Get 23% Off the Gospel according to the Old Testament Series

gospel-according-to-the-old-testament-seriesIf you’re studying Jesus’ background, life, and significance, it’s important to know how the Bible fits together as one unified story. One of the best ways to do that is to supplement your Bible reading with the writings of expert scholars.

Know the entire story of Jesus

The Gospel according to the Old Testament Series shows you how the Old Testament finds its fulfillment in the gospel of Jesus Christ—not just in occasional Messianic prophecies, but in the OT’s essential message. You’ll look at the Joseph story, the books of Judges, Zechariah, Hosea, and Daniel, the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Old Testament presentation of Israel’s worship, and far more.

As D.A. Carson puts it:

“One of the most urgent needs of the church is to grasp how the many parts of the Bible fit together to make one ‘story line’ that culminates in Jesus Christ. This series of books goes a long way to meeting that need. Written at a thoughtful but popular level, it deserves wide circulation.”

The series’ exegetically grounded exposition shows how all Old Testament doctrine and drama is about Christ, even when he’s not on stage.

Logos brings you far beyond the texts themselves. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and original-language texts, and important theological, exegetical, and redemptive-historical concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. You’ll be able to perform powerful searches by topic and find out what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about Old Testament typology, the apostolic hermeneutic, redemptive-historical interpretation, and more.

Pre-order it today and get 23% off!

For just a little while, you can pre-order the Gospel according to the Old Testament Series for 23% off! It’s shipping on July 9, though; after that, the price will go up.

Get the best price: pre-order yours today!

Logos 5: Update Active Layout Shortcut

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.

One simple (yet powerful) feature in Logos is the ability to “bookmark” layouts for the entire Logos desktop.

To save a layout:

  • Arrange your Logos desktop any way you like: resources, guides, documents, etc.
  • Choose the Layouts menu (A).
  • Click Save as named layout (B).

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  • Type a name for the layout in the box (C).
  • Press Enter to save the name.

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To load a saved layout:

  • Choose the Layouts menu (D).
  • Click the name of a layout from the left side (E).

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The exact Logos desktop you saved opens right back up! You can save as many of these personalized layouts as you like.

Here’s what I really want to explain, though.

After working with a specific layout, you’ll probably make changes to it. For instance, let’s say a Bible in the layout was open to Romans 8, but now you’ve moved on to chapter 9. When you reload the layout, you’ll want the Bible to be in chapter 9, not where you were before. Luckily, it’s easy: all you have to do is resave the layout, much like saving changes to a Word document before closing it.

Here’s a nice little shortcut for updating or resaving a layout:

  • Type update active layout in the Command box (F).

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  • Drag update active layout from the dropdown list that appears under the Command box (G) to the Shortcuts bar (H).

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  • Note that Logos places a new icon on the Shortcuts bar (I).

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Now, anytime you want to save changes to an open layout, you can just click this icon before you clear the desktop!

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If you found this helpful, check out Logos Timesaving Tips. This video-training resource gives you over 100 tricks that help you use Logos more efficiently, and it downloads right into your Logos library!

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.

20+ Deals for Canada Day!

CanadaDay_BlogHeader_400x400Why celebrate for just one day when you can celebrate for over a week? Canada Day’s just around the corner, and we’ve got 20+ resources on sale through July 7!

Here are a few highlights:

Continental Commentary Series

Regularly $599.95get it for $324.99 (that’s $274 off!)

The 19-volume Continental Commentary Series brings some of the best German and French biblical scholarship to the English-speaking world. From Claus Westermann’s commentary on Genesis to Hans-Joachim Kraus’ commentary on the Psalms, these volumes give you fresh translations, detailed commentary, and rigorous theological assessment.

TheWorksofJohnWesley_29V-LRJohn Wesley Collection

Regularly $249.95get it for $115.95 (that’s $134 off!)

The 29-volume John Wesley Collection gives you all of Wesley’s theological works, including the four-volume Explanatory Notes upon the Old and New Testaments, plus his journals, essays, letters, sermons, grammars, psalms, hymns, and addresses. Those familiar with the Thomas Jackson edition of The Works of John Wesley know that it’s missing important parts of Wesley’s journals; the Logos edition contains the authoritative, unabridged eight-volume journals.

G.K. Chesterton Collection

Regularly $179.95get it for $89.98 (that’s 50% off!)

G.K. Chesterton was an apologist, novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet, known for his wit, theological acumen, and pointed cultural critique. The 11-volume G.K. Chesterton Collection assembles his most important theological and apologetic works, including Orthodoxy (Chesterton’s best-known work), Heretics, and much more. You’ll also get essays on travel and social trends.

These aren’t all the products on sale! Check out the full list, and pick up your favorites today.

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!

Your Last Chance to Save on the Chaplain’s Library!

612x612The brand-new Chaplain’s Library has been on sale for 15% off with coupon code CHAPLAINBP, but this introductory discount is disappearing at the end of the day tomorrow, June 27.

Here are four reasons you’re going to want to pick up the Chaplain’s Library before the price goes up:

1. It’s packed with important resources

The Chaplain’s Library wasn’t put together in a vacuum: as we built it, we consulted with chaplains on how to meet their unique needs. Whether you’re a working chaplain or you do a lot of crisis ministry, the titles in this collection will help you serve.

2. You can take your library with you

Chaplaincy is a 24-hour job. You never know when you might be called to comfort a grieving family member, speak at an event, or give counsel. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your most useful resources available wherever you are? With our free iOS and Android apps, you’ll always be equipped.

3. It’s essentially a base package

If you don’t have Logos 5 yet and you’d like to get a taste, the Chaplain’s Library is a great place to start. It has all the study tools of our Bronze base package, making it far more than just a collection of resources.

4. Did you see this endorsement?

Jeff Struecker is a former US Army chaplain and a copastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. He also served (as a ranger and sergeant) in the Battle of Mogadishu, memorialized in Black Hawk Down. He had this to say:

[Y]ou’ll find no better single biblical resource than this Logos package to help chaplains bring the presence of God to the men and women they work with every day.

Don’t miss this opportunity to equip yourself for life-changing chaplaincy at a phenomenal price. Pick up the Chaplain’s Library before Friday, June 27, and not only will you get a discount based on the titles you may already own—you’ll get an additional 15% off! (Remember, use coupon code CHAPLAINBP.)

Don’t wait: get your Chaplain’s Library right now.

Last Chance: Get $300 Off over 2,000 Classic Sermons

Through June 30, you can take 60% off the 100-volume Classic Sermon Library Builder! What’s more, you can save big on sermon-archive Pre-Pubs from some of your favorite pastors, including John MacArthur and John Piper.

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Regularly $499.95get it for $199.95, or just 12 easy payments of $22

This new archive brings together 2,644 classic sermons from some of the most influential preachers in history—John Wycliffe, D.L. Moody, George Whitefield, and others. These timeless sermons address practical topics, doctrinal issues, and Scripture as a whole.

Elevate your sermon writing to an art form. Break through writer’s block, craft powerful messages, and get inspired for ministry. Pick up the 100-volume Classic Sermon Library Builder today for 60% off!

Save on sermon Pre-Pubs

Right now, you can get the best deal on five sermon-archive Pre-Pubs from some of today’s most beloved pastors. Pre-order these archives today and save:

Get the most out of your sermons

The new Sermon Finder tool makes your sermon archives even more powerful. Simply search for any Bible verse or passage: the Sermon Finder will return a list of all the relevant sermons in your library.

Here’s how it works:

 
Enhance your library with the wisdom of some of history’s most trusted preachers: get 60% off the 100-volume Classic Sermon Library Builder.

But don’t wait—this deal disappears after June 30! 

Get the Brand-New EEC Commentary on Lamentations!

evangelical-exegetical-commentaryIn the book of Lamentations, Israel comes to grips with the destruction of Jerusalem and the beginning of exile. Despite wrenching pain and disorientation, there is ultimate hope in God’s faithfulness. In the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Lamentations, Abner Chou examines the text to see what it meant in its original context and what it means now. With a new translation, verse-by-verse notes, biblical-theology comments, and devotional insights for each section, this new commentary is invaluable for any student or pastor who wants to study Lamentations and apply it today.

Chou is assistant professor of biblical studies at The Master’s College and Seminary. He’s the author of I Saw the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Vision, and has presented papers at the Evangelical Theological Society. He also is a contributor to the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Get the most up-to-date version of the EEC!

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Lamentations is the latest release in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series. It makes up half the EEC volume on Jeremiah & Lamentations; the Jeremiah portion is forthcoming. If you’ve purchased the EEC, this volume will download to your account automatically.

To get all seven of the published EEC volumes, plus Lamentations and future EEC volumes as they’re released, order the whole set now!

Update: the ship date for this volume has been delayed. We’ll update this post once we have the new ship date.

Studying Romans? Here’s Why You Should Look to the Old Testament

romans-through-history-and-culture-seriesPaul’s letter to the Romans is as important as it is dense. In precise, nuanced Greek, Paul articulates Christianity’s theological foundations.

So how do we decipher the meaning of this ancient, foreign text? Here we have arguably the key to understanding the faith—and it’s packed with references to Jewish covenantal law, natural law, and the cultural background shared by Paul’s Greco-Roman audience, all in a language marked by countless dialects.

How can anyone hope to really understand this essential treatise?

Get ready to let Logos do the heavy lifting. Here are four reasons a strong background in the Old Testament will be an important asset in your study of Romans:

1. Paul was a rabbi

I’ve never met a rabbi before—let alone one from the first century—but Paul’s participation in the highest form of Jewish devotion and scholarship introduces an enormous package of context that you wouldn’t find in, say, Mark or Luke. Paul’s rabbinic background affected his interpretation of the prophets of the Old Testament—and you can bet he had the whole of Torah memorized.

2. Christianity: the prophesied Jewish eschatology?

Since Christianity is founded on the texts and traditions of Judaism, understanding how Judaism sees itself ending (its own eschatology) is key to understanding Christianity and the church. And what of the Jewish eschatology discourse from Romans 8:18–11:36? Paul introduces Old Testament quote after Old Testament quote in support of his theological conclusions—but how familiar are we with what he’s quoting?

3. Paul speaks often of the “Jew and Greek”

In Romans 3, Paul speaks often of what it means to be Jewish and what it means to be Gentile or Greek (and, ultimately, what it means to be Christian) in the first century. Is the weight of this argument lost on us? Perhaps some of it—but, by studying the Old Testament, we can get a perspective on the ethnic identity adapted by Israel over the centuries.

4. The Abraham discourse of Romans 4

How can we understand Paul’s argument for justification in chapter 5 if we don’t know, from chapter 4, who Abraham was? I don’t mean the bedtime-story Abraham—I mean Israel’s Abraham, the father of nations and the beginning of the Jewish ethnic heritage.

Let’s study the Old Testament and Romans!

Four of our most recently updated collections emphasize Romans or the Old Testament. Here’s how each can improve your study:

baker-walter-c-kaiser-collectionBaker Walter C. Kaiser Collection (6 vols.)

Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations is an important volume for understanding Jewish identity and God’s mandate to the Jewish people. If you plan on studying the latter half of Romans (8–16), this kind of background information might be useful. But it’s even more useful if you’re a pastor or student: numerous volumes cover teaching, preaching, and exegesis for the church.

Want to gain deeper insight into Romans? Use coupon code KAISER20 to take 20% off the Baker Walter C. Kaiser Collection!

Romans through History and Culture Series (5 vols.)

Romans was one of the theological texts at the epicenter of theological debate during the Protestant Reformation. The Romans through History and Culture Series takes you through the interpretation and application of Romans, from medieval and ancient times to today, to provide both a broad and a precise view of how Romans was read by Augustine and the early Church Fathers.

teach-the-text-commentary-seriesTeach the Text Commentary (6 vols.)

Teach the Text: Romans by C. Marvin Pate provides an outstanding high-level overview. Pate discusses Romans’ major hermeneutical issues, including the New Perspective on Paul (at Romans 3). You don’t need to know Greek to understand this, and even if you read it fluently, the rhetorical analysis will be invaluable.

Works of N.T. Wright (48 vols.)

Paul for Everyone: Romans parts 1 and 2 provide readable, scholarly approaches to Romans. N.T. Wright adapts the New Perspective on Paul very naturally, if that interests you—but he doesn’t hit you over the head with it, so you can disagree and still find value in his commentary. This collection also contains endless discourse on the man himself, so if you’re itching to study Paul, look no further!

Pick up your favorites, and start studying Romans with Logos 5 today.