Free Books for Your App Insights

Want free books and some terrific discounts? Through October 19, we’re asking that you rate and review the Logos mobile app. Leave us honest ratings and reviews in the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores and you’ll get free titles and outstanding savings.

We’re kicking this off by giving away Archibald A. Hodge’s The Life of Charles Hodge and taking 50 percent off Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart’s How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Go get them now. But here’s the important part: before you settle down to start reading, take a few seconds to rate and review our app in the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores.

It’s worth your time. For every 2,500 new reviews, star ratings, +1s, and “likes” we get, we’ll give you another free book.

It’s all organized in one spot—get The Life of Charles Hodge free and follow the giveaways.

It doesn’t get much simpler. Share your feedback, get a free book, tell your friends, and get more free books. Deepen your library and let us know what you think—love!—about the app.

Don’t wait—rate and review our app in the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores today.

Abraham Ships Soon—Pre-Order It Today!

At some point in life, we all struggle with faith. God makes a promise, but the direction that promise takes us is uncertain. And when the path toward the promise doesn’t meet our expectations, we become frustrated and confused. In the process, we may choose to follow our own path.

Although Abraham was a man of faith, this winding path of belief accurately describes his journey. Especially in the earlier years of his relationship with God, folly was as present as faith.

Abraham: Following God’s Promise shows Abraham’s journey accurately and in full. You’ll encounter his life through history, culture, and literary analysis. More importantly, you’ll find out how his journey applies to your own life and to modern belief. As Abraham and Sarah step out in faith, you’ll walk with them. As they turn to Pharaoh instead of God, you’ll learn from their failures and confront your own. As they hold onto the hope for a son, you’ll feel their joy and turmoil.

The complete church curriculum version of Abraham: Following God’s Promise will help your entire church journey along God’s path. You’ll grow together as you observe the past and experience its meaning for the present.

You’ll get:
The study book:

Presenting/Preaching materials:

Group curriculum:

  • The leader’s book
  • lesson plans
  • teaching slideshows, which work on PowerPoint, Keynote, and Proclaim
  • 8 handouts with discussion questions, in Microsoft Word and PDF
  • intro videos for each lesson, which you can download after you check out. You can also order a DVD separately for $4.95.

Once your church or group adopts the curriculum, individual worshipers can purchase the book. In addition, individual small group or Sunday school leaders can purchase their own copy of the curriculum. If you’re leading a group or preaching, Abraham: Following God’s Promise Complete Church Curriculum is for you.

This curriculum ships October 1, 2012; pre-order yours now and get it at the Pre-Pub price!

4 Reasons the Westminster Bible Companion Is for Everyone

Ever needed a point of entry into a difficult Bible passage, whether for a sermon, a Bible study group, or your own understanding? The Westminster Bible Companion series has you covered. It’s researched and written with such clarity and precision that anyone could benefit from using it.

In this in-depth, approachable series, such renowned scholars as Walter BrueggemannJ. Gerald Janzen, and Eugene H. Peterson inform your study of God’s Word. Pre-order this balanced commentary and discover why it reaches to the masses.

1. It’s a commentary for your congregation.

Written with the everyday churchgoer in mind, these volumes offer applicable exegesis and valuable insight that speak to everyone.

2. It’s a commentary for your students.

These commentaries have been used by students for graduate-level exegesis and beyond. The classroom conversation never runs dry when the Westminster Bible Companion series is present, and it provides these very same study benefits for Bible study groups.

3. It’s a commentary for you.

For years, the Westminster Bible Companion Series aided pastors in sermon preparation, helped professors in research, and gave Bible study leaders points of entry for talking about difficult texts. Containing verse-by-verse commentary on the Bible’s entire text, this is easily one of the most accessible, complete commentaries you can find.

4. It’s hard to beat Pre-Pub prices.

See for yourself why this series is loved so dearly by student, pastor, and layperson alike. This “everyone” commentary is truly priced for everyone, to boot! Westminster’s preorder price is $249.95—if you were to order Westminster as hardcover copies, it would cost you over $800. This is easily one of our most affordable yet complete commentaries.

Head over to the Westminster Bible Companion Series page and read some of its sample pages. If you like what you see, grab it while it’s still on Pre-Pub. Once these books ship, the price will go up to our regular figure—$399.95.

Logos 4: Return to a Previous Logos Desktop Display

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.

As with a physical desk or a kitchen table, you can arrange your resources on the Logos desktop any way you want. Imagine you’ve meticulously moved books to just the right positions: Bible here, commentary there, dictionary in that corner, and so on. Then, unexpectedly, the Logos application closes, by design or accident. Or you’re on an airplane, and it’s time to turn off and stow all electronic devices. Or you mistakenly close the program. Or, for no apparent reason, your computer just decides to reboot.

Is all your desktop organization lost? Fortunately, no. Logos takes a snapshot of the desktop as the program closes. Try this:

  • Arrange the Logos desktop just like you want it.
  • Exit the program, but don’t close anything on the desktop.
  • Reopen Logos.
  • Choose the Layouts menu. (A)
  • Notice a snapshot called Application Closed on the right-hand side of the drop-down menu. (B)
  • Click the above-mentioned Application Closed snapshot to return to that Logos desktop!

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Logos saves and lists up to 10 Application Closed snapshots. If this feature isn’t present on your computer, make sure to update your software to the recently released 4.6 version, which contains this new component.

Celebrate Dr. Charles Stanley and Save Big!

Dr. Charles Stanley—First Baptist Church Atlanta senior pastor, In Touch Ministries founder and president, New York Times bestselling author—turns 80 this month. To celebrate, we’ve created the brand-new 46-volume Charles Stanley Collection—and you can get it for only $80 with coupon code CSCOLLECTION.

Charles Stanley, “America’s Pastor,” has devoted his life to bringing Christians closer to Jesus Christ. His volumes guide you through temptation’s minefields, reaffirm your faith, and help you get more from the Bible. For the price of a few print editions, you’ll get:

If you were to purchase the Charles Stanley Collection at retail price, you’d pay more than $900. But through September 30, you’ll save over 90% when you use coupon code CSCOLLECTION. You’ll get nearly 13,500 pages of powerful content for only $80!

Not interested in picking up the Charles Stanley Collection for less than $2 a book? Use coupon code CSBDAY80 and create your own sale. Save 15% on any combination of Stanley books through September 30.

Join us as we celebrate Dr. Stanley’s ministry, and save more than 90% on the Charles Stanley Collection with coupon code CSCOLLECTION through September 30!

The Time Has Come to Apply for Your DMin!

The first round of Knox DMin classes kicked off in Bellingham, WA, on August 13. Students raved about the program, classes, and instructors. We put together this video to give you a little taste.

The next classes will be held in October in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The deadline to apply is September 19.

Don’t worry if you missed the first round of classes. One of the wonderful things about the program is that the classes run cyclically. You can start the program anywhere in the cycle and be on track to earn your doctorate in three years.

Highlights of the Knox Program

This DMin is full of dynamic additions to your education and ministry:

  • You’ll learn theology through technology. As you work through these courses, you’ll use your own Logos Bible Software 4: Portfolio Edition library to dig into the text. Portfolio is included in the price of the program; plus, your entire DMin curriculum is based in Logos, which gives you some considerable academic advantages.
  • You’ll learn from the finest scholars. Drs. Haddon Robinson, Bruce Waltke, Warren Gage, Samuel Lamerson, and others—these thinkers will pass on their knowledge and expertise directly to you.
  • You can keep your job and church. You’ll attend up to four onsite classes each year; do the rest of your studies wherever you want!

If you’ve ever considered furthering your education, you owe it to yourself to learn more about Knox Theology Seminary’s one-of-a-kind Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Teaching. Check out details on the program now.

 What We Need for Your Application

The deadline to apply for October classes is September 19. Here are the items you’ll need:

  • Knox’s online application (you’ll need to sign in)
  • 3 reference forms—pastoral, personal, and academic
  • A letter of approval from your church’s governing body stating support for your enrollment
  • Official transcripts—undergraduate and graduate—sent directly from your previous institution(s) to Knox’s admissions office

Send your documents to:
Knox Theological Seminary—Admissions
5554 N. Federal Hwy.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

Visit Dmin.me now for more information, and remember, the deadline to apply is September 19!

Got a Camera? Win Cool Prizes!

Early yesterday morning, our Facebook page crossed over the 50,000-fan threshold! 

We’d love the chance to get to know you better. The best way to do that, we’ve decided, is with another photo competition.

The 50,000 Fans Photo Contest

We want to see you using Logos on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device or simply sporting your Logos apparel. Have fun and be creative! Take a snapshot in the most unique location possible, compose an artistic photograph, or shoot a funny pic. Show us your vintage Logos products or your cool Logos control center. We might even reshare some of our favorites!

Once you have your pics ready, simply:

  1. Submit your photo by tagging us.
  2. Use the hashtag #BetterBibleStudy in your photo description.

We’ll be collecting entries through the end of the day September 28. Tweet, post, or pin as many interesting photos as you can before then!

We’ll choose 15 finalists based on the following factors:

  • “Likes,” +1s, retweets, repins, and other shares
  • Creativity
  • Image quality

After we choose the 15 finalists, we’ll open the competition up for a round of voting. Three winners will be chosen based on your votes. Those winners will choose between a Nexus 7 (16 GB), a Kindle Fire HD (32 GB), or $250 in Logos credit.

Start snapping those photos and sharing them with the hashtag #BetterBibleStudy. We look forward to seeing your most creative pics!

Save on the Updated JPS Commentary Collection

The JPS Tanakh Commentary Collection includes two new volumes: Ruth and Haggadah. This already-respected 11-volume commentary set is now better than ever!

Now through September 30, 2012, you can get this updated collection for just $289.95—use coupon code JPSTC to save over $100.

Important Hebrew Insight

JPSTC’s contributors include Nahum M. Sarna, Michael Fishbane, and other notable Hebrew scholars. Line by line, these authors discuss the text’s themes and nuances. With current research, essays on key biblical words and themes, charts, and maps, they create a Hebrew Bible guide accessible to anyone. Here’s what others are saying about individual JPSTC volumes:

“[The JPS Bible Commentary: Ecclesiastes] is an insightful and accessible commentary that reflects many years of deep engagement with the text.”—Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

“Without a doubt, [the JPS Bible Commentary: Haftarot is] the finest commentary on the Haftarot I have studied.” —David L. Lieber (1925–2008), emeritus president, University of Judaism (American Jewish University)

“[The JPS Torah Commentary on the Haggadah] is a significant and valuable work that, in examining the Haggadah from an historical perspective, offers insight into Jewish history as well.” —Chicago Jewish Star

Get It Today

This collection includes the complete Torah commentaries plus commentaries on Jonah, Ecclesiastes, and the Haftarot; now it includes volumes on Ruth and the Haggadah, too. Get all 11 volumes for just $289.95 by using coupon code JPSTC before 11:59 pm (PDT) Sunday, September 30. Order today to save over $100!

Only 3 Days Left for Back-to-School Savings!

Time’s running out on the Logos Back to School sale! There are only three days left to save up to $1,600 on academic commentaries, lexicons, and more. Whether you’re a student or not, our Back to School Sale will help you save big on some of our most popular resources.

Here’s just a few of the amazing resources at amazing prices:

The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (23 vols.)

Retail: $899.95 

Only $689.95 with Coupon Code B2SNICOT

The NICOT has long been the gold standard in Old Testament exegesis. Such authors as Gordon Wenham, Bruce Waltke, Tremper Longman III, and Daniel Block make this a must-have series.

New International Commentary on the New Testament (21 vols.)

Retail: $879.95 

Only $679.95 with Coupon Code B2SNICNT

Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has earned pastors’, students’, and scholars’ acclaim as a critical yet orthodox commentary marked by solid biblical scholarship within the evangelical Protestant tradition.

Pillar New Testament Commentary
(14 vols.)

Retail: $663  Regularly: $497.25

Only $399.95 with Coupon Code B2SPNTC

The Pillar New Testament Commentary writers interact with the most important, informed contemporary debates, avoiding undue technical detail. Their ideal is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, scholarship, and pastoral sensitivity, with attention both to biblical theology and to the Bible’s contemporary relevance.

This Is Only the Beginning!

There’s more savings in the Back to School sale, but you have to act soon. All deals expire at the end of the day (midnight PDT) Thursday, September 13, 2012.

Head to the Back to School page, and check out these terrific deals. And don’t forget to take advantage of our interest-free payment plans and stretch your payments out for up to 12 months!

The Faithlife Study Bible Advantage: Part 1

The Faithlife Study Bible was designed for tablets, but it’s fantastic for your desktop Bible study, too! And it’s free through March 2014.

With the FSB, we’ve reimagined what it means to center your life on Scripture. The FSB doesn’t just have the tools you need to elevate your personal study—it can revolutionize the way your faith community shares the Word together.

The Features You Need

  • Study as deeply as you want—The FSB meets you where you are. New to Bible study? Immerse yourself in the first layer of notes and get a handle on the cultural background and significant points of the passage you’re studying. Once you’re more familiar with the message, you can move on to the next layers of notes and really put the passage under the microscope.
  • Use the Bible translation you like best—Download the FSB and you get the Lexham English Bible free! But don’t think you’re tied to that translation. The FSB syncs to whatever translation you use most.
  • Customize your notes—Create notes and highlights that are unique to you with
    • 9 highlight colors
    • 15 text colors
    • More than 50 markups and symbols
  • Study wherever you are—You may do most of your study at your desk, but you don’t have to. Your study is synced and stored in the cloud. Start reading at home in the morning and continue to dig deeper on your iPhone, your Android device, or any web browser with Biblia.com.
  • Remember more of what you learn—Connecting with information in multiple ways increases your retention dramatically. With access to tons of photos, videos, and infographics, you’ll engage the biblical text in ways that ensure you’re thinking both critically and creatively.
  • Enjoy the Lexham Bible Dictionary—With more than 1.5 million words in over 2,700 articles, the LBD gives you deep, scholarly content. And you can count on new articles and additions to existing articles developed in response to new discoveries, perspectives, and controversies.

The Study Bible That Grows with You

The Faithlife Study Bible keeps getting better. We’re continually writing new content, increasing its depth and breadth. With the FSB, you have a study Bible that’ll continue to grow with new notes, articles, maps, videos, infographics, and photos. And you can subscribe now through March 2014, absolutely free!