Archives for June 2016

5 Days Left: Select NICOT/NICNT Volumes Under $20


“Thorough and abreast of modern scholarship, yet . . . loyal to Scripture as the infallible Word of God.” That’s how contributor Gordon Fee describes the New International Commentary Series.

Right now, select volumes from this acclaimed series are just $19.99 each. We already walked you through the definitive top-ten list of NICOT and NICNT volumes, but there are just a few days left to take advantage of this deal. That’s why we’re highlighting four more volumes you don’t want to overlook.

Pick out your favorites before July 5th at 11:59 p.m. (PT) to take advantage of this deal. (Limit 20 per customer).

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What Should You Leave Out When You Teach the Bible?


My most influential mentor always told his charges that Bible teachers come to the text with one of two questions: either 1) “What can I say about this?” Or 2) “What does this say?” He saw these questions as a continental divide, and he urged us to be guided by the latter question. I completely agree.

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What Events Created the World of the New Testament?

nt211There are many moments in the New Testament—heated exchanges, curious turns of phrase, and extreme reactions—that might leave the casual reader scratching his or her head. Maybe you or someone you know has asked questions like why were there so many people speaking Greek in Israel? Who were the Pharisees and Sadducees, and why were they so fastidious when it came to the Law? Why were people so upset and outraged when Jesus said he could rebuild the temple in three days? What was going on in Israel—and what had transpired centuries before—that set the stage for how people responded to Jesus?

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J.I. Packer’s Timeless Bible Study Advice

J.I. Packer

Nutritionists everywhere tell us that a well-balanced diet fuels our bodies, yet many of us continue to ignore their advice. The same is true for our Bible study habits.

We know that nourishment for our souls lies in the pages of the Bible, but we are often lazy about maintaining our study routine. However, unlike nutrition, many of us don’t know the key to a well-balanced Bible study diet. Learning the key may be the cure to our problem. Dr. J.I. Packer offers us some pointers.

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How to Find and Use Cross-References in Logos 6


A fellow Logos user recently made the following inquiry:

I thoroughly enjoy using the Passage Guide and try to take advantage of the wealth of research in each section. I am stumped, however, trying to figure out how the verses in the Cross-References section are generated. Can you shed some light on this?

I hope I can. In short, the verses are the inline cross-references found in our Bibles for the passage for which the Passage Guide is generated.

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3 Reasons Now is the Best Time to Get Logos 6

logos base packages
Logos is a Bible student’s dream come true. Whether you study God’s Word because it’s your calling, your job, or your passion, you already know Scripture holds a wealth of insight. We want to help you discover that insight—that’s why we created Logos base packages.

But a Logos base package is so much more than a collection of high-powered tools—each package is the perfect union of versatile tools and interconnected, digital resources. It is this library of resources that powers Bible study tools that aren’t available anywhere else; and right now, you can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on a base package featuring some of the world’s most trusted, respected biblical resources.

And now’s the best time to get Logos 6 because of the compounding savings waiting for you.

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The Definitive Top 10 Volumes from NICOT/NICNT

Social_1200x628_620x324Right now, select volumes from the New International Commentary Series on the Old and New Testaments are on sale—and you can get up to 20 of any of those volumes for just $20 each with the coupon code NICSALE. That’s guaranteed savings of 35–72%!

You can get any 20, but how will you choose?

Here are the top 10 volumes you don’t want to miss, according to

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6 Great Resources under $30


June’s monthly sale is almost over, but there’s still time to save. And if you’re looking for great deals, don’t miss these six valuable resources available for under $30.

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How to Highlight a Book Like a Bible Nerd

highlight-like-nerdIn honor of National Read a Book Minute—which, sadly, is dwarfed in popularity by the annual celebration of International Watch TV Year—I want to teach you how to highlight a book.

I went through more years of formal education than is really proper, and no one ever suggested a highlighting method to me. So just in case you are as untutored as I was, I humbly offer my method to you. Hopefully it will help you become a better reader, as I think it’s done for me.

And maybe if we all band together and become better readers, we’ll make reading cool again and the powers that be will expand the reading festivities beyond a minute. Yeah right. That’ll be the hour.

Here are eight tips you could use to get more out of your reading.

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Should We Dumb Down the Bible? Yes. (Sort of.)

I love the Jesus Storybook Bible, because it thrills me to think that my kids might grasp the central storyline of Scripture long before the age at which I did. And the colors and textures are cool. And I like a little whimsy in text and illustration.

As the leader of an outreach ministry which targeted kids in historically underperforming public schools in the deep South, I chose the Jesus Storybook Bible as the curriculum for the primary kids class. The kids seemed to like it. And so did the teachers.

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