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5 New Collections from Canon Press

We’re excited to be able to make available on Pre-Pub 41 books in five collections from our new friends at Canon Press.

Douglas Wilson Collection (17 Vols.)These collections cover a wide range of biblical, theological, and practical issues and are sure to be of help to average Christians, pastors, and scholars alike.

Canon Press is one of the literature ministries of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, which is pastored by Douglas Wilson, a theologian and prolific author—both in print and on his popular Blog and Mablog.

Wilson is also a powerful apologist in the tradition of Cornelius Van Til. I thoroughly enjoyed the six-part debate with atheist Christopher Hitchens hosted by ChristianityToday.com in June of 2007, “Is Christianity Good for the World?

17 Deals Ending Soon!

Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series (17 Vols.)An unusually high number of Pre-Pubs are scheduled to ship in the next few weeks. That means that the special discounted pricing will be ending very soon. You may want to give this list a quick look over to make sure that you don’t unknowingly miss out on any of these great deals.

Here they are in order of estimated ship date.

10/16/2008

  • The Trinity by Roger E. Olson and Christopher A. Hall

10/17/2008

Theology and Doctrine Collection (16 Vols.)10/20/2008

10/21/2008

10/23/2008

10/24/2008

Old Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha with Morphology10/27/2008

10/28/2008

11/7/2008

And last, but certainly not least, is the long-awaited Old Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha with Morphology with a target ship date of 11/14/2008. Many of you have been patiently waiting for a very long time. The wait is just about over.

Introducing the Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament

Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament DOWNLOADWhat in the world are those crazy people at Logos doing now? What is The Lexham Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament? Why another lexicon?

There are a few reasons, actually. Here are three of them.

First, this lexicon takes advantage of the classification in Louw & Nida’s Greek-English Lexicon based on Semantic Domains and offers definitions of each lemma broken into the different senses used in the Greek New Testament, as shown below.

Second, this lexicon lists every instance of every word in the NA27/UBS4 Greek New Testament classified by Louw-Nida sense. Why is this important? It means that you can be in the Greek New Testament, KeyLink into the Lexham Analytical Lexicon, and (particularly if you’re using the Active Reference Visual Filter) note the classification of the instance from which you KeyLinked.

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Two Massive Biblical Reference Tools

I’m really excited about two new reference tools that we have recently added to our Pre-Pub page.

Big, unwieldy, out-of-print sets like these make wonderful additions to your Libronix digital library. Not only will you save huge amounts of shelf space, but you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for with far greater ease.

Looking for a word or phrase? No problem. No need to flip back and forth between the index volume (which we include for the set that has one) and the other volumes. Just run a search and click to jump right to the locations.

Want to look up a particular entry? Libronix is at your service. No need to try to figure out which volume it’s in. Libronix allows you to enter your topic right into the top of the resource and instantly jump to the right place in the right volume—no matter which volume you happen to have opened.

Want to find a Bible passage? Piece of cake. By using the reference browser or the basic search, you’ll have all the hits in seconds. You can even integrate these sets right into the Passage Guide.

I could go on, but you get the point. Libronix makes Bible study better and easier—especially when it comes to using gargantuan sets like these.

Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (12 Vols.)Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (12 Vols.)

This classic set is composed of 12 volumes of roughly 1,000 pages each for a total of 12,324 pages packed with biblical and theological content. With 31,000 articles and about 17,000,000 words, it’s unlikely you’ll come up empty handed when you turn to this resource.

As a reference point, the 83-volume Anchor Yale Bible, which has 43,315 pages, has an estimated 25,000,000 words. In terms of cost per amount of data, the Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature is a tremendous value.

New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (13 Vols.)New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (13 Vols.)

This 13-volume, 6,328-page set covers a huge range of topics. The full title says it best: The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religion Knowledge, Embracing Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology, and Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiological Biography from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. The Homiletic Review called it “indispensable . . . the best reference work in the entire field.”

Though both of these sets are a bit older, they are still of considerable value for today.

Bible Study Magazine Goes to Press!

Today’s guest post is from John Barry, the associate editor and project manager for Bible Study Magazine.

Bible Study Magazine—1-Year 5-Copy SubscriptionToday I have the privilege and honor of announcing that the inaugural issue of Bible Study Magazine went to press on Monday October 6th at 9:10 AM PST.

Since the time I was hired to launch, manage and be the Associate Editor of Bible Study Magazine, this project has become a deep passion of mine. I believe it will truly make a difference in the lives of those who read it.

If you haven’t heard about Bible Study Magazine yet, please check out the brand-new BibleStudyMagazine.com, where you can get a sneak preview of a few spreads. If you’ve already seen the site, I would recommend you check it out again, since this new version has a fresh feel and is much more informative.

We’re convinced that you’ll love this first issue. It is beautifully designed and full of enriching and fascinating content from (or about) some of the best in the church and biblical scholarship, including Josh McDowell, David Lawson, Peter Flint, Daniel Wallace, Mark Goodacre, Craig Broyles, Michael Heiser, and Arnold Fruchtenbaum.

At $14.95 for a one-year subscription, it is well worth your dollar. If you want the inaugural Nov-Dec 2008 issue, you’d better get your order in right away, because as you can see, we are nearly ready to ship the magazine.

Here is a list of the complete contents of the Nov-Dec 2008 issue:

Features:

Columns:

  • “Using Bible Dictionaries: The Athenians, the Areopagus and an Anonymous God” by James D. Elgin
  • “Discovering the Power of Luke’s Gospel” by Andrew B. Perrin

Sections:

  • “Letter from the Editor” by Michael S. Heiser
  • “Headlines” by Heather Bambeck-Hulsey
  • “Comics and Puzzles”
  • “Finding Time for God” by Jeannine Seery
  • “Cyril of Alexandria on Luke 8:43-48″
  • “Who Took Verse 4 Out of My Bible?” by Michael S. Heiser
  • “How Bible Study Changed My Life and Saved My Marriage with Precept Ministries’ David Lawson” by Christy Tennant
  • “When I Open the Gospels: An Interview with Dr. Mark Goodacre”
  • “What Does the Bible Teach About . . . Justification and Sanctification” by Arnold Fruchtenbaum
  • “What’s In Your Bible?” by Vincent Setterholm
  • “Shelf Life” (a review of four forthcoming books)

Subscribe now!

Happy Birthday, Jonathan Edwards

October 5, 2008 marked 305 years since the birth of Jonathan Edwards, who has been widely known as America’s greatest theologian. Most people’s birthdays don’t get remembered by very many people after they die, but Jonathan Edwards is a notable exception.

John Piper on Jonathan Edwards

As I mentioned in Friday’s post on Learning from Your Heroes’ Heroes, John Piper is well known for his immense appreciation for Edwards. He’s written or edited two books about Edwards, both of which are available in Libronix:

I’d strongly encourage you to listen to or read Piper’s biographical sketch on Edwards, “The Pastor as Theologian,” which was given at the first Desiring God Pastors Conference in 1988. Powerful and motivating.

As you might expect, Piper wrote a blog post about Jonathan Edwards’ Birthday, where he had this to say about him:

I suppose, after the Bible, no theologian has a greater ongoing effect on me as Jonathan Edwards. There are few in the world who combine the sharpness of mind, the scope of thought, the allegiance to Scripture, the depth of insight, the intensity of affections, the height of imagination, and the power of expression that he brings to all his work. I thank God for him today.

Coming Soon to Libronix!

Soon you’ll be able to have the standard 2-volume set fully searchable and tagged in your Libronix library. We announced Edwards’ works on Pre-Pub at the end of March. I just heard from our Electronic Text Development department that we’re not too far away from being ready to ship! If you haven’t placed your pre-order yet, don’t miss out on your chance to get our best price on the works of this eminently influential theologian. Place your pre-order now.

A Birthday Special

What would a birthday be without a birthday present? To celebrate Edwards’ 305th birthday and the soon arrival of his works in Libronix format, we have two specials for you, our blog readers:

  1. Get a taste of Edwards now by downloading A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections for free! Use coupon code EDWARDS during checkout to get this Edwards classic for no charge.
  2. Save 40% on the two Piper books on Edwards mentioned above by using coupon code PIPER-EDWARDS.

Both specials are good for one week, so take advantage now and spread the word!

Update: This offer has expired.

Learning from Your Heroes’ Heroes

Some people’s opinions carry a lot of weight, and rightfully so. For many, John Piper is one of those people. It’s hard to overstate his influence on evangelicalism. His preaching and writings are powerful and his wedding of passion and God-centered theology is contagious.

Like many of you, I’ve learned much from him—and, consequently, from his teachers.

Just as God uses John Piper to mold and shape people’s lives, God has used many people—living and dead—to shape John Piper. It’s wise to seek to learn from them as well.

I discovered Jonathan Edwards—like I’m sure many others have—due to the central role he has played for Piper. Of course, I knew about Edwards in my “pre-Piper” days, but Piper led me to really delve into his writings.

I’m eager to have Henry Alford’s Greek Testament in my digital library before too long (just a few more pre-orders needed!), largely because of what Piper had to say about it.

Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae Commentary (21 Vols.)Another author whom Piper has created interest in is Charles Simeon, whose massive Horae Homileticae (Hours of Homilies) was nearly impossible to obtain until we produced a digital edition of it. (Read the story of how it all came to be.) Now the entire collection containing 54 years of Simeon’s expository sermons covering the entire Bible is again available—and, I might add, much more useful!

At the 1989 Desiring God Pastors Conference, John Piper gave his annual biographical sketch on the life of Charles Simeon. It was entitled “Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering.” You can listen to the message or read it online. If you have the Piper collection, you can read the expanded edition right in Libronix.

According to Piper, Horae Homileticae “is the best place to go to research Simeon’s theology. One can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible.” (Roots of Endurance, 86). The depth and power of Simeon’s ministry was rooted in “a life of prayer and meditation.” As a result, “what Simeon experienced in the Word and prayer was extraordinary. It is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at carefully” (Roots of Endurance, 106-07).

For a limited time, we’re offering Simeon’s 21-volume Horae Homileticae for more than 50% off the retail price when you use coupon code BIOGRAPHY.

The Future of Academic Publishing

Andy Naselli, a good friend of mine and an avid Logos user, points out a relevant quote in a new book from Crossway: The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ, edited by John Mark Reynolds and Roger Overton. In his chapter, “Professors with a New Public: Academics and New Media,” Fred Sanders avers,

The coming crisis in academic publishing is centered on the expense of printing and distributing scholarly works with an extremely narrow focus. Electronic publishing is the obvious source of a solution to this problem. The current editorial systems could stay in place just as they are, with the cost of production dropping to a fraction of the current system. It may be a long time before paperless publication is desirable for all users, but in academia it seems like an obvious need. The current system . . . must find a way out of its deadlock. (p. 172)

We’re happy to be a large part of this solution.

If you’ve been following our Pre-Pub offerings for the last couple of years, you’re well aware that we are publishing digital editions of a host of expensive academic resources. While the front-end costs of high-end digital publishing aren’t small (especially if we have to work from print rather than digital sources), the on-going costs are significantly less allowing volumes that cost $100-200 or even more in print to be available for significantly less digitally. This set was a perfect illustration of the savings that digital can offer: Library of NT Studies: JSNTS on the Gospels and Acts (16 Vols.).

On a closely related note, you may remember that back in May Dale Pritchett addressed this subject in his presentation “Logos in the Classroom.” If you missed it, be sure to give it a listen or read the transcript.

New Video on the LDGNT

We just posted a new video from Steve Runge about the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament. You can watch it on the LDGNT product page or right here in the blog post.

Steve’s been working hard for the last few months on a new discourse-related project, so be on the lookout for an announcement—perhaps even sometime this week.

The Works of H. A. Ironside—Now with All of His Commentaries

The Works of H. A. Ironside (65 Vols.)Several months ago we put a collection of 48 volumes from H. A. Ironside on Pre-Pub. Many were thrilled at the prospect of having access to Ironside’s writings in Libronix, but several people lamented that we had not included all of Ironside’s commentaries.

We did some research and found out that we were in fact missing 17 of his 32 commentaries! So we immediately looked into whether or not we could include them as well. We were happy to get approval and began to try to locate print copies of all of those missing volumes.

Fortunately, we have many book lovers in the office. And one of them happened to have a beautiful copy of all 32 of Ironside’s commentaries! Since he prefers having access to his commentaries in Logos, he was happy to part with his print set to help the project move forward. Thanks, Andy!

So we’re pleased to announce The Works of H. A. Ironside (65 Vols.)—now including the complete set of Ironside’s 32 commentaries covering 51 books of the Bible! In addition to the 32 biblical commentaries, you’ll get 32 books—covering a variety of subjects like baptism, the Holy Spirit, assurance, and many others—and a collection of 25 pamphlets, sermon notes, tracts, lectures, and other miscellaneous writings.

If you enjoy the writings of H. A. Ironside or want to study the contributions of this important 20th-century preacher, you won’t want to pass up this phenomenal deal—65 volumes for about $2.60 a piece!

By the way, if you had pre-ordered the earlier 48-volume collection, you’ll need to place a new order for this 65-volume collection and cancel your original order.

In just a few days this new collection has reached 100%! Production is now underway. Don’t miss out on this tremendous deal. Place your pre-order today.

If you’re unfamiliar with Ironside, you can learn more about him right in your Libronix digital library: