Last Chance: Get Special Deals during Our 500K Celebration!

The Logos forums recently passed both the 100,000-user and the 500,000-comment thresholds. To celebrate, we’ve put some exciting resources on sale for just a few more days!

Save on the following books and collections through September 2:

the-works-of-john-owen (1)The Works of John Owen

Regularly $399.95—only $269.95 with coupon code JOWEN2013 

This collection includes Owen’s massive work on Hebrews. This vast commentary—almost 4,000 pages, and over two million words—reflects Owen’s careful inquiry and mastery of the text, and vindicates Owen’s claim that “this epistle is as useful to the church as the sun is to the world.”

The United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series

Regularly $399.95—only $249.95 with coupon code UNITEDNT2013 

This 20-volume set of detailed commentaries provides exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information on the original text. The series has been instrumental in helping translators all over the world spread God’s Word. [Read more...]

How to Understand the Bible’s Context

Understanding scriptural context can be difficult. If you really want every angle, you might be consulting dozens of biblical dictionaries and encyclopedias. And with print editions, that’s an awful lot of flipping pages and checking tables of contents.

Now there’s a better way.

With Logos 5, you get more than an extended library of hundreds of books and features. You get a fast, precise way into that information: Logos 5′s Bible Facts feature.

 “Logos 5’s Bible Facts tool gets you exactly where you need to go . . . History is all about being able to accurately make the connections, and so is Logos 5.”
—David Barton, founder and president, Wallbuilders

Here’s how it works:

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Right now, you can save big on a base package upgrade. Check out all of Logos 5′s smart features, and upgrade to Logos 5 today.

Where Did History Come From?

Herodotus-The-Persian-WarsIn the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus changed how we think about ourselves. He wrote The Persian Wars, and our modern understanding of history—that of a unified narrative characterized by cause and effect—was born.

Herodotus: father of history

The Persian Wars examines not only the Greco-Persian Wars, but also the rise and rule of the Persian Empire and the history and cultural background of Scythia and Egypt. These volumes, Herodotus’ only works, have had such a vast influence that Cicero called Herodotus the “father of history.” For George H. Chase, writing in vol. 51 of the Harvard Classics, “what distinguishes [Herodotus] from his predecessors and gives him a unique place in the history of literature is the fact that he was the first writer to undertake the narration of a series of events of world-wide importance upon a comprehensive plan and to trace in those events the relations of cause and effect” (emphasis added). Herodotus was also among the first writers to assess historical stories for truthfulness, though not without certain oversights.1 He wrote in a clear, simple style—“a wonderful achievement,” notes Chase, “when one considers that this is the first literary prose that was written in Europe.” [Read more...]

  1. His fact checking, though a major step forward, overlooks some delightful fables: Herodotus famously describes “ants, not as big as dogs but bigger than foxes,” and notes that “the sand which they carry from [their] holes is full of gold.” These gold-digging ants chase down and kill camels. []

Quotations from Throughout Church History

1500-quotations-for-preachers-with-slidesThis spring, we released 1,500 Quotations for Preachers, a five-volume collection of quotations from throughout church history. Each quotation features a professionally designed slide, is tagged with Scripture references and themes, and contains a full bibliographic citation of its original source.

The response to this collection has been very positive. But much as it pains me to admit it, I know there are people who are interested in just a few of these volumes—not the whole set. If you’re one of those people, I have good news for you: each volume is now available individually.

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Get Big Discounts during Our Labor Day Sale

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Labor Day, for many of us, means an end to summer and a return to routine. Because that often entails getting back to more regular Bible study, we’re discounting a few of our best-selling collections and resources. This sale runs only through September 3—if you’ve had any of these on your wish list, get them right away!

Included in the sale:

new-testament-for-everyone-seriesNew Testament for Everyone Series (16 vols.)

Regularly $179.95—get it for $139.95 with coupon code LABORDAY2013

The New Testament for Everyone Series (16 vols.) provides guides to the books of the New Testament, as well as Wright’s fresh translation of the entire NT text.

Tyndale Biblical Reference Collection (12 vols.)

Regularly $149.95—get it for $139.95 with coupon code LABORDAY2013

Whether you’re preparing a sermon, teaching a Sunday school class, leading a small group, or simply hoping to expand your knowledge of the Bible, you’ll find useful resources in the 12 vol. Tyndale Biblical Reference Collection. [Read more...]

How to Save Thousands on Your Library

base-packageBecause resources in base packages are significantly less expensive than their print equivalents, upgrading your Logos 5 base package can save you thousands of dollars. (The best part is that, with Logos’ integrated tags and hyperlinks, these collections, commentaries, and devotionals are actually worth far more!)

Upgrading also gives you big savings on individual digital titles. For example, Platinum, which costs $2,149.95 before upgrade savings, includes six resources that, if purchased separately, cover the cost of the entire package. That means you’re getting the remaining 1,364 resources (and all the features) for free.

Not a bad deal, right?

All our base package upgrades offer incredible savings. Here’s how some of them break down:

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  • Resources: 2,585
  • Print price: $78,000
  • Logos price: $4,979.95 before upgrade savings

Key resources:

Place Your Bid on the John Eadie Collection

John EadieRight now, you can get the John Eadie Commentaries and Bible Reference Collection on Community Pricing. The current bid is only $35—86% off—so place your bid before it’s too late!

Who was John Eadie?

John Eadie was born May 9, 1810, in Alva, Stirlingshire, in Scotland. He spent many childhood years as the assistant to a local preacher, and then studied at the University of Glasgow, where he excelled at the classical languages. Upon graduation, Eadie became an active member of the Secession Church, an influential nineteenth-century Scottish Presbyterian denomination, which was later renamed the United Presbyterian Church.

In 1835, Eadie became a minister at the Cambridge Street Church in Glasgow. In addition to his pastoral duties, Eadie became the professor of biblical literature and hermeneutics at the United Presbyterian Divinity Hall, and received his DD from St. Andrews in 1850. During his career at the Divinity Hall, Eadie wrote the five New Testament commentaries for which he is best known. [Read more...]

Get $70 off the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary

Anchor Yale Bible DictionaryIf you’re looking for a deeper understanding of Scripture, the six-volume Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative reference works in biblical scholarship. And now’s the perfect time to add it to your Logos library—during our back-to-school sale, you can get this powerful resource for 26% off!

Use coupon code BTS2013 to get the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, regularly $269.95, for just $199.95.

This six-volume, 7,200-page dictionary features 800 leading international authors and more than 6,000 entries, complete and unabridged with illustrations. According to Walter Harrelson in the Journal of Biblical Literature, “Nothing [else] of its kind exists in any language.” And our customers agree—they consistently give it positive reviews.

Here’s what scholars are saying about the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary:

  • “a monumental work . . . a gold mine of information on and interpretation of an extremely wide range of topics concerning the Bible and its environment, from AARON to ZUZIM.”
    Gene M. Tucker, Candler School of Theology at Emory University
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Last Chance: Get 46% off the Baker Academic Biblical Studies Bundle

baker-academic-biblical-studies-bundleThrough August 29, you can get the Baker Academic Biblical Studies Bundle for 46% off—that’s a savings of more than $1,140! Don’t miss this deal on 85 volumes of outstanding scholarship.

A huge collection at an incredible price

This bundle consists of the following collections:

The whole 30,000-page bundle would cost about $2,500 in print, and that wouldn’t give you all the benefits of the Logos editions—it would be almost impossible to find exactly what you’re looking for. In Logos, these collections connect to the rest of your resources and to powerful features like the Topic Guide, Sermon Starter Guide, and more. Every volume is fully searchable, helping you find insights into specific passages and topics. [Read more...]

Introducing the Spurgeon Commentary: New Testament Letters Collection

spurgeon-commentary-collection-new-testament-lettersThree months ago, Logos introduced the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians, a unique project in which we organized and edited the writings of Charles Spurgeon, the great British Baptist preacher, into commentary format. That resource met with such a positive response that it went into development almost immediately. Seeing that there is demand for such a resource, we now present nine more volumes in the series: the Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters. Like the Galatians volume, each new book in this series will:

  • Show you what Spurgeon had to say about a verse and particular words within it
  • Highlight Spurgeon’s illustrations of truths found within the text, categorizing them according to theme so you can find them more easily using your Logos library
  • Draw out Spurgeon’s application-oriented content, offering ideas for how to apply these concepts in your own life and share them with your congregation
  • Provide the sources used, so you can dig deeper into the original context

Phil Johnson, an authority on Spurgeon and the curator of The Spurgeon Archive, graciously contributed a foreword for the series. He concluded it in this way: [Read more...]