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Last Chance: Get $400 Off Our Top Commentary Series

the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-and-new-testamentThe New International Commentary of the Old & New Testament, known affectionately as the NICOT/NICNT, has been our top-selling Bible study resource since it went on Pre-Pub in 2009. Many pastors and leaders have benefited from the series’ scholarship, and you can, too. Right now, you can get the NICOT/NICNT for $400 less than the normal price—but you’d better hurry. This deal goes away on May 31. Act fast to get $400 off!

If you were to commission the writing of a scholarly Bible commentary series, sparing no expense, the NIC is what you would get. Many of the collection’s 44 volumes have become classics in their own right.

Christianity Today called one volume in this series, Leon Morris’ commentary on the book of John, “the best commentary on any book of the Bible by an evangelical in recent decades.” The other volumes rise to the same level of excellence. Last summer, we sat down with Joel B. Green, editor of the NICNT. He offered some great insight into all the work that went into this treasured resource.

Our convenient payment plans mean you can get access to this resource right now and pay for it gradually over several months, interest-free. If you’ve been waiting to get this resource, right now is an amazing opportunity to get it on sale.

Get $400 off with coupon code NICOTNT today!

7 Encouraging Quotes from Charles Simeon

Horae HomileticaeHorae Homileticae, Galatians to Ephesians by Charles Simeon is free through May 31—get yours today!

This 12-chapter book is full of scholarly, spiritually rich writings on Galatians and Ephesians. Charles Simeon does a wonderful job of breaking down themes chapter by chapter, providing you with powerful insight into these biblical books. Here are seven encouraging quotes from Galatians to Ephesians:

  1. “Thus we, in our respective situations, may be called upon, by those who are in authority over us, to neglect or violate a positive duty: but we must not give place by subjection, no, not for an hour; but ‘must obey God rather than man;’ and must ‘resist unto blood, striving against sin;’ and glory in death itself, when sustained in such a cause.”
  2. “But the Lord Jesus Christ, by his obedience unto death, has both fulfilled its demands, and suffered its penalties, for us; and has thus freed us from it as a covenant, and has brought us into a better covenant, the covenant of grace.” Continue Reading…

Get 25% Off the 11-Volume Old Testament for Everyone Series

Old Testament for EveryoneBecoming familiar with every book of the Bible can be overwhelming, especially when that involves confusing pieces of Scripture. That’s why the Old Testament for Everyone and New Testament for Everyone commentary collections were written. Each walks you through the Bible’s books thought by thought, explaining even the most challenging passages.

And now, for a limited time, you can get 25% off the Old Testament for Everyone Series (11 vols.) on Pre-Pub!

The Old Testament for Everyone Series is perfect for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament. John Goldingay explains each book of the Old Testament in a down-to-earth manner. Whether you’re looking to deepen your already-advanced familiarity with the Old Testament or you’re just getting started, this set is a great addition to your library.

“This series will be an important and compelling resource for obedient thinking and joyous living.” —Walter Brueggemann

“No other commentary series comes even close.” —The Christian Century

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Earn 1/5 of Your DMin in Just 9 Days

maccsScripture is packed with striking imagery: the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the fruit of the Spirit, peace like a river, and the Lamb of God, to name just a few.

Although many of these images have become ubiquitous in Christian life, there’s a lot we don’t know about them. What did they mean to the early church? What do they symbolize, particularly in regard to creation and redemption? Which writers focused on which images, and why? Understanding biblical images is integral to interpreting Scripture, yet much of their meaning can be lost in translation. That’s why Knox Theological Seminary’s Dr. Warren Gage is coming to Logos’ headquarters to teach a new class devoted to biblical hermeneutics.

“Gospel Hermeneutics 1: Typology, Symbol, and the Christ” is a five-day course that will earn you three credits toward your DMin from Knox Theological Seminary. This class will examine the Bible’s key images and the meaning behind them. Continue Reading…

Announcing Logos Mobile Education

Logos Mobile EducationAs one of the cofounders of Logos, I’ve seen and experienced every turn in the road of Bible software over the past 22 years. People often ask me if my son Bob—Logos’ CEO—or I ever imagined that Logos would grow the way it has: Did we anticipate that so many people would use computers for Bible study? The answer is always “Yes, we did!” Yet, despite that intuition, our forecasting was far from perfect. While we had a strong sense that digital publishing would drive biblical studies, the consequences of a whole world gone digital were unforeseen. That mega-shift has brought Logos to another crossroad.

The disconnect—and its solution

In simple terms, Bob and I envisioned Logos Bible Software being a powerful and comprehensive suite of digital resources that would grow with the user. Our guide was how people engage tasks and interests in real life. Beginners use beginning materials, and experts use expert materials. We presumed that users would master the software as they grew, gradually exploring books and resources that were compatible with their own advancing level of education, study habits, and application skills. In that sense, people would never outgrow the software or the library.  It was a neat, clean picture in our minds. In the real world, it hasn’t quite worked out that way. We failed to anticipate the now-transparent fact that education, study, and application skills often do not progress at the same rate as product and resource tool development. Continue Reading…

How to Land a Marketing Job at Logos

Hire MeAs of today, Logos’ marketing department has 21 openings. We’re looking for writers, editors, coders, strategists, managers, and more, and we want to hear from you.

So how do you land a job at Logos?

1. Be distinct

“Objective: self-starter / team player seeks a dynamic web 2.0 position that advances my career and leverages my talents.”

Nope—the last thing you want to do is blend in with generic language. Rather than adapting an online template or a cover letter from a different job, start by studying the job listing. Think about how you would filter out candidates, and write to beat that filter—be specific about how you meet each qualification.

One good way to stand out: get your portfolio online. That lets us quickly get a feel for your work and personality; plus, it shows some tech know-how. Even if you’re no web designer, WordPress makes it simple to get started.

2. Be polished

We want to hire the best people, the people with the highest standards. We also work with extremely tight deadlines. It says a lot if your cover letter and résumé, written without any deadline, are full of spelling and grammatical errors. Check everything you’re not sure about against Merriam-Webster—“Is ‘phenomenon’ plural?” “Does ‘sign-up’ need that hyphen?” Then proofread until everything’s perfect, and then a few times more. Continue Reading…

The Faithlife Study Bible Just Got Better

FaithlifeWe promised that we would continue to add relevant, up-to-date content to the Faithlife Study Bible and accompanying resources, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.

For example, the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the world’s most advanced Bible dictionary, is getting bigger and better. And since the Lexham Bible Dictionary comes with the Faithlife Study Bible, this means the FSB is getting bigger and better, too.

We’re excited to announce the addition of 58 new articles to the Lexham Bible Dictionary. This update includes articles written by scholars such as Alan J. HauserDouglas Stuart, and many others.

These articles cover topics like war in the New Testament, sacrifice in the Old Testament, biblical languages, the history of Mesopotamia, and more. Since October, we’ve added over 150,000 words, making the Lexham Bible Dictionary over 1.7 million words total—all currently free of cost. Continue Reading…

Help Us Make Logos 5 Globally Accessible

Translate

We would love to make Logos available in every language, but we don’t have the in-house language skills to support more than the Spanish versions we currently offer.

If you’re a bilingual Logos user, we’d like your help in translating our software to your native language.

The plan

Our commitment to you is this: if you and other volunteers translate at least 90% of the software, we’ll publish it. You’ll be able to switch between languages in the program settings. Work on more than 20 languages is already underway; the first ones are German, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Korean, and French.

In addition, we’d like to do complete localization for a handful of languages: translating not only the software itself, but also everything that accompanies it—help files, datasets, web content, and service emails. (Hiring bilingual customer-support staff, too.)

If you’d like to read more about this project, see what Bob Pritchett, our CEO, said in the forums. Continue Reading…

Up to 40% Off New Releases from Baker for a Limited Time!

New releases from Baker are now available for pre-order at a healthy discount for just two weeks. Most of these books won’t be released in print or digital until later this summer and fall, but you can pre-order them right now!

Get the newest books by Stanley Porter, Bryan Chapell, Graham Twelftree, Thomas R. Schreiner, and others—not to mention Douglas Moo’s much-anticipated new commentary on Galatians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, to be released later this year.

For most of these books, the discount is good for only two weeks, so get your pre-order in now to get the best price. Your card will not be charged until your book is available for download—and we’ll send you a reminder a few weeks before this happens.

Don’t miss out!

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Logos 5: Making Bibliographies a Breeze

Not many people love creating bibliographies. If you’re wise, you’ve been documenting your sources as you go. But you still have to compile that information into a workable bibliography. Often that obligatory but important task becomes a time-consuming afterthought—but not with Logos 5.

Logos makes bibliography creation a snap. It remembers what you’ve been reading, citing and organizing your sources in your chosen citation style automatically. You can add your own custom notes and annotations, and even share your bibliography with friends and colleagues on Faithlife, export to a word processor, or print straight from Logos 5.

 

The bibliography feature is another way Logos 5 is making Bible study more intuitive. Check out Logos 5′s other intelligent features, and see which base package is perfect for you.