2017年12月4日星期一

Free audio of the month (Dec): WHY THE REFORMATION STILL MATTERS

WHY THE REFORMATION STILL MATTERS

FREE audiobook download for this month (normally $14.98)
Five hundred years after the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, many people—Christians and non-Christians alike—view it as a conflict about issues that are no longer relevant to the church. But what if the Reformation still has something to teach us? What if the doctrines so vigorously debated and defended by the Reformers still matter today? In this accessible primer on the Reformation, Michael Reeves and Tim Chester introduce readers to eleven key questions raised by the Reformers. These questions continue to impact the church today—proving that the Reformation is much more than just a bit of history we can leave behind.

Logos monthly free ebook (Dec) Boice's Psalms 1-41 commentary

Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1–41

Whether you're a serious Bible student probing through Psalm 19 or a first-time reader inspired by the promise of Psalm 23, this first volume on the book of Psalms explores each of the first forty-one psalms, uncovering deep reflections, wisdom for living, and verses of praise, confidence, and repentance.

2017年11月24日星期五

[Olivetree] sale on electronic Greek and Hebrew critical editions (Discounts End November 27, 11:59PM PST)

  • price rose a bit from last year, but still OliveTree is offering the cheapest digital editions and it's time to buy for interested seminarians

NA28 with Critical Apparatus, Mounce Parsings, and Concise Dictionary

For the Olive Tree Bible App

Publisher: German Bible Society

 $99.99

US$49.99
Save 50%

 






Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) with Critical Apparatus and Westminster Parsings and BDB Lexicon

For the Olive Tree Bible App

Publisher: German Bible Society

 $99.99

US$49.49
Save 50%






LXX with Kraft-Wheeler-Taylor Parsings, Critical Apparatus, and LEH Lexicon

For the Olive Tree Bible App

Publisher: German Bible Society
 $99.99
US$49.49
Save 50%



  • runs on iOS, Android, Mac, & Windows

[Kindle] Black Friday Kindle NIC Commentary Sale (till 27/11)

Select NICNT/NICOT sale
  • this set is written from an evangelical perspective with some fair discussion on Greek/Hebrew. 
  • Good (and newer) ones in the series include: Zechariah, Judges, Prov, Psalms, Matthew, Pastoral Ep., John, 1Cor (rev), James, Hebrews

2017年11月18日星期六

The NEW Tyndale House Greek New Testament

The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge


//under the oversight of editors Dr. Dirk Jongkind (St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge) and Dr. Peter Williams (Tyndale House, Cambridge). Together with their team, they have taken a rigorously philological approach to reevaluating the standard text—reexamining spelling and paragraph decisions as well as allowing more recent discoveries related to scribal habits to inform editorial decisions.//
The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge from Crossway on Vimeo.

2017年11月17日星期五

[Logos/OliveTree/WORDsearch] Zondervan ETS/SBL sale on bible reference (till 21 Nov)

https://zondervanacademic.com/blog/bible-software-sale-word-biblical-commentary-more/
The Word Biblical Commentary and select other commentaries and Bible reference titles are on sale right now at Logos, Accordance, WORDsearch and Olive Tree. Check out the deals today because they’ll be gone by November 21, 2017.

Shop at Logos
Shop at Accordance
Shop at WORDsearch
Shop at Olive Tree
(You’ll find other Bible reference on sale!)
  • recommended: NIDNTTE, NIDOTTE, individual WBC titles like Rev, John, Mat, Gen, Psalms

[WORDSearch] three free stuff on Biblical Interpretation, Romans and practical theology (till 30 Nov)

Author: Roy B. Zuck
Publisher: David C. Cook
Reg: $24.95
Sale: $0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Author: David G. Peterson
Publisher: B&H Academic
Reg: $39.95
Sale: $0.00
  •  recommended
Author: Alex McFarland and Elmer Towns
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
Reg: $14.95
Sale: $0.00
 
 

2017年11月11日星期六

聖士提芬會廣東話音譯新約聖經

廣東話音譯新約聖經

聖士提芬會
  •  可供下載
據聞: 
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2017年11月9日星期四

[WORDSearch] three free stuff on practical theology (till 13 Nov)

Author: Jack A. Henry
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
This title works with the following Wordsearch products
Desktop | Web | iPhone/iPad | Android
Reg: $14.95
Sale: $0.00

Author: Dean Borgman
Publisher: Wordsearch
Reg: $49.95
Sale: $0.00

Author: Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson, Eric Geiger
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
This title works with the following Wordsearch products
Desktop | Web | iPhone/iPad | Android
Reg: $14.95
Sale: $0.00

2017年11月7日星期二

[Kindle] $5 NIVAC is back (till 12 Nov)

EBOOK SALE: NIV Application Commentaries Only US$4.99!

Save up to 83%

same price as previous years'

[WORDSearch] Bible Speaks Today 55 Vols. sale (till 20 Nov)

Author: John R.W. Stott (Editor) and J.A. Motyer (Editor)
Publisher: InterVarsity Press Academic

$1,027.00
US$149.95 
Available on Desktop available Cloud available Ios available Android available
  • useful for getting some preaching insights

2017年11月2日星期四

Verbum/Logos monthly free ebook (Nov): Worship in the Early Church

  • I think Verbum's (=Logos in Catholic version) more recommendable this time:

Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources, vol. 1

Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources, vol. 1 is part of a four-volume collection of excerpts from early Christian writings illustrating the Church’s liturgical practice in both East and West, from its Jewish beginnings through the end of the sixth century.





Logos monthly freebie:
Mobile Ed: NT313 Jesus and the Witness of the Outsiders (1 hour course) by Craig Evans

2017年10月31日星期二

2 good ones among the Reformation sales

There are a number of sales to celebrate Reformation but these two goodies strike me:
  • one is a classic in Hermeneutics
  • the other is on spiritual formation

Is There a Meaning in This Text?: The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge (Landmarks in Christian Scholarship) Anniversary ed. Edition, Kindle Edition

It's 500 years! Happy Reformation Day!

1517-2017


2017年10月23日星期一

中国基督教文库在线

  •  須於Globethics.net 登記(免費)
  • 介紹:
世界最大的中国基督教在线文库现已上线。超过34500份不同语言的文献资料,完整免费下载。现有内容来自四类资源:
  1. 期刊包括国学与西学,Journal of Chinese Religions,金陵神学志,中国神学志,Duihua-mit China im Dialog,China Heute: Informationen über Religion und Christentum im chinesischen Raum,Religions & Christianity in Today's China,景风Quarterly Notes on Christianity and Chinese Religion。
  2. 合作机构的文献如著名的香港汉语基督教研究所的Reichelt文献,耶鲁大学神学图书馆Day Missions文库。
  3. 从中国知网(CNKI)订阅的中国学术界出版的各类书籍、期刊文章、论文,会议纪要。
  4. 从超过100个OAI存储库获得的开放资源。
文库三分之二是中文的文献材料,亦有英语、德语、法语和其他语言。

OCCC是中国的圣商学院和日内瓦的全球伦理网联合一众世界知名学术研究机构共同发起的项目,合作单位和文献提供方包括中国知网(北京),汉语基督教研究中心(香港),香港中文大学崇基学院(香港),福建神学院(福州),香港浸会大学(香港),金陵协和神学院(南京),耶鲁大学神学院(美国纽黑文),China Information Desk(德国汉堡),China-Zentrum(德国圣奥古斯丁),国学与西学(芬兰),东南亚神学教育基金会(美国), Open Access Repositories (OAI).
Download a media release in English (PDF - 1 page - 183 KB)
Download a media release in Chinese (PDF - 1 page - 275 KB)

2017年10月3日星期二

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.
Verbum:

St. Augustine Faith and Works

2017年9月29日星期五

[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)

2017年9月22日星期五

[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


2017年9月18日星期一

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

2017年9月15日星期五

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)

內容:
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)

2017年9月13日星期三

[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

2017年9月12日星期二

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

Expositor’s Bible Commentary Series

Revised Edition 
Tremper Longman and David Garland eds.
Zondervan
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.

2017年9月11日星期一

[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.

2017年9月9日星期六

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

Everlasting Dominion Kindle Edition

  • a very good one by an esteemed evangelical.

2017年9月1日星期五

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

2017年8月29日星期二

[Kindle] Bible Atlas & Companion

Bible Atlas & Companion Kindle Edition

  • not a bad one