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Weekly Roundup: November 12

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 November 12, 2011.

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Facebook

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Products

New Pre-Pubs

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

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

Community Pricing

New to Community Pricing:

And don’t miss out on these collections nearing the 100% mark:

Job Postings

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

Marketing Department

Sales

Publications

Software Development

Customer Service

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

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther

November 10, 2011 marks 528 years since the birth of Martin Luther, an iconic figure in the Protestant Reformation. You can add the entire 55-volume collection of Luther’s works to your library at a special introductory price. But act soon—this introductory price ends on November 14.

Regarding Luther

Many people know that Luther was a catalyst for the Protestant Reformation and how he nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg. Here are some facts you might not know:

  • The Legend of Luther’s Conversion

    There are many legends surrounding how Luther went from being a promising law student to a monk in 1502. The most popular story involves being caught in a terrible thunderstorm and how, after many close calls with lightning strikes, Luther vowed to become a monk in exchange for his life.

    Another story has Luther falling on a dagger, severing an artery, and making his vow of conversion under the fear of death. There is even a story about how Luther was sent to a monastery after killing a fellow student in a duel.

    We may never know the truth, but we do know that his decision to leave the practice of law and embrace religion was a drastic and swift change in direction.

  • The Pivotal Point in Luther’s Life

    Luther did not consider the nailing of his theses to the Castle Church door the most critical event in his life. In his Table Talks, Luther points to the illumination he felt when understanding Romans 1:17: “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

    Luther often speaks of this—his “Tower Experience”—as his true moment of conversion.

  • Luther’s Actual Words at the Imperial Diet of Worms

    Luther was invited to an Imperial Diet (general assembly of the Imperial Estates) in Worms, Germany. The intention was to encourage Luther to repent and recant of his heresies. Luther, refusing to recant, is often credited as saying, “Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise.”

    Luther’s actual statement to the assembly was much more articulate:

    “Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason—I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other—my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen.”

Purchase Luther’s Works today!

Luther is one of the most significant figures in Western history, and now you can add this massive 55-volume collection to your Logos resources. That’s more than 22,000 pages of exposition and commentary on Scripture, theological writings, and other materials readily accessible with your other resources—perfect for personal or academic study.

But don’t wait, this special introductory price ends on November 14, 2011. Order yours today!

Get Bible Study Magazine at the Introductory Price—Before It’s Too Late!

Many have enjoyed Bible Study Magazine’s thoughtful articles, stories, and interviews delivered right to their door for the low price of $14.95. This introductory price—nearly 50% off retail—has been in effect since Bible Study Magazine went on Pre-Pub in 2008. But the sale price is going up to $19.95 on December 1!

Lock in Introductory Pricing Now

There are still three weeks left to take advantage of Bible Study Magazine’s introductory pricing! Not only can you still subscribe at the lower price, you can also stretch out your savings with 1, 3, or 5-year subscriptions. This means you can guarantee yourself the lowest price on Bible Study Magazine for the next 5 years!

Simply choose your subscription length from the drop-down menu on the Bible Study Magazine page and you are set to enjoy the only magazine dedicated entirely to Bible study at the best possible price for up to 5 years.

Are you already a subscriber? Why not ensure that you receive it at the lowest price for years to come? You will be glad you did!

If you have been considering a Bible Study Magazine subscription, why wait? Subscribe today at $14.95 and start your subscription with the fantastic Tony Evans cover issue.

 

Get Bulk Subscriptions at Introductory Pricing

Do you want to share Bible Study Magazine with your church, home group, staff, or friends and family? You can order your subscription with multiple copies. If you order before December 1, you can get the introductory pricing on subscriptions with 1, 5, 25, or 100 bi-monthly copies.

Chose the number of copies you want to receive with your subscription from the menu and receive enough copies of Bible Study Magazine to share with everyone!

Don’t miss this last chance to get Bible Study Magazine at the special introductory price! By subscribing now for only $14.95 per year, you will receive a new issue of Bible Study Magazine every two months. This special introductory rate goes up December 1, so place your order now!

Win an iPhone 4S and Keep Proclaim Free through the End of 2011!

Keeping Proclaim free through 2011 is as simple as clicking “Like” on Proclaim’s Facebook page! Once you “Like” the page, you’ll see how to enter to win an iPhone 4S or be one of ten churches to win Proclaim FREE for a year.

If we reach 11k fans by 11/11, Proclaim will remain FREE through the end of 2011. So tell your ministry staff, worship team, fellow worship leaders, and youth leaders to join with you in keeping Proclaim FREE through the end of the year. Share the Proclaim Facebook Page with them after you “Like” it yourself!

Churches everywhere are loving the FREE beta version of Proclaim church presentation software and you will too. Make Proclaim absolutely FREE through 2011 by liking our page and find out how to enter the iPhone 4S giveaway when you visit our Facebook page.

The Great Texts of the Bible Is Shipping Soon

The thirteen-volume Great Texts of the Bible will be shipping soon. It isn’t too late to get these commentaries, essays, and sermons while they are still 40% off of the retail price!

James Hastings, compiler of the Great Texts of the Bible, was a Presbyterian minister, theologian, and editor of many large volumes of Biblical works, including the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.). Hastings’ conducted most of his exhaustive editing work while he pastored. He retired in 1911.

Take a peek under the hood of the The Great Texts of the Bible (20 vols.), to see the incredible content in this collection!

“Is there any reason why we should be afraid of saying that the universal love of Jesus Christ, which gathers into His bosom all mankind, does fall with special tenderness and sweetness upon those who have made Him theirs and have surrendered themselves to be His? Surely it must be that He has special nearness to those that love Him; surely it is reasonable that He should have special delight in those who try to resemble Him; surely it is only what one might expect of Him that He should in a special manner honor the drafts, so to speak, of those who have confidence in Him, and are building their whole lives upon Him.”—St. John 13–21, The Love of Jesus for His Own

“Now we here have the great truth of a suffering Messiah, a suffering Redeemer, brought out in all its fullness as we have it nowhere else in the Old Testament. The details are so striking that we cannot wonder that again and again this passage is quoted in the New Testament, as having its fulfillment in Christ.”—Isaiah, Vicarious Healing

“For what is enthusiasm? It is a Greek word which means the fullness of Divine inspiration. It implies absorbing and passionate devotion for some good cause. It means the state of those whom St. Paul has described as “fervent (literally ‘boiling’) in spirit.” It describes the soul of a man no longer mean and earthly, but transfigured, uplifted, dilated by the Spirit of God.”—Romans 9–16, Outward, Inward, Christward

The Great Texts of the Bible is full of soul-stirring reflections and teaching which stretch across the entire canon of Scripture. You will find lifetime of encouragement within The Great Texts’ 9,700 pages.

Order your copy today, and take advantage of the low Pre-Pub pricing!

Then head over and bid on Hastings’ Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.). It is currently trending at about $30, but with enough orders this thirteen-volume collection can go even lower!

 

Recommended Commentaries: John

Logos Talk’s Recommended Commentary Series highlights some favorite commentaries by Logos academics and the user community.

We Want to Hear from You!

Each week we will post a forum thread asking which commentaries, available from Logos, are your favorites for a specific book in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to let other Logos users know which commentaries you have found valuable in your studies.

John Commentaries

We asked Logos Educational Designer Johnny Cisneros to give us his favorite commentaries on John. Here are a few of his choices in no particular order:

Logos Community Favorites

Here are a few commentaries suggested by Logos users:

This is only a small list of the suggested commentaries for John! For a larger selection of suggested commentaries, visit the forum post.

Do you have a favorite Logos resource on John which isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment. Then jump over to the forum and share your favorite commentaries on Joshua!

Don’t Miss These Recommended Commentaries!

Old Testament

New Testament

Weekly Roundup: November 5

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 November 5, 2011.

Key Item

The Works of Jonathan Edwards (26 vols.)

The 26-volume Works of Jonathan Edwards is currently under development, but you can still pick it up at the Pre-Pub price!

This collection contains 16,000 pages of the most comprehensive and accurate archive of Edwards’ treatises, sermons, letters, and musings ever assembled. The Works of Jonathan Edwards allows you to leverage the incredible content of America’s theologian for your personal Bible study.

This Yale edition is the standard set of Edwards’ Works for serious study, and is unprecedented in sheer volume and value.

Don’t wait until the price goes up on this once-in-a-lifetime collection. Pick it up on Pre-Pub today!

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Facebook

Products

New Pre-Pubs

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

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

Community Pricing

New to Community Pricing

Also be sure to place your bids in on these great Community Pricing offerings before they disappear:

Job Postings

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

Design & Editorial

Marketing Department

Sales

Publications

Software Development

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

Perseus Returns with Glowing Reviews

Logos just finished shipping the last of the free Perseus Collections. This was no small feat! Our initial offering of the Perseus Collections was wildly successful. Now that we have shipped the last of those orders, we have made the Perseus Collections available again!

What People Are Saying about Perseus

Perseus has created quite a bit of excitement on the Logos Forums, but that’s not the only place you can experience the buzz. Many bloggers have been discussing the value of having these collections available from Logos.

Here are just a few of those reviews:

“Logos has done us all a great big favor by making this available and then they went above and beyond by making sure it was free and integrated. I’m sure you’ll enjoy having these resources.”—Brian LePort

“Good research requires, doesn’t it, source materials.  Too much scholarship is based on references to works that are references to works that are references to works.  Length of bibliography doesn’t guarantee accuracy, however, as sometimes mistakes are simply canonized by constant repetition.  With these tools at hand, authentic research can be done.”—Dr. Jim West

“Now there is a convenient way to do Greek New Testament (and LXX) word studies that not only give you material from other parts of Scripture (or Josephus or Philo or the Greek Pseudepigrapha), but a huge collection of classical literature! This is awesome!”—Nijay Gupta

“I think the material is a wonderful addition to the program and as easy to access and search as all the other resources available in the Logos Bible program, which is the program I use for all my Bible study, Bible reading, and Bible teaching. I’ve also made use of Logos Bible Software in writing my books. In fact, I wouldn’t want to be without the program. It’s made things much easier for me and saved me enormous amounts of time.”—R. P. Nettlehorst

“So by now it should be obvious just how useful having these resources in Logos 4 really is. Once you start adding search features into the equation then the usefulness is increased exponentially.”—Nick Norelli

If you are looking for even more positive reviews, you can check out these blogs as well:

Perhaps you missed out on Perseus the first time around because you weren’t sure how you would use them. While these collections certainly aren’t for everyone, the responses have been overwhelmingly positive. If you have decided you would like the Perseus Collections for yourself, they are available now—and they’re still free!

Don’t Forget about the Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon!

For those who have received their downloads of the Perseus Classics Collection, don’t forget to check out the Liddell Scott Greek-English Lexicon. As we shared on Logos Talk back in September, LSJ has been updated with nearly 200,000 references to the Greek classics in the Perseus Classics Collection. It is the perfect addition to the Perseus Classics Collection. Pick yours up today!

Leave us a comment and tell us about your favorite part of the Perseus Collections.

Working at Logos Is Serious Fun

A healthy company is always looking for the most qualified people; likewise, the most qualified people are always looking to work for the best companies. This symbiotic relationship is improved when the company creates an enjoyable environment where people are allowed to flourish.

Logos is that company.

Logos Bible Software—a two-time finalist for Washington’s Best Workplaces—is hiring! If you are looking for fun, rewarding work of eternal consequence, check out our Careers page. There might be a place for you!

22 Pre-Pubs in Need of a Push

There are a number of titles on Pre-Pub which are incredibly close to crossing the 100% mark and heading into production. The following twenty-two Pre-Pubs need just a few more orders to nudge them over the line.

Pre-ordering your resources on Pre-Pub is one of the easiest ways to get the books you need at a remarkable value. Many Pre-Pubs are priced at over 70% off their retail price!

So take a few moments and check out these resources. You may find a couple titles you have been on the fence about or even discover some titles you have missed. Either way, ordering them on Pre-Pub will guarantee you are getting a smoking deal.

Old Testament Studies

If your Old Testament studies are feeling a little anemic, why not bulk up by adding one of these resources to your library?

New Testament Studies and Christology

Are you looking to add some new resources to help you get to know Jesus and the New Testament better? Check out these Pre-Pubs:

Reformed and Puritan Studies

Do you enjoy studying the writings of Puritan and Reformed thinkers? Here are a couple strong collections to consider:

Language Studies

If linguistics are more your thing, here are a couple collections featuring grammars, dictionaries, textual criticisms, Aramaic studies, and even an update of the 1919 Chinese Union translation of the Bible.

Miscellaneous Studies

There is something on Pre-Pub for everyone. Here are a few which fall under a number of subjects and categories:

Don’t forget to check the Pre-Pub page often! Faceted browsing allows you to sort Pre-Pubs from newest to oldest, by savings, price, progress, or any number of criteria. You have to agree, Pre-Pubs are a great way to find a bargain on Logos.com.

You can also subscribe to the Pre-Pub RSS feed and receive regular Pre-Pub updates!

Leave us a comment and let us know which Pre-Pubs you are hoping to see cross over.