3 Days Left to Get Can’t-Miss Deals from InterVarsity Press

This month we’re shining the spotlight on celebrated publisher InterVarsity Press. For just three more days, you can save 30% on some of their most popular collections—plus get a $40 coupon code to spend during next month’s Publisher Spotlight.

Here are five of the best IVP deals available for just three more days:

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The Gospel according to Moses

This post is adapted from the transcript to Dr. Daniel Block’s Mobile Ed course on Deuteronomy.

To a lot of people, the only disease worse than Leviticus is Deuteronomy. We don’t like this book, we don’t understand this book, we don’t get the point of this book, and we are glad that it’s not in our New Testament.

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3 Resources to Keep Your Resurrection Study Going

The resurrection is the defining event of the Christian faith, and a single Sunday a year just isn’t enough time to unpack its significance. Here are three resources to help you focus on the importance of the resurrection all year round. They’re all on sale until the end of the month, so pick them up at a great deal while you still can.

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8 Simple Words (and Some Great Books) That Will Help You Serve the Church

“Let me get back to you on that.”

Years ago, an older, wiser Christian taught me how those eight little words would help me better serve other believers. As an eager, young church leader, I would over commit, agreeing to take on responsibilities until my schedule—and my sanity—were bursting at the seams.

By committing to help so many people, I was actually limiting my ability to serve others. But asking for time to consider an opportunity allowed me to thoughtfully evaluate how it fit my priorities and calling.

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Why You May Be Misreading Scripture, & What to Do about It

A few years ago, researchers discovered that our memories might not be as reliable as we think. In fact, every time you recall a memory, your brain distorts it a little. Like making a copy of a copy of a copy, you reproduce the event in your mind’s eye based on earlier versions of the memory.

You aren’t remembering the event, you’re remembering the memory.

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3 Insane Deals from Logos March Madness

The dust has settled and Douglas Moo has been crowned the 2017 Logos March Madness champion. But LMM isn’t just about recognizing the theological greats.

It’s also about getting crazy-good deals on biblical and theological resources.

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Save 30% on Select IVP Titles in April’s Publisher Spotlight

This month we’re shining the spotlight on celebrated publisher InterVarsity Press. All month long you can get great deals on some of their most popular titles, including the their Bible dictionary series and the Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

And as an added bonus, if you spend $250 on any of the titles featured in this month’s Publisher’s Spotlight, we’ll give you a $40 coupon code to use during May’s Spotlight. Check out the Publisher Spotlight page for more details.

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3 Resources That Will Give You a Fresh Look at Easter

What would it have been like to pray with Jesus in the garden? To watch as he was led to his death? To enter a tomb one early Sunday morning and find only a few discarded rags?

When you explore the culture, history, theology, and literature of the Bible, it’s like stepping into the story itself. Suddenly the image flips from black and white to high-definition. You’re reminded that Jesus lived in the real world, died a real death, and really did come back to life.

This Easter, we want to equip you to step into the biblical story and rediscover the significance of the resurrection. We’ve pulled together a selection of key resources to do just that. (And for the truly curious, you can even step into a first-century tomb.)

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How Easter Reveals Jesus’ Claim on Our Lives

Since the earliest days of the church, Christians have commemorated the death, resurrection, and glorification of Jesus of Nazareth at this time every year. And there has been plenty of argument concerning the purpose of those events.

We agree that Jesus died for us, but what does that mean, really? Too often we assume that Jesus died for the forgiveness of our sins . . . and leave it at that.

But when Jesus gained victory over death itself, he claimed authority over our very lives.

Bearing our crosses

In his book Pro Rege, Abraham Kuyper, the nineteenth-century Dutch journalist and theologian turned Prime Minister, says:

People will comment that ‘everyone has their cross to bear,’ complain about ‘the cross that we just have to bear,’ or say about those with a tough lot in life that they pass through life ‘under a cross.’ . . . In accordance with this usage, any who, despite their harsh lot in life, find peace in that lot—who endure the disasters that overcome them with a steadfast spirit and do not succumb to them in despair, but find secure refuge in God—they are considered to have fulfilled Jesus’ command. (2:39)

Do you agree? Then think again:

If the world sees that you are loyal in confessing your Savior and witnessing for him, it will try and make you pay for it. . . . Matthew 10:38 does not refer to our common suffering, but only to our suffering for the sake of Christ. Moreover, it is important to realize that the suffering thus depicted lies not in that we will have to bear our cross, but in that we will be nailed to it. . . . What Jesus pronounces with ‘whoever does not take his cross,’ is not a friendly word of comfort for the hardships and sorrows of life. It is a most solemn announcement that those who confess him and witness for him must always be prepared to die for him.

Loyal subjects of a living King

Unlike believers in other parts of the world, most Christians in my country (the United States) haven’t experienced the worst horrors of Hebrews 11: “Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword.” (Heb 11:35–37)

As a turn of the century European aristocrat, neither did Kuyper. Nor was he in a place to see the atrocities of two world wars. But he understood the claims Jesus makes on all of our lives. The Easter message is one of hope and love. We are forgiven by the King of Glory. We are now his friends and heirs. But we are also his servants, and since he is King, we are his subjects. The King’s death and resurrection was so much more than a victory shout. It was a war cry, his proclamation that Satan no longer has authority or any claim to rule.

And Kuyper reminds us that Jesus’ authority extends to the life—and death—of every Christian.

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Pro Rege volume 2 is now available in both print and digital formats! Dig into its theological riches this Easter. You may find yourself disagreeing with Kuyper, but you certainly won’t be left without food for thought. Get it now.

Should I Get Logos 7 Basic if I Already Own Logos?

By now, you’ve probably heard about Logos 7 Basic, the new, free version of Logos Bible Software. And if you already own Logos, you may be wondering, “What does that mean for me?” In fact, you may be one of the customers who flooded the blog with questions like:

“If I install the free version of Logos 7, will my copy of Logos 6 be deleted or overwritten?”

“I have Logos 6 and Logos Gold. Is there any reason why I should get Logos 7 Basic?”

Great questions. Here’s the answer:

When you get Logos 7 Basic, we’ll add new books and features to the resources you already own; you won’t lose a thing.

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