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[Kindle sale] The NIV Zondervan Study Bible

The NIV Zondervan Study Bible: Built on the Truth of Scripture and Centered on the Gospel Message Kindle Edition

A new journal: Unio cum Christo

A new journal: Unio cum Christo 
published by International Reformed Evangelical Seminary & Westminster Theological Seminary
  • the first issue free (registration needed)

*Unio cum Christo = Union with Christ

planning to read your Bible in 2016

Justin Taylor, Reading the Whole Bible in 2016: An FAQ

  • a good post to encourage you to plan for reading the bible in a year, with 
    • different adjustable reading plans offered
    • superb videos introducing books of the bible 
    • superb videos on important biblical themes (both taken from the Bible Project -you can find all the videos and posters there).

[kindle] free ebook on sharing faith

by Glenn Pearson. David C. Cook, 2010.


one more online Greek NT website

Another online Greek New Testament reader, with parsing, Abbott-Smith Greek lexicon [this lexicon is sensitive the Greek word's Hebrew equivalents based on LXX], and Strongs and KJV definitions.


BibleWorks 10 troubleshooting: Affecting other programs' keyboard settings

BibleWorks 10影響到Windows其他program的鍵盤語言/中文輸入?

這篇knowledgebase ("How Can I Keep BibleWorks Language and Keyboard Settings from Affecting Other Programs?")能解決這問題。


learning Hebrew in Chinese

溪水编写组编著。《古希伯来语教程》(pdf格式)。溪水系列。四川:四川大學出版社, n.d.。


RIP the dean of evangelical NT scholars

In remembrance of "the dean of evangelical NT scholars," Professor I. Howard Marshall.
(It was such an honour that Evangel Seminary had him as our former adjunct faculty member. He's such a humble person as I knew him personally.)

To remember him, this is an interview on Howard's life and faith. Though published 15 years ago, it is still worth pondering and helpful to young seminarians and scholars alike:

Carl Trueman, “Interview With Professor Howard Marshall,” Themelios 26, no. 1 (2000): 48–53.

Here's just a few gems:
'We are not scholars who happen to be disciples. we are disciples who happen to be scholars'.
"I think it is important to be in a good Christian fellowship to have support from it and to be occupied in Christian work of one kind or another, and if possible to try and relate your studies to your practical Christian work."
"So the problem of defending the faith must still go on. We cannot assume that we have arrived, and think that we have solved all the problems and have all the answers. We most certainly haven't.... If we as evangelicals believe that Scripture has a message for today, then the responsibility is all the more upon us to get on and do it."



[Logos] free spiritual stuff by Lexham Press

Lexham Press Spiritual Growth Bundle (25 resources)

Note: You have to sign up for a free Faithlife account (somewhat different from the Logos a/c but actually not)

Individual Titles

  • Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional
  • 40 Days to the Cross: Reflections from Great Thinkers
  • By His Wounds You Are Healed
  • Embracing God as Father: Christian Identity in the Family of God
  • Moment with God: A Devotional on Every Biblical Book
  • To Love God and to Love Others: A Devotional Commentary on James
  • Live in Liberty: The Spiritual Message of Galatians*

Transformative Word Series

  • When You Want to Yell at God: The Book of Job
  • Cutting Ties with Darkness: 2 Corinthians

Studies in Faithful Living Series

  • Abraham: Following God’s Promise
  • Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence
  • Joseph: Understanding God’s Purpose
  • Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan


[Olivetree ebks sale] notable items

Attractive Olivetree sale which you can really consider (Discounts End December 4, 11:59PM PST):

UBS Handbooks for Old Testament (21 Vols.)

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UBS Handbooks for New Testament (20 Vols.)

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Zondervan Illustrated Collection (3 Vols.)

 (Zondervan Atlas of the Bible, the Zondervan Bible Commentary, and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary)

(Save 60%)

Free Resource Friday for December -a Free Bible Study Title every week: sign up for our email newsletter to see what these free titles will be.


[Logos] free Blessing of Christmas

The Blessing of Christmas by Ratzinger, Joseph, Benedict XVI. Ignatius, 2007.

This profusely illustrated book is ideal for personal or group meditations during the Christmas and Advent season. With its inspiring, profound, yet popular meditations on the blessings of the season, this volume by Pope Benedict XVI is a spiritual guide for the soul. Taken from his sermons as well as his writings, these beautiful meditations by the acclaimed spiritual teacher, writer and now Pontiff, give his usual fresh insights into the deeper meaning of this most wondrous event, and show the pope to be a man who knows how to address both the mind and the heart. 

[Logos] free ebooks for 24 days of Advent

Notable items: 
Day 1Scripture and the Authority of God by N. T. Wright, SPCK, 2005.
Day 3:  Cornerstone Biblical Commentary: 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Hebrews by Linda L. Belleville, Jon C. Laansma, J. Ramsey Michaels. Tyndale, 2009 .
Day 4: Tabletalk Magazine Bundle: Christian History (11 issues)
Day 5: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Esther by Lewis Bayles Paton. T&T Clark, 1908. 

Day 8: Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Volume 2: The Doctrine of God, Part 1     
Day 9: Be Comforted (Isaiah) by Warren W. Wiersbe. Victor Books, 1996. 
Day 12: 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Medieval Church by Ritzema, Elliot, Brant, Rebecca. Lexham Press, 2013.
Day 14: The Power of God unto Salvation by Benjamin B. Warfield. Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1903.
Day 24: Understanding the Bible Commentary: Isaiah by John Goldingay. Baker, 2012.

monthly Logos free ebook (Dec)

Stephen E. Fowl
Westminster John Knox, 2012.

Even though it was written some two millennia ago, Ephesians still speaks to Christians today in themes quite familiar to the modern reader. In a predominantly Gentile context, the Christian community needed to be reminded of the priority of Israel and the astonishing work of reconciliation that God willed to accomplish in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This new volume in the highly acclaimed New Testament Library series reveals the great theological promises of Ephesians while discussing issues of context, authorship, and style.

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The New Testament Library Series: Hebrews
Luke Timothy Johnson
Westminster John Knox, 2012.
This volume of the New Testament Library offers a thorough and careful commentary on the complicated book of Hebrews, showing its meaning within the context of ancient culture and the theological development of the early church. Written by one of the leading New Testament scholars of the present generation, Luke Timothy Johnson, this commentary offers remarkable insights into the Hellenistic, Roman, and Jewish contexts of the book of Hebrews.


[Vyrso/Logos] free ebook on Bible translation [till 29/11]

Which Bible Translation Should I Use?

by Andreas J. Köstenberger, David A. Croteau, Joe Stowell

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One of the most frequently asked questions related to the Bible is, “Which Bible translation should I use?” People often wonder what is the all-around best English Bible translation available. In this book, Douglas Moo, Wayne Grudem, Ray Clendenen, and Philip Comfort make a case for the Bible translation he represents: the NIV 2011 (New International Version), the ESV (English Standard Version), the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible), and the NLT (New Living Translation) respectively. In each case, the contributors explain the translation philosophy under- lying these major recent versions. They also compare and contrast how specific passages are translated in their version and other translations. Which Bible Translation Should I Use? is ideal for anyone who is interested in the Bible and wants to know how the major recent English translations compare. After you’ve read this book, you will be able to answer the title question with confidence. You will also learn many other interesting details about specific passages in the Bible from these top experts.


[Kindle/Fortress sale] Reading the Bible for All the Wrong Reasons [till 15/11]


[Logos] Verbum monthly free ebook -sermons of a medieval theologian (Nov)

Sermons of St. Bernard on Advent & Christmas


[Zondervan ebook sale] NIVAC again, but only US$4.99@ [till this Sat 7/11]

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For the first time, attractive bundle offers:

Pentateuch | Sale: $17.99 (value: $89.99)
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[Fortress Kindle sale] two vol set Bible commentary

by Gale A. Yee (Author), Matthew J. M. Coomber (Editor), Margaret Aymer (Editor), Hugh R., Jr. Page (Editor)  (various authors for individual books)

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 Their position unlikely to be evangelical but it's too cheap to believe...
  • Print Length: 1750 pages
  • Publisher: Fortress Press (October 1, 2014)

The Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha and the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament present a balanced synthesis of current scholarship on the Bible, enabling readers to interpret scripture for a complex and pluralistic world. Commentary articles set each book in its historical and cultural context, discuss the themes in each book that have proven most important for the Christian interpretive tradition, and introduce the most pressing questions facing the responsible use of the Bible today.


monthly Logos free ebook (Nov)

Hermeneia: Matthew 1–7: A Commentary on Matthew 1–7
by Ulrich Luz
The birth narrative, the baptism and temptation of Jesus, the beginnings of his Galilean ministry, and the Sermon on the Mount are all brilliantly illumined by Ulrich Luz’s expert textual and historical-critical analysis and theological commentary. Luz brings special attention to the subsequent history of Christian appropriation of Matthew in homiletical and artistic interpretation, and addresses the terrible legacy of Christian anti-Judaism. This volume completes Luz’s 3-volume commentary on the Gospel of Matthew in the Hermeneia series. A translation of the earlier German edition of Matthew 1–7 appeared in Fortress Press’ Continental Commentary series. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated.

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This final one is still cheap:

Hermeneia: Matthew 21–28: A Commentary on Matthew 21–28

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[Kindle sale] A Theology of the Church


Kindle sale on Tom Wright's big books (Christian Origins and the Question of God series) [till 5/1/2016]

Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Two Book Set (Christian Origins and the Question of God 4) Kindle Edition

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 N. T. Wright
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Paul and His Recent Interpreters Kindle Edition 
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[Logos] a free Catholic Rev. commentary

Sacra Pagina: Revelation

by Wilfrid J. Harrington

Liturgical Press, 2008

monthly Logos free ebook (Oct)

Michael S. Whiting

Recent studies have increasingly downplayed the influence of Martin Luther’s theology of Law and Gospel on early English evangelicals such as William Tyndale. The impact of a late medieval Augustinian renaissance, Erasmian Humanism, the Reformed tradition, and Lollardy have all but eclipsed the more central role once attributed to Luther. This book argues that scholars have wrongly diminished Luther’s significant influence upon first-generation evangelicals William Tyndale, John Frith, and Robert Barnes during the English Reformation of the 1520s and 1530s. 


[kindle] NAC sale -US$2.99@ (till 6/10)

New American Commentary Series on sale for US$2.99 each
  •  It's only for Kindle, not Logos at the moment
  • my recommendation: John (2vols) (Borchert), 1, 2Peter and Jude (Schreiner), 1, 2Kings (House), 1, 2 Chron (Thompson), Isa 1-39 (Smith), in general, the OT is not bad.


[Logos & other formats] WBC individual volumes US$10@

[Logos, Accordance, Olive Tree, and WORDsearch] Word Biblical Commentary individual volumes US$10@

  • If you don't have any of them at all, you may want to consider: Wenham on Genesis, Butler on Joshua, Psalms, Martin on 2 Cor., Mounce on Pastoral, Aune on Rev.


[Kindle] free booklet on Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit (The Gospel Coalition Booklets) Kindle Edition

by Kevin DeYoung

Crossway, 2011.

The Holy Spirit is perhaps the least understood, and least acknowledged, member of the Trinity, but his work in the gospel is indispensable. In this new booklet from the Gospel Coalition, Kevin DeYoung looks to Scripture to outline fundamental doctrine about the personhood and work of the Holy Spirit.
DeYoung describes the Holy Spirit as our ultimate gift. Jesus promised his followers that a “helper” would be given to them. It is through this helper that we actively experience the power and presence of God. In this booklet DeYoung notes the activity of the Holy Spirit in our lives, including his role in conviction, conversion, glorification, and the imparting of spiritual gifts.
The Holy Spirit offers a thoughtful explanation for point 9 of the Gospel Coalition’s confessional statement. The Gospel Coalition is an evangelical renewal movement dedicated to a scripture-based reformation of ministry practices.


[Kindle sale] Guide on 1Peter

1 Peter (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament) Kindle Edition

by Greg Forbes 
B&H, 2014

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The Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (EGGNT) closes the gap between the Greek text and the available lexical and grammatical tools, providing all the necessary information for greater understanding of the text. The series makes interpreting any given New Testament book easier, especially for those who are hard pressed for time but want to preach or teach with accuracy and authority.

Each volume begins with a brief introduction to the particular New Testament book, a basic outline, and a list of recommended commentaries. The body is devoted to paragraph-by-paragraph exegesis of the Greek text and includes homiletical helps and suggestions for further study. A comprehensive exegetical outline of the New Testament book completes each EGGNT volume.

[Logos] free ebook on Biblical Theology

The Promise-Plan of God: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments

Walter Kaiser

Zondervan, 2008

(I guess Logos should give me some commission...)

monthly Logos free ebook (Sept 2015)

Mentor Commentary: Amos

Gary V. Smith
The book of Amos is full of wordplays, double entendres, pictorial visions, and direct statements of fact and judgment. Smith's job is to address the historical, stylistic and interpretative aspects of Amos: not just what is written, but also how and why the prophecies are recorded. 

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Irvin A. Busenitz
In this book you will discover the theme of Joel: the day of Yahweh. You will also discover more about the one to whom the day belongs to: Yahweh. The people were facing devastating calamity and Joel calls the society to repent in order that they might escape this judgment and once again enjoy mercy and favor of Yahweh. Obadiah also focuses on the dual aspects of the theme both that there is judgment and that blessing.


Essays in Evangelical Social Ethics

David F. Wright, ed., Essays in Evangelical Social Ethics. Wilton, CN: Morehouse-Barlow, 1983.


Table of Contents

Introduction, David F. Wright 
1 The Natural Ethic, Oliver O’Donovan 
2 Using the Bible in Ethics, I. Howard Marshall 
3 From Christendom to Pluralism, John Briggs 
4 Towards a Theology of the State, Haddon Wilmer 
5 The Challenge of Marxism, David Lyon
6 Man in Society, E. David Cook 
7 Human Rights 

Epilogue: Tasks Which Await Us, John Stott 


[Kindle sale] Preaching the Farewell Discourse


[Kindle/Vyrso-Logos] free ebook on choosing bible translation

HCSB: Navigating the Horizons in Bible Translations 


[Logos] free commentary this week: Hermeneia -Johannine epistles

Hermeneia: The Johannine Epistles: A Commentary on the Johannine Epistles

by Rudolf K. Bultmann
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A classic commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John from a well-known name in the field of biblical studies. Rudolf Bultmann addresses issues of authorship and source criticism into his discussion of the epistles, largely siding with Haenchen and Schnackenburg.


[Kindle/Vyrso-Logos sale] a goody on expository preaching

Engaging Exposition Kindle Edition

by Bill Curtis (Author), Daniel Akin (Author), Stephen Rummage (Author), David Platt (Foreword)

$23.18 HKD ($2.99 USD)*
used to be $131.71 HKD (Amazon listed price: US$34.99)

 In the homiletics field, a text has been needed that blends hermeneutics, sermon development, and sermon delivery. Engaging Exposition fills that gap with what its experienced authors call a "3-D approach" to preaching.

Bill Curtis writes about the Discovery process—how to equip the student to discover the meaning of a biblical text by using sound principles of interpretation, and to move from biblical analysis to biblical interpretation.

Danny Akin addresses the Development process—how to equip the student to develop expository sermons based upon results of the interpretive process, and to move from the Main Idea of the Text (MIT) to the completed sermon.

Stephen Rummage explains the Delivery process—how to equip students to deliver expository messages using the completed sermon, and to move from an understanding of speech communication principles to persuasive delivery.

[Kindle/Vyrso-Logos sale] an OT Theology goody

Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament

by Eugene H. Merrill

$23.18 HKD ($2.99 USD)*
used to be $154.96 HKD (Amazon list price: US$39)

“For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation.” –Daniel 4:34 (Holman CSB) Everlasting Dominion is the magnum opus of the greatly esteemed Dr. Eugene H. Merrill, a thoroughly researched theology of the Old Testament based on decades of study and teaching experience.
Taking a high view of Scripture as the inspired, authoritative Word of God, Merrill guides readers to a better understanding of the nature of Old Testament theology and employs a well-balanced method of laying bare the Scripture so that its profound, lifechanging truths can be better apprehended and applied.

a review by Jim Hamilton


Logos back to school sale (till 31/8!) + 1Peter free commentary

Notable ones:










The IVP Bible Dictionary Series (8 vols.)

$1,860.39 HKD ($239.99 USD)*
27% OFF!
  • a must for evangelical seminarians! (with Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, 2nd ed. !) But I hope the discount could be deeper.

Free 1Peter commentary:

Hermeneia: 1 Peter: A Commentary on First Peter

by Paul J. Achtemeier

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free ebook on abortion [pdf/mobi/epub] [till 18/8]

Russell Moore, Adoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015.

In Adoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice, Russell Moore—president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission—calls Christians to seriously consider adoption for their own families and thus take a stand for children, born and unborn.


Logos ebooks sale

Logos August book deals



monthly Logos free ebook (Aug 2015) Acts commentary --not to be missed

Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament: Acts

Mikeal C. Parsons

In Acts, leading biblical scholar Mikeal Parsons gleans fresh theological insight into Acts by attending carefully to the cultural and educational context from which it emerges. Parsons see Acts as a charter document explaining and legitimating Christian identity for a general audience of early Christians living in the ancient Mediterranean world. 

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Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament: Ephesians and Colossians Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament: Ephesians and Colossians

Charles H. Talbert
In this volume, leading New Testament scholar Charles Talbert distills interpretive insights for students in theology, biblical studies, and religion. Ephesians and Colossians approaches each text in its final, canonical form, proceeding by sense units rather than word-by-word or verse-by-verse.