What’s New for the EEC in 2015?

evangelical-exegetical-commentaryCritical scholarship can be a slow process, but it’s worth it.

So much goes into a single volume of the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary—it’s a collaborative effort. But years of research and authorship are just the beginning.

Experts such as Wayne House (general editor), Bill Barrick (Old Testament editor), Hall Harris (New Testament editor), and Andrew Pitts (New Testament editor) work with the author to help develop their content and insight into what will be most helpful to you.

And that’s not all: each volume goes through copy editors, proofreaders, digital and print formatters, typesetters, designers, and electronic text developers. It’s an exciting process, and with each volume, we can’t wait to deliver it to you in print and in Logos.

New volumes coming soon

We have a number of volumes in the works. Here’s a quick glimpse of what we have coming in 2015:

  • Exodus: This volume is already available digitally in your Logos library if you have purchased the 44-volume Evangelical Exegetical Commentary. This volume will also be released in a two-volume print edition.
  • Esther: Like Exodus, Esther is also already available digitally in your Logos Library. It will also be released in print.
  • Jude: It’s almost there—the EEC academic editors have passed us Herbert Bateman’s finished Jude commentary for copy editing, formatting, and electronic text development. Look for this volume in the second quarter of 2015!
  • 1 and 2 Samuel: We have 1 Samuel in hand for copy editing from our academic editors already, and 2 Samuel is nearly complete! Harry Hoffner and Bill Barrick are working through a few final touches, then it’ll be ready for review and copy editing. Look for it this coming fall!
  • Philippians: Like 2 Samuel, this is also very close! Mark Keown is working with Andrew Pitts and Hall Harris in the final developmental stages. Once they’re done, it will also be ready for final review and copy editing. Also watch for this in the coming fall!

Many other volumes are close to completion, too. Jeremiah, 1 and 2 Chronicles, and Ephesians have all been authored and await academic review and final developmental insight.

And the rest, of course, are all in varying stages of authorship. We are committed to this series and we can’t wait to release each volume. We hope they’re a blessing to your research and ministry.

Don’t miss out on the individual EEC volumes available now. Or, get the entire 44-volume collection to make sure you never miss a new volume!

When You Want to Yell at God: Introducing the Transformative Word Series

when-you-want-to-yell-at-god-the-book-of-jobLexham Press is proud to announce our new Transformative Word series—and the first volume, When You Want to Yell at God: The Book of Job, is now available on Pre-Pub!

The Bible is read and experienced diversely around the world. The New Testament has been translated in over 1,000 languages (and counting). Each culture brings a unique lens to the Bible. These perspectives are important, but we rarely get the chance to see them. Because of language barrier and distance, we have limited access. The Transformative Word series is designed to help illuminate these perspectives.

We’ve enlisted church leaders and scholars from around the globe to show us the transformative significance of each biblical book. Each contributor will write in their native language, and their book will be translated and published in multiple languages.

Our first book in the Transformative Word series is by series editor Craig Bartholomew. Bartholomew was born in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, and he currently lives in Canada as a UK citizen. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol and is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Religion and Theology at Redeemer University College. He is also the author of Ecclesiastes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, an associate editor of the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and the coauthor with Michael W. Goheen of The Drama of Scripture.

When You Want to Yell at God helps us see the book of Job with fresh eyes. Job’s story can be difficult to take in. Living a just and honorable life does not always guarantee blessing. Sometimes we are met with suffering instead. But by revealing Job as the height of biblical poetry, Bartholomew shows us that God is always faithful. Through Job, he shows us an inspiring and beautiful struggle that we can apply to our own lives.

Place your order and learn how Job’s story can transform your life.

We’ve already confirmed several books in this series, and the list continues to grow:

  • Gospel of Luke: Craig Bartholomew
  • Gospel of John: Nicolas Farelly
  • Acts: Mike Wagenman
  • 1 Peter: Ray David Glenn
  • Revelation: Matthew Emerson

Help get this series off the ground by ordering When You Want to Yell at God on Pre-Pub today!

Introducing the Cutting Edge Series with Michael Bird

CuttingEdge-JustCover-223Yesterday marked the release of Lexham Press’ newest series, Cutting Edge. The first book in the series, David deSilva’s Transformation: The Heart of Paul’s Gospel, is now available for pre-order! To celebrate the series’ debut, we’re offering Transformation for the low price of $6.95 for the first two weeks. Pre-order it now before the price goes up!

Edited by renowned scholar Michael Bird, the Cutting Edge series engages significant topics in contemporary biblical scholarship, making them applicable in the life of the church and accessible to busy students of the Word.

We asked Michael Bird a few questions about this exciting new series:

What are the goals of the Cutting Edge series?

The purpose of the series is to provide, as the name says, cutting-edge studies on important and disputed topics relevant to the contemporary church. It aims to explain to pastors, students, and laypeople the significance of some major ideas that are floating around in biblical and theological studies. In some cases, the volumes will suggest fresh and provocative approaches to tired old topics.

How does the Cutting Edge series respond to major issues the church is facing?

Each short book will offer a brief engagement with a controversial topic. The volumes are designed to be accessible for nonspecialists, allowing them to understand the issues and appreciate what the debate is about. The series will force readers to think through the issues and decide on the best option.

How will Cutting Edge connect our users with the latest in biblical scholarship?

The Cutting Edge series provides Logos users with the opportunity to access the best and brightest in theological studies right on their screens. If you want to keep up with the latest trends in biblical studies or hear a scholar’s proposal on how to make sense of a controversial subject, this will be the place to do it.

What sets the Cutting Edge series apart from similar products?

There are a number of introductions to current issues in either journals or lengthy volumes. This series is meant to be a short and concise introduction to disputed areas that’s deliverable on Logos platforms and associated media.

We can’t wait to release this first book in the series. In Transformation: The Heart of Paul’s Gospel, David deSilva will expand your definition of the gospel message as presented in Paul’s letters. He argues that it is far richer than the “get out of hell free” pass that some Christians have unintentionally reduced it to today. Instead, deSilva will help us explore how Paul’s words in Romans speak of the gospel as the means to transform and renew all of creation—including ourselves.

Don’t miss out on this excellent new volume. Pre-order Transformation: The Heart of Paul’s Gospel before the price goes up!

Save Time with a Better Small Group Curriculum

studies-in-faithful-living-patriarchs-collection-complete-church-curriculumAs a small group leader, I’m always on the lookout for high-quality curricula that will save me time.

My church, like many others, increasingly relies on small groups to foster spiritual growth in the community through prayer, service, and study. Because of this, a lot of responsibility falls on the shoulders of small group leaders. It’s an amazing privilege and opportunity, but finding exceptional small group curricula is time-consuming. Great curricula include excellent academic content and conversation topics, but they’re not too challenging or inaccessible. I end up spending a lot of time tweaking and refining curricula to make up for missing aspects. What I want are multifaceted curricula that will give me this time back. The Studies in Faithful Living Patriarchs Collection has been my answer.

Spending your time wisely

The Studies in Faithful Living Patriarchs Collection is a three-volume resource with incredible time-saving potential. This collection includes all-encompassing character studies on three patriarchs: Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph. Group members can pick up the individual books, and leaders can benefit from discussion guides and videos in the complete church curriculum.

When my small group went through Abraham: Following God’s Promise, we found accessible biblical teaching, engaging prose, and motivating application. Every chapter focuses on an important event in Abraham’s life, beginning with an orientation on theme, literary context, and historical and cultural background. Then the chapter offers a deeper look into the story through the lenses of interpretation, original language, and theology. The Studies in Faithful Living volumes even show you how each event connects to other parts of the Bible and other ancient texts—something my small group found especially fascinating. Every chapter ends with application for everyday life and discussion questions that cultivate transformation and action.

The Studies in Faithful Living Patriarchs Collection offers me three valuable character studies that I’m confident my small group will engage and enjoy. I don’t have to spend time tweaking, altering, or tailoring—instead, I can use that time to plan service events or social activities. I can meet with group members individually, and I can pray for them outside small group. The possibilities are endless.

Start saving time, and breathe easy. Pick up the Studies in Faithful Living Patriarchs Collection for your small group today!