Archive - January, 2012

Shipping Soon: Studies in Old Testament Themes (6 vols.)

The six-volume Studies in Old Testament Themes is over 1,500 pages of scholarship and studies that discusses a variety of Old Testament topics. And now, you can grab it for the Pre-Pub price of just $89.99—that’s over 75% off the retail price! All six volumes are valuable for learning more about the Old Testament, but here’s a closer look at just two of the titles included in Studies in Old Testament Themes:

In Can a ‘History of Israel’ be Written? author Lester L. Grabbe takes a look at the long-debated issue of using the Hebrew Bible as a historical source of information to compile a history of Israel. The contents of Can a ‘History of Israel’ by Written? include the papers used to start dialogue addressing this problem at the European Seminar on Methodology in Israel’s History.

Feminist Companion to Esther, Judith and Susanna, edited by Athalya Brenner, contains research and writings that look at these stories from a woman’s perspective. The majority of this book focuses on Esther, but also looks at the lives of Judith and Susanna.

Other titles included in this collection are The Prayers of David: Psalms 51-72 by Michael Goulder, The Leopard’s Spots: Biblical and African Wisdom in Proverbs by Friedemann W. Golka, The Pentateuch: A Social-Science Commentary by John Van Seters, and The Prostitute and the Prophet: Reading Hosea in the Late Twentieth Century by Yvonne Sherwood.

Be sure to get Studies in Old Testament Themes (6 vols.) for the Pre-Pub price of just $89.99 before it ships!

Exclusive Zondervan Daily Deals on Twitter!

You’ve given us a lot of positive feedback regarding the exclusive Daily Deals on Twitter. Good news! We’ve got more great deals yet to come.

Starting today we will feature a Zondervan resource every Monday as part of our ongoing Daily Deals on Twitter.  These Zondervan deals will continue for the next 14 weeks. Today’s deal is Evaluating the Church Growth Movement: 5 Views. This resource was compiled and edited by Gary L. McIntosh, a teacher at the Talbot School of Theology.

Enter the Daily Deal coupon code DD16621 today to get 50% off.

Remember, these Zondervan specials will continue every Monday for 14 weeks. So be sure to follow us on Twitter and look for #DailyDeal tweets to catch these special offers!

Logos 4: A Daily Devotion with Carson’s Books and M’Cheyne’s Bible Reading Plan

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

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Several people have e-mailed me recently asking my suggestions on using D.A. Carson’s calendar devotionals, For the Love of God, Volumes 1 and 2, into a daily quiet time. So here are some thoughts. First, Carson’s books incorporate Robert M’Cheyne’s Bible reading plan, which takes us through the New Testament and Psalms twice a year and the rest of Scripture once. For each day’s reading, Carson offers some insights and encouragement. If you own these volumes, make sure to read the Preface and Introduction, in which the author explains his goals for the books.

Now here’s a way to incorporate both M’Cheyne’s plan and Carson’s books into a daily devotion time:

  • Open For the Love of God, Volume 1 and/or Volume 2.
  • If you open both, link them together by choosing the panel menu on each and selecting Link Set A on each as well (A).
  • Choose the panel menu on one of the books and select Show table of contents.
  • Select Title Page from the contents pane (B).
  • Close the table of contents.
  • Open your Preferred Bible (C).
  • Arrange the resources as you like on the screen.
  • Choose the Layouts menu.
  • Name the Now snapshot something like Quiet Time.
  • Return to the Layouts menu and drag your newly created Named Layout to the Shortcuts bar (D).
  • Each day, click the new shortcut icon to load this Quiet Time layout.

When the layout loads, please notice on the title page of For the Love of God a link called Today’s Reading (E). Click the link to move Carson’s book(s) to today’s date.

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Now click a Bible reference link in Carson’s book to move your preferred Bible to that location. Click each Bible reference link in Carson’s to complete M’Cheyne’s Bible reading plan for the day.

I truly hope this simple layout will assist you in your daily walk with the Lord.

If you don’t yet own Carson’s books, I think you’ll be encouraged by them.

What is your favorite devotional to read each day? Leave a comment and let us know!

Weekly Roundup: January 28

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of January 28, 2012.

Logos Talk

Vyrso Voice

Interesting Discussions

Facebook

How important are commentaries to your Bible study or sermon prep?

Pinterest

Check out our Bible Verse of the Day board on Pinterest!

Proclaim

This is the last weekend that Logos’ new church presentation software is free for everyone.

But if you use it in your service this Sunday morning and post a picture to the Proclaim Facebook page before the end of January, you’ll get it free in February too!

You can download Proclaim absolutely free from the website, and since it’s cloud-based, you can access presentations from any Mac or PC. Now pastors, worship leaders, and tech volunteers can edit the same presentation from their own computer.  Add your own media, or use some of Proclaim’s free backgrounds to make your presentation look awesome. Download it now.

Pre-Pubs

New Pre-Pubs

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These Pre-Pubs are shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing

The latest collections from Community Pricing:

Don’t miss out on these collections nearing the 100% mark!

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newest postings on our Careers page:

Marketing Department

Graphic Design and Video

Sales

Software Development

Publications

Ministry Development

Customer Service

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Breaking News: All’s Well That Ends Well

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, while most people were sleeping, someone threw a cinder block through the window of our customer service building. We made light of the event in a blog post later that day.

We might have winked at the event on the blog, but the truth is these sorts of events are disheartening. We have many employees that come and go from the Logos campus at all times of day. An anonymous act of aggression like this leaves many unanswered questions. Was this an isolated event? Were we targeted? If an employee was in the wrong place at the wrong time, could they have been in danger?

This isn’t the first time we have experienced an act like this as a company. We have been both targets of extensive, premeditated vandalism, as well as singled out by theives.

We do take these things seriously. We have to.

Our blog post with the embedded video of the break in went viral. Visits to the Logos blog went through the roof. Soon local news affiliates were here doing stories on the event. It would have been hard to be a Bellingham, WA resident and not know about break in, or see the video. It was really only a matter of time before the individual was located.

Yesterday afternoon the vandal called Logos to speak to Executive Vice-President, Dan Pritchett. He wasn’t able to get hold of  Dan and called back three times. When he finally got Dan on the phone he confessed and apologized. It was obvious that he was sincerely sorry.

He assured us that, not only is this the first time he has ever done anything like this, it was a random act and Logos Bible Software wasn’t singled out. And then he asked to pay restitution for the damages.

Dan was convinced of his sincerity and, although we are going to let him pay for the damages, Logos is not going to press charges. In fact, he and Dan are going to have lunch next week.

Add Notes and Highlighting to Your iPhone or iPad with iOS 2.0

Right on the heels of the release of Logos 4′s latest update comes an exciting update to the Logos iPhone app. Check it out:

If you use the Logos iPhone app, you can update it now to add new functions to your mobile Bible study.

Get the iPhone App Today!

If you haven’t downloaded the Logos Bible Software app for your iPhone or iPad, don’t wait any longer! The Logos Bible Software iOS app can help you experience a fuller, richer Bible study experience wherever you go—and it’s absolutely free!

You’ll get:

  • Notes: Attach your thoughts and comments to a verse or book for future reference.
  • Highlighting: Mark the text your way with more than 80 colors and symbols.
  • Languages: Access the original Greek and Hebrew words with a simple tap-and-hold on any word in the Bible. You’ll instantly see the lemma and morphology of the term.
  • Split Screen: Whether in vertical or horizontal orientation, you can view your Bible alongside a secondary resource. Both panels scroll in sync, so you’re always in the right place.
  • Social Sharing: Have a verse you want to share with others? Simply swipe up on the screen, select “Share,” and choose to share via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
  • Word Studies: Learn more about a word by running a Bible word study. Logos 4 links the text to dictionaries, lexicons, and cross-references, and lets you view various translations of the Greek or Hebrew word.
  • Free Books: You get 41 resources for free instantly when you download the Logos iPhone app. Plus, you can access 26 more free books by creating a Logos.com account.
  • And so much more!

Grow your mobile library with nearly 20,000 Bibles, commentaries, reference guides, Christian living books, and more—all available from Logos and Vyrso. Or combine the Logos iPhone app with a Logos 4 base package, and get the benefit of an expansive Bible study library for pennies on the dollar.

You can get more information about the Logos iOS app on our iPhone and iPad pages, or simply download the app today!

Our Rich Heritage in the Life and Works of Horatius Bonar

One of the joys of working at Logos is helping Christians everywhere become more aware of their rich heritage—from the foundational writings of Augustine to the powerful preaching of Whitefield. After all, we are not the first generation to wrestle with the Scriptures, to battle false teaching, or to seek to live faithfully in an age of apathy. Today, we introduce another important, yet little-known, saint with the Pre-Pub release of The Life and Works of Horatius Bonar (47 vols.).

Horatius Bonar’s Ministry

Ministering during the mid-nineteenth-century revivals in Scotland, Horatius Bonar was known for his biblical preaching and tireless evangelism. Working alongside Robert Murray McCheyne (his close friend) and Thomas Chalmers, he witnessed an incredible work of the Spirit that brought multitudes to Christ. He describes this remarkable season as having “all the marks of a work of God which we see in the account given of the preaching of the gospel by the apostles.”

Like the Puritans before him, Bonar’s writings are saturated with deep reflection on the cross and the importance of applying the gospel to every aspect of the Christian life. In The Everlasting Righteousness, Bonar offers a simple yet profound explanation of justification that Charles Spurgeon calls “suggestive, gracious, full of holy unction.” Tony Reinke describes Bonar as having the “literary talents” of John Bunyan and an “ability to confront doctrinal concerns of the day” reminiscent of Spurgeon.

In addition to his voluminous works, Bonar is most widely known for his extensive hymn-writing, penning over 600 hymns. Realizing that the influence of the Psalter was diminishing amongst young people, he began writing new hymns set to the popular music of his day. Some of these hymns remain cherished classics, such as “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say,” and “All Power and Glory and Honor and Praise.”

The Life and Works of Horatius Bonar (47 vols.) on Pre-Pub

With over 12,000 pages worth of writings and more than 400 hymns, The Life and Works of Horatius Bonar is a monumental collection. Pick up this important work on Pre-Pub today for 83% off and hear the voice that awakened a generation and still calls God’s people to greater faith and obedience.

The BECNT Upgrade Is Shipping Soon!

Over the years, Baker has published a number of must-have commentaries. Among these is the eight-volume Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT).

The scholars in this series are experts on the books they have commented on—Darrell Bock on Luke is a perfect example.

Logos is set to release the second installment of the BECNT series for Logos 4. The seven-volume BECNT upgrade includes first-rate exegetical commentaries from some of evangelicalism’s finest New Testament scholars. For only $199.95, you’ll get commentaries from the likes of Darrell Bock (Acts), Robert Stein (Mark), Frank Thielman (Ephesians), and Gene Green (Jude, 2 Peter). If you were to buy these seven volumes in print you would pay more than $300.

This Pre-Pub price is ending soon, and you do not want to miss out on this fantastic deal. Once we begin shipping the second installment of the BECNT, the price will go up—so order now. You will not be disappointed.

Register Today for Pastorum Live

Calling all pastors—are you ready for a two-day voyage into the Word that will transform your ministry?

You’ll want to set aside June 5–6 to attend Pastorum Live, the first Bible study conference presented by Logos Bible Software, at Park City Church in downtown Chicago, IL.

Pastorum Live will bring together 21 scholars from leading Bible colleges and seminaries who will use their expertise to enrich and inform your scriptural study through the original languages of the Bible. By examining the Greek and Hebrew behind our English translations, you’ll be equipped to go deeper into the Word for Bible study, sermon preparation, and teaching.

The twenty speakers include:

Dr. Scot McKnight—Author of over 30 books on the historical Jesus, the New Testament, and early Christianity, including The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others, a 2005 Christianity Today book of the year. Dr. McKnight will be teaching on “The Sermon on the Mount as Gospel.”

Dr. John Walton—Expert of the culture and literature of the Old Testament and the ancient Near East. He’s authored and edited many books, including the 5-volume Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament and is on the editorial board for The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan). Dr. Walton will be teaching on finding “Meaning in Biblical Vocabulary: Use and Abuse of Word Studies.”

Dr. Craig Evans—Former director of the graduate program in biblical studies at Trinity Western University, where he founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. He specializes in the historical Jesus, synoptic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, and New Testament background. Dr. Evans will be teaching on ”The Dead Sea Scrolls and New Testament Christology.

Dr. Peter Enns—Dr. Peter Enns is a biblical scholar, author, speaker, and teacher. Dr. Enns has taught courses at five seminaries (Westminster, Princeton, Fuller, Biblical, and Lutheran/Philadelphia) and three universities (Harvard, Eastern, and Temple); he currently teaches at Eastern University. He has written or edited 14 books, including Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament, The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins, and commentaries on Exodus and Ecclesiastes.

Check out the full itinerary.

Keep watching Pastorum.com/live for more information on lecture titles and topics!

Save $50 by registering now for only $149. The discounted registration price will go up to $199 on March 10, so register now to ensure your spot at the best rate.

You don’t want to miss this event. Create a healthier church, improve your ministry, and enrich your personal Bible study by learning how to dig deeper into the Scriptures.

We’ll see you at Pastorum Live!

The Logos 4.5 Update Will Ship Today!

I published a blog post yesterday alerting everyone that Logos 4.5 was shipping soon. But I wasn’t clear enough, and many people were unsure if it was available. I apologize.

This morning someone threw a cinder block through a window of our customer service center. I can only imagine that he had tried in vain multiple times to update to 4.5 last night. To add insult to injury, it looks like the brick bounced off the windows on his first attempt.

Here’s the good news: barring any last minute show-stoppers, 4.5 will ship later today! You should be notified in Logos 4 when the update is ready to be installed. If you do not receive a notification by Wednesday, January 25, type “Update Now” into the Command Bar (PC screenshot | Mac screenshot). This will force Logos 4 to check for any available updates (PC screenshot | Mac screenshot) and begin downloading them.

I will do my part to be clearer in the future, and you should receive the update within the next day or so. No need to break in to get a copy!

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