7 August Deals You Need to See

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Every month, we feature discounts on a wide range of products: commentaries, biblical and theological studies, preaching resources, and more. There are more than 100 deals to choose from, but here are 7 you definitely don’t want to miss:
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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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Get a Free Book Each Week of the Back-to-School Sale!

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Going back to school can be taxing. When money’s tight, you’ve got to invest in the best resources available. That’s why we’re giving away a free book each week of the back-to-school sale! That’s right, completely free!

Browse fantastic deals on commentaries, systematic theologies, original-language works, and more! Then, get your free book.
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What to Expect in the New Grammars Expansion Collection

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Exploring biblical-language grammars is an essential step in biblical exegesis. After all, if we don’t correctly understand the way the words in a passage fit together to communicate meaning, then we risk misunderstanding the passage altogether.

Virtually every volume written on the exegetical process includes syntactical analysis.

But how are we to identify significant syntactical issues within a biblical passage? Even if you’ve studied Greek and Hebrew in seminary, you know that it doesn’t take long before all the minutiae of a foreign language’s grammar becomes a distant memory. You could dust off the cover of an old grammar, read it completely, and apply what you’ve learned to the passage you’re studying. Even if you had the time to do this, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be able to catch everything.

And what if you simply don’t know Greek or Hebrew, but want insight into the biblical languages?
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Stock Your Library with the Back-to-School Sale!

Blog Image 1 630x175Our most popular academic sale of the year has returned! The back-to-school sale is the perfect opportunity to equip yourself for your next season of learning. Not going back to school? With commentaries, systematic theologies, reference works, and more, we’ve got practical study resources for everyone. Whether you’re in the classroom, a distance-education program, or doing personal study, we’ve got you covered with more than 40 of the best academic resources.
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Serve the Church without Burning Out

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Ministry leaders have a high calling. They must serve their churches and communities with grace and integrity, evaluate the spiritual progress of their congregations, and unite the church to work as a body. They live lives of service and humility while inspiring and motivating others. And they do all this while planning sermons and Bible studies, praying for their people, organizing small-group ministries, overseeing the administrative needs of the church, and performing the countless other duties of church life.

Those are some intimidating responsibilities, and the risk of burnout is huge. Ministry leaders don’t simply need to learn a set of leadership skills; they need an approach that values their spiritual formation just as highly as boots-on-the-ground training.

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Save on Volumes from NICOT, NICNT, Anchor Yale Bible, and More!

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The monthly sale is the perfect chance to build your library with volumes from popular commentary series. Whether you’re looking to expand your collection, try out a new series, or study a specific book of the Bible, you’ll find great savings.
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The Simple Way to Save on Your Favorite Resources

bp-lineupWhenever someone asks me, “What’s the best way to get great books at the lowest price?”, I tell them to invest in another base package. “But I already own a base package, why would I need another one?”

The answer is simple: with Dynamic Pricing, you don’t pay twice for the same resources. If a base package that you don’t own contains resources that you already have, the price is reduced automatically.

And Baptist base packages? They include some of the most popular resources at the biggest discounts.

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6 Reasons to Get the Preaching the Word Series

BlogHeader_400x400There’s only a week left to save on July’s top product, the Preaching the Word Series (36 vols.). Not sure if you want to add this resource? Here are five reasons we think you’ll want it and why you need it before the month ends:

1. You’ll get 31% off the collection’s regular price—that’s a savings of nearly $200. And if you already own some of the volumes, your price will be even lower.

2. If you’re a pastor, you’ll get both valuable insights into the Bible and models for effective expository preaching.
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Pastoral Wisdom from Charles Bridges

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Popularity is yet more dangerous: the few, who escape its influence unhurt, have been exercised in painful conflicts, such as have shown their deliverance from this fiery trial to have been nearly miraculous.

It is not easy to overcome our natural love of ease, our indisposition to self-denying devotedness, and our false tenderness in flinching from the declaration of unpalatable truths.

I‘ve only recently discovered the surprising relevance of Charles Bridges’ writing. As a preacher and church planter, I can understand why his The Christian Ministry, from which the above quotes are pulled, went through nine editions in 20 years, and is still highly valued among pastors. As I scoured over quotes from the book, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t come across this book before.
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