How to Get Your Dream Library without Spending a Fortune

vast-library-blog-headerImagine a colossal library. These words conjure different images for everyone. Whether the library in your mind features gothic architecture or fluorescent lights, slim ladders or elevators, there’s one constant: shelves and shelves of books. Heavy, dusty, cumbersome—as the library grows, the task of research grows ever daunting.

If you’re one of the 300,000 people who use Logos to study the Word, you know how Logos has revolutionized Bible study and biblical research. Pose a query to Logos and in seconds, you’ve leafed through every book in your library. With digital books, there’s no limit to the size or scope of your library. You are your own curator, free to choose the resources that meet your needs and ignite your curiosity.

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Enrich Your Library with Select Titles from Wipf and Stock

BlogHeader_620x325We have a great thing going with Wipf and Stock Publishers. To celebrate this partnership, 126 of the best titles from Wipf and Stock are on sale now—each volume, collection, commentary, and journal is 35% off. Start shopping now! The sale ends February 29 at midnight.

To whet your appetite, here are the top three deals you don’t want to miss.

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How to Quickly Open Bible Dictionaries in Logos

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I’m often asked what’s the best way to work with certain types of books such as, commentaries, lexicons, Bible dictionaries, etc. So in today’s post, I’ll demonstrate a method for accessing Bible dictionaries. If you’ve worked with Logos a while, you’ve discovered there are numerous ways to accomplish the same task. This is just one of several means to quickly open a Bible dictionary.

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[VIDEO] What Is the Meaning of ‘Prophecy’ in the Bible?

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What image comes to mind when you think of the prophets in the Hebrew Bible? When I think of the Old Testament prophets, I often have a limited perspective and mainly focus on how their God-inspired declarations connect to other passages of Scripture. In the margins and footnotes of our study Bibles (and certainly in Logos!), we have tools to help us do just that, quickly linking related passages of the Old and New Testaments. But when we simply move from one verse to another, jumping between prophetic foretelling and fulfillment, are we missing out on important scriptural context and application?

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Have You Read the Most Thumbed-Through, Thumbs-Upped Books?

2015-YearInReview-Blog-Header_620x325In a poignant scene from a mid-90’s movie, a character is asked to select a favorite book from among a vast library. She responds rapturously, “I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens!”

We know the feeling.

It would be near impossible for us to highlight just a handful of resources from our own library—so we let our users choose for us. We’re celebrating last year’s best-selling, most-read, and top-rated products as determined by the people who use our products everyday.

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What Does Church History Have to Do with Modern Ministry?

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“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” (Eccl 1:9)

This refrain from the beginning of Ecclesiastes is music to a historian’s ears. The cliché “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” may ring true for those who ignore the past. The modern church often falls into the trap of chronological snobbery, assuming that current intellectual pursuits are inherently superior to the past. This causes pastors and church-goers alike to forego thousands of years of wisdom in favor of the newest scholarship.

In his new book, Church History for Modern Ministry, Pastor Dayton Hartman argues that church history is not old news, but a vital component of a healthy ministry. The previous struggles and conflicts of the church can help us refine and reform our doctrine and worship today. In this practical and engaging book, Hartman shows us that a deep understanding of our past can help us address contemporary issues facing the church.

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The Logos Feature That Makes Using BDAG a Breeze

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I have a long-standing, friendly argument going with an old professor of mine. It started when, as a budding young Greek student in seminary, I asked, “Should I get the paper version of BDAG or the digital version?”

“Paper,” he said, “because you can see the whole layout of each entry instead of only a tiny portion of that entry, which is what you get on your computer screen.”

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The Power of Theological Journals for Your Bible Study

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Commentaries, Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias are some of the most popular reference works we stock our digital libraries and bookshelves with. However, one resource that is often overlooked, but can be extremely beneficial to your studies, is a theological journal.

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In Remembrance: 6 Powerful Quotes from Charles Ryrie

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When I met Charles Ryrie, I had to shoulder my way through the throng of undergraduates just to shake his hand. He had just delivered a lecture during chapel at my little Bible college, and immediately following his closing prayer, the seats emptied and students surrounded him. Ryrie—who was already elderly and had to deliver his talk while seated in a wingback chair—graciously endured the onslaught. When I reached the front of the crowd I realized students weren’t simply shaking the hand of this patriarch of dispensational theology—many were asking him to sign their Bibles.

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What Your View of Judges 11 Says About Your View of the Entire Bible

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Last week I asked a question that struck a chord in readers. I promised that your answer to that question would “reveal everything you believe about the Old Testament.” Who knew so many people cared so deeply—and had done so much thinking—about whether or not Jephthah sacrificed his daughter in Judges 11?

But before I reveal what I believe about Jephthah’s daughter, let me point out what I do not believe: that everyone who voted differently than I did has a flawed view of the Old Testament. There is room for debate here, and at least one Old Testament scholar I respect greatly has argued in detail for the opposite view. (My replies are here.) In fact, I checked about 40 commentaries, and the proportion of yes and no votes was exactly the same as in the poll from last week’s post.

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