Logos monthly free ebook (Oct) Commentary on Romans [recommended]

Joseph A. Fitzmyer
Outside of the Gospels themselves, there is no single Christian document whose influence has been greater than Paul’s epistle to the Romans. Its explosive character has changed lives—Augustine’s, Martin Luther’s, Karl Barth’s, to name a few—and precipitated revolutions. This full-scale commentary deals with the most important issues of the early Christian church. And it is through the eyes of the apostle Paul, the major figure of this period, that we see dominant motifs and themes, the theological essentials of the Christian faith. Who better than the once pious Jew, converted to the Christian cause, to tell the reader about the early struggles with Judaism, the reluctant yet nurturing mother of this new community of faith?

The Anchor Yale Bible: HabakkukGet an additional book for $1.99

Francis I. Andersen
The puzzles Habakkuk contemplates will stir the hearts and minds of anyone who has ever wrestled with the existence of evil. Francis I. Andersen, a well-known authority on the Minor Prophets and acclaimed Hebrew studies pioneer, examines Habakkuk both as a work of sophisticated theological inquiry and as an artistic creation. The result is a book that illuminates the nuances of the text and brings to life the culture and values of the ancient Israelites through a compelling portrait of one the Bible’s most fascinating and elusive prophets.

St. Augustine Faith and Works


[Kindle] Recommended: Gonzalez's Story of Christianity, Vol. 1

  • an excellent church history textbook indeed!

Logos starter library sale (till 11 Oct)

Logos standard edition starter library
sale US$194.99
was US$295 (2017); US$266 (2016)


[Logos] Crucial Questions Series free upgrade

following to my previous post, >a year ago, on

[Logos/Kindle] Crucial Questions Series by R. C. Sproul

(which is still free), there is an upgrade to the set which is also free:
  • What Is the Great Commission?
  • Can I Lose My Salvation?
The link to Logos is here


[Kindle] free ebook on Prosperity Gospel (till 18/9 US time)


2017 BibleWorks, Logos及Zotero入門工作坊

日期: 15/9/2017()
時間: 7:30-9:00pm
地點: 播道神學院59(課室59215)
對象: 本院日夜校新生,有興趣的播道會教牧同工
負責: 譚志超博士 (本院聖經科副教授兼圖書館主任)

介紹現時學界通用最新的兩個神學/聖經研究軟件, BibleWorks 10Logos 7,透過示範了解如何運用來做神學研究。當晚亦會簡介另一免費的書目管理軟件Zotero,該軟件主要幫助神學生/教牧管理所搜資料,並輸出正規的註腳及書目格式

: 如同學已安裝有關的軟件帶備自的手提電腦出席。

free e-course on Bible Study Methods by Mark Strauss

Bible Study Methods from BiblicalTraining
This course will introduce you to the basics questions of how to study your Bible.

About this Course

What is Bible study? Why do we study these specific 66 books? What type of literature are we studying? What are the practical steps we should take? How do we determine a word’s meaning? How do we apply the text to our lives? These questions and more are answered in this course.
  • Teacher: Mark Strauss
  • Length: 5 hours
  • Price: FREE
  • Institution: Bethel Seminary
  • Subject: Biblical Studies
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Languages: English
Audio download ; Transcriptions ; Student Workbook (PDF)


[Kindle sale] Holman Old & New Testament Commentaries (till 19/9)

Holman Old & New Testament Commentaries
publisher: B&H
US$2.99@   (~85% off the print price)
  • less in-depth and well known than the previous EBC but at the same time cheaper
  • not bad for lay teachers and pastors


[Kindle sale]Expositor’s Bible Commentary (till 17/9)

Expositor’s Bible Commentary Series

Revised Edition 
Tremper Longman and David Garland eds.
US$4.99@vol. (almost 90% off the print price)
total: 37vols.
  • all written by evangelical scholars (like Trinity teachers: D. A. Carson, David Pao, Willem VanGemeren, Walter Kaiser etc.


[Kindle sale] a good one on evangelism (till 20/9)

Publisher: IVP Books (March 17, 2016)
Digital List Price: $15.99
Kindle Price: US$3.99
Save $12.01 (75%)
 There's no such thing as a non-Christian.

Somebody might self-identify as spiritual but not religious. Or they might be a practicing Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim. Or they might call themselves an atheist, freethinker or agnostic. But the one thing that people never describe themselves as is a "non-Christian." So Christians who want to "reach non-Christians" need to realize that they're not all the same. Evangelism is not one-size-fits-all.

Luke Cawley shows how Christians can contextualize the gospel in different ways to connect with different kinds of people. Here he unpacks the religious identities of three key demographics: the spiritual but not religious, committed atheists and nominal Christians. Each group has particular characteristics and requires specific approaches and practices to make the Christian faith plausible, desirable and tangible to them.

Filled with real-life stories of changed lives, this book is a practical and hopeful resource for helping people to encounter God.


[Kindle] a gem of OTT (till 12/9)

Everlasting Dominion Kindle Edition

  • a very good one by an esteemed evangelical.


Logos monthly free book (Sept)

David E. Garland
When it comes to living the Christian life, beginnings are better than endings. That may be one of the most important lessons that the Gospel of Mark, by its very structure, teaches us. Looking at life in terms of endings often leads to discontent, neuroses, and despair. We always want to win more, make more, succeed more. More is an insatiable taskmaster. But the Gospel of Mark says the better way is to focus on beginnings. It gives answers; it gives meaning to suffering; it restores hope as the queen of virtues.

[WORDSearch] 4 free ebooks from Broadman & Holman (till next Mon)

1. Moral Apologetics for Contemporary Christians:Pushing Back Against Cultural and Religious Critics
Author: Mark Coppenger

2. The Illustrated Life of Jesus
Author: Herschel Hobbs

3.  The Illustrated Life of Paul
Author: Charles L. Quarles

4.  The Teaching Ministry of the Church 2nd Edition
Author: William Yount


[Kindle] Bible Atlas & Companion

Bible Atlas & Companion Kindle Edition

  • not a bad one


Logos 7 Academic Basic

Get Logos 7 Academic Basic for Free

Free resources include:
  • Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew lexicon
  • The Septuagint
  • Lexham Hebrew Bible
  • SBL Greek New Testament

You may also want to add the Logos 7 Basic (see my previous post) and 中文基本版 for free.
Note: These are two other versions of Logos with slightly different resources.


Fortress ebook sale (up to 15/9)

Fortress' "most essential titles in theology, biblical studies, and Christian history are on sale NOW during our Summer eBook Sale. Take advantage of deep discounts on titles by Moltmann, Brueggemann, and Wright—all under US$10 through Amazon" 

Full list of discounted titles: http://www.augsburgfortress.org/media/downloads/August-2017-Ebook-Sale.pdf

Link to Fortress

Some notable items (good and [really] cheap):
  • Biblical Theology of OT and NT by Brevard S. Childs; 
  • N. T. Wright's Christian Origins and the Question of God Series (4 vols.) 
  • Crucified God by Jürgen Moltmann
  • Fortress Commentary on the Bible
  • Christ Is King by Joshua W. Jipp
  • The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, Volumes 1 & 2 by Gregory A. Boyd 
  • Introduction to the History of Christianity 2nd Edition, by Tim Dowley 


Logos monthly free ebook by John Stott (Aug)

John Stott
In a dark little chapel many years ago, a solitary schoolboy went in search of God and later gave his life to Christ. It turned out to be the most significant step he was ever to take. If it were not for Christ, he reflects, his would have been on the scrapheap of wasted and discarded lives. Instead, his life was used to lead countless others around the world to that same new life, and into a deeper understanding of the One who gave his life that we might live.


Fee's NT Exegesis on sale (Kindle)

New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors Kindle Edition 

3rd edition. Westminster John Knox Press, 2003. 

Building on the belief that the task of exegesis is to understand the divine-human intention locked within the biblical text, Gordon Fee provides a lucid step-by-step analysis of exegetical procedures that has made New Testament Exegesis a standard textbook for nearly two decades. Now more than ever, with an updated, newly integrated bibliography and an appendix directly addressing reader-response criticism, this essential, classic guide will assist students, scholars, and clergy in coming to grips with the New Testament.



good book on introduction to Psalms

by Gordon Wenham 

Digital List Price: $16.99
Kindle Price: US$3.99
Save $13.00 (77%)

 One of the most respected Old Testament scholars of our time introduces us to the history of scholarship on the Psalter and provides hermeneutical guidelines for interpreting the book— making accessible to us the transforming messages of the Psalms.

“This book’s many virtues make it instructive and refreshing: I appreciate its stress on the psalms’ place in public worship, and the speech-act notion of self-involvement in singing. Wenham also offers helpful arguments for respecting the titles of the psalms. And the creative approach to ‘canonical reading’ allows us to view each psalm both as a composition for public singing and as a part of the canonical book (which may guide our interpretation). I heartily commend this work!”
C. John CollinsProfessor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary


Logos monthly ebook: Verbum chosen instead (July)

I don't think July's Logos monthly ebook is so recommendable (but still, it's free: The Old Religion in a New World: The History of North American Christianity by Mark A. Noll)

Instead the Verbum one (the Catholic edition of Logos running on exactly the same platform) is way more attractive (even with the added Luke commentary by L. T. Johnson!):

Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Mark

Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Luke

by Luke Timothy Johnson


Zondervan study bible (Father's day) sale

Zondervan study bible (Father's day) sale
  • recommended: 

http://media.harpercollinschristian.com/page/fathers-day-sale-2017?utm_source=ebook_promotion&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fathers-day-2017&spMailingID=54262453&spUserID=MTAwNDU4MDk4NTMzS0&spJobID=1182069391&spReportId=MTE4MjA2OTM5MQS2NIV Zondervan Study Bible

Sale: US$3.99 | Was: $14.99

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

Sale: US$3.99 | Was: $14.99


Counterpoints ebooks sale (till 11/6)

eBOOK SALE: Counterpoints Books US$1.99 - $3.99!

  • Save up to 83% 

    sale ends June 11 at 11:59pm ET (2017).

What's special about the Counterpoints series?
Counterpoints volumes offer you expert dialogue on issues important to Christians.
Each Counterpoints volume—let's take Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church for an example—contains multiple expert contributions. Each expert presents their own perspective, but also responds to their fellow contributors. 
This unique "dialogue" format helps you compare, critique, and evaluate different views on important topics. You will be able to think more deeply about these subjects and reach your own informed conclusions.

So many Counterpoints... Where should I start?
Here's a quick list of deals on new and popular volumes:
  • Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church ($3.99)
  • Five Views on the Church and Politics ($3.99)
  • Four Views on Hell (Second Edition with All New Contributions) ($3.99)
  • Four Views on Christianity and Philosophy ($3.99)
  • Understanding Four Views on Baptism ($1.99)

FREE Instructor & Student Guide (suitable for adult Sunday school)

FREE Instructor & Student Guides on a variety of topics offered by Bethlehem College & Seminary


Bethlehem College & Seminary offers free PDFs of our core curriculum with both Instructor & Student Guides.
Also available are a number of teaching video resources from Bethlehem College & Seminary professors. These teaching videos will enhance any home small group study or Sunday school class time.

Theological Foundations I
Theological Foundations II
New Testament Survey
Old Testament Survey I
Old Testament Survey II ... more


Logos monthly free ebook: Frame's systematic theology (June)

John M. Frame
Beginning students of theology and church leaders looking for a theological refresher or teaching tool will welcome this remarkably clear introduction to the doctrines of Scripture. In an almost conversational style, Salvation Belongs to the Lord explores all the major biblical truths, explains key terms of systematic theology, and reflects on their implications and connections under the lordship of Christ.
  • btw, you can download other free ebooks by Frame and Vern Poythress at their own website