Get the Best Price on Treasured American Adventures

Among American literature’s greatest achievements is its longstanding marriage of high art and high adventure. Melville, Twain, Cooper, London—some of America’s greatest writers set their dramas against America’s spectacular rivers, seas, and tracts of wilderness.

These aren’t just important works of literature. They’re gripping adventure tales, long ago integrated into the American national consciousness.

And now you can get them in the single most useful, reader-friendly format they’ve ever appeared in: Logos.

Take 80% off the Select Works of Herman Melville

select-works-of-herman-melville“In the winter of 1851,” wrote Jorge Luis Borges, “Melville published Moby-Dick, the infinite novel that brought about his fame. Page by page, the story grows until it takes on the dimensions of the cosmos: at the beginning the reader might consider the subject to be the miserable life of whale harpooners; then, that the subject is the madness of Captain Ahab, bent on pursuing and destroying the white whale; finally, that the whale and Ahab and the pursuit which exhausts the oceans of the planet are symbols and mirrors of the universe.”

There are many “great American novels.” In scope, in ambition, Moby-Dick is perhaps the greatest.

Noet’s new Select Works of Herman Melville collection gives you not only Moby-Dick but also The Piazza Tales, Typee, Omoo, and The Confidence-Man, all important texts in their own right. For a just a little while, the collection is on Community Pricing for just $12—that’s 80% off!

Once it covers costs, though, the price is going up; this deal won’t last long. Get the best price on Melville’s select works—bid right now.

Take 79% off the Select Works of Mark Twain

select-works-of-mark-twainMark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Moby-Dick’s leading rival for the title of great American novel. Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature.” Hemingway (on what else could he and Faulkner agree?) wrote that “All modern American literature comes from [Huckleberry Finn]. . . . the best book we’ve had.” Appleton’s magazine wrote that “[Twain] will be recognized as one of the most national of American authors, and one of the peculiar glories of American literature.” The Select Works of Mark Twain collection gives you not only Huckleberry Finn but also its predecessor, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and a series of enthralling travelogues and works of speculative fiction.

Bid now for 79% off!

Take 60% off the Select Works of James Fenimore Cooper

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“[Cooper] is a poet; and if his creations should not be immortal, it will be the work of the perverse and incalculable accidents of time”
The New-York Review

Cooper’s series of Leatherstocking Tales novels, which detail the adventures of frontiersman Natty Bumppo, are in large part responsible for romanticizing the American wild; the wild, in turn, was a hugely important building block in America’s self-image. These books don’t just show you the frontier—in the American imagination, they helped constitute it.

Get these important works for 60% off: bid before the price goes up!

Take 56% off the Select Works of Jack London

select-works-of-jack-londonLondon’s famous adventures bring together philosophical speculation and gritty realism. The Call of the Wild and White Fang explore the relationship between civilization and wilderness; White Fang, in particular, is regarded as an allegorical account of London’s own transition from his troubled teenage years into middle-class adulthood. The cerebral Sea Wolf follows the adventures of a shipwrecked literary critic who’s taken in by an amoral but highly intelligent captain; it’s an oblique attempt to refute Nietzsche’s theory of the superman. The Iron Heel, arguably the first modern dsytopia, anticipated the twentieth and twenty-first centuries’ formal experimentation and even influenced Orwell; today, it seems very far ahead of its time.

Place your bid for 56% off!

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Great literature doesn’t have to be boring, and these American classics prove it. They’re adventures that you’ll read and reread, and then pass down to your children.

Own some of America’s literary treasures—bid right now!

Simple Language for Simple Truth: The Legacy of J. A. Broadus

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In the information age, it’s not often that we lose track of history’s most influential people. Archives, blogs, databases, and books direct us to those worth learning from. But sometimes powerful voices get lost in the noise. If you don’t already know about him, J. A. Broadus is one of those influential voices.

“It has been my fortune to hear Beecher and Phillips Brooks, Maclaren, Joseph Parker and Spurgeon, John Hall and Moody, John Clifford and David Lloyd George. At his best and in a congenial atmosphere Broadus was the equal of any man I have ever heard.”
A. T. Robertson, former professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

During his lifetime, John Albert Broadus was renowned for his passionate, persuasive preaching. To Broadus, every sermon had a purpose. He crafted every word to lead the listener to the plain truths of Scripture. He fervently studied the art of preaching, and took it upon himself to understand the techniques of persuasive public speaking. The result was a beautifully simple style, thanks to which his sermons and writings remain accessible today.

Save on his works

1. J. A. Broadus Preaching Collection

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When Broadus wasn’t preaching, he was teaching about preaching. This collection features three of his influential works on the discipline, including the textbook Michael Duduit called “the most widely used text on preaching ever published.” Through the end of the month, you can learn from this popular nineteenth-century preacher for just $43.95—that’s 27% off!

2. Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

Behind Broadus’ firm advocacy for simply spoken sermons was a passionate reverence for the truth found in the Word of God. With this commentary, you can join the masterful preacher in exploring the authorship, allegorical content, semantic meaning, and authority of the book of Mark. Get Broadus’ commentary in Classic Commentaries and Studies on Mark—the collection is 38% off through the end of March!

Then check out the rest of our March deals.

Logos 5: Display Only Verbs in Word by 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.

Years ago, when I was first learning to study the Bible, my instructor encouraged me to focus on the verbs. He explained that, while all words are important, verbs move the passage along and generally hold the keys to interpretation. Verbs are—literally—where the action is!

Here’s a little Logos trick to help us examine verbs:

  • Choose Guides | Exegetical Guide.
  • Type a verse, like Philippians 1:27, in the Reference box (A).
  • Press Enter to generate the report.
  • Make sure the Word by Word section is expanded to show the verse in a gray box. (If not, click the section-title bar to expand it.) (B)

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  • Rest the cursor on the Word by Word title bar to reveal a Settings link (C).
  • Click Settings (D).

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  • Make sure these options are selected: 
    • Show all words (E)
    • Include only these parts of speech: (F)
    • Verb (G)
  • Click outside the menu to close it and rebuild the Word by Word section (H).

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  • Notice that only the verbs are displayed and analyzed (I).

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  • Return to the Settings list to select a different part of speech, or click any word in the gray box to display other words (J).

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This small feature keeps the word list manageable, while simultaneously allowing you to concentrate on the words of your choice!

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Get into the original languages—get Logos 5 today!

Get 35% Off Works by Wesley, Ironside, and Others!

Logos March Madness Round 2

Round 2 in Logos March Madness is over, and we’re down to 16 authors! Each round cuts the list in half—we’re moving quickly toward awarding the winner. Make sure you get your votes in, and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Round 2 discounts: get 35% off 290+ titles

Use coupon code LMM14R2 to get discounts on select titles from all 16 second-round authors, including:

Vote for your favorite authors in round 3!

Voting for round 3 is open, and your votes will determine who advances to the Elite 8! Place your votes and invite your friends before March 18.

Get your votes in at LogosMarchMadness.com, and then check out the complete list of discounts!

Born 100 Years Ago Today: Leon Lamb Morris

LeonMorrisOne hundred years ago today, a theological powerhouse was born. Leon Lamb Morris poured his life into uncovering the deeper truths of Scripture. David Allan Hubbard (president emeritus, Fuller Theological Seminary) said, “Here was a man humble in his discipleship, unimpressed by his own learning, cordial in his friendship. His relaxed attitude toward his accomplishments particularly impressed me.”

Education and the gospel were his life. After teaching science for a short time, Morris was ordained by the Anglican church at 24. He received his ThL from the Australian College of Theology, where he was awarded the Hey Sharp Prize for being Australia’s top ThL candidate. He later received his PhD from Cambridge, where he eventually served as warden of Tyndale House and principal of Ridley College. His academic prowess was paralleled by an equally passionate ministry, including years as a missionary in the Australian outback.

“. . . a legion of Bible students have been convinced of the truth and power of the Gospel by Morris’ scholarship.”
—David Allan Hubbard

Hubbard said that for those who knew him, Morris represented a potent blend of “scholarly acumen, pastoral experience, innate commonsense, [and] keen concern for persons.” He once reminisced, “At heart, administration is the service of people—not the shuffling of paper. At such service Principal Morris excels.”

Experience his legacy

the-new-international-commentary-on-the-new-testamentMorris published over 40 books, including the commentary Christianity Today called “the best commentary on any book of the Bible by an evangelical in recent decades,” The Gospel according to John. Morris spent 10 years working on the volume, which United Evangelical hailed as “a masterpiece of scholarship and readability.”

Morris’ extended treatment of John gives you nearly 900 pages of exposition. You can get this powerful commentary in The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Likewise, Morris’ The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians is at the forefront of Thessalonian studies; Evangelical Quarterly says it’s “as readable as it is instructive.” Through the end of the month, you can get this invaluable work for 31% off as part of our March sale.

Continue Leon Morris’ legacy of profound scholarship and compassionate evangelism—browse his insightful works, and start reading today.

Pre-order the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible for 50% Off!

NIDBIf you don’t already have your hands on a Bible dictionary, you’re missing out on a powerful tool that enhances every biblical resource you own. Have questions about people, places, or theological concepts? With a Bible dictionary, you can get answers from thousands of articles by leading scholars.

Already have a Bible dictionary?

Then you don’t need anyone to tell you how valuable they are—you’ve already used yours right alongside your favorite resources and experienced the depth 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. One Logos user put it this way: “The scholarship is thorough, honest, and extremely good. . . . the articles are very far from being religiously biased (to the extent that one ignores fact to hold on to some particular aspect of their faith), which is immensely needed in today’s culture and church. This series has been immensely valuable in my intellectual as well as spiritual growth.”

Discover the details

The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible contains 7,100 articles by 900 scholars from over 40 countries. The five-volume resource covers theological topics from A to Z, with 8,400 entries to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. And with over 50,000 cross-references, the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible helps you get the most from your other resources, so you can jump right to the things you want to know.

The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible offers Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish perspectives, and covers the gamut of theological trajectories, from conservative to liberal.

Don’t get bogged down by dense articles

If you need information fast, you don’t have the time to read through every single article on eschatology. In the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, dense articles come introduced by helpful outlines and summaries—you can sort through the articles you don’t need, and dig deeper into the ones you do.

This powerful tool is available on Pre-Pub for over 50% off, but it’s already under development, so this deal won’t last long! Pre-order now to get your copy of the resource one Logos user described as “the most thoroughly up-to-date Bible dictionary there is.”

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

Looking for more comprehensive content like this? The New Interpreter’s Bible series offers a wide range of commentary perspectives on the entire Bible—pre-order it today!

Get 15% Off Brand-New Reformed Base Packages!

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We’re releasing a brand-new line of Reformed base packages, and you’re among the first to know! These new base packages combine our powerful Bible study tools with a world-class library of Reformed resources, offering you an unparalleled research experience for study, teaching, and sermon preparation.

Combine the power of Logos 5 with classic Reformed studies

Where else can you get a complete Reformed library packed with works from courageous men like Martin Luther, John Calvin, William Tyndale, and John Knox? And even if you have a huge library full of the best of the best in Reformed scholarship, how can you use all those books on a regular basis? With the new Reformed base packages, you can take advantage of Logos’ powerful search and reference tools, which let you glean important information from your whole library—even the books you haven’t finished reading. You’ll get classic titles like Calvin’s Commentaries, the B. B. Warfield Collection, Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics, the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, and so much more!

Logos5_Reformed_GoldLuther urged sixteenth-century Christians to learn from the wealth of biblical and theological resources available; today, we have even more resources to take advantage of. The new Reformed base packages help you carry on this important legacy.

“I am happy to commend to any student of Scripture and of Reformed theology these new base packages. There is nothing else that even approximates these fantastic resources.”
K. Scott Oliphint, professor of apologetics and systematic theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

“How would you like to find the collected works of the most important figures in the Reformed tradition in one place?  Calvin, Owen, Hodge, Warfield, Vos, Berkhof, Bavinck and a host of others . . .  Searchable, and cross-referenced to boot! Logos’ Reformed base package will grant you instantaneous access to seminal works of the Reformed tradition, in addition to the biblical resources for which Logos is already well-known.”
—Kim Riddlebarger, pastor, Christ Reformed Church, Anaheim CA

This is the best price you’ll see

Right now, you can combine the introductory 15%-off discount, your custom Dynamic Pricing (if you already own included resources), and a payment plan that makes budgeting easy. Depending on which base package you choose, your price could be as low as $25/month—or, with Dynamic Pricing, even less! Of course, the higher you go, the better deal you’ll get. And if your final price is above $900, you qualify for an 18-month payment plan. If it’s above $1,900, you even qualify for a 24-month plan!

Own a world-class library of Reformed resources. Experience an unparalleled research environment for study, teaching, and sermon preparation. Use coupon code REFORMEDBP and get a brand-new Reformed base package for 15% off!

Get 30% Off 19 Years of Archaeology Research

American-Schools-of-Oriental-ResearchRecently, we announced a partnership with The American Schools of Oriental Research (an academic organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the culture and history of the Near East), and introduced two of their flagship journals. If you want to be on the cutting edge of research in biblical archaeology, you’ll want to order ASOR’s third journal, Near Eastern Archaeology, which brings archaeological insights to lay audiences.

Stay up to date with fresh, relevant research

Formerly titled The Biblical Archaeologist, Near Eastern Archaeology showcases archaeological discoveries that enrich our understanding of the people, culture, history, and literature of the Middle East.

biblical-archaeologist-near-eastern-archaeologyNear Eastern Archaeology brings the ancient world to life, from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean, with vibrant images and authoritative analysis. In keeping with ASOR’s commitment to making academic research accessible, it includes photographs, drawings, and other imagery throughout the journal. Exploring biblical and archaeological research has never been more engaging!

This collection includes 66 issues of Near Eastern Archaeology from 1992 to 2011, including several Biblical Archaeologist issues from before the journal was renamed.

Expand your understanding of scriptural context and the ancient world. Pre-order Near Eastern Archaeology before the price goes up!

Interested in more from ASOR? Check out Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (1992–2011) and Journal of Cuneiform Studies (1993–2011).

Save Over 75% on the Lexham Methods Series

LMSWhen a product goes up on Community Pricing, you and other customers have control of the price before the resource goes into production. Usually we don’t start developing a product until it meets costs. But we’re so confident in the value of the Lexham Methods Series that we’ve already started development.

We want as many people as possible to benefit from this resource. So not only have we started production, but we’ve lowered the Community Pricing bid as well!

A few weeks ago, a miscalculation on our end led to an error on the Lexham Methods Series product page. We quickly fixed it, but some of you reached out immediately to express your excitement at seeing these resources at a lower price point. Between forum posts and the feedback we’ve received through the product reviews, we’ve heard your calls for a lower price.

Just how low has the price been slashed? That’s entirely up to you! The series is still on Community Pricing, so let’s look at some data:

  • The Lexham Methods Series started on Pre-Pub at $249.95. The community bid is now $60. That’s over 75% off. And the price could drop even lower.
  • As seminary students know, the average price of a single textbook for a biblical research methods or hermeneutics course is about $70. At just $15 per volume, the entire four-volume Lexham Methods Series costs less than one of these textbooks.

And the Lexham Methods Series is more than a textbook. This series covers all the major methods of biblical interpretation, guiding you through each method, its history, and its purpose. Each chapter leads you through a self-study—including a how-to section with numerous examples—and ends with a discussion of the interpretive method’s implications for ministry. Our research team has carefully presented each method so that you’ll be able to dig deeper into your research.

Lexham Press is committed to helping you better interpret the Bible. We believe the Lexham Methods Series will simplify your learning process and enhance your research.

A price this low won’t last long—bid on your copy today!

2 Essential Theology Tools

Crossway Classic CommentariesGood theology begins with both biblical and cultural study.

After all, isn’t theology but a bridge to understanding God inside and outside our own cultural context? Theology is made for man, not for God; it’s through understanding cultural context that we move from thinking about theology to living it every day.

The pursuit of theology isn’t limited to students and professors. We’re all called to live and grow in the Word of God, and yet we all live in cultures that grow and develop under not-so-Christian influences.

The remedy? Study the Word of God. Then study the culture around you and become aware of the lenses through which you view the Word and the world.

Here are two series that will help you meet these goals:

1. Crossway Classic Commentaries (26 vols.)

Doing solid Bible study means consulting solid commentaries and study Bibles, and biblical exegesis that’s disconnected from the past is disconnected from the majority of Christendom. The Crossway Classic Commentaries series helps keep traditional interpretations of the Bible alive in the modern age. Alister McGrath and J. I. Packer bring the voices of the past to contemporary readers, testifying to the unchanging meaning of the Bible throughout the ages. Now, with the inclusion of Martin Luther’s recently released volume on Galatians, this 26-volume series covers 33 books of the Bible, all expounded by the legendary exegetes themselves—Thomas Manton, John Calvin, Charles Hodge, and J. C. Ryle, to name a few.

Keep your study of the Word planted firmly in the body of Christian history. Start studying the Crossway Classic Commentaries today for less than $26/month.

2. Engaging and Exegeting Culture Series (14 vols.)

Once you have a solid grip on the meaning of the biblical text, it’s time to bring that truth to everyday life. But that’s much easier said than done, and “everyday life” can mean many different things. That’s why Baker Academic produces the Engaging and Exegeting Culture Series—it’s a scholarly attempt to look at day-to-day living from a biblical perspective. Theology, argues Kevin J. Vanhoozer in Everyday Theology, is both the study of the Word and the application of that Word to the world. He goes further, saying:

“The reason why theology must study God and contemporary culture is the same reason why preaching must connect both with the biblical text and the listener’s context: because disciples do not follow the gospel in a vacuum but wend their Christian way through particular times and places, each with its own problems and possibilities.”

Thus, Christians must understand culture from a biblical perspective in order to produce a biblical theology (and application) of it.

That leaves us with a very important question: how do you exegete culture?

You’ll have to dig into this series to find out! For just $27.50/month or less, begin reading these volumes today. The price you see is unique to you—you won’t be charged for the volumes you’ve already purchased. (Just make sure you’re signed in.)

How do you engage both the culture around you and the Word of God? Let us know in the comments!