Not Your Average Study, Not Our Average Sale

not-your-average-bible-study-seriesLexham Press is proud to announce our newest series, Not Your Average Bible Study. Right now, when you pre-order the first nine volumes, you’ll get 50% off!

Whether you’re a long-time student of the Word or you’ve just recently started studying the Bible, this collection sets you up to dig deeper into Scripture. Each volume guides you step by step through a book of the Bible, exploring themes, providing background, and helping you discover powerful new insights and interpretations.

Are you looking for a way to apply the Bible day to day? Are you in the midst of a dry spell in your Bible study or prayer life? As you work through each book, you’ll be prompted to respond with discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study. Each volume is ideal for individual or small group study.

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Drawing material from the Old Testament and the New, from the shortest book of the Bible and the longest, Not Your Average Bible Study offers variety as well as depth. These studies are adapted from content in Bible Study Magazine, but we’ve enhanced the digital versions to take advantage of Logos’ amazing features. This is not your average Bible study.

Pre-order the Not Your Average Bible Study collection today!

Get $200 Off the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series!

evangelical-exegetical-commentaryTime is running out on the Lexham Press sale—you have less than a week to take advantage of big discounts on all our resources!

One of the very best deals is on the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC): right now, you can save $200 on the full 44-volume collection.* That’s a huge amount off one of our biggest and best resources.

These commentaries are built digital-first, so it can be hard to imagine just how big an individual EEC volume might be. Well, we just received a typeset proof of EEC: James, and this single volume is thick! We snapped this photo in our Bellingham office just to give you a glimpse of what a physical copy looks like:

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What sets the EEC apart, though, isn’t the quantity of material—it’s the quality. Each volume incorporates the latest critical biblical scholarship and looks at application and devotional implications.

Two ways to save

To get the biggest savings on this respected series, you’ll want to go with the full 44-volume collection. Since you can save $200 during the Lexham Press sale, the per-volume cost is just $19! As new volumes are released, they’ll automatically download into your library—no need to check back for new volumes.

We’ve also set up a new 7-volume collection that includes all the currently released volumes. If you’ve already purchased any of the EEC’s individual volumes, thanks to Dynamic Pricing, you won’t pay for the same book twice. Unlike with the full collection, though, you’ll have to purchase new volumes one by one as they’re released.

Don’t wait—the price goes up in just a week. Get the entire set now and save!

*Total savings may vary depending on your Dynamic Pricing discount.

[UPDATE 9/19/16: An announcement from Lexham Press regarding EEC James]

Get the Best Deal on Cutting-Edge Biblical Resources

Lexham_Sale_SocialShare_LargeOn Monday, we announced an exciting sale on resources from Lexham Press: for the next three weeks, you can get big savings on all of Lexham’s amazing resources. But did you know you can save even more with Dynamic Pricing?

You’ll get extra savings if you own any of the individual volumes in these Lexham Press collections:

Even more ways to save

pastorum-series-collectionThis month, you can get 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans for free! With these eloquent, insightful quotes, you’ll be able to find an illustration for any presentation or sermon, not to mention share professionally designed slides.

In addition to your free book, you can add Study, Apply, Share: James for just $0.99! If you’re writing or preaching on James, it’s a great time-saver and—especially at this price—a stellar value.

Once you’ve picked up these two resources for just $0.99, you can get even more resources for sermon prep by adding the four remaining volumes in the 1,500 Quotations for Preachers Collection. You’ll get 1,200 more quotes from more than 100 authors and works, including Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Spurgeon, and others.

The best part? Now that you own 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans (you already downloaded your free book, right?), you’ll get a Dynamic Pricing discount on the rest of the collection!

If you want even more resources for sermon prep, you can get those other four volumes, a volume of prayers, and the Study, Apply, Share volumes in the massive Pastorum Series Collection.

Don’t wait around, though—this sale won’t last forever. Get the best savings: pick up the Pastorum Series Collection today, and check out the rest of the resources on sale.

Then subscribe to the Lexham Press email list for more deals!


Get Answers to Tough Questions with the Lexham Bible Guides

lexham-bible-guide-genesis-1-11Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah has created quite the stir. Regardless of whether we agree with his portrayal of Noah, we must admit he does raise some interesting questions about this important biblical account. After seeing the movie, I left the theater wanting to know more—wanting to find answers to these tough questions. I’m sure others did, too. But where can we find all the best scholarship and interpretations collected in one place? The Lexham Bible Guide: Genesis 1–11 is our answer.

Let’s take a look at how the Lexham Bible Guides can help us find some answers to these controversial issues.

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In the film, Aronofsky includes a giant clan that helps Noah build the ark; he calls them “the watchers”—conflating several traditions from the ancient world and later literature (and perhaps adding his own spin). Let’s see what the biblical text and other significant literature have to say about Genesis 6:1–4:

The dominant view, held by Sarna, is that [the nephilim] are the offspring of the union between the sons of God and the daughters of humankind, and thus are also the “mighty men” or “heroes” (gibborim) of Gen 6:4. This interpretation finds support in the Septuagint, which translates the word nephilim as “giants.”

This section from the Lexham Bible Guide also lists a number of other perspectives and where you can find them:

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The Lexham Bible Guides list all the major interpretations of critical issues, so you can compare and contrast each viewpoint and come to your own conclusions.

Ancient Near Eastern flood stories

As you’re digging deeper into the biblical flood account, you might discover that it has parallels in other ancient cultures. Aronofsky could be pointing to these other stories by setting his film outside any recognizable period in history. The Lexham Bible Guide includes sections that dig into the flood story’s historical and cultural background:

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These are just two examples of how the Lexham Bible Guides can serve as the ultimate resource as you seek answers to the tough questions raised in the Bible. We’ve done all the research for you. Begin your search now, while the questions are fresh in mind.

With the Lexham Bible Guide: Genesis 1–11 or the Lexham Bible Guides: Genesis Collection, you can take your research to new depths—and save time in the process. Order yours today!

Learn from the Experts with the Lexham Methods Series

lexham-methods-series (2)A few weeks ago, we dropped the price of the Lexham Methods Series to $60: that’s over 75% off, an incredible discount on such a valuable resource. Have you placed your Community Pricing bid? If not, you should bid right now—a price this low won’t last long!

Need a bit more convincing? Our team of scholars has put hours of research and writing into the resource, but to make it even better, we’ve also called on a number of expert contributors. Lexham Methods is a collaboration between professors, linguists, and our in-house research team.

Here’s what our partners have to say about their work on the Methods series:

What’s most rewarding about working on the Lexham Methods Series?

David B. Schreiner (PhD): My favorite part of working with the series is rising to the challenge. Writing on a particular interpretive method forces you to know all aspects of the method. Writing for an audience that’s not necessarily restricted to the academy forces you to be on top of your game. You have to communicate ideas in a way that ensures broad-scale understanding.

Amy Balogh (PhD candidate, Iliff School of Theology & University of Denver): The best part about working on the Lexham Methods Series is the opportunity to share my understanding of the biblical text as a skillfully crafted work of art. Knowing that all who read from this series will come away with fresh, new insights into the text makes the project one that’s worthy of the time, effort, and care going into it.

How can the Lexham Methods Series help our users make their Bible study better?

John DelHousaye (PhD, associate professor, Phoenix Seminary): The Lexham Methods Series takes many of the best insights of biblical scholarship in the last two centuries and presents them in an understandable, practical way for the serious student of God’s Word.

Douglas Estes (PhD, lead pastor, Trinity Church & adjunct professor, Phoenix Seminary): With the Logos platform, Bible students of all levels can use this series as an easy-to-understand reference running parallel to the text. As a result, it has great potential to eliminate the divide between the professional scholar and the everyday Bible student.

What sets the Lexham Methods Series apart from similar products?

Judith Odor (PhD candidate, Asbury Theological Seminary): The brevity of the chapters—of each treatment of each method—makes the LMS unique in its field. There may be other introductions to various methods that offer the same depth of material, but they’re much lengthier, they’re more involved, they’re less approachable, and they don’t offer such a wide range of methods for your perusal, refreshment, or education.

Jeffery Leonard (PhD, assistant professor, Samford University): One of the best things about the Lexham Methods Series is the way it walks the reader step by step through each individual method, giving examples and comparisons along the way. It does a great job of balancing theory on the one hand with practical examples on the other.

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Understand and interpret the Bible better than ever before. Bid now on the Lexham Methods Series!

Save Over 75% on the Lexham Methods Series

LMSWhen a product goes up on Community Pricing, you and other customers have control of the price before the resource goes into production. Usually we don’t start developing a product until it meets costs. But we’re so confident in the value of the Lexham Methods Series that we’ve already started development.

We want as many people as possible to benefit from this resource. So not only have we started production, but we’ve lowered the Community Pricing bid as well!

A few weeks ago, a miscalculation on our end led to an error on the Lexham Methods Series product page. We quickly fixed it, but some of you reached out immediately to express your excitement at seeing these resources at a lower price point. Between forum posts and the feedback we’ve received through the product reviews, we’ve heard your calls for a lower price.

Just how low has the price been slashed? That’s entirely up to you! The series is still on Community Pricing, so let’s look at some data:

  • The Lexham Methods Series started on Pre-Pub at $249.95. The community bid is now $60. That’s over 75% off. And the price could drop even lower.
  • As seminary students know, the average price of a single textbook for a biblical research methods or hermeneutics course is about $70. At just $15 per volume, the entire four-volume Lexham Methods Series costs less than one of these textbooks.

And the Lexham Methods Series is more than a textbook. This series covers all the major methods of biblical interpretation, guiding you through each method, its history, and its purpose. Each chapter leads you through a self-study—including a how-to section with numerous examples—and ends with a discussion of the interpretive method’s implications for ministry. Our research team has carefully presented each method so that you’ll be able to dig deeper into your research.

Lexham Press is committed to helping you better interpret the Bible. We believe the Lexham Methods Series will simplify your learning process and enhance your research.

A price this low won’t last long—bid on your copy today!

Why Browse When You Can Pinpoint?

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collection (1)When I was in college, I dreaded embarking on any kind of heavy-duty research project. What should have been the most exciting part of the learning process became a nightmare—I would comb through countless books to find even a scrap of relevant data. I quickly learned that looking at the sources top scholars reference in their own work would lead me to the most pertinent information. But those of us who are already stretched thin by other responsibilities—ministry, family, career—simply don’t have time to spend hours in the library searching through the literature.

Revolutionize the way you research

The Logos platform overcomes these difficulties. With Logos’ interconnected library, I can quickly and easily find the best resources, leverage them for efficiency, and jumpstart my research process.

Look at the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection, for example. Logos’ professional research team has done all the heavy lifting. Each volume presents the most highly regarded scholarship, curated to represent all major viewpoints and annotated to provide the depth of information you’re seeking.

Say you want to research 1 Corinthians 13:1–3 to prepare a sermon or write an exegetical paper. Start digging and you’ll find a wealth of literature on these three verses—a daunting research challenge. With the Lexham Bible Guide: 1 Corinthians in hand, you hold the most relevant commentary on these verses, with scholars’ annotations and references right in line.

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If you have extra time or are especially curious about a particular argument, one click on the reference takes you directly to the original source. In just minutes, you can make headway on a project that would otherwise have taken hours.

The Lexham Bible Guides exemplify the primary goal of Lexham Press: to create efficient resources that reduce the time you spend preparing material, freeing you to pursue God’s other priorities for your life.

Start saving time today. Add the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection or the Lexham Bible Guides: Genesis Collection to your library!

Why Context Is Key—and What to Do about It

Bible-in-7-Acts_cover_6In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson devotes the first seven minutes to the story of the creation of the One Ring and the war against Sauron. Without this historical perspective, the audience would have no background for any of the events in this epic trilogy—context matters.

God’s story of redemption spans thousands of years, from the beginning of civilization to the destruction of the Second Temple and beyond. The Bible in Seven Acts brings the Bible’s historical and cultural context to life. Each volume provides comprehensive, in-depth analysis of biblical history’s most important people, places, and events.

Understand the context of Jesus’ birth

Say we want to understand the political and cultural climate in Judaea when Jesus was born. We could turn to Act VI: Herod to Jesus to find timelines that provide historical context for the reign of Herod the Great.

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We quickly learn that Herod “quelled all rebellion, and . . . seized control of key Jewish institutions . . . using them in concert with his personal army to maintain control of his kingdom.” 

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This insight into the fragile relationship between Herod and the Jewish people helps us understand Jewish hopes and expectations during the intertestamental period.

Perfect for studying and teaching alike

the-bible-in-seven-acts-with-slidesThe series’ slides make it easy to share what you learn. Pastors can use The Bible in Seven Acts to enrich their sermons with more depth and perspective. Ministry leaders will gain a level of biblical orientation normally available only to those who pursue seminary training or a Bible college degree. Students and academics will find The Bible in Seven Acts to be an invaluable study aid to enhance any curriculum, help in researching and writing stronger papers, and free up time for ministry, work, and family.

Each volume is interconnected with your existing Logos library to give you relevant, curated content with a click. We’ve done the research, so you can pursue new avenues of exploration without losing countless hours in the process.

And The Bible in Seven Acts is currently on Community Pricing, so you have a say in how much it costs! Get the whole story of the Bible—place your bid today.