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.

John Owen Quote

(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. [Read more...]

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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Last Chance: Get 46% off the Baker Academic Biblical Studies Bundle

baker-academic-biblical-studies-bundleThrough August 29, you can get the Baker Academic Biblical Studies Bundle for 46% off—that’s a savings of more than $1,140! Don’t miss this deal on 85 volumes of outstanding scholarship.

A huge collection at an incredible price

This bundle consists of the following collections:

The whole 30,000-page bundle would cost about $2,500 in print, and that wouldn’t give you all the benefits of the Logos editions—it would be almost impossible to find exactly what you’re looking for. In Logos, these collections connect to the rest of your resources and to powerful features like the Topic Guide, Sermon Starter Guide, and more. Every volume is fully searchable, helping you find insights into specific passages and topics. [Read more...]

Get Free Updates to Logos 5

Logos 5You have two ways to get the latest, best software from Logos: not only upgrading, but also updating.

Upgrading means moving to a new base package to get new resources, datasets, and features, like Clause Search, Bible Sense Lexicon, and Topic Guide. When you upgrade, all your current resources get transferred to your new base package.

Updating, on the other hand, builds on your upgrade and is absolutely free. Updating allows you to take advantage of continual improvements to the software and products—for life. That means that when you upgrade your base package, you’re not making a static purchase; you’re investing in a dynamic resource that will continue to improve as it updates.

Here’s what you can look forward to with free updates for life:

1. Improved books & resources

We make regular updates to Logos resources, fixing typos and adding tags, hyperlinks, and footnotes. Take the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary—a little over a year ago, our team added 70,000 hyperlinks to bibliographic references, data types, and other Logos resources. We also added citation data and tagging to a wide range of illustrations and thousands of articles. [Read more...]

Introducing the Spurgeon Commentary: New Testament Letters Collection

spurgeon-commentary-collection-new-testament-lettersThree months ago, Logos introduced the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians, a unique project in which we organized and edited the writings of Charles Spurgeon, the great British Baptist preacher, into commentary format. That resource met with such a positive response that it went into development almost immediately. Seeing that there is demand for such a resource, we now present nine more volumes in the series: the Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters. Like the Galatians volume, each new book in this series will:

  • Show you what Spurgeon had to say about a verse and particular words within it
  • Highlight Spurgeon’s illustrations of truths found within the text, categorizing them according to theme so you can find them more easily using your Logos library
  • Draw out Spurgeon’s application-oriented content, offering ideas for how to apply these concepts in your own life and share them with your congregation
  • Provide the sources used, so you can dig deeper into the original context

Phil Johnson, an authority on Spurgeon and the curator of The Spurgeon Archive, graciously contributed a foreword for the series. He concluded it in this way: [Read more...]

Get $660 off the Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries

Hermeneia CollectionNow’s the time to take advantage of back-to-school savings—through September 13, you can get one of the world’s most respected critical commentary series at a huge discount.

Use coupon code BTS2013 and take $660 off the Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries!

This academic-level series features internationally renowned scholars, including Harold Attridge, Robert Jewett, Hans Dieter Betz, and Martin Dibelius. One of the most informative and influential Bible commentaries ever written in English, this bundle takes advantage of the full range of philological and historical tools, including textual criticism and the methods of the history of tradition and religion.

The Hermeneia series is perfect for the student, pastor, scholar, or layperson looking for the best in biblical scholarship.

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How to Study the Bible’s Key Themes

The Bible wasn’t written as a subject-by-subject textbook—its themes and topics are all spread out. That where Logos 5’s Topic Guide comes in.

With the Topic Guide, it’s easy to study the Bible by subject: just search and go!

Explore topics in depth: In addition to biblical texts, you’ll be prompted with relevant material from your library, giving you a deeper understanding of even the most complex biblical topics.

Discover biblical connections: Never miss a related verse. The Topic Guide connects passages from your Bible in a network of themes and concepts. As you delve into your topic, you can always get more specific or more general—jumping from “baptism” to “infant baptism,” for example.

Make a message: Need some inspiration for your sermon or lecture? The Topic Guide is a great way to get started. Then launch the Sermon Starter Guide from the Topic Guide for more teaching and preaching ideas.

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Learn more about Logos 5′s smart features, and upgrade to Logos 5 today!

Last Chance: Free Commentary on Mark

understanding-the-bible-commentary-markToday is the last day to get Larry W. Hurtado’s Understanding the Bible Commentary: Mark for free! This freebie is part of our 500K celebration—be sure to check out all the other deals, including a free $20 gift certificate. 

Who is Larry W. Hurtado?

Larry W. Hurtado is emeritus professor of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh. An internationally respected New Testament scholar, he is an expert on the Gospels, the apostle Paul, early Christology, the Jewish background of the New Testament, and New Testament textual criticism. He is a coeditor of Jesus among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels and The Dead Sea Scrolls in Their Historical Context, and the author of Text-Critical Methodology and the Pre-Caesarean Text: Codex W in the Gospel of Mark.

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series

understanding-the-bible-commentary-series-new-testamentThe Understanding the Bible Commentary Series is a collaboration between 20 different authors. The 18 vol. New Testament set has been praised by one Logos user as:

 “. . . simply [p]henomenal–the authors are the best bar-none—FF Bruce, Craig Evans, Donald Hagner . . . there is simply no set, none, that you will find this stacked on scholarship for this price. There is simply none.”
—J. R. Woods

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Get These 7 Pre-Pubs Before They Ship!

Improve your library’s research power by adding some fascinating titles while they’re still on Pre-Pub. Many of these ship in the next week, and once they do, the price goes up. Don’t wait—pre-order yours today!

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Engaging and Exegeting Culture Series

Regularly $246.37—get it for $179.95 on Pre-Pub

The Engaging and Exegeting Culture Series provides 13 volumes addressing ways to theologically interpret contemporary culture. Presenting methodological and foundational studies, the collection brings theological and spiritual reflection to cultural expressions such as film, visual art, pop culture, leadership, theater, and more. It challenges you to seek God’s presence in contemporary culture and to engage culture with a biblical worldview.

Sacra Pagina New Testament Commentaries

Regularly $379.95—get it for $324.95 on Pre-Pub

This series presents fresh translations and modern expositions of all the books of the New Testament. Written by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, it is intended for biblical professionals, graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators. The volumes present basic introductory information and close exposition, with each author adopting a specific methodology while maintaining a focus on the NT compositions themselves. [Read more...]