Get 15% Off a Reformed Library

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Right now, you can take 15% off one of Logos Bible Software’s brand-new Reformed base packages. An entire library can be yours for less than a tenth the cost of buying the books in print.

Level up your library

For a lot of Christians, it’s easy to jump on board when a friend recommends the latest Francis Chan or Timothy Keller book. When a friend tells you to get a Logos base package, if you don’t know what makes a base package different, it can feel like they’re telling you to get a high-end sports car–and you already have a car that gets you around just fine. If you read regularly, chances are you already have a bookshelf and at least a small collection of theological works to supplement your Bible studies. But after you read those books for the first time, do you pick them up again, or do they just sit on the shelf?

Recently, Logos launched a line of brand-new Reformed base packages, and there has never been a better time to convert your library into a digital powerhouse. Logos libraries don’t collect dust on a shelf. They don’t fill up your tablet or mobile device with more things for you to scroll through. With Logos, your books go to work for you—and they don’t stop being useful after you read them. Logos combines the collective wisdom of every book you own, making them instantly searchable, so you can get answers when you need them, study deeper when you want to, and get more out of your books. And with a base package, you get hundreds of interconnected resources.

Do more with your books

When you stumble across a powerful quote about the crucifixion, not only can you instantly share that quote with your Bible study through Faithlife groups, but you can also take that moment of awe and inspiration to instantly search across hundreds of books and find what some of Christianity’s greatest theologians, scholars, preachers, and authors have said about the historical and cultural context, the significance of Jesus’ suffering, or the parallels between the crucifixion and prophetic passages, like the suffering servant in Isaiah 53:4–12.

With a Reformed base package, the parallels become more clear, the context becomes more prominent, and profound insights become more accessible than ever. Leading Bible scholars all over the world use Logos for their personal Bible study. It saves them time and helps them go deeper into Scripture. And it can do the same for you. Timothy Keller says, “I have found Logos to be the most intuitive and complete Bible software out there.”

Take your Bible study further with a Reformed base package. With works by Martin Luther, John Calvin, William Tyndale, and John Knox at your fingertips, you can do so much more with your time. And right now, when you get a Reformed base package, you can take 15% off. This special offer ends Friday, May 16, so get yours today!

Keep Your Group in the Loop with Faithlife Newsletters

One of the gems of Faithlife groups is a little-known feature, quietly waiting to show administrators an even better way to keep everyone on the same page—Faithlife newsletters.

Set the tone of your group

Neatly nestled in the corner of your group’s tabs, “Newsletters” is a nifty feature accessed through the drop-down menu.

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Newsletters open the door to a whole new class of communication. The tool’s intuitive design helps you put as much or as little detail into your message as you want. The basics display automatically–your headline, content section, and more. Click on the “+” symbol to open up a wealth of options to enhance your newsletter.

You can:

  • Highlight important conversations from your group’s news feed
  • Display meaningful Community Notes
  • Share prayer requests
  • Point out upcoming events
  • Send the newsletter to other affiliated groups
  • Show today’s Verse of the Day

Bring clarity to your members

Depending on the size of your group, a week, a month, or even a day can have more news, notes, and prayer requests than some of your group members can handle. In the information age, it’s all too easy to get buried with too many things to keep track of. Newsletters help you speak into the fog and showcase the things you need your group to know.

Get the word out

One of the hardest parts of communicating to large groups of people is figuring out the best method to make sure everyone sees it. Do you post it to your group? Do you send an email? When you send a newsletter, it’s visible to everyone in your Faithlife group, and it also emails the same message directly to everyone in the group, so you don’t have to create your message twice. So next time you’re trying to decide on the best way to get your message out, just remember–it’s both!

If you’re a group administrator, you have the power to provide your group with elegant, concise newsletters that are both engaging and informative. Or, if you don’t have the time yourself, find a responsible person in your group with more room in their schedule, and give them administrative privileges so they can share the load.

Once you start a newsletter, Faithlife saves it automatically. The draft can only be seen by administrators, so you’re free to take your time and send it when you’re ready to make an impression. Go to your group’s “Newsletters” tab and try it for yourself!

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The Faithlife Study Bible links Scripture passages that address the same topic, so you can make connections with just a click. Download the Faithlife Study Bible for free from your favorite app store, and take your Bible study to the next level.

10 Powerful Quotes about Faith

We’ve compiled 10 quotes on faith to give you a quick source of inspiration. Pick your favorites, then share them with your friends and loved ones for a dose of encouragement.

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“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” —Elisabeth Elliot

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“Worrying is arrogant because God knows what He’s doing.” —Barbara Cameron

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“He said, ‘Love . . . as I have loved you.’ We cannot love too much.” —Amy Carmichael

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“We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.” —Francis Chan  

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“Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one.” —A.W. Tozer

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“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.” —Charles H. Spurgeon

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“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” —A.W. Tozer

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“God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.” —A.W. Tozer

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“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!” —Max Lucado

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“God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.” —Francis Chan

Help Others Discover the Faithlife Study Bible

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The Faithlife Study Bible app has been downloaded by more than a quarter million people. Every day, it helps thousands connect with God by unlocking the truths of Scripture with a modern English translation, layers of study notes, rich multimedia, and several included devotionals.

We want even more people to fall in love with the Word of God through the Faithlife Study Bible app. And few things are more important to that goal than honest, helpful app-store reviews.

Since you love the Faithlife Study Bible, take a moment to review it in your app store of choice. Be specific, and be honest. We’d love a positive review (Proverbs 22:1), but if we can improve on something, we want to hear about that too!

Help more people find Faithlife—take a minute to go review the Faithlife Study Bible: Google Play | iTunes App Store | Amazon Appstore

 

The New and Improved Faithlife Calendar

We made some changes to the Faithlife calendar to make your life easier. Now, you can see and do everything you need right from the calendar tab.

Your status now appears next to each event. This field reminds you if you are hosting, attending, or undecided about an event, and you can change your status without leaving the full calendar view. Click on the highlighted text, and you can select your response to the event invitation from the drop-down menu.

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The calendar also displays more details about each event. You can see the type of event, in addition to the name of the event and any groups affiliated with the event. If you were invited as a part of a group, or if you invited an entire group, that group’s name and image appear below the event’s date and time.

You can also edit event details using this handy gear icon:

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Click on the gear icon next to the event you want to change, then alter or add anything you need. When you save, you’ll return to the calendar view. If you have a recurring event, such as a weekly Bible study, you can use this same wheel to download Outlook and iCal files to put the event into your regular calendar software.

We’ve also added the ability to filter the types of events you want to display. You can filter events by group, or choose “My events” to display events not associated with a group, like family events, personal reminders, and appointments—things that can get lost in everything else you have going on.

If you aren’t already using it, the calendar tab is more useful and dependable than ever. With these updates, it’s even easier to keep track of what’s happening in your faith community.

Shane & Shane: Poised to Change Worship Ministry Forever

Shane Everett and Shane Barnard formed the duo Shane & Shane after meeting in College Station, Texas in the late 1990s. Since then, the pair has logged countless hours on the road, garnered multiple Dove Awards, enjoyed numerous A-list tour slots, and sold millions of tracks. Now husbands and fathers, the two men have set their sights on a more ambitious project—The Worship Initiative.

As they were touring, they always made time to invest in the development of other musicians, worship leaders, and songwriters. They recognized a need for formal training and encouragement in this community, so they constructed a plan to mentor from afar, challenging others to consider their calling, consider their craft, and consider creating.

They started by gathering some of their favorite musicians to record 100 songs, shooting video tutorials of each instrument. Add to that some powerful worship devotionals and a 14-week songwriting class, and you have something groundbreaking. At the heart of it all is an unwavering commitment to God’s Word. In their own words:

Logos Bible Software has changed the way we study God’s Word. We are so grateful for their commitment to making the Word of God and resources surrounding it available to us and the church.

Shane & Shane is just the latest in a string of musicians to acknowledge they use Logos Bible Software in their songwriting process. As we’ve often said, serious Bible study demands serious Bible study software; and songwriting at a high level definitely demands serious Bible study.

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