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During December, treat yourself and your loved ones with a subscription to Bible Study Magazine for nearly half the cover price: subscribe today!

The January–February 2015 issue draws you into a fascinating study of 1 and 2 Corinthians and includes inspiring stories and Bible study tips from both Philip Yancey and Congolese pastor David Kasali.

Challenge yourself

Paul loved the church in Corinth, but with that love came accountability.

With Bible Study Magazine, you’ll gain new insights and understanding as your read through Paul’s letters to the Corinthian church. Each article investigates a passage or idea in 1 and 2 Corinthians, giving you a deeper understanding of the issues Paul addressed. You will be challenged to live “upside down” in a world that has it all wrong.

Be inspired

Follow Philip Yancey’s personal story in “A Journey of Grace” that ultimately points back to Christ’s love.

Yancey’s story takes on a fascinating twist: he grew up in a church that felt safe and secure, but as he grew older, he noticed problems that stemmed from certain teachings within the church. He began to feel unsure of his faith. Read his story as he embarks on an investigation of who Jesus is by seeking answers and truth found in the Word. Through his quest, Yancey was inspired by Jesus’ love, grace, and mercy.

The Bible corrected what I had picked up in that unsafe church. As I began to study Jesus, I realized that he didn’t have that insular approach at all. He was accused of hanging around sinners all the time. It seems like the least likely people were most attracted to Jesus, but the uptight religious people were threatened by him.

—Philip Yancey

See God at work

Pastor and academic David Kasali sees God’s work in the Congo, and it gives him incredible hope.

Kasali initially longed to forge a path of financial success in his life, but soon realized he had been running from his true calling. He left his business job and started working as a chaplain. Now, he’s mobilizing Congolese Christians to transform their communities through the Congo Initiative. He’s eager for God to transform churches and communities in Congo. He quotes Isaiah 43:18:

 ‘Forget about the former things. I’m doing a new thing and don’t you perceive it?’ God can rewrite our stories and histories, and then we can be a part of the new thing God is doing.

—David Kasali

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Bible Study Magazine compiles fresh new content and delivers it straight to your doorstep, and the January–February 2015 issue is no exception! Gifting a subscription to a family member or friend is easy—simply add their shipping address to the subscription information at checkout.

Subscribe to Bible Study Magazine now for only $14.95!

Win Collector’s Edition and a MacBook Pro This Christmas!

2014 Logos Christmas giveawayThe Christmas giveaway is here! This Christmas, you could win both Collector’s Edition and a MacBook Pro. Head to Logos.com/Christmas for your chance to win, but don’t wait—this giveaway ends December 22.

Win a library worth nearly $100,000

Collector’s Edition is our biggest base package ever, and we’re giving someone a copy—free.

The resources in Collector’s Edition are worth nearly $100,000.00; it’s an expansive library that’ll quench even the most passionate bibliophile’s literary thirst (for a moment, at least). You’ll get insights from major theologians, discover works on every biblical passage, and explore a wide range of resource types—including theological works, journals, commentaries, and more. In short, you’ll have the resources to study just about any biblical topic—no matter how obscure.

Here are some of the resources included in Collector’s Edition:

Collector’s Edition also includes all of Logos 6’s tools, like Textual Variants, the Propositional Flow Outline, the Psalms Explorer, and every type of search. And when they’re combined with this massive library, you’ll be equipped with the most powerful tools for any Bible study situation.

But don’t just take our word for how great it is—here’s what users have been saying about Collector’s Edition:

Excellent product. I’m extremely grateful that I was able to get the International Critical Commentary, Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries, Church Dogmatics, and various scholarly journals. This package is great because it is vast and appeals to pastors, academics, and everyone in between.

What’s not to like with over 5,000 resources . . . for $5,300.00. . . . Of special interest to me are the interlinears, Hebrew and Greek grammars, biblical theology and systematic theology resources. This is an outstanding set!

And if you win, you’ll be able to explore Collector’s Edition for yourself on your new MacBook Pro.

You’ll need a computer to run Logos 6. So, to top off the giveaway, we’re including a 15” MacBook Pro. You’ll be able to access your entire suite of study tools and resources from your new MacBook Pro, then take your Bible study with you on your mobile devices. Or, you could make someone’s holiday with a gift they’ll never forget.

Enter to win Collector’s Edition and a MacBook Pro today at Logos.com/Christmas!

Get December’s Discounts before They’re Gone

december-monthly-sale-bannerJust in time for the holidays, we have special deals running all December long, and you won’t want to miss a single one!

Study the Messiah’s Old Testament beginnings, see Scripture through the eyes of the Apostolic fathers, and discover the love of God with these three exciting resources:

The Prophecy of Isaiah

Save 33% when you get it now!

The book of Isaiah is replete with messianic imagery, much of which is lost to the casual reader. With this exciting, single-volume commentary, J. Alec Motyer takes you on an in-depth tour of the book and its three recurring themes: the messianic hope, the motif of the city, and the Holy One of Israel.

biblical-exegesis-in-the-apostolic-periodBiblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period

Save 24% when you get it now!

This acclaimed second edition provides an in-depth look into the nuance of first-century Judaism and its impact on New Testament interpretation. Richard Longenecker provides the reader with detailed analysis of the Christian faith’s Judaic roots while explaining the differences between Christianity and Judaism. With new findings and research, this essential volume is one you won’t want to miss.

D.A. Carson “Love of God” Collection (3 vols.)

Save 28% when you get it now!

“We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). But what is the nature of that love? In his signature work, The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God, D.A. Carson takes an in-depth look at the problems surrounding God’s love, including God’s relationship to unbelievers, God’s wrath, and his sovereignty. Additionally, this bundle includes the two-volume devotional For the Love of God, a 365-day plan that takes readers through edifying comments and somber reflections.

These are just a few great titles on sale—be sure to check out the rest of this month’s discounted products!

4 Facts about the New Testament World from Craig Evans

mobile-ed-craig-a-evans-new-testament-backgrounds-bundleDr. Craig Evans is an expert in the background of the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and ancient manuscripts. He is also an excellent communicator. In the six-course Mobile Ed: Craig A. Evans New Testament Backgrounds Bundle, Dr. Evans provides valuable and fascinating insight into the world of the New Testament.

This bundle is currently $200.00 off during the 12 Days of Logos.

Here are just a few of the thought-provoking facts you’ll learn from Dr. Evans in these six courses:

1. Jesus wasn’t the only “Messiah.”

The Jewish people in the first century were looking for the Messiah to come and lead them to victory over Rome. Several individuals led revolts, claiming to be that Messiah. Three led revolts around 4 BC; one of them, Athronges, is referred to as the “shepherd of Judaea,” a likely allusion to King David.

2. Jesus was written about by non-Christians, too.

The Gospels are the best source of information about the life of Jesus Christ, but they’re not the only ancient writings that mention him. Both Graeco-Roman and Jewish historians from the early centuries testify to the influence of Christ and his followers. For example, Celsus, a second-century opponent of Christianity, refers to Jesus as a miracle worker and acknowledges that he spent time in Egypt—an idea that fits with Matthew’s Gospel (see Matt. 2:13–15). Celsus, however, argues that Jesus got his power to perform miracles while in Egypt.

Here’s a sample clip from NT313 Jesus and the Witness of the Outsiders (for more sample clips, visit the product page):

3. High death rates contributed to Jesus’ popularity as a healer.

As Dr. Evans examines the evidence of ossuaries from the first century, he notes that often only about half the skeletons in these ossuaries are from adults. This indicates that close to half of the population did not live past their teens. Dr. Evans uses this fact to explain why such large crowds gathered around Jesus. Many people in this particular time and place were in great need of healing, and Jesus had a reputation as a successful healer—who, unlike many healers and physicians of the day, did not require any payment.

4. The writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls valued the same Old Testament books as early Christians.

Not every book of the Old Testament was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran. The numbers of fragments and manuscripts found give us some idea of which books were most popular among this community: Psalms (40 scrolls found), Deuteronomy (30 scrolls found), and Isaiah (22 scrolls found). As Dr. Evans points out, these three books are also the books most often quoted in the New Testament. This shows just how highly these books were regarded by different Jewish groups in the first century, as well as why Jesus and the New Testament authors appealed to them to validate Jesus’ claim to be the Messiah.

You’ll learn these and many other important details from Dr. Evans in his Mobile Ed courses. He evaluates the manuscript record of the New Testament, examines how people in the first century taught and wrote history, and shows how this relates to the historical accuracy of the Gospels. He sheds light on the important political and religious background of the New Testament and shows how archaeological finds can help you understand different details from the Gospels.

Order the Mobile Ed: Craig A. Evans New Testament Backgrounds Bundle today while it’s still $200.00 off!

And don’t forget to check out the rest of our 12 Days of Logos deals.

Step into the Story of the Bible with DIY Bible Study

lexham-press-diy-bible-studyReading the Bible can be intimidating if you haven’t spent years studying the Scriptures. There’s so much contextual knowledge that could take years of study to uncover. And without the proper methods, studying the Bible might be seen as a chore.

That’s why Lexham Press has created DIY Bible Study, a resource that gives you everything you need to study the Bible to the fullest extent. With DIY Bible Study, you’ll learn to study the Bible and apply it to your life.

Leveraging the power of Logos 6

DIY Bible Study is designed to leverage the power and all of the amazing features of Logos 6. This highly visual curriculum is enhanced with video lessons explaining Bible study principles, and application-focused content helps you understand the Bible and how it applies to your life.

There’s also a prebuilt, year-long reading plan included with DIY Bible Study. In just 10 minutes a day, you can go through the entire resource, digging deeper into the Bible with each lesson. It’s also easily used as a handbook during your regular study. We wanted it to be as flexible and as accessible as possible so anyone could benefit from it, no matter where they find themselves on their walk with Jesus.

A survey of the Bible

If you were using the year-long reading plan included in DIY Bible Study, each biblical book would be divided into five sections in an effort to maximize coverage and depth. Let’s take a look at what five days in Genesis might look like:

Day 1: Overview

First, you’ll watch a short video and read a brief overview of Genesis. Key moments in the book are listed and an outline for the book is established. Key terms, DIY study tips, and interesting facts are highlighted so that you can dig deeper into the biblical text on your own.

moment-with-god-a-devotional-on-every-biblical-bookDay 2: Reflection

We’ve included two volumes of hand-curated Bible Study Magazine content to help you reflect on and study each biblical book. On the second day, you’ll read a devotional article from Moment with God so that you can begin reflecting on Genesis’ themes.

Day 3: Context

Why was Genesis written, and who was it written to? How did the original audience understand this text? The answers to these questions and more will be answered on day 3. We dive into Genesis’ historical and biblical context to uncover everything you need to know to begin understanding the meaning of the text.

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DIY image 04Day 4: Practice

The second volume of Bible Study Magazine content is Study Like a Pro. You’ll read an article that addresses a particularly difficult passage from Genesis and walks you through how a biblical scholar might approach studying the passage.

Day 5: Application

Finally, you’ll begin learning to apply Genesis to your own life. Our beautifully designed Verse of the Day slides are peppered throughout to visually highlight key verses in the book. Reflection questions are included to help stimulate discussion and action.

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Step into the story

Step into the grand narrative of Scripture to see how our God has wrestled with—and saved—humanity. With DIY Bible Study, you’ll learn to study the Bible and enjoy it more than ever before.

DIY Bible Study is included in most Logos 6 base packages.

You can also get it in the Lexham Bible Study Essentials Bundle, on sale for over 60% off during Logos’ Christmas sale.

Bring New Bible Art to Your Favorite Devices

Bible Screen features a growing amount of original Bible artwork, and more artwork is being added all the time. Bible Screen’s stream includes over 900 different illustrations designed to inspire and encourage.

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Bible Screen brings the Bible to life and lets you continuously stream encouraging Bible-verse art and animations completely free of charge. You can even save images and set them as your mobile wallpaper, or read a verse in context at Biblia.com.

Here are 7 ways to enjoy Bible Screen:

1. iOS devices

Stream Bible art and download inspirational wallpapers on your iOS device. Get the Bible Screen app from the Apple App Store and be inspired by continuous Bible art.

2. Android devices

Download the free Bible Screen app from the Google Play store—stream encouraging Bible art or select a free wallpaper for your Android background.

3. Windows 8

Get the latest Scripture art streamed straight to your computer each day with the Bible Screen lock screen. These verses show a new design daily and have been hand-selected to align with popular holidays.

4. Online streaming

Bible Screen makes the perfect screensaver. Stream nonstop Bible art at your church, small group, classroom, office, or personal computer: simply play the video and select the full-screen option.

5. Digital photo frames

Now you can use Faithlife to get free Bible art. When you follow Bible Screen’s Faithlife Group, you can download .ZIP files of Bible Screen art to your digital photo frames. Once you follow the group, select the “Documents” tab and choose which photo size you’d like to download.

We’ve recently updated this folder to include almost 900 images—download them all today!

6. Bible Screen on DVD

Fill your home, church, or business with hours of compelling graphics to help you see familiar verses with fresh eyes. Get this ad-free Bible-verse art for only $14.95.

7. Roku channel

Use your TV to fill your family room with vivid biblical inspiration. Subscribe to the Bible Screen channel to stream Bible art through your Roku device.

Get all-day inspiration with new Bible Screen artwork today!

Top 4 Things People Are Loving about Logos 6

After months of using, testing, tweaking, and preparing for the release of Logos 6, it’s easy for us to say why we think Logos 6 is awesome—its powerful original-language tools, smarter search results, and ability to quickly build beautiful presentations barely skim the surface of what Logos 6 can do.

But if you’re still not convinced that Logos 6 is the best in Bible software, don’t just take our word for why it’s great—see why current users can’t stop raving about Logos 6’s amazing capabilities.

 

Here are four of our users’ favorite Logos 6 tools:

1. Visual Copy

No need to spend long hours tediously putting together your presentation slides. With Visual Copy, you can create beautiful slides in seconds. Simply highlight the text, right click, and select “Visual Copy,” and you can send your slide to Proclaim, PowerPoint, or your social-media profiles.

 

2. Send to Kindle

Adjust the settings in your Amazon and Logos accounts, and send Logos resources to your Kindle with one click! See the Send to Kindle feature in action.


 

3. Propositional Flow Outline

Understand the significance behind each line of Scripture of the New Testament with the help of the Propositional Flow Outline. Save time in your research and study with this tool.


 

4. Sermon-prep tools

Expedite and enhance your sermon preparation with tools like Inline Search and Ancient Literature. Deliver fresh insights to your congregation with the help of Logos 6!

 
Start studying with these powerful, popular tools: get Logos 6 today!

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Save on Top Products during the 12 Days of Logos

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We’re four days into the 12 Days of Logos sale, and you can already save on four top products. We’ll reveal a new deal each day for eight more weekdays, so keep checking the Christmas page for the newest product on sale!

mobile-ed-craig-a-evans-new-testament-backgrounds-bundleToday’s new deal is the Mobile Ed: Craig A. Evans New Testament Backgrounds Bundle. In this six-course collection, Dr. Craig Evans helps you understand the background of New Testament events and writings, covering Jesus’ teaching methods as they compared to other teachers, the reliability of the NT manuscripts, important archaeological discoveries, and much more.

During the 12 Days of Logos sale, you’ll get 33% off these valuable courses.

And you won’t want to miss our other three revealed deals:

Day 3: $500.00 off The New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament (NICOT/NICNT)

Day 2Hebrew Audio Pronunciations for only $39.95

Day 1: 19% off the Reformed Expository Commentary

Remember, there are still eight more deals coming on products you’ll want in your library! Make sure you don’t miss these deals—sign up to get daily email updates on 12 Days of Logos and other Christmas deals:





 
See all the 12 Days of Logos deals!

Logos 6: Wikipedia

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

One of the most popular websites on the Internet is Wikipedia, which is a free, user-edited online encyclopedia. This storehouse of information continues to grow in popularity and accuracy. If you’re like me, you’re constantly checking it for quick facts about almost any subject under the sun, even while studying the Bible.

Logos’ software developers recognized Wikipedia’s widespread influence among users and therefore decided to bring the information from the site right into Logos itself. As a utility, Wikipedia can be opened directly from the tools menu:

  • Choose Tools | Wikipedia
  • Type a subject in the reference box (A)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the retrieval
  • Notice Logos searches the Wikipedia site for your article and places it within its own Logos panel (B)

morris-proctor-wikipedia-71.1 As a shortcut, open Wikipedia from the context menu within any resource or guide:

  • Right click a word within a resource (A) or a hyperlink in a guide (B)
  • Select your text selection (C)
  • Select Wikipedia (D)
  • Notice the Wikipedia article is generated automatically within its own panel

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For complete written instructions on all the new Logos 6 features, check out the Logos 6: What’s New? Manual or attend our in-depth Camp Logos in Tennessee.

Save 50% on Barth’s Church Dogmatics!

barths-church-dogmaticsThis month only, you can save 50% on an essential theology collection: Barth’s Church Dogmatics.

Through December, you can add this 31-volume collection to your Logos library at an incredible discount.

Think deeply with this renowned theologian

Karl Barth is considered one of the most important Christian thinkers of the modern era. Described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, Barth helped found the Confessing Church, and his thinking formed the theological framework for the Barmen Declaration. He taught in Germany, where he opposed the Nazi regime. In 1935, when he refused to take the oath of allegiance to Adolf Hitler, he was retired from his position at the University of Bonn and deported to Switzerland. There he continued to write and develop his theology.

The Church Dogmatics are the pinnacle of Barth’s theological thought. Beginning with his unique doctrine of the Word of God, he goes on to revitalize central doctrines of the Christian faith, including the doctrine of creation, Christology, and redemption. In his analysis of Christian teaching, he interacts with biblical texts and important teachers throughout the church’s history. The Church Dogmatics runs to over six million words in 14 volumes in its print edition.

Discover valuable theological truths

In the Logos format, you can access the entire contents of the Church Dogmatics from your computer or mobile device. No more sifting through paperback or hardcover copies to find what Barth wrote on any given subject. In Logos, you can search the entirety of the Church Dogmatics to find out what Barth had to say concerning specific subjects, such as the incarnation:

If Jesus Christ is not also true man, how can the true God have condescended to us in Him? How does He really take our place as the Son and in the power of God? How does He do for us what only God can do for us in our place?

Unlike the 14-volume print edition, the Logos edition of the Church Dogmatics contains translations of every Greek and Latin phrase. This edition is perfect for the student or pastor who want to read through the Church Dogmatics but does not have a working knowledge of the ancient languages. The researcher or academic, using Logos 6′s tools, can do powerful searches for various words and topics found in Barth’s magnum opus.

Start your journey today

With six million words in the Church Dogmatics, now’s the time to start. Through December, you can get this entire collection for 50% off. For an even better deal, purchase Logos 6 Reformed Gold, which contains the Church Dogmatics in addition to a Logos library of Reformed theology and biblical-studies tools.

Don’t wait—the Church Dogmatics goes back to full price at the end of the month. Save 50% on Barth’s Church Dogmatics today!