The Story of Jacob, Designed for Digital

Jacob’s story is a roller-coaster ride filled with twists and turns. Through times of blessing and hardship alike, Jacob struggled to recognize God’s presence—and we can relate. We, too, go through seasons when we feel like God is so far away. But even in these trying times, God remains with us, just as he remained with Jacob.

Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence is Bible study like you’ve never known before. You’ll walk through life with Jacob and his family, learning how their story is like yours. With this all-in-one curriculum, your congregation or small group will share in the discovery of new and deeper insights into this familiar story. You’ll learn—together—how Jacob’s life lessons are relevant today.

Designed for digital

jacob-discerning-gods-presence-complete-church-curriculum-for-leaders-and-pastorsJacob: Discerning God’s Presence is part of the Studies in Faithful Living Series, which is designed for digital from the ground up. These resources maximize efficiency, making preparation much easier for pastors and small group leaders. And, while Jacob’s story is well known, your study will be fresh and timely. Everyone in your congregation or small group will benefit from the richness of content you’ve come to expect from Logos.

The complete church curriculum includes a leader’s guide that walks through each chapter with lesson plans and handouts for leading your Bible studies and small groups. Sermon outlines and professionally designed media resources enable you to share Jacob’s story with your entire church.

If you’re looking to learn from Jacob’s life on your own, the individual version includes infographics, maps, thought-provoking response questions, Bible study tips, an annotated reading list, and printable handouts.

Bid now!

Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence is on Community Pricing at over half off its regular price. If enough bids come in, we can offer this all-in-one curriculum at a very low price for the foreseeable future. But to get there, we need more bidders—and that’s where you come in.

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

Get 15% Off a Massive, Interconnected Library

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Logos 5 is more than just a collection of books. It’s a massive, interconnected library paired with tools and features that you can’t find anywhere else.

Why Logos books are so valuable

Think of it this way: the value of a book by itself (physical or digital) is purely in the information it carries. But when you link two books together—a link between a citation and the book it cites, a Greek text that scrolls in sync with the English translation—you increase the value of each. This means the whole of your library is exponentially more valuable than the sum of its parts. We call this the “Network Effect.”Library Connections

When you buy a base package, you get a library that’s integrated with data, smart tools, and a clean, fast interface to access everything. All your books are interconnected, which means more cross-references between books, more valuable original-language data, and more relevant results in the reports you run—the Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, Bible Word Study, and more.

Not only do Logos books create an extensive network of information—they make up a growing ecosystem of platforms tying Bible study together. You can use your Logos library for study, discuss rich passages with your Faithlife community, or easily share quotes and passages with your congregation via Proclaim.

Take 15% off a new base package

When it comes to putting together an interconnected library of smart books, a base package is the best place to start.

Right now, you can get a new base package for 15% off—get yours today!

Time’s Running Out: Get 89% Off the Pre-Summer Pack!

Get 89% Off the Pre-Summer PackThe limited-time Pre-Summer Pack is an extraordinary deal. It retails at $1,382.54, but right now, you can get it for only $149.95—that’s 89% off, or more than $1,232.00 in savings! At under $3 per book, it’s the perfect way to get the titles you’ve been wanting—and then some.

But it won’t be around for long: time’s running out!

Save even more

At 89% off, the Pre-Summer Pack is an incredible value, but that’s actually the minimum you’ll save. With Dynamic Pricing, you’ll get a custom ownership discount based on your current library—if you already own some of these books, your price could be even lower.

Trusted authors and resources

With the Pre-Summer Pack, you’ll strengthen your Logos library with titles from James D.G. Dunn, Stanley Porter, John Polkinghorne, Martin Hengel, I. Howard Marshall, and many others. You’ll get top resources like The Beauty of Holiness, Black’s New Testament Commentary: Galatians, and New Testament Interpretation and Methods.

Plus, with Logos, the more variety in your library, the more comprehensive your research. As your library grows, so does the value of each individual book. Your Passage Guide, topic, or phrase searches return more valuable content, and you find more of the life-changing insights you’re looking for in your biblical studies.

Don’t miss your chance!

For only $149.95, you can round out your library with an enormous bundle that, at any other time, would cost you over $1,382.00. And if you already have some of these resources, you’ll get a custom ownership discount—this means potential savings on top of the 89%+ you’re already taking off!

This deal won’t be around for long. Don’t miss out—get it today!

How Your Current Library Gets You a Bigger Discount

Logos5Upgrade_230x230Some of you have been using Logos for years and years, across multiple versions. You’ve acquired a hefty library. You’re studying, say, a Logos 4 base package with all your favorite add-on resources. What happens when you upgrade to a Logos 5 base package?

Simple: you keep all your existing books, and you add a huge number of new books at a steep discount. You get new resources, interconnected with the rest of your library, and you get Logos 5′s powerful study tools. When you upgrade to Logos 5, your whole library gets better.

Your personal discount

Logos-5Having a large Logos library also works in your favor when it comes to upgrading from one Logos 5 base package to another. Not only do your existing books add to the power of Logos 5—they can also earn you an awesome discount. You only need to own a single resource included in a given base package to qualify for Dynamic Pricing. Just visit the Logos 5 upgrade page, log in, and discover your custom upgrade discount—it can’t hurt to find out!

Don’t forget that you can also take advantage of interest-free payment plans to spread out your payments over up to 24 months. This means you can pick up the base package you really want, lock in your custom discount, and begin using your new library immediately. Then you can spread out the costs in several easy payments!

When it comes to saving money on an upgrade, your existing library is one of your greatest assets. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to upgrade to Logos 5, this is it. We won’t be offering upgrade discounts forever—check out your custom discount and upgrade now!

Free Book: What’s in the Word by Ben Witherington III

witw1We’ve teamed up with Baylor University Press to give you Ben Witherington III’s What’s in the Word: Rethinking the Socio-Rhetorical Character of the New Testament for free! Just use coupon code BW3BAYLOR to get your copy.

Understand Scripture in context

What’s in the Word, written in Witherington’s usual clear, clever style, is a collection of essays on topics like “oral texts,” pseudepigrapha, New Testament word studies in light of their socio-rhetorical backgrounds, and more. Preachers and teachers will especially appreciate how Witherington’s work helps establish exegetical study historically.

James D.G. Dunn once said that the autonomy of the biblical text is an illusion, and that Scripture will always be read in a context, whether modern or historical. In What’s in the Word, Witherington explains how the recognition of the oral and socio-rhetorical character of the New Testament and its environment necessitates a change in how we read the New Testament literature.

Use coupon code BW3BAYLOR through June 16 to get What’s in the Word for free!

P.S. Through June 16, you can also enter to win the entire Ben Witherington III Collection. Head over to the Logos Academic blog and enter to win before it’s too late!

New: Learning from Your Favorite Preachers Just Got Easier

BlogIMG_400x400We’re thrilled to announce a brand-new tool in Logos 5: the Sermon Finder, which connects you to sermons on any given passage.

Simply search the Passage Guide for a passage or verse: the Sermon Finder pulls results from your sermon archives and presents them in an elegant list of clickable links. You can quickly discover how specific Bible verses inspired your favorite pastor’s sermons, and then enrich your own sermons with their insights.

How is this different from before? Whereas the standard search tool finds every place a preacher mentions a Bible passage, the Sermon Finder brings you only the complete sermons that cover the passage you’re studying.

For example, are you curious how John Piper tackled how “the Word was made flesh” in John 1? Or how Tim Keller addressed fanaticism in Mark 13:24–37? All you need to do is a simple Passage Guide search: you’ll have access to every relevant sermon preached by your favorite pastors on the verse you’re studying. In short, Sermon Finder makes your sermon libraries even more powerful and accessible.

Get 60% off the Classic Sermon Library Builder—that’s only 7 cents a sermon!

classic-sermon-library-builderFor a limited time, you can get 60% off the new 100-volume Classic Sermon Library Builder. For just $2 a volume, you can enrich your sermons, research papers, and personal study with insights from some of the world’s most respected pastors—that works out to just 7 cents a sermon!

You’ll get over 2,600 sermons from leading pastors:

  • John Wesley
  • R.A. Torrey
  • D.L. Moody
  • George Whitefield
  • And others

For just $199.95, pick up the Classic Sermon Library Builder today! But hurry—this deal ends June 30.

The best deals on new sermon libraries

Want to make your sermon library even more powerful? You’ll get the best deal on new sermon archives with Logos Pre-Pub. Right now, for instance, you can pre-order the D.A. Carson Sermon Archive and get 553 of Carson’s sermons for just $89.95—that’s 36% off!

Here are a few other Pre-Pubs you don’t want to miss:

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Don’t have Logos 5? Now’s the time to upgrade. For a limited time, you can get triple discounts on a Logos 5 upgrade and build more compelling sermons, faster. Discover your custom upgrade discount, and upgrade today!

3 Little-Read Books That Changed the World

lucretiusA book’s influence tends to correspond to how widely it’s read: the most influential books usually speak to a lot of people. Certain books, though, manage to shape the culture without enjoying a huge readership. Today we’ll be looking at three: Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things, Herodotus’ The Persian Wars, and James Joyce’s Ulysses.

1. On the Nature of Things

Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things is a book-length poem that articulates the Epicurean worldview: in short, that the universe is made of atoms, that there is no afterlife, that the gods don’t intervene in (or concern themselves with) human affairs, and that the best way to live is that which minimizes pain and maximizes pleasure. From the third century AD to AD 1417, Epicureanism was almost entirely forgotten.

Then an especially persistent book hunter came across a manuscript of On the Nature of Things, and people started reading it again. Machiavelli personally copied out the whole manuscript by hand. Thomas More alluded to it in Utopia. Montaigne quoted it outright—almost 100 times. The list of readers also includes Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne, Bacon, Ben Jonson, Newton, and Thomas Jefferson, who not only owned five Latin editions but even described himself as an Epicurean. Lucretius’ Epicurean worldview, so long forgotten, was back in style.

Since then, much of the book has been pushed back out of style by modern science: we believe in atoms not thanks to it, but thanks to people like Niels Bohr. On the Nature of Things is once again a little-read book. But it’s worth your time, because—as Stephen Greenblatt, the famous humanities scholar, argues—it’s one of the texts that brought about the Renaissance. Lucretius emphasized beauty, and so did da Vinci and Michelangelo. Lucretius argued against the fear of death, and so did Montaigne. Epicureanism has little in common with Christianity, but that’s no reason not to know it well, especially in its capacity as a catalyst for Renaissance thought.

We’re building a Noet edition of On the Nature of Things, and it’s still in Community Pricing: for just a little while, you can pick it up for a mere $5.

Join Shakespeare and Thomas Jefferson: for just $5, get to know this forgotten piece of history.

2. The Persian Wars

herodotus-the-persian-warsHerodotus’ The Persian Wars, written in the fifth century BC, seems impossibly remote: it describes the rise of the Persian Empire and the history and cultural background of Scythia and Egypt. This isn’t (directly) Christian history, and it seems far too distant to still be relevant—what’s the point?

Herodotus is worth reading because he introduced the very notion of history as we know it: a unified narrative of cause and effect. No less a figure than Cicero, in fact, called him the “father of history.”

In volume 51 of the Harvard Classics, George H. Chase writes that “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.” Reginald Macan adds, “There is, indeed, no ancient historian with whom Herodotus need fear comparison. . . . in the larger view of history, which embraces every experience of humanity [and] treats no aspect of human life as common or unclean . . . Herodotus keeps his rank as the premier historian of antiquity.”

Good news—Herodotus is on Community Pricing, and the current bid is only $4. You’re studying history as a series of ancient events; it’s worth studying history as a concept, too. Learn where our notion of history comes from: place your bid on Herodotus’ The Persian Wars.

3. Ulysses

select-works-of-james-joyceA strange fate: James Joyce’s greatest novel, a work of tremendous formal innovation, enjoys undeniable fame; its most famous attribute is its lack of readers. Ulysses recasts Homer’s Odyssey as a single day in the life of Leopold Bloom, much of it narrated in the style we now know as stream of consciousness.

The book’s next-most-famous attribute is its astonishing language. Jorge Luis Borges writes,

“Like Shakespeare, like Quevedo, like Goethe, like no other writer, Joyce is less a man of letters than a literature. And, incredibly, he is a literature within the compass of a single volume. His writing is intense, as Goethe’s never was; it is delicate, a virtue whose existence Quevedo did not suspect. I (like the rest of the universe) have not read [the whole of] Ulysses, but I read and happily reread certain scenes . . . . [Joyce] enjoyed a gift for words, a felicitous verbal omnipotence.”

The book certainly isn’t Christian, but that’s what your Logos 5 base package is for. Ulysses is for a different sort of study: the study of our time’s language and thought. If you’re interested in words, Ulysses offers a fascinating example of what’s possible—one that you, like Borges, can begin appreciating right away. If you’re interested in engaging the culture, Ulysses is a cipher of modern thought: it reflects modernity’s emphasis on language and on self, and it inspired some of the twentieth century’s most innovative art.

See what all the fuss is about: pick up Ulysses and more with Noet’s Select Works of James Joyce collection.

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P.S. Lucretius and Herodotus are both on Community Pricing, but Lucretius is moving especially fast: the price will be going up very soon. On the Nature of Things helps you understand not only ancient times but also the Renaissance—for the price of a cup of coffee, it’s a steal. Place your bid right now for just $5!

Upgrade Your Library with Diamond

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Diamond is our second-largest base package. Not only does it give you all of Logos 5′s datasets and features; it also gives you a library of more than 2,000 volumes.

Let’s look at some of the great content you get with Diamond, all bundled at an amazing discount:

The College Press NIV Commentary Series (40 vols.)

Regularly: $739.95

The College Press NIV  Commentary Series gives you over 16,000 pages of Old and New Testament introduction and commentary. This set caters to a broad readership, from the academia to the pulpit to the pew.

Scholars will appreciate the series’ dedication to serious exegesis, its frequent appeals to the original languages, and its dialogue with the interpreters of the past. Pastors will discover a wealth of potential sermon material—the series’ verse-by-verse exposition is sensitive both to the texts’ ancient context and to Christian application. And everyone will benefit from the set’s clarity and readability.

A. W. Tozer Collection (57 vols.)

Regularly: $399.95

Many Christians can trace profound moments in their spiritual life to their discovery of Tozer’s writing. The Diamond package fills your library with 57 volumes of his insightful resources.

“A.W. Tozer has been one of the greatest writers of all time on themes as profound as the soul’s hungers. He well grasped the paradox of the cross. [H]e exhorts the believer to resist the downgrading of the cross to a mere symbol. If the cross has become to us a humdrum ornament to our faith, we have not understood it, and we have not felt its offense.”
—Dr. Ravi Zacharias, president, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Tozer’s writings are so impactful that all 12 reader reviews gave this collection five out of five stars!

The Works of John Owen (24 vols.)

Regularly: $399.95

J.I. Packer said, “For solidity, profundity, massiveness, and majesty in exhibiting from Scripture God’s ways with sinful mankind there is no one to touch [John Owen].”

Logos users agree—the Works of John Owen collection has earned strong reviews:

“Owen is one of the finest 17th-century theologians and pastors. The way God used him is beyond measure. These works testify to a heart that burned for the glory of the sovereign God and the joy of his people. Volume 10: The Death of Christ and his expositions of Hebrews transformed the way I understood the atoning work of Christ Jesus. Owen’s case for particular redemption is the most persuasive in all Reformed literature I have read.”
—Prayson Daniel

The Journal of Biblical Literature (26 vols.)

Regularly: $299.95

The Journal of Biblical Literature, the flagship journal of the Society of Biblical Literature, promotes critical and academic biblical scholarship and brings the highest level of scholarly expertise to bear on the study of biblical literature. The Logos edition of The Journal of Biblical Literature gives you nearly 20,000 pages of articles, reviews, and news written by top scholars between 1981 and 2006.

Take a look: this collection has earned an average rating of 4.5 stars.

B.B. Warfield Collection (20 vols.)

Regularly: $274.95

B. B. Warfield ranks among America’s greatest theologians and Reformed theology’s most ardent defenders. A prolific writer and accomplished scholar, Warfield argued for Reformed confessionalism against the extremes of nineteenth-century modernist and revivalist theology, and defined the parameters of theological method for the twentieth century.

“His mind was so clear and his literary style so chaste and lucid that it is a real joy to read his works, and one derives pleasure and profit at the same time.”
—Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The B. B. Warfield Collection includes the entire 10-volume Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, published in the decade following Warfield’s death in 1921, plus 10 additional volumes of books, articles, and lectures.

Readers love it: the collection has earned 11 user ratings and an average rating of 4.5 stars.

A. W. Pink Collection (40 vols.)

Regularly: $249.95

This collection of 40 titles by A.W. Pink should be part of every Christian’s study library. A practical theologian with a pastor’s heart, Pink has shaped the thinking of a generation of believers—especially on the topics of divine election and God’s sovereignty. One user said, “these books are a must for every Bible student’s library.”

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These six collections alone cover over 70% of Diamond’s cost—and they represent less than 210 of Diamond’s 2,000+ volumes.

If you’re not yet a Logos 5 base package owner, Diamond is a cost-effective way to get a powerful theological library at a great discount. Act now and you can get an additional 15% off!

Already own a base package? Diamond is a strong upgrade choice, and right now, we’re offering special discounts to upgrade. And don’t forget: if you already own any of the content in Diamond, you’ll get an ownership discount, too!

There’s not going to be a better time to move to Diamond. So pick up a new Diamond base package, or upgrade to Diamond right now!

Save 32% on Bible Study Magazine

6.5_JulyAug-BlogOrder Bible Study Magazine today and get 32% off the cover price!

Bible Study Magazine gives you the tools and insight you need to study the Bible and apply it in your life. No matter how you’re currently studying Scripture, BSM helps you get more out of your time in the Word.

In every 48-page issue, you’ll find sound advice and enriching insights from pastors and scholars who’ve spent years applying the Bible in their lives and teaching others to do the same. Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word in their lives, and the power of Scripture in yours.

The July–August issue features Paul David Tripp, the biblical counselor, author, and international speaker. Tripp discusses street-level Christianity and the connection between knowing the Bible and transforming how we live.

You’ll also find:

  • “Hope for a Troubled Church”
  • “Not Your Average Bible Study: The Call of Discipleship: 8 Weeks in the Sermon on the Mount”
  • “The Great Dilemna of Divine Warfare”
  • “Won’t Back Down”
  • And more

BSM subscribers say:

“I eagerly look forward to Bible Study Magazine each month! I am grateful for the high quality and also for the dedicated enthusiasm of the staff and contributors.”

“Absolutely grateful for this magazine!”

Bible Study Magazine is a fantastic resource of added insight into study of the Scripture.”

“Love it! Love it! Love it! I read these cover-to-cover. Outstanding information and inspiration.”

Subscribe to Bible Study Magazine today and get 32% off the cover price!

Pre-order the John MacArthur Sermon Archive for Half Off!

john-macarthur-sermon-archiveRight now, you can pre-order the brand-new John MacArthur Sermon Archive for half off!

John MacArthur is president of The Master’s College and Seminary, pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, and one of the most influential pastors in the world. MacArthur’s pulpit ministry has been extended around the globe through his media ministry, Grace to You. He has written hundreds of books and study guides, including the bestselling John MacArthur Essential Bible Study Library and the MacArthur Study Bible. He’s also the author of influential books like Different by Design and Twelve Ordinary Men.

Get 3,000+ sermons backed up by Logos 5′s powerful tools

With the John MacArthur Sermon Archive, you’ll benefit from MacArthur’s decades of experience. You’ll gain insight into topics like:

  • “Marks of a Faithful Preacher”
  • “A Biblical Model of Giving”
  • “The Secret of Contentment”
  • “Restoring Biblical Eldership”
  • And over 3,000 more!

What’s more, these sermons are completely searchable and integrated with the rest of your Logos library. The Passage Guide allows you to see exactly what MacArthur has to say about the passage or topic you’re studying. The Topic Guide lets you perform powerful searches to instantly gather relevant biblical texts and resources. Citations link directly to English- and original-language texts, and terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. And to top it off, our mobile apps let you take your study on the go.

If you wait until it’s live, you’ll pay double the price! Don’t wait—pre-order the John MacArthur Sermon Archive right now.