Answer the Tough Questions with Lexham Press

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Recently, Lexham Press collected its best content into two massive bundles: the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle and the Lexham Press Scholar’s Bundle. Both bundles include 50 volumes and qualify for Dynamic Pricing, so if you’ve invested in Lexham Press resources before, you won’t have to pay for them twice! Plus, you’ll get over 25% off the regular price of each individual volume when you get these amazing libraries.

Digital resources, interconnected

Since these resources are designed for use in a digital library, we leverage the power of Logos Bible Software to make your Bible study more efficient and comprehensive. Today, I want to show you how I’ve been able to utilize the resources contained in the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle to enhance my study.

Let’s say you’re working through the Not Your Average Bible Study volume on Ephesians with a Bible study group at your church. You’re halfway through the second section of the study and you’ve started lesson 6, “Gifts Designed for Edifying.”

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After the lesson, one of your fellow group members asks a question about spiritual gifts that you’re just unable to answer on the spot. You want to help them come to a deeper understanding of spiritual gifts, but without some research, you’re just not comfortable answering their question at this point.

Your starting point for research

The first place you go to begin your research is Lexham Bible Guide: Ephesians. Here you’ll find all of the major viewpoints on a passage, curated for you with annotations and links to the original sources. You also know that Paul discusses spiritual gifts in both Romans and 1 Corinthians, so you open those Bible guides, too.

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Now that you have an overview of all the interpretations of these critical passages, you’ll be better equipped to answer your friend’s question.

Find precisely the words you need

You want to thoroughly answer your friend’s question, and you remember that the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle comes with 2,500 quotations and prayers. Using the power of Logos Bible Software, you’re able to search through all eight volumes of quotes and prayers for Scripture references to Ephesians 4:7–16. Sure enough, you’ve found the perfect quote to hammer your point home.

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Digital-first resources for you

You don’t have to be a pastor or scholar to reap the benefits of these two Lexham Press bundles. Whether you’re simply aspiring to deepen your Bible study or you’re preparing sermons weekly or writing academic papers for a seminary class, Lexham Press will help you make your study more efficient and comprehensive.

Get the Pastor’s Bundle and the Scholar’s Bundle today!

Win Logos 5 Gold
by Sharing Your
Biblical Insight!

Christian Discourse

Right now, you can win Logos 5 Gold (a $1,549.95 value) simply by participating in honest conversations about the Christian life on Christian Discourse, then sharing your insight with your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.

It’s simple: the people who share the most with their community win!

Here’s how
to enter:

Step 1: Create a conversation or weigh in on an existing one on Christian Discourse.

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Step 2: Share your insight or questions on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the button shown below, then clicking the social icon you’d like to share to (you’ll need to log in).

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Step 3: Invite people to join the conversation on Christian Discourse.

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Step 4: Continue weighing in and continue sharing to increase your chance of winning!

This contest will end September 16 at midnight (EDT). The top referrer will win Logos 5 Gold or an upgrade equivalent, and four runners-up will win the Lexham Bible Guides.

So, what’s next?

Share your posts with the friends who’ve impacted you with their biblical insight, and invite them to join you on the quest to win!

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Christian Discourse is a place for honest conversations about the things that matter most. It’s designed to guide you in exploring Christianity through discussion. You’ll find conversations on theology, apologetics, devotional thoughts, Bible questions, and more—all tied to Christian living. Discover biblical insights from followers of Christ on our culture’s most pertinent issues and our world’s most pressing troubles.

The best part: you can join in and contribute to the discussion. Your thoughts and concerns matter—Christian Discourse is a safe place to share them with your family in Christ.

Join the conversation today!

3 More Ways to Fill Your Life with Scripture

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Get new Bible-verse T-shirts, postcards, and mobile apps (for iOS and Android) featuring our Verse of the Day artwork.

We started illustrating new verse art every day in 2011, and the collection has grown to 700+ unique pieces. This Bible art represents a large series of visual inspiration, and now you have three new ways to bring it into your life:

1. New Bible-verse T-shirtsbible-verse-t-shirt-isaiah-61-3

Our first Bible-verse shirts are so popular that we’ve had to reorder them three times! Now, we’re introducing five more designs based around some of the most loved verses—like Isaiah 61:3 and John 16:33. These inspiring messages make for some beautiful T-shirts that will encourage both you and those you encounter. Pre-order them today to get an introductory discount.

2. Bible-verse postcards

Postcard-Mockup4Encourage your far-away friends with these brand-new Bible-verse postcards. For a limited time, save when you pre-order a pack of 10 (two copies each of five designs). Your friends and loved ones will love seeing these encouragements in their mailbox.

Order a second set for yourself, and post them around your house or at your workstation to keep yourself thinking on things above (Colossians 3:2).

3. Bible Screen mobile apps

Our library of 700+ vibrant Verse of the Day images set to classical music is now available on your mobile device with iOS and Android apps. You can enjoy the same loop available on BibleScreen.com or browse the entire image library. Amd with what’s sure to be the most popular feature of the apps, you can also save any of the images to your device as your lock-screen or device background.

Share your love for Scripture with Verse of the Day art, now available as T-shirts, postcards, and mobile apps.

Take 39% Off The Essential IVP Reference Collection

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For a limited time, save 39% on The Essential IVP Reference Collection—that’s $75.00 off the regular price! This 18-volume collection provides detailed entries for the Bible’s most important concepts. Even better, when combined with Logos 5’s powerful search tools, this becomes an indispensable resource for your daily Bible study.

Incredible savings on important NT resources

The best part of The Essential IVP Reference Collection is its New Testament works. This incredible set includes the following:

  • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments
  • Dictionary of New Testament Background

Purchased individually, these four volumes alone would cost $240.00. However, for a limited time, you can get these important titles plus 14 additional resources for only $115!

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The Essential IVP Reference Collection is indispensable for students, pastors, scholars, or anyone looking for the best in biblical scholarship. Now’s the time to take advantage of back-to-school savings—right now, you can get this fantastic reference resource at a huge discount. Use coupon code BTS2014 to take 39% off The Essential IVP Reference Collection, then save on other amazing back-to-school reference works, like the six-volume Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary—only $199.99 when you use coupon code BTS2014 at checkout.

See all back-to-school deals now!

Logos 5: Display a Verse from All Bibles

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.

Recently I was reading Revelation 3:20 in the ESV, where Jesus says:

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

I noticed in to being used as the phrase, rather than the word into. To refresh my English grammar, I quickly looked up the difference between in to and into.

I then wanted to see how this verse is worded in all of my English Bibles. There are several ways to accomplish this task in Logos, but I’ll show you what I did that evening in my personal study.

First, I created a collection of English Bibles, then I used Text Comparison to display Revelation 3:20 from that collection:

  • Choose Tools | Collections
  • Name the collection “English Bibles” (A)
  • Type this text in the Rule box: type:bible AND lang:english, which encompasses resources categorized in the library as Bibles published in the English language (B)
  • Close the Collections panel (C)

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  • Choose the Tools menu
  • Right click Text Comparison (D)
  • Select Open in a floating window (E)

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  • Type Revelation 3:20 in the Reference box (F)
  • Select English Bibles from the Resources drop-down list (G)

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  • Choose the Text Comparison panel menu (H)
  • Select Vertical layout (I)

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Notice that Logos displays a list of that one verse from all the English Bibles you own!

If you’d like to continue this study, use the Search tool to locate all the occurrences of both the phrase in to and the word into in your Bible.

If you enjoy these weekly tips, please check out the two-volume Logos 5 Training Manual Set, which teaches you how to get the most out of your software.

The Heat Is On: Logos’ 2014 Curry Cook-off

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On August 7, things got heated at Logos Bible Software. That Thursday was Logos’ annual curry cook-off. One of our company values is awesomeness, and our quarterly cook-offs are one way we live that out.

Though this cook-off was the first for many, it proved an incredible experience. We had eight entries featuring a fantastic array of flavors.

The winners were:

  • First place: Kiel Nation (Parvati’s Penance)
  • Second place: Peter Venable (Thai Panang)
  • Third place: Tie between Derek Fekkes (Thai Yellow Curry) and Michael Schoonmaker (My Daaling Clementine)
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Participants dish out their curry entries for the judges.

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Kiel Nation serves his winning entry—Parvati’s Penance.

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Our judges enjoyed samples of each dish before selecting the winners.

Check out more photos from this event on our Facebook page:

 

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Of course, the curry cook-off is just one of the many reasons we enjoy working at Logos. And we’re always looking for talented, awesome employees. Join in the fun—check out our current job openings!

Teach the New Testament Better with Douglas Moo and Mobile Ed

In today’s church, many are called to teach the Bible, but not all are office-holding church leaders. Perhaps you lead a small group, teach a Sunday school class, preach a Wednesday-evening service, or teach your children around the dinner table. No matter where you teach, we have a resource for you that will help you study and teach the New Testament with faithfulness and depth.

Logos Mobile Education’s new course from Dr. Douglas J. Moo, NT305 New Testament Theology, is a groundbreaking way to study the New Testament.

With Mobile Ed, this course soars above and beyond a traditional classroom environment. You’ll get 12 hours of video teaching from one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars—but that’s not all. Unlike any other learning environment, every single word Dr. Moo utters is linked to your Logos library for further research. The videos are paired with word-for-word transcripts—but not just a transcript; an enriched, fully functional Logos resource. With Mobile Ed, each course becomes a portal to more learning.

 

In NT305, Dr. Moo walks you through 11 major sections:

  • Locating Biblical Theology
  • The Structure of New Testament Theology
  • Fundamental Structures
  • Jesus: The Center of the New Realm
  • The Cross: Inauguration of the New Realm
  • The Old Realm
  • Entering the New Realm
  • Living in the New Realm
  • The People of the New Realm
  • The Consummation of the New Realm
  • Conclusion

These sections, each comprising many bite-sized segments, will introduce you to the concept of New Testament theology, guide you through its landscape, teach you new concepts about Jesus as the inaugurator and consummator of the “New Realm,” and neatly tie it all together. You’ll get a richer understanding of the New Testament, and with Dr. Moo’s personal teaching in our powerful learning format, you’ll be equipped not only digest information, but also to turn around and teach it to someone else.

NT305 New Testament Theology in Mobile Ed is concise, innovative, and flexible. When clear teaching is paired with a self-paced structure right within your software, the results are—well, pre-order it today and see for yourself!

Pre-order NT305 New Testament Theology now and save 40%!

5 Days Only! Get 30% Off 20 Bible Study Resources

logos-labor-day-sale-2014This Labor Day, jump-start your Bible study with big savings! For five days only, you can get 30% off 20 Bible commentaries and topical or expositional study guides. Don’t miss this opportunity to start off fall with better and deeper Bible study—save now!

Here are just a few of the amazing resources you can get:

How to Read the Bible Book by Book

Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the Bible’s grand narrative. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to help you read the Bible for accurate understanding.

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

This dictionary provides informative explanations of the Bible’s histories, people, and customs. It is an excellent and understandable source of information for the student and layperson and one of Matthew George Easton’s most significant literary achievements. This resource will help you better understand the meanings and multiple uses of words in the Scriptures.

Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Studyjesus-in-context-background-readings-for-gospel-study

This resource is crucial to understanding and interpreting the Bible in terms of the historical, cultural, and religious context in which it was written. The passing of two millennia often prevents the modern student from fully understanding the significance of Jesus’ actions and teaching in the Gospels, but with this book, you can quickly identify the key extrabiblical texts that provide necessary cultural background for understanding these passages.

The Annotated Bible (9 vols.)

This deeply insightful nine-volume commentary is praised and respected by legions of devoted seekers. A.C. Gaebelein writes with enthusiasm and knowledge, whether he is answering destructive criticisms or defending the traditional authorship of the books of the Bible. This series has been a standard reference work for most of a century, and Gaebelein’s strident words still ring with timeless truth.

Get more out of your study

Logos 5 dramatically improves the value of these resources by enabling you to find what you’re looking for with unparalleled speed and precision. Scripture passages link to your favorite translation and you can easily study these side by side with the other commentaries in your digital library. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal study.

Jump-start your Bible study this fall, get big Labor Day savings on 20 resources. But hurry—these deals end at 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on September 2!

Free Book: Get Crime and Punishment from Noet!

Crime and PunishmentNoet resources provide classical, ancient, and modern works for a wide range of scholarly application. Much like Logos resources, these resources work with smart study tools that help you gain a unique perspective on Greek and Latin classics, philosophy, Shakespeare, Judaica, and more.

The Noet email list is the best way to stay informed on new product updates or special offers on these resources.

Get a free book when you sign up for the Noet email list!

Through September 8, join the Noet email list and get Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishmentabsolutely free.

Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, included in the 71-volume Harvard Classics and Fiction Collection, is a renowned exploration of good and evil. Find it complete with a biographical note on Dostoyevsky as well as criticisms and interpretations of this classic work.





 

How is Crime and Punishment relevant today?

At first glance, Crime and Punishment may seem like a long, delirious trip through the psyche of a tormented murderer, but it’s so much more.

This classic takes an in-depth look at alienation from society:

  • Dostoyevsky gives life to destructive experiences that tie with removing oneself from their own reality. He opens by exploring the superiority complex of the protagonist, Raskolnikov.
  • When Raskolnikov takes the leap from citizen to criminal, his feelings of alienation intensify; Dostoyevsky provides raw insights, such as: “What was taking place in him was totally unfamiliar, new, sudden, never before experienced. Not that he understood it, but he sensed clearly, with all the power of sensation, that it was no longer possible for him to address these people.”
  • The story continues and in the face of Raskolnikov’s alienation. He is led to the deconstruction of his pride, allowing him to finally care for the loved ones in his life.

Dostoyevsky built some of literature’s most enduring monuments on Christian foundations. Crime and Punishment will give you a clearer understanding of how the church has shaped the world:

  • Dostoyevsky holds the firm belief in a soul. He experienced miserable events that penetrated his life, and he believed happiness was independent of faith. Crime and Punishment focuses on fact that people do indeed have souls, but they can easily be tormented through bad decisions and lapses in judgment.
  • As Raskolnikov takes ownership of his murderous decision and confesses to Porfiry, he is reassured: “You must fulfill the demands of justice. I know that you don’t believe it, but indeed, life will bring you through. You will live it down in time. What you need now is fresh air, fresh air, fresh air!” Once justice is served, Raskolnikov’s soul can find redemption.

Understanding the story behind Crime and Punishment transforms it into a timeless masterpiece exploring relevant themes and topics in the modern world. Plus, you can explore this classic’s context even further with Noet’s enhanced study tools.

Don’t wait—sign up for the Noet email list today and get Crime and Punishment for free!

Not Convinced You Need Logos 5?

new-logos-5-base-package-saleLogos 5 equips you with the most advanced theological library available. Each base package comes packed with top commentaries, devotionals, dictionaries, and more. And all these resources work together in a vast, interconnected network that makes deeper study simple—with a click, you can see Scripture references’ historical context, compare commentaries and primary texts side by side, and visualize the Bible with a rich library of infographics, maps, and photos. Plus, Logos syncs across platforms, so you can take your library wherever you go.

What if I already own plenty of Logos resources?

Did you know that your current library represents an opportunity to save even more on Logos 5? On top of the amazing discounts you get for buying a new base package now, Dynamic Pricing gives you additional discounts for content you already own—even books you bought 20 years ago. You only need to own one or more titles in a given base package to add extra savings on top of the sale price. Your existing library is one of your greatest assets in saving money on a new base package. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to get Logos 5, this is it.

But, I’m not sure I can afford it.

For a limited time, you can also save in three ways:

  1. Bundling discounts: With or without upgrade savings, base packages are a terrific value. They bundle hundreds or thousands of resources for pennies on the dollar—the print equivalent of Portfolio, for example, would cost a full $78,000.00. A base package is a smart investment.
  2. Dynamic Pricing: This discount takes into account everything in your Logos library—including resources and datasets—and guarantees that you’ll only pay for what’s new to you. If you’ve purchased commentaries, collections, or individual volumes, your resources build you a bigger discount.
  3. Promotional discount: For a limited time, the new-base-package sale gives you a third way to save. You can use coupon code GETLOGOS5 to get 15% off any new base package—from Starter to Portfolio, there’s a base package for everyone.

Lock in your discount and pay on your own terms. This sale won’t be here for long, but maybe you’re not sure you want to budget for an entire base package right now. The solution? An interest-free payment plan, which lets you claim your savings before they expire, set up the payment schedule that’s right for you, and start using your new Bible study power tools right now.

See what you can start doing today with your new base package:

 

Which one is right for me?

Finding the right base package is simple. Our comparison chart lets you view base packages side by side, so you can decide which datasets, resources, and tools suit you best. From Gold, which gives you all of Logos 5’s tools at the best price, to Portfolio, which equips you with over 2,500 resources, you can choose the library that’s right for you. 

Pick your Logos 5 base package today!

P.S. Want to talk through your options? Give us a call at 888-875-9491.