Logos’ Most Wanted: Best Sellers and Wishlist Favorites

2015-YearInReview-Blog-Header_620x325Each year, we equip the church with hundreds of resources that deliver insight—so many, it’s hard to single out the best! Rather than pick our favorites, we’ve let our faithful users highlight the best products of 2015. And here they are: the best-selling, highest-rated, most-wanted resources from last year. From base packages to Bibles, there’s something to delight everyone.

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5 Ways to Transform Your Sermon Preparation and Delivery

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There are a lot of great deals in the monthly sale, but each month we spotlight a product that offers special value. This month’s featured product is the Pastorum Series Collection. This unique set of resources is always a great value, and right now it’s 30% off.

What makes this collection so great? Simple: you get the tools to develop and present more memorable sermons—while reducing your preparation time. Here are five ways you can transform your sermon prep and delivery using these resources.

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Understand the Biblical Writers on Their Own Terms

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The Greek text has much to offer those teaching and preaching, but gleaning these insights can be a frustrating experience. Too often, people expect that word studies or assigning a syntactic label to a construction is as good as it gets. But the new Discourse Analysis Bundle from Mobile Ed opens the door for those with an introductory knowledge of Greek to go deeper than they ever thought possible. In these courses, you’ll be introduced to significant discourse devices that the biblical writers used to prioritize and structure their message. You’ll learn how things like forward-pointing devices were used to help the original audience know that something important was about to be said.

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How to View All of Your Highlighted Resources in Logos

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A common question I receive from Logos users goes something like this:

As I read a Logos book, I highlight text. After finishing the book, how can I view all of my highlights in one place?

The short answer is to utilize the Quotes view in a Notes document. The longer answer is explained below.

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Clinging to Faith in the Face of Adversity

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Stay the course. Hold fast. Press on. Go the distance. Cowboy up. Persevere. Persist. Endure.

There’s no shortage of ways to offer encouragement—even a Facebook like or a hang-in-there cat might do. But cute phrases and cheesy posters fall flat in the face of genuine hardship. In times of adversity, we don’t need a hashtag—we need hope. But even with eyes fixed on Jesus, it’s hard to imagine the summit when all you see is the climb. That’s when stories can be powerful.

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James, Saint James: Theological Provocateur

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The Epistle of James is one of the most practical books in the Bible. The exhortations within the letter encourage believers to put what they have learned in Christ into action. For James, knowledge and wisdom are not the end goal, but rather a means to an end. His desire is to see believers living out their faith, filled with grace and Godly wisdom.

James’ appeal is just as important as ever for students of Scripture. It’s not enough to simply study the Word of God if it doesn’t have any impact on your daily life. But deep analysis and relevant application are so hard to find in one resource. Enter the High Definition Commentary.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Logos Home Page

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True confession: I turned off the Logos home page within the Logos desktop software when it came out in Logos 4. I lazily assumed there was nothing there I wanted to see.

I was, to use a word favored by theologians and exegetes everywhere, wrong.

I now check the desktop home page pretty much every day.

Don’t repeat my error. If you are, you’re missing some good content, and free content.

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Best in Show: The Most Popular Products of 2015

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At Faithlife, our team works tirelessly to create and distribute the best Bible study resources on the planet—but we put out so many each year it’s hard to pick our favorites.

The great news is, we don’t have to. We’ve pulled together a list of the best resources from 2015—not our favorites, but yours. The products featured are the fan favorites: the best-selling, best-rated, most-wishlisted, most-read resources from 2015. Take a peek at last year’s favorites, as determined by you, our excellent customers.

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The Question That Reveals Everything You Believe About the Old Testament

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Answer me one question about an obscure story in Judges chapter 11, and I’ll tell you what your view of the whole Old Testament is. I’ve argued before that your view of the trees is determined by your view of the forest, and I think the story of Jephthah provides an excellent example of how this works.

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Are There Contradictions in the Gospels?

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The ancient historian Plutarch is famous for penning scores of biographies on political heavyweights like Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Alexander the Great. But as far as we know, he never wrote a word about Jesus. So what could he possibly have to teach us about the Gospels?

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