Sampling the Wisdom of the Ages

G. K. Chesterton

Whenever you address an audience, your goal is always to find just the right words to convey your message. Finding those words can be a challenge, especially when you’re searching for a quotation to make a concept more memorable or when you want to share wisdom from church history.

We compiled 1,500 Quotations for Preachers to help you at just such times. This five-volume set contains hand-selected remarks from church leaders (and a few others) throughout the centuries. Each volume features quotations from a particular era of church history, and each quote is accompanied by a slide, like the above quote from G. K. Chesterton.

This is not your typical quotation collection

  • Search tools save you time. Find quotations by searching for author, theme, or Scripture reference. This enables you to find exactly what you need—fast. For example, the above quotation is tagged with the theme sin, and the Scripture references Genesis 8:21; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:11–12, 23; and Ephesians 2:2–3.
  • Sharing becomes easy. All quotations come with a professionally designed slide featuring an excerpt, making it easier to share with others.
  • Language is updated. For some quotations, archaic language (like “thee” and “thou”) has been updated, making the quotations ready to use in a modern context.
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Get 20% off the Reformed Expository Commentary Series

reformed-expository-commentaryRight now, you can pre-order the Reformed Expository Commentary Series for 20% off.

Preaching through the Bible can be challenging, and sermon prep can be time-consuming. Use the Reformed Expository Commentary to aid your research and you’ll find that most of the work is done for you. You’ll get thorough, clear expositions of Scripture, verse by verse.

This Reformed series focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting. Created for pastors, Bible teachers, and anyone who wants substantive devotional materials, these expositions are scholarly but easy to understand.

Useful for both sermon prep and personal study, the Reformed Expository Commentary Series has received extremely positive reviews:

“A rare combination of biblical insight, theological substance, and pastoral application.” —R. Albert Mohler Jr., ninth president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Those of us who regularly preach need commentaries that provide the best biblical scholarship and that also understand the challenges of today’s pastorate. This series ably speaks to both needs.” —Bryan Chapell, distinguished professor of preaching, Knox Theological Seminary [Read more...]

Diamond: Save on a Massive Theological Library

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If you’re considering an upgrade to Logos 5, or thinking about taking advantage of our huge upgrade sale to get a larger base package, you can’t go wrong with Diamond. Not only will you get all of Logos 5′s new features, including the Timeline, Bible Sense Lexicon, and Sermon Starter Guide—you’ll also get an enormous theological library.

Why Diamond?

Diamond includes more than 2,000 resources in one convenient collection. All these titles would cost you over $52,500 in print; plus, with the print editions, you wouldn’t get the benefits of Logos 5′s powerful features.

Adding so many features, datasets, and books to your existing library not only increases its size—it exponentially enhances its power. With more tagged, networked resources, you’ll explore rich new territory and experience next-level study.

When you upgrade to Diamond, you’ll get access to some of our best-selling resources. With titles like the Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon, you’ll understand original-language context and meaning. And with a wide variety of commentaries, including Black’s New Testament Commentary, you’ll gain insight into challenging passages. [Read more...]

Preaching Prophetically with Dr. Warren Gage

Dr. Warren Gage headshotToday’s guest post is by Dr. Warren Gage, professor of Old Testament and senior advisor to the president at Knox Theological Seminary. 

Is the account of the battle of Jericho retold in Revelation?

The church fathers interpreted Joshua’s battle at Jericho as foretelling the end of the world.  Did they understand something we’ve forgotten?

A whore and her scarlet, two spies (witnesses) sent into the great city, seven trumpets sound, a great city falls, the people of God rescued—is Joshua’s battle against Jericho the basis for nothing less than the dramatic narrative of the book of Revelation?

Modern expositors of Revelation have overlooked this completely. What have we missed?

Unravel Revelation with Dr. Warren Gage

These are some of the questions I’ll be covering in my class “Preaching Christ Prophetically,” in Bellingham, WA, October 1418. This class is part of Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software’s Doctor of Ministry (Preaching & Teaching track). [Read more...]

Going Fast: Early Church Fathers, Eschatology, and More

We’ve got eight new Pre-Pubs on their way into production—get them now before you miss the best price! You’ll gain insight into the theologies of Hans Urs von Balthasar, John Calvin, the early Church Fathers, and others—grab these collections while you still can.

Calvin ReformedCalvin and the Reformed Tradition

This is Richard Muller’s penetrating work on the modern understanding of Calvin’s soteriology in the Reformed tradition. Through a series of essays, Muller reveals the often-overlooked diversity of the Reformed tradition and the origins of the Reformed doctrines of the atonement, the free Gospel, and the order of salvation.

Standard Lesson eCommentary: 2013–2014

Having trouble guiding the study of your small group or adult Sunday school? The Standard Lesson eCommentary series is the perfect guide for your group, providing engaging discussion questions, practical applications, commentary notes, and resources for visual learning. The commentary includes notes for both the NIV and the KJV.

LinguisticsLexham Methods Series (4 vols.)

Whether you’re looking for teaching resources or interested in learning more about biblical criticism, the Lexham Methods Series provides the material you need. Discover the methodology and key contributors to textual criticism, traditional criticism, linguistic criticism, and literary criticism, and further your own research—at any level, from introductory to graduate—in any of these areas. [Read more...]

Logos 5: Image 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.

The recently released Logos 5.1 contains a new search type: Image. The Image Search makes finding just the right map, picture, etc., very simple.  Check out this new feature—imagine you want to locate maps and pictures related to Corinth:

  • Click the Search icon.
  • Select Image as the search type (A).
  • Click the search fields dropdown list, which is probably set to All Images (B).

  • Select Maps and Photos from the list of Search fields (C).
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Exclusive: 50% off Baker Books with #DailyDeal

Twitter Daily DealsEvery day, we present a Twitter #DailyDeal: a limited-time offer for 50% off one of our products.

This week, we’re partnering with Baker Academic to offer five books that will equip you in expanding your biblical knowledge.

Today’s #DailyDeal is the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology—“a first-class piece of evangelical scholarship . . . deserving a place in the library of every evangelical pastor, scholar, and local church,” according to the Trinity Journal. Use coupon code DD8029 to get it for 50% off today!

Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss a deal:

  1. Follow us on Twitter @Logos.
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  3. Click the tweet’s hyperlink and use the provided coupon code to get 50% off!

See a deal your friends might like? Share it with them by clicking “retweet” on each deal this week.

Follow us on Twitter and save 50% this week on Baker products!

Get the Base Package You Want Using the Library You Have

base packagesYou’ve been a Logos user for a while now, and you’ve amassed a powerful library for your study and sermon needs. Not only do you have a Logos base package; you’ve invested in many individual books and commentaries. So, what happens to your existing books when you upgrade to Logos 5?

You grow your library! That’s it. You don’t lose any books; nothing is removed. You just add new content to make your collection of networked resources more robust. In fact, when you upgrade to Logos 5, your existing library becomes more effective and dynamic as it draws on information from new datasets and features.

The Dynamic Pricing discount

But did you know that your library represents an opportunity to save money on Logos 5? It’s true. On top of the amazing discounts you get for upgrading now,  Dynamic Pricing gives you additional discounts for content you already own—even books you bought 20 years ago. You only need to own one or more titles in a given base package to add extra savings on top of the upgrade discount. Check out the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator now to see your upgrade discounts! [Read more...]

Place Your Bid on the Henry Cowles Commentary Series

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Right now, you can get the best price on the Henry Cowles Commentary Series, which includes all 16 volumes of Cowles’ commentaries.

Who was Henry Cowles?

Henry Cowles was born on April 24, 1803 in Norfolk, Connecticut. After a childhood working on his family’s farm, he entered Yale College in 1822, with the dream of going into congregational ministry. He graduated from Yale in 1826 and enrolled in Yale’s Theological Department. In 1828, Cowles was licensed to preach by the Litchfield North Association.

In 1835, Rev. Cowles was hired as professor of languages at Oberlin College. Shortly after he joined the staff at Oberlin, he teamed up with abolitionists around the state to form the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society. In 1837, Cowles became professor of ecclesiastical history and pastoral theology at Oberlin Theological Seminary, and in 1840, he was named professor of the literature of the Old Testament.

Upon retiring, Cowles assumed part-time editorial work for the Oberlin Evangelist. From 1863 until his death in 1881, Cowles worked almost exclusively on writing biblical commentaries. [Read more...]

Don’t Miss These New T&T Clark Collections!

We recently placed over 30 T&T Clark collections on Pre-Pub, and many of them are about to cover production costs. This comes as no surprise, since they represent some of today’s most respected scholarship. With a wide range of topics—Bible backgrounds, pastoral theology, marriage in the Bible, and more—there’s something for everyone.

Don’t miss out! Pre-order these collections while you still can.

tt-clark-pauline-studies-collectionPauline Studies Collection (28 vols.)

Regularly $449.95—only $349.95 on Pre-Pub

These works represent some of the most up-to-date, in-depth, and authoritative research in Pauline studies, and cover some of the field’s most hotly debated topics. Several volumes bring to light new research and proposals on Paul in the context of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman world.

tt-clark-johannine-studiesJohannine Studies (10 vols.)

Regularly $209.95—only $159.95 on Pre-Pub

The T&T Clark Johannine Studies Collection represents some of the most modern linguistic and exegetical research on the Johannine literature. These volumes offer deep analysis of important passages, theological interpretation of significant texts and themes, and a window into the New Testament’s world. [Read more...]