Faithlife Bible: ESV Bible for Free (Limited Time)

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I’ve been using Logos Bible Software since 2009 and have spend a couple grand on resources. Since Logos 5 and the mobile app, I love it because of the access to all my Greek and Hebrew language tools, all my commentaries, and other resources, but also mainly because of the great annotation tools that sync across all my platforms.

Faithlife Study Bible is their free app, which usually comes with the Lexham English translation, but now they are giving away the ESV resource for free. The great part of this app, which shares the same Logos framework, is that you get the free built-in Study Bible resource along with videos and the like.

Another great feature is the ability to read along your friends with community notes and the such! I do all my annotations in Logos, which syncs with FaithLife! Here’s a quick video!

Try it out and we can share notes and stuff 😀

Reading Highlights: 7/22/2013 – 7/24/2013

“As a church we must love Jesus, or else we have lost our reason for existence.” – Charles Spurgeon




Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp – $3.99 on Kindle

This is a great book for all called into ministry, but I believe to also be a crucial insight for the church body to learn also! I’ve been majorly blessed by this book! I’ve also bought a copy for a fellow seminarian for his graduation!

Reading Highlights: 7/15/2013 – 7/21/2013




  • No-Crunch Six-Pack Abs! – Pretty insightful and logical. If you hold something heavy in front of you, you tend to feel your core and abdominal muscles engaged. I never thought much of it.
  • A Comparative Review – 28 Days with the Fitbit One, Jawbone Up, Nike+ Fuelband, and Bodymedia Link – I’ve had a BodyBugg for a year, tried the Basis Band for 3 months, and now use a FitBit One. I’ll have to agree with the author that I love the FitBit One the best, and pushing the button when I sleep and wake up takes a second, so I would disagree with her there, but it’s probably because she was testing out four devices at once.

Great Album: “Welcome to Daylight” by Luminate

I heard them on Air1, and just listened to the samples of each song, great stuff, so I bought the album! $7.99


Story behind the song that really got me:

Resolved Conference Replacement: Anchored Conference

From their twitter:

Miss Resolved?  #Anchored14

Highlights of What I’ve Read This Past Week – 7/08/2013 – 7/14/2013

“No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth.” – C.H. Spurgeon



  • You don’t know how good you’ve got it, Middle Class America – We feel awfully entitled to things these days and it ruins our character. Good reminder to have a thankful attitude rather than an entitled one.
  • Only One God Was Mutilated for You – What sets Christianity, that Jesus is the promised Messiah who saves you and is your King, apart from other religions.
  • Make That Digital Elephant Disappear! – Again, on our expectations. We expect sermons, resources, and other Christian material to be freely given to us at the expense of those who put lots of labor into it. I actually remember on the forum for Logos Bible Software, someone was complaining about Logos charging for an upgrade to Logos 5. He expected the company to eat the million dollars of work, and that although developers worked hard for a year, to work for free. This one gets me now that I’m a developer.

“We want immediate satisfaction and we want it for free.”



Instructing a Child’s Heart (Kindle Edition) – $1.99

I’ve recommended this before, but it’s on sale again! A key book in my Intro to Biblical Counseling class was Shepherding a Child’s Heart, also by Tedd Tripp, and it really teaches you to always get to the heart issues instead of concentrating on behavioral modification. Highly recommended [:

What I’ve Read Today – 7/06/2013

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” – CS Lewis


  • 10 Things Every Christian Should Know About Islam
  • Let’s Level the Playing Field – On our culture’s choice to start ignoring gender. I prefer Jr. High boys not be allowed in my Jr. High daughter’s locker room. Gender neutrality –> very slippery slope
  • The New Theist – How William Lane Craig became Christian philosophy’s boldest apostle – Great article on one of the most famous Christian apologists of today. I grabbed his app today, which includes tons of apologetic resources. Check it out here!



  • Church Technical Leaders – I love stage production, video, sound, and lighting tech. Learned about this site at WorshipGod West Conference 2013. Also kept seeing Dustin Kensrue everywhere there!
  • First look: Google Glass unboxing, setup, and first impressions – from AppleInsider; I’m considering one of these in a future release, as a developer and a tech junkie, but this review shows the infancy of the product. Augmented reality is a fun concept, driven by movies like Iron Man.
  • New iPhone light mockup – It’s not as stylish as typical Apple products, hopefully these are fakes, but you never know, Jony Ives has made interesting updates to iOS7 interface. I have iOS7 beta 2 on my iPad right now as a developer, and there are both good and bad feats.
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition – AT&T had a deal to get this or the iPhone5 or any smartphone for $100 w/ 2yr contract, and I really genuinely tried to like the android interface, but couldn’t appreciate it’s experience compared to the iPhone, so even though I’m eligible for an upgrade, I’ll wait until the release of the next iPhone.

Amazon: Up to 73% Off “Stargate: Atlantis” and “Stargate SG-1” Collections (Today Only)

Gold Box Deal of the Day: Up to 73% Off “Stargate: Atlantis” and “Stargate SG-1” Collections

I bought the SG-1 Series for like $165 about 5 years ago =\ but it’s been put to good use!