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What People Are Saying about 1,500 Quotations for Preachers

1500-quotations-for-preachers-with-slidesMany pastors and speakers enjoy sharing wise and inspirational quotes from the likes of Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and Wesley, but they don’t always have the time to search those authors’ works for just the right words. With 1,500 Quotations for Preachers, with Slides, the task is easy: quotes are organized by author, theme, and Scripture reference.

Here’s what people who use 1,500 Quotations are saying:

“Writers and pastors, do not pass by 1,500 Quotations for Preachers. This is a terrific resource, one I can guarantee is going to get a lot of use in the coming years. I’m thrilled to have it in my Logos library—and I’m sure you will be, too.” —Aaron Armstrong, BloggingTheologically.com

“This is a robust set of volumes that has obviously been put together by a preacher who knows what preachers need in a quotation compendium. Preachers of every stripe will find this a beneficial addition to their Logos collection.” —J. D. Greear, author of Gospel and Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart

“Preachers need to do better than merely combing resources for a pithy quote. They should invest themselves in the original sources as much as possible, and this makes it easy to dig into the original material.” —Joe Thorn, JoeThorn.net

“A striking quote, skillfully employed, resonates in the memory, enabling listeners to carry the sermon’s lesson with them during the following week. . . . This reasonably priced resource provides preachers with a vast array of thought-provoking material that will help illuminate and reinforce great biblical themes and theological truths.” —David Daniels, WiseReader.com

“If you preach or teach the Scripture, it’s worth your time to have this sort of resource working as a research assistant for you.” —Jeremy Writebol, JWritebol.net

Use coupon code PAM2013 and you’ll get 1,500 Quotations for Preachers, regularly $92.95, for just $74.95 through tomorrow, October 31. Get it now!

Get up to $225 off the Works of B. B. Warfield & the Princeton Theologians

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Sometimes we hear it said that ten minutes on your knees will give you a truer, deeper, more operative knowledge of God than ten hours over your books. ‘What!’ is the appropriate response, ‘than ten hours over your books, on your knees?’ Why should you turn from God when you turn to your books, or feel that you must from your books in order to turn to God?
—B. B. Warfield, The Religious Life of Theological Students

B. B. Warfield, the Lion of Princeton, left a legacy of vast theological importance. Born on November 5, 1851, he was the last of the great Princeton Theologians. Now, as we approach the anniversary of his birth, you can take advantage of some amazing offers from Logos.

Use coupon code BBWFIELD at checkout to get your savings. But don’t wait—these deals last only through November 5!

  1. Get up to $137 off the 20 vol. B. B. Warfield Collection. Study the life and thought of the man who defended divine inspiration against liberal theology. This collection includes the 10-volume Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, plus an additional 10 volumes of books, articles, and lectures.
  2. Get more than 50% off Calvin and the Reformation: Four Studies. Evaluate Calvin’s historical and theological impact with Warfield, August Lang, Herman Bavinck, and Émile Mourgue.
  3. Save up to $225 on the 55 vol. Princeton Theology Collection. You’ll get Warfield’s 20-volume collection, plus collections from the other three Princeton theologians: Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, and A. A. Hodge.

Remember, these deals are available only through November 5. Use coupon code BBWFIELD and start studying Warfield today!

3 Days Only: All Pastor Appreciation Month Deals Are Live!

Pastor Appreciation Month

We’ve been building up to this moment all month long: all 21 Pastor Appreciation Month deals are now live! But October’s winding down—you have only three days left to get great deals on the resources pastors need, including a free ebook by John Piper.

Here’s a rundown of this month’s top deals:

Get 15% off a new Logos 5 base package

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With Logos 5, you can save hours of research time and start building more effective sermons. Have writer’s block? Use Logos 5’s Sermon Starter Guide to get your creative juices flowing. Need to know a biblical figure’s family tree? Use Bible Facts to get instant information on people, places, and events. Curious about a biblical word’s Greek or Hebrew roots? With a click, discover its original meaning. Coupled with top theological resources, Logos 5 is the perfect tool for powerful ministry—use coupon code PAM2013 to get it today for 15% off!

Get 50% off the Welwyn Commentary Series (WCS)

Welwyn Commentary Series

Regularly $699.95—get it for $349.97 with coupon code PAM2013

This massive commentary series is designed for pastors who use commentaries for week-to-week preaching. These commentaries offer the best biblical research—works of exegesis, hermeneutics, and history—as well as insights from day-to-day pastoral ministry. From Levitical rituals and symbols to the crying pleas of the Minor Prophets, this series emphasizes Scripture’s relevance today.

Get 25% off the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament

Understanding the Bible

Regularly $239.95—get it for $179.96 with coupon code PAM2013

This series offers pastors, students, and laypeople accessible, user-friendly information without sacrificing serious scholarship. Each of the 18 volumes breaks down the barriers between the ancient and the modern world. The contributors tackle interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, presenting section-by-section exposition, highlighted key terms and phrases, and transliterated Greek words.

Get 25% off the New Testament for Everyone Series (N. T. Wright)New Testament for Everyone

Regularly $179.95—get it for $134.96 with coupon code PAM2013

N. T. Wright provides not only guides to all the books of the New Testament, but also his own fresh translation of the entire text. You’ll get highly readable discussion, background information, useful explanations and interpretations, and reflections on why the text matters today.

There are only three days left to take advantage of Pastor Appreciation Month deals. Save on top pastoral resources before time runs out!

Get Cutting-Edge Digital Curricula for Less

We want to offer designed-for-digital curricula at a very low price—so much so that we moved an already released product to Community Pricing, where you can set the price by bidding. Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence Complete Church Curriculum is now on Community Pricing at almost half off its original price; with enough bidders helping cover costs, the price could go even lower. What’s more, when this volume comes off Community Pricing, we’ll give software credit to everyone who already bought it at full price, and we’ll give all the winning bidders the lowest possible price!

We’re hoping the cost drops so low that we can offer Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence Complete Church Curriculum at a very low price for the foreseeable future. But to get there, we need more bidders—that’s where you come in.

Designed for digital

Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence is part of the Studies in Faithful Living Series, which we designed for the digital age to (1) make the jobs of small group leaders and pastors easier and (2) offer an even more enlightening curriculum to every participant.

Israel Loken, chair of the Bible and theology departments at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, says: “Logos has taken group Bible study to the next level with their new Studies in Faithful Living series. Deeply engaging, biblically accurate, and filled with life-changing applications, this series is destined to be the go-to resource for lay leaders for years to come.”

The complete church curriculum includes an ebook with infographics and a video for each chapter. It also includes lesson plans and handouts for leading your Bible studies and small groups, as well as slide presentations for each chapter. Sermon outlines and media resources enable you to share with your entire church.

Learn from the life of Jacob

Jacob’s life was characterized by deception. He deceived his father to obtain his brother’s blessing, and was later tricked by Laban. Throughout his life’s many ups and downs, Jacob struggled to recognize God’s presence. Even so, God remained with Jacob—just as he remains with believers today. In Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence, you’ll walk through life with Jacob and his family—learning along the way how their story is like your story.

With Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence Complete Church Curriculum, you can:

  • Engage your congregation with a familiar story while discovering new and deeper insights.
  • Teach more effectively with materials designed to integrate, organize, and maximize efficiency in preparation.
  • Connect your church members as you journey along with Jacob and learn how his life lessons are relevant today.

Place your bid on Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence Complete Church Curriculum today!

Logos Mobile Education Faculty Profile: Dr. Carl Sanders

Logos Bible Software recently announced an exciting opportunity for formal training in biblical and theological studies: Logos Mobile Education. Mobile Ed brings the professors, the library, the visual demonstrations of software features, and the online classroom community directly to you—on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. It’s education where you are.

Introducing Dr. Carl Sanders

Logos Mobile Education launched with the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle. The curriculum includes four Introducing Bible Doctrine courses (TH101–104), and all four share a professor: Dr. Carl Sanders.

Dr. Sanders has taught at the college and seminary level since 1999 at several schools: Bethel University (St. Paul, MN), Northwestern College (St. Paul), and Washington Bible College (Washington, DC), where he also served as chair of the Bible and Theology Department (2003–12). He’s an associate professor of theology at Lancaster Bible College’s Capital Bible Seminary (Lancaster, PA). Dr. Sanders earned his bachelor’s degree from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (Owatonna, MN), and his MDiv from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis. He also holds both a Master of Sacred Theology and a PhD in theological studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Sanders is well liked by his students for his down-to-earth presentation of Bible doctrine—students quickly learn that he loves talking about theology and has a quick wit. Among his strengths as a lecturer are his ability to distill information down to essential elements and his good-natured, fair way of explaining differences in theological positions. Sanders has a keen interest in urban ministry and has served for many years in racially diverse urban congregations. His interest in local church experience helps him practice theology in ways that reflect the diversity present in the body of Christ. He strives to make theology interesting and practical.

Start learning from Dr. Sanders and other leading scholars. Take the next step—or get started—on your journey to greater biblical and theological knowledge today with the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle.

Logos Mobile Education—it’s where you are.

Get Introductory Discounts on New Baker Collections!

Over the past year, we’ve made hundreds of new books from Baker Academic available in our format. If you don’t already have these books, now’s your chance to pick up a few bundles at discounted introductory prices.

You can get the following collections on sale through October 31—come Friday, November 1, the prices go up.

If you missed these titles as Pre-Pubs, or you’re simply looking to bulk up your library and get some nice discounts, this is your chance to get near-Pre-Pub savings on bestselling Baker collections. If you got some of these deals but missed a few, this is your second chance to complete your Baker library.

You’ll get an extra discount for any books you already own—just visit the product pages to see your special price!

  • With the Baker Gospel Studies Collection, you’ll get every volume on the Gospels in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament—David L. Turner on Matthew, Robert H. Stein on Mark, Darrell L. Block’s two massive volumes on Luke, and Andreas Köstenberger on John. You’ll also get every volume on the Gospels in the Understanding the Bible Commentary series—formerly known as the New International Biblical Commentary. In addition to books from these sets, you’ll get Craig Keener’s book on miracles and his two-volume commentary on John, plus books by Brad H. Young, Francis J. Moloney, Graham H. Twelftree, and others.
  • The Walter A. Elwell Reference Collection contains the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, the Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, and other bestselling reference titles from Baker.
  • With the Baker Studies in Apologetics Collection, you’ll get books by Norman Geisler, Paul Copan, William Lane Craig, and others, plus Michael L. Brown’s four-volume Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus. Whether you’re defending your faith, building up your own worldview, or simply wondering how to engage others’ questions, this collection is the perfect starting point.
  • If you’re looking for the ultimate preaching-resource library, you can’t do better than the Baker Studies on Preaching Collection. It contains books on every preaching topic you can think of: method, delivery, exegesis, and theology of preaching. You’ll also get two books’ worth of sermon illustrations—2,250 total.
  • The Baker Studies in Counseling Collection gives you key introductions by Paul D. Meier, Frank B. Minirth, and others. You’ll also get the Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling, the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling, Thomas C. Oden’s four-volume Classical Pastoral Care, and much more.

Remember, these discounts expire on October 31 at midnight (PDT)—act quickly to get near-Pre-Pub prices!

To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain: An Interview with Matt Chandler

iPad mini giveawayToday’s interview is with Matt Chandler, coauthor of The Explicit Gospel and author of the new book To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain. To help kick-start The Gospel Tour, featuring Chandler and Tullian Tchividjian, we’ve partnered with David C. Cook to give away Logos 5 Silver, an iPad mini, a Logos edition of Chandler’s new book, and a Vyrso edition of Tchividjian’s new book (One Way Love). Enter to win by November 14!

1. What inspired you to write your new book, To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain? 

To Live Is Christ

After I converted to Christianity, my development was built upon following a moral code.  I did some of it well, but struggled in other areas, which saturated my heart with guilt rather than conviction, and filled my life with shame rather than delight.  The Holy Spirit used Philippians to awaken my heart and fill my life with the things that made me marvel at God’s goodness and grace.

2. To Live Is Christ confronts the issue of spiritual development—what’s your best piece of advice for becoming a mature Christian? What do you envision a “mature Christian” to be? 

I believe the Bible teaches that if you fill your life with the things that stir your affections for Jesus and avoid the things that rob your affections, while simultaneously seeking to put your sin to death, you’ll mature in a more visible and manifest way.

3. Your book is grounded in Paul’s letter to the Philippians. How can Paul’s story help modern-day Christians grow in their faith? 

The story we read about in Philippians is our story. We were rescued by Christ, have a tendency to wander, and are helped and held by our redeemer. The implications of that shape everything else in our lives, from relationships to money.

4. Philippians 1 says: “to live is Christ, and to die is gain”—why did you name your book after this verse? What special meaning does it hold for you? 

I think everyone assumes that the title is tied to my battle with brain cancer, but it’s not. I think that that simple line encompasses almost everything I want: to have my life, family, and church shaped by, led by, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Meaning, we put Jesus at the focus of our lives and rejoice in the reality that death is dead.

5. What’s one thing you hope people walk away with from this book?

I want people walking away with hope—that the God who saved them has every intention of sanctifying them. It might not feel like a six-lane superhighway, but God is at work. Trust him, press into him; he cares for you.

6. How did the idea of The Gospel Tour get started? 

We (Tullian, David C. Cook, and Doug Hudson) began talking about what it might look like to try and encourage men and women with a night full of gospel goodness. My hope for the tour is my same hope for the book: to encourage the saints and be used by God as a conduit of hope in the journey toward Christlikeness.

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Until November 14, enter The Gospel Tour giveaway for your chance to win Logos 5, an iPad mini, and free ebooks! 

Grasp the Bible’s Jewish Context: Get These 5 Discounted Pre-Pubs!

Judaism represents several millennia of rich history, complex debates, and influential texts. So why is it important to study ancient Judaism now? Because the study of ancient Judaism is the study of the cultural context in which Scripture was created. A clearer understanding of Judaism leads to a more contextualized understanding of God’s Word.

Discover new insights into ancient context: get these five Pre-Pubs on early Judaism at a great price. They’re about to ship, so pre-order now before the price goes up!

Get 40% off Text and Studies on Ancient Judaism (3 vols.)Text and Studies on Ancient Judaism

Regularly $149.95—get it for $89.95

This resource contributes substantial evidence on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Second Temple Judaism, and Samaritan studies. These volumes provide rare ancient texts and modern translations, and challenge popular assumptions about the Book of Giants, the Samaritans, and the Qumran community.

Get 36% off the T&T Clark Jewish Studies Collection (6 vols.)

Regularly $139.95—get it for $89.95

Get a detailed look at key issues surrounding early Jewish and Christian thought. These volumes offer clear, up-to-date studies on Jewish narrative texts from the Hellenistic period, the view of salvation in Second Temple literature, and the concept of the Messiah from Jewish and Christian perspectives.

Get 39% off the Biblical and Judaic Studies from the University of California Series (10 vols.)

Regularly $279.95—get it for $169.95

Biblical and Judaic Studies

This series brings together the writings of top scholars in ancient Judaic history, politics, language, and literature, and offers original arguments on ancient cultures. These well-researched critical volumes serve as an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Near Eastern studies, as well as anyone else interested in the details of Judaic history.

Get 22% off the Early Judaism Collection (5 vols.)

Regularly $114.95—get it for $89.95

Learn from the experts: get 50 years’ worth of research on early Judaism. With insights from George W. E. Nickelsburg and E. P. Sanders, whose Jesus and Judaism profoundly influenced scholars like N. T. Wright and James D. G. Dunn, this collection provides fresh translations of primary texts and explores key issues in early Judaism.

Get 20% off Wipf & Stock Topics in Jewish Studies (3 vols.)Wipf Jewish Studies

Regularly $49.95—get it for $39.95

These three volumes provide a thought-provoking analysis of identity, memory, and Zionism. Explore the complexity of Messianic Jewish identity, and examine multiple Christian perspectives on the conflict in Israel and the relationship between Zionism and Christianity.

Act now to get the best prices: pre-order these titles before they ship!

Bid Now on the Best Latin Dictionary for Historical and Theological Study

Last month, we released a massive update to the Perseus Classics Collection, adding morph tagging for all 259 Latin texts. This month, we’re promoting the best Latin dictionary for engaging those texts: Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary, better known as “Lewis and Short.”

The authority on classical through early-modern Latin

coverLewis and Short is the go-to resource for studying classical, medieval, Renaissance, and early-modern Latin texts. With over 2,000 pages of detailed lexical data, it’s simply the best single-volume Latin dictionary to have in your Logos library. With Lewis and Short, you can quickly and easily move from individual words in the Latin Perseus texts to their entries in Lewis and Short. Consulting definitions and exploring contextual usage has never been easier.

Grasp scriptural context

You might be asking, Why would I want to study Latin texts if I’m focused on Bible study? For starters, studying Latin enables you to engage the primary texts of the Roman era, which help you better understand the context in which the New Testament and early Christianity emerged. Ultimately, you’ll become a better student of the Greco-Roman world and New Testament backgrounds.

plinyFor example, Pliny the Younger, the high-ranking Roman official, wrote letters that help us understand the inner workings of Roman imperial society—including the early imperial persecution of Christians. In a letter to Emperor Trajan (Letters, vol. 2, p. 405) , Pliny asks how he should carry out trials of suspected Christians. He describes his current method of interrogating them, and how their worship practices seem to be “nothing more than depraved and excessive superstition.” The earliest surviving Roman document to refer to early Christians, Pliny’s letter is of great historical importance for understanding the unfavorable conditions in which Christianity first spread.

Works like Livy’s History of Rome and Julius Caesar’s Civil Wars help us understand Roman history. Livy recounts the mythical founding of Rome to the reign of Augustus; Caesar’ writings describe the military conquests that transformed the Roman Republic into an empire. Studying Livy and Caesar helps us understand how Romans understood themselves—how they narrated their sense of self and history. Contrasted with an understanding of the Gospels, understanding these Roman writers makes Jesus’ proclamation of a kingdom of mercy, peace, and forgiveness even more radical.

A language rich in Christian tradition

summaWe haven’t even talked about the importance of Latin for studying theology. Though Rome eventually fell, the language of the empire lived on, serving as the official language of Christendom for over a millennium. The early apologetic works of Tertuallian and Minucius Felix, which laid the foundation for Latin Christianity, give us a glimpse of how early Latin Christians combated paganism. Augustine composed his Confessions in Latin; Thomas Aquinas‘ magisterial Summa Theologica, also written in Latin, represents Christianity’s highest theological expression in the medieval era. You can’t fully engage these important theological works without some acquaintance with Latin. What better dictionary to have in your Logos library than Lewis and Short?

Bid now on Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary to help put this important resource into production. You’ll get it for 82% off, but you need to bid quickly—it won’t be on Community Pricing forever.

Bid now at 82% off!

Free: Get a John Piper Title!

Pastor Appreciation MonthPastor Appreciation Month is here, which means we’re offering deep discounts on pastoral resources all month long. Until October 31, use coupon code PAM2013 to get John Piper’s Brothers, We Are Not Professionals for free!Brothers we are not professionals

Piper pleads with his fellow pastors to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and follow the Bible’s call for radical ministry. He argues that pastors are being weakened by adopting a professional mentality when they should be striving for prophetic and passionate ministry.

Get Brothers, We Are Not Professionals for free, and then save on other Pastor Appreciation Month deals:

Get 15% off a new Logos 5 base packagebase-package for blog

Logos 5 gives pastors access to the best theological resources and the most advanced Bible study tools. Save hours of sermon preparation time with smart features like Clause Search, Timeline, and Bible Facts, and gain access to top theological resources. Use code PAM2013 to save 15% on the world’s most advanced Bible software!

Get 40% off the Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Christian EducationBaker Evangelical Cropped

Regularly $39.95—get it for $23.97 with coupon code PAM2013

This resource is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about Christian education, including church leaders, students, and professors. More than 850 articles survey the field, integrating biblical and theological concepts with contributions from education, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy.

Get 20% off The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way

Regularly $44.95—get it for $35.96 with coupon code PAM2013Christian Fiath

Michael Horton’s magnum opus is one of the most important systematic theologies since Berkhof’s. A prolific, award-winning author and theologian, Professor Horton views this volume as “doctrine that can be preached, experienced, and lived, as well as understood, clarified, and articulated.”

Get 25% off the Socio-Rhetorical Commentary Series (SRC) (8 vols.)Socio Rhetorical Commentaries

Regularly $149.99—get it for $112.49 with coupon code PAM2013

This resource offers the first sustained attempt to read and study the New Testament as both an ancient biography and a form of ancient rhetoric. The commentaries provide a glimpse into the persuasive methods the Gospel writers used, and contextualize the purpose of the Pauline letters.

Get 25% off The Works of Cornelius Van Til (40 vols.)Cornelius

Regularly $199.95—get it for $149.96 with coupon code PAM2013

Dr. Cornelious Van Till is one of the most respected apologetic theologians of the twentieth century. This definitive collection is an essential tool for apologists and students of Van Til’s thought. 

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