Get 90% Off Classic Studies on Christology

classic-studies-on-christologyRight now, when you bid on the 28-volume Classic Studies on Christology, you can save 90%! These classic works explore the person and work of Jesus Christ, assessing his theological importance from a variety of perspectives.

Regarding Christology, William S. Plumer says, “As one is sound or corrupt here, so is he substantially right or wrong in the main. Both now and in the last day, the great question in determining character and destiny is the same: ‘What think ye of Christ?’”

Plumer, along with such notable scholars as Henry Barclay Swete, William Sanday, and Archibald Thomas Robertson present a range of theological perspectives in this collection, filling your library with diverse discussions on Christ’s birth, life, ministry, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and more—perfect for any in-depth Christological study.

The best part? With Community Pricing, you can get the best price on this collection. Currently, the suggested bid is set at just $30—that’s 90% off the collection’s regular price! Once it ships, you’ll add over 9,000 pages of scholarly insights to your library for just over $1 per volume.

This collection is nearing the 100% mark, so don’t wait: bid today to lock in your price.

Save on more classic works

If you haven’t yet tried Community Pricing, you’re missing out. You get to help choose the works we make into Logos resources, plus you’ll get the biggest savings on the newest titles. Just bid the maximum amount you’re willing to pay, and if the final price is lower, you’ll get that price.

See our full lineup of current deals, or check out these huge savings on Community Pricing right now:

50 Deals, 3 Days: Save on Galatians Commentaries

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For three days only, you can save big on featured Galatians commentaries. No matter what your area of study, you’ll find the perfect commentaries to complement your library—most for over 30% off!

Fifty titles are on sale, but here are five you won’t want to miss:

1. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Galatians

Regularly $44.99, now only $40.95!

In this volume, highly regarded New Testament scholar Douglas Moo provides commentary on Galatians. With a user-friendly design, this accessible commentary dives into Moo’s extensive research through chapter-by-chapter exegesis, helping you understand Galatians’ sociological, historical, and theological concepts, as well as their relevance—perfect for pastors, teachers, and students alike.

2. The Expositor’s Bible, vol. 5: Luke to Galatians

Regularly $44.95, now only $24.95!

The Expositor’s Bible—a recognized standard of expository commentary—was written on the basis that the Bible is the supreme and final authority on religion and morals. This volume offers biographical and literary introductions, along with in-depth commentary and exposition on each NT book from Luke through Galatians.

3. The Anchor Yale Bible: Galatians

Regularly $44.95, now only $31.25!

This volume provides verse-by-verse commentary on Galatians’ text, historical background and analysis, and original translations—including alternative translations, annotations, and variants. You’ll get insights into all the significant historical and linguistic knowledge from this book’s fresh and creative interpretation, helping you see Paul’s perspective in a new light.

4. The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: Galatians

Regularly $18.95, now only $13.25!

With this commentary, you’ll gain a new understanding of Paul’s healing declaration in Galatians, helping you apply the same concepts to today’s divisions of race, social class, gender, and more. Highlighting both individual and social dimensions of justification by faith, this engaging volume provides readers with extensive historical background on the letter’s date, destination, purpose, form, and theological themes.

5. Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 41: Galatians

Regularly $44.95, now only $31.25!

The acclaimed Word Biblical Commentary offers the best in biblical scholarship, and this volume will help you grasp the struggles Paul faced within his Galatian churches. You’ll get a thorough discussion of Galatians’ authorship, date, textual problems, and more from leading New Testament scholar Richard Longenecker.

Get all these volumes and more—but don’t wait! These savings expire at 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday, July 24. See all the ways you can save today.

New! Get the Best Price on over 95 Audiobooks

Blog Image 400x400Get the best possible price on over 95 new audiobook titles—pre-order today! Choose from titles by popular authors like Tozer, Piper, Keller, and more!

Take your reading with you

1. Pause on your iPad, play on your desktop—audiobooks sync automatically across platforms.

Listen to your audiobook in your car, press pause, open your desktop software, and start making notes in the text version of the book—exactly where you left off. Any book that has both text and audio versions will automatically sync across platforms!  Jump back and forth between the same book on multiple devices in the audio or text format and always pick up right where you left off. You won’t need to worry about finding your last spot.

2. Learn on the go.

Turn long trips, waiting in line, your workout, and repetitive tasks into productive learning with audiobooks! These titles are compatible with the free Logos mobile apps and work from your iOS or Android phone or tablet, or your desktop computer.

3. Listen at your ideal pace.

Feel like most audiobooks are read at the wrong speed? With these audiobooks, you can choose from four different speeds: 1x, 1.2x, 1.5x, and 2x. This feature is currently available in our iOS apps.

Limited time: get the best price on Packer, Edwards, and Keller!

For a limited time, get the best possible price on books by authors like J.I. Packer, John Piper, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Knowing God by J.I. Packer (with Audio)

A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian’s existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted with modern skepticism and have joined the “gigantic conspiracy of misdirection” by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth that to know God is to love his Word. Pre-order it now!

the-religious-affectionsThe Religious Affections (with Audio)

The Religious Affections—quite possibly the most important book written by America’s greatest theologian—explores the nature of true religion, true revival, and true conversion. Carefully distinguishing true Christianity from false faith, Jonathan Edwards uses his experiences as a pastor and leader of the Great Awakening as the basis for this book. Considered a masterpiece of religion and philosophy, this book continues to influence church leaders today. This product includes both the audio and Logos version of The Religious Affections. Pre-order it for 25% off!

The Cost of Discipleship (with Audio)

This book is quite simply one of the most profound and important books of the twentieth century. Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived his witness, and was both a thoughtful and engaging writer. Viewed against the background of Nazi Germany, Bonhoeffer’s book is striking, and it shares with many great Christian classics a quality of timelessness, so that it has spoken, and continues to speak powerfully, to the varied concerns of the contemporary world. Pre-order it now for 20% off!

These are just a few of the audiobooks to add to your library! Choose from a wide variety of books, including audio Bibles like the LEBNT, ESV, and the Greek NT.

As always, when you buy a Logos resource, you get future updates for free. We’ve got even more powerful features planned for audiobooks, so stay tuned!

Check out the full list and get your favorites today.

The Clock’s Ticking: Get Your Upgrade Discount While You Can!

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If you’ve been holding off on upgrading to Logos 5, you don’t have much time left. The Logos 5 upgrade sale ends August 5!

If you act now, you can still combine your Logos 5 upgrade discount with your Dynamic Pricing ownership discount. This ownership discount subtracts the cost of books that are already in your library—in addition to the significant upgrade discounts, we’re cutting out the cost of resources you already own.

Whether you’re coming from an earlier version of Logos or you own Logos 5 and want the best price on the tools and resources you’re missing, check out your special pricing with the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator.

What you’re missing out on

We’ve covered a lot of reasons for upgrading now. If you’re considering an upgrade but want to do a little more research, check out some of our recent posts:

Don’t wait! Your discount ends soon

You only have a couple weeks to take advantage of your custom upgrade discount. Lock in your discount, spread the cost over several months, and even get your money back within 30 days—you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Upgrade to Logos 5 today and save!

Logos 5: Combine Clause, Passage List, and LN Numbers for a Unique Search

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A Logos user recently emailed me this question:

Is there any way to use Logos 5 to locate every place where Jesus talks about sin? I know I can simply search Jesus AND sin and that will get me some (21) hits, but I am sure there are allusions and alternate words (for sin) that would not be included in that search.

I informed him that by combining several Logos tools, we can get very close to what he wants. One of the current solutions to the question involves several steps—please note: depending on your base package, you may not be able to complete this exercise.

But let’s have a go at answering this excellent question:

  • Click the Search icon
  • Select Clause as the search type (A)
  • Select The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition from the resource drop-down list (B)
  • Type this text in the Find box: person:Jesus (C)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search, which locates all the places in the New Testament where Jesus is mentioned regardless of the words used to reference him (D)

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  • Choose the Search panel menu (E)
  • Select Save as Passage List (F)

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  • Notice that Logos creates a new Passage List document containing all of the verses from the search results (G)
  • Click the Search tab to return to the Search panel (H)

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  • Change the search type to Bible (I)
  • Select from the resource drop-down list a Bible, such as the ESV (J)
  • Select from the range drop-down list the Passage List that was just created (K)

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  • Type this in the Find box: < LN 88.105 – LN 88.318 >, which represents all of the Greek words in the New Testament that according to the Louw-Nida Lexicon have “negative” or unethical meanings (L)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search, which locates the verses in which both the person Jesus and an “unethical” word appear in the same verse (M)

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As you look at the results, some of the verses will not apply directly to the user’s specific question, but many will be exactly what he was looking for!

Tips for Choosing a Church Curriculum

david-c-cook-bible-lesson-commentary-2014-2015With fall right around the corner, many pastors and church administrators are finalizing their plans for which curriculum to use for their adult Sunday schools, small groups, and even Sunday-morning preaching. For those that are still weighing the options, we’ve outlined some guiding questions and practical tips to save you time.

Suit your beliefs and needs

First and foremost, does the curriculum you’re considering line up with your church’s mission, vision, doctrinal beliefs, and culture? Will it provide growth where you need it most?

Be aware of your buying tendencies. Just because something is the least expensive—or the most impressive—doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for your church. Before you buy, set aside time to pray and to seek wisdom from other leaders in your church.

Should I choose uniform or age specific?

Do you want separate curriculum for the adults, youth, and children? Or do you want everyone studying the same material?

Many publishers and denominations create curriculum that follows the International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL) / Uniform Series, a six-year study plan covering all major Bible themes. A few of the most popular include the Standard Lesson Commentary (15% off on Pre-Pub) and the David C. Cook Bible Lesson Commentary (21% off on Pre-Pub).

Uniform curricula make it easier for parents to take what they learn at church and discuss it with their kids, since everyone studies the same material. On the other hand, curricula that are age specific can help pastors focus on what their groups need most at their stage in life.

Still can’t decide? Use both: follow a uniform curriculum and let your youth and children’s pastors customize it as needed.

What about media?

studies-in-faithful-living-patriarchs-collection-complete-church-curriculumWhat types of media would make the teaching more effective and easier to understand? How much does it cost your staff to create this kind of media? Would your church members like the option of learning on their smartphones or tablets?

Premade videos, infographics, and presentation slides can save hours of prep time for pastors, as well as that part-time graphic designer / intern / youth leader who always seems a little stressed. Small group handouts and bulletin inserts also help keep people engaged, especially those with different learning styles or disabilities.

Whole-church curricula like The Studies in Faithful Living series take it a step further, providing pastors with sermon outlines, key points in the text, exegesis, and more, in addition to the media mentioned above.

Whether you choose a uniform or separate curriculum, or something packed with media and pastoral resources, remember the leaders who are teaching it. They can always use your prayers, encouragement, and most likely, a hot cup of coffee!

 

What other tips do you have for selecting a curriculum that fits your needs?

Pre-order the Ancient Christian Writers Bundle for $180 Off!

AncientChristian_collectionCoverThe Ancient Christian Writers Bundle is available now for pre-order from Logos—get it for 20% off!

An important library addition

With 65 volumes and almost 20,000 pages, Ancient Christian Writers is one of the premier modern English-language collections of early Christian writings. All together, these books would cost you between $1,500.00 and $2,000.00 in print, but if you pre-order them from Logos, you can get the entire set for less than half that price.

If you already own the Early Church Fathers or Fathers of the Church series, Ancient Christian Writers forms an important complement. It contains a number of important writings not available in the other sets. You’ll get Origen’s Exhortation to Martyrdom and his influential commentary and homilies on the Song of Songs, Jerome’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes, and John Chrysostom’s Baptismal Instructions, along with writings of Paulinus of Nola, Prosper of Aquitaine, Theodoret of Cyrus, and others.

Ancient wisdom, modern translation

Even where there is overlap, you can use Logos to easily compare the translations side by side. The study of the early church is a developing and sometimes contentious field, so the differences in translation and interpretation between editions can be as eye-opening as comparing different translations of Scripture.

Ancient Christian Writers gives you the wisdom of the early church with modern translations and scholarship. Logos makes that wisdom instantly accessible and searchable and connects it to the broader history of the church and development of theology.

Pre-order today to lock in the best price!

Webinar Review: Harness the Power of Logos Searches

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This week, a group of Logos users enjoyed a free hour-long training on harnessing the full potential of Logos 5′s powerful search tools. We covered using search operators, using Louw-Nida numbers, narrowing searches to only the most relevant results, and making the most of the powerful Clause Search tool.

If you missed it, don’t worry! You can watch the recording right now and reap all the benefits of this important training:

In the webinar, we featured the Themelios theological journal, a publication with a long, rich history of excellence. When you get this 111-issue collection, your searches in Logos 5 will yield results from theological thought leaders where they were first published.

We’d like to do more virtual training events like this—but only if it’s something you want. Make your opinion known! Let us know via Facebook or Twitter what type of training you’d like us to put together next.

Then make sure you’re in the loop: subscribe to the webinar email list below. When we schedule the events you want, you’ll be among the first to know about it.





Celebrate John Knox’s 500th Birthday with Discounts on His Works

knoxThe six-volume The Works of John Knox is on sale for a limited time! Save 20% with coupon code KNOX14 at checkout. Get it now!

Who was John Knox?

The Protestant Reformation was no stranger to controversial figures. Among the ranks of John Calvin and Martin Luther stood another giant—this one Scottish, John Knox. He, like his predecessors and mentors, generated much contention, but also inspired many to preach a pure gospel and search the Scriptures.

Little is known about Knox’s early life, though many scholars agree that he was born circa 1514 in Haddington, near Edinburgh. At 25, he was suddenly and dramatically called to the preaching ministry—a calling that he responded to with reluctance and tears. His life was tumultuous, as were the times in which he lived and preached. As Reformed doctrine crept into Scotland, he was persuaded and joined the ranks of the reformers. In a short span, Knox went from a minister’s broadsword-bearing bodyguard, to a preacher, to a galley slave, to a student of John Calvin, to a traveling preacher, to a pen-wielding prophet decrying the bloody Queen of Scots, Mary Tudor.

In 1559, after extensive traveling and writing, he returned to Scotland and “deployed his formidable preaching skills to increase Protestant militancy.” His preaching both caused riots and drew souls to love Jesus Christ, nearly in the same breath. Knox was elected the minister of the Edinburgh church, and wielding his preaching prowess as a weapon to cut the quick, applying his biblical exposition to Scotland’s situation.

the-works-of-john-knoxScotland’s political-religious climate was rapidly shifting, and there was much work to be done in the upheaval. Knox and several others, in light of the massive number of Protestant conversions, took pen to paper and wrote The Book of Church Order—upon which the entire Presbyterian church would be based. Even today, Presbyterians look to The Book of Church Order for polity and church-administration issues, and they look to Knox as their founder.

Knox is often portrayed as a fiery, courageous prophet, standing Elijah-like at the pulpit, decrying God’s enemies with a broadsword in one hand and a Bible in the other. Yet the reality is something different. Knox, by all accounts, was a timid, frail, and fragile man, who when “stripped of his God-given might and the thundering power of his calling, what remains is a mere mortal, a small man, ‘low in stature, and of a weakly constitution’.”

“Knox is a model for the ordinary Christian, especially the one who feels his own weakness but who nevertheless wants to serve Christ in a troubled world. Knox is eminently relevant to all Christians who have ever been forced to come face to face with their own littleness” (Douglas Bond, The Mighty Weakness of John Knox).

Learn more about his life and legacy

To celebrate Knox’s quincentennial, you can save 20% on the six-volume The Works of John Knox with coupon code KNOX14 at checkout—get yours now!

To learn more about Knox’s life and thought, check out these helpful volumes:

Get $100 Off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionLexham Bible Guide: Romans—the longest and most anticipated volume in the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection—is finally here! We’ve been working on this final volume for almost a year now and, to celebrate its release, the whole collection is on sale. Get it now for $100.00 off!

The biggest Bible guide yet

Romans is Paul’s longest and most important epistle and is regarded as one of the most important writings in the history of the Christian faith. There are countless commentaries, essays, and books devoted to the interpretation of Romans throughout the centuries. With such a massive discussion to draw from, our research team spent over 1,500 hours researching and writing this Bible guide to ensure no stone was left unturned.

By the end of this long process, we wrote more than 200,000 words—that’s more than 650 typeset pages of carefully and purposefully curated research! There are also 39 Greek word studies, hundreds of bibliography entries, and thousands of links to the Logos library.

The collection is now complete

With this Romans volume, the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is finally complete. When you account for all of the work that went into these Bible guides, the numbers are staggering: we’ve written almost 800,000 words—more than 2,000 typeset pages—on the 13 Pauline epistles.

All of our work allows you to enhance your research like never before! You will be able to find the most important pieces of discussion, quickly. You will discover connections within Scripture you’ve never seen before. And you will gain a unique perspective, a complete overview of all relevant literature—from exegetical topics to interpretive issues.

Get it today!

For those of you who already own the Paul’s Letters Collection, Romans should download to your library automatically. If you were waiting for this final volume to be completed before taking the dive into this amazing collection, now is the perfect time. Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is $100.00 off for a limited time. Jump-start your research today!

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