Archives for April 2018

JoAnna Hoyt on Writing an Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

Commentary writing is unlike any other type of writing. It’s a long and complex process that requires hundreds of hours of research before even a single word is put to the page. With multiple editorial and review passes that follow, the final product is a culmination of years of work and involves a whole team of people alongside the author.

This interview with JoAnna Hoyt, author of Amos, Jonah, & Micah: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, will shed some light on this complicated writing process. [Read more…]

Pro Football Players on Life, Loss, and Jesus

Professional football players have fame, money, and lifestyles that few will ever know. But some live for a greater purpose than football, and with a deeper motivation than winning. They live by faith. [Read more…]

Last Chance: Save Up to 44% in April’s Monthly Sale

Seminary and education can teach many things—how to study Scripture, teach it to others, and apply it to your life, for example. Yet one of the most important jobs of pastors and church leaders can’t be taught in a classroom. How do you care for God’s people in the most difficult times of their lives? How do you convey the peace and hope God gives? [Read more…]

Three Tools to Help You Study and Teach the Bible

Whether you feel confident in your study of the book of Revelation or not, April’s Free Book of the Month, Between the Cross and the Throne, will help you see the beauty of the redemptive-historical narrative of the last book of the Bible.

Follow along as Matthew Emerson guides readers through Revelation’s overarching themes and complex imagery, bringing clarity to some often-misunderstood passages of Scripture. [Read more…]

Get Logos 7 Starter for under $200

If you’ve never owned Logos before, now is the time to experience the accessibility, functionality, and wealth of resources in Logos 7 Starter. For just a little while longer, you can get it for $100 off the normal price!

Making the transition from a paper to a digital library can be a big step. But there are very real advantages to investing in Logos. [Read more…]

A Powerful Commentary on Titus and a Free Book

Though one of the shortest books of the New Testament, Titus is packed with vital instructions on the qualifications of church leaders, the importance of sound doctrine, and how to live a godly life.

In Living Doctrine: The Book of Titus, author Daniel Akin presents a scholarly and exegetical work on the book of Titus with the readability and warmth of a devotional study. For a limited time, when you order Living Doctrine along with two other digital copies of any of these new Lexham Press releases, you’ll receive a free digital copy of Michael S. Heiser’s book Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches about the Unseen World—And Why It Matters.

Akin, a leading Baptist academic who also serves as the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, said the pastoral Epistles have been some of the books that have most profoundly shaped him. Titus is one of those books. Within the pages of Living Doctrine, Akin reveals the relationship between sound doctrine and living a passionate, transformed life. Correct doctrine is not enough without the desire to be more like God. [Read more…]

A Preacher of Blazing Clarity: John Stott’s Preacher’s Notebook

John Stott didn’t become one of the most influential evangelical leaders in the twentieth century by happenstance. Like so many preachers before him, he was always looking for ways to strengthen his preaching and ministry. Beginning in the 1940s, when Stott came across something he thought he could use, he captured it on a note card, labeled it according to topic, and filed it away in his study.

In The Preacher’s Notebook, Lexham Press collects 60 years of the quotes, illustrations, anecdotes, and prayers Stott collected—so you can incorporate them into your own life and ministry. [Read more…]

How to Explore Everything Jesus Did While on Earth


If you read this Logos blog on a regular basis you know I’m a big fan of the Bible Browser because I refer to it often. Well, once again I’ll mention it because it answers a user’s question emailed to me:

How do I search in Logos 7 for everything that Jesus did while on earth besides using the Factbook?  For example:  records of His praying, sayings, rebukes, condemnations  etc.?
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A Distinctive Commentary on the Gospels

Many familiar Gospel narratives are filled with geographic details that we gloss over because of our distance from the Holy Land. Yet climate, landscape, natural resources, and other features of geography leave a lasting mark on the societies and cultures that have developed within them. In a world of dirt roads and dry riverbeds, where shepherds watch their flocks in the hills and fishermen mend their nets by the sea, Jesus taught from hill and plain, using the surrounding landscape as the backdrop for his teaching. Jesus’ parables and illustrations are often brimming with geographic clues, but the significance of these distinctive details is often lost on us today.

The Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels puts readers in the sandals of the disciples as they travel throughout Israel with Jesus, explaining the significance of geography for mining the riches of the biblical text. With more than fifty Gospel stories expounded from this important geographical angle, you’re bound to take away something new from these well-worn stories.
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5 Reasons to Pre-Order the Apollos Old Testament Commentary

The Bible is both a divine and human book, and Apollos Old Testament Commentary series takes both aspects seriously.  This collection is still on Pre-Pub, but it’s going to ship April 20. That means your chance to pick up this ten-volume series at a steep discount is disappearing fast. Here are five reasons to pre-order this collection today.
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