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Now Available: Bible Study Magazine Book Bundle

bible-study-magazine-book-bundleSince 2008, Bible Study Magazine has been shipping issues every two months, and we just shipped our 38th issue. And now, Lexham Press is proud to announce a nine-volume collection of Bible Study Magazine books, available today!

There are over 200 articles from Bible Study Magazine‘s 38 issues contained in these nine books—that’s over 35 percent of the archive. If you account for the other four Bible Study Magazine books that we’ve published separately (which can be found in the Lexham Bible Study Essentials Bundle), we’ve digitized almost 350 articles—over 60 percent of the archive.

We’ve organized the articles into books with other similar content. If you want to read a book on church growth, we have a volume that includes interviews from 12 influential church leaders. Interested in how the gospel is being spread around the world? We’ve compiled a book of amazing interviews with missionaries from all corners of the map.

We’ve also enhanced these books to take advantage of the many amazing features found in Logos Bible Software. Now, you’ll be able to search for your favorite interview from Bible Study Magazine, and these resources will be connected to many of the powerful tools you use in Logos.

Be inspired

The Bible Study Magazine Book Bundle is packed full of amazing content from the magazine’s first seven years. We’ve interviewed influential Christian leaders, pastors, and theologians to see how the Bible has inspired and transformed their lives. Here’s a look at these inspiring stories:

  • Speak the Word: 12 Christian Leaders on Communicating the Truth: Learn from influential Christian leaders, including Beth Moore, John MacArthur, Randy Alcorn, and many more! You’ll read about God’s faithfulness in all circumstances and the lessons learned by these leaders as they share our Christian faith.
  • Spread the Word: 12 Christian Leaders on Church Growth: Get advice from Christian leaders, including Francis Chan, David Platt, Paul David Tripp, and many more! These stories speak to our role in advancing God’s kingdom on earth and how you can take part in spreading the gospel around the world.
  • Study the Word: 12 Christian Leaders on Bible Study: Learn how influential pastors and Christian leaders approach Bible study, including Kay Arthur, Max Lucado, Philip Yancey, and many more! Be inspired with a newfound passion for Bible study as you are transformed by the power of Scripture in your life.
  • The Gospel Work Everywhere: 14 Inspiring Stories from Around the World: Be inspired by missionaries from around the world who are sharing the gospel in their specific cultural contexts. This simple message holds true for every nation on earth and continues to change lives in every circumstance.
  • The Bible in the Real World: 31 Inspiring Interviews: Learn from the perspectives of people from all walks of life—ministry leaders, artists, writers, entertainers, scholars, and more. These stories show us that God’s truth speaks to us right where we are.

Get it today

If you’re a current Bible Study Magazine subscriber and are interested in getting this bundle, please call us at 888-875-9491 to get a special discount!

The Bible Study Magazine Book Bundle is available right now: get these inspiring stories from Bible Study Magazine just in time for Christmas!

Get More out of Your James Study

lexham-press-james-bundleWe love creating unique resources to help you study the Bible.

In the latest issue of Bible Study Magazine, we featured the book of James. And to help you maximize your study of this letter, we’ve put together the Lexham Press James Bundle. You can get all the resources you need to study the book of James and share its message.

Purchased individually, these volumes would cost almost $100.00, but you can get the whole bundle for only $64.95that’s more than 30% off!

Improve your understanding of James

Let’s take a look at how these resources equip you to get the most out of James.

James contains more than twice the average amount of imperative commands compared to other books of the Bible. These commands give us a glimpse into his concern for the early church—and they give us practical instruction for living out the gospel. James 1:19–20 is one example of this practical advice. James: Simply the Gospel from the Not Your Average Bible Study series provides us with reflective questions to consider as we are shaped by the transformative power of Scripture:

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In William Varner’s To Love God and to Love Others: A Devotional Commentary on James, we can begin to understand the relationship between James 1:19–20 and the themes of the entire letter:

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From Varner, we learn that James 1:19–20 could be viewed as a sort of table of contents for the rest of the letter. Varner goes even deeper into the themes of James in his Evangelical Exegetical Commentary volume on the letter:

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Steve Runge’s High Definition Commentary: James examines the linguistic and literary clues in the text to help us fully understand what James is communicating. These important concepts are highlighted with creative illustrations:

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Please note that High Definition Commentary: James is currently on Pre-Pub—once it’s available, it will download immediately.

Get all of these resources on James today!

If you’re working through James, the Lexham Press James Bundle will help you get the most out of this immensely practical book. Separately, these resources would cost almost $100.00, but you can get them for over 30% off in this bundle.

Get the Lexham Press James Bundle, and maximize your study of James today!

Step into the Story of the Bible with DIY Bible Study

lexham-press-diy-bible-studyReading the Bible can be intimidating if you haven’t spent years studying the Scriptures. There’s so much contextual knowledge that could take years of study to uncover. And without the proper methods, studying the Bible might be seen as a chore.

That’s why Lexham Press has created DIY Bible Study, a resource that gives you everything you need to study the Bible to the fullest extent. With DIY Bible Study, you’ll learn to study the Bible and apply it to your life.

Leveraging the power of Logos 6

DIY Bible Study is designed to leverage the power and all of the amazing features of Logos 6. This highly visual curriculum is enhanced with video lessons explaining Bible study principles, and application-focused content helps you understand the Bible and how it applies to your life.

There’s also a prebuilt, year-long reading plan included with DIY Bible Study. In just 10 minutes a day, you can go through the entire resource, digging deeper into the Bible with each lesson. It’s also easily used as a handbook during your regular study. We wanted it to be as flexible and as accessible as possible so anyone could benefit from it, no matter where they find themselves on their walk with Jesus.

A survey of the Bible

If you were using the year-long reading plan included in DIY Bible Study, each biblical book would be divided into five sections in an effort to maximize coverage and depth. Let’s take a look at what five days in Genesis might look like:

Day 1: Overview

First, you’ll watch a short video and read a brief overview of Genesis. Key moments in the book are listed and an outline for the book is established. Key terms, DIY study tips, and interesting facts are highlighted so that you can dig deeper into the biblical text on your own.

moment-with-god-a-devotional-on-every-biblical-bookDay 2: Reflection

We’ve included two volumes of hand-curated Bible Study Magazine content to help you reflect on and study each biblical book. On the second day, you’ll read a devotional article from Moment with God so that you can begin reflecting on Genesis’ themes.

Day 3: Context

Why was Genesis written, and who was it written to? How did the original audience understand this text? The answers to these questions and more will be answered on day 3. We dive into Genesis’ historical and biblical context to uncover everything you need to know to begin understanding the meaning of the text.

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DIY image 04Day 4: Practice

The second volume of Bible Study Magazine content is Study Like a Pro. You’ll read an article that addresses a particularly difficult passage from Genesis and walks you through how a biblical scholar might approach studying the passage.

Day 5: Application

Finally, you’ll begin learning to apply Genesis to your own life. Our beautifully designed Verse of the Day slides are peppered throughout to visually highlight key verses in the book. Reflection questions are included to help stimulate discussion and action.

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Step into the story

Step into the grand narrative of Scripture to see how our God has wrestled with—and saved—humanity. With DIY Bible Study, you’ll learn to study the Bible and enjoy it more than ever before.

DIY Bible Study is included in most Logos 6 base packages.

You can also get it in the Lexham Bible Study Essentials Bundle, on sale for over 60% off during Logos’ Christmas sale.

Now Available in Print: Connect the Testaments Gift Bundle

Connect the Testaments Gift EditionThe Christmas season is here, and many of you are trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your “nice list.” Lexham Press is pleased to announce a special gift edition of Connect the Testaments, bundled with Letters to a Christian—both in print. These two books will make the perfect gift for anyone looking to connect to the Word.

The gift edition of Connect the Testaments is hardbound with an elegant dust jacket, making it a beautiful addition to any library.

Connect the Testaments is designed to help you in your daily pursuit of God. Each day you’ll read from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and poetic literature. Daily devotionals offer insights into the text, explanations for difficult passages, and glimpses into how the Scripture passages are connected—as well as what those connections teach us about living for Jesus.

The Christian life is a journey—and we need not take it alone. In Letters to a Christian, the unique insights from former Bible Study Magazine editor-in-chief John D. Barry will be an encouragement to Christians at any point in their walk with Jesus. With this compilation of letters from the editor, he invites you to join him on his journey of personal exploration, faith, and transformation. As we follow Jesus, we walk alongside fellow pilgrims, and we trace the steps of those who have gone before. We all have something to learn from one another.

This limited-time offer won’t last forever!

To guarantee delivery in time for Christmas, you must place your order by December 17.

This is the perfect gift for that certain someone looking to mature their faith. The Connect the Testaments Gift Bundle will only be available for a limited time—order yours today!

Save 70% on Some of the Greatest Reformed Works Ever Written

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Reformed theology has always had a vibrant community of theologians. John Calvin arguably wrote the first systematic theology with his Institutes of the Christian Religion. Since Calvin’s day, luminaries like John Owen, Charles Hodge, and Louis Berkhof have articulated distinctly Reformed points of view in their now-classic systematic theologies.

In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, popular pastors and writers such as R.C. Sproul and J.I. Packer brought Calvinism into the mainstream, compelling Time magazine to call New Calvinism one of the “ten ideas changing the world right now.”

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Add These $5 Deals to Your Free Advent Resources

12 deals under 5 bucks!

To help you anticipate the wonder of Christ’s advent, we’re giving away a new free resource (and some gorgeous Advent Art) every day leading up to Christmas. But it gets better! We’ve curated 12 companion resources to the Advent resources revealed so far. That means you can add another book to your free gift for just $4.99! Here are just three of the deals under five bucks that you don’t want to miss.

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Resource Updates: June–July 2015

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Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that new content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout June and July. Wherever possible, we’ve included a link to an appropriate product page.

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Resource Updates: May 2015

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Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that new content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout May:
 
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Big News: the Noet Mobile App Is Here!

NoetLast June, we announced a brand-new product line: Noet. Now the wait is over—the Noet mobile app is here! Visit Noet.com to download it free for iOS and Android.

Discipline-specific Noet libraries are shipping, too—you can browse all the bundles at Noet.com/Products.

Love the classics? Get this app!

You’ll be glad you did—when you register an account, you’ll get access to a digital bookshelf of philosophy, literature, and the classics, absolutely free.

  • Ancient philosophy—Plato’s Phaedo (the best single-volume exposition of Platonism, and probably the most moving text in all of philosophy) and his Apology (which lays out the core thought of Socrates), Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations (two of the most influential ancient guides to living well), and more
  • Ancient literature—Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid (the three most important epic poems of antiquity), Dante’s Divine Comedy and Milton’s Paradise Lost (two of literature’s great intersections with faith), Augustine’s Confessions (a sublime conversion narrative, with strong elements of Platonism), and more
  • Modern philosophy—Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature (a look at cognition, emotions, and morality), Rousseau’s Social Contract (that famous attempt to reconcile social stability and individual freedom), Descartes’ Discourse on the Method (“I think, therefore I am”), and more
  • Modern literature—Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (widely regarded as the first modern novel), Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment (a renowned exploration of good and evil), Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina  (ranked by a Time magazine poll of 2007’s leading writers as the greatest novel ever written), and more

You’re looking at the equivalent of a fascinating (and top-dollar!) university syllabus. And when you want more books, you can pick up library-builder bundles at Noet.com/Products and individual collections at Noet.com/Collections.

As you read, you’ll learn, understand, and remember more with Logos-powered study features:

  • Search: find every appearance of a word or phrase across your entire library.
  • Split screen: explore a primary text and its commentary, side by side and scrolling in sync.
  • Notes and highlighting: record your insights across all your devices.
  • Original-language tools: when you come across an unfamiliar Greek or Latin word, see its gloss and morphology with a tap.
  • And lots more

The most important books, the smartest scholarly editions—if you’re at all interested in philosophy, history, literature, and the classics, you should do two things:

  1. Download the Noet app right now, and register your account to get access to these free books. (Already have a Logos account? You’re good to go.)
  2. Once you’ve gotten to know the app, leave a rating and review in your favorite app store. We’re trying to reach more folks like you, so your honest recommendation means the world.

Not that into the classics, but interested in Christian context? Get this app!

Noet is a treasure trove of intellectual history, and it’ll make you a better student of Scripture and the Christian tradition.

  • Paul engages Stoic philosophy. Read Marcus Aurelius and you’ll have a much better feel for what that worldview entails.
  • Philosophy everywhere engages Christianity. On the one hand, Descartes uses belief in God to counter extreme skepticism; likewise, Kant argues that Christianity is the very core of Western morality. On the other hand, Hume argues against design—and, if you’re interested in apologetics, isn’t it best to know his famous arguments?
  • Plato helped set the intellectual stage for the early Church Fathers. Read the Phaedo and Confessions and you’ll see how.
  • Milton, Dante, Augustine, and Dostoyevsky built, on Christian foundations, some of literature’s most enduring monuments. Read Paradise Lost, the Divine Comedy, Confessions, and Crime and Punishment and you’ll have a clearer understanding of how the church has shaped the world.

Context matters. Here’s an app that’ll help you grasp it. You’re a serious thinker, interested in sound exegesis and the ancient world—why would you not want the free new app for the classics?

Want in on the next big thing? Get this app!

You know how powerful the Logos engine is. You know how much smarter Logos editions are than their paper and PDF counterparts. You know how much Logos has done for your Bible study.

Just think what Noet’s going to do for students of philosophy, history, literature, and the classics.

This app’s going to be a big deal, and you’re the very first to know about it. So get in on the next big thing from Logos—download the free Noet app and give it a try!

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Now do us an awesome, awesome favor. Help us get the word out by sharing this post on your favorite social networks. You probably know people who love Logos; they should hear about this! And you probably know people who don’t even use Logos—who aren’t Christian, maybe—but who would love this aid to lifelong learning. They should hear about it, too!

So let’s spread the word together:

  1. Download the free Noet app right now.
  2. Leave a rating and review in your favorite app store.
  3. Then share this post to tell the world!

Accessing the Original Languages Using Logos Discourse Resources

The Problem

Few would deny the importance of learning Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic for teaching and preaching. Despite this high view of the original languages, I’ve heard numerous pastors lament the limited practical payoff of investing seminary time and effort in learning languages. As language skills get rusty, it takes more and more effort to do the kind of passage analysis that the professor recommended. Language study can end up becoming more word study than passage study. This is not a new problem, and it is not going to go away anytime soon. However, I have made it my mission in life to see the receding tide of interest in original language study turned around. The big question is how to do it.

An Idea

While researching the problem, I found that Bible translators had applied modern linguistics to the study of biblical languages in incredibly useful ways. There was a problem, though. Their work was not applied to exegesis, and it was horribly technical. The result: few scholars in biblical studies saw any value in it. I tested out the ideas on students and was surprised with what I found. Yes, linguistics can be complex, and yes, it takes extensive training to be able to completely analyze a discourse. But—and this is a very important but—once students had a basic knowledge of the devices and saw where they occurred in a passage, they were in a much better position to understand the overall flow of the text. So besides just learning the concepts, people needed access to this very specialized data (more on the access issue here). My mission had gained a bit more focus.

A Solution

I spent the next five years writing my doctoral dissertation and brainstorming a new kind of database. Meanwhile, Logos moved their company headquarters from Oak Harbor, WA, to Bellingham, where I had been living since 1985. I showed them my ideas and waved my arms to describe what my idea would look like. They took a risk, and here’s what’s come about.

  • Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible and Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament: original language databases identifying the most exegetically significant discourse devices and providing a basic propositional breakdown to help you digest the syntax. If you have a basic knowledge of the language—even if it’s very rusty—then these resources will enhance your study.

There was a fairly common response to these resources: “Where has this stuff been? Why didn’t I learn this in school?”

The High Definition OT and NT provide most of the same Hebrew and Greek analysis, but they display it on the ESV text. These resources also come bundled with their original language counterparts.

  • Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: After the NT databases shipped, I was often asked how someone could better understand the devices and their relationship to traditional grammar and exegesis. We needed a grammar book designed for folks with a traditional background in Greek. The Discourse Grammar has been endorsed by leading scholars like Dr. Peter Gentry and Dr. Daniel Wallace, and it’s being used at leading seminaries like Southern Seminary, Dallas Seminary, and Knox Theological Seminary.

I made some rather unscholarly (goofy?) videos to demonstrate that discourse grammar is not brain surgery—it’s stuff we do every day.

  • Introducing Greek Discourse Grammar: Video Series: After receiving invitations from schools to come and teach a discourse grammar course, we decided to make a video series that provides an overview of the Discourse Grammar concepts using things like funny road signs and jokes to help you better understand how we use language and to show how this understanding can enhance your exegesis. Here are some samples from the series: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • Greek New Testament Discourse Bundle: This bundle includes the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament, Lexham High Definition New Testament: ESV Edition, Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament, and the High Definition Commentary: Philippians, along with a collection of essays from leading scholars in discourse studies dedicated to my mentor, Wycliffe translator Stephen Levinsohn. This bundled set saves you nearly $75 compared to buying the resources individually.

Turning the Tide

There is a belief that if you read long enough and widely enough in the original languages after leaving school, you will gain a deeper insight into Greek and Hebrew. While this may be true, the reality is that very few ever reach this level of competency. This is not a practical solution.

The growing suite of Logos discourse resources has been intentionally designed to give you the kind of insights that professors promised. And there are some new discourse projects in the works.

They say “all boats are lifted by a rising tide,” and this holds true for reinvigorating Greek and Hebrew study. Strengthening our exegetical skills will sharpen our understanding of Scripture and our ability to compellingly communicate its message. More effective preaching and teaching will ultimately strengthen the church. The Logos discourse resources represent a significant step forward. If you’ve already purchased some of the discourse resources and have recommendations for new users, be sure to post a comment about your experience.