Get Huge Savings This June!

June Monthly SaleJune has arrived, and that means a new monthly sale has, too. This month, over 180 products are on sale—check out all the deals!

Here are just a few of the discounts available this month:

Hudson Taylor Collection

On sale for 54% off!

Ralph D. Winter, founder of the US Center for World Mission, says, “James Hudson Taylor . . . made the greatest contribution to the cause of world mission in the nineteenth century.” Taylor dedicated his life to God’s story of worldwide redemption: he spent a total of 51 years preaching and teaching in China. While other missionaries at the time tried to spread the culture of the West, Taylor immersed himself in Chinese culture to reach the people he ministered to. This collection’s writings and biographical texts provide an invaluable glimpse into a life completely transformed by Jesus Christ.

historical-theology-in-depthHistorical Theology In-Depth

On sale for 23% off

Two thousand years of doctrine shape today’s theological climate. Understanding the historical narratives and theological positions that shaped Christianity’s history is an essential part of understanding our present. Historical Theology In-Depth addresses the writings of key figures, from Greek apologists to members of American denominations and everyone in between.

Matrix: The Bible in Mediterranean Context Series

On sale for 50% off!

Using the latest critical and methodological practices, this series unravels the intricacies of New Testament studies. Supported by contemporary scholarship, the authors explore covenental nomism, spatiality in Mark, cultural marginality, anthropological historiography, social-scientific interpretations of Matthew, cross-cultural perspectives on the New Testament, and the historical Jesus. One Logos user says, “I could not speak better of any resource than I could of this series. This was invaluable in my master’s thesis in New Testament study.”

the-eerdmans-dictionary-of-early-judaismThe Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism

On sale for 18% off

Booklist says, “The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism is an outstanding reference work that not only introduces this important era but also serves as a status report for scholarly activity in this area over the past few decades. Highly recommended for theological research . . . .” In 2011, it was awarded an honorable mention by the AJL Judaica Reference and Bibliography Awards. The dictionary’s 520 alphabetical entries, 130 illustrations, 270 authors (from 20 countries), and 13 major essays combine the best of both a survey and a traditional reference work, and the result is the first reference devoted exclusively to Second Temple Judaism.

These aren’t all of this month’s sale items! Check out all the deals, and save big on some of our most popular works.

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!

Not Your Average Study, Not Our Average Sale

not-your-average-bible-study-seriesLexham Press is proud to announce our newest series, Not Your Average Bible Study. Right now, when you pre-order the first nine volumes, you’ll get 50% off!

Whether you’re a long-time student of the Word or you’ve just recently started studying the Bible, this collection sets you up to dig deeper into Scripture. Each volume guides you step by step through a book of the Bible, exploring themes, providing background, and helping you discover powerful new insights and interpretations.

Are you looking for a way to apply the Bible day to day? Are you in the midst of a dry spell in your Bible study or prayer life? As you work through each book, you’ll be prompted to respond with discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study. Each volume is ideal for individual or small group study.

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Drawing material from the Old Testament and the New, from the shortest book of the Bible and the longest, Not Your Average Bible Study offers variety as well as depth. These studies are adapted from content in Bible Study Magazine, but we’ve enhanced the digital versions to take advantage of Logos’ amazing features. This is not your average Bible study.

Pre-order the Not Your Average Bible Study collection today!

Save 24% on the Zondervan Textbook Bundle

zondervan-textbook-bundleFor just a few more days, the Zondervan Textbook Bundle is on Pre-Pub for 24% off. Pre-order it before it ships to get the best price!

Whether you’re a professor, a pastor, a student, or a Christian looking to expand your theological toolkit, these texts give you introductory access to college-level curricula. Discover the latest texts to use in your coursework, find better ways to communicate and simplify complex theologies, or gain a better understanding of your favorite discipline. The Zondervan Textbook Bundle puts some of the best biblical scholarship at your fingertips.

Get the best price on widely used theological texts

The Zondervan Textbook Bundle provides everything a first- or second-year Bible college student needs in the course of their studies. Spanning Christian history, philosophy, ethics, New and Old Testament studies, and spiritual formation, these works have helped set the standard in their respective fields. You’ll get:

Together, these resources add a valuable layer to your Logos library: introductory texts like these serve as a bridge between general knowledge and highly academic scholarship. Grab these books to enhance your ability to understand and communicate theological principles.

Get 24% off the Zondervan Textbook Bundle today!

Free Webinar: Get the Most out of Your Logos Library

Free Webinar Logos 5One of the remarkable things about Logos 5 is that, while it’s extremely powerful, it also makes getting started simple. Just type in a passage or topic and hit “Go”—Logos will perform dozens of hours’ worth of research for you. Then, if you want to zero in on a specific word or idea, you can choose from a huge arsenal of specialized tools.

But how do you know if you’re using the right tools for your study? Could there be a helpful insight tucked away in some corner of your library that you’ve yet to explore?

Learn to get the most out of your Logos library: come join us for a free training webinar! We’ll cover how to:

  • Organize your library for quick access to your most used books
  • Build custom collections to make research fast and easy
  • Find exactly what you’re looking for with precise searching

If you already own a Logos 5 base package, you’ll learn to make the most of its features, datasets, and books. If you don’t, you’ll get a detailed walkthrough of Logos 5 so you can make an informed decision.

This is the second such webinar we’ve hosted. Attendees of the first one had this to say:

“A really useful video. It’s always good just to see the way in which other people study—I think I’ll be incorporating some of these tips into my study.”

“One of the most useful videos ever on Youtube. A real blessing.”

“Great refresher, I look forward to the next one.”

Don’t miss out—register for the free webinar at Logos.com/Webinar-Subscribe!

P.S. Learning is always better with a friend. If you know another Logos user who would appreciate this hour of training, invite them to join you.

Get Your Custom Upgrade Discount Today!

Logos-5There are three ways to make Logos 5 even more affordable: Dynamic Pricing, your custom upgrade discount, and a payment plan. Here’s how they combine to give you the best deal possible:

Custom savings and an extra discount

Dynamic Pricing gives you a custom discount based on the books you own. If you already own even one resource in the base package you want, you’ll get a lower price. And the more titles you already own, the bigger your upgrade discount! During the Logos 5 upgrade sale, it’s not just books—you can get a custom upgrade discount based on everything in your library, including resources and datasets.

Even if you don’t already own a base package (or you’re using an older version of Logos, like Logos 1.0 or Libronix), if you own any commentaries or collections—or even part of a collection—included in your new base package, these resources will contribute to your savings.

Get special limited-time savings: log in to your Logos.com account and check out your custom upgrade discount!

Payment plans: lock in your discount and spread out the costs

In addition to getting special discounts when you upgrade, you can lighten the payment load by taking advantage of 18- to 24-month interest-free payment plans. Payment plans give you the best of both worlds: you can make your payments more manageable by spacing them out, and you can start using Logos 5 right away.

Get credit for the resources you already own, take advantage of limited-time upgrade discounts, and start using budget-friendly payment plans: upgrade today to get your best deal on Logos 5!

Get 50% Off Fortress Press Books with Twitter #DailyDeals!

paul-and-palestinian-judaismEvery day, we offer a Twitter #DailyDeal: a limited-time offer for 50% off one of our products. This week, we’re partnering with Fortress Press to offer 50% off six powerful study resources!

Today’s #DailyDeal is Paul and Palestinian Judaism. Wayne A. Meeks, Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Yale, says:

“For New Testament students still trapped in Billerbeck-and-Kittel scholarship, the book will be revolutionary. For everyone who tries to understand early Judaism or the Christian movement that emerged from it, Sanders’ work requires a thorough rethinking of our assumptions.”

Use coupon code 15465 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!

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.

This is one freebie you don’t want to miss! Join the Baker list below to get your free book.1

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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!