Time’s Running Out: Get $100 Off the Lexham Bible Guides

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionOur introductory sale on the complete Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is coming to a close. Now is the perfect time to jump-start your research: you have just a few days left to get the whole collection for $100.00 off!

A quick recap

Lexham Bible Guide: Romans shipped on July 16, completing this 13-volume collection. The Romans volume is the largest and most complex Bible guide we’ve ever created: it’s over 650 typeset pages long and includes thousands of links to the Logos library. Each page is filled with carefully curated research, enabling you to study Romans from a multitude of scholarly perspectives.

Last week, we gave some context to the phrase “time is money,” using the Bible guides as an example. In terms of time saved, a pastor using a single Bible guide from this collection could save up to $130.00 per week. If you’re a seminary student, just think how much faster your writing will go when you use these Bible guides to maximize your research time.

Why people love it

We’ve been able to get the Lexham Bible Guides into the hands of a few reviewers, and here’s what they’re saying:

“This series does a very fine job of introducing interested persons to many of the letters of Paul and divulging to them just some of the treasures contained therein. . . . It is useful, in my view, not only for beginning students of the Bible but for those wishing to introduce various biblical texts to Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, and small group discussions.”
—Jim West, pastor of Petros Baptist Church, professor of biblical studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology, and blogger at Zwinglius Redivivus

“It is vitally important that anybody who seeks to understand the meaning of a text wrestles with an array of ‘camps’ or ‘voices.’ Thanks to the Lexham Bible Guides, in a matter of mere minutes, you are able to survey multiple highly respected theologians for their take on an issue.”
—Jason Brueckner, blogger at The Brave Reviews

“If you want to know how effective Logos Bible Software is, this is one of the most dynamic ways of finding out. . . . This is more than a sophisticated search.”
—Joel Watts, blogger at Unsettled Christianity

Enhance your research today: get $100.00 off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection.

(But hurry—this deal ends soon!)

It’s the Final Countdown: 4 Days Left to Save

We’re down to the final days of the Logos 5 upgrade sale. If you’ve been on the fence about making your Bible study even better (and saving a bunch of money in the process)—now’s the time.

The Logos 5 upgrade sale ends August 5In four days, when the clock strikes midnight on August 5—and you’re still floundering through your latest sermon or investing what seems like the millionth hour into tomorrow’s research paper—you’ll have wished you upgraded to Logos 5.

But if you upgrade now, you can shave off hours of sermon-preparation time, get tomorrow’s paper done today (with all the sources cited for you), and save yourself a ton of stress (and money).

Check out your custom upgrade discount, and upgrade before it’s too late!

Save with multiple discounts

If you don’t upgrade soon, you’ll miss out on huge, limited-time discounts that could save you hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours of research time:

  1. Discount #1: Your custom upgrade discount gives you limited-time savings on Logos 5 base packages. This discount is only available through August 5, so take advantage of it while you still can!
  2. Discount #2: Dynamic Pricing takes into account everything in your Logos library—including resources and datasets—and guarantees that you’ll only pay for what’s new to you. Even if you don’t own a base package, but you’ve purchased commentaries, collections, or individual volumes, your resources add to your discount. If you’re using resources in an older version of Logos, no worries—these titles factor into your Dynamic Pricing discount, too. Regardless of when you bought your resources—10 days ago or 20 years ago—you’ll get credit for the resources already in your library.

If you’re not ready to pay for your base package in full, that’s not a problem! We offer interest-free payment plans for up to 24 months, so you can take advantage of better Bible study tools and resources today while spacing out your cost into small, easily manageable payments.

So what are you waiting for? This is your final opportunity to get an amazing deal on Logos 5.

Save time and money: take advantage of your custom upgrade discount and start using Logos 5 today!

New and on Sale! LHBOTS and the Brazos Theological Commentary

Brazos Theological CommentaryThrough August 8, you can get the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible for $130.00 off, and, for the first time, we’re releasing the Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies (LHBOTS) as a single collection!

Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (18 vols.)

Throughout this commentary series, Brazos provides a twenty-first-century interpretation with a critical eye on history, hermeneutics, and methods. This innovative series focuses on the theological interpretation of Scripture with careful attention to detail.

Now’s your best time to buy: get it for $130.00 off through August 8!

The Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies (LHBOTS)

Formerly known as the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement (JSOTS), the LHBOTS is an enormous library of highly focused monographs analyzing the Old Testament texts, cultures, traditions, and languages. These 380 books feature the amazing scholarship of David J.A. Clines, Norman Whybray, Lester L. Grabbe, and several others to give your Old Testament library diversity, depth, and character.

LHBOTSWe’ve partnered with Bloomsbury to bring these 380 titles to your desktop and mobile devices. This series has never been offered at such a low price—and we’re also giving you introductory discounts! This collection, normally priced at $4,999.95, will have an introductory price of $2,999.95 (40% off) for the first month. On August 31, the price will return to its regular price—take advantage of this deal while it lasts!

Over the past 40 years, this series has accumulated over 600 volumes—and more are being published every month. Rest assured; we’re working on pursuing all of these works! In the meantime, numerous volumes are still waiting for your support to go into development. Check out the following Pre-Pubs to complete your LHBOTS library:

Interested in the Brazos Theological Commentary or LHBOTS but don’t have capacity in your budget? Set up a monthly payment plan so you can lock in your discount and start reading them right away. Once the sale ends, you’ll miss out on introductory pricing. If you have any of the individual volumes in these collections, you’ll also qualify for a unique Dynamic Price that discounts the price of what you already own.

Explore these collections today—and be sure to pick up Brazos Theological Commentary and The Library of Hebrew Bible & New Testament Studies before the prices go up!

Why You Haven’t Upgraded: 8 Questions Answered

SocialShare_612x612_4Logos 5 has been our most popular version ever, and thousands of customers have made the jump to the new software. But now, after August 5, upgrade discounts are ending.

Of course, it’s natural to have a lot of questions about upgrading your base package. It’s a big investment—both economically and educationally. We’ve heard questions as simple as “Which upgrade should I get?” and as complicated as “What dataset can help me find every place in the Bible where Jesus declares that he loves someone?

Since upgrade discounts are ending very soon, we wanted to address several important questions that you’ve maybe been wondering about. If, at any point while you’re reading this post, you want to upgrade, go to Logos.com/Upgrade to get your custom discount.

Let’s get started:

1: Is now really the best time to upgrade?

Short answer: yes. When we launched Logos 5, thousands of people were excited to get the new features and resources, and quickly upgraded to the new software. But, like me, many wanted to see how well Logos 5 performed before making the leap to the next level. Now, more than a year after launch, Logos 5 is our most acclaimed version ever!

Act quickly—the Logos 5 upgrade sale discounts are coming to an end. Upgrade discounts end August 5!

2: What does a dataset really do?

The secret sauce behind Logos 5 is Logos’ new datasets. If you’re using a previous version of Logos (or the free Logos 5 engine), you’re missing out on these powerful tools. Datasets make studying the Bible both quicker and more interactive.

Let’s say you’re doing a search in the Bible for how many times Jesus heals. Traditionally, you’d have to do several individual searches to get this information, and you’d miss every time Jesus is mentioned by a pseudonym like teacher, him, or rabbi. With Logos 5′s Clause Search, though, you can find answers in a matter of seconds. Imagine what types of study you could do, and what you could do with the time you save!

Take a look at the rest of Logos 5′s datasets and features to see how they could improve the way you study, teach, and share information about the Bible.

3: Do I really need more books?

Before you upgrade to a larger library, you might have questions. “I already have the books I want; why would I get more?” “What’s the point of having more resources?” Having more books isn’t necessarily about the books you use every time; it’s about the power of a networked library of resources.

More books means more connections between your books. You’ll find authors who share your same understanding, and you’ll also find authors with completely different views. You’ll benefit from resources that make your datasets more powerful, and you’ll understand more with illustrations that show the text from new angles.

In the end, more books equals more learning.

4: Am I going to lose the books I already own?

You’ve purchased several resources in Logos. Maybe you even own a previous base package. Will you lose your resources when you upgrade?

Definitely not!

When you buy a book in Logos, you buy the license to that book, and the license is yours forever. That means that when you upgrade to Logos 5, you keep everything you already own.

In fact, you’ll even get a custom discount based on your current library. That way you never pay for the same book twice.

5: I got the free update to Logos 5; isn’t that the same thing as an upgrade?

This is one of the most common questions about Logos 5. The answer is important: there’s a big difference between getting the free update and upgrading to Logos 5.

The free update is just the engine, without any resources or datasets—it’s missing all the tools that make Logos 5 powerful. You won’t have access to things like the Timeline or Clause Search, and you’ll miss out on the key resources that connect these datasets.

When you upgrade, you get the full experience. In a lot of ways, Logos 5 is like a car. If you don’t have fuel in the engine, the car won’t do what it’s intended. You can think of Logos 5′s datasets and resources as that fuel. Without them, you’re not using Logos to its full potential.

6: Which upgrade should I get?

Selecting the right upgrade can be tough. There are many levels of base packages, and you might have a very specific type of study you want to do. Which dataset would you benefit from most? Which resources would be best for your small group? What if you’re a pastor—which base package is best?

Our Logos 5 specialists want to hear these questions, help you pick the package that’s best for you, and get you the best possible deal on an upgrade. Call them today at 888-875-9491!

7: What if I don’t like the resource selection in an upgrade?

You understand the value of having a larger library, but maybe, despite the large savings, the resources in a given upgrade aren’t exactly what you’re looking for. Good news—you now have more options to choose from!

Over the past four months, we’ve released Reformed, Anglican, Lutheran, and Seventh-day Adventist base packages! Each gives you Logos 5′s main datasets, along with a resource selection built specifically for your tradition of choice.

Hurry: these tradition-specific base packages are 15% off for a limited time. Discounts end August 5!

8: What do I do if I have more questions?

If you still have questions, don’t worry! Our Logos 5 specialists are waiting to hear from you, and they’ll answer any questions you have about upgrading.

Give them a call right now at 888-875-9491, and get the upgrade that’s right for you!

Remember, discounts end after August 5! Go to Logos.com/Upgrade today to lock in your upgrade discount.

Last Chance: Get $300 Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

TopProduct-July-Blog-400x400You only have two days left to get $300 off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

The price may never go this low again, so don’t miss out. Just use coupon code BOICE2014 to get your discount!

Comprehensive and rigorous

This 27-volume series provides the kind of thoughtful scholarship that you can trust as you prepare to preach and teach. Combine it with Logos 5’s search power and you can start digging into the original languages, even if you don’t speak Greek or Hebrew.

No matter where you turn in this series, you’ll be edified by powerful content written from a pastoral perspective. Whether you’re looking for reference works or devotional material, Boice’s Expositional Commentaries are a terrific fit.

Here’s what other readers are saying:

“Outstanding and comprehensive. Boice’s research is more thorough than any other.”

“The best commentary I’ve found so far, with helpful applications for each chapter.”

“I’ve been using these for a few months and I think they are excellent . . . if you can pick them up while the sale is on, you will not be disappointed.”

These 27 commentaries, the whole of Boice’s writing ministry, distill more than 30 years of study and ministry experience. (Boice was the senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia and the host of the Bible Study Hour radio program.) With remarkable skill, he presents the biblical narrative (as well as important doctrine) in a way that relates to the lives of all believers.

75% is a rare discount—don’t miss out!

Before Thursday, you can use coupon code BOICE2014 and get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries for only $99.95—that’s $300 off the regular price.1

Get $300 off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries today!

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Try Proclaim’s Smart Media for Free

Proclaim_NewProclaim_SocialShare_612x612Proclaim Church Presentation Software helps pastors, worship leaders, and volunteers all over the world build elegant church presentations.

You can quickly format lyrics into beautiful slides, control the entire church service from your mobile device, and make last-minute changes with ease. Proclaim integrates with Logos 5, making it easy to share what you learn.

The power of Smart Media

Proclaim’s Smart Media library eliminates the need to edit slides, matching the best font, color, and text size to the background you choose. Enter your church name once and it appears in all the right places. That makes Proclaim easy to use: anyone in your church, from the media director to a first-time volunteer, can help create compelling presentations.

Try it free!

See how Smart Media can make your church presentations look great (and save you hours each week). Get Proclaim free for 30 days: download it with no strings attached!

Bring the Word to Life with Logos 5

You have a limited amount of time to plan your sermons, and preparing them can consume your week. Each day, you’re viewing the world through your message’s filter and trying to find ways to craft the perfect illustration or drive your point home.

With Logos 5, you can streamline your sermon-planning process. Start with a passage and a question, and Logos will help you find exactly what you need while making the most of your valuable time.

 

Logos 5 helps you share your findings with others—take advantage of tools that help you dig into the Bible’s text, cut down your sermon-prep time with smart searches and resources, and ultimately uncover new connections you didn’t know existed. Create meaning with your new discoveries, and convert biblical truth into practical reality.

Right now, upgrade to Logos 5 and save. But don’t wait—in a week, upgrade discounts disappear forever!

Gain Confidence for Evangelism with Bobby Conway

bobby-conwayWhen I first sat down for lunch with Bobby Conway, I knew right away that it wasn’t going to be your average meal. It wasn’t the food that was exceptional—it was the fellowship.

Dr. Conway is one of those guys who, when you meet him, you think “this guy is for real.” There’s no façade, no masquerade. There’s just Bobby. I could see right away why people would lower their defenses around him and be willing to hear what he has to say about Jesus. This is a guy I need to learn from.

Infectious faith

Whenever you get Dr. Conway talking about his faith, he gets excited. He is truly passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with believers and nonbelievers alike, and his energy is infectious. He knows from personal experience and the testimony of Scripture that the Christian life is one marked by deep joy and fellowship with Christ, and he can’t help but invite people into that. Yet he is realistic about the questions, the struggles, and the doubts that go along with it. This level of honesty is both charming and refreshing.

After working with Dr. Conway in the Mobile Ed studio, I came away encouraged in my faith and more excited and equipped for evangelism than ever before. I trust that if you take this course, you’ll feel the same.

 

Get the tools for evangelism

This course will benefit you, your church, and your community: it’ll help you understand the biblical call for evangelism, and it’ll equip you to go out there and tell people about Jesus. You can save 42% by pre-ordering, so place your order today—this exceptional course is worth it!

And don’t forget: with Logos Mobile Education, you can take this course at your own pace, right in your software or on your mobile device. The videos, readings, and transcripts go with you, wherever you are. It’s perfect for anyone with a busy schedule, and anyone who wants to grow in their witness.

Pre-order Introducing Evangelism with Bobby Conway today.

Logos 5: Use Proximity Search for a Phrase Search

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 emailed me stating he was studying Ephesians 2:4 and came across the phrase “but God.” He inquired about finding similarities to that phrase even though it may not be that exact English phrase, “but God.”

There are several ways to go about this, but here is fairly simple method that yields some good results:

  • Open a Bible containing the reverse interlinear option such as The Lexham English Bible (LEB) (A)
  • Navigate to a verse containing the desired phrase such as Ephesians 2:4 with the phrase but God (B)

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  • Right click on the word but (C)
  • Select Lemma δέ (D)
  • Select Search this resource (E)

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  • Notice the Search panel opens with the results (F)
  • Type this text after the search query that is the Find box: BEFORE 2 words (G)
  • Notice the search query now reads < Lemma = lbs/el/δέ > BEFORE 2 words (H)

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  • Right click on the word God (I)
  • Select the second entry for the lemma which is Lemma θεÏŒς (J)
  • Select Search this resource (K)

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  • Notice a second search panel opens with this text in the Find box: < Lemma = lbs/el/θεÏŒς > (L)

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  • Copy / Paste the above query into the first search panel following the words BEFORE 2 words (M)
  • Notice the complete query now reads: < Lemma = lbs/el/δέ > BEFORE 2 words < Lemma = lbs/el/θεÏŒς > (N)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the results

You just located all the places in the LEB that the Greek conjunction de appears 1 or 2 words before the Greek noun theos!

Look carefully and you’ll see all of the results are not the English phrase but God. (O)

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You’ll find many more searching instructions in the 2-volume set of Logos 5 Training Manuals.

Last Chance: Get 20% Off The New Interpreter’s Bible

new-interpreters-bibleOne of today’s top critical commentaries is coming to Logos, and for a limited time, you can get 20% off when you pre-order it.

The New Interpreter’s Bible provides in-depth analysis of the entire Bible and the Apocrypha, including introductions covering relevant historical and theological issues, exegetical commentary organized around coherent sections of text, thoughtful reflection sections, numerous visual aids, and more.

These 12 volumes feature leading scholars from a wide range of backgrounds—including Walter Brueggemann, Walter C. Kaiser Jr., N.T. Wright, James D.G. Dunn, Luke Timothy Johnson, and many others. You’ll get a wealth of scholarship from across the theological spectrum.

What others say about the series

The New Interpreter’s Bible commentators are consistently aware that they are in conversation with preachers and teachers in the church. The New Interpreter’s Bible is the commentary preachers and teachers need for the years ahead.” —Patrick J. Wilson, The Christian Century

“The quality of both the commentary and the reflections sections is consistently high. The New Interpreter’s Bible is an invaluable addition to the library of both academician and pastor.” —Victor P. Hamilton, Asbury College

Once The New Interpreter’s Bible ships, the price goes up—forever. Don’t miss your chance to get 20% off this exceptional commentary. This offer ends August 7, so pre-order today!

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