Your Biblical Tour Guide

Owning the Lexham Bible Guides is like having someone to walk you through the Bible step by step, explaining topics, themes, and meanings behind particular passages. The guides summarize a broad range of views on the books of the Bible, giving you the tools you need to find answers quickly.

With the Lexham Bible Guides, you’ll have the direction to begin your study and the information to guide your research. Instead of having to dig for the information you need, you’ll have it all in one location—allowing you to study Scripture in a way that’s simple and effective.

We’ve shown you how the Paul’s Letters Collection can help you get to know Paul better, study topics such as humility in Philippians and the creation of the “new man” in Ephesians, and navigate complex information fast. You can learn even more about this collection on the product page.

What are you waiting for? Download the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection today!

Making Last-Minute Sermon Prep Awesome

Pastorum SeriesIt’s 6:10 p.m. I have 20 minutes to finish my weekly sermon for a service that begins at 7 p.m. My sermon includes a bit about ancient culture, a few major points I want people to remember, and some questions I hope the congregation will ponder. But it still lacks punch. It’s missing some key elements: a strong quote, a moving prayer, a surprising statistic, and elegant slides to share them all. Although I’ve been pulled in every direction by life, school, and work this week, that won’t matter to my listeners. The people who have graciously allowed me their time won’t care why my sermon falls flat. They’ll only remember that it wasn’t worth their time. I need to solve this problem.

Moments like these are what prompted us to create the Pastorum Series. This collection includes a solid set of resources to make your preaching more effective and preempt sermon prep breakdowns.

If I used the Pastorum Series in a situation like this, I would easily be able to finish preparing my sermon in 20 minutes. [Read more...]

Now on Pre-Pub: The Henrietta C. Mears Collection

“There is no magic in small plans. When I consider my ministry, I think of the world. Anything less than that would not be worthy of Christ nor of His will for my life.” —Henrietta Mears

henrietta mearsHenrietta Mears was one of the twentieth century’s great Bible teachers. For 35 years, she served as the director of Christian education at First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, California. Her experience as a former drama instructor, gifts as a teacher, and penchant for memorizing large passages of Scripture brought the Bible to life. Through her leadership, First Presbyterian’s Sunday school attendance grew from 450 in 1928 to 6,500 in 1933.

Dissatisfaction with  available Sunday school curricula led Mears to found Gospel Light Publications in 1933 as a way to distribute her own curriculum. Gospel Light continues as one of the largest providers of Sunday school curricula today.

It would be impossible to assess Mears’ full influence. Not only has she touched the lives of those under her direct care; she has had a remarkable second-hand influence through those she mentored. [Read more...]

Get Over 90% Off The Complete Works of Thomas Manton

Thomas Manton

For a limited time, you can get The Complete Works of Thomas Manton for only $40 on Community Pricing. When costs are covered, the price will jump to $199.95, and once it ships, the price will go up to $599.95. Get your bid in now for the best price!

Who was Thomas Manton?

Thomas Manton was an important Puritan preacher and a contemporary of John Owen’s and Richard Baxter’s. He preached hundreds of sermons on Romans 8, Psalm 119, Ephesians 1, Hebrews 6, 1 John, the prayer of Jesus in John 17, and nearly every other book of the Bible—often devoting multiple sermons to a single verse of Scripture.

Both J. C. Ryle and Charles Spurgeon regarded Manton as influential in their own preaching.

Five reflections from Thomas Manton on Romans 8

  1. “Our subjection to God, as our sovereign, is built on our total and absolute dependence upon him, both for our creation and preservation; for we could neither make ourselves, nor preserve ourselves; and therefore we are subject to the will of another, whose we are, and whom we should serve.” [Read more...]

10 Powerful Charles Hodge Quotes

Charles HodgeCharles Hodge was one of the most influential theologians of the nineteenth century. During his time at Princeton Theological Seminary, Hodge instructed more than three thousand ministers, served as moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly in 1846, helped revise the Presbyterian Church’s Book of Discipline, and served on the Board of Foreign Missions.

Right now you can get The Works of Charles Hodge (29 vols.) at 70% off the regular price on Community Pricingpossibly even more, depending on what everyone bids. This collection contains almost 14,000 pages, including over 4,000 pages of articles, essays, and tracts, a biography of Hodge, all his published works, and more.

In honor of this wonderful collection, we’ve put together 10 powerful quotes from Charles Hodge:

  1. “There is no form of conviction more intimate and irresistible than that which arises from the inward teaching of the Spirit.”
  2. “If the race fell in Adam, much more shall it be restored in Christ. If death reigned by one, much more shall grace reign by one.”
  3. “He is not to us a God afar off, with whom we have no immediate concern; but a God who is not far from any one of us, in whom we live, move, and have our being, who numbers the hairs of your head, and without whose notice a sparrow does not fall to the ground.”
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7 Encouraging Quotes from Charles Simeon

Horae HomileticaeHorae Homileticae, Galatians to Ephesians by Charles Simeon is free through May 31—get yours today!

This 12-chapter book is full of scholarly, spiritually rich writings on Galatians and Ephesians. Charles Simeon does a wonderful job of breaking down themes chapter by chapter, providing you with powerful insight into these biblical books. Here are seven encouraging quotes from Galatians to Ephesians:

  1. “Thus we, in our respective situations, may be called upon, by those who are in authority over us, to neglect or violate a positive duty: but we must not give place by subjection, no, not for an hour; but ‘must obey God rather than man;’ and must ‘resist unto blood, striving against sin;’ and glory in death itself, when sustained in such a cause.”
  2. “But the Lord Jesus Christ, by his obedience unto death, has both fulfilled its demands, and suffered its penalties, for us; and has thus freed us from it as a covenant, and has brought us into a better covenant, the covenant of grace.” [Read more...]

One-Day Deals & Free Books: Call Today!

At the beginning of May, we extended our hours—we’re now open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pacific) Monday–Saturday! To launch the new hours, we’ve been hosting one-day sales each Saturday in May. Every week, 10 different resources have been on sale, but you had to call or email our sales team to hear about them. This is May’s last Saturday, so be sure to call in and find out about these final specials.

Today we’ve got a great lineup of sale items. Among them are:

A. W. Pink CollectionA. W. Pink Collection (40 vols.)

Regularly $249.95—call or email us to find out the sale price!

This collection of 40 titles should be part of every Christian’s study library. A practical theologian with a pastor’s heart, Pink shaped the thinking of a generation of believers—especially on the topics of divine election and God’s sovereignty. [Read more...]

Get a Free Book and Huge Discounts for Memorial Day!

MemorialDay2013_blogheader_620x175Summer’s coming, and with it come longer days and the opportunity to catch up on your study and reading. Now, with our Memorial Day Weekend Sale, you can get sizzling deals on some of our hottest titles and collections. Download the free Logos Bible app (iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire) and take them with you to the beach, to the park, or on your upcoming trip.

Plus, when you use coupon code MEMDAY2013, you can get a free copy of G. Campbell Morgan’s Discipleship!

The Memorial Day sale lasts for only four days. Come May 28, these deals all go away, so use coupon code MEMDAY2013 to save now on the following titles:

The Nelson Bible Reference Bundle

Save now on over 200 titles, including Bible translations, commentaries, dictionaries, illustrations, maps, and visual resources.

Regularly: $899.95

Get it now for $599.95

Coupon code: MEMDAY2013

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Exploring the Christ Hymn: Humility in Philippians

Paul's Letters CollectionEvery community of believers struggles to maintain unity, and the church in Philippi was no exception. Selfish ambition and grumbling were tearing the community apart (Phil. 2:3, 14). In Philippians 2:3, Paul reveals the antidote to such disunity: act in humility, considering others more significant than yourself (Phil. 2:3). He then points the Philippians to the ultimate example of humility: the incarnation of Christ. For Paul, Christ modeled true humility when He took on human flesh. Jesus calls His followers to imitate His life of sacrifice.

The Christ hymn of Phil. 2:5–11 celebrates Christ’s life of selflessness, from His preexistence to His undeserved death to His exaltation. It can be difficult to unpack the theologically rich and complex ideas loaded in these short verses. Lexham Bible Guide: Philippians, the latest volume in the Paul’s Letters Collection, helps you dig deeper into this famous Christ hymn by identifying its key exegetical and theological issues and surveying the major commentaries, articles, and monographs in the Logos Bible Software library.

Let’s look at an excerpt from this volume, which covers one of the hymn’s most difficult topics:

Form of God

Paul opens the hymn by asserting that Christ Jesus was “in the form of God” (en morphē theou hyparchōn). As O’Brien (1991, 206) observes, the exegesis of this significant phrase influences the interpretation of the entire hymn. The phrase “form of God” not only stands at the beginning of the hymn, but it marks the first of several seemingly sequential statements regarding Jesus’ status. [Read more...]

Get up to $388 Off Commentaries through June 15!

If you’re still looking for that perfect graduation gift, you have until June 15 to save on some top commentaries. Whether your grad is pursuing vocational ministry or simply looking for a better understanding of the Bible, commentaries make superb presents.

Through June 15, you’ll save on:

International Critial CommentaryInternational Critical Commentary

The International Critical Commentary has long held a special place among works on the Bible. Its comprehensive, rigorous scholarship brings together all the relevant aids to exegesis: linguistic and textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological.

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Designed both for serious students and for general Bible readers, the PNTC seeks to make Scripture’s meaning clear. The authors interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate, yet avoid undue technical detail. The result is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, of scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with attention both to biblical theology and to the Bible’s contemporary relevance.

Get $53 off with coupon code PILLAR13 [Read more...]