Archives for September 2017

Why “Let Go and Let God” Is a Bad Idea

The following is a guest post written by Andy Naselli, author of No Quick Fix: Where Higher Life Theology Came From, What It Is, and Why It’s Harmful.

A silver lining of theological controversy is that it can help you refine how you understand what the Bible teaches. In this case, analyzing higher life theology will help you better understand the Christian life. Higher life theology is harmful. I know from experience. That’s why I wrote my first PhD dissertation on it in 2006. My new book, No Quick Fix, is a more accessible version of that more detailed and academic work. I have stripped out most of the academic jargon and rewritten it to make it more inviting for thoughtful lay people.

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What a 400-Year-Old Bible Preface Can Teach Us about Translations

On Wednesday I posted a translation of the wise and valuable—and largely forgotten—preface to the most important English Bible ever: the King James Version. Today’s Christians think of the KJV as settled, established, widely accepted, and honored. So when I took the time to re-read the translators’ only recorded words about their epochal work, I was surprised that they felt they needed to spend so much space defending themselves. They never could have predicted that their translation would dominate English-speaking Christianity far into the future.

From their 400-year-old wisdom I draw several lessons for Bible translation and Bible study today.

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Final Call: Get 3 NIV Application Commentaries for Under $5

NIV Application Commentary: Mark

There are only a few days left to add The NIV Application Commentary: Mark to your Logos library for free. At the same time, get two additional volumes in this series (Job and 1 Peter) for under $5—but only through the end of the month.

Get all three today. [Read more…]

A New Translation of a Bible Translation Preface

When I first read the KJV translators’ preface, I was surprised to see that they fully expected a cold reception to their work. They could have no idea that their Bible would one day be praised even by non-Christians for its literary quality and cultural importance.

The KJV translators felt they had to defend the very idea that another English Bible translation was necessary. They wrote a preface, “Translators to the Reader,” that is as superb as it is timely. But it also happens to be lengthy, and written in a historical form of English readers today will find difficult. So I have both condensed it and translated it into today’s English. But I’ve done my best to add nothing: everything you’re about to read, from arguments to (wonderfully pithy) illustrations, comes straight from the KJV translators.

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Last Chance for September Deals: Biblical Studies, Christian Living, More!

September's monthly sale ends soon

Suddenly it’s the end of summer, which means we’re nearly to the end of September’s deals. Act now to save on an impressive list of commentaries and other resources.

But these sale prices end September 30. [Read more…]

Logos 7 Starter Is Under $200 for the First Time Ever!

If you’ve ever wanted to get Logos but have been waiting for the best possible deal, the time is now.

Through Oct. 11, first-time base package purchasers can get Logos 7 Starter for under $200.

This is the lowest price for Logos 7 we’ve ever offered online—33% off! For only $194.99, you’ll get a library of over 100 Bible study resources, plus the features that make them most useful for study:
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Sale Ending: 30% off + Dynamic Pricing on Zondervan Titles

Zondervan resources

This month’s Publisher Spotlight is still offering 30% savings (and Dynamic Pricing!) on selected Zondervan study resources, commentaries, and reference works—but only through September 30.

Here are three good reasons to take advantage of this month’s deals, before prices go back up: [Read more…]

How to Add the Same Note in Logos to Different Verses

Last week’s blog post focused on Notes and we’ll continue that theme this week.

Sometimes as we’re studying the Bible, the insights we gain for one passage apply equally to another. For example, as we study the results of Spirit fullness in Ephesians 5:18-22 we realize they’re basically the results of the Word dwelling in us from Colossians 3:16-17. So we want the same note attached to both passages.

To do that, take a swing at this:

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6 Days Left to Get the ECPA Bible of the Year for 20% Off

Seeing Scripture through the eyes of its original readers takes effort. It’s not enough to read the text and consult a few cross-references. To enter the world of the original audience, we must peel back the layers of history and reveal the culture, beliefs, and history that shaped the world they lived in.

The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Notes simplifies that complex process, putting the insights of two experts on Biblical backgrounds right beside the biblical text. Drs. John H. Walton and Craig S. Keener have teamed up to bring you fascinating insights that illuminate the biblical world—so you can apply its principles to your modern life. And in Logos, you can pair these notes with your favorite translation—you’re not limited to the NIV!

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Enter to Win Logos 7 Gold & Get Free Bible Study Training!

We’re giving away a Logos 7 Gold base package—a $1,500 value—and you have unlimited chances to win. Plus, just by entering you’ll get 10 days of free Bible study training!

Follow the 10-Day Bible Study Training Group on Faithlife for your chance to win. It’s that simple!

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