Read the Bible in a Year with D.A. Carson

I took a class with D.A. Carson in seminary that completely changed how I read the Bible.

Prior to the class, I understood the Bible’s general storyline, but you couldn’t drop me somewhere in 1 Chronicles and ask me to relate it to Christ and his redemptive work.

At the end of the class, you could. Carson not only walked us through the major themes and motifs of Scripture to show how it held together, he gave us the tools to make our way to Christ from any passage (while still honoring its meaning for the original audience). I now understand every passage of Scripture as a small stream feeding into one grand river, one message: that Christ redeemed fallen creation through his life, death, and resurrection.
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Take advantage of a rare opportunity to get the 40-volume Preaching the Word commentary series for half off—saving $350.

As part of this month’s spotlight on Crossway Publishers, we’re slashing prices—but only for a few more days.

The Preaching the Word series is a favorite of pastors for its readability, commitment to biblical authority, and clear scriptural exegesis and exposition. It drills into word studies, the original languages, and more without losing sight of the big idea, making it a great resource for church leaders and students alike.

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“Throughout the Christian centuries, working pastors have been proving themselves to be the best of all Bible expositors. [Editor] Kent Hughes stands in this great tradition, and his exciting expositions uphold it worthily.”
—J.I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College

“This series resonates with the priorities of the pulpit. No academic aloofness here, but down-to-earth, preacher-to-preacher meat for God’s people.”
—Bryan Chapell, distinguished professor of preaching, Knox Theological Seminary

“There is a long history of informed, edifying biblical expositions that have been mightily used of God to shape and strengthen the church. These volumes admirably fit this tradition.”
—D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

While these men refer to the print version of the commentary, the added functionality and comprehensive search features in Logos make it even more valuable for study and sermon prep. Every Scripture reference is linked to English translations, and every Greek and Hebrew word to lexicons, dictionaries, and more, making it ideal for exegesis.

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The Great Legacy of Charles Octavius Boothe

As the country celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, we are also reminded of other African-Americans who have contributed to the black community and the world through education, ministry, and writing. One such individual is Charles Octavius Boothe (1845-1924).

Boothe was born into slavery in Alabama, but went on to become a pastor, educator, and activist. He established and pastored Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, which would later be pastored by Martin Luther King Jr. and renamed Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

Boothe also helped found Selma University and served as its second president. He was the editor of The Baptist Pioneer, and promoted literacy programs and theological training for black preachers and laypeople. In 1890, to further this mission, he published a systematic theology titled Plain Theology for Plain People. It was his aim for the book that “simplicity should prevail—simplicity of arrangement and simplicity of language” so that even the average sharecropper could understand it.

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Get the Popular LifeGuides on Pre-Pub Today!

For over three decades they’ve been one of the most-used Bible study tools anywhere for small groups, Sunday school classes, and even individual devotions.

Now you’ll save up to 42% off the publisher’s regular price when you pre-order any of the nine special Logos collections of the popular LifeGuide Bible Studies.

These collections range from the five-volume Godly Relationships bundle to the complete 138-volume collection. Each field-tested volume offers group discussion questions, leader notes, and everything needed for deeper individual study.
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Get a Free Commentary on Galatians That’s Perfect for Preaching

This month only we’re giving away free downloads of  Galatians: Gospel-rooted Living from Crossway’s Preaching the Word series. Plus, you can add on another volume from that series (Proverbs: Wisdom that Works, by Ray Ortlund) for just $1.99. And if that’s not enough, pick up the Martyn Lloyd-Jones 3-volume commentary on Acts 1–8 for just $9.99!

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Save Up to 51% on Piper, Sproul, MacArthur, and More

This year starts with great deals on collections of trusted resources from Crossway Publishers. You’ll save up to 51% on works by your favorite authors and theologians, from Wayne Grudem and John Piper to R.C. Sproul and John MacArthur.

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This collection gives a rich variety of biblical exegesis, theology, pastoral teaching, life application, church history, and devotional material. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, D.A. Carson, Martyn Lloyd Jones, John Piper, J.I. Packer, John MacArthur, and Sam Storms.

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Save up to 50% with January’s Top 5 Deals

It’s a new year, and with it comes big savings in the January monthly sale. We’ve pulled together dozens of commentaries, Bible reference works, and other essential resources—and cut their prices by up to half.

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The year is almost over, which means time is short to save on the bestselling, highest-rated Logos resources of the year.

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How to Choose the Right Bible Translation for the Task

What’s the best Bible translation? If you’ve been a Christian for very long at all, you’ve probably heard or maybe even asked this question.

But what if it’s the wrong question?

What if we shouldn’t be asking “Which translation is best?” but “Which translation is best for the task at hand?”

Which English Bible translations are most useful for evangelism? How about for close study? How about for shaking you out of a Bible-reading stupor? How about for reading in big chunks? How about for teaching children and other poor readers? How about for expository preaching? [Read more…]