The Mighty Have Fallen—in Price. Round 4 Discounts LIVE

Logos March Madness is nearing completion, and the discounts on runners-up are getting steeper. Get 50% off four bestselling commentary series and four popular Mobile Ed courses.

Here are the eliminated resources from round 4.
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How to Automatically Markup “In Jesus” Phrases

A Logos user and student of the Word recently asked if it’s possible to create a Visual Filter that automatically marks up the “in Jesus” phrases in the New Testament whether the phrase be:

  • in Jesus
  • in Christ
  • in Him
  • in Whom
  • Etc.

This is another insightful question and I’m happy to report the answer is yes! Since the Faithlife team has already labeled all the words in the New Testament referencing the person Jesus (Referent Dataset) all we have to do is create a proximity search with the Greek lemma “en” and we’re home free!
I know that’s clear as mud so let’s walk through it together:
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Sweet 16 Elimination Sale: Commentaries & Courses 45% Off

Commentaries continue to crumble, but the discounts increase.

We just finished the Sweet 16 round, which means your favorite commentaries and courses—and there are some exceptional ones—are either on sale for up to 45% off, or moving on to higher discounts (depending on how you vote).

Here’s the rundown on what’s on sale after round 3, with a little commentary (pun intended) and a few personal recommendations (bolded).
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Why I Like C. S. Lewis

Today’s guest post was written by Ryan Pemberton, the author of the Walking with C. S. Lewis companion guide.

The wardrobe was foreign to me. As was the image of a faun carrying parcels under a lamppost in the snow, and the golden-maned lion, Aslan. All of those characters and features so central to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe were lost on me when I first read C. S. Lewis. I hadn’t grown up reading The Chronicles of Narnia, unlike so many friends. At 19, my first interaction with C. S. Lewis came in the form of Mere Christianity, a compilation of Lewis’s broadcast talks on Christianity delivered over BBC radio during World War II.
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See the Big Picture with the Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible (Print)

It’s far too easy to lose sight of the big picture when you’re studying Scripture. We’re so entrenched in humdrum of modern life, that we forget that the people we’re reading about lived actual, human lives too. They walked the sandy streets of ancient Jerusalem, stood on the shores of the Red Sea, ascended the peak of Nebo.

It’s only when we enter into the biblical world—truly attempt to understand the ancient context of Scripture—that a clear picture emerges. Doing that kind of digging can be time consuming. But even if you’re relying on the humble study Bible, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the depth you’ve come to expect with Logos Bible Software.

Lexham Press has teamed up with Zondervan to bring you the Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible. This print Bible brings together rich illustrations, diagrams, charts, maps, and study notes to help you piece together the context for the passage you’re studying.
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When Losing Means You Win: Round 2 Resources 40% Off

The votes are in. Round 2 is over, and the eliminated resources are now 40% off.  

So if you were bummed that one of your favorites got knocked out, don’t worry, it’s still a win (for you).

Here are some of the upsets worth saving on, with commentary and a few personal recommendations (bolded).
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If Commentaries Were Sports Teams

As much as Americans love democracy, we want sports to be a simple meritocracy: may the best team win.

A lose-and-you’re-out tournament is our idea of a championship. We don’t what sportswriters telling us who they think is best; we want winners to prove who’s best. That’s why Americans love college basketball’s March Madness.

For years, Bible commentary fans have relied on “sportswriters” to tell them which commentaries are best. Carson and  Longman (through their commentary surveys) and Denver Seminary and Detroit Seminary (through their lists) have long determined the best commentaries for each Bible book. (the Sportswriters Association of the commentary world) has aggregated those votes and become the go-to resource for recommendations. But there has never been a definitive commentary championship.

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Get Supernatural Free with Any 3 New Lexham Releases

To celebrate Lexham Press’ newest releases, we’re giving away a digital copy of Dr. Michael Heiser’s Supernatural when you buy digital copies of three new releases. Just put three of these books in the cart, add Supernatural, and it’s yours free.
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Sketching a History of Christian Thinking

It’s quite daunting to imagine that the way we interact with the culture around us, interpret the Bible, and even minister to one another is influenced by our predecessors of the faith. The first steps in Christian thinking were made by men like Origen, Tertullian, and Irenaeus. By tracing their lives along with others from the apostolic age, we gain a better understanding and appreciation for how Christian thinking has evolved and matured over the past 2,000 years.
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Two Ways to Study the Divine Council

I have recently been rereading the magnificent book, The Unseen Realm, by Faithlife’s own, Dr. Michael Heiser. If you have yet to order and study this material, I wholeheartedly encourage you to do so! Whether you agree, disagree or just scratch your head while moving through this work, I promise you, your Bible reading will never be the same after The Unseen Realm. It really is life changing!
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