Logos 5: Locate Resources by Publication Date

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A while back, a Logos user asked me if it’s possible to locate resources published in certain years. The answer is yes!

You may not need this trick every day, but when you do, here are the simple steps:

  • Click the Library icon.
  • Click the View icon (A).
  • Select Details view (B).

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  • Right-click a column header (C).
  • Select Publication Date (D).

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  • Drag Publication Date to the desired position in the layout (E). 
  • Select a column header, like Title, Author, or Type, to arrange the resources (F).

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  • Type a query in the Find box, such as one of these listed below, to find your resources (G):
    • pubdate:=1900 locates resources published in 1900.
    • pubdate:<1900 locates resources published before 1900.
    • pubdate:>1900 locates resources published after 1900.
    • pubdate:<=1900 locates resources published in or before 1900.
    • pubdate:>=1900 locates resources published in or after 1900.
    • pubdate:>=1900 AND pubdate:<=1910 locates resources published between 1900 and 1910 (H).

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  • Notice that the years in the Publication Date column correspond to the query! (I)

Use these same queries in Tools | Collections to create search collections: then you can locate what was said about a specific subject in a specific period.

3 Reasons to Upgrade to Logos 5 Right Now

Take your Bible study to the next levelIf you’ve been on the fence about upgrading to Logos 5, now’s the perfect time to act—for a limited time, you can get a custom upgrade discount on a Logos 5 base package!

Here are three reasons it’s time to upgrade to Logos 5:

1. You’ll get a discount calculated just for you

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Logos 5 introduces a suite of powerful new Bible study tools:

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Your custom upgrade discount is a terrific deal, but it won’t last forever. Luckily, there’s a way you can lock in your savings and pay on your own terms: with an interest-free payment plan.

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For God So Loved the World: Inspire Those You Love

We’ve made quite a few Bible text videos over the past year, but our latest—John 3:16—may be the most powerful yet. Gaze into the eyes of these children of God as, in multiple languages, they proclaim the same good news: God loves them and the entire world, and he’s granted eternal life to all who believe.

Featured on FaithSmiles.com, this video is powerful.

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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 82% Off Ben Witherington’s Mobile Ed Course!

WitheringtonWe always aim to offer you the best, most important content at the best price. That’s why we’ve decided to keep Ben Witherington III’s Mobile Ed course on the Johannine literature on Community Pricing for a little while longer!

This is your chance to get the best price on a top-notch course from one of the world’s leading Johannine scholars. If you’ve already placed your bid, you’re in luck: now more people can bid, which means there’s a good chance your price will go even lower.

Study the wisdom of John

NT 221 walks you through a full third of the New Testament, covering several genres—you’ll encounter these familiar books with fresh eyes.

Dr. Witherington examines the Johannine literature not only as a group but also individually, with an emphasis on the social and historical context of each book. He packed three decades of research into this course, designed specifically for the Mobile Education format. You’ll get more from the Johannine literature, and you’ll deepen your understanding of God’s Word.

What makes Mobile Ed different

logos-mobile-education-nt221-the-wisdom-of-john-a-socio-rhetorical-commentary-on-johannine-literatureWorld-class instruction isn’t the only thing that sets Mobile Ed apart. Here are three key advantages to the format:

  1. Courses built for Logos. The centerpiece of the Mobile Ed courseware is the Logos digital library—the premier research tool for the twenty-first century. Reading lists link directly into a massive digital library; they complement the lectures, add depth, and provide richer perspectives. Self-assessments ensure that you’ve mastered the material and you’re staying on track. Mobile Ed is one of the only distance-education programs that integrates fully with an all-digital library.
  2. Education that meets you where you are. The Mobile Ed curriculum includes courses on theology, interpretation, church history, original-language study, counseling, ministry, and more. In addition to high-quality coursework, Mobile Ed brings the professors, the library, the visual demonstrations of software features, and the online classroom community directly to you, on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
  3. Practical insight for ministry. Mobile Ed doesn’t just teach you academic content; it teaches you to get more from Logos and study more efficiently. This combination of biblical learning and practical training helps you prepare better sermons, faster.

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NT 221 is on Community Pricing for a little while longer, but it won’t be there forever.

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What Makes Platinum So Valuable?

platinumOne of our most popular base packages is Platinum, which gives you all of Logos 5’s advanced tools, as well as a library of 1,370 resources that boasts a print value of more than $28,000. (Thanks to Logos’ bundling discounts, though, you won’t pay anywhere near that much!)

Why it’s special:

With any 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.

Platinum shines because of the terrific resources it adds to your library. Here are just a few:

A Greek–English Lexicon of the New Testament (BDAG), 3rd ed.

“It goes without saying that all scholars and students of early Christianity will profit from BDAG and will want to own a copy of this fine new edition.”
Review of Biblical Literature, October 2002, by John T. Fitzgerald, University of Miami

“It is without doubt the best tool of its kind that exists in any language, and the present edition is decidedly superior to the earlier ones.”
Bryn Mawr Classical Review, June 2001, by Jerker Blomqvist, Department of Classics, Lund University

“In all, an excellent alternative format with distinct advantages that many will prefer to the print version.”
Religious Studies Review, April 2003, by Michael Holmes, Bethel College

Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testament

lenskis-commentary-on-the-new-testament“A great work of exegesis, every page the result of long meditation, based on rich scholarship, warm with holy reverence for the Word of God.”
Moody Monthly

“Lenski is one of the most helpful commentators on the New Testament you’ll find—especially for his knowledge of the original Greek text. No serious exegete should neglect his insights.”
The Discerning Reader

“A conservative, very extensive and generally helpful exposition based upon an exegesis of the Greek text. Armenian in doctrine, maintains a rigid approach to Greek grammar, and follows an amillennial interpretation of eschatology. Exceedingly helpful background material and abounds in good preaching values.”
—Cyril Barber, The Minister’s Library

Charles Simeon’s Horae Homileticae Commentary

“[Horae Homileticae] is the best place to go for researching Simeon’s theology. You can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible. . . . What Simeon experienced in the word was remarkable. It is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at carefully.”
—John Piper, Desiring God

“One can easily find suggestive and practical helps in the preparation of sermons, devotional talks, young people’s messages, prayer meeting talks, Sunday School lessons and personal Bible study. The study of these outlines will contribute greatly to expository preaching.”
Bibliotheca Sacra, B.B. Siegel

“If Wilberforce is the most famous evangelical layman in the Church of England, then Simeon is the most famous evangelical clergyman.”
Who’s Who in Christian History

Get the best price: upgrade to Platinum now!

Don’t miss your chance to upgrade to Platinum at the best price! Right now, you can combine your custom upgrade discount with a Dynamic Pricing discount (which reflects the titles you already own), and you can even break up your payments with an interest-free payment plan.

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This Isn’t Your Average Bible Study: Get It for 50% Off!

not-your-average-bible-study-series-2Lexham Press recently announced a new nine-volume series: Not Your Average Bible Study. Right now, you can get it on Pre-Pub for 50% off!

Since its inception, Bible Study Magazine has included these studies in each issue. Over time, we’ve developed a new kind of Bible study—one that’s informed by scholarly discourse and ancient context, but readily applicable to your life today. When you dig into Scripture with these studies, you’ll find that your faith life is deeply affected.

Building a print book in a digital world

One of the unique things about this series is that it was designed with both print and digital in mind. When we create digital-first books, things like page count don’t matter. We can create books that are thousands of pages long or just a few pages long—there’s no back cover!

Designing for print completely flips that strategy. Not only do we have to think about page counts; we also have front and back covers to consider. We’ve responded by putting together volumes that are concise and laser-focused on application. And, as you can see, the print proofs look amazing:

NYAB Print Proofs

This nine-volume collection will be shipping soon. Pre-order the Not Your Average Bible Study Series 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!

4th of July Sale: Spurgeon, Keller, Chan, and More!

4th of JulyThe Fourth of July is nearly here! This week, you can save on top resources from Charles Spurgeon, Tim Keller, Francis Chan, and others.

Check out all our Fourth of July deals—but hurry, because these discounts are only available through July 7.

Here are a few resources on sale:

The Works of John Owen

Regularly $399.95get it for $269.95 (that’s $130 off!)

Learn from one of the most influential and inspiring theologians of the seventeenth century. Unlike modern reprints of Owen’s work (which generally leave out the Latin), this edition offers both Owen’s English and his Latin works, making it a tremendous tool if you’re researching his original writings. You’ll get seven intensely researched, passionately crafted volumes on Hebrews, a rare look at Owen’s Theologoumena Pantodapa in Latin, and much more—13,000 pages in total.

Francis Chan CollectionFrancis Chan Collection

Regularly $59.95get it for $52.95

Join one of today’s most beloved pastors in an in-depth look at God’s love, the Holy Spirit, hell, and more. This six-volume collection gives you bestselling titles like Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell, along with accompanying workbooks for each title. Chan’s biblically sound resources will encourage you to depart from lukewarm Christianity and actively seek passionate discipleship.

Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians

Regularly $21.95get it for $18.95

Benefit from the incredible wisdom of Charles Spurgeon, passage by passage. This commentary on Galatians makes Spurgeon’s content more accessible than ever. You can quickly search for preaching themes and illustrations, and then incorporate Spurgeon’s wisdom into your next sermon or research paper.

timothy-keller-expository-guides-and-studies-on-judges-and-galatiansTimothy Keller Expository Guides and Studies on Judges and Galatians

Regularly $49.95get it for $42.95

These expository lessons and companion study guides provide personal and group lessons to energize you in your faith and equip you in your study. You’ll explore God’s work in the worst situations, study the imperfect heroes of Judges, unpack the true gospel, and examine Paul’s defense of pure grace.

Wiersbe’s Old Testament “Be” Series

Regularly $159.95get it for $139.95

Understand the importance of the Old Testament with this approachable, highly acclaimed series. Wiersbe breaks down each book into topical chapters, equipping you to explore the OT in new ways. Widely respected as an easy-to-read, stimulating look at Bible study, this popular series addresses holiness, obedience, worship, and much more.

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These are just the highlights—there are many more resources on sale. Pick out your favorite Fourth of July deals before July 7!