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Free Book: Theological Interpretation of the New Testament

Theological Interpretation of the New TestamentThis week only, get Kevin J. Vanhoozer’s Theological Interpretation of the New Testament—free! Just join the email list below to get your coupon code.

A book-by-book New Testament survey

“The quality of the individual essays is high, the New Testament scholarship is exemplary. . . . The book might function very well in an introductory class at the first professional level of seminary education interested in acquainting students with the theological texture of the books of the New Testament.”
—Erik Heen, Review of Biblical Literature

This valuable book features material from the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible to walk you through a comprehensive book-by-book survey of the New Testament. Throughout the volume, David E. Garland, N.T. Wright, I. Howard Marshall, and other contributing editors cover the major theological ideas for each book of the New Testament.

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Why Do I Need So Many Books?

Logos Base PackagesWhen we talk about how big our libraries are, we sometimes get asked:

“Why would I need so many books? How could I possibly read them all?”

It’s a reasonable question.

There are 200 books in Starter, 2,500 in Portfolio, and more than 40,000 available altogether in Logos. We’re adding between 50 and 100 books each week. We’re regularly producing multivolume commentaries, big reference sets, and bundles with dozens or hundreds of books. It’s a lot of material.

The power of networks

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, it was a technological marvel, but it was useless by itself.

So he added a second phone and connected the two. Now they worked—but only if they were connected. As more phones were added—three, four, five, ten, a hundred, a thousand—the phones stopped being as valuable as the network itself.

With a thousand phones, you can remove one without compromising the network: the network has become its own thing, which makes each individual phone more valuable.

The network adds more value than the phone has by itself.

Years ago, Bob Metcalfe quantified this. Metcalfe’s Law states that the value of a network is equal to the square of the size of the network:

“If there are n people in a network, and the value of the network to each of them is proportional to the number of other users, then the total value of the network (to all the users) is proportional to n * (n – 1) = n2 – n. If the value of a network to a single user is $1 for each other user on the network, then a network of size 10 has a total value of roughly $100. In contrast, a network of size 100 has a total value of roughly $10,000. A tenfold increase in the size of the network leads to a hundredfold increase in its value.”

As you add more nodes, the efficiency and value of the network increase exponentially.

So what does this have to do with Logos books?

LibraryConnectionsLogos books work the same way as Alexander Graham Bell’s connected telephones. The value of having a big library isn’t just in the books themselves. It’s in the network that connects them. And the more books you have, the bigger your network—and, by extension, the more valuable each piece of the network becomes.

Logos books are tightly linked to one another. Click a citation to access the source. Then click the Bible reference in the source to see the Greek text. Then click a Greek word to open your lexicon. Then click one of the examples of classic literature in the lexical entry to see the source. And repeat.

In the 59-volume Word Biblical Commentary, there are 1,279,318 links to thousands of books. When you consider Logos base packages that offer hundreds or thousands of books, we’re talking about a very, very large number of links. As the number of resources rises linearly, the number of links rises exponentially—along with the overall value of the library as a whole.

This is what makes Logos books different from print, not to mention from other ebook formats. Just like a disconnected phone isn’t as valuable as a connected one, a disconnected print edition or ebook isn’t as valuable as a connected one.

When you add a book to your library, you’re not just adding content to your library, like you would be if you placed a new print book on a shelf. Instead, you’re adding a new destination for thousands of links in your library that already exist right now.

Print books and other ebooks are the end product themselves. They have inherent value, but that’s it. Logos books, on the other hand, have not only the same inherent value as print, but also the networked value: they’re your entry into a massive, interconnected ecosystem of resources for Bible study, research, and more. This is what makes them so much more valuable than other editions.

So when you hear about a Logos user adding a 10-volume commentary set to their base package, it’s not because they want to read all 10 books. In fact, they might never read any of the books—not cover-to-cover, at least. Instead, they’re adding value to their whole library.

Build a bigger, smarter library

Right now, you can get a custom Logos 5 upgrade discount!

Get the most out of your library—check out your discount, and upgrade today.

They’re Counting on Your Bible Knowledge—Are You Ready?

baker-illustrated-reference-collectionWhether you’re a pastor, a professor, or an active member of your local church, your Bible study drives your relationship with God in a lot of ways. And for people in your congregation, classroom, or small group, your having the answers at your fingertips can be key to the formation of faith. So how do you make sure you’re getting the most from the Bible?

To help you out, we’ve put together two new collections that can help you make sure you have answers:

The Baker Illustrated Reference Collection

The six-volume Baker Illustrated Reference Collection may not seem large, but don’t underestimate its wealth of research and scope of biblical coverage: it gives you everything you need to either get started in biblical research or advance your study with better, more modern tools. Bursting with vibrant, full-color images (see below!) and filled with modern commentary and articles, these useful volumes can be yours today. Visit the product page to see if you’ve earned a Dynamic Pricing discount, and then set up a payment plan at checkout to make monthly budgeting easy!

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The James Hastings Reference Collection

James Hastings was arguably the founder of the modern biblical reference work: his two-volume Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels is a landmark study of Christology, messianic research, and the nearly endless background behind the four Gospels. This collection gives you it and thirty-two more volumes: over 18,000 pages of detailed research on Christian history, doctrine, biblical study, and biblical characters. You’ll get resources to grow, refine, and sustain your faith.

Use coupon code HASTINGS20 and get it for 20% off! 

Logos 5 makes this research even more accessible

With Logos 5′s Bible Facts tool, you’re never far from dictionary and encyclopedia entries on biblical characters, locations, animals, artifacts, and more. Searching for “Peter,” say, brings back a wealth of rock-solid research, giving you all the perspectives—classical and modern—you need. See how:

Right now, you can get a custom discount on Logos 5—upgrade today!

Get the Best Deal on Cutting-Edge Biblical Resources

Lexham_Sale_SocialShare_LargeOn Monday, we announced an exciting sale on resources from Lexham Press: for the next three weeks, you can get big savings on all of Lexham’s amazing resources. But did you know you can save even more with Dynamic Pricing?

You’ll get extra savings if you own any of the individual volumes in these Lexham Press collections:

Even more ways to save

pastorum-series-collectionThis month, you can get 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans for free! With these eloquent, insightful quotes, you’ll be able to find an illustration for any presentation or sermon, not to mention share professionally designed slides.

In addition to your free book, you can add Study, Apply, Share: James for just $0.99! If you’re writing or preaching on James, it’s a great time-saver and—especially at this price—a stellar value.

Once you’ve picked up these two resources for just $0.99, you can get even more resources for sermon prep by adding the four remaining volumes in the 1,500 Quotations for Preachers Collection. You’ll get 1,200 more quotes from more than 100 authors and works, including Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Spurgeon, and others.

The best part? Now that you own 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans (you already downloaded your free book, right?), you’ll get a Dynamic Pricing discount on the rest of the collection!

If you want even more resources for sermon prep, you can get those other four volumes, a volume of prayers, and the Study, Apply, Share volumes in the massive Pastorum Series Collection.

Don’t wait around, though—this sale won’t last forever. Get the best savings: pick up the Pastorum Series Collection today, and check out the rest of the resources on sale.

Then subscribe to the Lexham Press email list for more deals!


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!

Get a Free Book—Then Get Another for $0.99!

Free Book of the MonthThis month, get 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans for free!

Quotations help us say what we want to say, often better than we can say it ourselves. There’s something about a well-turned phrase from a well-respected author that really drives a message home.

With 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans, choosing the right quotation to share with your congregation—a task that can sometimes take hours—will now take minutes. You’ll find entries from more than 20 authors and works, including Richard Baxter, Jonathan Edwards, John Owen, Richard Sibbes, and others. You can share the quotations with professionally designed slides, one to accompany each quotation:

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You’ll have material for sermons, Sunday school lessons, blog posts, or small group studies; plus, with slides that incorporate quotes into your presentation, sharing is easy. You’ll save a ton of time, and you’ll find precisely what you need. Get 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans for free right now!

study-apply-share-jamesThen get another book for just $0.99!

In addition to May’s free book, you can get Study, Apply, Share: James (normally $19.95) for just $0.99!

Study, Apply, Share: James is a resource for preparing and presenting sermons and coordinating your worship services. For each biblical paragraph it covers, it does the work of several resources: it identifies issues of interpretation, provides application suggestions, and suggests worship-service ideas. Elegant, professionally designed slides allow you to include biblical statistics in your sermons for illustration.

Explore issues of interpretation, and reach your own conclusions. Choose the application most appropriate for your faith community. Foster the creativity you need to plan powerful worship services. Get Study, Apply, Share: James for just $0.99 today!

Don’t miss out this May. Get 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans and Study, Apply, Share: James right now!

Then enter to win the entire Pastorum Series Collection.

Don’t Miss These 4 New Testament Pre-Pubs

The New Testament shows us how to follow Christ, grow closer to him, and live in light of the gospel. But if you don’t have all the pieces—proper context, sound exegesis, the right perspective—you might miss the very message you need to hear. That’s why it’s important to study the New Testament with the best commentaries and references.

Here are four insightful NT collections on Pre-Pub:

journal-for-new-testament-studies-and-the-ancient-church1. Journal for New Testament Studies and the Ancient Church

Pre-order it for $100 off!

The Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft is one of the oldest and most highly regarded international scholarly series in New Testament studies. Since 1923, it’s been a forum for seminal works focusing on early Christianity and related fields; grounded in a historical-critical approach, it explores new methodologies that advance our understanding of the New Testament and its world. Logos’ edition of Journal for New Testament Studies and the Ancient Church includes both the series’ German and its English texts. It presents a variety of scholarly voices and explores a thought-provoking array of topics in New Testament studies.

2. The New Testament Library Series

Pre-order it for over $60 off!

Looking for scholarly perspectives on Paul’s ethics and the church’s ministry in the world? The New Testament Library Series provides over 5,000 pages of insightful exposition from NT scholars like Victor Paul FurnishLuke Timothy Johnson, and M. Eugene Boring. The Journal of Biblical Theology writes that “[it] belongs on the shelves of students, clergy, and professional scholars as well as the serious layperson.” It’s shipping soon: pre-order yours today, before the Pre-Pub savings are gone!

baylor-new-testament-studies-collection3. Baylor New Testament Studies Collection

Pre-order it for $75 off!

Over the centuries, the Word of God has remained steadfast. Scholarly interpretation of Scripture, however, is always evolving: even in just the last 50 years, New Testament scholarship has experienced some significant changes. The Baylor New Testament Studies Collection gives you fresh, scholarly insight into various New Testament topics, including Christian origins, oral tradition, ancient media culture, rhetorical tradition, and Johannine studies.

4. Academic Studies on the New Testament

Pre-order it for $90 off!

In this collection, important theologians like James D.G. DunnRichard J. Bauckham, and Carl Joachim Classen explore interpretive approaches to the New Testament. The Academic Studies on the New Testament collection is invaluable for anyone interested in the New Perspective on Paul, Second Temple Judaism, or early Christian apocryphal literature.

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When you pre-order, you save big and get great study tools the instant they’re ready. And the sooner you pre-order, the more you save—once a Pre-Pub ships, the special savings are gone forever. So don’t miss out: pre-order your favorite NT studies collections today!

Verse of the Day Art: 3 Ways to Fill Your Life with Scripture

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Since 2011, Logos has been bringing you Verses of the Day—beautiful pieces of Bible art that highlight a different verse daily. Over the years, Logos’ professional designers have brought over 700 verses to life.

The Verse of the Day app (for Windows 8) and Bible Screen (for iOS, Android, and the web) let you get biblical inspiration on your computer, your mobile devices, and even your TV. Now there are even more ways to visually reflect on Scripture:

VOD TShirts1. Bible verse T-shirts

It can be hard to find clothes that reflect your Christian lifestyle. Sometimes Christian clothing is cheesy; sometimes it’s so cryptic that even other Christians might not get it. Now, with Verse of the Day T-shirts, you can display the Word of God wherever you go. You probably don’t talk to everyone you meet, but with a Verse of the Day T-shirt, you can share some of the most important words people will ever hear—without even opening your mouth.

Let the clothes you wear remind yourself and others that the Word of God is beautiful and alive. Brighten your wardrobe with Verse of the Day T-shirts!

wall canvas2. Verse of the Day canvases

Decorate your home with art that’s worth paying attention to. We’ve reformatted 10 Verse of the Day images so you can print them on beautiful canvases and surround your friends and family with gorgeous wall art. (We printed ours at Costco, but you can use your favorite local printing store.) The resized files are free, so you can print as many of them as you’d like! To get all 10, just follow the Bible Screen Faithlife group and download the file “Bible Screen Art (2048×1536).”

Download your print-ready files today.

bible-verse-magnets3. Bible verse magnets

Verse of the Day art is now available on magnets! Bible Verse Magnets give you a pack of 12 verses that you can easily stick to your fridge, file cabinet, or family message board for daily encouragement. For just $4.99, you can fill your home with beautiful art and spiritual wisdom.

Shipping is free—get yours today!

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Where would you like to see the Verse of the Day go next? Let us know in the comments.

3-Day Sale! Get Equipped for the National Day of Prayer

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Starting today, more than 40 resources on prayer are on sale, most for under $30!

May 1 is America’s National Day of Prayer, and to help you get ready, we’ve picked some of our favorite resources on the subject. If you’re ready to kick-start your prayer life, this is the perfect time to get equipped—check out all the deals right now.

The call to prayer has deep roots in US history. In 1775, the Continental Congress called upon the colonies to pray for wisdom as the nation was formed. In 1952, the National Day of Prayer was born: an annual invitation to pray for the country. On May 1, people across the country will set aside time to pray for America’s leadership, its people, and its future.

Here are three of the great resources you’ll find on sale until the end of the day on May 1:

1. The Lord and His Prayer, by N.T. Wright

the-lord-and-his-prayerGet it for 25% off!

The disciples asked, “Teach us to pray.” Jesus answered. In The Lord and His Prayer, N.T. Wright examines the Lord’s Prayer phrase by phrase, helping you rekindle your spirituality and discover a life full of prayer.

2. Healing Prayer, by Reginald Cherry

Get it for 25% off!

Reginald Cherry is a practicing doctor. He’s also a believer in the healing power of prayer. Blending the latest medical research, true accounts, and biblical principles, Healing Prayer examines the relationship between prayer and healing. “Prayer,” Cherry says, “is the divine key that unlocks God’s pathway of healing in both the natural and supernatural realms of life.”

3. An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible, by James E. Rosscup

an-exposition-on-prayer-in-the-bibleGet it for 25% off!

Dr. Jim Rosscup put 15 years of writing—and 50 years of study and teaching—into his magnum opus, An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible. John MacArthur says, “This is the most comprehensive material that has ever been written on prayer. . . . Not only is this a massive treatment from the Word of God, but from a man who, for twenty years, has been teaching a life-transforming course on prayer at The Master’s Seminary. He has been living out these truths and teaching thousands of young ministers to do the same with profound blessing.”

This is just the start: there are dozens more resources on sale!

This special three-day sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 1—pick out your favorites today.

Get the Newest Reformed Base Package at the Best Price!

Reformed DiamondWe recently released our new Reformed base packages, and they’ve been a huge hit! These new base packages combine Logos’ powerful tools with a world-class library of Reformed resources, offering an unparalleled platform for study in the Reformed tradition.

After purchasing Reformed Gold, one user said, “Over 500 titles (many related to Reformed theology) and the most powerful Bible study software in the world. Unbelievable deal, and now I’m addicted . . .”

It gets better, though. We just added Reformed Diamond to the lineup!

Why Diamond?

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to get a Reformed base package, this is it. Here are three reasons to choose Diamond:

1. You qualify for a 24-month payment plan

Diamond is the only Reformed base package that qualifies you for an extended 24-month payment plan. This means you’ll actually have a lower monthly payment with Diamond than you would with the 18-month Platinum payment plan—but Diamond has over 1,100 more resources! You’ll be getting a library worth $54,000 in print, for around $30 less a month.

2. You’ll get the biggest discount possible

For just a couple more weeks, you can get 15% off your new Reformed base package! Be sure to get Diamond at the introductory price: you’ll save over $500. Not only that, but if you already own titles from Diamond, you’ll get a Dynamic Pricing discount.

3. You’ll get hundreds of additional resources

Diamond gives you top products like The Works of Cornelius Van Til (regularly $199), the Welwyn Commentary Series (regularly $724), the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (regularly $319), the Charles Spurgeon Collection (regularly $499), and much, much more. Just those four resources cover over half your costs, and we haven’t even gotten to the other 2,200+ resources!

What if I already own a Reformed base package?

Good news: you’ll get a Dynamic Pricing discount for the resources you already own, plus 15% off the upgrade costs.

Someone who just upgraded to Diamond said that it’s “An amazing deal with some great new resources (well, new to me), like the The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition: vols. I–II. I already had Reformed Platinum; getting Diamond added [hundreds of] volumes to the library.”

If you’re interested in any of the resources in Diamond, now is the time to upgrade.

Don’t miss out—get it at the best price!

Own a world-class library of Reformed resources. Experience the premier research environment for study, teaching, and sermon preparation. Use coupon code REFORMEDBP and get Reformed Diamond for 15% off!

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