Get 30% off + Dynamic Pricing on Zondervan Titles This Month Only

This month the Publisher Spotlight aims at Zondervan, with special 30% savings on selected study resources, commentaries, and reference works. Visit the Publisher Spotlight page to discover the latest Zondervan deals.

And here’s something that rarely comes around: Through September 30, all Zondervan collections on Logos.com (including those in this Publisher Spotlight sale) will feature Dynamic Pricing. That means when you purchase a larger collection, you’ll only pay for what’s new to you—not for Logos resources you already own.

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The Importance of a Personal Relationship with God

Learning and understanding the basic tenets of Christianity can be challenging for new believers. There’s just so much to take in. Where do you begin?

Shilo Taylor had to navigate this tension while serving as a youth minister. She wrote Brand New to provide a brief and practical 40-day devotional for new believers. In this excerpt and video, she conveys the importance of a personal relationship with God, one that is full of quality time spent together.

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Logos Pro Summer Training: What Can We Learn about Mary from an Old Testament Law?

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. 

The Passover is an Israelite celebration with tremendous significance across both testaments. Today the Passover echoes through Christian churches every time the Lord’s Supper is celebrated—because the original Lord’s Supper was itself a Passover meal (see Luke 22:7–22).

It was no accident that Christ established his New Covenant—“this is the new covenant in my blood”—during the celebration of a Jewish feast. There are rich connections between Yahweh’s deliverance of his enslaved people at the exodus from Egypt and Yahweh’s deliverance of his people from much more persistent chains, chains of sin, in the New Covenant. The slaughtering of a lamb is, obviously, a resonant image from the beginning to the end of Scripture.
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2 Days Left to Get 2 John Stott Books for Under $2

Time’s running out to get this month’s free book, Why I Am a Christian by John Stott. And don’t miss your chance to pick up another book by Stott for just $1.99. Pick up both before August 31 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Get both now.

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How to Find Every Time Peter Addresses Jesus

A fellow Logos user recently presented me with the following scenario:

Peter, of course, is traditionally labeled the outspoken apostle. He spoke to Jesus where others didn’t (at least based on what we have recorded). How can I find the verses in which Peter directly addressed Jesus?

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Now or Never: Save on August Deals While They Last

There’s less than a week left to take advantage of big savings during August’s Monthly Sale. Save up to 40% on works by Simon Kistemaker, Kevin Vanhoozer, Joel Greene, and other great scholars. Here’s a rundown of the can’t-miss deals. Hurry! They all disappear on August 31 at midnight!

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Logos Pro Summer Training: One-Hit Wonders in the Bible

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. 

Shakespeare used around 17,000 different words to write his plays; some of them he used only once, such as imbecility. Words that appear just one time in a given text are called hapax legomena. The New Testament contains quite a number of these. (A Logos user made a full list here.)

Biblical hapax legomena present a unique challenge to translators, because we discover what words mean by observing how they’re used. When these rare words occur, translators are forced to search usage outside of the Bible to discover their meaning.

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The Twist in the Sermon on the Mount That You Probably Missed

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount amazed its original hearers; it subverted their expectations on multiple levels. It’s the meek who win the world. Believers are supposed to be happy when persecuted. And then this: Jesus, this new teacher with authority, came not to abolish but to fulfill the Old Testament.

His six famous “antitheses” (“You have heard . . . but I say to you . . . “) help explain what he means by “fulfilling” the law. But I think you, like me, may have missed something else unexpected in his comments—specifically those about anger.

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Get 39% off Select Works of Simon Kistemaker

We’ve slashed prices on dozens of Christian resources for August’s monthly sale. Browse all deals now, or read on to learn more about this month’s featured resource.
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Does Archaeology Contradict the Gospels?

In Mark chapter 8, Jesus heals a blind man at a pool in Bethsaida. But what if no archaeological evidence for Bethsaida exists? Would you question the Gospels? Or what if first-century crucifixion practices weren’t actually how Scripture describes them?

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