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Community Pricing is the best way to get new collections at the lowest prices, but with 300-plus products on Community Pricing right now, it can be tough to keep track of all the best deals. Here are six products that are close to leaving Community Pricing—don’t miss out!

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Pliny’s Natural History

Regularly $149.95—current bid is $30

One of the largest and most comprehensive surviving works from the Roman Empire, Pliny the Elder’s Natural History offers a rare glimpse into the scholarship of the ancient world. Across 37 books, Pliny covers botany, zoology, astronomy, geology, geography, mineralogy, and how each of these interacts with Roman life.

The Works of Thomas Adams

Regularly $59.95—current bid is $24

Called “The Shakespeare of the Puritans” by Robert Southey, Thomas Adams wrote elegant, edifying sermons and treatises. Though his pragmatic politics left him caught between two extremes—loyalists and radical Puritans—he was a popular preacher and lecturer. His works give you a look into English faith shortly before the English Civil War.

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Apollodorus’ The Library

Regularly $29.95—current bid is $12

The Library, one of the greatest accomplishments in ancient Greek literature, provides a plain, thorough summary of Greek mythology and legends. The text draws from the most authoritative literary materials available; aside from a few minor corrections, Apollodorus refuses to embellish upon his sources, leaving us with an accurate, trustworthy, concise overview of these Greek tales. Some of these works appear nowhere else.

Select Works of August Hermann Francke

Regularly $44.95—current bid is $14

August Hermann Francke was a Lutheran Pietist theologian, pedagogue, pastor, and social reformer. His work spanned everything from missionary coordination to preaching, from building low-income schools to teaching college-level theology, Hebrew, and exegesis. His zeal and intellect shine through in these writings, demonstrating his political and ecumenical leadership, his vision for foreign missions, and his heart for the poor.

life-and-works-of-justinian-the-greatLife and Works of Justinian the Great

Regularly $74.95—current bid is $60

Justinian the Great was the Byzantine emperor from 527 to 565. In late antiquity, he fought to restore the Roman Empire through judicial reform and reclamation of the lost Western boundaries. Known as “the last Roman,” he remains an important transitional figure spanning the ancient and medieval eras.

The Gentile and the Jew in the Courts of the Temple of Christ

Regularly $39.95—current bid is $21

Spanning the first century BC through approximately AD 160, this collection explores the historical context surrounding the dawn of Christianity. J. J. I. Döllinger examines both the early antagonism toward Christianity and the faith’s cultural and intellectual foundations.

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These aren’t all the products up for bid—check out the rest of our Community Pricing resources today!

Resolve to Grow: Get 8 Devotionals under $20

Resolve to Grow in 2014

Make 2014 the year you resolve to grow—closer to God, closer to the Word, and closer to the person Christ wants you to be. To help you establish a strong foundation for the new year, here are three ways you can rejuvenate your Bible study and saturate your life with the Word:

1. Get inspired with discounted devotionals

Learn from the best, and immerse yourself in Scripture. Through January 27, use coupon code GROW2014 to save up to 50% on eight inspirational devotionals:The Pursuit of Holiness

2. Start using Logos 5 for less than $30 a monthStarter

Improve your Bible study and keep a tight budget with Logos 5′s Starter base package. Starter offers a simple, affordable way into the world’s most advanced Bible software. For less than $30 a month, create custom reading-plan templates, get instant information on biblical events, people, and places, search your library by topic or passage, and learn from nearly 200 resources—a library that would cost more than $3,500 in print.

This is an amazing way to kick-start your Bible study at an incredibly affordable price. Get Starter today!

3. Stay on track with personalized Bible study templates

Logos 5 brings out the best in your devotionals—it’s the simplest, most effective way to stay on track with your daily readings. It pulls together all the books you need into one unified template, so you can read your favorite devotionals side by side with your preferred Bible translation, reading plan, and dictionary. Here’s how:

 

Master all of Logos 5’s tools and features: check out all our helpful tutorials, and make 2014 the year you become a Bible study expert.

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Take advantage of big savings on inspirational devotionals and start using Logos 5 for less than $30 a month.

You have everything you need to make 2014 a success, so what are you waiting for? It’s time to resolve to grow.

3 Collections You Should Complete Today

We’re always improving Logos products. We want to make it easier to find the books you’re looking for, and easier to keep up with all the available works from your favorite authors, commentaries, and series.

Here are three popular products we’ve recently reorganized. In each case, we removed redundant overlapping products: now, just by checking the product page, you can see all the available works without doing the inventory legwork on your own. If you’re missing anything, you’ll get a dynamically discounted price on the collection as a whole. And if the “Add to cart” button is grayed out, you can ignore the price—you already own everything in the set. (And kudos to you!)

christian-origins-and-the-question-of-god-series1. N. T. Wright’s Christian Origins series

This week, we updated Christian Origins, the series everyone’s raving about, with Paul and the Faithfulness of God. If you don’t yet have the series, now’s a good time to jump in—you’ll only pay for the books you don’t yet own. Check out the product page to see your special discount!

2. Exegetical Summaries Series

We’ve updated the Exegetical Summaries collection, too. Exegetical Summaries provides summaries and surveys of major commentaries’ and theologians’ arguments, helping you overcome the challenges of translation, exegesis, and interpretation. You can quickly identify exegetical challenges, discover a text’s interpretive history, and survey the scope of everything written about each verse and phrase.

preaching-the-word-series3. Preaching the Word Series

The Preaching the Word series takes an expository and pastoral approach to exegesis, helping you teach the main messages and themes of 36 books of the Bible. Combining practical application and an expositional focus, this 30-volume collection (condensed into 28 Logos resources) will save hours of research time for any pastor, teacher, or researcher.

Completing these commentary sets might be a far better deal than you think—after all, you’ll only pay for the volumes you’re missing out on.

Take a look at your favorites today!

5 Types of Dictionaries You Need

Bible dictionaries are enormously helpful (especially in Logos!), and having access to multiple types is useful for comparing definitions, studying context, and making sure you have the most accurate information. If you start adding up how much it would cost to pick up several print editions, though, you might decide that multiple types of dictionaries aren’t worth it. Luckily, with Logos—especially with Pre-Pub and Community Pricing—you can get Bible dictionaries for a fraction of the price, in a far more valuable format.

Here are five types of dictionaries on Community Pricing, some of them for up to 91% off:

a-dictionary-of-the-bible1. Biblical: A Dictionary of the Bible

Regularly $99.95—current bid is $15

The Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols.), edited by biblical scholar James Hastings, is a thorough index of all the key terms in Scripture. With over a hundred contributors, this five-volume, 4,500-page set gives you over 1,500 definitions. The articles focus on people, places, archaeology, geology, theology, and obscure biblical terms.

Here are two other Bible dictionaries on Community Pricing:

2. Greek, Hebrew, and Latin: Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary

Regularly $129.95—current bid is $24

Best known as “Lewis and Short,” Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary is an expansive, detailed dictionary of Latin words from the classical period up through the late medieval era. Based on Freund’s German edition, Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary is comprehensive, with over 2,000 pages of detailed lexical data.

Here are a few other classical dictionaries on Community Pricing:

dictionary-of-christian-antiquities3. Church history and religion: Dictionary of Christian Antiquities

Regularly $121.50—current bid is $12

The Dictionary of Christian Antiquities gives a complete account of the leading people, institutions, art, social life, writings, and controversies of the Christian church, covering the time of the apostles up through the age of Charlemagne.

Here are two other church-history and religion dictionaries on Community Pricing:

4.  Ancient Greece and Rome: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

Regularly $9.56—current bid is $8

The Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities is a 1,300-page compendium of information about the ancient world. Covering architecture, law, festivals, furniture, religion, warfare, customs, daily life, and more, it gives you access to a broader understanding of ancient life.

Here are a few other ancient-Greece and ancient-Rome dictionaries on Community Pricing:

brewers-dictionary-of-phrase-and-fable5. English and the humanities: Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Regularly $34.95—current bid is $20

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a unique and useful reference work offering definitions of famous phrases, idioms, proverbs, allusions, and figures—literary, historical, and mythological alike. Many of these succinct explanations, marked by Brewer’s famous wit, don’t appear in traditional dictionaries or encyclopedias.

Here are two other English and humanities dictionaries on Community Pricing:

This is your chance to get these valuable dictionaries at the best price you’ll see—get yours before time runs out.

The more people who bid, the better the price, so be sure to spread the word!

Which Classical Library Is Right for You?

Noet is here! You can download the free mobile app right now, and for just a few more weeks, you can save on a selection of libraries spanning the classics, philosophy, ancient languages, and literature.

You’re interested in intellectual history and ancient context. You’re ready to start using Logos-powered study tools to learn more, faster. So, which Noet library is for you?

Let’s take a closer look at four standouts:

1. For the ambitious learner: the Harvard Classics Collection

noet-harvard-classics-collectionCharles William Eliot, the former Harvard president, selected the Harvard Classics’ 51 volumes to show that a five-foot shelf of books could prove “a good substitute for a liberal education.” Now Eliot’s famous five-foot shelf fits on your mobile device. You’ll get some of the best volumes across a wide variety of disciplines:

  • Poetry: Dante’s Divine Comedy, Milton’s complete poems, an overview of English-language poetry from Chaucer to Whitman, and more
  • Philosophy: Plato’s Phaedo and Apology, Berkeley’s Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonious, Hume’s Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, and more
  • Parable and allegory: Aesop’s Letters and Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Drama: Shakespeare’s Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and The Tempest
  • Economics: Adam Smith’s vastly influential Wealth of Nations
  • Physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and medicine: writings by Faraday, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Newcomb, Hippocrates, Pasteur, and others

The  Harvard Fiction Collection, also available in Noet, builds on Eliot’s classical curriculum with works from Fielding, Dickens, Poe, Hugo, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and others.

Start learning from some of the West’s greatest works: see everything you’ll get with the Harvard Classics Collection.

2. For the philosopher and classicist: the Ancient Philosophy Bundle

noet-ancient-philosophy-bundle“Every man,” said Coleridge, “is born an Aristotelian or a Platonist. . . . They are two classes of man, beside which it is next to impossible to conceive a third.” Adds Borges, “Across the latitudes and the epochs, the two immortal antagonists change their name and language: one is Parmenides, Spinoza, Kant, Francis Bradley; the other, Heraclitus, Aristotle, Locke, Hume, William James.” All through Western intellectual history run the arguments of Plato and Aristotle, as well as those of Plato’s famous teacher, Socrates; they are the context you need to study philosophy and the ancient world.

Noet’s Ancient Philosophy Bundle gives you Plato’s dialogues across five volumes, including the Phaedo—”There is nothing [like Socrates’ death in the Phaedo] in any tragedy, ancient or modern,” wrote the Rev. Benjamin Jowett—as well as the Republic (that famous discourse on justice and order), the Timaeus (which introduces the demiurge, or creator god, that the Gnostics found so fascinating), and many more. You’ll also get Aristotle’s vastly influential writings on logic, language, ethics, and rhetoric: On Interpretation, Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Rhetoric, and many more volumes.

Study the foundations of Western philosophy: see everything you’ll get with the Ancient Philosophy Bundle.

3. For the NT scholar: the Biblical Greek Bundle

noet-biblical-greek-bundleNoet’s Biblical Greek Bundle sets you up with resources to master the Greek of the New Testament. For one thing, you’ll get the authoritative critical text: Nestle-Aland’s Greek New Testament, 27th ed., the basis for almost every Bible translation carried out in the last hundred years. You’ll also get:

  • The famously comprehensive Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon
  • Two very accessible Greek grammars: David and Shackelford’s Beginner’s Grammar of the Greek NT and A. T. Roberston’s Short Grammar of the Greek NT
  • Lexical context that helps you learn: Stanley Porter’s Idioms of the Greek New Testament, 2nd ed., as well as the New Revised Standard Version.

All told, you’re getting an introduction to modern linguistics and Greek pronunciation, a highly regarded morphological concordance, lexical data for detailed analysis, and diverse contextual materials that set you up for wider understanding.

Study the NT in its original Greek: learn more about the Biblical Greek Bundle.

4. For the professor: the Classical Foundations Bundle

noet-classical-foundations-bundleNoet’s biggest library by far is the Classical Foundations Bundle. It gives you everything from the discipline-specific bundles, plus presentation media (quote slides and timelines) to save you lesson-prep time.

  • From the Ancient Philosophy Bundle, you get the works of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
  • From the Modern Philosophy Bundle, you get the works of Descartes, Spinoza, Berkeley, Hume, and others.
  • From the two Harvard bundles, you get Dante, Milton, Dostoyevsky, Augustine, and far more.
  • From the ancient-language bundles, you get the best resources for mastering Greek and Latin.
  • What’s more, you get the 1,114-volume Perseus Classics Collection, which sets you up with key primary sources in both English translation and the original languages.

That’s a vast library: if these were print editions, you’d probably want a professional librarian to help you find, sequestered in some distant shelf, exactly what you’re looking for. With Noet, though, you can run powerful, precise searches across your entire library. When you find that rare primary source, you can set it to scroll together with its commentary or translation. And when you want to draw out original-language nuance, you can see the Greek or Latin gloss and morphology with a tap.

The Classical Foundations Bundle gives you the backbone of a good university library, and Noet’s smart searches and study features give you the world’s fastest research assistant.

Do better research with Noet’s biggest library: see everything you’ll get with the Classical Foundations Bundle.

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Don’t have the new Noet app yet? Get it for free right now—and, if you like it, leave a review in your favorite app store!

Then start building the classical library that’s right for you: browse all the Noet bundles at Noet.com/Products.

Specialize Your Searches with the Bible Sense Lexicon

Logos 5 Spring SaleSome nets are specialized for catching specific kinds of fish. You wouldn’t want to try to catch a guppie with a net that has large holes in it. Similarly, you wouldn’t want to try to catch salmon with the same net you use to get your pet goldfish out of its bowl.

Like a specialized net, the Bible Sense Lexicon allows you to capture only the meanings you’re searching for. Consider the problem of English homonyms: “When he said he went to lie down he told a lie.” “Tennis players love to keep their opponents at love.” “The girl in the band was wearing a band around her head.” The same word can have very different meanings. What we may fail to realize, though, is that this can wreak havoc on our Bible searches.

Imagine that you want to preach about lying (that is, “saying something false” as opposed to “lying on a horizontal surface”) in your next sermon. You’ll want to find places where the Bible speaks about “lies,” like Revelation 14:5: “and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.” Let’s see what happens when you do a traditional English search for “lie.”

  • Open a Bible search and enter “lie” in the search box.

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This search of the Lexham English Bible turns up 298 results, many of them from the verb “lie,” as in “to lie down” or “to lie with.” For sermon preparation, that isn’t terribly useful! Now look what happens when we search for “lie” with the Bible Sense Lexicon:

  • First, open the Bible Sense Lexicon in Logos 5.

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  • Next, type “lie” in the Bible Sense Lexicon’s search box, and click the matching result.

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  • That will take to you to the nominal sense of “lie” (as in “he told a lie”):

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  • We can see that this is the exact sense we’re searching for by looking at the definition: “a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth.”

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  • Finally, mouse over the verse references in the Bible Sense Lexicon panel, or click them to see the verses in context.

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The Bible Sense Lexicon takes you to only those occurrences of “lie” that you want! Now you don’t need to sort through 298 search results, most of which aren’t useful for your sermon prep. We’ve done the sorting for you. You also know exactly what kind of “lie” you’re looking at, because you have a definition and can look at its relationships to other concepts.

So don’t waste your time sorting through hits that may or may not be useful. Cast your net more wisely with the Bible Sense Lexicon. You can get the Bible Sense Lexicon by purchasing or upgrading to Gold or higher—get Logos 5 today!

New: Rent the BECNT, BCOT, and UBC!

baker-exegetical-commentary-on-the-new-testamentWe’re excited to announce a new way of trying out some of Logos’ best-loved commentaries. Now you can rent the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: Wisdom & Psalms, and the Understanding the Bible Commentary (formerly known as the New International Biblical Commentary) for one- or twelve-month terms—ideal for students, ministry interns, or researchers working on a paper, sermon series, or other research project.

Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

Own it for $699.95
Rent it for $23.33/month or $233.30/year

The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT), one of today’s most respected sources for New Testament exegetical studies, equips you to know the gospel better. Praised by pastors for its thoughtful scholarship and by laypeople for its readability, the BECNT is a standard exegetical commentary for any Bible study library.

Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: Wisdom and Psalms

Own it for $292.44
Rent it for $10.83/month or $108.30/year

The seven-volume Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms is tailored to the distinctness of poetry and wisdom literature. It provides students and pastors with a careful reading of the text and its theological implications.

Understanding the Bible Commentary

Own it for $469.46
Rent it for $22.95/month or $229.50/year

This user-friendly series helps you navigate the Bible’s sometimes-difficult terrain. Each of the 36 volumes breaks down the barriers between the ancient and the modern world, revealing the power and meaning of the biblical texts today.

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Discover what makes these collections so highly acclaimed: rent or buy your favorites today!

P.S. For just a few dollars more than rental fees, payment plans let you make these collections yours for life. Across a span of six, twelve, or eighteen months, you can pay off these collections gradually, not all at once, and start using your new commentary right now. Order today!

Save Big with January Deals!

Every month we have lots of resources on sale, and if you’re not paying attention, it’s easy to miss out. That’s why we’ve put them all in one place—you can pick up your favorites at the best-possible prices. All January long, we’re offering over 300 resources at great discounts! Here are some of our best-selling January deals so far:

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The College Press NIV Commentary Series: Old Testament

Regularly $398.95—on sale for $296.95 (that’s 26% off!)

The College Press NIV Commentary Series: Old Testament delivers an OT commentary set that’s as informative as it is accessible, bringing together top-notch biblical scholarship and the clarity of the Bible’s most popular modern translation. The commentary includes 15 commentary volumes and one in-depth introduction to Old Testament study; it surveys 32 OT books in total.

Crossway Classic Commentaries

Regularly $299.95—on sale for $242.95 (that’s 19% off!)

For hundreds of years, the church has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by some of its greatest and most influential thinkers. The Crossway Classic Commentary Collection, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness, presents the very best works on individual biblical books for today’s believers.

baker-encyclopedia-of-the-bibleBaker Encyclopedia of the Bible

Regularly $139.95—on sale for $98.95 (that’s 29% off!)

The Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible contains more than 5,700 articles by over 175 leading evangelical scholars from North America and around the world, including Colin Brown, Frederic Bush, Andrew Hill, Howard Marshall, and many others. It provides pastors and laypeople with clear, accurate, and useful articles covering archaeology, history, chronology, social customs, people, places, religious practices, biblical theology, current scholarly methods and opinions, and each book of the Bible.

Eerdmans Bible Reference Collection

Regularly $89.95—on sale for $54.95 (that’s 39% off!)

The five-volume Eerdmans Bible Reference Collection gives you important reference works, historical surveys, and bibliographic guides from recent decades. It includes the massive Old Testament Survey by William Sanford LaSor, David Allan Hubbard, and Frederic William Bush, along with a volume on dispensationalist interpretation of the Bible, George Eldon Ladd’s classic The Last Things, and much more!

tyndale-theological-studies-collectionTyndale Theological Studies Collection

Regularly $99.95—on sale for $76.95 (that’s 23% off!)

The Tyndale Theological Studies Collection brings together five diverse resources from Tyndale Seminary Press. From collected essays on dispensationalism to a discussion of important pastoral topics, these volumes are informative, highly practical, and theologically rich. You’ll get writings by noted biblical scholars and theologians, including Charles Ryrie, David Olander, Christopher Cone, Charles H. Ray, and many others.

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 These aren’t all of January’s deals—we have over 300 products on sale this month.

Check out all our January specials!

Get 13 Beth Moore Titles—Free!

13 Free Beth Moore Books

Vyrso’s free Beth Moore offer has expired. Be sure to follow Vyrso Voice for more freebies and special offers. 

Take advantage of the deal everyone’s talking about: through January 10, get 13 free books by bestselling author and beloved teacher Beth Moore! Just download the free Vyrso app, available for both Android and iOS, and start enjoying your free books today.

Download all 13 books right now, and then tell your friends to do the same!

Praying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds

Regularly $9.99—get it free!

This book is designed to help you overcome life’s roadblocks. From pride to depression to temptation, learn the real impact of prayer in overcoming spiritual sticking points. This book is a powerful reminder that, regardless of how depressed or anxious you may be feel, there is joy in a loving relationship with Christ.

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Believing God

Regularly $11.99—get it free!

Discover what it means to truly know and trust God. Drawing on the examples set by Abraham and Moses, Moore explores the importance of trusting God’s promises in order to live to your full potential. She looks at how to move beyond a mediocre faith and enter into a genuine relationship with Christ—one in which all things are possible.

Get 11 more Beth Moore books for free:    

Download all 13 books now, and then check out more Beth Moore deals, including a devotional for $3.99 and her latest book for only $9.99.

Stay tuned for more deals!

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Last Day for Christmas Sale Deals!

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Today is your very last day to take advantage of Logos’ Christmas deals! From 50% off bundles to 15% off base packages to bargains under $100, there’s a deal for you. But you can’t wait—these offers end at midnight tonight.

base-package for blogGet 15% off a new base package

With a significant purchase like a base package, 15% off is a big deal. Pair that with Logos’ already-heavily-discounted base package pricing and you’re getting the best possible price on a massive library. Spread out the costs with a payment plan and your library becomes even more affordable. You can even try out Logos 5 risk-free—if you decide it’s not for you, just call us within 30 days to return it for a full refund. Get Logos 5 today!

Take 50% off bundles

Usually, 50% off bundles is a deal reserved for new base package purchasers and Portfolio owners, but right now you can take 50% off any bundle. If you already own books included in any of the bundles, you’ll get an even bigger discount. This is the best deal you’ll see on bundles, so don’t miss your chance!

Already own bundles? Perfect! You’ll get an even bigger discount. We’ve expanded last year’s bundles, and with Dynamic Pricing, you won’t pay for any of the books you already own. Upgrade your bundles for 50% off before prices go up!

hope-for-the-heart-biblical-counseling-libraryChoose from 15 deals under $100

We’ve put some of our best-selling products on sale for less than $100! You don’t want to miss resources like the Hope for the Heart Biblical Counseling LibraryAMG Bible EssentialsR. C. Sproul Digital Library, and many others. Payment plans make these Bible study gems even more affordable.

Don’t wait any longer to take advantage of Christmas specials—at midnight tonight, they’ll be gone. Visit Logos.com/Christmas right now and pick up your favorites!