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ESV Giveaway Free

Thanks to our partnership with Crossway, you can get the ESV free on your Faithlife app when you download by August 10!

The Faithlife Study Bible stands as the world’s largest, most advanced study Bible. Study notes and multimedia equip you for Bible study on the go, and the recently announced read-along feature makes it more convenient than ever. Plus, with the Faithlife community, it’s easy to share what you learn with your loved ones.

Your can read the Faithlife Study Bible on your iPad, iPhoneAndroid device, or Kindle Fire, or online at Bible.Faithlife.com. It’s the perfect resource to bring to church or Bible study: it lets you study wherever you are.

The English Standard Version (ESV), first published in 2001, is considered “essentially literal.” It seeks to capture the precise word-for-word meaning of the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, and it’s one of today’s most widely used translations.

Now you can apply all the benefits of the Faithlife Study Bible to the ESV—free. The FSB is always growing and improving, and by downloading it today, you’ll get both the FSB and the ESV for life.

Already using the Faithlife Study Bible? Just open your app by August 10 to get your free ESV.

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This offer ends August 10—get your ESV today!

Just Launched: Vyrso Ratings and Reviews

Vyrso LogoHelp others discover the books you love with Vyrso’s newly launched ratings and reviews. Recommending your favorite ebooks is easier than ever.

Did you read John Piper’s latest book in one sitting? Which John C. Maxwell title is your favorite? What devotional book have you found most helpful? Let us know! This new feature is designed to let you share your expertise and feedback with fellow book lovers.

Your Faithlife profile just got better

Every time you rate a book on Vyrso.com, your review appears under Resources on your Faithlife profile. Share what you’re reading with friends, family, and church members, and then start a Faithlife book group so you can all stay on the same page.

This new feature lets you respond to other reviews, so keep the conversation going by replying or giving great reviews an “Amen.”

Start rating titles today! Here are a few questions to get you started:

  • What’s the best ebook you’ve read this year?
  • Who’s the most promising up-and-coming Christian author?
  • What series would you recommend to a friend?

Share your reviews with the Logos community, and then subscribe to the blog to stay up to date on Vyrso’s special offers, new books, guest posts by bestselling authors, and more!

Exploring Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionAll pastors have an abiding love for the people of their congregation. The apostle Paul was no different. So when he heard news of false teachings in the Galatian church after his departure, he was compelled to write. Paul’s letter to the Galatians reveals his two greatest concerns: Theologically, that a person can be justified by faith and faith alone. Practically, that believers’ actions should stem from their freedom in Christ, which liberates them to treat everyone with love and respect since all—regardless of differences—have been accepted. Paul explores these concerns by discussing the authenticity of the Gospel, the connection between the Gospel and the Old Testament law and covenants, and the theme of Christian freedom from the law.

Galatians 5 serves as a wake-up call to the Galatian believers who were falling prey to false teachings and returning to a “yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1). To explore this, let’s take a look inside the Galatians volume of the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection:

Issues at a glance

  • Severed from Christ
  • Will Not Inherit the Kingdom of God
  • The Fruit of the Spirit
  • Key Word Study: Katargeō, “To Abolish”
  • Key Word Study: Anastatoō, “To Disturb”
  • Key Word Study: Epithymia, “Desire”
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Celebrating 100,000 Forum Members and 500,000 Posts

Celebrating 500,000 PostsThe Logos forums have reached two important milestones—500,000 posts and 100,000 users. To celebrate, we’re planning something big and exclusive. If you’re not in the forums yet, now’s when you’ll want to join!

Here are four more reasons to get involved:

1. You’ll get answers fast—There are more than 500,000 posts archived in the forums; you’re likely to find that someone else has already asked your question, so you’ll get your answer right away. If not, the forum community (which includes several Logos employees) is large, friendly, and very helpful.

2. You’ll build relationships—Bible scholars worldwide enjoy Logos’ power and convenience. You can meet many of them at Community.Logos.com, learn from them, and grow together.

3. You can suggest products—Have a specific resource you’d like to see in the Logos library? The Suggestions forum is the place to make it known.

4. You’ll be the first to know—All the latest initiatives, like Noet and Mobile Education, have their own forums. When you’re involved, you’ll get the latest news.

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Updates to the SBLGNT Apparatus

When Logos released The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition (SBLGNT) in 2010, we included an apparatus that provided information on which editions of the Greek New Testament differ from the reading found in the SBLGNT. The apparatus included readings from four editions: Westcott and Hort (WH), Tregelles (Treg), Robinson-Pierpont (RP), and the Greek behind the 1984 NIV. Where the NA27 edition differed from the NIV Greek text, the NA was cited explicitly.

The Greek behind the 1984 NIV, published by Zondervan in print in 2003 as A Reader’s Greek New Testament, provided a modern edition of the Greek New Testament that could be used for comparisons. However, it’s clear that most users of the SBLGNT and its apparatus would rather have the Nestle-Aland family of editions represented in the apparatus.

So that’s what we did. If you haven’t already received these updates, you should receive them soon.

With the release of the 28th edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament (NA28)  in 2012, we had a great excuse to revisit the SBLGNT apparatus and update it to cite readings from NA28 instead of NIV.

Please note: the text of the SBLGNT has not changed; only the apparatus has changed. [Read more...]

Logos 5: Lexham English Bible Audio

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.

Numerous new features appeared in the recent release of Logos Bible Software 5.1. Without a doubt, the one most pleasing to the ears is the Lexham English Bible Audio. If you haven’t tried this latest addition to the ever-expanding Logos library, follow these steps:

  • Type LEB in the Command box (A).
  • Press the Enter key to open the Lexham English Bible.

5 Years of New Testament Discourse: Celebrate by Saving 25%

lexham-discourse-greek-new-testament-bundleFive years ago this week, we released a product that has changed how pastors and scholars read and study the New Testament.

The Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament has helped thousands of people get behind the text and study the discourse features and devices that speakers and writers of all languages use to convey meaning.

These are devices we use (and rarely notice) every day in our conversation—and the writers of the New Testament used them, too.

Examples of how it works

  1. In Luke 10:2, Jesus says, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” There’s a word there designed to create anticipation, but that’s usually left untranslated. It’s a word absent from most English translations, and even if you know Greek, you’re likely to skip over it. But it’s an important discourse device that effectively makes it “although the harvest is plentiful . . .”
  2. All over the Gospels, Jesus says things like “truly, truly” or “truly I say to you.” These words don’t mean that what Jesus is saying is more or less true than words that aren’t prefaced by this phrase. Instead, “truly, truly” is primarily meant to get the audience’s attention and highlight the thing that comes next. It’s a discourse device you’ve probably read a hundred times but haven’t noticed. In the Lexham Greek Discourse New Testament, it will be plainly marked for you.
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Get the New Daily Study Bible NT at the Lowest Price in Years!

the-new-daily-study-bible-new-testamentThis month only, you can take $60 off the internationally respected New Daily Study Bible: New Testament! Use coupon code DSBNT to claim this special offer today.

The New DSB-NT, with roots in the influential Barclay Study Bible, is significantly revised and updated—it’s better than ever. If you’ve been thinking of adding this set to your library, now’s the time!

Perfect for personal study

The New DSB-NT is an ideal help for both devotional and scholarly Bible study. Barclay’s works reveal important background that gives the NT context, and his accessible style will engage readers at all levels of Bible study. The commentaries discuss Scripture a handful of verses at a time, giving you detailed study in each chapter of the New Testament.

More powerful with Logos

Logos sets you up to make the most of the New DSB-NT’s extensive content. You’ll be able to search over 5,000 pages of New Testament insight. You can link commentaries to your favorite Bibles for ease of reference, and reference Scripture on mouseover. [Read more...]

Lock In Your Custom Discount and Take up to 12 Months to Pay

Logos 5During our upgrade sale, you can save big when you move to Logos 5. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading, now’s the time to act.

Interest-free payment plans

payment plan makes the library you want affordable by breaking up the payments, interest-free.

Use the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator to find out how big a discount you qualify for, and break up your bill with up to 12 easy payments. Don’t wait to study God’s Word—you can start using Logos 5′s smart, intuitive features right away.

Six extra months to pay

For every purchase over $1,900, we offer an extended payment plan of 18 months—that’s an extra six months to pay! Paired with your custom upgrade discount and special upgrade-sale pricing, this is the perfect scenario for moving to Logos 5.

Just purchase one of our larger base packages, such as Diamond or Portfolio, or even supplement a base package like Gold with a couple of bundles. As long as your total exceeds $1,900, you’ll get the option of an 18-month payment plan. [Read more...]

Sampling the Wisdom of the Ages

G. K. Chesterton

Whenever you address an audience, your goal is always to find just the right words to convey your message. Finding those words can be a challenge, especially when you’re searching for a quotation to make a concept more memorable or when you want to share wisdom from church history.

We compiled 1,500 Quotations for Preachers to help you at just such times. This five-volume set contains hand-selected remarks from church leaders (and a few others) throughout the centuries. Each volume features quotations from a particular era of church history, and each quote is accompanied by a slide, like the above quote from G. K. Chesterton.

This is not your typical quotation collection

  • Search tools save you time. Find quotations by searching for author, theme, or Scripture reference. This enables you to find exactly what you need—fast. For example, the above quotation is tagged with the theme sin, and the Scripture references Genesis 8:21; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:11–12, 23; and Ephesians 2:2–3.
  • Sharing becomes easy. All quotations come with a professionally designed slide featuring an excerpt, making it easier to share with others.
  • Language is updated. For some quotations, archaic language (like “thee” and “thou”) has been updated, making the quotations ready to use in a modern context.
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