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Zondervan Announces Partnership with Logos Bible Software

Zondervan

Zondervan announced today they are retiring the Pradis engine and moving their titles to Logos Bible Software.

If you are new around here, this post may look like no big deal—just one more in a long line of publishers releasing titles in our format. However, if you are one of the countless Logos users that have been calling, emailing, praying for and begging us to release Zondervan titles for nearly twenty years—you may be rubbing your eyes in disbelief.

Well, our patient friends, it is true.
Hardly a day has passed that we haven’t heard from users pleading with us to get Zondervan titles into Logos Bible Software. After all the years of waiting we are so excited to be able to finally say “Yes” we are going to have Zondervan titles in Logos Bible Software!

This is not a “run of the mill” deal.
Zondervan has some of the hottest reference material out there—in print and electronic formats. Retiring Pradis doesn’t mean they are getting out of the software or e-book business, it means they are simply changing platforms. The announcement to retire Pradis comes in the same press release with the news that they will license Logos Bible Software as their new platform. In our typical book partnerships we license content from publishers to release it ourselves. In this partnership, rather than licensing their books to us, Zondervan is actually licensing technology from us.

What does this mean to you?
Don’t worry, the finished product is exactly what you would expect. There’s nothing different about the way the books are produced. They are still finished by our people right here in our building the same way all our other titles are produced. The difference is, they are Zondervan’s products, so they determine the configurations, collections and prices.

Zondervan has just given us permission, as recently as last week, to allow us to combine all 87 of their volumes in one discounted collection. Their main focus is on individual titles, and we do not know how long we will be able to offer the collection at the current discount. If you have been waiting for the chance to get Zondervan’s titles for Logos Bible Software, we urge you to place your pre-order now for the complete collection.

Here are just a few of the 87 volumes included in this collection of Zondervan’s most popular reference titles:

The complete collection of all 87 volumes has a print retail value of $2,917.07 and for now, we are able to offer it on pre-order for $1,999.95—but we can’t guarantee that price for long. If you have any interest at all in having Zondervan content for Logos Bible Software, please place your pre-order today to ensure you get locked in at the best price available.

Get it all for the best price while you can: Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle (87 Vols.).

. . . or check out the full list of titles available individually.

If you can relate to “rubbing your eyes in disbelief” and have been waiting for this announcement for a long time—add a comment below to tell us your story. How does this great news makes you feel?

What’s in My Library: Bible (Chronological)

Today’s guest post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars. In this series, Morris answers the question, “What’s in my library?”

So That's Why BibleBible (Chronological)

Definition: The contents of the Bible are not recorded for us like a story from start to finish in chronological order. A chronological Bible rearranges the events in Scripture placing them in the order they actually occurred in time.

Example: So That’s Why Bible

Application: Imagine doing a study on the life of Jesus from the four gospel accounts. You have to read a little in Matthew then jump to John then back to Luke and so on to read then events as they actually occurred. A chronological Bible places theses events on the page as they actually occurred so you can read about the life of Jesus from start to finish.

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The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis: Forward Pointing Reference

We hope you have been enjoying "The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis" video series, so we "have an offer for you." "Here’s the deal." "How about this?" Yes, you guessed it, today Dr. Steve Runge’s introduces us to Forward Pointing References, another item covered in Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis.

Of course for a real deal, be sure to place your Pre-Pub order for the Discourse Grammar.

Today’s video: Forward Pointing Reference

What’s being said about Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament:

“. . . . By creating an accessible discourse grammar that brings together the fruit of careful research, clarity, helpful examples, and practical insights, Dr. Runge has put countless teachers and students in his debt.”
—Dr. Constantine R. Campbell, Moore College, Sydney, AU

“. . . One need not agree with every suggested interpretation to benefit by becoming more sensitive to significant elements of the Greek language that are rarely given the attention they deserve.”
—Dr. Roy E. Ciampa, Associate Professor of New Testament, Chair, Biblical Studies Division, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

The Discourse Grammar is at the end of production and is getting ready to ship soon, so make sure you place your order before the price goes up!

And stay tuned for next week’s video: Thematic Addition

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The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis: Changed Reference

As a reminder to place your Pre-Pub order for Dr. Steve Runge’s Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis, last Wednesday we started a short series of on-the-lighter-side, videos. This week, Steve helps illustrate another aspect of discourse analysis.

Today’s video: Changed Reference

What’s being said about Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament:

“. . . . Logos has done the Greek student a wonderful favor by making this work available. It should not be missed. It is like no other grammar that is available today.”
—Dr. Samuel Lamerson, Associate Professor of New Testament, Knox Seminary

“. . . Runge has produced an invigorating work that will repay the attention of all those who are interested . . .”
—Mark Dubis, Associate Professor of Christian Studies, Union University

The Discourse Grammar is at the end of production and is getting ready to ship soon, so make sure you place your order before the price goes up!

And stay tuned for next week’s video: Forward Pointing Reference

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Charles Spurgeon Collection Shipping Soon

Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 Vols.)

Charles Spurgeon was an astonishing figure. He wrote commentaries, set up orphanages, founded a college, and preached and led Bible studies at his church every week. In fact, by the time Spurgeon turned twenty, he had already preached more than 500 sermons, and was well on his way to becoming one of the church’s most famous preachers and one of Christianity’s most prolific writers. He also found the time to read nearly a book every day, and read John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress over 100 times during his ministry. It’s no wonder John Piper said “the word ‘indefatigable’ was created for people like Charles Spurgeon.”

Spurgeon is well-known for his sermons, available in The Complete Spurgeon Sermon Collection, but Spurgeon also wrote dozens of books, edited a magazine, compiled sermons notes, wrote numerous letters, and penned a 4-volume autobiography—and that’s just the start. The 86-volume Charles Spurgeon Collection assembles all of his books, commentaries, letters, and other materials into one giant collection.

This week we’re putting the finishing touches on the 86-volume Charles Spurgeon Collection. This project has been a major undertaking around here for the past few months, so we’re excited that it’s going to be shipping soon. This means that you still have a few more days to get your Pre-Pub order in. As always, the price jumps up after we ship, so don’t miss out on this chance to add a massive amount of Spurgeon material to your library.

Here’s a summary of some of the notable books in this collection:

  • The Treasury of David, a detailed commentary on the Psalms
  • Lectures to My Students, which includes Spurgeon’s best-selling Commenting and Commentaries
  • The Sword and the Trowel, a magazine edited by Spurgeon and published between 1865 and 1884
  • A 4-volume autobiography, the first and most detailed account of Spurgeon’s life and ministry
  • A collection of letters and correspondence
  • Dozens of volumes on preaching, prayer, evangelism, and more—head on over to the product page to see the complete list.

To whet your appetite, here’s a screenshot of the first part of Spurgeon’s notes on Matthew 4:19 from My Sermon Notes.

Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 Vols.)

Remember, you still have a few more days to get the Pre-Pub price on the entire Charles Spurgeon Collection. Make sure you place your pre-order today!

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What’s in My Library: Atlas (Bible)

Today’s guest post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars. In this series, Morris answers the question, “What’s in my library?”

Logos Deluxe Map SetAtlas (Bible)

Definition: A Bible atlas contains maps pertaining to the events that occurred in the Bible. A Bible atlas would include maps about the placement of the twelve tribes of Israel or the travels of Paul.

Example: Logos Deluxe Map Set

Application: As you read in John 4 about Jesus having to go through Samaria, an atlas will help explain the significance of the passage.

For more tips like this, be sure to visit Morris Proctor’s mpSeminars website and his Tips & Tricks blog.

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Product Guide on Luke’s Gospel

The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: LukeFor some reason, the Gospel of Luke really resonates with me. I so easily identify with the structure, language, and style of Luke’s Gospel above the others. In fact, when I look back on my years in the pastorate, my fondest memories come from the years that I preached exegetically through this Gospel.

Logos Bible Software played a huge part in developing that series for me but I wish I had access at the time to the Product Guide on Luke which compiles all the titles we currently sell on Luke’s Gospel.

Just to throw in my own $.02, one of my favorite resources for Luke was The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: Luke, by Darrell L. Bock. Not an overly large commentary for the size of Luke’s Gospel, but a very good exposition from a commentator with a strong Luke/Acts background, and writes from a real pastoral center.

The wonderful thing about the Product Guide on Luke is that it lets you peruse the whole gamut of resources we have available on Luke. If there is something that you feel is missing that we definitely should have, drop us a line at suggest@logos.com and let us know.

Greek in a Week

Greek in a Week

If you’re like many of our users, you use Logos Bible Software to aid your study of the Greek language. In fact, over the years, our grammars, lexicons, and other Greek texts and tools have been some of our bestselling books.

A few months ago, we began partnering with John Schwandt to offer an intensive course on the Greek language called Greek in a Week. Professor Schwandt is the Senior Fellow of Classical Languages at New St. Andrews College and brings years of teaching and research experience on New Testament Greek. He’s also the voice behind the Greek Audio New Testament.

We’ve already had successful Greek in a Week courses in Houston, Baltimore, and Santa Barbara. The upcoming course in the San Francisco/Oakland area runs from October 8–10, and is now open for pre-registration.

Greek in a Week equips you to study the New Testament in the original language and to get the most out of your Bible language aids. The course also teaches you the logic and structure of the language and helps you take your exegesis to a deeper level. In fact, in just a few days, you can learn the basics of New Testament Greek and begin translating the book of 1 John.

If you’re a pastor who wants to brush up on the Greek skills you learned in seminary, Greek in a Week is the perfect refresher course. It will also provide an advantage to students who want to jumpstart their understanding of the language in preparation for Greek coursework in seminary. You’ll also learn how to use Logos Bible Software to enhance and enrich your study of the Greek New Testament.

The cost of the course goes up as it gets closer, which means your registration is heavily discounted when you sign up early. That means if you want to qualify for the pre-registration price for the San Francisco/Oakland course, you need to register soon.

A few weeks before the course begins, your card will be charged, and Professor Schwandt will contact everyone in the course to work out a location in the Bay Area that’s convenient.

Head on over to the Greek in a Week page to learn more about the course and to read testimonials from previous students. If you live in the Bay Area, you’ll also want to pre-register soon to take advantage of the lowest price.

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The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis: Thematic Highlighting

We are serious about Bible study, and we are serious about getting the church back into the study of Greek and Hebrew. But we have a lighter side, too. So, as a reminder to place your Pre-Pub order for Dr. Steve Runge’s Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis, we have a few, short, on-the-lighter-side, videos coming for you to enjoy and to help illustrate the Discourse Grammar‘s content.

Today’s video: Thematic Highlighting

What’s being said about Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament:

“. . . . Runge’s work will become a required text in my Greek classes.”—Dr. Gerald Peterman, Professor of Bible and Chair of the Bible Department, Moody Bible Institute

“. . . . I commend his pioneering work for serious consideration by all New Testament students and scholars.”—Dr. William Varner, Professor of Greek Exegesis, The Masters College

The Discourse Grammar is at the end of production and is getting ready to ship soon, so make sure you place your order before the price goes up!

And stay tuned for next week’s video: Changed Reference

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament Now on Sale

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

The Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, edited by G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson, has quickly become a standard reference work for pastors who preach regularly on the New Testament, for New Testament biblical scholars, and for students of the Bible. In fact, it received a 2008 Christianity Today book award in the category of Biblical Studies, and has been widely praised by New Testament scholars.

For every book of the New Testament, the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament isolates and comments on both the obvious Old Testament quotations and the more subtle allusions. Under the editorial direction of G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson, this commentary features an impressive list of contributors, including:

  • Craig L. Blomberg
  • Andreas J. Kostenberger
  • I. Howard Marshall
  • Moisés Silva
  • G. K. Beale
  • Jeffrey A. D. Weima
  • George H. Guthrie
  • D. A. Carson
  • G. K. Beale
  • Sean M. McDonough
  • And lots more! Check out the product page to see the complete list.

More than a year ago, we put this massive commentary on Pre-Pub as part of the 14-volume Baker Hermeneutics Collection. Hundreds of users took advantage of the offer and have already added this book to their library.

Now, we’ve been able to release this volume for individual download, and we’re offering an introductory sale price. For just a couple weeks, you can get this commentary for $39.95 with coupon code NTUSEOFOT.

This coupon code expires on September 15, 2009. After that, you’ll still be able to get the commentary, but the price will jump to $59.99. Make sure you order today while it’s still on sale!

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