They’re Counting on Your Bible Knowledge—Are You Ready?

baker-illustrated-reference-collectionWhether you’re a pastor, a professor, or an active member of your local church, your Bible study drives your relationship with God in a lot of ways. And for people in your congregation, classroom, or small group, your having the answers at your fingertips can be key to the formation of faith. So how do you make sure you’re getting the most from the Bible?

To help you out, we’ve put together two new collections that can help you make sure you have answers:

The Baker Illustrated Reference Collection

The six-volume Baker Illustrated Reference Collection may not seem large, but don’t underestimate its wealth of research and scope of biblical coverage: it gives you everything you need to either get started in biblical research or advance your study with better, more modern tools. Bursting with vibrant, full-color images (see below!) and filled with modern commentary and articles, these useful volumes can be yours today. Visit the product page to see if you’ve earned a Dynamic Pricing discount, and then set up a payment plan at checkout to make monthly budgeting easy!

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The James Hastings Reference Collection

James Hastings was arguably the founder of the modern biblical reference work: his two-volume Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels is a landmark study of Christology, messianic research, and the nearly endless background behind the four Gospels. This collection gives you it and thirty-two more volumes: over 18,000 pages of detailed research on Christian history, doctrine, biblical study, and biblical characters. You’ll get resources to grow, refine, and sustain your faith.

Use coupon code HASTINGS20 and get it for 20% off! 

Logos 5 makes this research even more accessible

With Logos 5′s Bible Facts tool, you’re never far from dictionary and encyclopedia entries on biblical characters, locations, animals, artifacts, and more. Searching for “Peter,” say, brings back a wealth of rock-solid research, giving you all the perspectives—classical and modern—you need. See how:

Right now, you can get a custom discount on Logos 5—upgrade today!

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!


Don’t Miss These 4 New Testament Pre-Pubs

The New Testament shows us how to follow Christ, grow closer to him, and live in light of the gospel. But if you don’t have all the pieces—proper context, sound exegesis, the right perspective—you might miss the very message you need to hear. That’s why it’s important to study the New Testament with the best commentaries and references.

Here are four insightful NT collections on Pre-Pub:

journal-for-new-testament-studies-and-the-ancient-church1. Journal for New Testament Studies and the Ancient Church

Pre-order it for $100 off!

The Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft is one of the oldest and most highly regarded international scholarly series in New Testament studies. Since 1923, it’s been a forum for seminal works focusing on early Christianity and related fields; grounded in a historical-critical approach, it explores new methodologies that advance our understanding of the New Testament and its world. Logos’ edition of Journal for New Testament Studies and the Ancient Church includes both the series’ German and its English texts. It presents a variety of scholarly voices and explores a thought-provoking array of topics in New Testament studies.

2. The New Testament Library Series

Pre-order it for over $60 off!

Looking for scholarly perspectives on Paul’s ethics and the church’s ministry in the world? The New Testament Library Series provides over 5,000 pages of insightful exposition from NT scholars like Victor Paul FurnishLuke Timothy Johnson, and M. Eugene Boring. The Journal of Biblical Theology writes that “[it] belongs on the shelves of students, clergy, and professional scholars as well as the serious layperson.” It’s shipping soon: pre-order yours today, before the Pre-Pub savings are gone!

baylor-new-testament-studies-collection3. Baylor New Testament Studies Collection

Pre-order it for $75 off!

Over the centuries, the Word of God has remained steadfast. Scholarly interpretation of Scripture, however, is always evolving: even in just the last 50 years, New Testament scholarship has experienced some significant changes. The Baylor New Testament Studies Collection gives you fresh, scholarly insight into various New Testament topics, including Christian origins, oral tradition, ancient media culture, rhetorical tradition, and Johannine studies.

4. Academic Studies on the New Testament

Pre-order it for $90 off!

In this collection, important theologians like James D.G. DunnRichard J. Bauckham, and Carl Joachim Classen explore interpretive approaches to the New Testament. The Academic Studies on the New Testament collection is invaluable for anyone interested in the New Perspective on Paul, Second Temple Judaism, or early Christian apocryphal literature.

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When you pre-order, you save big and get great study tools the instant they’re ready. And the sooner you pre-order, the more you save—once a Pre-Pub ships, the special savings are gone forever. So don’t miss out: pre-order your favorite NT studies collections today!

Verse of the Day Art: 3 Ways to Fill Your Life with Scripture

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Since 2011, Logos has been bringing you Verses of the Day—beautiful pieces of Bible art that highlight a different verse daily. Over the years, Logos’ professional designers have brought over 700 verses to life.

The Verse of the Day app (for Windows 8) and Bible Screen (for iOS, Android, and the web) let you get biblical inspiration on your computer, your mobile devices, and even your TV. Now there are even more ways to visually reflect on Scripture:

VOD TShirts1. Bible verse T-shirts

It can be hard to find clothes that reflect your Christian lifestyle. Sometimes Christian clothing is cheesy; sometimes it’s so cryptic that even other Christians might not get it. Now, with Verse of the Day T-shirts, you can display the Word of God wherever you go. You probably don’t talk to everyone you meet, but with a Verse of the Day T-shirt, you can share some of the most important words people will ever hear—without even opening your mouth.

Let the clothes you wear remind yourself and others that the Word of God is beautiful and alive. Brighten your wardrobe with Verse of the Day T-shirts!

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Decorate your home with art that’s worth paying attention to. We’ve reformatted 10 Verse of the Day images so you can print them on beautiful canvases and surround your friends and family with gorgeous wall art. (We printed ours at Costco, but you can use your favorite local printing store.) The resized files are free, so you can print as many of them as you’d like! To get all 10, just follow the Bible Screen Faithlife group and download the file “Bible Screen Art (2048×1536).”

Download your print-ready files today.

bible-verse-magnets3. Bible verse magnets

Verse of the Day art is now available on magnets! Bible Verse Magnets give you a pack of 12 verses that you can easily stick to your fridge, file cabinet, or family message board for daily encouragement. For just $4.99, you can fill your home with beautiful art and spiritual wisdom.

Shipping is free—get yours today!

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Where would you like to see the Verse of the Day go next? Let us know in the comments.

3-Day Sale! Get Equipped for the National Day of Prayer

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Starting today, more than 40 resources on prayer are on sale, most for under $30!

May 1 is America’s National Day of Prayer, and to help you get ready, we’ve picked some of our favorite resources on the subject. If you’re ready to kick-start your prayer life, this is the perfect time to get equipped—check out all the deals right now.

The call to prayer has deep roots in US history. In 1775, the Continental Congress called upon the colonies to pray for wisdom as the nation was formed. In 1952, the National Day of Prayer was born: an annual invitation to pray for the country. On May 1, people across the country will set aside time to pray for America’s leadership, its people, and its future.

Here are three of the great resources you’ll find on sale until the end of the day on May 1:

1. The Lord and His Prayer, by N.T. Wright

the-lord-and-his-prayerGet it for 25% off!

The disciples asked, “Teach us to pray.” Jesus answered. In The Lord and His Prayer, N.T. Wright examines the Lord’s Prayer phrase by phrase, helping you rekindle your spirituality and discover a life full of prayer.

2. Healing Prayer, by Reginald Cherry

Get it for 25% off!

Reginald Cherry is a practicing doctor. He’s also a believer in the healing power of prayer. Blending the latest medical research, true accounts, and biblical principles, Healing Prayer examines the relationship between prayer and healing. “Prayer,” Cherry says, “is the divine key that unlocks God’s pathway of healing in both the natural and supernatural realms of life.”

3. An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible, by James E. Rosscup

an-exposition-on-prayer-in-the-bibleGet it for 25% off!

Dr. Jim Rosscup put 15 years of writing—and 50 years of study and teaching—into his magnum opus, An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible. John MacArthur says, “This is the most comprehensive material that has ever been written on prayer. . . . Not only is this a massive treatment from the Word of God, but from a man who, for twenty years, has been teaching a life-transforming course on prayer at The Master’s Seminary. He has been living out these truths and teaching thousands of young ministers to do the same with profound blessing.”

This is just the start: there are dozens more resources on sale!

This special three-day sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 1—pick out your favorites today.

Get the Newest Reformed Base Package at the Best Price!

Reformed DiamondWe recently released our new Reformed base packages, and they’ve been a huge hit! These new base packages combine Logos’ powerful tools with a world-class library of Reformed resources, offering an unparalleled platform for study in the Reformed tradition.

After purchasing Reformed Gold, one user said, “Over 500 titles (many related to Reformed theology) and the most powerful Bible study software in the world. Unbelievable deal, and now I’m addicted . . .”

It gets better, though. We just added Reformed Diamond to the lineup!

Why Diamond?

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to get a Reformed base package, this is it. Here are three reasons to choose Diamond:

1. You qualify for a 24-month payment plan

Diamond is the only Reformed base package that qualifies you for an extended 24-month payment plan. This means you’ll actually have a lower monthly payment with Diamond than you would with the 18-month Platinum payment plan—but Diamond has over 1,100 more resources! You’ll be getting a library worth $54,000 in print, for around $30 less a month.

2. You’ll get the biggest discount possible

For just a couple more weeks, you can get 15% off your new Reformed base package! Be sure to get Diamond at the introductory price: you’ll save over $500. Not only that, but if you already own titles from Diamond, you’ll get a Dynamic Pricing discount.

3. You’ll get hundreds of additional resources

Diamond gives you top products like The Works of Cornelius Van Til (regularly $199), the Welwyn Commentary Series (regularly $724), the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (regularly $319), the Charles Spurgeon Collection (regularly $499), and much, much more. Just those four resources cover over half your costs, and we haven’t even gotten to the other 2,200+ resources!

What if I already own a Reformed base package?

Good news: you’ll get a Dynamic Pricing discount for the resources you already own, plus 15% off the upgrade costs.

Someone who just upgraded to Diamond said that it’s “An amazing deal with some great new resources (well, new to me), like the The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition: vols. I–II. I already had Reformed Platinum; getting Diamond added [hundreds of] volumes to the library.”

If you’re interested in any of the resources in Diamond, now is the time to upgrade.

Don’t miss out—get it at the best price!

Own a world-class library of Reformed resources. Experience the premier research environment for study, teaching, and sermon preparation. Use coupon code REFORMEDBP and get Reformed Diamond for 15% off!

Get a Better Understanding of the Early Christian Church

baker-academic-early-church-collectionRight now, you can pre-order the Baker Academic Early Church Collection for $78 off! Pre-order yours right now.

The collection gives you 13 volumes of theology from the church’s first five centuries, equipping you to study the roots of your faith. You’ll learn about the Church Fathers, their impact on the early church’s development, their contemporary relevance, and common misconceptions that have tainted evangelical views.

Study popular standpoints on pressing issues

The Baker Academic Early Church Collection sets you up to analyze the early church’s baptismal rites, its views on social justice and ethics, its interpretations of the Genesis 1–3 narrative, and more—not to mention topics like how Montanism and Stoicism influenced early Christianity. With contributions from scholars and theologians of all traditions, it presents a variety of standpoints on important issues, allowing you to study, compare, and come to your own conclusions.

The collection is perfect for anyone interested in early Christianity’s history, theology, and spirituality. Its individual volumes cover a wide spectrum of topics:

You can take these patristic insights, analyze them with Logos 5′s powerful tools, and understand the development of Christian thought.

Don’t miss your chance!

This collection is shipping soon, so don’t miss your chance to get the best price! Get the Baker Academic Early Church Collection for $78 off—pre-order yours today.

5 Reasons to Get Your MA from Knox Theological Seminary

5 Reasons to Attend KnoxKnox Theological Seminary’s Master of Arts programs aim to prepare you to carry responsible exegetical skills into a lifetime of ministry. These specialized tracks emphasize language and orient the training around Logos.

Here are five reasons you should choose Knox for your MA:

1. The curriculum is Christ-centered, gospel-driven, and mission-focused

Knox, committed to preaching Christ from all of Scripture, trains students for effective, Christ-centered ministry in the church, home, or workplace. Paul exhorts us in Romans 12:1 to present ourselves as a living sacrifice (in life and ministry) to God in light of God’s great mercy; Knox helps you carry out that living sacrifice by devoting your ministry to the gospel.

2. It’s affordable

Not only are the Knox degrees competitively priced, but Knox offers flexible payment options to help you honor God with your money and still pursue your theological education. Don’t let your finances keep you from a world-class education—learn more about your payment-plan options.

3. Your classes are flexible

Whether you live in Florida, in Alaska, or overseas, Knox has an education platform to meet your needs and suit your lifestyle. You can take classes on campus, online, or in a hybrid of the two. Knox’s online classes connect you with students from all over the world and pair you with exemplary professors to walk you through your studies, continually pushing you to academic excellence and pointing you to Christ.

4. You’ll learn from a top-notch faculty

From Moses and Joshua to Paul and Timothy, history shows that a good teacher can go a long way toward guiding your walk with Christ. At Knox, you’ll learn from some of the best teachers in modern biblical studies. Study theology, exegesis, church history, and more with such distinguished scholars as Michael Allen, Bruce Waltke, Jim Belcher, Gerald Bray, Bryan Chapell, and others—see the full faculty list.

5. You’ll learn with Logos Bible Software

Logos helps you go deeper in your studies in a fraction of the time. Many of your textbooks are available in Logos, allowing you to make use of powerful tools like the Passage Guide, Clause Search, Timeline, and more. Plus, with Logos’ bibliography tools, citing your references will be a breeze! Logos is the perfect tool to help you as you pursue your master’s with Knox.

Further your education and your ministry with an MA from Knox Theological Seminary. Learn more about Knox’s master’s programs, and get started today!

Pre-order David Guzik’s Commentaries for 28% Off!

David Guziks CommentariesDifferent commentaries engage Scripture in different ways, and it’s important to find one that meets your needs as a believer. With so many commentaries to choose from, though, picking the right one can be difficult. Enter David Guzik’s brand-new Commentaries on the Bible series, written to meet the needs of Christians everywhere. Pre-order the whole set today for 28% off!

Everything you need, and nothing more

Pastor Guzik forgoes formality and dives straight into the text—no lengthy introductions or extensive footnotes here, so you can get straight to the Scripture. Guzik provides helpful insights and context without risking information overload: the commentaries are designed so that the average reader can pick one up and start learning.

Packed with helpful insights and context, these commentaries examine the Bible in a way that’s easy to understand. Whether you’re an everyday Christian, a Bible teacher, a preacher, or a Sunday school or small group leader, Guzik’s clear exposition, engaging voice, and accessible style make his commentaries the perfect companions for your personal Bible study.

Connected commentaries

This collection takes you through 62 books of the Bible—including the entire New Testament—and gives you almost 8,000 pages’ worth of insight. Logos transforms these commentaries into instantly searchable databases that integrate with every book in your library, so you can get the answers you need and plunge into Scripture right away.

There’s never been a better time to get your hands on this powerful collection. Right now, all 62 volumes of David Guzik’s Commentaries on the Bible are on Pre-Pub for $70 off the regular price. Pre-order yours now, before this deal is gone!

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!