Get 15% Off New Lutheran Base Packages

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Our brand-new Lutheran base packages are here! You can be among the first to own one of these specially designed packages, packed with powerful Bible study tools and a broad selection of Lutheran resources. Choose your Lutheran base package now, and use coupon code LUTHERANBP to take 15% off!

Here’s just a taste of the valuable resources that come with Lutheran Gold:

Save big on a massive library

When you purchase a base package, you maximize your savings by getting great resources like these (and hundreds more) in one massive library. Starter gives you 195 resources—worth $3,500 in print—for less than $300. Gold gives you over 750 resources, worth $18,000 in print, for less than a tenth of that cost. What’s more, when you buy a Lutheran base package now, you’ll get an extra 15% off!

You can take advantage of payment plans to make budgeting even easier. Pay for your package all at once, or disperse your payments over 12 months. If you order Silver or Gold, you can even choose an 18-month payment plan!

Study with the best tools

Lutheran GoldIn The Lutheran Commentary, Henry Eyster Jacobs says “The name ‘Lutheran’ ought always, in the sphere of scholarship, to designate first of all devotion to exegetical study.” A Lutheran base package gives you access to a wealth of exegetical resources, plus the tools to explore them efficiently.

Lutheran base packages tie into every resource you own, helping you delve into the Lutheran tradition with essential reference works like the Luther Bibel (1545) and A History of Lutheranism. Pull up related works side by side, and find the texts you need with the Passage Guide and the Topic Guide. A Lutheran base package can save hours of your time, allowing you to spend more of it with the passions and people God puts in your life.

A Lutheran base package gives you foundational Christian texts from the early church, the Reformation, and contemporary Lutheran perspectives. Sift through the collective wisdom of hundreds of Lutheran theologians, professors, pastors, teachers, and preachers. Jump to the source with references and citations that link right to the work in question. Study the life of key theologians, like Martin Luther himself. Dive into the influential writings of Augustine, Bonhoeffer, and others.

Don’t miss out on this deal!

These packages are brand-new. If you get yours now, you’ll be among the first to own a Lutheran base package, and you’ll enjoy special savings by taking 15% off. But these prices won’t last—you can only save 15% for a limited time. Use coupon code LUTHERANBP and choose yours today.

Just Announced: Free Greek and Hebrew Flashcard App

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We’re pleased to bring you a new app for Android and iOSFlashcards for Greek and Hebrew. It’s a powerful new tool for students of Scripture: whether you’re studying for a test or preaching through Ruth, the app will help you master precisely the words you need to learn, wherever you go.

When you sign in with your Logos account, Flashcards for Greek and Hebrew syncs your word-lists documents right to the app—if you have existing word lists, they’ll be automatically imported.

So, how do I create word lists?

It’s easy:

1. On your desktop, click the Documents menu in Logos.

2. Select Word List from the column on the left.

3. Rename your new word list at the top of the newly opened window.

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4. Click the Add button, and select which resource you’d like to add lemmas from. (In this case, we’ll choose the Lexham Hebrew–English Interlinear Bible.)

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5. In the Reference field, type the reference or range you’d like to pull in lemmas from. (We’ll be using Ruth.)

6. Logos generates a word list of all the lemmas in Ruth from the LHB! Now it’ll be available automatically in your Flashcards for Greek and Hebrew app.

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All your word lists sync in the cloud, so you can study the original languages wherever you are.

Get original-language resources with Logos 5

This app works seamlessly alongside Logos 5. If you’re going to use it to further your understanding of Greek and Hebrew, you’ll need the right sources—the original-language texts we’ve mentioned here are included in Logos 5 base packages from Bronze up. Get a Logos 5 base package (Bronze or higher) to start taking advantage of all that this app has to offer!

Learn wherever you go—download the free Flashcards for Greek and Hebrew for iOS or Android today.

Get 44% Off the New Kittredge Shakespeare Collection

new-kittredge-shakespeare-collectionShakespeare, wrote Ben Johnson, “was not of an age, but for all time!”

He wrote in a spectacular English that shaped how we speak today. He described the human condition—love, doubt, revenge, laughter—in all its beauty and confusion. He gave the culture a series of almost universally recognized images and stories.

Any one of these accomplishments would have secured his place in history. That Shakespeare achieved them all is astonishing.

Logos is building his major works in a series of very special editions: the 25-volume New Kittredge Shakespeare Collection. It’s on Pre-Pub for 44% off, but the price is about to go up. If you love language and literature, or if you’re interested in understanding the culture by way of one its most important pillars, you’ll want to pre-order this one right now.

Kittredge?

George Kittredge (1860–1941) was a literary critic in the classical mold—multilingual, witty, academically rigorous, staggeringly well-read. He taught quite a few classes at Harvard, among them English 2, the beloved Shakespeare survey that first earned him fame. From all those years of teaching came his annotated Shakespeare editions, which remained the standard in American scholarship long after his death.

Kittredge was a “philologist”: a student of literature who approached his work with a historian’s concern for cultural context and a scientist’s demand for rigorous proof. Academia, no less than other human institutions, is subject to trends; halfway through the twentieth century, philology was replaced by New Criticism, which sought to examine texts in a vacuum, independent of culture and authorship. Subsequent academic schools—above all, New Historicism—returned to Kittredge’s interest in context, but in a newly postmodern intellectual climate, his would-be-scientific rigor seemed pedantic or naïve. Like philology, Kittredge never came back into style.

It’s modern criticism’s loss: that philological lens makes his Shakespeare collection incredibly rich. For Kittredge, the object of study wasn’t just Shakespeare—it was the past itself. Now, with the research-friendly Logos editions (imagine how Kittredge would have loved the cross-references!), you can rediscover the Shakespeare collection that the Ivory Tower forgot.

“Without Tyndale, no Shakespeare”

You know that Shakespeare’s an important window into the culture. What you may not know is that Shakespeare’s works are shot through with biblical references. Shakespeare, it seems, had much of the Bible almost memorized.

These aren’t word-for-word quotations; Shakespeare didn’t cite Scripture directly. Rather, he incorporated its language to imbue his works with a layer of special drama. You have to know your Bible to pick up on most of these allusions. (Hamlet, in the face of despair, tells Horatio, “There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow”; attentive readers will hear the echo of Matthew 10:29.) Specifically, Shakespeare was a beneficiary of the work of William Tyndale, whose widely available translation gave England a vast bank of shared references (like “the fall of a sparrow”) and encouraged a literate culture. David Daniell, founder of the Tyndale Society, went so far as to say that without Tyndale, there could be no Shakespeare.

The connections between Shakespeare and Christianity merit more than this passing mention; if you’d like to learn more, you can pick up several volumes on the topic with Logos’ Shakespeare and Christianity Collection. In the meantime, though, suffice it to say that reading Shakespeare need not come at the expense of reading your Bible—you’ll be surprised and delighted to encounter traces of Scripture all through his most famous works.

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The New Kittredge Shakespeare Collection is 44% off on Pre-Pub, but it’s moving fast—the price is going up very soon. This is your chance to own one of humanity’s literary treasures, curated and explained by one of the twentieth century’s greatest scholars and critics.

Don’t let this one pass you by—pre-order the New Kittredge Shakespeare Collection right now.

Logos 5: Locate All Forms of an English Word

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 this question:

I’m studying the subject of heaven throughout Scripture.  Is there a way to find all occurrences of “heaven” and its variants (“heavens,” etc.) without having to search for each individually?

Actually, there are several ways to locate a “family” of words in one search. Perhaps the easiest is what’s called a Match all word forms search.

Here’s how to set up it up:

  • Click the search icon.
  • Select Bible as the search type (A).
  • Select a Bible, such as the English Standard Version, from the resources dropdown list (B).
  • Select a range, such as the New Testament, from the verse dropdown list (C).
  • Type a word—here, heaven—in the find box (D). 

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  • Choose the search panel menu (E).
  • Select Match all word forms (F).
  • Press enter to generate the search.

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  • Notice that the results include “heaven,” “heavens,” and “heavenly”all in one search! (G)
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If you like this tip, check out my newest training product: Timesaving Tips for Logos. It gives you over 100 videos that will teach you the most efficient ways to implement many Logos features. Right now, it’s marked down on Pre-Pub, and it’s shipping soon—place your order today!

3 Ways to Learn from R.C. Sproul

r. c. sproulR.C. Sproul is a respected teacher, theologian, and pastor. He’s the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, where he serves as executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. He serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. His teaching can be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast, which plays in over 40 countries.

Sproul has written over 70 books and articles, including the classic The Holiness of God, exegetical works in the R.C. Sproul Exposition Collection, and several theological articles in Tabletalk magazine.

If you’ve yet to benefit from Sproul’s wealth of knowledge and wisdom, here are three ways to do so:

1. Attend Ligonier Seattle

To help believers understand what it means to be a witness in this world, Ligonier Ministries is hosting its West Coast Conference on “Overcoming the World: Being a Christian in a Post-Christian Culture.” From June 6 to 7, 2014, Drs. Steven Lawson, Stephen Meyer, Albert Mohler, and R.C. Sproul Jr. will be joining R.C. Sproul in Seattle to address the challenges modern Christians face. Early-bird registration for Ligonier Seattle ends April 11, and then the price jumps from $59 to $79. Register today!

Through June 1, you can also enter to win two tickets to Ligonier Seattle, a MacBook Air, Logos 5 Gold, and eight R.C. Sproul books from Vyrso—enter to win!

2. Get Sproul’s Crucial Questions Series for free

Right now, you can get R.C. Sproul’s 17-volume Crucial Questions series—free! Throughout these 17 books, Sproul explores the core questions people ask about Christianity. You’ll get titles like Can I Be Sure I’m Saved?, Does God Control Everything?, What Is Faith?, and Who Is the Holy Spirit?—books that give you simple, biblical responses to some of the most challenging issues in apologetics and evangelism.

Get your free books right now!

3. Pre-order Sproul’s Everyone’s a Theologian for 27% off

Many people react negatively to the word theology—they think it involves dry, fruitless arguments about doctrinal minutiae. They prefer to focus on the basic truths of Scripture; they may even declare, “No creed but Christ.” But, as Sproul argues, everyone is a theologian. Anytime we strive to understand the Bible, we’re engaging in theology. Therefore, it’s important that we put the Bible’s teachings together in a systematic fashion, using proper, time-tested methods of interpretation to arrive at a theology founded on truth. That’s precisely what Sproul teaches you to do in Everyone’s a Theologian.

Pre-order Everyone’s a Theologian today for just $10.95!

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Then, if you want to continue learning with Dr. Sproul, check out all our R.C. Sproul resources.

Last Chance to Get March Deals

March sale

Through Monday, we have nearly 200 products on sale! You can save big on titles like A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica, Dictionary of Theological Terms, and the R. A. Torrey Collection.

Here are five of our best-selling deals:

The Jewish Encyclopedia

the-jewish-encyclopedia On sale for $75 off!

This 12-volume collection offers a comprehensive account of Jewish history, literature, and intellectual life. It’s the crowning achievement of the Wissenschaft des Judentums—the nineteenth-century movement to modernize Judaism and highlight its contributions to the world. The encyclopedia offers over 15,000 articles, with more than 1,000 images and illustrations. One Logos user said, “The encyclopedia quotes extensively from the Mishnah and Talmud, along with other rabbis. While it’s over 100 years old, it’s still respected in the field of Jewish history and literature, and quoted often by scholars in the twenty-first century.” Another user calls it “a monumental work” and says that “its articles are well written, truly a pleasure to read, and not dry at all like so many academic works.”

J.C. Ryle Collection

On sale for $30 off!

Renowned for their direct, unadorned language and deep insight, the works of J.C. Ryle have been inspiring Christians for years. This 18-volume collection includes not only his commentaries on Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, but also his sermons and essays on justification, regeneration, sin, baptism, the Sabbath, and more. Filled with practical observations for daily Christian living, they’re also rich with Anglican church history. Ryle wrote, “If I can help to make the Bible more plain and interesting to any man’s soul, than I shall be abundantly content.” And that’s why he also said, “I frankly avow that I have studied, as far as possible, to be plain and pointed, and to choose what an old divine calls ‘picked and packed’ words.”

KirsoppLake_5VKirsopp Lake New Testament Backgrounds Collection

On sale for 68% off!

Generations of Bible students have relied on Kirsopp Lake’s critical treatment of the New Testament. His attention to detail and knowledge of biblical studies make these landmark works invaluable to students of the Bible. With Lake’s research at your fingertips, you can explore the New Testament behind the scenes. Dig into textual criticism on the New Testament, study the historical evidence for Christ’s resurrection, explore the history of Mount Athos, examine notions of immortality in modern religions, and investigate the roots of early Christianity.

Studies of the Savior

On sale for 31% off!

Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey says John G. Butler “provides a treasure chest of biblical truth for the teacher and preacher of the Word of God.” Studies of the Savior is perfect for preparing sermons and lesson plans. It’s loaded with with practical applications and in-depth studies exploring the life of Christ, breaking down complex biblical truths into lay terms.

These aren’t all the products on sale—there are almost 200 more! Check out all our March deals while you still can.

Then keep your eye out for new deals beginning in April!

Understanding the Characters of Noah’s Ark

Logos 5’s Bible Facts tool is a powerful, comprehensive database of all of the Bible’s people, places, and things. It’s a great way to learn more about almost anything, but it’s especially useful when you’re studying biblical people—genealogies that can span entire chapters become highly detailed family trees, giving you visual representations of biblical relationships.

Let’s take a look at Noah’s family tree:

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You can even choose which family lines you want to follow—you can see Noah’s place in Adam’s family tree, or even Jesus’.

Discover what the Bible says about Noah

When you highlight “Noah,” Bible Facts pulls up relevant passages in your preferred translation, including Noah’s birth (Genesis 5:28–29), God’s promise to never again curse the ground because of man (Genesis 8:20–9:17), and Noah’s lapse into drunkenness after the flood (Genesis 9:18–27). Then, when you right-click a passage, you can tell Logos to search your entire library for every book that references Noah’s birth; Logos will open each to the appropriate passage, too.

Get to know his family

What if you want to learn more about Noah’s son Ham? Or his grandfather Methuselah? Every person in the Bible Facts family tree is a link. If you want to learn more about someone, just click—Bible Facts takes you right to his or her tree. For example, you could see that Methuselah was nearly 200 years old when he had Noah’s father, Lamech, or that he lived to be almost 1,000—the longest lifespan of any person in the Bible (Genesis 5:25–5:27).

Consult the experts

Bible Facts also pulls up content from Bible dictionaries. Mouse over Methuselah (or other renderings of his name, like Matusalén and Mathusala) under the dictionary of your choice, and Bible Facts gives you the rundown of everything that dictionary has to say.

And, because you’re studying in Logos, you can always go deeper: after that, maybe you’ll want to study how God’s caution to Noah’s family, “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed” (Genesis 9:5–6), foreshadows Jesus’ famous warning, “all who take the sword will perish by the sword” (Matthew 26:52). Right away, Bible Facts shows you everything you need to know about Noah, his family, and what the Bible says about him. It’s also a diving board that lets you plunge as deep as you want.

Bible Facts is just one of many powerful research tools you’ll get with a Logos base package. Choose your package today, and start using the same tools Bible experts use all over the world. With an entire library at your fingertips, you can get the answers you need. With Logos doing the busywork for you, you can learn more, faster. Pick out your base package today.

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Looking for more about Noah? Check out Noah: The Ark Builder and Noah: The Real Story

Take 15% Off a Brand-New Anglican Base Package!

Anglican base packages

For the first time ever, you can choose from a line of brand-new Anglican base packages that bring Logos’ powerful tools to the rich Anglican tradition.

We’ve carefully selected resources that help you study in accordance with Scripture, tradition, and reason. These new Anglican base packages come in a range of sizes—Starter through Diamond—to meet your budget and give you the most for your dollar. Pick one today, and use coupon code ANGLICANBP to get 15% off!

Starter comes with all the essentials: 182 resources chosen just for you. Diamond gives you everything you could possibly need—almost 1,600 resources (including over 700 resources unique to the Anglican base packages), worth $44,700 in print. Whichever package you choose, you’ll get hundreds of resources designed to help you reason with Scripture and root yourself in the Anglican tradition, all for less than one-tenth the cost of buying these books in print.

Here are a few of the Anglican resources you won’t find in any other base package:

Everything you need, instantly

anglican goldBefore we even produced these Anglican base packages, Right Reverend Rowan Williams, master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, had already called Logos “A rich resource of material, offering a wide range of theological perspectives and material for both study and discipleship”—one that “[w]e are very fortunate to have . . . available so conveniently and attractively.”

With Logos, the more resources you own, the more valuable each individual resource becomes. These Anglican base packages help you get the most out of your favorite texts. The lectionary feature is on your home page by default, making it easy to dig into the texts you reference every day. If you use the Revised Common Lectionary, you can set it to sync with a relevant commentary, like Feasting on the Word, and your favorite Bible translation. Whenever you sign in, you’ll have instant access to the current reading (and options to go further into each passage), so it’s easy to stay on track. And since you can search using the calendar, you can even jump ahead to Sunday to learn more about what’s coming up.

You’ll also have a liturgy section in the Passage Guide. As you prepare to work through a liturgy with your congregation, the Passage Guide lets you search by date or by Scripture passage, so you can instantly find where you need to be and pull up the liturgy alongside your resources.

Ground yourself in tradition. Grapple with Scripture. Use reason to discern meaning. And do it all at once.

15% off: now’s the best time to get yours!

For a limited time, you can save 15% on a brand-new Anglican base package. These packages give you all the tools you need to study Scripture, prepare sermons, and grow in wisdom faster and more easily than ever before.

Choose yours now, and use coupon code ANGLICANBP to take 15% off!

Get 41% Off the Spurgeon New Testament Commentary Collection

spurgeon-commentary-collection-new-testament-lettersRight now, you can pre-order the nine-volume Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters for 41% off!

Charles Spurgeon, the prolific “Prince of Preachers,” delivered thousands of sermons. His years of public ministry spanned the latter half of the nineteenth century, and he often preached several times a week. He published sermons, tracts, a long-running magazine, and several books, but he only completed two commentaries in his lifetime: a volume on the Gospel of Matthew and a six-volume series on the Psalms.

Pick up where Spurgeon left off

Lexham Press has picked up where Spurgeon left off: we’ve compiled the best of Spurgeon’s writings on nine New Testament letters, all in an easy-to-read commentary format. We’ve also highlighted illustrations and tagged them with preaching themes, so they’re easy to use in your sermons, and positioned application content at the end of each section. While we’ve done the work of arranging Spurgeon’s writing verse by verse, the words themselves are Spurgeon’s.

The Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters makes Spurgeon’s content accessible—there’s no longer any need to comb through Spurgeon’s many volumes of content looking for that specific nugget of wisdom. You’re getting Spurgeon’s writings curated in a format that’s tied to the biblical text.

Pre-order now!

Start studying with Spurgeon: pre-order the Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters.

And if you don’t want to wait until the whole collection ships, check out the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians, available now for just $21.95!

Making Seminary More Attainable

Logos Mobile EducationFor some time, Logos and Knox Theological Seminary have been working together to bring quality biblical education to hundreds of students. Logos and Knox’s three seminary degrees—the MA in Christian and Classical Studies (MACCS), the MA in Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS), and the Doctor of Ministry (DMin)—give you the tools, training, and support you need to carry out God’s mission for his church.

What students are saying

With Knox and Logos, a seminary education is more attainable than you think! Tuition is handled through low monthly payments, and you have multiple payment options. (See what’s available for the MACCS, the MABTS, and the DMin.) No loans, no debt—just a solid education at a competitive price.

But don’t take our word for it. See what Knox students are saying!

“My experience with Knox Online has been very positive. I am a full-time pastor and a stay-at-home dad, so a program that allows me to finish my master’s from home is perfect. I don’t feel cheated for not being in the actual classroom, because the recorded lectures bring the classroom to me. The forums allow me to interact with other students so that we can learn and grow together. I would highly recommend Knox Online for those who want to pursue higher education, but also want the flexibility to continue to do what God has called them to do.”
—Ryan

“Knox Theological Seminary Online gives me the flexibility to further my education—flexibility that I need as a mother, writer, homeschool teacher, Sunday school teacher, and speaker. The online professors, dean, and registrar are all supportive and easily accessible to help with any issues that arise. The course content is challenging, edifying, and—through the work of the Holy Spirit—life-changing. If you’re considering a seminary education, I highly recommend Knox.”
—Angela

“The Logos/Knox program has been tremendous. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the professors and the teaching assistants, as well as the support staff. Well done.”
—Steve

A new round of classes starts this May, including courses on the New Testament and church history, as well as a MACCS course on Plato and Augustine. Further your education—join us.

Get started on your master’s or DMin journey today!