Archive - October, 2013

6 Reasons You Should Intern at Logos

photoLast spring, I graduated from college; four weeks ago, I started at Logos as a marketing intern. It’s been a four-week whirlwind—I’ve been learning a ton of valuable information and working with awesome people. And I’m only one-third of the way done! I leave Logos every day with new lessons learned, excited to return the next morning.

What I appreciate most about my time so far is how Logos empowers its employees, interns included. You won’t be doing busywork and brewing coffee for your superiors.1 You’ll take full ownership of projects—you’ll be the one in charge of strategizing and executing.

Sound overwhelming? Don’t worry—you’ll have an individual mentor, plus some of the friendliest and most helpful coworkers the corporate world has to offer.

Here are six reasons you should intern at Logos:

  1. Get real-world experience. You’ll work on important projects, and you’ll leave with firsthand knowledge.
  2. Take advantage of flexible hours. Are you an early bird? Prefer to sleep in? You choose when your day starts and ends.
  3. Get unlimited soda pop and espresso. Need I say more?
  4. Work with awesome people. Want to join a running group? There’s one at Logos. Want to have a potluck dinner with your team? Food is always encouraged. Want to host a game night? Logos loves games!
  5. Get surprise perks. Recently, Logos has treated its employees to free Belgian waffles, free vouchers at a local food festival, and more!
  6. Get paid. Since you’re doing work that matters, you’ll earn competitive pay.

Interested? Check out our internship page to watch helpful videos and learn more about why being a Logos intern is awesome. We’re looking for development and marketing interns right now.

  1. That said, with the unlimited-use, professional-grade espresso machines here, you may find yourself making coffee for yourself quite a bit! []

New Updates to the Tim Keller Sermon Archive

This past weekend, we rolled out another series of updates to the Tim Keller Sermon Archive. If you own the archive, you should have already received your update (and downloaded your new resources) automatically. If not, simply restart your software!

One of the benefits of Logos is that you always have the latest updates to all your resources. In this case, the update includes tons of new content; in other cases, we make updates behind the scenes that you probably don’t notice, like adding links to resources in your library or adding new milestones for better navigation. The cumulative effect of all these updates is that your Logos experience always gets faster and better.

If you don’t yet own the Tim Keller Sermon Archive, now is the perfect time to pick it up. You’ll get all the sermons already available today—including all the new content—plus free updates in the coming months as we continue to transcribe and digitize additional Keller sermons.

Get it now!

Latin Scholars: Save on Key Resources Before Prices Go Up!

Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic aren’t the only ancient languages of theological importance. Many of the church’s richest texts were written in Latin—Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, and far more. That wealth of early-Christian content makes learning Latin a valuable investment in your studies.

And for a little while longer, you can get Pre-Pub savings on two educational collections from Focus Publishing / R. Pullins, plus even deeper Community Pricing discounts on Latin primary sources and the famous Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary!

27% off the Introduction to Latin Collection

introduction-to-latin-collectionThis three-volume collection, an up-to-date first-year college grammar, gives you everything you need to learn and teach the language. The companion workbook adds challenging exercises, extensive vocab lists, and comprehensive English–Latin and Latin–English glossaries. You’ll also get By Roman Hands, a look at Latin inscriptions and graffiti as they appeared on Roman monuments, walls, and tombs. The result is an innovative union of language and culture—one that prepares you to grasp and discuss Latin nuance. Pre-order now and get 27% off!

30% off the New Steps in Latin Collection

new-steps-in-latin-collectionThese three volumes, designed for beginning students, set aside abstract grammatical principles in favor of need-to-know grammar, morphology, and syntax. Each volume consists of 30 lessons intended for a year-long course in Latin; the collection deals with numerous Latin documents, helping you learn in context. The vocabulary is based on Cicero, Virgil, Ovid, and Pliny the Younger, so once you’ve worked through the New Steps, you’ll be ready to explore the classics. Pre-order now and get 30% off!

70% (or more!) off Latin primary sources

You’ve learned Latin. Now it’s time to polish your skills with some of the West’s greatest authors. You can pick up these primary sources for 70% off or more—and with more bids, prices could go even lower.

  • Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things | currently 72% off
    Lucretius’ only surviving work aligns with the Epicurean philosophy against divine intervention. This book, the primary source of modern knowledge on Epicurean thought, played an important role in the development of Atomism.
  • Works of Prudentius (4 vols.) | currently 73% off
    Prudentius, the famous fourth-century hymnist and poet, influenced such famous works as the Divine Comedy, Everyman, and The Pilgrim’s Progress. In his collected works, you’ll find his thoughts on Christ’s divinity, Marcion’s gnostic dualism, and the Bible’s iconic scenes.
  • Latin Language and Culture Collection (18 vols.) | currently 74% off
    Study On the Latin Language (one of the earliest ventures into linguistics), Remains of Old Latin (a freezeframe of Latin in the making), and Attic Nights (a look at the intersection of Latin language and Roman culture).
  • Pliny’s Natural History (20 vols.) | currently 80% off
    Across 37 volumes, Pliny the Elder covers botany, zoology, astronomy, geology, geography, mineralogy, and more. This is a crucial source of information on the Roman era’s characteristics and technological advances.
  • Works of Ovid and Horace (16 vols.) | currently 83% off
    Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a mythological history of the world, is regarded as one the most influential poems in history; Horace’s witty, serious poems, wildly successful in their time, have remained popular through the ages.

82% off Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary

lewis-and-shorts-latin-dictionaryYou have the Latin skills. You have the primary sources. Now you’re ready to take advantage of the best Latin dictionary. Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary, better known as “Lewis and Short,” covers the classical through late-medieval periods. You’ll get 2,000-plus pages of lexical data, contextual examples, and Logos’ smart tagging—when you come across unfamiliar Latin words in tagged texts, you can jump to definitions quickly and easily.

This classic resource won’t be on Community Pricing for long. Bid now at 82% off!

Study theology and church history in the original Latin: invest in these resources before the prices go up.

Or keep reading—how well do you know the sophists?

The Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians Is Now Available!

When the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians was first announced, it received a positive response and quickly went into development. Now you can use it to study any passage in Galatians.

For example, let’s say you want to study Paul’s words about the curse of the law in Gal. 3:10–14. Just open the Passage Guide and type in the reference. The Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians shows up among your commentaries:

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If you click that link, you’re taken right to Spurgeon’s words on Galatians 3:10. In the middle of his exposition, Spurgeon provides an illustration on the futility of trusting in one’s own ability to keep the law. Illustrations are set off by a gray background:

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If you’re interested in Spurgeon’s thoughts on how to apply this passage (part of the larger section of Gal. 3:1–14), you can skip down to the end of the section to find the first of three applications:

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Finally, if you have some of Spurgeon’s other works in your library and want to read more from the sources mentioned in the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians, you can find them by looking beneath the application section:

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The Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians isn’t the only way to see Spurgeon’s thoughts presented in commentary format. Get Spurgeon’s insights into Hebrews, Philippians, 1 & 2 Peter, and five more books—pre-order the Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters while you can still get the Pre-Pub price!

The Importance of the Church Fathers

The theological insights of the early Greek and Latin Church Fathers have shaped the course of Christian history. From the Trinity and original sin to the scriptural canon and just war, looking to the early Church Fathers helps us better understand the development of Christian doctrine throughout the millennia.

The Church Fathers’ explorations of Scripture have grounded biblical commentary up to the modern era. To ignore the writings of great theologians like Augustine, Basil, Ambrose, and Chrysostom is to ignore the very roots of Christian theology. But these early patristic texts can be either difficult to find, difficult to understand (because of translation issues), or both.

In Logos, The Fathers of the Church Series provides an all-in-one patristic resource that eliminates two primary difficulties in patristic research: scope and translation. It is by far the most exhaustive patristic resource available in Logos, giving you an unparalleled ability to study these formative years in Christian history. With nearly 50,000 pages of primary-source material spanning the first through fifth centuries, easy-to-read translations brand-new to Logos, and an array of titles that can’t be found anywhere else, this series is unlike any other in the world of patristic scholarship.

A few people have had questions regarding what’s in this series compared to our Early Church Fathers Collection. Here’s what you should know:

  •    Though there is a little overlap between this series and the Early Church Fathers collection, the vast majority of these texts are brand-new to Logos. 
  •    Even with the resources that do overlap (such as some of Augustine’s works), the Fathers of the Church Series provides totally new translations produced by top-tier scholars. In many cases, the texts in the Fathers of the Church Series are easier to read and digest.
  •    About 20 of this series’ works are available in the public domain. The rest can only be purchased from publishers, and you’ll find some titles that are exclusive to this series.
  •    The series is divided into five main collections, which you can choose to purchase individually:
  1. Fathers of the Ante-Nicene Era (23 vols.)
  2. Greek Fathers of the Nicene Era (35 vols.)
  3. Latin Fathers of the Nicene Era (25 vols.)
  4. St. Augustine (30 vols.)
  5. Fathers of the Post-Nicene Era (14 vols.)

With Logos’ tools and functionality, this series is hands-down the most powerful patristic study tool available anywhere.

Explore the roots of Christian history and theology with the best patristic library on the market: pre-order the Church Fathers Series today!

Save on 180+ Products All October Long!

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We’re featuring over 180 sales all month long! Here are some of our top October deals:

2,200 Quotations from the Writings of Charles H. SpurgeonSpurgeon 2

Regularly $25—get it for $22.95

Tom Carter invested 10 years in reading Charles Spurgeon’s 3,561 sermons. The result of his work is this powerful collection of over 2,200 Spurgeon quotes and spiritual insights, perfect for sermons, research papers, and daily inspiration.

Get 75% off Studies on Genesis (11 vols.)

Regularly $599.95—get it for $148.95

10VTemplateThis collection combines thoughtful, challenging, and at times provocative research on Genesis from biblical, historical, and textual scholars. Each volume represents years of original research: some volumes are adaptations of dissertations and theses; others result from conferences or symposia on topics related to Genesis. The resulting collection combines some of the most significant scholarship on Genesis from the past decade.

Get 60% off the Christian Approaches to Contemporary Thinking Collection (6 vols.)

Regularly $299.95—get it for $120.95Christian Approaches to Contemporary Thinking

This collection interacts with Western and Eastern philosophies, showing the potential for theology beyond these intellectual paradigms. The included titles examine free will in heaven, Christian vs. modernist conceptions of suffering, conversion from Buddhism to Catholicism, recovering the sense of the sacred, wisdom in the contemporary world, and more.

Get 51% off A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ (5 vols.)

Regularly $179.95—get it for $87.95A History of the Jeswish People

This classic set provides a richly detailed look at the world in which Jesus and his disciples walked. It includes essays on the political and religious establishments of the day (both Roman and Jewish), portraits of leading figures, coverage of messianic movements, cultural details, and surveys of relevant Jewish and Greek literature, including the apocrypha and pseudepigrapha. Schürer’s classic work, which covers the centuries preceding and following Christ’s life, is still frequently cited today.

Get 31% off the Gesenius Hebrew Bundle

Regularly $79.95—get it for $54.95Gesenius Hebrew Bundle

William Gesenius, a German Bible professor, was one of the leading Hebrew scholars of his day. For students of Hebrew, this reference grammar and lexicon has been among the most trusted and definitive resources for over a hundred years.

You don’t need a coupon code to take advantage of these special deals—just make sure you get them before the month is over. Take advantage of October’s deals today!

Logos 5: Proximity Search for the Teachings of Christ

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 the following scenario:

I’m trying to do an in-depth search on the teachings of Christ. Not how he lived, but what he taught. I’ve tried doing a basic “teachings of Christ” phrase search, but that didn’t really turn up what I thought I was going to find. What’s the best way to locate this information?

Excellent question! Here’s how:

The Bible itself isn’t tagged with the metadata label teachings of Christ; it just contains those teachings. Thus, we want to search our books for where the authors list or catalog what Christ taught. If we execute a phrase search, we’re only looking for a specific wording, such as teachings of Christ. If the author uses phrases like Christ’s teachings or teachings of Jesus, we won’t find what we’re looking for. It’s better, therefore, to use a proximity search, as I detail below:

  • Click the Search icon.
  • Select Basic as the search type (A).
  • Select Entire Library or a specific collection from the range dropdown list (B).
  • Type this search string in the Find box: (Jesus,Christ) WITHIN 2 words teach (C).

  • Click the Search panel menu (D).
  • Select Match all word forms (E).

  • Press the Enter key, or click the Go arrow to generate the search results (F).

The above search locates all the places in our resources where the words Jesus or Christ occur within two words of teach, teaching, teachings, etc.!

When you’re trying to locate subject matter rather than specific phrases, proximity searches work wonderfully.

Celebrate William Tyndale: Get 25% off His Works

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“Christ desires his mysteries to be published abroad as widely as possible. I would that [the Gospels and the epistles of Paul] were translated into all languages, of all Christian people, and that they might be read and known.”
—William Tyndale

Tomorrow marks the 477th anniversary of William Tyndale’s death. Reflect on his life and influence with The Works of William Tyndale —for 25% off!

You’ll get key pieces of Tyndale’s work and theology, including The Practice of the Prelates and The Obedience of a Christian Man, which was instrumental in King Henry VIII’s decision to separate the Church of England from Rome.

A game changer in Christian history

William Tyndale was one of the most important figures of the English Reformation and Western history as a whole. His English translation was the first complete Bible to be translated directly from the Greek and Hebrew into English. Coupled with the invention of the printing press, that translation made the Tyndale Bible the first-ever mass-produced English Bible—and made Scripture available to commoners for the first time in history.

Works of William TyndaleTyndale’s impact on the modern Bible can’t be overstated—research suggests that 83% of the King James Bible’s New Testament was taken verbatim from Tyndale’s work, and 76% of the Old Testament.

Despite Tyndale’s positive impact on spreading Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church saw his making the Bible available to commoners as a direct challenge to its authority. Because of this, in 1535, Tyndale was betrayed by a friend and turned into the authorities, and on October 6, 1536, he was condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake. Tyndale’s dying wish was that God would “open the King of England’s eyes,” and just two years later, his wish came to fruition: King Henry VIII authorized the “Great Bible,” largely made up of Tyndale’s work, to be read aloud in the Church of England.

Learn more about Tyndale’s life and influence: pre-order the 3 vol. Works of William Tyndale. This Pre-Pub is about to ship—pre-order it for 25% off before the price goes up!

Pre-order These Youth Ministry Collections Before They Ship!

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Students are home from summer vacations, school is back in session, and youth leaders are preparing for a busy season of teaching. If you’re involved in youth ministry, now is the time to add some valuable ministry and leadership content to your library!

Pre-order these collections now and you’ll get them at the discounted Pre-Pub pricing:

Youth Ministry and Leadership Collection

Regularly $184.95—get it for $129.95 on Pre-Pub

This 20 vol. collection provides ideas, tips, and suggestions for leading today’s youth. Investing in your role as a caregiver will multiply your impact in the lives of teenagers, free you to know that God will strengthen you during difficult ministry moments, and encourage you to see yourself as someone who can make a lasting difference. You’ll find yourself regularly returning to this collection for inspiration, ideas, and insights as you progress through your ministry journey.

youth-and-emerging-adult-collectionYouth and Emerging Adult Collection

Regularly $55.18—get it for $40.95 on Pre-Pub

Get a practical theology for emerging adult ministry, as well as insights into the key developmental issues of this stage of life. These three volumes discuss identity, intimacy and sexuality, morality, church involvement, spiritual formation, vocation, mentoring, and more. The authors—Dean Borgman, David P. Setran, Chris Kiesling, and Mark W. Cannister—offer more than 80 years of combined wisdom. Pastors, parents, counselors, and anyone else involved in youth and young-adult ministry will benefit from these works.

college-press-evangelism-collectionCollege Press Evangelism Collection

Regularly $89.95—get it for $69.95 on Pre-Pub

In Matthew 28:19, Jesus says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” How do Christians respond to the Great Commission? What are the requisites for evangelism? The College Press Evangelism Collection gives you the tools to be “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15). It offers encouragement and insight to Christians who want to become missionaries in their community.

teachers-bible-commentary-seriesTeacher’s Bible Commentary Series

Regularly $49.95—get it for $39.95 on Pre-Pub

This commentary is designed to help teachers reach children and youth in a variety of settings—family, church, day school, the mission field, or anywhere else the Bible is being taught. It directs both experienced and inexperienced teachers to a richer understanding of Scripture, and prepares them to lead students to the Bible’s grand narrative of redemption. It also offers Scripture-memory verses for three age levels.

Equip yourself to raise up the next generation of leaders—pre-order these collections today!

The Advantage of Books Published by Logos

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionWhen you own a book in Logos, you’ll receive periodic updates—absolutely free. These revisions offer more than just corrected typos. You get more recent data, new milestones for better navigation, links to new resources, and increased functionality.

Updating original content

We’re now publishing original content, like the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the Faithlife Study Bible, and the Lexham Bible Guides. Because we produce these resources in-house, we’re able to update them by adding brand-new content. We’ve already added to the Faithlife Study Bible and the Lexham Bible Dictionary, and now we’re adding content to make Lexham Bible Guide: Ephesians even better.

Updating Lexham Bible Guide: Ephesians

Many of you have purchased Lexham Bible Guide: Ephesians either as an individual volume or as part of the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection. Written as a research guide, it has already helped many of you deepen your study of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians by highlighting the critical issues in the text, pointing you to the key commentators, and explaining their positions.

Now we’ve enhanced the guide with more than 30% new content, including more analysis, more annotated links for each of the issues discussed, and several new Issues and Background Studies. We’ve also added discussions of nine additional commentaries, including new links to 18 different journal and dictionary articles. This added content will help you study Ephesians’ key interpretive issues while connecting you with the depth and breadth of your Logos library.

Incorporating your feedback

After releasing Lexham Bible Guide: Ephesians—the first Lexham Bible Guide we produced—we received some helpful feedback from you on how we could make it even better. We listened to your ideas, and we learned from writing later volumes in the series, like the Genesis Collection. Based on this input and experience, we’ve incorporated a broader range of commentaries in annotated links from the Ephesians volume, including more discussion of resources available in base packages, like John Muddiman’s commentary on Ephesians from Black’s New Testament Commentary Series. We’ve also added specific Bible milestones throughout the Issues and Key Word Studies, making it easier for you to navigate.

The best part is that if you already own Lexham Bible Guide: Ephesians, you get all of this new content absolutely free. If you don’t own it yet, you can get it today as part of the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection. Use coupon code LBGEPOC to receive 10% off through October 31!

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