Logos Bible Software partners with Kregel Academic for their Free Book of the Month promotion. Through the month of July, you can add J. Ed Komoszewski, M. James Sawyer, and Daniel B. Wallace, Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture (Kregel, 2006). In the introduction to the book, the authors observe “The radical skepticism sown in the media and rooted in postmodernism has been cultivated in an environment of biblical ignorance.” This book was written for the “motivated layperson” and offers positive answers to skeptical questions (rather than attacking the arguments of the skeptics themselves).
- If the first Gospels were written decades after the life of Jesus, how do we know the writers got the story right?
- If the writers got the story right, how do we know the Gospels and other New Testament documents were copied faithfully?
- If the writers got the story right and the documents were copied faithfully, how do we know the right documents were included
in the Bible?
- How did the church decide which ones to include? Was there a conspiracy to hide competing books?
- If the writers got the story right, the documents were copied faithfully, and the right documents were included in the Bible,
what does this say about earliest belief in Jesus?
- Did Jesus’ followers view him as more than a man from the onset of Christianity? Or was Jesus’ divinity the invention of a fourth century
- If the writers got the story right, the documents were copied faithfully, the right documents were included in the Bible, and the Bible reveals belief in the divinity of Jesus, how do we know the whole thing wasn’t plagiarized from other religions?
From the book blurb:
Reinventing Jesus cuts through the rhetoric of extreme doubt expressed by these and several other contemporary voices to reveal the profound credibility of historic Christianity. Meticulously researched, thoroughly documented, yet eminently readable, this book invites a wide audience to take a firsthand look at the solid, reasonable, and clearly defensible evidence for Christianity’s origins.
Along with the free book of the month, Logos offers deep discounts on other books from Kregel:
- Douglas Huffman, The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek: Grammar, Syntax, and Diagramming, $1.99 (Reviewed here)
- Eckhard Schnabel, 40 Questions about the End Times (40 Questions Series), $2.99
- Mark Wilson, Charts on the Book of Revelation, $3.99
- Daniel Wallace, Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament, $4.99 (Reviewed here)
- Herb Bateman IV, Charts on the Book of Hebrews, $5.99
- Daniel Wallace, A Reader’s Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers, $6.99 (Reviewed here)
- Stanley Porter and Ron Fry, The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation (Milestones in New Testament Scholarship), $7.99
- John Phillips, Exploring the Gospel of Matthew: An Expository Commentary, $8.99
- Jeremy Kimble and Ched Spellman, Invitation to Biblical Theology: Exploring the Shape, Storyline, and Themes of the Bible (Invitation to Theological Studies Series), $9.99
- Gregg R. Allison, 40 Questions about Roman Catholicism (40 Questions Series) (Pre-Order $14.95)
Logos Bible Software is also running a sale on the Best Commentaries in July. Based on data from Best Commentaries, Logos is discounting the top ten commentaries for each biblical book 35% – 50%. This is a great time to add some of the more expensive exegetical commentaries at 50% off (and ruin your credit).
As always, you should get Logos Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages and take advantage of the Free Book of the Month promotions.
Spend as little money as you want, but take advantage on these great deals on evangelical resources for your Logos library before the end of July 2021.