Bible Study Magazine’s 6-Year-Anniversary Issue and New Editor

bible-study-magazine-november-december-2014Nov.–Dec. 2014 marks Bible Study Magazine‘s six-year anniversary issue and our 37th issue overall. We announced the print magazine six and a half years ago here on LogosTalk, and our six-year-anniversary issue may be our best yet!

Here are some highlights from our Nov.–Dec. 2014 issue:

Rooted in the City of Brotherly Love: Dr. Eric Mason

When Dr. Eric Mason first felt the call to plant churches nearly 14 years ago, he envisioned himself as a kind of itinerant preacher. “I wanted to model my work after the Apostle Paul’s by planting a church, spending two or three years getting it up and running, and then moving on to plant another.” But God had different plans in store—now, he is rooted in the city of brotherly love because “with inner-city ministry, you have to be in it for the long haul.” This has taught Mason an incredible amount about biblical literacy and discipleship.

Read the rest of the story by senior writer Jessi Strong in Bible Study Magazine Nov.–Dec. 2014.

From Soviet Soldier to Seminary President

Andrey Kravstev, like many who grew up in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, was educated in atheism and nationalism. At age 19, he witnessed the decline of the Soviet Union and the revelation of government crimes against the people. Kravstev was a soldier in the Soviet army at the time and quickly grew disillusioned. “I found a page from the New Testament—just one page from John 18 that included the dialogue between Jesus and Pilate. . . . That passage struck my heart.” Now, Kravstev is a seminary president and says things like: “Familiarity with the Bible on its own doesn’t mean anything unless there’s an application—unless there’s a way you see it changing your life.”

Read the rest of the story by Jessi Strong in Bible Study Magazine Nov.–Dec. 2014.

Out of Slavery: Exodus

In this issue, we follow Israel’s journey out of Egypt and into the wilderness. While it’s a journey that begins with a high note, it has equally low points. After all the miracles, Israel doubts God and twists worship to their own liking. Throughout this story, God chooses to align himself with this feckless people. He has a desire for them: that they would be holy, set apart in order to show his goodness and justice to the world.

It’s easy to look down on Israel’s faith—but as we study the story closely, we can see ourselves. Our redemption has been bought for us with a frightening and glorious act—one that the changed the world forever. We’ve been set free from slavery and raised to new life in Christ. What does this look like in your life? What is your response to this freedom?

Read Rebecca Van Noord’s full introduction to our theme for this issue, “Out of Slavery: Exodus,” and the themed section itself in Bible Study Magazine Nov.–Dec. 2014.

Truly Love, Dangerously—A Special Letter from the Editor

“My dear friends, No generation is exactly like the one before it. . . . When I look at our world, I see a place that’s more interconnected than ever before. I see the opportunity to leverage these connections to transform lives. I see that, for the first time in all of history, we could very well bring the news of God’s freedom, in Jesus, to the ends of the earth.”

Continue reading (or listen to) the last letter from the editor on the Bible Study Magazine blog.

We’re making Bible Study Magazine even better

We’ve redesigned Bible Study Magazine under the direction of Christine Gerhart, added a section especially on Bible study with Logos Bible Software (in extra pages), and put even more thought into how to help you take your Bible study to the next level. Although Bible Study Magazine launched as an award-winning magazine, we have never stopped improving it. Bible Study Magazine is all about helping you get into the Word so that you can effectively make our world a better place!

This serves as my last issue as editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine. Rebecca Van Noord is the new editor-in-chief. She loves Jesus and is passionate about Bible study. Van Noord has been managing editor of Bible Study Magazine since April 2011 and has been with the publication since April 2010. She is a fantastic editor and an accomplished author. Van Noord coauthored Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional and coedited 40 Days to the Cross: Reflections from Great Thinkers. I look forward to you experiencing even more of her creativity. It’s been an honor to serve Jesus as Bible Study Magazine’s editor-in-chief.

Don’t Miss October’s Discounts!

september-logos-monthly-saleWe have special deals running all October long, and you don’t have to miss a single one! Check out October’s monthly sale right now to see this month’s discounts.

Here are a few you won’t want to miss:

Basic Theology

Regularly $27.95get it for $21.95!

Charles Caldwell Ryrie takes the daunting topic of theology and creates an even-handed introduction and reference for a variety of major theological concerns. Ryrie delivers a systematic approach to Christian theology that will prove edifying to theologians at any level.

The Decades of Henry Bullinger (4 vols.) 

Regularly $99.95get it for $69.95!

The Decades of Henry Bullinger includes 50 godly and learned sermons, divided into five decades and containing the principal points of Christian religion. Bullinger’s sermons resonate with sympathy, love, grace, and tenderness not indicative of his time. With a passion for truth and God’s Word, Bullinger delivers messages that spurred and shaped the Reformation, yet still impact today’s church.

G. Campbell Morgan Collection (30 vols.)

Regularly $279.95get it for $229.95!

The 30-volume G. Campbell Morgan Collection is an excellent compilation of resources for anyone wishing to gain a more expansive knowledge of the Bible. This collection includes Morgan’s much-loved critical study of the Scriptures—the 10-volume Analyzed Bible—along with studies on the New Testament’s parables, a guide to the study of the Bible, and volumes on prayer, evangelism, and Christian living. This collection provides over 5,000 pages of wisdom and biblical studies that benefits pastors, theologians, and teachers alike.

These are just a few of the items on sale this month! Check out all of this month’s deals, and get big savings on some of our most popular works.

Introducing the 125-Volume Romans Collection

the-romans-collection-125-volumesWe heard you liked Paul’s epistle to the Romans.

So we handpicked 125 diverse and key volumes in the study, interpretation, translation, and exegesis of Paul’s magnum opus. We made sure to encompass a wide variety of traditions, perspectives, and levels of scholarly depth to create a well-rounded collection.

What exactly is it?

The Romans Collection is an enormous collection of modern commentaries, classic commentaries, and monographs that study Romans’ socio-historical context, Greek text, Pauline thought, Jewish background—you get the idea.

We’ve pulled together commentaries from Pillar, the New American Commentary, the College Press NIV Commentary, the Socio-Rhetorical Commentary, the International Critical Commentary, and many more.

This collection even features classics—Charles Hodge, John Calvin, Henry Cowles, J.B. Lightfoot, Charles Gore, Albert Barnes, and many others.

It also includes perspectives from almost every Christian tradition imaginable (Evangelical, Baptist, Methodist/Wesleyan, Anglican, Roman Catholic, Reformed, Charismatic/Pentecostal, Lutheran, Unitarian, and more).

That’s a lot of stuff on Romans

Yes, but we’re just getting warmed up. These statistics just scratch the surface:

  • Over 90 volumes are commentaries
  • Over 40 of those commentaries were published in the past 40 years
  • Over 40,000 pages contain verse-by-verse commentary (imagine that in your Passage Guide)
  • Over 30 volumes deal specifically with Paul based on the context or content of Romans

That must be expensive . . .

Individually, these volumes would cost you $2,838.50 from our store, but bundled together with an introductory discount, you save more than 70%! Right now, you can get this expansive for only $749.95. Don’t have $749.95 sitting around? Monthly payments come to around $67/month for just 12 months.

If $67/month is still too steep, don’t be surprised to find your personal price a bit lower. Dynamic Pricing can significantly lower your price if you already own any of this collection’s volumes. You’ll only pay for the books you don’t already own in Logos.

Visit Logos.com and sign in to see your personalized discount.

So, what’s the catch?

If it seems like a dream come true, we hate to burst your bubble, but this dream won’t last forever. The Romans Collection’s price is increasing to $1,199.95 on October 24, so act fast to secure these savings!

Get $100 Off This Month’s Top Product!

logos-top-product-october-interpretationThis month only, you can save $100.00 on one of our best-selling theological resources—Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (INT).1

Through October 31, you can add this 43-volume collection to your Logos library at a special discount. Just use coupon code INTERPRET at checkout to save.

Enhance your understanding of key biblical texts

The Interpretation series takes a closer look at the ancient biblical text by incorporating a dialogue with the critical questions and problems of contemporary life and faith.

Each commentary expands on specific passages that are commonly used in teaching and preaching—you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of early biblical concepts that were once complex and difficult to communicate with aspiring Bible scholars.

What people are saying about the INT

Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (INT) has received widespread acclaim because of the meaningful way it offers an interpretation of biblical text, combining historical scholarship and theological purpose from teachers, preachers, and serious students of the Bible:

The Interpretation series from Westminster John Knox Press is clearly established as a rich source for teaching and preaching. They have tapped the talents of a varied and esteemed group of contributors, resulting in what is clearly the essential comprehensive commentary series on the Bible.

—W. Eugene March, A.B. Rhodes Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

The Interpretation series is an invaluable resource for any leader or scholar interested in interpreting the biblical text to the broader church. Its works are essential for pastors, educators, and church libraries.

—Brian K. Blount, president and professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary

Get it today!

Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (INT) gives you full-length commentaries on the Old and New Testaments, as well as a detailed introduction by each of its 41 esteemed authors.

Take advantage of limited-time savings on this renowned resource—get $100.00 off Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (INT) today when you use coupon code INTERPRET at checkout.

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Last Chance: Save on the David W. Baker Old Testament Bundle

mobile-ed-david-w-baker-old-testament-bundleThe two-course David W. Baker Old Testament Bundle is shipping soon: pre-order these courses for 40% off before the price goes up!

These courses are more than just academic studies—they cover content important for both life and ministry. You’ll discover the practicality of wisdom literature, the beauty of Hebrew poetry, and the relevance of Old Testament prophecy. Dr. Baker is excited to show you that, even among the Minor Prophets, there’s an abundance of rich material that will preach.

If you’re just starting to read and study the Old Testament, or if you’ve been hesitant to preach or teach through the Old Testament’s challenging genres, these courses are perfect for you! You’ll get two valuable courses, which integrate into your Logos library:

  • OT102 Introducing the Old Testament: Its Poetry and Prophecy (4 hours)
  • OT232 A Survey of Amos, Joel, Obadiah, and Malachi (6 hours)

Dr. David W. Baker is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary, and he has authored a number of commentaries, including volumes in the NIV Application Commentary series, the Tyndale Commentaries, and the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series. If you’re looking to better understand God’s message in the Old Testament, Dr. Baker is the perfect guide.

Last chance to save!

Save 40% on these courses while you can by pre-ordering the David W. Baker Old Testament Bundle. Claim yours today!

New to Mobile Ed?

Logos Mobile Education is advancing the standard of theological education. With Mobile Ed, you can learn from renowned teachers and integrate their carefully designed courses with your Logos library. Mobile Ed is a new way to learn, as well as a new way to grow in your ministry, scriptural knowledge, and spiritual walk.

Learn more about Logos Mobile Ed.

Not Your Average Bible Study for Your Church

not-your-average-bible-study-seriesLexham Press has shipped the three newest volumes in the Not Your Average Bible Study Series. If you’ve ordered the collection already, you should already have Sermon on the Mount: Living for God’s Kingdom, 1 Peter: We Are Refugees, and 1­–3 John: Radical Hospitality in your Logos library. For those of you who were waiting until these three volumes shipped, now is the perfect time to get them!

Updates to the Logos editions

In addition to shipping these three volumes, we’ve also gone back and updated Logos editions of the first nine volumes in the series.

Since these were developed for Bible Study Magazine, a print publication, we assumed that a physical Bible would be present with you as you worked through these Bible studies. In each volume, we included instructions to underline, highlight, and physically interact with your Bible.

These instructions don’t really work in a digital publication, especially one that is enhanced with all of the amazing features in Logos Bible Software. We’ve updated these instructions in the digital editions to utilize the various tools built into the software so that your study is more efficient than ever! These updates should be ready within a few weeks.

Ordering for your church or Bible study group?

The Not Your Average Bible Study Series works great for both individual study and group study—it’s designed for both settings.

Together, with your community, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the Bible’s ancient context
  • Ask the same questions scholars ask
  • Apply the Bible to your life, each step along the way
  • Tell the biblical story as part of your own story

If you’re interested in purchasing bulk orders of either the digital or print editions, our sales team (800-875-6467) is ready—give them a call today.

Whether you’ve been studying the Bible your whole life or you’re just getting started, the Not Your Average Bible Study Series will empower you to go deeper into the Bible.

Now’s your chance to jump into deeper Bible study.

Announcing the New Noet.com

Noet_LaunchPromo_Logos_Blog-V2Noet is committed to providing classical, ancient, and modern works for a wide range of scholarly application. And now, you can experience the new Noet.com.

Noet’s updated site is now here—visit Noet.com and see what’s new!

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Explore Noet.com’s fresh new design. Find better functionality that flows seamlessly. Check out the homepage to see what Noet can do for you.

You can also browse over 600 products ranging from history to philosophy to ethics. Add these timeless works and important resources to your library today.

Explore new ideas

Dive into rich content with our new blog. The Noet blog is focused solely on scholarly work. You’ll find substantial writing focused around important philosophical ideas, geared specifically toward students of the classics. Gain academic insight alongside the Noet community as you dive deeper into classic works and enter into discussions on pressing topics with like-minded scholars.

The Noet blog is dedicated to helping you study, updating you on new products, and giving you the support you need. Subscribe to the Noet blog to ensure that you never miss a beat.

Engage new resources

Explore the texts that shaped history through Noet’s newest titles—check out The Noet Introduction Series. This series equips you engage classic thinkers in their original Greek and Latin.

Each collection contains authoritative editions of the original-language manuscript with an English translation, as well as a contemporary Greek and Latin language textbook and a basic lexicon selected to fit the text at hand. It has never been easier for lovers of the classics to study these texts in the works’ original languages.

Get the most out of your classical studies with Noet. Visit Noet.com today!

October’s Free Book: The Crucified God

October-Logos-free-book-of-the-monthThe Cross is one of the most important events in Christian history, only surpassed by the Resurrection. And this October, you can get The Crucified God by Jürgen Moltmann for free!

Taking the time to thoroughly examine the theology of the cross, Moltmann explores Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, and he seeks to revolutionize the concept of God, thereby making his theology of hope more concrete in the eyes of the reader.

This is Jürgen Moltmann’s best and therefore most important book. He has substantially changed the central thrust of his theology without sacrificing its most vital element, its passionate concern for alleviation of the world’s suffering.

—Langdon Gilkey, professor emeritus of theology, The University of Chicago Divinity School

Don’t forget about the +One!

October-Logos-free-book-of-the-mont-plus-oneThroughout October, you can get a second book—Theology of Hope: On the Ground and the Implications of a Christian Eschatology—for only 99 cents!

In this book, Moltmann shows how theology can begin in hope and be considered as a theme in an eschatological light. He digs into the foundations of the hope of Christian faith and into the exercise of this hope in thought and action in our world today.

A stimulating and important book, a ‘must’ for every theological student and every preacher who wishes to become acquainted with the most significant movement in contemporary continental theology.

—The Christian Century

Enter to win the entire collection

You can also enter to win the 22-volume Jürgen Moltmann Collection, featuring these two titles. Earn additional entries by sharing the Free Book of the Month to your social networks!

Don’t wait—get your free book and +One today!

Pastor Appreciation Month: Save All Month Long

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“Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.” —1 Timothy 5:17

Pastor Appreciation Month is upon us and it’s time to let our pastors know how much we value them. This year we have a new special for you every day, and you can save on over 50 products—even if you’re not a pastor.

Plus, get The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, vol. 14 for free the entire month!

How to get the best deals in October

Every day during October (except Sundays), we’ll be revealing a 24-hour deal. The resource unveiled will be deeply discounted for 24 hours! Never miss a deal—visit Logos.com/PAM-2014 each day to see what’s new.

Get a sneak peek

Here’s a look at our first four daily deals:

Day 1 (today!): Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (11 vols.)
This series is enormously helpful and practical through its usage of small visual presentations of historical, exegetical, and theological information. Highly user friendly, this resource is great for college students, pastors, or those who want to take their Bible study to another level.

Day 2: Roy Zuck Vital Issues Series (12 vols.)
The insightful words of these archetypal writers address questions faced by everyone who sincerely seeks to be more Christlike and to please God.

Day 3: Baker Studies on Preaching Collection (37 vols.)
The Baker Studies on Preaching Collection assembles 37 volumes filled with practical advice, strategies, and tips for preaching accurate, engaging, and impactful sermons.

Day 4: Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages, Second Edition
While retaining both its original outline and Haddon W. Robinson’s 10-stage sermon-development process, this new edition offers significant improvements.

Celebrate your pastor

The purpose of this month is to remind us to honor our pastors. A pastor’s work is never really done; they work diligently to feed and tend to their people, and this is a great opportunity to show the church leaders in our lives how much they mean to us.

Take time this month to send them a thank-you card, bring them to lunch, or invite them over for a home-cooked meal—and most importantly, pray for and encourage them.

Don’t miss a single deal—sign up to hear about every Pastor Appreciation deal. Plus, get 30 days of Proclaim Church Presentation Software for free!




What do you appreciate most about your pastor? Let us know in the comments!

New Lower Price on the NIDNTTE!

new-international-dictionary-of-new-testament-theology-and-exegesisThe price has dropped on the five-volume New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis.

Pre-Pub prices often go up as a product gets closer to shipping. Typically, even when you pre-order early and the price goes up, you still get it at the lower price.

This is a rare exception where the Pre-Pub price has gone down.

We’ve been working with the publisher to make the NIDNTTE available for pre-order at a discount. So if you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, now’s your chance to pre-order this set at a much lower price!

We don’t know how long we’ll be able to offer the NIDNTTE at this price. You need to pre-order now to ensure your chance to get this discount. Even if the price goes up later, you’ll still get it at today’s price.

We also won’t charge your credit card until this product ships, and we’ll send you a reminder a few weeks in advance.

If you’ve already pre-ordered the NIDNTTE at the previous price, you do not need to worry about changing your order—we’ve already updated your account to use this new price.

About the NIDNTTE

Enhance your Greek studies with the valuable features in this latest version. You’ll get:

  • Thorough New Testament dictionary and exegesis
  • Works edited by highly acclaimed biblical scholar Moises Silva
  • New updates to entries, discussions, bibliographies, and indexes
  • Improvements to the original layout, featuring entries arranged in alphabetical order

Take advantage of this series’ new lower price and pre-order now! Remember, we won’t charge your card until it ships.

Pre-order the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis today!