Celebrate John Knox’s 500th Birthday with Discounts on His Works

knoxThe six-volume The Works of John Knox is on sale for a limited time! Save 20% with coupon code KNOX14 at checkout. Get it now!

Who was John Knox?

The Protestant Reformation was no stranger to controversial figures. Among the ranks of John Calvin and Martin Luther stood another giant—this one Scottish, John Knox. He, like his predecessors and mentors, generated much contention, but also inspired many to preach a pure gospel and search the Scriptures.

Little is known about Knox’s early life, though many scholars agree that he was born circa 1514 in Haddington, near Edinburgh. At 25, he was suddenly and dramatically called to the preaching ministry—a calling that he responded to with reluctance and tears. His life was tumultuous, as were the times in which he lived and preached. As Reformed doctrine crept into Scotland, he was persuaded and joined the ranks of the reformers. In a short span, Knox went from a minister’s broadsword-bearing bodyguard, to a preacher, to a galley slave, to a student of John Calvin, to a traveling preacher, to a pen-wielding prophet decrying the bloody Queen of Scots, Mary Tudor.

In 1559, after extensive traveling and writing, he returned to Scotland and “deployed his formidable preaching skills to increase Protestant militancy.” His preaching both caused riots and drew souls to love Jesus Christ, nearly in the same breath. Knox was elected the minister of the Edinburgh church, and wielding his preaching prowess as a weapon to cut the quick, applying his biblical exposition to Scotland’s situation.

the-works-of-john-knoxScotland’s political-religious climate was rapidly shifting, and there was much work to be done in the upheaval. Knox and several others, in light of the massive number of Protestant conversions, took pen to paper and wrote The Book of Church Order—upon which the entire Presbyterian church would be based. Even today, Presbyterians look to The Book of Church Order for polity and church-administration issues, and they look to Knox as their founder.

Knox is often portrayed as a fiery, courageous prophet, standing Elijah-like at the pulpit, decrying God’s enemies with a broadsword in one hand and a Bible in the other. Yet the reality is something different. Knox, by all accounts, was a timid, frail, and fragile man, who when “stripped of his God-given might and the thundering power of his calling, what remains is a mere mortal, a small man, ‘low in stature, and of a weakly constitution’.”

“Knox is a model for the ordinary Christian, especially the one who feels his own weakness but who nevertheless wants to serve Christ in a troubled world. Knox is eminently relevant to all Christians who have ever been forced to come face to face with their own littleness” (Douglas Bond, The Mighty Weakness of John Knox).

Learn more about his life and legacy

To celebrate Knox’s quincentennial, you can save 20% on the six-volume The Works of John Knox with coupon code KNOX14 at checkout—get yours now!

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Get $100 Off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionLexham Bible Guide: Romans—the longest and most anticipated volume in the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection—is finally here! We’ve been working on this final volume for almost a year now and, to celebrate its release, the whole collection is on sale. Get it now for $100.00 off!

The biggest Bible guide yet

Romans is Paul’s longest and most important epistle and is regarded as one of the most important writings in the history of the Christian faith. There are countless commentaries, essays, and books devoted to the interpretation of Romans throughout the centuries. With such a massive discussion to draw from, our research team spent over 1,500 hours researching and writing this Bible guide to ensure no stone was left unturned.

By the end of this long process, we wrote more than 200,000 words—that’s more than 650 typeset pages of carefully and purposefully curated research! There are also 39 Greek word studies, hundreds of bibliography entries, and thousands of links to the Logos library.

The collection is now complete

With this Romans volume, the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is finally complete. When you account for all of the work that went into these Bible guides, the numbers are staggering: we’ve written almost 800,000 words—more than 2,000 typeset pages—on the 13 Pauline epistles.

All of our work allows you to enhance your research like never before! You will be able to find the most important pieces of discussion, quickly. You will discover connections within Scripture you’ve never seen before. And you will gain a unique perspective, a complete overview of all relevant literature—from exegetical topics to interpretive issues.

Get it today!

For those of you who already own the Paul’s Letters Collection, Romans should download to your library automatically. If you were waiting for this final volume to be completed before taking the dive into this amazing collection, now is the perfect time. Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is $100.00 off for a limited time. Jump-start your research today!

Get One-Time Discounts on Bundles and Top Resources

L5 Upgrade SaleRight now, we’re offering limited-time discounts on base-package upgrades. What’s more, when you upgrade or buy a new base package, you get to take advantage of exclusive, one-time discounts on bundles and top resources.

All you need to do is add a Logos 5 base package to your cart, then make your library even better with 50% off bundles and big savings on some of our most popular resources!

Get 50% off bundles

Bundles are the simplest, most cost-effective way to personalize your library and get specific resources to help you grow in your field. We offer bundles to help you be a better preacher, counselor, original-language expert, and more. And when you upgrade, you get to choose from all of them for 50% off!

Why add more resources to your library? Because the more titles you have in your library, the more powerful each individual resource becomes. Logos 5 links together every resource in your library by citation, topic, phrase, and more. The more resources in your library, the more unique connections Logos makes between them—and the more you get to benefit from revealing searches and new biblical connections.

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Huge discounts on top resources

When you upgrade, you get special savings on commentaries, Bibles, dictionaries, and more! Here are just a few resources you can get extra savings on:

These deals are only available when you upgrade or buy a base package. Save on top resources and bundles: take advantage of your custom upgrade discount and upgrade today!

You Don’t Want to Miss Craig Evans’ New Courses!

Craig EvansEvery week, the Logos Mobile Ed department gathers to catch up, recap the week’s happenings in the studio, and discuss current projects. This week, many of our team members are working through Dr. Craig Evans’ six courses on New Testament backgrounds, currently available for pre-order.

As we went round the table, the resounding cry from all engrossed in Evans’ courses was “I’m definitely not tired of Dr. Evans yet!”

I had the privilege of working with Dr. Evans on many of these courses, and I heartily agree—I don’t think I could ever tire of this content. Dr. Evans, with an easy demeanor and a sharp tongue, delivers punch after punch of helpful insights derived from a broad knowledge base. He’s an expert in his field, and he brings all that expertise to bear for your learning benefit. If you consider yourself a student of the Bible, trust us: you won’t want to miss these courses.

The six-course NT backgrounds collection features in-depth content on the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeology, the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts, and much more. Everything’s focused on one goal: bringing you a deeper understanding of the New Testament and its context.

Mobile Ed: designed for you

These Mobile Ed courses are designed just for you, to fit into any busy lifestyle. The lectures are broken up into short, digestible segments. The transcripts are as valuable as any Logos resource. You can search them, annotate them, and comb through them using the Passage and Topic Guides in Logos 5. This is an education attainable for anyone, from layperson to seminary grad, and it’s right where you are, on any device with Logos.

Get it for 42% off!

The six-volume Craig A. Evans New Testament Backgrounds Bundle is available for pre-order now at a massive 42% off. Don’t miss this chance to add Dr. Evans’ insights to your library—pre-order the bundle today!

Why Book Cache Fits My Life

Mark BarnesToday’s guest post is from Mark Barnes, pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church, Clydach in the UK.

One of my favourite things about Logos is the Community Pricing and Pre-Pub specials. By ordering resources in advance, I benefit from substantial discounts and immediate access to resources as soon as they’re released.

There’s one problem, though. When you order something on Pre-Pub, you usually don’t know exactly when it’s going to be released. And that might mean that if the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew or the John MacArthur Sermon Library happens to be launched at the same time my car insurance is due to renew, I might miss out.

Don’t miss out on the best deals

I might miss out, that is, were it not for for Logos’ Book Cache program. By purchasing Logos credit via a monthly subscription, I can make sure that when those Pre-Pubs arrive, I’m able to take advantage of them. All I had to do was to take out a Book Cache subscription, and then check the box on the credit section of my account page. Now, when Pre-Pubs are released, I don’t have to worry whether my credit card is already maxed out—I can automatically pay using the Logos credit I’ve already purchased through Book Cache.

Easily spread out the cost

Of course, there’s a second advantage to Book Cache. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for Logos resources in one month and then very little the next month, I can spread out my payments evenly over a longer period. That makes budgeting easier—and my wife much happier!

So if, like me, you’d love to have more than 3,000 John MacArthur sermons in your library (but you’re not sure you’ll have $199 on hand when the resource is ready), go ahead and order it. Then just take out a Book Cache subscription for $60 or $80 a month: by the time the sermons are released, you’ll already have most (if not all) of the credit you need, depending on the release date. With a $60 Book Cache subscription, you would pay for the archive in just four months, and have $40 in credit to put toward another resource. With a payment plan at about $62/month, it would take an extra three months to purchase the same sermons after they’re released. For me, that makes Book Cache a no-brainer.

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Announcing Facebook Daily Deals!

facebook_logo_detailIf you’ve been following us on Twitter, you’ve noticed that, every day, a new #DailyDeal arrives, offering a new resource for 50% off.

Well, we’re excited to announce that now you can get even more resources for 50% off with the new Facebook #DailyDeal! This is a great way to save on resources on your wishlist, or just build up your library at half the cost.

Want to make sure you never miss a deal? Here’s what you need to do:

1. Like our Facebook page so you can stay in the loop.

Simply click the “Like” button below:

 

2. Check the option to get notifications.

If you want to make sure you’re seeing all the daily deals, hover over the “Liked” button on Facebook and click “Get notifications.”

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3. Check in each morning to see the new #DailyDeal! Each #DailyDeal will include a coupon code that only works for a limited time, so be sure to take advantage of your deal before it expires.

 

It’s that simple! Start building your library for 50% off: use coupon code 13204 to save on today’s inaugural Facebook #DailyDeal, The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent.

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Logos 5: Use Timeline for Biblical Events

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 Logos user recently asked me this question:

Let’s say I’m studying a book in the Bible, and I want to know when it was written. Other than looking at a commentary or study Bible, is there a way to see its date of writing?

With Logos’ Timeline dataset, created just for questions like this, the answer is a resounding yes. (Note that this dataset doesn’t come with the Starter base package.)

Here’s a quick way to find a specific event:

  • Choose Tools | Timeline.
  • Type a word in the Filter box, such as Philippians (A).
  • Observe that only events containing that word appear on the Timeline. (The number in the Filter indicates the number of events currently being displayed.) (B)
  • Notice that your desired event may not currently be visible in the Timeline window (C).

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  • Choose the panel menu on the Timeline (D).
  • Select Find (in this panel) (E).

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  • In the Find box (which opened under the Filter box), type the same word that’s in the Filter box (such as Philippians) (F).
  • Look carefully at the Timeline, which jumped to an event containing your word (G).
  • Use the Previous and Next arrows to move through all the events on the filtered Timeline (H).

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  • Click an event on the Timeline to reveal more information, including hyperlinks back to resources (I).

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As you use the Timeline, please keep in mind these distinctions between Filter and Find:

  • Filter limits events on the Timeline.
  • Find locates events on the Timeline.

In the above example, you’ll see that Logos displays various possible dates, which are taken from resources in the library. Again, you can click an event on the Timeline to display hyperlinks back to those resources.

If you’d like to see other events happening at the same time as the writing of Philippians:

  • Remove the text in the Filter box (J).
  • And notice that all events return to the Timeline (K).

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Get a Free French Bible!

Get a Free French BibleWe want to equip people across the world with Logos’ powerful study tools. That’s why we’re working on getting Logos resources into as many languages as possible.

A few months ago, we hired a French product manager to help bring you a wide variety of French products. Now we have some very cool stuff on the way:

Get a free book, Verse of the Week art, and the best deals!

If you’d like to stay in the loop about new French products, updates, and sales, there are a few ways to do it:

1. Subscribe to the French email list. You’ll get updates on new French Community Pricing and Pre-Pub resources, as well as new products and sales. You’ll also get a coupon code to get Louis Segond 1910 French Bible for free! If you like free books and discounts, you’ll want to be on this list. Head over to the French page and subscribe.

2. Follow Logos French on social media. Take a sec to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter—we post weekly Scripture art in French, so follow along and be encouraged!

3. Check out our French resources. Right now, you can get early-bird savings on the Bible en Français collection. Keep an eye on the French products list for new Pre-Pubs and Community Pricing resources.

Check out all our French products, and sign up for the French email list—head over to Logos.com/fr now!

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Obtenez-vous une Bible gratuite !

Nous voulons vous aider avec les meilleurs outils pour étudier la Bible. C’est pourquoi nous travaillons pour avoir des ressources au format Logos dans plusieurs langues.

Il y a quelques mois, nous avons engagé un spécialiste pour des produits français pour nous aider à améliorer notre sélection des produits dans la belle langue.

Obtenez un livre gratuitement !

Si vous voulez avoir des nouvelles concernant les produits français, les mises à jour, et les promotions, il y a plusieurs façons :

Inscrivez-vous sur notre liste de courriel. Vous recevra des mises à jour pour nos nouveaux produits. Maintenant quand vous faites l’inscription, vous allez recevoir un code (dans un déjlai de 24 heures)pour recevoir la Bible Louis Segond 1910 gratuitement.

De plus…

Engagez-vous avec nous !

1. Vous pouvez nous visiter sur les réseaux sociaux. Vous pouvez nous aimer sur  Facebook et sur Twitter— nous donnons chaque semaine de l’art biblique gratuitement juste pour votre encouragement. C’est pour vous d’utiliser comme vous voulez. Égalemnt, il y a les forums de Logos.

2. Regardez nos ressources en français. Pour l’instant ,vous pouvez avoir la Bible en français (5 tomes) en rabais, car il s’agit d’une prépublication pour un temps limité. Aussi, il y a l’Institution de la Réligion Chrétienne par Jean Calvin, et le Catéchisme de l’Église Catholique.

Jétez un coup d’oeil sur nos produits en français, engagez – vous avec nous sur les réseaux sociaux, et joignez-vous à  notre liste dès maintenant afin de nous aider à développer le meilleur logiciel au monde, en français, pour étudier la Parole !

Last Chance: Get 50% Off the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible

new-interpreters-dictionary-of-the-bibleHave questions about people, places, or theological concepts? With a Bible dictionary, you can find answers in thousands of articles by leading scholars.

If you already have a Bible dictionary, you know how valuable they are—you’ve already benefited from having that wealth of biblical information at your fingertips. But if you don’t have the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, you’re still missing out. And if you don’t pre-order it by the 17th, you’ll miss out on the Pre-Pub price!

The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible provides some of the best in contemporary biblical scholarship on a wide range of topics, including the Old and New Testaments, the Deuterocanonical books, and contextual studies of the ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman worlds, and their literatures.

Still not convinced?

“The New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary combines the latest biblical scholarship with the practical needs of pastors, teachers and students in a way that will deepen their understanding and enliven their experience of the living Word in Scripture.”
—Rev. Jim Harnish, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa, Florida

“I’m looking forward to The New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary so I may continue with the work of the church. I’ve read many articles already, and it is very helpful when you are working on a sermon, a presentation, or preparing for a Bible study class.”
—Rev. Evelene “Tweedy” Navarrete-Sombrero, Holbrook United Methodist Church, Holbrook, Arizona

Hurry, because this deal expires on July 17! Pre-order the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible today.

Early Praise for Lexham Methods Series

Lexham Methods SeriesThe Lexham Methods Series has been on quite the roller-coaster ride:

  • First, we moved it from Pre-Pub onto Community Pricing so that you could have a say in its final price.
  • Then we cut the price by over 75% so that even more of you could benefit from this amazing resource.
  • Most recently, we had some of our contributors tell you how the Lexham Methods Series will help make your Bible study better.

We’ve even created a print proof (above) of the first volume in the series, Textual Criticism of the Bible. Check it out!

Why people love it

Now that the book is in print, we’ve been able to send out advance copies to external readers—seminarians, professors, and other experts in the field—for feedback. Here are a few of the things they had to say:

“First, I am a huge fan of how this volume is organized. It is easy to read through in a few sittings or to use as a reference guide. The table of contents is easily navigated and labeled so that it is simple to find the subject matter you might be looking for.

“This volume is perhaps one of the most thorough yet accessible introductions to textual criticism available. For the most part it finds a good balance between scholarly treatment of the issues and accessibility to the average reader. The sections on both Old and New Testament textual criticism have sub-sections on how to do textual criticism. These sections themselves are reason enough to get the volume.”
—Matt McMains, PhD student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and blogger at The Beginning of the End

“I thought it had good information and was very readable. I’m going to recommend it to the MDiv students I know who have an interest in textual criticism.”
—Ruth Whiteford, PhD student at Concordia Seminary St. Louis

“Organizationally, it’s fantastic. It addresses all the key issues without dumbing them down and yet balances scholarship and accessibility quite well.

“In short, readers of this book will learn why textual criticism matters and will be introduced to the method well enough to understand how it works and why it matters—as well as having a good foundation for further research.”
—Jim West, pastor of Petros Baptist Church, professor of biblical studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology, and blogger at Zwinglius Redivivus

Right now, the four-volume Lexham Methods Series is just $60 on Community Pricing—that’s $15 per volume. Place your bid today!

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