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Your Last Chance to Save on the Chaplain’s Library!

612x612The brand-new Chaplain’s Library has been on sale for 15% off with coupon code CHAPLAINBP, but this introductory discount is disappearing at the end of the day tomorrow, June 27.

Here are four reasons you’re going to want to pick up the Chaplain’s Library before the price goes up:

1. It’s packed with important resources

The Chaplain’s Library wasn’t put together in a vacuum: as we built it, we consulted with chaplains on how to meet their unique needs. Whether you’re a working chaplain or you do a lot of crisis ministry, the titles in this collection will help you serve.

2. You can take your library with you

Chaplaincy is a 24-hour job. You never know when you might be called to comfort a grieving family member, speak at an event, or give counsel. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your most useful resources available wherever you are? With our free iOS and Android apps, you’ll always be equipped.

3. It’s essentially a base package

If you don’t have Logos 5 yet and you’d like to get a taste, the Chaplain’s Library is a great place to start. It has all the study tools of our Bronze base package, making it far more than just a collection of resources.

4. Did you see this endorsement?

Jeff Struecker is a former US Army chaplain and a copastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. He also served (as a ranger and sergeant) in the Battle of Mogadishu, memorialized in Black Hawk Down. He had this to say:

[Y]ou’ll find no better single biblical resource than this Logos package to help chaplains bring the presence of God to the men and women they work with every day.

Don’t miss this opportunity to equip yourself for life-changing chaplaincy at a phenomenal price. Pick up the Chaplain’s Library before Friday, June 27, and not only will you get a discount based on the titles you may already own—you’ll get an additional 15% off! (Remember, use coupon code CHAPLAINBP.)

Don’t wait: get your Chaplain’s Library right now.

Upgrade Your Library with Diamond

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Diamond is our second-largest base package. Not only does it give you all of Logos 5′s datasets and features; it also gives you a library of more than 2,000 volumes.

Let’s look at some of the great content you get with Diamond, all bundled at an amazing discount:

The College Press NIV Commentary Series (40 vols.)

Regularly: $739.95

The College Press NIV  Commentary Series gives you over 16,000 pages of Old and New Testament introduction and commentary. This set caters to a broad readership, from the academia to the pulpit to the pew.

Scholars will appreciate the series’ dedication to serious exegesis, its frequent appeals to the original languages, and its dialogue with the interpreters of the past. Pastors will discover a wealth of potential sermon material—the series’ verse-by-verse exposition is sensitive both to the texts’ ancient context and to Christian application. And everyone will benefit from the set’s clarity and readability.

A. W. Tozer Collection (57 vols.)

Regularly: $399.95

Many Christians can trace profound moments in their spiritual life to their discovery of Tozer’s writing. The Diamond package fills your library with 57 volumes of his insightful resources.

“A.W. Tozer has been one of the greatest writers of all time on themes as profound as the soul’s hungers. He well grasped the paradox of the cross. [H]e exhorts the believer to resist the downgrading of the cross to a mere symbol. If the cross has become to us a humdrum ornament to our faith, we have not understood it, and we have not felt its offense.”
—Dr. Ravi Zacharias, president, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Tozer’s writings are so impactful that all 12 reader reviews gave this collection five out of five stars!

The Works of John Owen (24 vols.)

Regularly: $399.95

J.I. Packer said, “For solidity, profundity, massiveness, and majesty in exhibiting from Scripture God’s ways with sinful mankind there is no one to touch [John Owen].”

Logos users agree—the Works of John Owen collection has earned strong reviews:

“Owen is one of the finest 17th-century theologians and pastors. The way God used him is beyond measure. These works testify to a heart that burned for the glory of the sovereign God and the joy of his people. Volume 10: The Death of Christ and his expositions of Hebrews transformed the way I understood the atoning work of Christ Jesus. Owen’s case for particular redemption is the most persuasive in all Reformed literature I have read.”
—Prayson Daniel

The Journal of Biblical Literature (26 vols.)

Regularly: $299.95

The Journal of Biblical Literature, the flagship journal of the Society of Biblical Literature, promotes critical and academic biblical scholarship and brings the highest level of scholarly expertise to bear on the study of biblical literature. The Logos edition of The Journal of Biblical Literature gives you nearly 20,000 pages of articles, reviews, and news written by top scholars between 1981 and 2006.

Take a look: this collection has earned an average rating of 4.5 stars.

B.B. Warfield Collection (20 vols.)

Regularly: $274.95

B. B. Warfield ranks among America’s greatest theologians and Reformed theology’s most ardent defenders. A prolific writer and accomplished scholar, Warfield argued for Reformed confessionalism against the extremes of nineteenth-century modernist and revivalist theology, and defined the parameters of theological method for the twentieth century.

“His mind was so clear and his literary style so chaste and lucid that it is a real joy to read his works, and one derives pleasure and profit at the same time.”
—Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The B. B. Warfield Collection includes the entire 10-volume Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, published in the decade following Warfield’s death in 1921, plus 10 additional volumes of books, articles, and lectures.

Readers love it: the collection has earned 11 user ratings and an average rating of 4.5 stars.

A. W. Pink Collection (40 vols.)

Regularly: $249.95

This collection of 40 titles by A.W. Pink should be part of every Christian’s study library. A practical theologian with a pastor’s heart, Pink has shaped the thinking of a generation of believers—especially on the topics of divine election and God’s sovereignty. One user said, “these books are a must for every Bible student’s library.”

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These six collections alone cover over 70% of Diamond’s cost—and they represent less than 210 of Diamond’s 2,000+ volumes.

If you’re not yet a Logos 5 base package owner, Diamond is a cost-effective way to get a powerful theological library at a great discount. Act now and you can get an additional 15% off!

Already own a base package? Diamond is a strong upgrade choice, and right now, we’re offering special discounts to upgrade. And don’t forget: if you already own any of the content in Diamond, you’ll get an ownership discount, too!

There’s not going to be a better time to move to Diamond. So pick up a new Diamond base package, or upgrade to Diamond right now!

Chaplains: Get Equipped for Any Crisis

Chaplain's LibraryIn season and out, a chaplain needs to be prepared. In addition to teaching, evangelizing, administrating, and counseling, chaplains are often called to provide comfort and encouragement at a moment’s notice—often in harrowing circumstances.

With the new Logos 5 Chaplain’s Library base package, you’ll find the resources you need to provide an anchor in life’s most difficult storms.

What’s in the Chaplain’s Library?

For starters, you get 46 of Logos 5′s most impressive features, including the Sermon Starter Guide and Timeline. You’ll have the tools you need to do deep, personal Bible study and put together messages and studies for future teaching opportunities.

On top of that, we’ve packed the Chaplain’s Library with 407 resources to enhance your ministry, like:

  • Danse Macabre: Thoughts on Death and Memento Mori from a Hospice Chaplain: N. Thomas Johnson-Medland discusses his career as a pastoral counselor and hospice provider and shares what his patients have taught him about death. This resource will help you consider mortality from other cultural perspectives.
  • Hospital Ministry: The Role of the Chaplain Today: Lawrence E. Holst explores the various roles chaplains fill in a hospital setting. You’ll look at procedural questions, ethics, and the role of ministry in multicultural contexts saturated with grief, anxiety, and loss.

    “. . . this book serves equally well as an introduction to pastoral care for medical personnel, patients, and clergy, and as an important addition to the professional literature of the pastoral care field.”
    Journal of the American Medical Association

  • Chaplains of the Bible: Inspiration for Those Who Help Others in Crisis: The collective experience of Patricia Geyer (a member of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association’s Rapid Reponse Team, a crisis intervention specialist for the Carrlly County Sherriff’s Office, and a recipient of the National Sheriffs’ Association Medal of Merit) and Richard Geyer (a chaplain, writer, and teacher) is a treasure chest of straightforward advice for anyone interested in learning to better care for others in times of crisis.

These are only a few of the titles available in the Chaplain’s Library, which also includes volumes on marital counseling, military chaplaincy, prayers for public occasions, sermon prep, preaching, and more.

Another huge bonus with the Chaplain’s package is its accessibility. With Logos’ free apps for iOS and Android, you can take your study anywhere and make the most of those rare quiet moments.

Get equipped to serve

Whether you serve in some form of chaplaincy or counsel regularly, the Chaplain’s Library gives you the resources you need. Learn from the rich experience of others as you equip yourself to provide encouragement and hope for the hurting.

Use coupon code CHAPLAINBP and get 15% off—pick up a Chaplain’s Library base package today!

Tell Us How You Use Logos!

We're ListeningAre you a regular Logos user? We need your help!

We’d love to get a little feedback on how you use the software. Are there particular questions you use Logos to answer? Are there features you return to over and over again?

So, whether you’re a:

  • Pastor
  • Professor
  • Student
  • Writer
  • Chaplain
  • Missionary
  • Church planter
  • Homeschooling parent
  • Or someone who’s just serious about Bible study

. . . we want to hear from you!

Here are some of the things we’d like to know:

  1. Does Logos help you fill a specific role? (e.g., pastor, student, professor, etc.)
  2. What tasks do you count on Logos to help you with in your study?
  3. Do you have a favorite feature?
  4. Do you have particular feedback you’d like to pass along?

Leave us a comment here, or get involved in the forum discussion. We’re listening!

Save 25% and Celebrate the Legacy of J. Dwight Pentecost

PentecostOn April 28, 2014, just four days after turning 99, distinguished pastor and professor J. Dwight Pentecost went home to be with the Lord.

Only the 100th student to enroll at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1937, Pentecost went on to pastor two different churches in Pennsylvania from 1941 to 1951. Wanting to exponentially increase his effectiveness, he decided to go back to DTS and train thousands of future pastors.

While earning his graduate degree, Pentecost taught at DTS, eventually joining the faculty in 1958. He continued to pastor in Texas while teaching Bible exposition and authoring or coauthoring more than 20 books. He taught his last class at DTS in December 2013 at age 98.

In celebration of his life, you can purchase the 11-volume J. Dwight Pentecost Collection for 25% off. Whether you’re using them for personal edification or as teaching or discipleship tools, you’ll benefit immensely from the works of this influential evangelical thinker. Get your discount when you use coupon code PENTECOST at checkout.

Here are six inspirational quotes from books in the J. Dwight Pentecost Collection:

“That which the Word of God produces in your life is directly related to the preparation you have permitted the Spirit of God to do in your life and heart. If you came to the Word with an unprepared heart, the seed is taken away. If you came to the Word with a life choked up with weeds, with sin, with bitterness, with jealousy, with strife, the Word will never come to fruit. But if you come to the Word of God with a life that has been prepared to receive the truth of the Word by the Spirit of God, the good seed sown by the Lord Jesus will produce its fruit. As living seed, it must reproduce.” —Your Adversary, the Devil

“The commission is not fulfilled by your contribution to a missionary budget that sends a missionary to some dark place of the earth. The Great Commission is fulfilled when you, right where you are, disciple somebody else by teaching them and showing them what you have learned of the things of Christ and the Father from the Word of God.” —Design for Discipleship

“During the course of His earthly life, Christ had demonstrated the compassion of God toward the poor, the sick, the sorrowing, the outcast, and the sinful. Compassion such as He demonstrated will be required of those who are His subjects in the kingdom.” —Thy Kingdom Come

“May we experience His personal presence so that we shall be delivered when we are tempted to wrap the mantle of loneliness about us and hide away like Elijah in our caves.” —Life’s Problems—God’s Solutions

“Satan wants to turn your mind into a cesspool and have your mind occupied with that which ultimately must corrupt, defile, and spoil the whole body, distort the life, and produce sin. The battle is not first in the field of action; it is in the field of thought.” —The Joy of Living

“There is no such thing as a neutral act, or a neutral thought, or a neutral word in the life of the child of God. That which is not produced by the Holy Spirit, is produced by the flesh. Every step you take, every word you speak, every action of your life not consciously controlled by the Holy Spirit is being produced by the flesh.” —The Divine Comforter

Use coupon code PENTECOST now through Friday, May 16 to avail yourself of the informative J. Dwight Pentecost Collection at a great discount—you’ll be thankful you did.

Why People Love Logos 5

UPgradeSale-RedWe’re in the thick of the Logos 5 upgrade sale—you can see your custom upgrade discount right now at Logos.com/Upgrade!

Logos 5 is our most acclaimed version ever. Not only has it earned endorsements from well-known ministry leaders; lay users are loving it, too.

If you’re not sure you’re ready to make the jump, read on and see why other users are so glad to have upgraded to Logos 5:

Logos 5 Gold

goldLogos 5 Gold comes packed with all of Logos 5′s features: you get the Timeline, Bible Sense Lexicon, Sermon Starter Guide, and everything from the lower base packages. You also get a huge library of nearly 1,100 resources, worth over $20,000 in print!

“Bought the Gold package at the start of seminary, and it’s really been a blessing!”

“It was either go back to school or buy Logos . . . the choice was an easy one. I now have Gold v5. My dad would say to me when I was young, ‘if the job is too hard, you don’t have the right tool.’ He was right. Logos is a great tool.”

“Bought this just prior to a major exegetical paper at seminary, absolutely worth it. It made the research much easier [and] saved me tons of library time!”
—Gold owners

Logos 5 Platinum

platinumLogos 5 Platinum sets you up with powerful scholarly tools to take your study to the next level. It includes not only all the features from Gold, but also Septuagint translations in Bible Word Study. It also sports nearly 1,400 resources—a library worth over $28,000 in print!

“This collection of materials is enormous, [and it] allows one to peruse and select whatever’s needed to study, meditate, prepare for a sermon or Bible study . . . or just discuss with friends who may not believe in Christianity at all. . . . Set up a monthly payment plan and enjoy the benefits. You won’t be disappointed, and it’s money well invested.”

“Never seen software like this, amazing what you can do with it. I recommended it to everyone who loves God and his word.”

“In a matter of some very short weeks, this resource has already proved invaluable! As a missionary and pastor, I cannot explain the helpfulness of having this tool. When you get two suitcases for all your belongings, Logos Bible Software saves a lot of space! Additionally, [for] someone who is working on a master’s degree, the Platinum package is perfect. Not only do you have the very practical pastoral tools; you also have the necessary academic tools. I definitely suggest this product to anyone looking for a great wealth of resources aiding them in their study of the Bible.”
—Platinum owners

Logos 5 Diamond

diamondAn enormous theological library for exploring and understanding the Scriptures, Logos 5 Diamond includes everything from Platinum, plus the College Press NIV Commentary Series, Liddell and Scott’s Greek–English Lexicon, and much more. You’ll get over 2,000 resources worth more than $52,000 in print!

“This is brilliant, much more integrated than L4 with many extra reports which come in handy when I am preparing a sermon or writing an academic paper. Logos, you have done it again!”

“The 5 in Logos 5 is for 5 stars . . . I have been with Logos for years and really thought the upgrade to Logos 4 was about as good as it could get. Wrong . . . Logos 5 is a significant upgrade and worth every penny. I went from Logos 4 Platinum to Logos 5 Diamond and couldn’t be happier. I love Logos 5 and can honestly say that the program is so intuitive.”

“I’m a BIG fan of Logos Bible Software. I’ve been using the software for over 10 years now and each release seems to get better. I’m pleased to give Logos 5 the highest rating. As a pastor, I’ve come to think of Logos as a partner in ministry. I can’t recommend it enough.”
—Diamond owners

Logos 5 Portfolio

portfolioPortfolio is the biggest Logos 5 package there is. You’ll get every single Logos 5 feature, from the basic Topic Guide and Bible Facts to the highly specific Clause Search and Bible Sense Lexicon. These powerful tools connect with a library of more than 2,500 resources, including 31 commentary sets and everything from the lower base packages. It’s the best set of features, the best collection of books, and the best deal!

“I started out with Logos when it was still on 3.5″ disks. The only two available were Gold and Silver. I chose the gold and I’ve had Logos ever since. Oh, I’ve dabbled around with other Bible software and even bought a few [other versions,] but they didn’t even come close to Logos. When version 5 came out I knew I had to have Portfolio, the granddaddy of them all. Expensive, you better believe it, but it was worth every cent and then some. . . . Logos, I think you have really outdid yourself with Portfolio. I dont know what could possibly top it . . . . This software is the best Bible study application in the world. Thanks Logos for a great product.”

“I’ve used Logos for over 20 years now and absolutely love it. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about Bible study. I’m actually in the process of downsizing my paper library significantly and have been gradually replacing most of my books with digital copies.”

“The Portfolio edition of Logos has really helped with giving me good quality resources for my schooling. It’s jump-started my research and helped me with obtaining outstanding grades. Without these resources, I would have to spend so much time searching for good resources on the internet, and we all know just how reliable those sources are. Thank you for offering such a great tool, which will come into use in my future ministry work as well. All around, I am completely satisfied; I just need to spend more time learning all the features Logos 5 offers. It is just amazing the way this software works. Thank you again and God bless.”
—Portfolio owners

Don’t miss this chance to upgrade to Logos 5 at a discount. Join the multitude of delighted users doing better Bible study. See your custom discount now!

Take 15% Off Biblioteca Tesoro for Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco De MayoOn May 5, 1862, Mexico defeated Napoleon III’s much stronger and better-equipped army—a decisive David vs. Goliath moment for the smaller country. Cinco de Mayo marks that day of victory.

While many American Christians don’t know the story behind Cinco de Mayo, the day is a great opportunity to consider the influx and impact of Hispanic Christians in the United States. Hispanic evangelicals are one of American Christianity’s fastest-growing demographics.

This provides a great opportunity (and responsibility) to partner with our Hispanic brothers and sisters to reach the huge harvest right here in our backyard. Part of that relationship should involve equipping these Hispanic pastors and leaders, who are largely bivocational and who often work without a seminary education and with very few resources.

Logos’ Spanish resources offer these ministers a wealth of tools and materials, enabling them to minister more effectively to their congregations and communities.

Biblioteca Tesoro: the most advanced Spanish digital library

This year, Cinco de Mayo falls during the promotional launch of Biblioteca Tesoro. You can get it for yourself or a friend for 15% off!

Tesoro is the top Spanish library, boasting 517 resources and Logos 5′s powerful tools. For the first time in Spanish, you’ll be able to use tools like the Bible Sense Lexicon to explore Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic word meanings. The resources in Tesoro have been carefully selected to provide valuable training for the most demanding ministry tasks: preaching, counseling, leadership formation, and church administration.

Many renowned leaders in the Hispanic church movement are avid Logos users and fans, including Luis Palau, Danilo Montero, and Marcos Witt.

If you’re a new user, you can spread out the costs over up to 18 months, with monthly payments of approximately $58. If you’re already using a Spanish library, you qualify for Dynamic Pricing; what’s more, you’ll receive a bonus to redeem with your next purchase.

Take advantage of this opportunity: pick up Biblioteca Tesoro for yourself or a friend at a 15% discount, or send them a link to this post so they can take advantage of this deal for themselves!

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El 5 de mayo de 1862, México venció al ejército francés, mucho más fuerte y mejor equipado—definitivamente un momento David vs. Goliat para el país más pequeño. El cinco de mayo marca ese día victorioso sobre el ejército de Napoleón III.

Aunque pocos cristianos estadounidenses conocen la historia detrás de esta festividad, el día es una gran oportunidad para considerar el impacto de los cristianos hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Los evangélicos latinos son uno de los segmentos demográficos de más rápido crecimiento.

Esto provee una gran oportunidad y responsabilidad para colaborar con nuestros hermanos y hermanas latinas en alcanzar la gran cosecha aquí en nuestro territorio. Parte de esa relación debe ser el equipar a los pastores y líderes hispanos, la mayoría bi-vocacionales, sin educación formal de seminario y con menos recursos.

Los recursos en español de Logos ofrecen a estos ministros un tesoro en herramientas y materiales, que les permite ministrar con mayor eficiencia a sus congregaciones y comunidades.

Biblioteca Tesoro: la más completa y avanzada de las bibliotecas en español

Este cinco de mayo cae justamente durante el lanzamiento promocional de la Biblioteca Tesoro. ¡Puedes obtenerla para ti mismo o para un amigo con el 15% de descuento!

La Tesoro es la mejor biblioteca en español. Cuenta con 517 recursos y las poderosas funciones de Logos 5 y, por primera vez en español, los beneficios del innovador Léxico de sentidos bíblicos, permitiendo explorar no sólo el significado de palabras hebreas, arameas y griegas, pero también el sentido en que han sido usadas en determinados contextos.

El catálogo de libros incluye una selección cuidadosamente escogida para proveer entrenamiento y conocimiento en las áreas más demandantes del ministerio: predicación, consejería, formación de líderes y administración de iglesia.

Muchos de los reconocidos líderes del movimiento evangélico hispano son ávidos usuarios y fans de Logos, como Luis Palau, Danilo Montero y Marcos Witt:

Comprando una nueva biblioteca, tendrás la oportunidad de extender el pago en 18 meses de aproximadamente $58 por mes. Los usuarios de Logos califican para un precio dinámico, para no pagar por los recursos que ya tienen, y además recibirán un bono adicional para redimir en compras futuras.

Toma ventaja del descuento promocional del 15% para llevarte la Biblioteca Tesoro para ti o para un amigo.

O te pedimos un gran favor. ¡Comparte el vínculo de esta nota con cualquier pastor, líder, maestro o estudiante hispano que conozcas para que aprovechen esta oferta limitada!

Take Advantage of the Logos 5 Upgrade Sale!

LaunchBlogImage400x400The time has come to upgrade to Logos 5. You don’t want to put it off any longer—right now, you can get a special custom discount during the Logos 5 upgrade sale!

Why should I upgrade?

If you’ve been putting off an upgrade to Logos 5, here are three reasons to make the jump:

1. You’ll get our most acclaimed version ever

Lay users and ministry professionals agree: Logos 5 is awesome.

“Logos 5 is an incredible tool that instantly connects me with everything and everyone I need to get the Word out, from its Timeline to smart searches to social sharing.”
—Kirk Cameron, producer of Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure and star of the inspirational Fireproof

“I am absolutely thrilled with Logos 5 and the new enhancements it brings, especially searching for phrases. . . . All in all, Logos 5 is a remarkable and practical software system, beckoning me to deeper study and greater fruitfulness in the Lord’s service.”
—Michael L. Brown, PhD, author, professor, and national radio host

“My bottom line: Logos 5, whose depths I plan to plumb regularly, is even more robust and virbrant than its predecessors. If studying the Bible is something of professional or personal interest, there is, right now, nothing else that comes close.”
—Mark A. Kellner, Washington Times reporter

“I started with L1.6 Level 2. Loved L2, used it all the time. Later I purchased L2 Series X, and eventually Logos 4 Gold. I now have the L5 Platinum package and love it! I am constantly adding power to Logos through the Pre-Pub and Community Pricing programs. This software makes both pastoral study and my seminary assignments quite a bit easier.”
Logos 5 user

2. You’ll make new discoveries

To build Logos 5′s dynamic new datasets, our Bible study experts went through Scripture chapter by chapter, pericope by pericope, and word by word. These datasets power Logos 5′s new tools, improvements, and updates.

Here’s how Logos’ director of content innovation, Sean Boisen, explains it:

3. You’ll expand your library

Logos 5 base packages are the single most cost-effective way to grow your library. They bundle hundreds of books at unbelievable discounts: you’ll be picking up thousands of dollars of content for about ten cents on the dollar.

When you factor in additional savings based on the books you already own (who wants to pay for the same books twice?) and the upgrade sale’s special discounts, you’ll be saving even more!

What’s more, consider this: Let’s say you skipped Logos 4 and went straight from Logos 3 to Logos 5. By missing Logos 4, you would have missed out on hundreds of books and collections—content that was available in Logos 4 and gone now. We rebuilt these packages from the ground up, removing over $6,400 worth of content and replacing it with tons of valuable new titles:

  • Portfolio took a big jump from 1,669 books to 2,528. It’s the biggest library we’ve ever offered. Portfolio also gives you the biggest discount.
  • Diamond was new to Logos 5, with 1,951 books and all the Logos 5 features.
  • Platinum went from 1,244 books to 1,277. It includes all the features, plus the core critical texts and original-language tools.
  • Gold went from 689 books to 1,030. If you want all the new Logos 5 features, this is the place to begin.
  • Silver now has 692 books. It has most of the Logos 5 features.
  • Bronze, which replaced Scholar’s, now has 421 books. It has some of the core Logos 5 features.
  • Starter was introduced with Logos 5. It has 213 books and just enough features to give you the basic Logos 5 experience.

In future versions, we’ll be refreshing content again. Some of these deals will only be available with Logos 5, so don’t miss out.

Upgrade to Logos 5 now!

It’s time to upgrade. See your discount right now: visit the upgrade page!

Get 50% Off Baker Books with Twitter #DailyDeals!

Every day, we offer a Twitter #DailyDeal: a limited-time offer for 50% off one of our products. This week, we’re partnering with Baker Publishing to offer 50% off five powerful study resources!

Today’s #DailyDeal is the Handbook on the Historical Books, which Eugene H. Merrill (professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary) calls “an important addition to the literature on the Old Testament historical books.” Use coupon code 22862 today to get it for 50% off.

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

  1. Follow us on Twitter @Logos.
  2. Each day, look for the DailyDeal hashtag (#) for a new special offer.
  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!

The Resurrection Changes Everything

04-19_PsalmWe don’t like to talk about death. When we absolutely have to, we fall back on euphemisms like “passed on,” “no longer with us,” or “didn’t make it.” Left to our own devices, we’ll ignore it entirely.

The arts are more willing to engage the drama and inevitability of death; as a culture, we read novels and watch movies to try to make sense of it. On our own, though, we’re sociologically and psychologically unequipped to deal with death’s reality.

I’m convinced that we support huge cosmetology and plastic-surgery industries not only because of our worship of beauty, but because we fear aging as the harbinger of death. Not only do we want to elude death; we long to avoid the very things we associate with it. As Paul tells us in Romans 8, we, like all of creation, struggle to be liberated from our bondage to decay.

You do not give me up

David wrote many Psalms while under great duress, and one of my favorites is Psalm 16. Unlike many of David’s laments, this Psalm acknowledges his troubles in a grateful and almost casual manner.

“Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
For you do not give me up to Sheol,
or let your faithful one see the Pit.”
Psalm 16:9–10

Within the context of Psalm 16, this is a powerful testimony of trust for someone under the constant threat of death. In light of Christ’s Resurrection, it becomes something else entirely . . .

When Peter addresses the gathered crowd at Pentecost, he calls this Psalm prophetic. More than just David trusting God to preserve his life, Psalm 16 becomes a prophecy of Christ’s defeat of death and his complete reset on what it means to be human.

The Resurrection changes everything

Psalm 16 was right—both contextually and prophetically. God delivered David from immediate threat, and Christ from the grave. We’re beneficiaries of both David’s confidence and Christ’s triumph, and through us all of creation benefits.

Death has been declawed and gagged. We ride in Christ’s train as his victory parade publicly shames the powers and authorities who sought to subject us to corruption and decay. The Resurrection is our hope, life, and victory.

In a culture that fears and shrinks away from death, we have a privilege and sacred responsibility to share our optimistic assurance that death doesn’t have the final answer. God is at work through the power of the Resurrection, redeeming the world to himself, and he will never willingly give us up to Sheol or let his faithful ones see the pit.

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