solid exposition and sound application. For myself, I have found his work on the Psalms especially to be extraordinarily helpful.”
—Paul Woolley, professor of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary

Still not convinced? Take a look at the reader reviews.

Powered by Logos’ research tools, this set makes an excellent resource for sermon prep. You and your congregation will reap the benefits of Boice’s experience and wisdom.

Don’t miss out: get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries today, use coupon code BOICE2014 at checkout, and save $300!

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Free Book: The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther

July FBOTMThis month, you can get Hans J. Iwand’s The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther for free!

Iwand’s 1941 monograph is an important contribution to our contemporary understanding of Luther’s theological significance. At long last, Randi H. Lundell’s beautiful translation makes it available to English-language readers.

The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther is more than just another historical study of a Reformation theme; it is a vigorous exercise in pastoral dogmatics. Iwand teases out the nuances in Luther’s distinction of the law from the gospel with provocative insights on nearly every page. This is a volume not simply for Reformation scholars but for seminarians, pastors and thoughtful laity.”
—John T. Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary

Then get another book for just 99¢!

PlusOne_150x244For only 99¢ more, you can download Brett Muhlhan’s Being Shaped by Freedom: An Examination of Luther’s Development of Christian Liberty.

Did Luther get Christian freedom right? Muhlhan seeks the question by examining two related questions:

  • What is Luther’s understanding of Christian freedom?
  • How did his understanding stand up under the pressure of reformation?

Muhlhan contends that the sublime beauty of Luther’s early understanding of Christian freedom—an understanding that empowered the German Reformation—is consistently the same understanding he used to undermine papal heteronomy and refute radical legalism.

“This well-researched and well-written book is a unique contribution to Luther studies. No other work so clearly and creatively demonstrates how Luther’s concept of inner freedom works out in the early, difficult social situations the reformer faced.”
—Michael Parsons, Spurgeon’s College

Luther’s bold claims and controversial opinions have been picked apart by scholars and theologians since the sixteenth century. Iwand and Muhlhan give insightful context and though-provoking views to help you wrestle with a few of the same things Luther found himself up against.

Get The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther for free, and then get Being Shaped by Freedom: An Examination of Luther’s Development of Christian Liberty for just 99¢ more!

 
P.S. Check out the July giveaway page: you could win part 1 of the 15-volume Select Studies in Martin Luther’s Life and Influence collection!

4th of July Sale: Spurgeon, Keller, Chan, and More!

4th of JulyThe Fourth of July is nearly here! This week, you can save on top resources from Charles Spurgeon, Tim Keller, Francis Chan, and others.

Check out all our Fourth of July deals—but hurry, because these discounts are only available through July 7.

Here are a few resources on sale:

The Works of John Owen

Regularly $399.95get it for $269.95 (that’s $130 off!)

Learn from one of the most influential and inspiring theologians of the seventeenth century. Unlike modern reprints of Owen’s work (which generally leave out the Latin), this edition offers both Owen’s English and his Latin works, making it a tremendous tool if you’re researching his original writings. You’ll get seven intensely researched, passionately crafted volumes on Hebrews, a rare look at Owen’s Theologoumena Pantodapa in Latin, and much more—13,000 pages in total.

Francis Chan CollectionFrancis Chan Collection

Regularly $59.95get it for $52.95

Join one of today’s most beloved pastors in an in-depth look at God’s love, the Holy Spirit, hell, and more. This six-volume collection gives you bestselling titles like Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell, along with accompanying workbooks for each title. Chan’s biblically sound resources will encourage you to depart from lukewarm Christianity and actively seek passionate discipleship.

Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians

Regularly $21.95get it for $18.95

Benefit from the incredible wisdom of Charles Spurgeon, passage by passage. This commentary on Galatians makes Spurgeon’s content more accessible than ever. You can quickly search for preaching themes and illustrations, and then incorporate Spurgeon’s wisdom into your next sermon or research paper.

timothy-keller-expository-guides-and-studies-on-judges-and-galatiansTimothy Keller Expository Guides and Studies on Judges and Galatians

Regularly $49.95get it for $42.95

These expository lessons and companion study guides provide personal and group lessons to energize you in your faith and equip you in your study. You’ll explore God’s work in the worst situations, study the imperfect heroes of Judges, unpack the true gospel, and examine Paul’s defense of pure grace.

Wiersbe’s Old Testament “Be” Series

Regularly $159.95get it for $139.95

Understand the importance of the Old Testament with this approachable, highly acclaimed series. Wiersbe breaks down each book into topical chapters, equipping you to explore the OT in new ways. Widely respected as an easy-to-read, stimulating look at Bible study, this popular series addresses holiness, obedience, worship, and much more.

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These are just the highlights—there are many more resources on sale. Pick out your favorite Fourth of July deals before July 7!

Get 23% Off the Gospel according to the Old Testament Series

gospel-according-to-the-old-testament-seriesIf you’re studying Jesus’ background, life, and significance, it’s important to know how the Bible fits together as one unified story. One of the best ways to do that is to supplement your Bible reading with the writings of expert scholars.

Know the entire story of Jesus

The Gospel according to the Old Testament Series shows you how the Old Testament finds its fulfillment in the gospel of Jesus Christ—not just in occasional Messianic prophecies, but in the OT’s essential message. You’ll look at the Joseph story, the books of Judges, Zechariah, Hosea, and Daniel, the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Old Testament presentation of Israel’s worship, and far more.

As D.A. Carson puts it:

“One of the most urgent needs of the church is to grasp how the many parts of the Bible fit together to make one ‘story line’ that culminates in Jesus Christ. This series of books goes a long way to meeting that need. Written at a thoughtful but popular level, it deserves wide circulation.”

The series’ exegetically grounded exposition shows how all Old Testament doctrine and drama is about Christ, even when he’s not on stage.

Logos brings you far beyond the texts themselves. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and original-language texts, and important theological, exegetical, and redemptive-historical concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. You’ll be able to perform powerful searches by topic and find out what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about Old Testament typology, the apostolic hermeneutic, redemptive-historical interpretation, and more.

Pre-order it today and get 23% off!

For just a little while, you can pre-order the Gospel according to the Old Testament Series for 23% off! It’s shipping on July 9, though; after that, the price will go up.

Get the best price: pre-order yours today!

Logos 5: Update Active Layout Shortcut

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.

One simple (yet powerful) feature in Logos is the ability to “bookmark” layouts for the entire Logos desktop.

To save a layout:

  • Arrange your Logos desktop any way you like: resources, guides, documents, etc.
  • Choose the Layouts menu (A).
  • Click Save as named layout (B).

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  • Type a name for the layout in the box (C).
  • Press Enter to save the name.

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To load a saved layout:

  • Choose the Layouts menu (D).
  • Click the name of a layout from the left side (E).

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The exact Logos desktop you saved opens right back up! You can save as many of these personalized layouts as you like.

Here’s what I really want to explain, though.

After working with a specific layout, you’ll probably make changes to it. For instance, let’s say a Bible in the layout was open to Romans 8, but now you’ve moved on to chapter 9. When you reload the layout, you’ll want the Bible to be in chapter 9, not where you were before. Luckily, it’s easy: all you have to do is resave the layout, much like saving changes to a Word document before closing it.

Here’s a nice little shortcut for updating or resaving a layout:

  • Type update active layout in the Command box (F).

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  • Drag update active layout from the dropdown list that appears under the Command box (G) to the Shortcuts bar (H).

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  • Note that Logos places a new icon on the Shortcuts bar (I).

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Now, anytime you want to save changes to an open layout, you can just click this icon before you clear the desktop!

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If you found this helpful, check out Logos Timesaving Tips. This video-training resource gives you over 100 tricks that help you use Logos more efficiently, and it downloads right into your Logos library!

Last 3 Days: Get 15% Off a New Base Package!

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This is your last chance to save 15% on Logos 5 during the new base package sale! If you’re thinking about getting Logos 5, it’s important that you do so right away. Just use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW and you’ll save 15% on a brand-new base package.

You’ll get the most useful, in-depth commentaries, lexicons, language and grammar tools, and more. You’ll get a suite of powerful study tools that help you learn more, faster. And, with our bundling discounts and your 15% discount, you’ll know you’re getting an outstanding value.

Instead of spending extra time and money to put together a collection piece by piece, you can pick from our carefully curated base packages—all at 15% off!

On a budget? No problem

Logos-5A payment plan makes the library you want more affordable by spreading out the payments in easier-to-manage chunks. (You’ll never pay interest, either!)

What’s more, for every purchase over $1,900, we’re offering extended plans: you can choose any of the largest Logos 5 packages, start using it today, and spread your payments out over 12–24 months.

Start using your dream library right now: pick out your Logos 5 base package, and then set up an interest-free payment plan at checkout.

There’s no more time!

At the end of the day on Monday, June 30, coupon code GETLOGOSNOW will expire. But right now, you can still get a new Logos 5 base package at the best price. As always, your purchase is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Don’t miss your chance! Use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW and get 15% off your new base package.

20+ Deals for Canada Day!

CanadaDay_BlogHeader_400x400Why celebrate for just one day when you can celebrate for over a week? Canada Day’s just around the corner, and we’ve got 20+ resources on sale through July 7!

Here are a few highlights:

Continental Commentary Series

Regularly $599.95get it for $324.99 (that’s $274 off!)

The 19-volume Continental Commentary Series brings some of the best German and French biblical scholarship to the English-speaking world. From Claus Westermann’s commentary on Genesis to Hans-Joachim Kraus’ commentary on the Psalms, these volumes give you fresh translations, detailed commentary, and rigorous theological assessment.

TheWorksofJohnWesley_29V-LRJohn Wesley Collection

Regularly $249.95get it for $115.95 (that’s $134 off!)

The 29-volume John Wesley Collection gives you all of Wesley’s theological works, including the four-volume Explanatory Notes upon the Old and New Testaments, plus his journals, essays, letters, sermons, grammars, psalms, hymns, and addresses. Those familiar with the Thomas Jackson edition of The Works of John Wesley know that it’s missing important parts of Wesley’s journals; the Logos edition contains the authoritative, unabridged eight-volume journals.

G.K. Chesterton Collection

Regularly $179.95get it for $89.98 (that’s 50% off!)

G.K. Chesterton was an apologist, novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet, known for his wit, theological acumen, and pointed cultural critique. The 11-volume G.K. Chesterton Collection assembles his most important theological and apologetic works, including Orthodoxy (Chesterton’s best-known work), Heretics, and much more. You’ll also get essays on travel and social trends.

These aren’t all the products on sale! Check out the full list, and pick up your favorites today.

Get 30% Off Jonathan Edwards’ Most Complete Works

the-works-of-jonathan-edwardsThere’s a good chance you’ve read Jonathan Edwards’ best-known sermon: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” which resulted from Edwards’ struggle to convey the graphic events of Revelation to his congregation. But Edwards wrote much, much more than that.

He was a brilliant, God-fearing man. He helped trigger the Great Awakening, he was the third president of what’s now Princeton University, and he’s been dubbed one of America’s most important theologians.

In the words of John Piper,

“there are few [theologians] in the world who combine the sharpness of mind, the scope of thought, the allegiance to Scripture, the depth of insight, the intensity of affections, the height of imagination, and the power of expression that he brings to all his work.”

Get best price on Edwards’ works in the new Yale editions!

Jonathan Edwards’ writings continue to challenge and shape the church today. Over the past few years, Yale University has been publishing original manuscripts that have never been seen before by the public. These manuscripts make up an entirely new collection of sermons, letters, and personal writings, taken down in Edwards’ original handwriting. The new Works of Jonathan Edwards editions feature critical introductions, analyses, commentaries, reflections, and more.

The 26-volume print set from the Yale University Press sells for more than $2,700, but when you pre-order the Logos edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards, you get a far better price—not to mention integration with your Logos library and tools. This edition won’t just save you space on your bookshelf; it’ll save you time, too.

Still not convinced?

Take it from Piper:

“The God-enthralled vision of Jonathan Edwards is rare and necessary, because its foundations are so massive and its fruit so beautiful. May the Lord himself open our eyes to see it . . . and be changed.”

Get the best price: pre-order The Works of Jonathan Edwards today!

How Do You Use Logos: Dave Moser

Dave MoserToday’s guest post is from Dave Moser, an MDiv student at Westminster Theological Seminary who blogs about Christ-centered Bible study at Armchair-Theology.net.

The sermon process begins with the Bible and ends in the heart.

Every preacher is different. Some are counselors; others are theologians. Some have trouble discerning the meaning of the text; others have trouble applying the text to the heart. I’m in the latter class: I love the truth of God’s Word, but I’m often unsure how to help it speak to others.

Here’s the three-step process I use in Logos to jump-start application:

The basic idea is to search all my counseling, discipleship, and Christian-living books for the passage I’m preaching on, so I can see how all the authors in my library apply it to everyday life.

Step 1: create an “application” collection

Logos allows you to group your library based on rules. If I want to add all my counseling resources to a collection, I can just type “subject:counseling”—the collection will contain every book I own on the subject. Here’s the rule I developed for my application collection:

subject:(discipleship, “christian life”, “pastoral care”, counsel, “spiritual growth”, sanctification, formation, holiness) OR (title:grow ANDNOT title:church)

I’m including books on counseling, discipleship, and Christian living because those are the books that deal with practical, everyday issues.

Here’s what it looks like in Logos:

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That’s 273 relevant books I can search to better connect with my audience!

To learn more, check out the collections tutorial on the Logos wiki.

Step 2: add the application collection to the Passage Guide

The Passage Guide is the one of Logos’ most helpful tools. It brings up all your commentaries on a given passage, shows you related images, and provides a lot of additional information.

You can modify the passage guide to 1.) include any collection you’ve created and 2.) show only results from that collection. Here’s part of what my application collection returns for Rom. 6:1–14:

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Every time I run my Passage Guide, I’ll be greeted with a similar list showing every place my passage shows up in my application resources.

For further reading, visit the Customizing the Passage and Exegetical Guides tutorial.

Step 3: apply the passage

Now it’s time to use these resources. Logos has all my matching books open to the right pages, so I can see all the ways my passage connects to day-to-day life. Here’s a sample:

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In just a few moments, I’ve learned how this passage can be powerful in the lives of:

  • Perfectionists
  • Addicts
  • Judgmental Christians
  • People considering divorce
  • Victims of abuse stuck in negative behavioral patterns

And that’s just the beginning. I never would have thought of all these application points on my own.

Not only did I find potential points of contact with my audience’s lives—if you look in the bottom left of the screenshot, you’ll notice that I also found a few great quotes and a hymn that pertains to the passage.

Now I have tons of ways to connect the Bible to my listeners. I can season the sermon with lines like, “If you’ve been dealing with an addiction . . .” or “If something’s hurt you and you feel like you can’t get out of a rut . . .,” and people will start to recognize just how relevant this passage is to their lives.

This quick search helps me do more effective ministry.

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If you aren’t using Logos 5, you’re missing out. Right now, you can get a custom discount on a Logos 5 upgrade—get yours today!

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