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Place Your Bid on the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge

Schaff CollectionFor more than a century, the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge has set the standard for biblical and theological reference works.

In 1877, German theologian Johann Jakob Herzog asked Professor Philip Schaff to undertake an English reproduction of the second edition of Herzog’s Realencyklopadie fur protestantische Theologie und Kirche. Schaff’s work began in 1880, with the help of Clemens Petersen and Samuel Macauley Jackson.

Since then, this collection has seen the contributions of over 100 editors and 600 scholars, bringing together the most important scholarship from biblical studies, historical and doctrinal theology, archaeology, geography, church history, comparative religion, and more. The resulting work ranks among our time’s best-selling and most-cited Christian reference materials; it’s the first stop for pastors, teachers, parents, students, and scholars looking for comprehensive answers.

“The usefulness of this encyclopedia is to be found in its comprehensiveness. No extant work can match this. It is also particularly strong in biography, where it will be found an invaluable aid to investigation into the lives of the worthies of the past.”

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Don’t Miss Out: Get These Collections at the Best Prices

Community Pricing, which lets you help choose the price on new products, is the best way to build your library at the lowest cost. As soon as there are enough bids to push a product into Pre-Pub, the price goes up, so always be sure to place your bid early.

These products will be moving into Pre-Pub very soon—place your bids today to get them at the best prices!

the-works-of-charles-hodgeThe Works of Charles Hodge (29 vols.)

Regularly $299.95—current bid is only $90

Charles Hodge counts as one of the most influential theologians of the nineteenth century and one of Calvinism’s most dedicated defenders in America. This is the most complete collection of Charles Hodge’s writings available in print or electronically. The Works of Charles Hodge brings together Hodge’s extensive body of work—almost 14,000 pages, including articles, essays, tracts, book reviews, and more.

Austen Henry Layard Collection (10 vols.)

Regularly $209.95—current bid is only $70

Austen Henry Layard’s groundbreaking work uncovered sites in Babylon and Assyria, greatly increasing our knowledge of Mesopotamian civilizations through the recovery of cuneiform tablets detailing culture and history. Layard’s extraordinary contributions to biblical archaeology changed the face of biblical research and scholarship. Continue Reading…

3 Ways to Learn from Charles Spurgeon

Charles SpurgeonCharles Spurgeon’s impact was enormous. You’ll come across his name in Bible study guides, seminary-required curricula, and many of your resources in Logos.

“With whom among men can you compare [Spurgeon]? He combined the preaching power of Jonathan Edwards and Whitefield with the organizing power of Wesley, and the energy, fire, and courage of Luther.” —B. H. Carroll

On June 19, 1834, Spurgeon was born in Kelvedon, UK. At 15, he accepted Christ and joined a Baptist church. In fact, most people would describe his theology as Calvinist; Spurgeon, though, said that “if I am asked what is my creed, I reply, ‘It is Jesus Christ.’”

In honor of Spurgeon’s birthday, we’re highlighting a few resources for those looking to learn from his years of study:

charles-spurgeon-collection1. Charles Spurgeon Collection

Regularly $499—$399 using coupon code SPURGEON13

Through June 22, save $100 on the Charles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.), an invaluable tool for both sermon preparation and personal understanding. The Charles Spurgeon Collection offers over 3,550 sermons, as well as many of Spurgeon’s commentaries and lectures, his autobiography, The Sword and the Trowel, and much more. Continue Reading…

Get $60 Off Resources for Church Leaders

aubrey-malphurs-collectionRight now, you can pre-order the Aubrey Malphurs Collection and get $60 off the regular price!

This eight-volume collection provides advice on planting, cultivating, and growing spiritually healthy churches. Malphurs helps you make the most of your leadership style, handle church budgets, raise up effective leaders, and more.

Designed with both experienced pastors and seminary students in mind, these titles are helpful for anyone with a passion for the church.

“Anyone who is a student of church health will greatly benefit from the sage wisdom Malphurs provides. This sort of insight is rare and valuable. Audrey helps us confront our assumptions so we can move toward health and vitality in our congregations.” —Alan Nelson, executive editor, Rev! magazine

“Aubrey Malphurs blows away the fog of misunderstanding that surrounds disciple-making in the church. His clear analysis of what a disciple is, and how a church can make one, is a welcome addition to the literature on this topic.” —Gary L. McIntosh, professor of Christian ministry and leadership, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

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Research Genesis More Efficiently Than Ever

lexham-bible-guides-genesis-collectionNearly every theme in the Bible has a parallel in the book of Genesis—sin, guilt, pride, family, law, worship, God’s promises, and God’s will. Genesis portrays what it means to be human and how God wants us to live as his image-bearers. It recounts the despair present on earth and the hope God offers to all of creation. It explains the very personal relationship between Creator and creation. To truly understand the rest of the Bible, it helps to understand Genesis—the foundation for the rest of Scripture.

Bible study begins with Genesis

We don’t always have the time to research Genesis at a scholarly depth. We may have ministry priorities that depend on such knowledge, but other commitments won’t allow us the time to delve as deep into it as we would like. That’s why we began the Lexham Bible Guide series with Genesis. Capitalizing on the expertise of our research team—many of whom have presented academic lectures on Genesis—we can offer you the information you need, in a few clicks, while making it easy for you to go even deeper when you have the time. Continue Reading…

Last Chance: Get up to $388 Off Commentaries

If you haven’t picked out a graduation gift yet, you have only a few more days to save on some of our top commentaries! Written with serious students in mind, these commentaries are the perfect gifts for any grad. Through June 15, you can get up to $388 off three of our best-selling commentaries using the coupon codes below.

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International Critial CommentaryInternational Critical Commentary

The International Critical Commentary has long held a special place among works on the Bible. Its comprehensive, rigorous scholarship brings together all the relevant aids to exegesis: linguistic and textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological.

Get $388 off with coupon code ICC13

Pillar New Testament CommentaryPillar New Testament Commentary

The PNTC seeks to make Scripture’s meaning clear. The authors interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate, yet avoid undue technical detail. The result is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, of scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with attention both to biblical theology and to the Bible’s contemporary relevance. Continue Reading…

The Geneva Bible Is Coming Soon to Logos!

Geneva BibleIf you’re at all interested in Reformed theology, the Geneva Bible, part of the English Bibles Collection, is an important resource to add to your library. It was the Bible read by the Puritans and the original study Bible of the English-speaking Reformers. It’s also one of our most requested Bible translations, and digitizing it will be no small project.

Why the Geneva Bible was translated

In 1553, Queen Mary ascended the British throne, which began a period of intense persecution of Protestants in England. More than 700 people fled England to escape persecution and settled in and around Geneva, Switzerland, in 1555. The refugees included Miles Coverdale, John Knox, and William Whittingham.

Geneva in the 1550s was the center of Reformed Protestantism. And because of the presence of Theodore Beza, it was also a growing center of biblical scholarship.

While there, the exiles began to see the need for a new translation of the Bible in their own language. The New Testament was finished in 1557, and the complete Bible—along with a revised New Testament—was finished in 1560. Continue Reading…

Get 30% Off New Zondervan Collections!

We’re excited to announce that two very anticipated collections are now available on Pre-Pub! For the next two weeks, you can pre-order both the Zondervan Biblical Languages Collection and the Textbook Bundle for 30% off their regular prices.

Zondervan Biblical Languages Collection

collection-coverRegularly $616.65—only $429.95 before June 20!

This collection, worth $781.65 in print, includes essential Bible study resources such as core textbooks, language grammars, reference works, and more—many of which are among the most respected works in their fields.

Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, included in this collection, is one of the most popular introductions to Greek, used in universities and seminaries around the world. Over 200,000 students have learned biblical Greek under its guidance, proving it to be one of the most powerful resources for those looking to delve into the original languages.

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Changing the Biblical Research Paradigm

Lexham Bible GuidesWhat if research could move you? What if it could change your everyday life—could actually make a difference in the way you think, act, speak? These questions drove us to create the Lexham Bible Guides.

For too long, biblical research has been a stagnant process—a tedious necessity. For too long, it has been inaccessible to people without seminary training. For too long, pastors have spent hours poring over books only to realize they still haven’t discovered an insight for their congregation.

How much good is an idea without an application? With only so many hours in the day, you have to weigh the value of the idea versus the time you could spend in discussion or study with others—and the insights that come from interaction.

More effective Bible study

So if the entire research process could be streamlined, documented, and explained—providing you with what you really want and need and saving you valuable time—would you pay for it?

We know that you don’t want someone to give you the answers. That’s why you have, and should have, a library. Continue Reading…

Get 25% Off Johann Gerhard’s Theological Commonplaces

Johann_GerhardJohann Gerhard was the premier Lutheran theologian of the early seventeenth century. Combining a profound understanding of Lutheran theology with a broad interest in ethics and culture, he had a significant influence on biblical, doctrinal, pastoral, and devotional theology.

Johann always remained steadfast in his commitment to spreading God’s Word, even though he faced many trials in his life. At various times, he suffered from asthma, dry fever, rheumatism, kidney trouble, and weakness of his entire body. His father died when Johann was only 16 years old. On top of his health and home-life struggles, he was threatened with imprisonment many times during the Thirty Years’ War. Still, he always remained faithful. He was known for his perseverance; to this day, it shines through in his writings.

His Loci Theologici are regarded as the standard for Lutheran orthodoxy, with topics ranging from the proper understanding and interpretation of Scripture to eschatology. Continue Reading…