Flash Sale: The 500 Book Mega Pack Is Logos’ Best Deal Ever!

The 500 Book Mega Pack is too good to last! Come midnight, December 31, we pull it down forever. 

We’re not going to raise the price—we’re going to pull the product, and this amazing 500-book collection will exist no more.

The 500 Book Mega Pack

We’ve pulled 500 classic titles into one amazing collection—and we’re offering it for over 96% off. That’s not a joke, people. That’s hands-down the greatest discount we’ve ever offered. It’s an even larger discount than you’d get with Portfolio, our largest base package!

Round out your library with an enormous bundle that would cost you over $10,000 any other time—for only $399.95!

We worked hard to make sure you’re not going to find this stuff in any base package. And even if you do already have some of these resources, you’ll get a custom ownership discount—this means potential savings on top of the more than 96% you’re already taking off!

If you missed your opportunity to secure any of these products while they were on Pre-Pub or Community Pricing, this is your second chance to get some amazing prices. It’s not that often you get an opportunity for an honest-to-goodness do-over!

Get today’s discount with tomorrow’s budget

As we’ve said, the window on this deal is short—it’ll disappear in a manner of days. But don’t let that keep you from taking advantage of this unbelievable discount. If you pick up the 500 Book Mega Pack today, you can stretch out the payments for up to a year at less than $39 a month!

Consider this:

One of the collections in the Mega Pack is the 21-volume Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges. If you were to purchase this commentary set, which Baptist Magazine called “one of the most popular and useful literary enterprises of the nineteenth century,” you’d pay $244.95. That’s 61% of the entire bundle’s cost!

This collection is full of the kinds of commentary, theology, history, and practical application that your library needs. Adding this bundle doesn’t just give you more individual books—the value of Logos’ networked library lies in the fact that each resource’s content bolsters Logos’ collective study power. With the 500 Book Mega Pack, your Passage Guide, topical, or phrase searches become more robust and powerful, putting next-level study within arm’s reach.

Merry Christmas!

Offering our largest sale ever is our special Christmas gift to you, and come January 1, we’re pulling it down forever. This collection will never be available again—at any price. You’ll need to act fast to take advantage of this amazing resource and this unbelievable price. Get yours now!

All 12 Days of Logos Deals Are Live!

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The big day is here: all the 12 Days of Logos deals are live! Get huge savings on top commentaries, new dictionaries, and more.

But hurry—all deals end January 6!

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Get up to $150 off the Word Biblical Commentary (WBC)

Regularly $699.95—get it for $549.95 with coupon code 12DAYS2013

Get one of Logos’ top three commentaries at an amazing discount. The WBC offers some of the very best in biblical scholarship. This highly acclaimed series provides a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. Each of the 50 contributors offers specialized insight into their area of biblical expertise, providing a collection of in-depth research that’s perfect for theologians, pastors, and seminarians.

Get up to $200 off the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT)

Regularly $699.95—get it for $499.95 with coupon code 12DAYS2013

Improve your understanding of the gospel with one of today’s most respected sources for New Testament Exegetical studies: the BECNT. Coupling thoughtful scholarship with accessibility, this series is perfect for scholars and laypeople alike. The BECNT presents a variety of theological perspectives, providing a diverse bank of scholarly knowledge while holding strong to biblical truth.

Ben Witherington Collection

Get 25% off the Ben Witherington III Collection

Regularly $119.95—get it for $89.96 with coupon code 12DAYS2013

Learn from one of the world’s top evangelical scholars. In this collection, Witherington offers new insight into highly discussed areas of Christian doctrine and interpretation. Get thoughtful analyses of the Bible’s history, communion, the Protestant Reformers, baptism, and rhetorical criticism.

Get up to $140 off the IVP Bible Dictionary Series

Regularly $329.95—get it for $249.95 with coupon code 12DAYS2013

This recently updated resource is both comprehensive and accessible, bridging the gap between scholars and the pastors, teachers, and students who use scholarly information every day. It offers some of the best articles in modern evangelical scholarship, covering both traditional and contemporary topics—among them cross-sectional themes, methods of interpretation, and significant historical and cultural background.

Now’s the time to save! Check out all the 12 Days of Logos specials, but don’t wait—these amazing deals end January 6!

24-Hour Deal: Get 70% Off the D. A. Carson Bundle!

social-200Vyrso’s biggest sale of the year continues with the latest 24 Days of Vyrso deal: for the next 24 hours, get 70% off the D. A. Carson Bundle!

D. A. Carson is one of today’s most notable Bible scholars. On top of his work as a respected professor, author, and speaker, Carson is president of The Gospel Coalition—a fellowship of evangelical churches committed to developing Christ-centered ministries. Carson has written or edited about 60 books, including an entire line of Gospel Coalition books coauthored and coedited with Timothy Keller. (These works include Gospel-Centered Ministry and The Holy Spirit, both of which are less than $3 on Vyrso!)

D. A. Carson Bundle

Regularly $46.97—get it for $13.99 through December 20!Scandalous

Here’s what you get:

  1. Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of JesusThis book discusses the irony, scandal, and greatness of the work done on the cross. Carson looks at Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection through the lenses of history and theology, highlighting significant theological truths.
  2. Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom CarsonBy sorting through his father’s journals and written prayers, D. A. Carson presents a firsthand look at the sacrifices and triumphs of full-time ministry during a little-known era in North American history. This book serves to remind anyone involved in church leadership that, although your role can bring great sacrifices, the joy of serving God is even greater.
  3. Collected Writings on ScriptureExplore a scholar’s reflection on the doctrine of Scripture. This book includes a collection of essays and critical book reviews that examine some of today’s most discussed theological issues.

Hurry! This bundle expires December 20 at 7:59 a.m. (EST)! Get the D. A. Carson Bundle for 70% off, and check Vyrso.com tomorrow for the next 24-hour bundle.

Take up to $80 Off the IVP Dictionary Series

collection_330The IVP Dictionary Series, newly reconfigured as a single resource, is on sale now for Christmas! Use coupon code 12DAYS2013 to get it for 24% off—depending on your current library, you could save up to $80!

This eight-volume series, often called the “Black Set” for its iconic covers, gives you important, clearly written academic content from world-class scholars like Craig Evans, Peter Enns, and others. Using the latest critical methods, it explores the Bible’s themes and topics, comments on the challenges facing the modern church, and commits to the authority of Scripture.

IVP’s Black Set: even more powerful in Logos

In its more than 50 years, InterVarsity Press has grown from a small imprint to a powerful publishing house renowned for its exceptional Bible-reference material. These dictionaries are among its most popular and most useful resources, and they’re especially useful in Logos—extensively tagged, they support powerful searches and network with the rest of your library.

The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd ed.) is of particular interest: it’s coming to Logos for the very first time. (It’ll be ready in a few months, and download automatically then.) Those who enjoyed the first edition, a groundbreaking volume that started a wave of new scholarship, will appreciate the updates and additions that make this second edition even more valuable.

Don’t miss out on introductory pricing!

Remember: if you already own any of these volumes, you’ll get a special custom discount. Don’t miss this deal—use coupon code 12DAYS2013 today to take up to $80 off The IVP Dictionary Collection!

Then check out the rest of our 12 Days of Logos deals.

Exegesis and Theology: Study Ephesians with Dr. Michael Allen

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Today’s guest post is by Dr. Michael Allen, Kennedy Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and dean of faculty at Knox Theological Seminary. Dr. Allen is here to tell us about his new Doctor of Ministry class on Ephesians.

I couldn’t be more excited about the class beginning in January on the exegesis and theology of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. We’ll be focusing on two things:

  1. Sharpening our exegetical skills by looking at this particular letter
  2. Reflecting theologically upon its implications for faith and practice

Ephesians touches on so many important things in the Christian life—grace, election, ethnic reconciliation, sanctification and ethics, the church and her leadership, social organization, spiritual warfare, and the like.

What we’ll study

We’ll be studying this portion of God’s Word using the best of recent New Testament studies (Australian scholar Dr. Peter O’Brien’s highly respected commentary), as well as some of the greatest resources from the history of exegesis (gleaned from the Reformation Commentary on Scripture‘s volume on Ephesians, edited by Knox Seminary’s own Dr. Gerald Bray). We’ll be discussing not only academic commentary, but also pastoral reflection on how the text shapes congregational ministry (in the form of Eugene Peterson’s powerful Practice Resurrection).

Through the centuries, Ephesians has been a paradigmatic text for defining the life of God’s community, the church. And we want to look anew at its role in shaping our calling in a time of deep cultural transition, when—once again—we need to see the church be the church by God’s grace.

This class will be an opportunity to look carefully at a specific portion of Scripture, as well as to refine our ability to look at the Bible as a whole. It will hone your exegetical and synthetic skills so that you’ll be able to read and teach on Proverbs and Ruth, as well as Matthew and 1 Peter.

The importance of God’s Word in ministry

We really believe there’s no greater skill for those in ministry than the age-old calling to read the Word of God prayerfully and faithfully: considering its canonical context, attending to its place in the history of God’s work in the church, and eagerly listening for how it confronts us in light of contemporary challenges. And we believe that studying together—with men and women involved in this work from various churches and different cities, as well as with saints from ages past through their writings—will better equip us to listen to God’s Word and be witnesses to the gospel in our ministries and our lives.

Our hope and prayer is that this class will be an occasion when “you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17–19).

I hope to see you soon. Meanwhile, “grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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Get your DMin through Knox Theological Seminary. Apply now at DMin.me/Apply!

How to Get the Best Deal on Your Dream Library

portfolioLogos’ Christmas sale is here, and for just a little while, you can save 15% on a new base package. This is a great deal no matter what, but there’s a way to make it even better. For the best library and the best value, go with Portfolio.

What you’ll get:

1. The best books and features

Portfolio is simply massive—it’s by far the biggest base package we’ve ever produced. You’ll get 2,585 resources, which would cost you $78,000 in print; that’s 500-plus more resources than Diamond and 1,500-plus more than Gold.

But maybe you knew all that. Maybe you think Portfolio’s just so big that it wouldn’t be useful—after all, when would you find the time to read all those books?

If that’s you, here’s the thing: Portfolio’s books are what power its smart tools and features. In Logos, your books (which are exactly as valuable as their content) connect to other books, and thus to other content. Metcalfe’s Law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to its number of users squared; networks like Logos behave the same way. As you build your library, your Logos resources become exponentially more valuable:

  • Timeline events link to articles for further study. With Portfolio, you understand more context.
  • Original-language words link to original-language tools. With Portfolio, you get more resources to appreciate Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic nuance.
  • Commentaries link to Bibles link to dictionaries link to atlases. With Portfolio, you make more connections.

The takeaway: whether or not you read all the books cover to cover, choosing Portfolio sets you up with the biggest, smartest, best library.

2. The best value, by far

Base packages are a remarkable value: bundled, their contents are way cheaper than they would be purchased one by one. But figures like “print value of $78,000” don’t always make that clear, since print prices can vary pretty dramatically. So let’s keep the math rigorous: let’s look at base package savings vs. individual resources in Logos.

Turns out Portfolio’s such a good deal that, at Logos.com’s current prices, Portfolio’s 31 commentaries alone cost more than the entire 2,585-resource library. Still not convinced? Try picking up these 8 resources, all of which you’ll get in Portfolio:

  1. Sheffield/T&T Clark Bible Guides Collection (44 vols.): $849.95
  2. Second Temple Period Collection (19 vols.): $799.95
  3. The College Press NIV Commentary Series (40 vols.): $739.95
  4. Gnostic & Apocryphal Studies Collection (10 vols.): $649.95
  5. Hermeneutics Collection (12 vols.): $649.95
  6. Exegetical Summaries Series (24 vols.): $499.95
  7. Library of NT Studies: JSNTS on Paul (17 vols.): $449.98
  8. Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 vols.): $399.95

That’s already more expensive than Portfolio, and we’re still counting on our fingers—at this point, the rest of the library might as well be free! It’s simple: if you study lots of Logos books, you should look at Portfolio. And remember: if you already own something, you won’t pay for it twice—Dynamic Pricing gives you a special low price based on your current library.

Trouble is, Portfolio’s price tag can make it tough to work into your budget. That’s why we offer 12- or even 18-month payment plans. Choose Portfolio and an 18-month plan and you’re looking at payments of just $282—and that’s assuming you don’t already own even one resource in the base package! If you do, of course, your custom price will be even lower.

Why you should get Portfolio right now

OK: we’ve established that Portfolio is the biggest, smartest library. We’ve established that it’s far and away the best value. We’ve established that payments plans make budgeting easier. But you’re still on the fence.

Here’s why should get Portfolio right now:

1. For a limited time, you’ll save 15%

Logos’ Christmas sale is your chance to save 15% on a new base package, but it’s ending very soon. With an investment like Portfolio, 15% is a big deal—it corresponds to significant savings, or maybe to those bonus books you’ve had your eye on. Again, if you know you’ll be buying lots of Logos books, you should certainly look at Portfolio—and if you know you might eventually pick up Portfolio, why leave your 15% on the table?

2. You can customize your library with expanded bundles for 50% off

Topic-specific book bundles let you fine-tune your library to fit the disciplines you love—you can add hand-picked volumes on preaching, theology, apologetics, marriage, NT and OT studies, and far more, all for 50% off! This year’s bundles add lots of content to last year’s; they’re a wonderful way to deepen your study. Portfolio is already the biggest, smartest, best base package. Once you’ve customized it to fit exactly what you’re interested in, you’ll have the best Bible study library money can buy—at a special Christmas price.

If you do a lot of Bible study, you owe it to yourself to consider Portfolio this Christmas. For just a little while, you can take advantage of some special savings and finally build the library you’ve always wanted.

But you can’t wait—these discounts expire very soon.

Start using your dream library today: take 15% off Portfolio, make the payments easy with an 18-month plan, and customize your library with 50% off bundles.

Then check out the rest of our Christmas deals!

Ann Voskamp, Christianity in Nigeria, and No Pollyanna Prophets

bible-study-magazineWe often read Micah 5:2 at Christmastime: “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you one will go out for me, to be ruler in Israel; and his origins are from of old, from ancient days” (LEB). Reading this verse against the backdrop of Christ’s birth, we envision Micah as a gentle prophet bearing a gentle message. But Matt Morton explains that the context of Micah’s message reveals much more about its implications.

The January–February ’14 issue of Bible Study Magazine features this article and others as part our special section on the eighth- through seventh-century (BC) Minor Prophets. If you subscribe today, you’ll also get the following:

  • Do Prophecies Sometimes Fail? Explore the nature of biblical prophecy and how, sometimes, prophecies were designed to fail. (And why we should be glad they did.)
  • Making Sense of Severity. Divine justice in Nahum can be difficult to understand and explain. Here are some helpful steps for interpreting this prophetic book.
  • This Time, It’s Personal: Sometimes the prophets had to move beyond simply telling the truth. Sometimes, the message and the messenger were one.  
  • The Predestined, Yet Free, Prophet: How Jonah was free and God’s purposes were fulfilled anyway.

You’ll also receive a cover story featuring Ann Voskamp, a feature story on the state of Christianity in Nigeria, and an interview with Brad Lomenick, leader and director of Catalyst. Subscribe today!

Get Huge Savings When You Upgrade Your Book Bundles

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Bundled titles from Logos are one of the best ways to stretch your book-buying dollar. And this Christmas, when you grow your library with one of our special bundles, you can save even more!

New, improved bundles

A year ago, we unveiled special topical bundles to help you create a library catered to your specific interests. These bundles (now completely revised) came in multiple sizes and focused on areas like:

This year, we’ve made our bundles even more robust with tons of new content. The extra-large New Testament Studies Bundle, for instance, includes 36 new titles!

If you haven’t added one of these bundles to your library, now’s the time. The books in these bundles are already heavily discounted, and for a limited time, we’re taking an extra 50% off!

Already have a bundle? Upgrade for the best price!

If you already have a bundle from last year, here’s your chance to get an amazing deal on more books. Upgrade your bundle to this year’s version: with Dynamic Pricing, you’ll only pay for the brand-new content. Get more books for less—take this opportunity to upgrade your bundles!

If you already own the large Preaching Bundle, for example, why not purchase the newest version? Since you’re not going to be charged for books you already own, you’re only adding the seven new books at a greatly reduced bundled price—and then taking 50% off!

In fact, why not step into the extra-large Preaching Bundle, which adds scores of new books at 50% off? There’s no better opportunity to build your library.

Get the best value with the Master Bundle

The Master Bundle is where you’re going to get the best bang for your buck. In the extra-large version, you get all the books from all the the other collections. When we revised our bundles, we added nearly 500 new books to the Master Bundle—at 1,588 books, it’s the biggest bundle and, therefore, your best value!

You’ll add these books to your library at a significant value, subtract the price of the books you already own, and then take 50% off to boot. And when you pay with an interest-free payment plan, you can even stretch the payments out for up to 18 months.

Don’t miss this opportunity to grow your study library. Pick up one of these amazing bundles before the price goes back up!

Get 15% Off Logos 5—Then Customize It for 50% Off!

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If you’ve been on the fence about getting Logos 5, here’s your golden opportunity: this Christmas season, you can use coupon code L5CHRISTMAS to get 15% off a new Logos 5 base package!

2014 is right around the corner—make it the year you start doing deeper, more insightful Bible study. Know exactly where to start your research, put Scripture in historical context, and learn to tackle the Bible’s toughest passages. Regardless of your stage in life, Logos 5 equips you to be a better student and teacher of the Word.

Payment plans make it easy

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Our interest-free payment plans let you start making the most of your Bible study today—while only paying a relatively small amount up front. For example, you can start using Gold—which gives you the full suite of Logos 5 features—right away, and only pay about $140 a month, interest-free.

If you spend over $1,900 by purchasing Diamond or Portfolio or supplementing your base package with some of our new, expanded topic-specific bundles, you can even stretch out your payments from 12 months to 18!

Here’s how you benefit: let’s say you go for Gold, but customize your library to include the Preaching Bundle (XL), Counseling Bundle (L), Marriage and Family Bundle (L), Pastoral Leadership Bundle (XL), and Devotionals Bundle (XL), which together set you over the $1,900 mark. You’d get over 220 extra volumes catered to your interests, but with your 18-month plan, you’d still only pay about $140 a month.

Make your library even better

On top of getting 15% off a Logos 5 base package, for a limited time, you can snag topical bundles for 50% off. That makes now the perfect time to add hand-picked resources on the topics you love. Here are just a few options you can choose from:

Choose, customize, and save on the base package that’s right for you: for a limited time, get 15% off a new Logos 5 base package with coupon code L5CHRISTMAS, and then make your library even better with new and improved bundles for 50% off!

Win a One-of-a-Kind MacBook Air, Logos 5, and More!

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This Christmas, we’re giving away a one-of-a-kind MacBook Air, Logos 5 Gold, and an awesome collection of Vyrso ebooks, including titles by John Piper, Tim Keller, Elyse Fitzpatrick, and Matt Chandler!1

 

We shipped off this brand-new MacBook Air to be customized in Amsterdam. It took more than four months, but the results are breathtaking. Packed with nearly 1,100 Bible study resources and running Logos’ smart features, it’s a superpowered Bible study platform—and a work of art.

And you could win it all—this one-of-a-kind MacBook Air, plus Vyrso ebooks and Logos 5 Gold!

Don’t miss this chance. Enter to win right now:

Then visit Logos.com/Christmas to see all our holiday deals, including 15% off base packages, 50% off our newly expanded bundles, and more!

  1. Entry closes January 6. We’ll select and notify the winner January 7. If you win and you already own Logos 5 and/or any of the above-mentioned books, you’ll receive Logos.com credit in place of the prizes. The winner will need to fill out a W-9 in order to claim their prize. By entering the giveaway, you’re opting to receive emails from Vyrso and Logos. []