How to Keep Receiving Your Newsletters from Zondervan Academic (Subscriber, Please Read)

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APRIL 7, 2017: If you subscribe to one of Zondervan Academic’s email newsletters, you may receive an unusual email from us soon. It requests that you click a link within your email “to keep receiving” your newsletter.

 

This is a legitimate email from Zondervan Academic. Clicking the email link (or more simply, re-subscribing to the Academc Update now) are the only ways to ensure you will continue to receive email updates from us.

 

What will happen if you click on the email link? Two things:

You will get access to something free. (A free PDF download or online course, depending on which newsletter you’re receiving.) You will continue to receive email newsletters from us for as long as you wish. You can still unsubscribe at any time.

 

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Olive Tree Bible Software Sale: The Best Bible Reference Tools

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Save big on Bible reference works at Olive Tree Bible Software right now. (The sale ends April 17, 2017.) You will find deals on single volumes and complete sets:

Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, and atlases guides on how to read the Bible for all its worth works from trusted authors including Moisés Silva, Bill Mounce, Mark L. Strauss, and more

Most deals are 50% off, with only a few exceptions. This is the time to build your Bible reference library. Learn more and browse the titles on sale now at Olive Tree Bible Software.

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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth1. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Fourth Edition by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart. Save 50% on the bestselling…

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Tremper Longman III Reflects on the Challenges of Studying Genesis

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We recently sat down with Tremper Longman III to discuss why the book of Genesis is so challenging to read and understand. His new Genesis online course is now available.

Genesis, like the rest of the Old Testament is a difficult book for us as twenty-first Christians to understand.

After all, we’re distant from this book in many ways. For one thing, it’s an ancient book. This is a book that was written three thousand five hundred years ago and has many strange and ancient customs.

The book of Genesis is also distant from us in terms of culture. It was written in an Ancient Near Eastern culture,…

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Logos Software Sale: Illustrated Commentary Set on the Old Testament

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zibbcot-setSave 25% on the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament set at Logos Bible Software. This is the premier commentary for connecting to the historical and cultural backgrounds of the Old Testament. You will save $50. (Deal ends April 17, 2017.)

This richly visual commentary series features:

over 2,000 photos, maps, charts and diagrams passage-by-passage commentary that presents archaeological findings, geographic insights, notes on manners and customs, and more analysis into the literature of the ancient Near East that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the biblical text

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The commentary series includes work by world-class scholars:

John H. Walton (Genesis) Daniel I. Block (Judges) Tremper Longman III (Proverbs) Andrew E. Hill (Malachi) Many more

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eBook Sale on Reformed Theology: Deals Start at $1.99

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Save up to 76% on timely and popular eBooks by Timothy Keller, D. A. Carson, Michael Horton, Tim Challies, and over 16 other authors in our new eBook sale on Reformed theology.

Topics in the sale include:

the Reformation and some of its solas (faith alone, God’s word alone, God’s glory alone) systematic and historical theology from a Reformed perspective ministry health and growth study Bibles for deeply biblical thinking

Read deeply, be strengthened, and be challenged by the eBooks in this sale. This eBook sale ends Sunday, April 9, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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Logos Software Sale: NIV Application Commentary, New Testament

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Save 44% on the NIV Application Commentary: New Testament set (20 vols.) at Logos Bible software. (The deal ends April 3, 2017.)

Billy Graham calls this series “an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible’s timeless message speak to this generation.”

What will you gain from this commentary series?

Understand the original audience and their problems, questions, and concerns—plus how the biblical author addressed those issues. Discern what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible, and what is not. For example, if Paul’s primary concern is not circumcision (as he tells us in Galatians 5:6), what is he concerned about? Apply what you learn to present-day needs with accuracy and power. Understand any pitfalls you might encounter when seeking to apply the biblical messages, and get equipped to show how the…

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Olive Tree Bible Software: The Biggest Zondervan Academic Sale of the Year

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It’s the best time to build your biblical library at Olive Tree, because you will save 50% on works in biblical studies and theology.

You will find hundreds of deals, on complete sets and single volumes:

commentaries on the New and Old Testaments bestselling texts on theology and biblical studies thoughtful works from trusted teachers and up-and-coming scholars

Learn more and browse the titles on sale now at Olive Tree Bible Software.

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NIV Application Commentary: New Testament (20 Vols.) and Old Testament Sets (22 Vols.) Get equipped for understanding the Bible’s ancient message and teaching it in today’s context. The sets feature top-notch scholarship from Scot McKnight, John H. Walton, and many others. The sets are 56% off! Learn more about the

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The Biblical-Christian View of Ultimate Reality: God – An Excerpt from The Essentials of Christian Thought

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Christians disagree on doctrine, politics, church government, certain moral questions—just about everything under the sun, it can seem. Yet a unity remains, centered around a core outlook on God and the world that is common to all believers.

In today’s excerpt from The Essentials of Christian Thought, eminent theologian and church historian Roger Olson outlines a biblical vision of this ultimate reality—God, the sole absolute, the metaphysical source and sustainer of all that has being.

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9780310521556_imageAt the heart of every metaphysic, every vision of ultimate reality, lies something absolute, something believed to be the source and/or connecting center of all that is. By absolute, here is meant only “unsurpassable” in terms of explanatory power; it is whatever sustains, controls, governs, or connects everything else. To reject such an absolute,…

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Logos Bible Software Sale: Expositor’s Bible Commentary (Frank E. Gaebelein, General Editor)

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The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series set the gold standard for expositors—for understanding the biblical authors and teaching their message today.

Save 64% on this 12-volume commentary set from Logos Bible Software right now. Don’t wait, this sale ends March 27 ,2017.

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About the Expositor’s Bible Commentary

The Gold Medallion Award–winning Expositor’s Bible Commentary offers pastors, teachers and students a comprehensive tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of their message.

How does this commentary approach Scripture?

Hear from the General Editor, the late Frank E. Gaebelein:

The chief principle of interpretation followed in this commentary is the grammatico-historical one—namely, that the primary aim of the exegete is to make clear the meaning of the text at the time and in the circumstances of its…

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The World is a Battleground—Both Literally and Figuratively – An Excerpt from The Essentials of Christian Thought

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In today’s excerpt from The Essentials of Christian Thought, eminent theologian and church historian Roger Olson explains what leads to confusion and accommodation to nonbiblical, non-Christian life and world perspectives.

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The world is a battleground—both literally and figuratively. Here both senses are in view. First, conflicting worldviews and metaphysical belief systems see the world as radically different things. And that can make a great difference in ethics. How we should treat nature, and all that is in it, for example, can depend very much on what we believe it is. One theory about the environmental crisis lays the blame for the rape of nature by human industry at the feet of Judeo-Christian religion; another theory lays the blame at the feet of Enlightenment secularism. Both…

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Michael Horton eBook Flash Sale: Core Christian Teachings & Sustainable Faith

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Michael Horton’s eBooks are on sale (starting at $1.99) for a brief time. View the deals. Sale ends at 11:59pm ET on March 14, 2017.

In this sale you’ll find eBooks on core Christian teachings, sustainable faith, what to do when tragedy strikes, and more.

Endorsements Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story – “Learn from a master who is not afraid to put things simply and clearly,” writes Kelly M. Kapic. “A book fit for a new generation the way John Stott’s Basic Christianity was for his generation,” adds Scot McKnight. Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World – “Very refreshing,” writes D. A. Carson. Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples – “A stunningly accessible tour of the classic Reformed landscape,” writes Kelly M. Kapic. The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way

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Olive Tree Bible Software Sale: These Exegetical Commentaries Are for You, If…

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Right now the Zondervan Exegetical Commentaries on the New Testament and Old Testament are steeply discounted (50% off) at Olive Tree Bible Software.

If you identify with one or more of these statements, this commentary series is for you:

you would like help interpreting the words of Scripture without getting bogged down in scholarly issues that seem irrelevant to the life of the church. you would like to see a visual representation (a graphical display) of the flow of thought in each passage. you would like expert guidance from solid evangelical scholars who set out to explain the meaning of the original text in the clearest way possible and to help you navigate through the main interpretive issues. you have taken Greek and would like a commentary that helps you apply what you have learned without assuming you are…

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