Get 2 Bonhoeffer Books for Just $0.99!

Get August's free book!Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a man of academic excellence, theological insight, and spiritual fortitude. During August, you can get his inspiring insight free—download Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, vol. 3: Creation and Fall today!

The life of Bonhoeffer

On February 4, 1906, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born to an aristocratic family with a rich history and noble character. Bonhoeffer’s father was a psychiatrist and neurologist, his mother was a teacher, his great-grandfather—Karl von Hase—was a popular protestant theologian, and his brother was a renowned chemist. Dignity and honor ran thick in his family’s veins and Bonhoeffer laid at the crux of it all.

As Bonhoeffer matured, he began blazing a trail in Christian history. He pressed on toward theological studies at the University of Tübingen, where he completed his Staatsexamen (the equivalent of a master’s degree). But Bonhoeffer had no plans of halting his education—by 25, Bonhoeffer had completed two doctorates at Berlin University. Still wanting more, he traveled to America where he studied under Reinhold Niebuhr, an American theologian, at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Shortly after returning from his postgraduate studies at Union Theological Seminary, Bonhoeffer began to pen his series of lectures on Genesis 1–3, which he presented as a professor at the University of Berlin. This series has since been compiled into Creation and Fall, August’s free book.

In Creation and Fall, Bonhoeffer juxtaposes our origin to the fall of mankind. He emphasizes the earth’s creation as the middle of eternity, which belongs to the eternal God. Furthermore, Bonhoeffer anchors Christ at the center of it all.

Carrying on against all odds

Not long after Bonhoeffer’s return to the University of Berlin came the Third Reich’s rise to power. By 1936, the Nazi suppression of the Confessing Church—a church that Bonhoeffer and a colleague formed in resistance to the Nazi-controlled state churches—intensified and revoked Bonhoeffer’s authority to teach at the University of Berlin. Bonhoeffer was deemed an enemy of the state by Theodor Heckel.

In response, Bonhoeffer boldly moved forward by creating underground seminaries, securing the necessary funds from supporting benefactors. It was through one of these benefactors that he met Maria von Wedemeyer, who he pledged to marry just months before his arrest. It was also during this time that Bonhoeffer composed The Cost of Discipleship.

After being arrested for his involvement with the Abwehr—a German intelligence agency at the center of the anti-Hitler resistance—and the 20 July plot on Hitler’s life, he was sent to Tegel Prison. He spent a year and half awaiting trial, during which he wrote Fiction from Tegel Prison. Though this volume is fictional, Bonhoeffer disclosed to his friend and biographer, Eberhard Bethge, “There is a good deal of autobiography mixed with it.” This book discloses much of Bonhoeffer’s aristocratic childhood, social world, and cultural milieu—all of which shed light on his theology. Characters and situations that represent the Nazi regime form a social criticism and help explain Bonhoeffer’s participation with the Abwehr and the plot to kill Hitler. This month only, you can get Fiction from Tegel Prison (a $27.95 value) for only 99 cents. 

Learn from Bonhoeffer’s legacy

Eighteen months later, Bonhoeffer was moved to the house prison of the Reich Security Head Office. In secrecy, he was then transferred to Buchenwald concentration camp, and finally to Flossenburg concentration camp where he was condemned to death by hanging without witnesses, records, or a defense on April 8, 1945—just two weeks before the camp was liberated by the US infantry.

Though Bonhoeffer’s life was cut short, he left a legacy that has spans generations, and reaches across broad denominations.

Download both Creation and Fall and Fiction from Tegel for only $0.99!

Then, explore all of Bonhoeffer’s works and enter to win the entire collection.

Have Questions? We’re Open Late!

Last chance for Logos 5 discountsOur upgrade sale is coming to an end, and Logos 5 upgrade discounts are going away forever after August 5!

Not sure which base package you should get?

Have questions about Logos 5?

Wondering how a dataset could support your Bible study?

Give us a call at 888-875-9491 to speak with a Logos 5 specialist. We’re open until 9 p.m. (PDT) tonight and Tuesday night to get you the best possible deal on your upgrade.

Our Logos 5 specialists will:

  • Help you find the upgrade that’s right for you.
  • Show you how to customize your upgrade.
  • Stack your payment plans—combine current payment plans you’re already on!
  • Answer any questions you have about upgrading.

They’ll listen to what type of study you’re looking to do, answer any questions you may have, and set you up with the best upgrade deal.

Hurry, special discounts on Logos 5 upgrades end August 5—once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

Don’t miss your chance to upgrade: give us a call at 888-875-9491, and upgrade to Logos 5 today.

It’s the Final Countdown: 4 Days Left to Save

We’re down to the final days of the Logos 5 upgrade sale. If you’ve been on the fence about making your Bible study even better (and saving a bunch of money in the process)—now’s the time.

The Logos 5 upgrade sale ends August 5In four days, when the clock strikes midnight on August 5—and you’re still floundering through your latest sermon or investing what seems like the millionth hour into tomorrow’s research paper—you’ll have wished you upgraded to Logos 5.

But if you upgrade now, you can shave off hours of sermon-preparation time, get tomorrow’s paper done today (with all the sources cited for you), and save yourself a ton of stress (and money).

Check out your custom upgrade discount, and upgrade before it’s too late!

Save with multiple discounts

If you don’t upgrade soon, you’ll miss out on huge, limited-time discounts that could save you hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours of research time:

  1. Discount #1: Your custom upgrade discount gives you limited-time savings on Logos 5 base packages. This discount is only available through August 5, so take advantage of it while you still can!
  2. Discount #2: Dynamic Pricing takes into account everything in your Logos library—including resources and datasets—and guarantees that you’ll only pay for what’s new to you. Even if you don’t own a base package, but you’ve purchased commentaries, collections, or individual volumes, your resources add to your discount. If you’re using resources in an older version of Logos, no worries—these titles factor into your Dynamic Pricing discount, too. Regardless of when you bought your resources—10 days ago or 20 years ago—you’ll get credit for the resources already in your library.

If you’re not ready to pay for your base package in full, that’s not a problem! We offer interest-free payment plans for up to 24 months, so you can take advantage of better Bible study tools and resources today while spacing out your cost into small, easily manageable payments.

So what are you waiting for? This is your final opportunity to get an amazing deal on Logos 5.

Save time and money: take advantage of your custom upgrade discount and start using Logos 5 today!

New and on Sale! LHBOTS and the Brazos Theological Commentary

Brazos Theological CommentaryThrough August 8, you can get the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible for $130.00 off, and, for the first time, we’re releasing the Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies (LHBOTS) as a single collection!

Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (18 vols.)

Throughout this commentary series, Brazos provides a twenty-first-century interpretation with a critical eye on history, hermeneutics, and methods. This innovative series focuses on the theological interpretation of Scripture with careful attention to detail.

Now’s your best time to buy: get it for $130.00 off through August 8!

The Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies (LHBOTS)

Formerly known as the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement (JSOTS), the LHBOTS is an enormous library of highly focused monographs analyzing the Old Testament texts, cultures, traditions, and languages. These 380 books feature the amazing scholarship of David J.A. Clines, Norman Whybray, Lester L. Grabbe, and several others to give your Old Testament library diversity, depth, and character.

LHBOTSWe’ve partnered with Bloomsbury to bring these 380 titles to your desktop and mobile devices. This series has never been offered at such a low price—and we’re also giving you introductory discounts! This collection, normally priced at $4,999.95, will have an introductory price of $2,999.95 (40% off) for the first month. On August 31, the price will return to its regular price—take advantage of this deal while it lasts!

Over the past 40 years, this series has accumulated over 600 volumes—and more are being published every month. Rest assured; we’re working on pursuing all of these works! In the meantime, numerous volumes are still waiting for your support to go into development. Check out the following Pre-Pubs to complete your LHBOTS library:

Interested in the Brazos Theological Commentary or LHBOTS but don’t have capacity in your budget? Set up a monthly payment plan so you can lock in your discount and start reading them right away. Once the sale ends, you’ll miss out on introductory pricing. If you have any of the individual volumes in these collections, you’ll also qualify for a unique Dynamic Price that discounts the price of what you already own.

Explore these collections today—and be sure to pick up Brazos Theological Commentary and The Library of Hebrew Bible & New Testament Studies before the prices go up!

Last Chance: Get $300 Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

TopProduct-July-Blog-400x400You only have two days left to get $300 off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

The price may never go this low again, so don’t miss out. Just use coupon code BOICE2014 to get your discount!

Comprehensive and rigorous

This 27-volume series provides the kind of thoughtful scholarship that you can trust as you prepare to preach and teach. Combine it with Logos 5’s search power and you can start digging into the original languages, even if you don’t speak Greek or Hebrew.

No matter where you turn in this series, you’ll be edified by powerful content written from a pastoral perspective. Whether you’re looking for reference works or devotional material, Boice’s Expositional Commentaries are a terrific fit.

Here’s what other readers are saying:

“Outstanding and comprehensive. Boice’s research is more thorough than any other.”

“The best commentary I’ve found so far, with helpful applications for each chapter.”

“I’ve been using these for a few months and I think they are excellent . . . if you can pick them up while the sale is on, you will not be disappointed.”

These 27 commentaries, the whole of Boice’s writing ministry, distill more than 30 years of study and ministry experience. (Boice was the senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia and the host of the Bible Study Hour radio program.) With remarkable skill, he presents the biblical narrative (as well as important doctrine) in a way that relates to the lives of all believers.

75% is a rare discount—don’t miss out!

Before Thursday, you can use coupon code BOICE2014 and get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries for only $99.95—that’s $300 off the regular price.1

Get $300 off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries today!

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Bring the Word to Life with Logos 5

You have a limited amount of time to plan your sermons, and preparing them can consume your week. Each day, you’re viewing the world through your message’s filter and trying to find ways to craft the perfect illustration or drive your point home.

With Logos 5, you can streamline your sermon-planning process. Start with a passage and a question, and Logos will help you find exactly what you need while making the most of your valuable time.

 

Logos 5 helps you share your findings with others—take advantage of tools that help you dig into the Bible’s text, cut down your sermon-prep time with smart searches and resources, and ultimately uncover new connections you didn’t know existed. Create meaning with your new discoveries, and convert biblical truth into practical reality.

Right now, upgrade to Logos 5 and save. But don’t wait—in a week, upgrade discounts disappear forever!

Gain Confidence for Evangelism with Bobby Conway

bobby-conwayWhen I first sat down for lunch with Bobby Conway, I knew right away that it wasn’t going to be your average meal. It wasn’t the food that was exceptional—it was the fellowship.

Dr. Conway is one of those guys who, when you meet him, you think “this guy is for real.” There’s no façade, no masquerade. There’s just Bobby. I could see right away why people would lower their defenses around him and be willing to hear what he has to say about Jesus. This is a guy I need to learn from.

Infectious faith

Whenever you get Dr. Conway talking about his faith, he gets excited. He is truly passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with believers and nonbelievers alike, and his energy is infectious. He knows from personal experience and the testimony of Scripture that the Christian life is one marked by deep joy and fellowship with Christ, and he can’t help but invite people into that. Yet he is realistic about the questions, the struggles, and the doubts that go along with it. This level of honesty is both charming and refreshing.

After working with Dr. Conway in the Mobile Ed studio, I came away encouraged in my faith and more excited and equipped for evangelism than ever before. I trust that if you take this course, you’ll feel the same.

 

Get the tools for evangelism

This course will benefit you, your church, and your community: it’ll help you understand the biblical call for evangelism, and it’ll equip you to go out there and tell people about Jesus. You can save 42% by pre-ordering, so place your order today—this exceptional course is worth it!

And don’t forget: with Logos Mobile Education, you can take this course at your own pace, right in your software or on your mobile device. The videos, readings, and transcripts go with you, wherever you are. It’s perfect for anyone with a busy schedule, and anyone who wants to grow in their witness.

Pre-order Introducing Evangelism with Bobby Conway today.

Last Chance: Get 20% Off The New Interpreter’s Bible

new-interpreters-bibleOne of today’s top critical commentaries is coming to Logos, and for a limited time, you can get 20% off when you pre-order it.

The New Interpreter’s Bible provides in-depth analysis of the entire Bible and the Apocrypha, including introductions covering relevant historical and theological issues, exegetical commentary organized around coherent sections of text, thoughtful reflection sections, numerous visual aids, and more.

These 12 volumes feature leading scholars from a wide range of backgrounds—including Walter Brueggemann, Walter C. Kaiser Jr., N.T. Wright, James D.G. Dunn, Luke Timothy Johnson, and many others. You’ll get a wealth of scholarship from across the theological spectrum.

What others say about the series

The New Interpreter’s Bible commentators are consistently aware that they are in conversation with preachers and teachers in the church. The New Interpreter’s Bible is the commentary preachers and teachers need for the years ahead.” —Patrick J. Wilson, The Christian Century

“The quality of both the commentary and the reflections sections is consistently high. The New Interpreter’s Bible is an invaluable addition to the library of both academician and pastor.” —Victor P. Hamilton, Asbury College

Once The New Interpreter’s Bible ships, the price goes up—forever. Don’t miss your chance to get 20% off this exceptional commentary. This offer ends August 7, so pre-order today!

12 Hours Only: Get 5 Books for $5 Each!

For 12 hours only, get five books for $5 each! This sale ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. (EDT)—don’t miss out! Here’s what’s on sale:

fifty-reasons-why-jesus-came-to-die1. Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die by John Piper

Regular price: $8.95
Sale: $5 (44% off!)

Some of the most important questions Christians ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question might surprise you. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this one answer.

2. Historic Creeds and Confessions by Rick Brannan

Regular price: $8.95
Sale: $5 (44% off!)

The church’s history is filled with times of great theological debate. This collection of Historic Creeds and Confessions contain the workings of godly men who came together and drafted what they considered to be the heart of biblical truth.

words-of-wisdom-for-daily-living3. Words of Wisdom for Daily Living by Charles Spurgeon

Regular price: $8.95
Sale: $5 (44% off!)

This volume contains concise stories and reflection on a variety of biblical, theological, and social topics. Spurgeon writes on pride and sloth, economic issues, and social issues, such as capital punishment.

4. The Best Is Yet to Come by Charles Ryrie

Regular price: $9.95
Sale: $5 (50% off!)

What does the Bible say about the future of the world? How can the unusual events converging in our present day world be explained—wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, and other disasters? Dr. Charles Ryrie explains biblical teaching about the end times.

do-yourself-a-favor-love-your-wife5.Do Yourself a Favor: Love Your Wife by H. Page Williams

Regular price: $8.95
Sale: $5 (50% off!)

This book is a practical manual for men who want to become who God intended them to be. The author’s focus is not that you see what is completely wrong with your marriage, “but that you should want to see what’s wrong under the love and light of the Holy Spirit.”

Don’t miss out! These huge discounts won’t last long: sale ends July 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

Get all five titles now!

Get 4 Free Volumes: Not Your Average Bible Study

not-your-average-bible-study-seriesIf you’ve already pre-ordered the Not Your Average Bible Study Series, you’re getting 1–3 John, 1 Peter, and the Sermon on the Mount for free too! This is in addition to the already free Jude–2 Peter volume that comes with every pre-order. We’re giving the same deal to anyone who pre-orders through Thursday, July 31!

When we first listed the Not Your Average Bible Study Series, we decided to give away the Jude volume to everyone who pre-ordered it, while pricing the nine-volume collection at the incredibly low price of $19.95. But it turned out that Jude worked better when paired with 2 Peter, so we wrote the 2 Peter study and combined it with the Jude volume, but we still made it free for everyone who pre-ordered the collection. Yesterday, as we were looking over the upcoming volumes in the series—1–3 John, 1 Peter, and the Sermon on the Mount—we decided that we wanted to do something really special: offer the forthcoming volumes for free too!

Improve your Bible study abilities while studying the Bible itself

The Not Your Average Bible Study Series empowers you to:

  • Understand the Bible’s ancient context
  • Ask the same questions scholars ask
  • Apply the Bible to your life, each step along the way
  • Tell the biblical story as part of your own story

This series is already tested—as we originally ran most of these studies in Bible Study Magazine. This is one of the most popular sections of Bible Study Magazine. We regularly receive kind emails about how these studies help people get deeper into the Word, teach them to study the Bible better, and help them apply the Word to their life. And that’s why we made these studies into books—to make them available to an even wider audience.

These studies include answer boxes to write in, prayer prompts, and insightful questions. They explore how the biblical story is our story.

This crazy deal will help you get into the Word

Here’s how our crazy deal is going to go:

  • Pre-order now for $19.95, and get four volumes for free: 1–3 John, 1 Peter, 2 Peter–Jude, and the Sermon on the Mount. You have until Thursday, July 31 to get this price. We will ship the first nine volumes on August 1—as promised—and the additional three free volumes will automatically download as they’re released.
  • Right after we ship on August 1, we’re going to raise the price to $24.95—we will be charging for 2 Peter–Jude at that point, but still offering a serious discount on the rest of the collection. We will also still be offering 1–3 John, 1 Peter, and the Sermon on the Mount for free, for a two-week window. This deal will be available until August 14.
  • Come August 15, the price goes up to the full list price of $54.95.

The Not Your Average Bible Study Series is designed for individual or group use. So tell your friends—on your social networks and in person. We believe in these studies and know that they will help you get deeper into God’s Word. Pre-order the Not Your Average Bible Study Series today to get the best price and four free volumes!

Thanks for your support. Feel free to email me your questions: john@logos.com.