Get 17 Free Books by R.C. Sproul!

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Right now, you can get R.C. Sproul’s 17-volume Crucial Questions series for free!

Logos Bible Software has partnered with Ligonier Ministries to help the church answer some of the biggest questions people ask about Christianity. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries’ founder, has taught countless classes and seminars and written over 70 books. Now he’s offering you 17 of them for free. The Crucial Questions Series explores essential Christian theology to help you arrive at a modern, biblical understanding of some of life’s toughest questions—questions that lie at the foundation of the Christian faith. Sproul gives you the tools to address them head-on, equipping you with a biblical perspective and sound doctrine. And these tools are free of charge, because every Christian should have them.

Each of these 17 books addresses a different question that both Christians and non-Christians ask about Christianity. You’ll get books like Does Prayer Change Things?, Does God Control Everything?, What Is the Trinity?, and How Can I Develop a Christian Conscience?

When you download these books with Logos, free means more. These 17 volumes automatically integrate with your entire Logos library, helping you find answers when you need them. Using the Topic Guide, you can pull Sproul’s answers up side by side with parallel commentaries, maintaining the essential balance between the in-depth exploration of Scripture and the practical presentation of its truths.

Start answering these crucial questions for yourself. Start sharing what you learn. When you can get all these books for free, “I don’t know” doesn’t need to be the end of the conversation anymore.

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Equip Yourself to Dive into the Bible

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In the information age, it’s hard to spend as much time as you want in Scripture. You’re constantly bombarded with more information than you can handle, so you have to constantly prioritize and filter the things that matter and the things that don’t. And that’s what makes Bible study feel like a paradox. You know you’re supposed to see all Scripture as valuable (2 Timothy 3:16). But when you’re dragging yourself through lists of names and types of sacrifices, the treasure of Scripture can feel like it’s slipping through your fingers. That’s because jumping into the Bible without any understanding of context is like diving into the ocean from a helicopter with no equipment. If you don’t really know what you’re doing, it won’t be pleasant. Equip yourself for the dive with Logos 5.

Of course, with the right translation, you can find parts of the Bible that you can read without difficulty. Maybe you enjoy the powerful stories of the Old Testament, or the beautiful picture of love in the Gospels, or the challenging representations of faith in the early church. There are always parts of the ocean that you can swim in, but without the right knowledge and tools at your disposal, there’s still a whole ocean you’ll never see.

In Bible study, these tools are commentaries, key theological texts, Bible dictionaries, and works by popular pastors and Bible teachers. On their own, each of these resources has something to offer your Bible study. For the casual reader and the average Christian, however, the walls of text that often accompany these valuable tools makes them too intimidating. Even if you own one, a Bible dictionary or commentary can make Bible study feel like more work, and you don’t end up reading as much of the Bible. With Logos, that all changes. Logos links all of your texts together, and every verse is linked to every resource you own that references it.

One of the most important parts of reading Scripture is taking the time to reflect on it. Whether you set a goal to read one chapter a day or five chapters a day, what do you gain from it if you don’t take a moment to reflect on what you’ve read? The truths of individual verses can get lost if they don’t stand out to you right away. Important contextual information is easiest to skim over, but it’s some of the most important content when interpreting what that Scripture means for your life thousands of years later. When you read Scripture with Logos, you can spend as much time as you want reflecting on a single verse. Right now, your library could have hundreds, even thousands of references to the verses you read today in your personal devotions. If you wanted to track them down, you’d have to spend hours flipping through books to find what you’re looking for. Even if you’re organized and you’ve carefully sorted your library, you have better things to do than scanning sticky notes, underlines, and margin notes. Logos is more organized than any physical library could ever be. A single search in Logos can save you hours—and that adds up.

When talking about Logos 5, Mark A. Kellner from Washington Times said, “If studying the Bible is something of professional or personal interest, there is, right now, nothing else that comes close.” Logos 5′s datasets add a whole new dimension to your Bible study and bring lists of names, places, and dates to life. You can’t get these datasets anywhere else. Here’s how Sean Boisen, Logos’ director of content innovation explains it:

Don’t let yourself feel like the Bible is too deep or difficult to navigate. Get Logos 5, and you’ll have all the tools you need to plunge into Scripture. Turn every verse into a diving board and see what depths your Bible study can take you. If you already have Logos, but you don’t have Logos 5, upgrade today and take advantage of your very own custom upgrade discount!

Using Faithlife and Bible.Faithlife.com in 2013

The New Year is right around the corner and many of us are getting ready to start our Faithlife groups and read through the Bible in a year. Faithlife works seamlessly across all the Logos platforms. So as you get ready to begin your reading plans, we wanted to help you get an excellent start on using Faithlife to optimize your Bible study and keep you connected in 2013.

Stay connected and keep up with your reading plans and notes with just the web, by using Faithlife.com and Bible.Faithlife.com!

Here’s How:

1. After you login to Faithlife.com click the Faithlife group you want to join. Make sure you are connected to the Group Reading plan. Once connected, your first reading will show up.

2. Click on the verse for your first reading, which will take you to Bible.Faithlife.com. The Bible will be on your left panel and the FSB commentary notes will be on your right. On the top of left panel will be a “Start Reading” header:

3. As you scroll through the reading, you may be directed to jump to other readings if there are multiple scripture references in the day’s portion. Bible.Faithlife.com makes this easy by providing you with the reference to the next section for that day. Simply click on the reference.

4. Once you complete all your readings for the day click on the “Mark Read” link to check off the reading for the current day. When you get back to Faithlife, the next day’s reading will show up under the “Group Reading” widget.

Tips:

1. You can change your Bible translation by clicking the drop-down arrow next to the title of the Bible in the left column and choosing another translation:

2. If you own a Logos base package all of your resources will be available on bible.faithlife.com. Just click the title of the resource in the right column and search for the resource.

It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution to feed your soul. Create a Faithlife group today and dig into the Word!