Quotations from Throughout Church History

1500-quotations-for-preachers-with-slidesThis spring, we released 1,500 Quotations for Preachers, a five-volume collection of quotations from throughout church history. Each quotation features a professionally designed slide, is tagged with Scripture references and themes, and contains a full bibliographic citation of its original source.

The response to this collection has been very positive. But much as it pains me to admit it, I know there are people who are interested in just a few of these volumes—not the whole set. If you’re one of those people, I have good news for you: each volume is now available individually.

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Get the ESV Audio Bible Free on Pre-Pub!

esv-hear-the-word-audio-bibleThe ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible allows you to simultaneously read and listen to the entire ESV using the audio read-along feature for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. And right now, you can pre-order it free—you just have to own the ESV translation.

This audio Bible provides more than 75 hours of Bible reading, conveniently recorded for listening at home, in your car, on your mobile device—anywhere you have an internet connection. You’ll appreciate the ESV’s word-for-word precision, literary excellence, and beauty.

About the ESV

The English Standard Version, first published in 2001, is considered “essentially literal.” One of today’s most widely used translations, it seeks to capture the precise word-for-word meaning of the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Millions prefer this translation for personal reading, public worship, in-depth study, and Scripture memorization.

In Logos, the audio syncs perfectly with the ESV Bible text. Logos saves your spot, so when you shut down your computer and open the app on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll pick up right where you left off. Continue Reading…

Get Big Discounts during Our Labor Day Sale

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Labor Day, for many of us, means an end to summer and a return to routine. Because that often entails getting back to more regular Bible study, we’re discounting a few of our best-selling collections and resources. This sale runs only through September 3—if you’ve had any of these on your wish list, get them right away!

Included in the sale:

new-testament-for-everyone-seriesNew Testament for Everyone Series (16 vols.)

Regularly $179.95—get it for $139.95 with coupon code LABORDAY2013

The New Testament for Everyone Series (16 vols.) provides guides to the books of the New Testament, as well as Wright’s fresh translation of the entire NT text.

Tyndale Biblical Reference Collection (12 vols.)

Regularly $149.95—get it for $139.95 with coupon code LABORDAY2013

Whether you’re preparing a sermon, teaching a Sunday school class, leading a small group, or simply hoping to expand your knowledge of the Bible, you’ll find useful resources in the 12 vol. Tyndale Biblical Reference Collection. Continue Reading…

How to Save Thousands on Your Library

base-packageBecause resources in base packages are significantly less expensive than their print equivalents, upgrading your Logos 5 base package can save you thousands of dollars. (The best part is that, with Logos’ integrated tags and hyperlinks, these collections, commentaries, and devotionals are actually worth far more!)

Upgrading also gives you big savings on individual digital titles. For example, Platinum, which costs $2,149.95 before upgrade savings, includes six resources that, if purchased separately, cover the cost of the entire package. That means you’re getting the remaining 1,364 resources (and all the features) for free.

Not a bad deal, right?

All our base package upgrades offer incredible savings. Here’s how some of them break down:

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  • Resources: 2,585
  • Print price: $78,000
  • Logos price: $4,979.95 before upgrade savings

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Place Your Bid on the John Eadie Collection

John EadieRight now, you can get the John Eadie Commentaries and Bible Reference Collection on Community Pricing. The current bid is only $35—86% off—so place your bid before it’s too late!

Who was John Eadie?

John Eadie was born May 9, 1810, in Alva, Stirlingshire, in Scotland. He spent many childhood years as the assistant to a local preacher, and then studied at the University of Glasgow, where he excelled at the classical languages. Upon graduation, Eadie became an active member of the Secession Church, an influential nineteenth-century Scottish Presbyterian denomination, which was later renamed the United Presbyterian Church.

In 1835, Eadie became a minister at the Cambridge Street Church in Glasgow. In addition to his pastoral duties, Eadie became the professor of biblical literature and hermeneutics at the United Presbyterian Divinity Hall, and received his DD from St. Andrews in 1850. During his career at the Divinity Hall, Eadie wrote the five New Testament commentaries for which he is best known. Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Use History to Retrace Your Steps

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.

I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked a question similar to this:

I accidently closed a panel. How can I quickly return to it?

You’ll be happy to know that Logos keeps a running list of all the places you visit, neatly organized in a panel called History. So if you find yourself needing to return to a previous location, here’s all you do:

  • Choose Tools | History
  • Click the desired location from the list—you’ll jump to it instantly! (A)

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If you’re always closing panels by mistake,  just leave the History panel open. As you visit new locations in Logos, they’ll appear at the top of the History list!

10 Powerful Quotes from William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce For English abolitionist William Wilberforce (August 24, 1759–July 29, 1833), campaigning against slavery was a natural extension of appreciating Christ’s love. Wilberforce’s compassion and his high view of Christian ideals shine through in his writings.

Though Wilberforce wrote only one book, A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, many of his other writings and sayings appear as a daily devotional in 365 Days with Wilberforce.

Through August 26, you can use coupon code WILBERFORCE1 to get 22% off A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christiansand WILBERFORCE2 to get 50% off 365 Days with Wilberforce.

The following quotes were assembled using these two resources, as well as 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Modern Church and 300 Quotations for Preachers:

Wilberforce on faith, responsibility, and more

1. “No one expects to attain to the height of learning, or arts, or power, or wealth, or military glory, without vigorous resolution, strenuous diligence, and steady perseverance. Yet we expect to be Christians without labour, study, or inquiry.” Continue Reading…

Who Was John Owen? His Life and Legacy

John Owen (1616–August 24, 1683) was one of the world’s greatest Reformed theologians. Through August 27, you can use coupon code JOHNOWEN2013 to get $130 off his collected works.

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(From 300 Quotations for Preachers.)

“I thank God for John Owen’s unwavering passion for communion with God. We are debtors to his mighty pen and to the passion for God’s glory . . . that drove it.” —John Piper

To have known the pastoral ministry of John Owen . . . (albeit in written form) has been a rich privilege; to have known Owen’s God an even greater one.” —Sinclair Ferguson

Originally a Presbyterian, Owen, influenced by the works of John Cotton, came to believe in a more Congregational form of church government. He served as dean of Christ Church in Oxford from 1651 to 1660, when the monarchy was reestablished and he was ejected. Continue Reading…

Scapegoats and Sin Offerings

Sept Oct BSMMany reading plans stall at (or at least take a detour around) Leviticus. Forging through instruction on sacrifices, clean and unclean foods, and purity laws can be overwhelming for the modern reader.

In the Sept–Oct ’13 issue of Bible Study Magazine, you’ll find powerful articles that will help you wade through Leviticus’ bloody sacrifices and odd laws to find new meaning that applies to contemporary life. Our writers take on topics like scapegoats, sin offerings, and why rock badger wasn’t on the list of “clean” animals.

In addition to this special section, here’s what the Sept–Oct ’13 issue offers:

  • A cover story featuring Chip Ingram: In “Religion vs. Relationship,” Chip Ingram, senior pastor of Silicon Valley’s Venture Christian Church and president of Living on the Edge, discusses what the Bible says about discipleship. According to Ingram, “The goal isn’t that people know everything about the Bible; it’s that they apply what they learned . . . This is true spirituality. This is becoming a disciple of Christ.”
  • Helping the Hidden: In our feature story, John Ashmen, president of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, discusses both the plight and the hope of the homeless population. “Many homeless people need a life change before they need an address change,” said Ashmen. “That change comes from understanding who they are and how Christ in their life can make a difference.”
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Get $70 off the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary

Anchor Yale Bible DictionaryIf you’re looking for a deeper understanding of Scripture, the six-volume Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative reference works in biblical scholarship. And now’s the perfect time to add it to your Logos library—during our back-to-school sale, you can get this powerful resource for 26% off!

Use coupon code BTS2013 to get the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, regularly $269.95, for just $199.95.

This six-volume, 7,200-page dictionary features 800 leading international authors and more than 6,000 entries, complete and unabridged with illustrations. According to Walter Harrelson in the Journal of Biblical Literature, “Nothing [else] of its kind exists in any language.” And our customers agree—they consistently give it positive reviews.

Here’s what scholars are saying about the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary:

  • “a monumental work . . . a gold mine of information on and interpretation of an extremely wide range of topics concerning the Bible and its environment, from AARON to ZUZIM.”
    Gene M. Tucker, Candler School of Theology at Emory University
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