From Muslim Apologist to Christian Teacher

Ravi Zacharias' apologetics ministry features a muslim convert

The November/December issue of Bible Study Magazine features Nabeel Qureshi—an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and bestselling author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus.

Qureshi was raised in a close-knit Pakistani-American family devoted to Islam—so when he became convinced of the truth of the Bible and the claims of the Christian faith, he knew everything would change. “I knew from studying the Gospels that I was called to give up everything. Jesus says in Matthew 10, ‘He who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.’ ” 

In Jessi Strong’s interview with Qureshi, he opened up about the role of apologetics in his conversion to Christianity:

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See How D.A. Carson Approaches Personal Devotions

D.A. The Heart and MindFor a limited time get the James: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary—normally $33—for free when you subscribe to Bible Study Magazine!

D.A. Carson is one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world. But how does he study the Bible for his personal devotions? In this excerpt from the September–October Bible Study Magazine, Carson opens up on his prayer life, private study of God’s Word, and the importance of approaching Scripture with awe and reverence.

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D.A. Carson on Interpreting Scripture

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gives you the tools and insight you need to study the Bible and apply it in your life. No matter how you’re currently studying Scripture, BSM helps you get more out of your time in the Word.

The September-October issue of Bible Study Magazine features D.A. Carson,  one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world. He touches on important topics like training pastors, making disciples, healthy prayer life, and interpreting Scripture.

With your time in the Word comes your interpretation of its meanings. The basis of theology is Scripture interpretation, and as Carson says below, “We sometimes read the Bible to answer our own questions. We all come with a matrix of presuppositions, so it’s relatively easy to misinterpret Scripture.” This makes the way in which we approach Scripture incredibly important. In this excerpt from the latest issue of BSM, Carson discusses the importance of correct biblical interpretation.
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Win an iPad mini, Logos 6 Gold, and 5 John Bevere Books!

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John and Lisa Bevere are the founders of Messenger International, an organization established to help individuals, families, churches, and nations realize and experience the transforming power of God’s Word. A minister and best-selling author, John delivers messages of uncompromising truth with boldness and passion. In his latest book, Good or God, he invites readers to engage with God on a new level:
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26 Women in Ministry Share Their Wisdom: Get It Free!

300x300 Sidebar AdExplore wisdom, advice, and encouragement from 26 of today’s most influential women in ministry: get the new book What I Wish I’d Known for free, exclusively from Vyrso.

The new anthology features insight from Kay Arthur, June Hunt, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Kasey Van Norman, Liz Curtis Higgs, and others. Each author contributed one chapter that reflects on their years in ministry and offers practical advice for applying the Word.

Get What I Wish I’d Known: Insight from Leading Women in Ministry for free!

Powerful advice from the women who know best

. . . I can’t get over the fact that God has chosen these brave women to pave the way and walk alongside me. They inspire me to believe God is greater, and they will do the same for you as you read this book! It was a joy and privilege to bare a small part of my soul in the wake of these beautiful women of God.

—Kasey Van Norman, bestselling author, blogger, and Bible teacher

Last summer, we had the honor of hosting a two-day conference for women in ministry in Dallas, Texas. The conference brought together bloggers, teachers, and leaders in an intimate setting and allowed them to share their joys, mistakes, and moments of grace.

This book offers a compilation of the most powerful and applicable insights shared at the conference. Explore Pam Farrel’s advice on following God’s compass, Elyse Fitzpatrick’s journey to get to the heart of God’s message, and Liz Curtis Higgs’ advice on taking criticism.

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  • Kay Arthur
  • Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • June Hunt
  • Gwen Smith
  • Elisa Morgan
  • Carol Kent
  • Kasey Van Norman
  • Pam Farrel
  • Michelle McKinney Hammond
  • And many others!

These women are relatable and courageous, and we couldn’t be more proud of the finished product.

Get the book for free from Vyrso today!

About the free Vyrso app

The Vyrso ereader app makes it easier than ever to connect your daily reading with Scripture. Tap on any Bible reference and the verse will appear with a hover feature. Highlight, take notes, search your library with ease, and share insights and quotes with simple social-sharing options.

The Vyrso store offers thousands of the best Christian titles: download What I Wish I’d Known for free, then explore other top Christian ebooks on

Logos 6 Reviews: See What Ministry Leaders Are Saying

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Blog-HeaderSince Logos 6 launched, bloggers, authors, and ministry leaders across the globe have immersed themselves in the software to find out what their favorite features are, how Logos 6 changes their day-to-day studies, and how to gain the most insight from their libraries.

Here’s what some of them have to say:

I highly recommend this if you are a pastor, teacher, writer, researcher, or simply love studying the Bible. . . . There isn’t a doubt it will be put to good use and will help you not only become more efficient, but study more in depth as well.

—Nate Pyle at

In the case of Logos 6 you will not get a cheap knockoff. This is the real thing and in my opinion one of the best Bible software packages I have ever worked with. I look forward to my continued use of this fine tool because I cannot go back to the way I did it before my review.

—Pamela Rose Williams at

I would highly recommend Logos 6 to you for your personal Bible study or ministry resource needs. With flexible payment options and specifically designed library choices, Logos 6 is the Bible study software that will help you reach goals, become productive, and efficiently complete your work.

After using Logos 6 for several weeks now, I am impressed not only with the functionality but the impressive new tools and resources that have been added to my software tools.

—Pastor Josh Buice at

I highly recommend Logos 6. This investment in Bible study software will revolutionize the way you research to prepare messages.

—Carol Kent at @CarolKentSpeaks

[Logos has] not only revolutionized the way that I study the Bible, it’s got me addicted! There isn’t a night that I don’t look forward to going to bed because I know I’ll be opening Logos. I went from reading a couple of chapters/day to reading a couple of hours/day.

—Darlene Schacht at

Logos is more than a Bible study program. It is becoming an important part of my life; a window into a vast library of resources that I could never hope to own in printed form. Don’t get me wrong, I love books. But given the option I would take Logos over print hands down because of all the interconnected features.

—Ed Walsh at Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics

These reviews are just a glimpse into how Logos 6 could transform your Bible study. If you’re not using Logos 6, you’re missing out: get it today!

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Introductory offers on Logos 6 are ending soon: now’s the time to take advantage of special discounts and free gifts with your Logos 6 purchase!

Give us a call at 888-875-9491 to talk through your options, or check out which base package we recommend for you.

Our Long-Awaited Jesus

Luke 2:11

When I meditate on Christmas, I think about our Jesus—about the miracle of our Savior. About being free from my sins and being able to rest in his grace all because he came here to save us. But I don’t often think about the fact that people longed and waited for him to come.

Patience isn’t something that comes naturally for most people, especially when there’s no ETA. And waiting for Jesus had to require more patience than anything else we’ve ever waited for.

They knew he had been promised. They believed he would come. But they didn’t know when. I can’t even imagine how amazing it felt for those shepherds, who were just going about their day, to hear those glorious words:

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)

The Lord was here. Our Jesus had come. They would be set free. The Savior born was declared to be the divine Messiah, and an angel had been sent to tell them personally.

After all that waiting, he had finally arrived.

The hymn Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus puts this into perspective:

Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born thy people to deliver,
born a child and yet a King,
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all sufficient merit,
raise us to thy glorious throne.

He was the desire of every nation, the longing of every heart. Jesus, the best king they could ever hope for—their strength, hope, and joy. People didn’t care about gifts, or great food, or even good company. Their long-awaited Savior had suddenly come, and that’s all that mattered.

This Christmas, let’s remember what a miracle Jesus was. Let’s not take his birth for granted. Let us drop everything and bask in the glory of our long-awaited Savior, who was born on earth, would die to save us, and who will never leave us.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

—John 3:16

Hallelujah, our Savior is here! Let us rejoice.

The Clock’s Ticking: Get Your Upgrade Discount While You Can!

Enhance and grow your library

If you’ve been holding off on upgrading to Logos 5, you don’t have much time left. The Logos 5 upgrade sale ends August 5!

If you act now, you can still combine your Logos 5 upgrade discount with your Dynamic Pricing ownership discount. This ownership discount subtracts the cost of books that are already in your library—in addition to the significant upgrade discounts, we’re cutting out the cost of resources you already own.

Whether you’re coming from an earlier version of Logos or you own Logos 5 and want the best price on the tools and resources you’re missing, check out your special pricing with the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator.

What you’re missing out on

We’ve covered a lot of reasons for upgrading now. If you’re considering an upgrade but want to do a little more research, check out some of our recent posts:

Don’t wait! Your discount ends soon

You only have a couple weeks to take advantage of your custom upgrade discount. Lock in your discount, spread the cost over several months, and even get your money back within 30 days—you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Upgrade to Logos 5 today and save!

Why Book Cache Fits My Life

Mark BarnesToday’s guest post is from Mark Barnes, pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church, Clydach in the UK.

One of my favourite things about Logos is the Community Pricing and Pre-Pub specials. By ordering resources in advance, I benefit from substantial discounts and immediate access to resources as soon as they’re released.

There’s one problem, though. When you order something on Pre-Pub, you usually don’t know exactly when it’s going to be released. And that might mean that if the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew or the John MacArthur Sermon Library happens to be launched at the same time my car insurance is due to renew, I might miss out.

Don’t miss out on the best deals

I might miss out, that is, were it not for for Logos’ Book Cache program. By purchasing Logos credit via a monthly subscription, I can make sure that when those Pre-Pubs arrive, I’m able to take advantage of them. All I had to do was to take out a Book Cache subscription, and then check the box on the credit section of my account page. Now, when Pre-Pubs are released, I don’t have to worry whether my credit card is already maxed out—I can automatically pay using the Logos credit I’ve already purchased through Book Cache.

Easily spread out the cost

Of course, there’s a second advantage to Book Cache. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for Logos resources in one month and then very little the next month, I can spread out my payments evenly over a longer period. That makes budgeting easier—and my wife much happier!

So if, like me, you’d love to have more than 3,000 John MacArthur sermons in your library (but you’re not sure you’ll have $199 on hand when the resource is ready), go ahead and order it. Then just take out a Book Cache subscription for $60 or $80 a month: by the time the sermons are released, you’ll already have most (if not all) of the credit you need, depending on the release date. With a $60 Book Cache subscription, you would pay for the archive in just four months, and have $40 in credit to put toward another resource. With a payment plan at about $62/month, it would take an extra three months to purchase the same sermons after they’re released. For me, that makes Book Cache a no-brainer.

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Get the most out of your book budget: subscribe to Book Cache today.

Get a Free French Bible!

Get a Free French BibleWe want to equip people across the world with Logos’ powerful study tools. That’s why we’re working on getting Logos resources into as many languages as possible.

A few months ago, we hired a French product manager to help bring you a wide variety of French products. Now we have some very cool stuff on the way:

Get a free book, Verse of the Week art, and the best deals!

If you’d like to stay in the loop about new French products, updates, and sales, there are a few ways to do it:

1. Subscribe to the French email list. You’ll get updates on new French Community Pricing and Pre-Pub resources, as well as new products and sales. You’ll also get a coupon code to get Louis Segond 1910 French Bible for free! If you like free books and discounts, you’ll want to be on this list. Head over to the French page and subscribe.

2. Follow Logos French on social media. Take a sec to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter—we post weekly Scripture art in French, so follow along and be encouraged!

3. Check out our French resources. Right now, you can get early-bird savings on the Bible en Français collection. Keep an eye on the French products list for new Pre-Pubs and Community Pricing resources.

Check out all our French products, and sign up for the French email list—head over to now!

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Obtenez-vous une Bible gratuite !

Nous voulons vous aider avec les meilleurs outils pour étudier la Bible. C’est pourquoi nous travaillons pour avoir des ressources au format Logos dans plusieurs langues.

Il y a quelques mois, nous avons engagé un spécialiste pour des produits français pour nous aider à améliorer notre sélection des produits dans la belle langue.

Obtenez un livre gratuitement !

Si vous voulez avoir des nouvelles concernant les produits français, les mises à jour, et les promotions, il y a plusieurs façons :

Inscrivez-vous sur notre liste de courriel. Vous recevra des mises à jour pour nos nouveaux produits. Maintenant quand vous faites l’inscription, vous allez recevoir un code (dans un déjlai de 24 heures)pour recevoir la Bible Louis Segond 1910 gratuitement.

De plus…

Engagez-vous avec nous !

1. Vous pouvez nous visiter sur les réseaux sociaux. Vous pouvez nous aimer sur  Facebook et sur Twitter— nous donnons chaque semaine de l’art biblique gratuitement juste pour votre encouragement. C’est pour vous d’utiliser comme vous voulez. Égalemnt, il y a les forums de Logos.

2. Regardez nos ressources en français. Pour l’instant ,vous pouvez avoir la Bible en français (5 tomes) en rabais, car il s’agit d’une prépublication pour un temps limité. Aussi, il y a l’Institution de la Réligion Chrétienne par Jean Calvin, et le Catéchisme de l’Église Catholique.

Jétez un coup d’oeil sur nos produits en français, engagez – vous avec nous sur les réseaux sociaux, et joignez-vous à  notre liste dès maintenant afin de nous aider à développer le meilleur logiciel au monde, en français, pour étudier la Parole !