New: Get Individual Mobile Ed Courses!

logos-mobile-education-bible-and-doctrine-foundations-bundleLast year, we launched our first Logos Mobile Education courseware—the nine-course Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle—and started getting some wonderful feedback.

For the first time ever, learners like you are experiencing a video-based education that ties seamlessly into a theological library. They’re learning about the basics of the Bible and church doctrine from world-class scholars and professors. They can connect to a wider community, search lectures for passages or themes, take notes, and learn at their own pace.

Now we want to make sure you have the same opportunities, even if you’re not looking for an entire Mobile Ed bundle. We’re pleased to announce that you can now get any of the nine Bible and Doctrine Foundations courses individually!

Here are the nine courses:

Bible foundations

logos-mobile-education-ot101-introducing-old-testament-its-structure-and-storyIn these courses, Mark Futato and Lynn Cohick help you unpack the Old and New Testaments and grasp their major themes, genres, and narrative challenges.

Biblical interpretation

Reading involves interpretation. There’s no way around it—we all interpret Scripture. But how do we make sure we’re interpreting faithfully? Mike Heiser and Mike Goheen guide you through the methods and tools of interpretation and introduce you to the unified biblical storyline: your guidepost for hermeneutics.

Theology

logos-mobile-education-th101-introducing-bible-doctrine-i-theology-divine-revelation-and-the-bibleThese four courses, each taught jointly by Ronn Johnson, Carl Sanders, and Mike Heiser, guide you through the foundations of systematic theology, beginning with the Bible, God, man, and the church. They ask big questions and turn to Scripture for big answers.

Logos training

Certified Logos trainer Morris Proctor gives you in-depth instruction on how to use Logos Bible Software. With this training under your belt, you’ll be able to get the most out of your studies.

These individual courses are a great way to continue learning in any area you want. But don’t forget: you’ll get the most savings by picking up the full nine-course bundle.

Choose your favorite individual courses, or grab the entire Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle today!

Get Awesome Discounts on 180+ Products

SocialShare612x612_2-300x300This month, we’ve loaded Logos.com with tons of irresistible deals. It’s time to check on those resources you’ve been wanting—you just might find the deal you’ve been waiting for!

Here are a few highlights from this month’s sale:

A.W. Tozer Collection

Now 48% off!

A.W. Tozer was a compelling preaching and prolific writer, famous for his practical, invigorating messages. The A.W. Tozer Collection gives you the chance to meet this remarkable man and hear his lessons for the church today.

institutes-of-the-christian-religionInstitutes of the Christian Religion

Now 21% off!

John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is a monumental work that stands among the greatest texts of Christian theology and Western literature. Put together by scholars of the Latin, German, and French versions, this set is a huge addition to the canon of systematic theology in the Reformed tradition.

Introduction to World Religions

Now 57% off!

This is a great resource for understanding (and connecting with) people from other faith traditions. The Church Times writes that this is “a moving and illuminating book. [There’s] nothing on the market remotely comparable in scope, balance, readability, and sensitivity.”

Check out all the deals this month—this could be your chance to finally add the resources you’ve been wanting!

3 Ways to Get a Closer Look at the New Testament

stewart-custer-collectionYou already know about the New International Greek Testament Commentary. You’ve pored over Baker’s Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Now you’re looking for something in the same vein: exegesis, application, and Greek word and phrase studies. But, with 40,000 books to choose from, where do you turn?

Good news: we have suggestions!

1. Stewart Custer Collection

Regularly $167.95use coupon code CUSTER10 to get it for $149.95 through July 22

Stewart Custer is an underappreciated treasure. This unique collection gives you numerous commentaries on the New Testament, as well as guides to interpretation and exegesis. It emphasizes pastoral insight and practical application: ideal if you want to home in on helping others day to day.

ellicotts-commentaries-on-st-pauls-epistles2. Ellicott’s Commentaries on St. Paul’s Epistles

Regularly $82.95use coupon code ELLICOTT45 to get it for $44.95 through July 22

These frequently overlooked commentaries lead you through Paul’s letters verse by verse: each zooms in on the Greek, illuminating the translators’ choices, grammatical context and relevance, and the thought implied by the Greek phrasing. They’re excellent for a student or pastor aiming to apply more Greek word and phrase studies—someone who wants to master Paul’s logical structure, perhaps.

3. Guides to New Testament Exegesis

Many commentaries provide verse-by-verse interpretation, exegesis, and application—and stop right there. Baker’s Guides to New Testament Exegesis Collection provides something more: it shows you the key interpretive approaches to each NT book, including the history of interpretation, the literary context, the style and authorship of each book, and insights from the Greek. If you aim to teach the Bible, you shouldn’t pass this one up.

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All these collections have recently been updated: just visit the product pages (and make sure you’re signed in!) to see which volumes are new to you. With Dynamic Pricing, you’ll only pay for the books you don’t already own. And, as always, interest-free payment plans make budgeting even easier!

Get the Best Price on Homer’s Masterpieces

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“The ‘Iliad’ and the ‘Odyssey’ stand at the head of the epic poetry of the world. . . . Artistically, in spite of their early date, they are the product of a mature art, expressing with supreme nobility and grace permanent and varied yet simple types of human nature, in a language unsurpassed for its combination of directness, simplicity, and beauty.”
—William A. Neilson

More than 2,500 years ago, Homer composed the Iliad and The Odyssey. So complete was his success that, for the next 20 centuries at least, most Western writers aspired not to surpass him, not to invent some creative new form, but simply to rewrite him with new settings and new characters. (Think of Virgil’s Aeneid; think of Joyce’s Ulysses.)

Why was Homer so influential?

Homer’s fame isn’t the result of any one attribute—it’s the result of at least three:

  • His themes are nearly universal: honor, dignity, battles, long journeys home. They helped cement Greek culture (which became the intellectual context for early Christianity), and they’re still powerful today.
  • His prose is a delight, graceful and memorable. The Homeric adjectives are especially famous.
  • He’s just plain fun to read, full of adventure and memorable characters.

The great translator Alexander Pope writes,

“[Homer’s] work is a wild paradise, where, if we cannot see all the beauties as distinctly as in an ordered garden, it is only because the number of them is infinitely greater. It is like a copious nursery, which contains the seeds and first productions of every kind, out of which those who followed him have but selected some particular plants, each according to his fancy, to cultivate and beautify.”

Get the best price before July 9

Noet’s 15-volume Bristol Classics Homer Bundle gives you the Iliad, The Odyssey, and a number of insightful commentaries. It’s a terrific window into Homer’s world.

The bundle is on Pre-Pub for 23% off, but that deal won’t last long—on July 9, the Pre-Pub price is going up by $20.

Get the best price: pre-order the Bristol Classics Homer Bundle before July 9!

Big News: Hebrew Audio Is Shipping Soon!

hebrew-audio-pronunciationsMany of you have been eagerly awaiting an exciting feature for OT study: Hebrew Audio Pronunciations. Well, we’re delighted to announce that we’re shipping Hebrew Audio Pronunciations on July 14!

An invaluable resource for Hebrew study

For years, Logos users have been learning from our Greek Pronunciation Addin, which integrates seamlessly into Greek editions of the New Testament. Now Logos brings the same convenience and depth of study to Hebrew.

You can listen to audio pronunciations of Hebrew words, making it easier to incorporate Hebrew into a sermon, build your vocabulary, or learn more by listening to the Hebrew as you read. The feature supports Aramaic, too, helping you understand the Word whether you’re in Genesis or Daniel.

Get 40% off for a limited time

Hebrew Audio Pronunciations is an amazing addition to Logos, and right now you can get it on Pre-Pub for $29.95—that’s 40% off! After the 14th, though, the price is going up.

Get the best price: pre-order Hebrew Audio Pronunciations today!

Get 75% Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

TopProduct-July-Blog-400x400Right now, you can use coupon code BOICE2014 to get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries for 75% off—that’s $300 in savings!1

James Montgomery Boice was senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also president and cofounder of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the parent organization of The Bible Study Hour, on which Boice was a speaker for more than 30 years.

Why people love this set

No matter where you turn in this 27-volume series, you’ll find powerful content written from a pastoral perspective. Here’s what people are saying:

“Dr. Boice’s commentary series is a treasure for the church and for her pastors. No expository preacher can afford to be without it.”
—R.C. Sproul

“I praise God for the extraordinary ministry of James Montgomery Boice—a compelling preacher, a profound theologian, and a champion for the truth of God’s Word. . . . His expository commentaries are an enduring treasure for the church, with clear explanations of the biblical text and practical applications for healthy Christian discipleship.”
—Philip Ryken, president, Wheaton College

“Most sermons do not read well as books or commentaries. James Boice’s sermons are a notable exception. They contain no pyrotechnics and no clever rhetorical flourishes, simply good, solid exposition and sound application. For myself, I have found his work on the Psalms especially to be extraordinarily helpful.”
—Paul Woolley, professor of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary

Still not convinced? Take a look at the reader reviews.

Powered by Logos’ research tools, this set makes an excellent resource for sermon prep. You and your congregation will reap the benefits of Boice’s experience and wisdom.

Don’t miss out: get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries today, use coupon code BOICE2014 at checkout, and save $300!

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Free Book: The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther

July FBOTMThis month, you can get Hans J. Iwand’s The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther for free!

Iwand’s 1941 monograph is an important contribution to our contemporary understanding of Luther’s theological significance. At long last, Randi H. Lundell’s beautiful translation makes it available to English-language readers.

The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther is more than just another historical study of a Reformation theme; it is a vigorous exercise in pastoral dogmatics. Iwand teases out the nuances in Luther’s distinction of the law from the gospel with provocative insights on nearly every page. This is a volume not simply for Reformation scholars but for seminarians, pastors and thoughtful laity.”
—John T. Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary

Then get another book for just 99¢!

PlusOne_150x244For only 99¢ more, you can download Brett Muhlhan’s Being Shaped by Freedom: An Examination of Luther’s Development of Christian Liberty.

Did Luther get Christian freedom right? Muhlhan seeks the question by examining two related questions:

  • What is Luther’s understanding of Christian freedom?
  • How did his understanding stand up under the pressure of reformation?

Muhlhan contends that the sublime beauty of Luther’s early understanding of Christian freedom—an understanding that empowered the German Reformation—is consistently the same understanding he used to undermine papal heteronomy and refute radical legalism.

“This well-researched and well-written book is a unique contribution to Luther studies. No other work so clearly and creatively demonstrates how Luther’s concept of inner freedom works out in the early, difficult social situations the reformer faced.”
—Michael Parsons, Spurgeon’s College

Luther’s bold claims and controversial opinions have been picked apart by scholars and theologians since the sixteenth century. Iwand and Muhlhan give insightful context and though-provoking views to help you wrestle with a few of the same things Luther found himself up against.

Get The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther for free, and then get Being Shaped by Freedom: An Examination of Luther’s Development of Christian Liberty for just 99¢ more!

 
P.S. Check out the July giveaway page: you could win part 1 of the 15-volume Select Studies in Martin Luther’s Life and Influence collection!

Last 3 Days: Get 15% Off a New Base Package!

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This is your last chance to save 15% on Logos 5 during the new base package sale! If you’re thinking about getting Logos 5, it’s important that you do so right away. Just use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW and you’ll save 15% on a brand-new base package.

You’ll get the most useful, in-depth commentaries, lexicons, language and grammar tools, and more. You’ll get a suite of powerful study tools that help you learn more, faster. And, with our bundling discounts and your 15% discount, you’ll know you’re getting an outstanding value.

Instead of spending extra time and money to put together a collection piece by piece, you can pick from our carefully curated base packages—all at 15% off!

On a budget? No problem

Logos-5A payment plan makes the library you want more affordable by spreading out the payments in easier-to-manage chunks. (You’ll never pay interest, either!)

What’s more, for every purchase over $1,900, we’re offering extended plans: you can choose any of the largest Logos 5 packages, start using it today, and spread your payments out over 12–24 months.

Start using your dream library right now: pick out your Logos 5 base package, and then set up an interest-free payment plan at checkout.

There’s no more time!

At the end of the day on Monday, June 30, coupon code GETLOGOSNOW will expire. But right now, you can still get a new Logos 5 base package at the best price. As always, your purchase is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Don’t miss your chance! Use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW and get 15% off your new base package.

Get 30% Off Jonathan Edwards’ Most Complete Works

the-works-of-jonathan-edwardsThere’s a good chance you’ve read Jonathan Edwards’ best-known sermon: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” which resulted from Edwards’ struggle to convey the graphic events of Revelation to his congregation. But Edwards wrote much, much more than that.

He was a brilliant, God-fearing man. He helped trigger the Great Awakening, he was the third president of what’s now Princeton University, and he’s been dubbed one of America’s most important theologians.

In the words of John Piper,

“there are few [theologians] in the world who combine the sharpness of mind, the scope of thought, the allegiance to Scripture, the depth of insight, the intensity of affections, the height of imagination, and the power of expression that he brings to all his work.”

Get best price on Edwards’ works in the new Yale editions!

Jonathan Edwards’ writings continue to challenge and shape the church today. Over the past few years, Yale University has been publishing original manuscripts that have never been seen before by the public. These manuscripts make up an entirely new collection of sermons, letters, and personal writings, taken down in Edwards’ original handwriting. The new Works of Jonathan Edwards editions feature critical introductions, analyses, commentaries, reflections, and more.

The 26-volume print set from the Yale University Press sells for more than $2,700, but when you pre-order the Logos edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards, you get a far better price—not to mention integration with your Logos library and tools. This edition won’t just save you space on your bookshelf; it’ll save you time, too.

Still not convinced?

Take it from Piper:

“The God-enthralled vision of Jonathan Edwards is rare and necessary, because its foundations are so massive and its fruit so beautiful. May the Lord himself open our eyes to see it . . . and be changed.”

Get the best price: pre-order The Works of Jonathan Edwards today!

How Do You Use Logos: Dave Moser

Dave MoserToday’s guest post is from Dave Moser, an MDiv student at Westminster Theological Seminary who blogs about Christ-centered Bible study at Armchair-Theology.net.

The sermon process begins with the Bible and ends in the heart.

Every preacher is different. Some are counselors; others are theologians. Some have trouble discerning the meaning of the text; others have trouble applying the text to the heart. I’m in the latter class: I love the truth of God’s Word, but I’m often unsure how to help it speak to others.

Here’s the three-step process I use in Logos to jump-start application:

The basic idea is to search all my counseling, discipleship, and Christian-living books for the passage I’m preaching on, so I can see how all the authors in my library apply it to everyday life.

Step 1: create an “application” collection

Logos allows you to group your library based on rules. If I want to add all my counseling resources to a collection, I can just type “subject:counseling”—the collection will contain every book I own on the subject. Here’s the rule I developed for my application collection:

subject:(discipleship, “christian life”, “pastoral care”, counsel, “spiritual growth”, sanctification, formation, holiness) OR (title:grow ANDNOT title:church)

I’m including books on counseling, discipleship, and Christian living because those are the books that deal with practical, everyday issues.

Here’s what it looks like in Logos:

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That’s 273 relevant books I can search to better connect with my audience!

To learn more, check out the collections tutorial on the Logos wiki.

Step 2: add the application collection to the Passage Guide

The Passage Guide is the one of Logos’ most helpful tools. It brings up all your commentaries on a given passage, shows you related images, and provides a lot of additional information.

You can modify the passage guide to 1.) include any collection you’ve created and 2.) show only results from that collection. Here’s part of what my application collection returns for Rom. 6:1–14:

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Every time I run my Passage Guide, I’ll be greeted with a similar list showing every place my passage shows up in my application resources.

For further reading, visit the Customizing the Passage and Exegetical Guides tutorial.

Step 3: apply the passage

Now it’s time to use these resources. Logos has all my matching books open to the right pages, so I can see all the ways my passage connects to day-to-day life. Here’s a sample:

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In just a few moments, I’ve learned how this passage can be powerful in the lives of:

  • Perfectionists
  • Addicts
  • Judgmental Christians
  • People considering divorce
  • Victims of abuse stuck in negative behavioral patterns

And that’s just the beginning. I never would have thought of all these application points on my own.

Not only did I find potential points of contact with my audience’s lives—if you look in the bottom left of the screenshot, you’ll notice that I also found a few great quotes and a hymn that pertains to the passage.

Now I have tons of ways to connect the Bible to my listeners. I can season the sermon with lines like, “If you’ve been dealing with an addiction . . .” or “If something’s hurt you and you feel like you can’t get out of a rut . . .,” and people will start to recognize just how relevant this passage is to their lives.

This quick search helps me do more effective ministry.

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If you aren’t using Logos 5, you’re missing out. Right now, you can get a custom discount on a Logos 5 upgrade—get yours today!