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!

Your True Gold Savings: Upgrading vs. Buying Individual Resources

Gold-PackageLogos 5 base packages offer massive discounts compared to purchasing individual resources. For example, if you purchased every individual resource in Logos 5 Gold, you’d pay more than $10,000.00. With Gold, though, you can add all 1,076 resources for just $1,549.95—you’re getting thousands of dollars in savings!

And when you factor in your limited-time upgrade and ownership discounts, you can save even more.

Then, with Logos 5’s powerful tools, you can make new connections across your library, contextualize Scripture, find answers in seconds, and better understand the Word.

In a nutshell: upgrading your base package is the smartest, most affordable route to more rewarding Bible study.

What if I just want to pick and choose my resources?

L5 Upgrade SaleFair enough. So, let’s say you start with the basics: a few commentaries, a theological dictionary, a contextual resource, and handbooks on the Old and New Testaments. With this in mind, you could get these five resources:

  1. Wesleyan Bible Study Commentary Series (18 vols.) | $249.95
  2. Kittel’s Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (10 vols.) | $199.95
  3. The Context of Scripture (3 vols.) | $299.95
  4. The United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series (20 vols.) | $399.95
  5. The United Bible Societies’ Old Testament Handbook Series (21 vols.) | $400.00

Together, just these five collections cost $1,549.80. For 15 cents more, you could get them all—plus over 1,000 more volumes—by upgrading to Gold instead. Just a handful of resources included in the base package more than cover the cost of the entire thing!

What are you waiting for?

There’s no question that base packages offer the biggest discount on the tools and resources you need. Plus, with limited-time upgrade savings and ownership discounts, you can get even bigger savings. Discover your custom upgrade discount, and upgrade to Logos 5 Gold today!

Last Chance to Get a Free Book on Community Pricing!

SocialShare_400x400Right now, you can get F.B. Meyer’s Paul: A Servant of Christ for free on Community Pricing. If you haven’t already taken advantage of this deal, you’re running out of time!

Meyer describes Paul’s life as narrated by Paul’s own writings. You’ll gain insight into the twists and turns of the apostle’s story, not to mention his complex, fascinating thought.

How to get your free book

Here’s how to get Paul: A Servant of Christ for free: simply place your bid by July 11, and—if your bid is at or above the closing price—you’ll get the book for free when it becomes available for download.

Why not try it out? Community Pricing is a risk-free way to get amazing deals: check it out, get your free book, and decide for yourself!

Tell your friends

The more people who bid on a book or collection, the lower the price can go. So tell your friends about this free book, and show them how easy it is to save! Share this post on Facebook, Google+, Twitter—even on your personal blog.

Not sure what to say? It’s easy: just tweet this or post this on Facebook!

Don’t miss out!

You only have a couple days left to place your bid. And remember—to get the book for free, you have to bid at or above the closing price.

Place your bid on Paul: A Servant of Christ right now!

You’re Running Out of Time: Get the Best Price on Logos 5

Logos-Base-PackagesBy now, you know a lot about Logos 5. You know how a large library helps you learn. You know how Logos helps you study like an expert. You even know about Logos 5’s secret sauce.

You probably also know that, for a limited time, you can get a custom upgrade discount on Logos 5. There’s really just one more thing you need to know: the Logos 5 upgrade sale is ending very soon.

If you’re on the fence, it’s time to upgrade to Logos 5!

3 ways to save

For a limited time, you can get not one but three types of savings:

  1. Bundling discounts: With or without upgrade savings, base packages are a terrific value. They bundle hundreds or thousands of resources for pennies on the dollar—the print equivalent of Portfolio, for example, would cost a full $78,000. That makes a base package a smart investment.
  2. Dynamic Pricing: Logos.com’s Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator looks at your current library and automatically adjusts your price: you won’t pay twice for books you already own.
  3. Your custom upgrade discount: For a limited time, the upgrade sale gives you a third way to save. Like Dynamic Pricing, this discount is based on what you already own; unlike Dynamic Pricing, it takes your whole library (datasets, tools) into account, not just your books. Let’s say you’re upgrading from Starter to Gold: you’ll get not only the bundling discounts built into Gold, not only Dynamic Pricing for the books you already own, but an additional upgrade discount, calculated just for you.

The Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator has already done the math: see your savings right here.

Lock in your discount, and pay on your own terms

The upgrade sale is ending soon, but maybe you’re not sure you want to budget for an entire base package right now. The solution? An interest-free payment plan, which lets you claim your savings before they expire, set up the payment schedule that’s right for you, and start using your new Bible study power tools right now.

Gold, for example, costs less than $100/month on an 18-month plan—and that’s before both Dynamic Pricing and your upgrade savings!

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You’re running out of time—your custom upgrade discount expires soon. You’ll be kicking yourself if you miss this opportunity, especially since payments plans make it so simple to handle budgeting on your own terms.

Don’t miss out: upgrade to Logos 5 before your savings expire.

Free Webinar: Harness the Power of Searches in Logos 5

Logos 5′s powerful search tools help you find the insights you need. Our next training webinar, on July 15 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, will show you how—for free.

Save your spot: register right now!

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Together, we’ll spend an hour exploring the three types of search most frequently used in Logos 5:

  • Basic search scours your whole library, bringing you the results most relevant to your study.
  • Bible search, paired with Louw-Nida numbers, makes the original languages accessible.
  • Clause Search—a revolutionary new power tool—reveals search results that you can’t find any other way.

Your Logos library is full of wisdom and insight—Bible dictionaries, commentaries, academic journals, sermon archives—but it’s Logos’ search tools that help you connect that knowledge to what you’re studying. You’ll learn which searches work best for which scenarios, so you can quickly and confidently locate the information you need.

This webinar will dive a little deeper than the previous few. If you’re new to Logos, you can catch up with the last two webinars right here:

These two events lay the foundation on which you’ll build a deeper understanding of Logos 5′s search tools. Come ready with any questions you have, and we’ll answer them on air!

Register for the webinar at Logos.com/Webinar to reserve your spot—we’ll send you a reminder email with all the details.

 
P.S. What’s the only thing better than a free training webinar? Learning with a friend! After you’ve claimed your spot, tell your friends so they can do the same:

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New: Get Individual Mobile Ed Courses!

logos-mobile-education-bible-and-doctrine-foundations-bundleLast year, we launched our first Logos Mobile Education courseware—the nine-course Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle—and started getting some wonderful feedback.

For the first time ever, learners like you are experiencing a video-based education that ties seamlessly into a theological library. They’re learning about the basics of the Bible and church doctrine from world-class scholars and professors. They can connect to a wider community, search lectures for passages or themes, take notes, and learn at their own pace.

Now we want to make sure you have the same opportunities, even if you’re not looking for an entire Mobile Ed bundle. We’re pleased to announce that you can now get any of the nine Bible and Doctrine Foundations courses individually!

Here are the nine courses:

Bible foundations

logos-mobile-education-ot101-introducing-old-testament-its-structure-and-storyIn these courses, Mark Futato and Lynn Cohick help you unpack the Old and New Testaments and grasp their major themes, genres, and narrative challenges.

Biblical interpretation

Reading involves interpretation. There’s no way around it—we all interpret Scripture. But how do we make sure we’re interpreting faithfully? Mike Heiser and Mike Goheen guide you through the methods and tools of interpretation and introduce you to the unified biblical storyline: your guidepost for hermeneutics.

Theology

logos-mobile-education-th101-introducing-bible-doctrine-i-theology-divine-revelation-and-the-bibleThese four courses, each taught jointly by Ronn Johnson, Carl Sanders, and Mike Heiser, guide you through the foundations of systematic theology, beginning with the Bible, God, man, and the church. They ask big questions and turn to Scripture for big answers.

Logos training

Certified Logos trainer Morris Proctor gives you in-depth instruction on how to use Logos Bible Software. With this training under your belt, you’ll be able to get the most out of your studies.

These individual courses are a great way to continue learning in any area you want. But don’t forget: you’ll get the most savings by picking up the full nine-course bundle.

Choose your favorite individual courses, or grab the entire Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle today!

Get Awesome Discounts on 180+ Products

SocialShare612x612_2-300x300This month, we’ve loaded Logos.com with tons of irresistible deals. It’s time to check on those resources you’ve been wanting—you just might find the deal you’ve been waiting for!

Here are a few highlights from this month’s sale:

A.W. Tozer Collection

Now 48% off!

A.W. Tozer was a compelling preaching and prolific writer, famous for his practical, invigorating messages. The A.W. Tozer Collection gives you the chance to meet this remarkable man and hear his lessons for the church today.

institutes-of-the-christian-religionInstitutes of the Christian Religion

Now 21% off!

John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is a monumental work that stands among the greatest texts of Christian theology and Western literature. Put together by scholars of the Latin, German, and French versions, this set is a huge addition to the canon of systematic theology in the Reformed tradition.

Introduction to World Religions

Now 57% off!

This is a great resource for understanding (and connecting with) people from other faith traditions. The Church Times writes that this is “a moving and illuminating book. [There’s] nothing on the market remotely comparable in scope, balance, readability, and sensitivity.”

Check out all the deals this month—this could be your chance to finally add the resources you’ve been wanting!

3 Ways to Get a Closer Look at the New Testament

stewart-custer-collectionYou already know about the New International Greek Testament Commentary. You’ve pored over Baker’s Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Now you’re looking for something in the same vein: exegesis, application, and Greek word and phrase studies. But, with 40,000 books to choose from, where do you turn?

Good news: we have suggestions!

1. Stewart Custer Collection

Regularly $167.95use coupon code CUSTER10 to get it for $149.95 through July 22

Stewart Custer is an underappreciated treasure. This unique collection gives you numerous commentaries on the New Testament, as well as guides to interpretation and exegesis. It emphasizes pastoral insight and practical application: ideal if you want to home in on helping others day to day.

ellicotts-commentaries-on-st-pauls-epistles2. Ellicott’s Commentaries on St. Paul’s Epistles

Regularly $82.95use coupon code ELLICOTT45 to get it for $44.95 through July 22

These frequently overlooked commentaries lead you through Paul’s letters verse by verse: each zooms in on the Greek, illuminating the translators’ choices, grammatical context and relevance, and the thought implied by the Greek phrasing. They’re excellent for a student or pastor aiming to apply more Greek word and phrase studies—someone who wants to master Paul’s logical structure, perhaps.

3. Guides to New Testament Exegesis

Many commentaries provide verse-by-verse interpretation, exegesis, and application—and stop right there. Baker’s Guides to New Testament Exegesis Collection provides something more: it shows you the key interpretive approaches to each NT book, including the history of interpretation, the literary context, the style and authorship of each book, and insights from the Greek. If you aim to teach the Bible, you shouldn’t pass this one up.

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All these collections have recently been updated: just visit the product pages (and make sure you’re signed in!) to see which volumes are new to you. With Dynamic Pricing, you’ll only pay for the books you don’t already own. And, as always, interest-free payment plans make budgeting even easier!

Get the Best Price on Homer’s Masterpieces

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“The ‘Iliad’ and the ‘Odyssey’ stand at the head of the epic poetry of the world. . . . Artistically, in spite of their early date, they are the product of a mature art, expressing with supreme nobility and grace permanent and varied yet simple types of human nature, in a language unsurpassed for its combination of directness, simplicity, and beauty.”
—William A. Neilson

More than 2,500 years ago, Homer composed the Iliad and The Odyssey. So complete was his success that, for the next 20 centuries at least, most Western writers aspired not to surpass him, not to invent some creative new form, but simply to rewrite him with new settings and new characters. (Think of Virgil’s Aeneid; think of Joyce’s Ulysses.)

Why was Homer so influential?

Homer’s fame isn’t the result of any one attribute—it’s the result of at least three:

  • His themes are nearly universal: honor, dignity, battles, long journeys home. They helped cement Greek culture (which became the intellectual context for early Christianity), and they’re still powerful today.
  • His prose is a delight, graceful and memorable. The Homeric adjectives are especially famous.
  • He’s just plain fun to read, full of adventure and memorable characters.

The great translator Alexander Pope writes,

“[Homer’s] work is a wild paradise, where, if we cannot see all the beauties as distinctly as in an ordered garden, it is only because the number of them is infinitely greater. It is like a copious nursery, which contains the seeds and first productions of every kind, out of which those who followed him have but selected some particular plants, each according to his fancy, to cultivate and beautify.”

Get the best price before July 9

Noet’s 15-volume Bristol Classics Homer Bundle gives you the Iliad, The Odyssey, and a number of insightful commentaries. It’s a terrific window into Homer’s world.

The bundle is on Pre-Pub for 23% off, but that deal won’t last long—on July 9, the Pre-Pub price is going up by $20.

Get the best price: pre-order the Bristol Classics Homer Bundle before July 9!

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.

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