Revealing the Heart of Prayer in the Gospel of Luke


God’s Word is transformative. It is this conviction which gives the Transformative Word series its name and its unique character. Series Editor Craig G. Bartholomew has worked alongside authors from around the world to identify a key theme in each book of the Bible, and each volume provides careful Biblical exegesis centered on that gripping theme. The result is an engaging, accessible thematic exploration of a biblical book, poised to offer you new and refreshing insights.
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What People Are Saying about Logos 7: Review Roundup

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Blogger Kurt Willems has a confession to make: “Every time a new version of Logos comes out, I get giddy,”

Based on the reviews of our latest release, Kurt isn’t alone.

“Logos 7 is a portal into a powerful and interactive world of Bible resources never before experienced in world history,” says Kevin Halloran. “It won’t do the studying or thinking for you, but will give you ample resources and cutting edge technology to make advanced study easier than ever.”

Denver Seminary professor Dr. William Klein says the latest release is every bit as good as what has come before. “Logos continues to go from strength to strength. The present iteration continues its excellent legacy and has become even more essential in my work.”

Influential author and blogger Frank Viola went so far as to declare Logos 7 to be “one of the best investments you can make this year.”

So what has everyone so excited about Logos 7?

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The 6 October Deals You Really Need to Know About

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October’s deals are here! This is your chance to build your library based on the topics you’re interested in, choosing from a wide range of resources at great savings. There are a lot of great deals to choose from this month, but here are six that we really think you’ll want to know about:

1. The N.T. Wright Collection (52 vols.)35% off
This massive collection includes the Christian Origins and the Question of God series, the entire New Testament for Everyone series, and many other works by one of today’s most influential Christian thinkers. Already own part of the collection? You’ll pay only for what’s new to you!

2. The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: New Testament (3 vols.)19% off
These three volumes, edited by Craig A. Evans, guide you through each book of the New Testament verse-by-verse while exploring the historical, cultural, and economic setting of the writings. Better understand how the New Testament’s first readers would have understood it by understanding their world.

3. Ancient Christian Writers Bundle (66 vols.)20% off
Explore the riches of early Christian writings. This bundle presents critical translations of important texts from the Church’s first four centuries—including many works translated to English for the first time. Get essential works from Justin Martyr, Athanasius, Augustine, Jerome, and many others.

4. New Testament Text and Translation Commentary21% off
In this accessible commentary, Philip W. Comfort examines variant readings of New Testament texts, providing an introduction to textual criticism. He also discusses the challenges translators of English versions face and surveys all major English translations. Build your knowledge of textual criticism and why it matters with Comfort’s clear explanations.

5. The Essential Works of Jonathan Edwards (11 vols.)27% off
Want to study Edwards’ writings, but don’t need the massive collection? This selection gives you 11 of the most important volumes from the series, with more than 7,000 pages of content. The volumes include insightful analysis on Edward’s life and thought, providing helpful historical context.

6. Westminster Bible Companion Series (33 vols.)25% off
This series offers concise, highly readable discussion that explains each biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. And the volumes are written by top scholars—Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim, Eugene Peterson, and others.

That’s just the beginning of course. Browse all of October’s deals, and find just what you’re looking for.

2 Digital Bible Study Tips for Busy Moms

tips-for-busy-momsMy wife regularly works domestic miracles. Case in point: she actually reads her Bible first thing in the morning.

She’s a mother with young children and a lot of responsibility. We never know how much sleep Mommy will get on any given night, and she occasionally has to microwave her first cup of coffee several times before being permitted by circumstances—three circumstances between the ages of 2 and 6, to be exact—to drink any of it. So she doesn’t read her Bible every day. But every time I glance over her way at church I see that the ESV Readers Bible I got her has plenty of notes and marks in it; this is a mother who never stops trying to know and live the Bible.

She wants her Bible study to be rich and rewarding; she wants to hit the veins of gold sometimes far beneath the surface.

So I put my copy of Logos on her iPad (this is completely legal, by the way), and she has access to the same Bible study resources I use in pastoral work.

Busy moms—like the one to whom I’m married—are often pulled in a hundred different directions. They may be excused for thinking they have no time to learn complicated Bible software. Logos does have a learning curve, but you only have to go a short way up it to see a big difference in your Bible study. Here are two tips for doing just that (two instead of the usual three—since moms are busy and who has time to read the middle point in a blog post?).
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Thank Your Pastor for a Chance to Win Logos 7 Gold!

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We’re celebrating the hard work and high calling of pastors throughout October! Not only are we offering great deals on pastoral resources, we’re giving you a unique opportunity to publicly thank the pastors in your life with a custom message. And when you do, we’ll enter both you and your pastor for a chance to win Logos 7 Gold! Whether you’re a thankful congregant or a pastor yourself, don’t miss this unique opportunity to thank the ministers in your life.

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Are You Parenting with Mercy?


paultripp_bio2 Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and has written more than a dozen books on Christian living, including his newest book Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles Than Can Radically Change Your Family.

One of the biggest errors Christian parents make is to forget. Not forgetting the baby’s diaper bag. Not forgetting to pack the school lunch. Not forgetting to pick the teenager up after practice.

No, there’s something much bigger that we forget.

When we, as earthly mothers and fathers, forget the daily mercies we’ve received from the Heavenly Father’s hands, mercies we could have never earned, deserved, or achieved, it becomes much easier for us not to parent our children with mercy.

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How to Use This Delightfully Versatile New Passage List Feature

mopro-passage-listThe saying good things come in small packages is certainly true of today’s Logos 7 feature. This small enhancement is so subtle you’re apt to miss it, but it delivers a powerful, practical punch.

To appreciate the value this tool brings, first imagine these Bible study scenarios:
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900 Reasons (More or Less) To Consider a Logos 7 Base Package


The newest version of Logos has arrived, and this time around, we have lots of upgrade options to match your needs and budget.

But there’s still no match for the savings you get with a Logos 7 base package. Not only does a base package get you the newest Logos features, it also includes brand new books for your library at an incredible discount.

But maybe you’re happy with your current library. “I have plenty of books,” you say. “I don’t need any more.” That’s totally understandable!

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3 Reasons Not to Panic over Bible Translation Revisions

dont-panic-esvCrossway recently released the English Standard Version in a 2016 “Permanent Text” edition (the updated text will be free for Logos users who own the ESV). The ESV, it was announced, would remain “unchanged forever, in perpetuity.” As Christianity Today rather cheekily titled its article on the new edition, “Bible Translation Becomes Unchanging Word of God.”

I wrote a lengthy article on this topic, most of which is below; but yesterday, after much internet chatter, Crossway reversed their decision.
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Explore All the Names of God with Ease Using Logos 7


People’s names in Scripture are not merely labels to distinguish them from other people, but many times are expressions of their character. For example,

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