20+ Deals for Canada Day!

CanadaDay_BlogHeader_400x400Why celebrate for just one day when you can celebrate for over a week? Canada Day’s just around the corner, and we’ve got 20+ resources on sale through July 7!

Here are a few highlights:

Continental Commentary Series

Regularly $599.95get it for $324.99 (that’s $274 off!)

The 19-volume Continental Commentary Series brings some of the best German and French biblical scholarship to the English-speaking world. From Claus Westermann’s commentary on Genesis to Hans-Joachim Kraus’ commentary on the Psalms, these volumes give you fresh translations, detailed commentary, and rigorous theological assessment.

TheWorksofJohnWesley_29V-LRJohn Wesley Collection

Regularly $249.95get it for $115.95 (that’s $134 off!)

The 29-volume John Wesley Collection gives you all of Wesley’s theological works, including the four-volume Explanatory Notes upon the Old and New Testaments, plus his journals, essays, letters, sermons, grammars, psalms, hymns, and addresses. Those familiar with the Thomas Jackson edition of The Works of John Wesley know that it’s missing important parts of Wesley’s journals; the Logos edition contains the authoritative, unabridged eight-volume journals.

G.K. Chesterton Collection

Regularly $179.95get it for $89.98 (that’s 50% off!)

G.K. Chesterton was an apologist, novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet, known for his wit, theological acumen, and pointed cultural critique. The 11-volume G.K. Chesterton Collection assembles his most important theological and apologetic works, including Orthodoxy (Chesterton’s best-known work), Heretics, and much more. You’ll also get essays on travel and social trends.

These aren’t all the products on sale! Check out the full list, and pick up your favorites today.

How Do You Use Logos: Dave Moser

Dave MoserToday’s guest post is from Dave Moser, an MDiv student at Westminster Theological Seminary who blogs about Christ-centered Bible study at Armchair-Theology.net.

The sermon process begins with the Bible and ends in the heart.

Every preacher is different. Some are counselors; others are theologians. Some have trouble discerning the meaning of the text; others have trouble applying the text to the heart. I’m in the latter class: I love the truth of God’s Word, but I’m often unsure how to help it speak to others.

Here’s the three-step process I use in Logos to jump-start application:

The basic idea is to search all my counseling, discipleship, and Christian-living books for the passage I’m preaching on, so I can see how all the authors in my library apply it to everyday life.

Step 1: create an “application” collection

Logos allows you to group your library based on rules. If I want to add all my counseling resources to a collection, I can just type “subject:counseling”—the collection will contain every book I own on the subject. Here’s the rule I developed for my application collection:

subject:(discipleship, “christian life”, “pastoral care”, counsel, “spiritual growth”, sanctification, formation, holiness) OR (title:grow ANDNOT title:church)

I’m including books on counseling, discipleship, and Christian living because those are the books that deal with practical, everyday issues.

Here’s what it looks like in Logos:

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That’s 273 relevant books I can search to better connect with my audience!

To learn more, check out the collections tutorial on the Logos wiki.

Step 2: add the application collection to the Passage Guide

The Passage Guide is the one of Logos’ most helpful tools. It brings up all your commentaries on a given passage, shows you related images, and provides a lot of additional information.

You can modify the passage guide to 1.) include any collection you’ve created and 2.) show only results from that collection. Here’s part of what my application collection returns for Rom. 6:1–14:

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Every time I run my Passage Guide, I’ll be greeted with a similar list showing every place my passage shows up in my application resources.

For further reading, visit the Customizing the Passage and Exegetical Guides tutorial.

Step 3: apply the passage

Now it’s time to use these resources. Logos has all my matching books open to the right pages, so I can see all the ways my passage connects to day-to-day life. Here’s a sample:

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In just a few moments, I’ve learned how this passage can be powerful in the lives of:

  • Perfectionists
  • Addicts
  • Judgmental Christians
  • People considering divorce
  • Victims of abuse stuck in negative behavioral patterns

And that’s just the beginning. I never would have thought of all these application points on my own.

Not only did I find potential points of contact with my audience’s lives—if you look in the bottom left of the screenshot, you’ll notice that I also found a few great quotes and a hymn that pertains to the passage.

Now I have tons of ways to connect the Bible to my listeners. I can season the sermon with lines like, “If you’ve been dealing with an addiction . . .” or “If something’s hurt you and you feel like you can’t get out of a rut . . .,” and people will start to recognize just how relevant this passage is to their lives.

This quick search helps me do more effective ministry.

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If you aren’t using Logos 5, you’re missing out. Right now, you can get a custom discount on a Logos 5 upgrade—get yours today!

3 June Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

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Each month, we put a wide selection of resources on sale, allowing you to pick up items you’ve been wanting for a fraction of the regular price. This month, we’ve got some huge discounts available—but you don’t have much time left!

Here are three deals you don’t want to miss:

qumran-biblical-dead-sea-scrolls-database1. Qumran Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls Database

Regularly $179.95get it for $87.95 (that’s 51% off!)

The biblical Dea Sea Scrolls have had a profound impact on our understanding of the development and transmission of the Hebrew Old Testament, but traditionally they’ve only been available in expensive, hard-to-navigate print volumes. With the morphologically tagged Logos editions, everyone can access this biblical treasure trove.

2. Hudson Taylor Collection

Regularly $239.95get it for $109.95 (that’s 54% off!)

The Hudson Taylor Collection gives you a portrait of the life and works of this great missionary. You’ll get his devotional and autobiographical works, a biography of Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission by his family and fellow laborers, Marshall Broomhall’s stirring biography The Man Who Dared, and an edited volume of addresses from Hudson Taylor and other prominent nineteenth-century evangelists, including D.L. Moody, J.A. Broadus, and Henry Clay Trumbull.

bh-church-growth-collection3. B&H Church Growth Collection

Regularly $299.95get it for $208.95 (that’s 30% off!)

For decades, churches have wrestled with declining membership and waning cultural engagement. Young adults have left the church, more and more people sleep in on Sundays, and for many the gospel seems irrelevant and unfocused. In the face of mounting challenges, how can the church continue to effectively, compassionately carry out the mission of God in a broken world? The books in the B&H Church Growth Collection confront the central challenges that hinder evangelism and impede vital growth.

These aren’t all the resources on sale this month—check out the full list, and pick up your favorites before these deals expire!

How to Get Your Dream Library on the Budget That’s Right for You

Logos-5You’re probably keeping an eye on expenses. And big-ticket items, no matter how vital or how good the deal, can seem tough to budget for—that is, when you purchase them all at once.

The solution? Smaller payments!

We introduced payment plans to address this very problem. They let you break up your payments into easy monthly chunks, interest-free.

We recently dropped the threshold for 18-month payment plans down to $900—that’s $1,000 less than it used to be! What’s more, with purchases over $1,900, you can now spread out payments over up to 24 months.

What does this mean for you?

Let’s say you want to purchase Gold on a payment plan. Normally, you’d probably put it on a 12-month plan, and your payments would be $134/month. Now you can opt for an 18-month plan, and your monthly payments will drop to just $91!

It gets better. If you went with a 24-month payment plan, you’d be able to get Platinum for just $4 more a month! Who wouldn’t take that deal? You’d be getting a library worth $28,000 in print for just a few extra dollars each month. Or you could stick with Gold and add a few bundles or commentaries—as long as the cost ends up being $1,900 or more, you qualify for a 24-month plan.

And those are the monthly costs before your upgrade savings! On top of a payment plan, right now you can also save with your custom upgrade discount. The best part? When you upgrade with a payment plan, you lock in your custom upgrade discount, which won’t be around forever. This way you get to 1.) claim your savings right now, before they expire, and 2.) set up budgeting on your own terms.

So why not find out how big a discount you qualify for, and then break up your bill into easy payments? Don’t wait to study God’s Word—you can start using Logos 5′s smart, intuitive tools today.

Upgrade to your dream library

If you’ve been on the fence about upgrading to a Logos 5 base package, now’s the perfect time to get equipped. Take advantage of the payment plan that’s right for you—lock in your custom upgrade discount right now.

Get $100 Off Spurgeon’s Works for His 180th Birthday

spurgeonCharles Spurgeon was born on June 19, 1834—180 years ago today. Learn from his legacy: use coupon code SPURGEON180 to take 20% off the Charles Spurgeon Collection. If you don’t already own any volumes in the collection, that’s $100 in savings!

Spurgeon’s road to the pulpit

When Spurgeon was 15, a snowstorm forced him to take refuge in a Primitive Methodist chapel. There he heard the passage that began his walk with God: Isaiah 45:22.

He was baptized soon after, and started teaching Sunday school. In the winter of 1850–51, he preached his first sermon. When Spurgeon was only 19, he was invited to preach at London’s famous New Park Street Chapel—at the time, the largest Baptist congregation in London. He quickly became a household name, and people traveled to hear him preach.

Persisting through trials

Along with fame came criticism. His preaching was plain-spoken and direct; not everyone appreciated his style. But, despite negative remarks, Spurgeon kept on preaching and impacting thousands.

By the end of 1856, though, tragedy stuck: while Spurgeon was preaching, someone in the crowd yelled “Fire!” The ensuing panic and stampede left several dead, and Spurgeon was devastated. The event had a deep influence on the rest of his life: he struggled with depression for many years, and even spoke of being brought to tears for no apparent reason.

But still his preaching ministry continued.

In 1861, Spurgeon’s congregation moved to the newly constructed Metropolitan Tabernacle, which seated 5,000 people and offered standing room for another 1,000. In addition to his preaching, Spurgeon founded the Stockwell Orphanage, which continued in London until it was bombed in the Second World War. (The orphanage became Spurgeon’s Child Care, which still exists today.)

Spurgeon continued to suffer from depression, in addition to a combination of rheumatism, gout, and Bright’s disease. Yet he kept preaching through June 7, 1891, less than eight months before his death.

Charles Spurgeon left a lasting impact not only on the people around him, but also on all of us who—years later—have learned from his insight.

Learn from his legacy: get $100 off his works

The Charles Spurgeon Collection gives you 86 volumes of Spurgeon’s commentaries and lectures, his autobiography, The Sword and the Trowel, and much more. It’s a terrific way to learn from his many years of teaching and pass his wisdom on to generations to come.

Learn from Spurgeon’s legacy: use coupon code SPURGEON180 and get $100 off the Charles Spurgeon Collection today!

 
P.S. Want more Spurgeon? For a limited time, you can pre-order the nine-volume Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters for over 40% off!

Get a Free Book through Community Pricing!

If you want to get amazing prices on classic resources, you can’t go wrong with Community Pricing. It’s one of the best ways to get a great deal—we’ve seen some savings of over 90%!

Check out this quick video to see how easy it is:

The cool part: your Community Pricing bid helps get more resources into Logos, and therefore helps more people discover the books they (and you) love. What’s more, there’s no risk—you can cancel your bid at any time, and your card isn’t charged until the resources ships. (We’ll even send you a reminder first.)

Try it out and get a book for free!

paul-a-servant-of-jesus-christTo help spread the word about Community Pricing, we’re giving away F.B. Meyer’s Paul: A Servant of Jesus Christ!

Here’s how to get it: simply place your bid, and—if your bid is at or above the closing price—you’ll get the book for free when it becomes available for download.

Why give away a book? Simple: because we want you to give Community Pricing a try. It’s a risk-free way to get amazing deals—check it out, get your free book, and decide for yourself!

Spread the word

Community Pricing relies on community. The more people who bid on a book or collection, the lower the price can go. So tell your friends about it, and show them how easy it is to save! Share this post on Facebook, Google+, Twitter—even on your personal blog.

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Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Machen’s Ordination with Discounts on His Works

J.G.MachenToday is the 100th anniversary of J. Gresham Machen’s ordination. To celebrate, you can use coupon code MACHEN2014 to get 33% off the J. Gresham Machen Collection!

Who was J. Gresham Machen?

John Gresham Machen (July 28, 1881–January 1, 1937) was a professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary from 1915 to 1929. After arguing against the emerging modernist theology at Princeton, Machen became one of the principal founders of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught until his death. Machen is considered the last of the great Princeton Theologians (after Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, A.A. Hodge, and B.B. Warfield), and his works reflect their tradition of conservative Calvinist orthodoxy.

Machen’s influence can be felt today through the existence of the institutions he founded—Westminster Theological Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. In addition, his textbook on basic New Testament Greek is still used in many seminaries, including schools in the Presbyterian Church USA.

Get 33% off a selection of his works

2014Machen_Promo_Blog400x400To celebrate, through July 7, we’re giving you 33% off the J. Gresham Machen Collection! Just use coupon code MACHEN2014 to get your discount.

These seven volumes reflect Machen’s Calvinist views and reveal the depth and complexity of his thought. You’ll get 20 of his most influential sermons: What Is Faith, Christianity and Liberalism, The Origin of Paul’s Religion, and others. Throughout these resources, Machen illuminates the Bible’s teachings on the foundational tenets of the Christian faith.

Learn from Machen’s legacy—use coupon code MACHEN2014 and get 33% off the J. Gresham Machen Collection today!

Pre-order These Collections Before They Ship!

Improve your library’s research power: add these fascinating titles, many of which leave Pre-Pub in the next week. Once they do, the price will go up. Don’t wait—pre-order yours today!

fathers-of-the-church-series1. Fathers of the Church Series

Pre-order it for $670 off!

The rich Christian heritages of East and West alike come alive in The Fathers of the Church, a series widely praised for its brilliant scholarship and its historical, literary, and theological depth. The series gives you 127 volumes—the longest modern run of translated Church Fathers on the market.

2. Reformed Expository Commentary

Pre-order it for $60 off

Scholarly yet practical, the Reformed Expository Commentary’s expositions are accessible to both pastors and lay readers. Each volume pays careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.

fortress-press-studies-in-mark3. Fortress Press Studies in Mark

Pre-order it for $30 off

This collection analyzes oral tradition and the social history surrounding Christianity’s origins. It imagines Mark’s story as performance—the author as composer, the narrator as performer, the audience as gathered community. It provides an interpretive retelling of the Markan version of Christ’s life and parallels Mark’s Gospel to the Parable of the Sower—a call to nonbelievers to have faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

4. Fortress Press Studies in John

Pre-order it for $10 off

Fortress Press Studies in John provides a thorough introduction to the Gospel of John’s literary, historical, and theological aspects. It analyzes the scholarly and religious implications of the Gospel’s use of symbolism, studies its narrative elements through a literary-critical lens, and addresses the resurrection and afterlife controversies in Thomas’ and John’s Gospels.

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Pre-order your favorites, and check out our complete list of Pre-Pubs today!

Last Chance: Get 20%+ Off the Reformed Expository Commentary

reformed-expository-commentaryFor only six more days, you can pre-order the Reformed Expository Commentary Series for 21% 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 much of the work is done for you. You’ll get thorough, clear expositions of Scripture, verse by verse.

Scholarly yet easy to understand

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 rigorous but clear.

Used by pastors around the globe, the series has received glowing reviews:

“Some commentaries lose the forest for the trees, and others the trees for the forest. This series promises to be both exegetically sensitive and theologically faithful.”
Mark Dever, senior pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC

“A rare blend of insightful exegesis and discerning application. What’s more, you’ll find the glories of Christ shining through texts that can otherwise appear obscure and irrelevant.”
—C.J. Mahaney, president, Sovereign Grace Ministries

“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

You only have a few days left to save!

The Reformed Expository Commentary Series ships next week—after that, the price will go up.

The series helps you understand even the most difficult passages: if you’re looking to grow in your understanding of Scripture, it’s a valuable addition to your library.

Get 21% off—pre-order the Reformed Expository Commentary Series today!

Get 15% Off a Massive, Interconnected Library

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Logos 5 is more than just a collection of books. It’s a massive, interconnected library paired with tools and features that you can’t find anywhere else.

Why Logos books are so valuable

Think of it this way: the value of a book by itself (physical or digital) is purely in the information it carries. But when you link two books together—a link between a citation and the book it cites, a Greek text that scrolls in sync with the English translation—you increase the value of each. This means the whole of your library is exponentially more valuable than the sum of its parts. We call this the “Network Effect.”Library Connections

When you buy a base package, you get a library that’s integrated with data, smart tools, and a clean, fast interface to access everything. All your books are interconnected, which means more cross-references between books, more valuable original-language data, and more relevant results in the reports you run—the Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, Bible Word Study, and more.

Not only do Logos books create an extensive network of information—they make up a growing ecosystem of platforms tying Bible study together. You can use your Logos library for study, discuss rich passages with your Faithlife community, or easily share quotes and passages with your congregation via Proclaim.

Take 15% off a new base package

When it comes to putting together an interconnected library of smart books, a base package is the best place to start.

Right now, you can get a new base package for 15% off—get yours today!