Get the Library You Really Want with an 18-Month Payment Plan

You’ve heard about Logos 5, the savings available with the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator, and the limited-time 15% discount we’re offering on all base package purchases and upgrades.

But you’re still daydreaming about getting Logos 5. Maybe you’d like to invest in a package like Diamond, but you’re not sure you can make the investment up front.

Stick to Your Budget with Logos Payment Plans

Logos payment plans are a helpful way of getting the base package you’ve had your eye on while spreading the payments out. You’ll never pay interest, either—just a $5 administrative fee per payment (to keep the accountants happy).

You have one chance to save the most cash on a base package: the first time you buy. So why let a one-time price keep you from saving on the library you’ll want later? The 15% introductory discount isn’t going to be around forever. There’s no better time than now to move to Logos 5.

What about an 18-Month Payment Plan?

For every purchase over $1,900, we’re offering an extended payment plan—take an extra six months to pay!

You’d have to make a $1,105 jump from Platinum to get Diamond in a one-time payment. But when you factor in an 18-month payment plan, Diamond costs just $10.62 more per month.* That’s 658 more books for just a few extra dollars per month—less than two cents more per book!**

Or maybe you want to purchase a copy of Gold and create a specialized library with three or four large topical book bundles or a Master bundle. As long as your purchase is over $1,900, you can spread the payments out over a year and a half.

It’s as easy as choosing the 18-month payment plan at checkout.

So get the Logos 5 base package you really want at the best price—use a budget-friendly,
interest-free payment plan today!

*This is an increase of $10.62 for an 18-month payment plan vs. the 12-month payment plan for Platinum.
**Your price may be different with Dynamic Pricing.

Last Chance: Win a Full Scholarship for Your MA or DMin!

Earn your degree—free

On December 31, at 11:59 p.m. (PST), entry closes for Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software’s $25,000 Billy Graham Scholarship and $18,000 John Piper Scholarship. The Billy Graham Scholarship covers your MA (Biblical & Theological Studies), and the John Piper Scholarship covers your DMin; no matter what, if you’re among the first 100 students accepted into the MABTS’ spring 2013 semester, you’ll win a partial scholarship of $2,520.

That means you have just six days left to get in on $295,000 in total scholarship funds!

Keep your job and church

Knox’s world-class degree programs let you study the Word without giving up your other commitments. If you pursue your master’s degree, you’ll complete 100 percent of your coursework online, choosing when and where you study. If you decide to earn your doctorate, you’ll learn from some of the world’s leading Bible scholars at up to four classes a year in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; the rest of your coursework you’ll complete from home, on your own time. Either way, you’ll use Logos’ largest, smartest library, Portfolio—a superb academic advantage, yours for the rest of your life.

Last chance to win

Again, entry for all scholarships closes at the end of the day on the 31st. Entering takes just seconds, but the deadline’s almost here. Enter to win your MABTS or DMin today!

Merry Christmas from Logos!

It’s Christmas, and, in the spirit of the season, we wanted to give you a recap of all the free books, giveaways, and contests going on right now!

Win Logos 5 Platinum and a Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro

Ring in 2013 with Logos 5 and a new tablet! To celebrate the Logos 5 launch, we’re giving away five base packages and a Microsoft Surface. Don’t let this one pass you by—all entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm December 31. You can earn more entries by sharing this giveaway on Twitter and Facebook.

Enter now!

Free Book of the Month: Dr. Ryrie’s Articles

Logos gave away a free book every single month in 2012. This month’s free book is Dr. Ryrie’s Articles by Charles Caldwell Ryrie. You’ll get 28 articles, among them:

  • “Is Your Home Scriptural?”
  • “The Necessity of Dispensationalism”
  • “Biblical Teaching on Divorce and Remarriage”

And don’t forget—each month, you have the chance to win a collection. This month it’s the 31 vol. Charles Ryrie Legacy Collection, which normally sells for $299.95.

Head to the Free Book page to get your free book and enter the giveaway.

Free Devotional and Giveaway from Vyrso

Get John Piper’s Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent free on Vryso right now! Even if you didn’t use it as a devotional this year, get it now and use it next December, or read it anytime.

You also have the chance to win Logos 5 Gold from Vyrso. Be sure to enter when you get your free book.

Don’t Miss Out on Any More Freebies!

If you sign up for the Freebies email list, you never have to miss a single giveaway, contest, or free offer! And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus to get all sorts of deals.

Lastly, get a Logos Timeline cover for your Facebook profile on our Twibbon page—check it out.

And, from all of us at Logos, have a very merry Christmas!

Join Us in Reading through the Bible in 2013

The New Year’s the perfect time to recommit to getting into God’s Word. One key to maintaining your commitment is having both encouragement and accountability from the people closest to you.

Faithlife wants to help you make 2013 a banner year. That’s why we’ve created Read the Bible Together. All you have to do is create or join a Faithlife group with others who share your goal. With the free Faithlife Study Bible, your group can read through Scripture with fresh insights from respected biblical teachers like Tim KellerRandy AlcornSean McDowell, Charles Stanley, and others.

This Might Be Our Most Exciting Sale Ever!

Every day, customers show interest in products but change their minds before making the purchase. They may pre-order a Pre-Pub and cancel it, or load up their shopping cart and abandon it at the Logos.com checkout. These items may be added to wish lists, or simply forgotten. Maybe you’ve caught yourself sighing over that Logos deal that got away. In an effort to increase your Christmas cheer, we want to give you another shot at that resource you’ve been daydreaming about.

We’ve created a very special event—a second chance at those items that you let slip through your hands. We want to offer you personalized deals on those items you’ve missed. You didn’t read that wrong; we want to make you a very special offer on those items you never purchased but wish you had.

The Deal That Got Away Sale

If you’ve ever abandoned a loaded cart at Logos.com, canceled a Pre-Pub, or left items languishing on your wish list (or you even think you might have), we want to give you a custom deal—but you can only get it by contacting our sales team.

We’re extending the team’s hours this weekend:

  • Friday 6 a.m.–9 p.m. (PST)
  • Saturday 6 a.m.–5 p.m. (PST)
  • Monday 6 a.m.–5 p.m. (PST)

Call our sales team (1-800-875-6467) during these hours, or email them at sales@logos.com, to get your custom deal.

There are many more ways to save this Christmas season.

15% Off Base Packages

Don’t forget, throughout December, base packages are on sale for 15% off. This discount is in addition to any custom price adjustments you get for products you already own. With Logos 5, you can explore the story of Christ’s birth with powerful, easy-to-use Bible-study tools. This is a great opportunity for you to start your library or get the perfect gift for a family member or friend. See the special pricing our Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator has for you.

Grow Your Library with Specialized Bundles

Study what you love with hand-selected collections! Our scholars have bundled the “must-haves” for 19 study topics at a rare discount: up to 75% off the individual titles’ Logos.com prices! With dynamic pricing, you never have to pay for products you already own. And with over 19 collections to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect package.

Can’t decide which bundle you want? Choose one of the Master Bundles and you can get all the resources in the individual bundles—but with much bigger discounts!

12 Days of Logos

The 12 Days of Logos sale has come to an end, but this year’s deals have not. All the superb 12 Days deals will be available until 11:59 pm January 2 (PST). With over $800 in possible savings, these offers are too good to pass up.

Logos 5 and Surface Tablet Giveaway

We’re giving away five base packages—Starter, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and ­Platinum—and, with Platinum, a brand-new Surface tablet running Windows 8 Pro!  Commentaries, sermon helps, original-language works, your favorite Bibles—you’ll explore a massive networked library on your new Surface. Already have Logos 5? If you win, we’ll refund your purchase in Logos credit!

Get the Deals That Got Got Away

Take advantage of this special sale. Call 1-800-875-6467, or email sales@logos.comto get your special deal!

3 Reasons Everyone Wants a Bundle

You’ve probably heard about our 19 new book bundles. Full of key titles across all your favorite disciplines, they’re one of the simplest, most valuable ways to start studying what you love.

Let’s take a closer look at why bundles are so valuable.

1. You can choose the topics you love

If you’re looking for a specific study topic, you have 19 different choices. Are you looking to specialize in language studies? Pick up Greek and Hebrew bundles. Want to augment your library with ministry resources? How about a Pastoral Leadership or Counseling bundle? With so many to choose from, you’re bound to find the right collection for your library. Or, if you would rather round out your library, get a Master Bundle, full of every resource from all 19 individual bundles.

2. You save up to 85%!

Through the end of our Christmas sale, you can save up to 75% off individual title prices—or, with a Master Bundle, up to 85%! On top of that, you’ll get a discount for any books you already own. This means if you already own resources in a bundle, you’ll get a deal tailored to your existing library. Don’t wait—prices double after January 2, 2013, when all bundles revert to their regular prices.

3. Your bundles are compatible with Logos 5

From the improved Passage Guide to the sophisticated Clause Search, now you can explore your favorite disciplines with Logos 5’s innovative features. There’s no overlap between the bundles and the base packages—even if you’ve already upgraded to Logos 5, you’ll get hundreds of additional books at near–base package discounts.

Bundles: a valuable addition to your library

These are just three reasons why bundles are such a valuable supplement to your Logos library. Don’t wait—bundle prices double at the end of the day on January 2. You don’t have much more time to get hundreds of new books at rock-bottom prices!

Who Are the Unnamed Prophets in Matthew?

Today’s post continues Logos Talk’s Christmas Bible study. Check back throughout December for more ways to study the birth of Jesus!

As he details the birth of Jesus, Matthew references several prophets and prophecies without mentioning their names:

  • “Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ‘behold, the virgin shall be with child . . .’” (Matthew 1:22–23 NASB)
  • “for this is what has been written by the prophet: ‘and you, Bethlehem . . .’” (2:5–6)
  • “what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ‘out of Egypt I called my son.’” (2:15)

Who are these prophets?

If you’re using Logos 5, finding out is easy: just turn on the speaker labels filter . . .

. . . and see who’s speaking by hovering on the quotation!

And if I click the bullhorn, I can see the Bible Facts entry for that person. Using this tool, it takes seconds to discern the first three unnamed prophets in Matthew’s gospel: Isaiah, Micah, and Hosea, respectively.

But why is this important?

Like Corey said earlier, Matthew has already used God’s history with Israel—his story of redemption—to set the stage for the birth of Jesus. Now let’s see if these prophecies tie into that story.

  • Isaiah: Matthew quotes Isaiah 7:14 (NASB), a message the prophet gave Ahaz, king of Judah. Ahaz was afraid that Jerusalem would fall to her enemies and another king would take the throne God promised to David’s family. Isaiah prophecies that Judah’s enemies will fail; then he speaks of Immanuel. God kept his promise: the enemy nations didn’t overthrow Jerusalem. Now, in Matthew, the promise of Immanuel is fulfilled through Jesus, and Ahaz is part of the story (Matthew 1:9 NASB).
  • Micah: Matthew quotes one of Isaiah’s contemporaries here. In Micah 5:2 (NASB), the prophet says the Lord will send a “ruler in Israel” from Bethlehem. This would be no ordinary ruler, though: Micah says “his goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity,” “he will be great,” and “this one will be our peace.” Again, this isn’t just a sign or prediction; this is God declaring his faithfulness to his people.
  • Hosea: the 11th chapter of Hosea gives us a glimpse of God’s indignation and compassion regarding Israel. God says that Israel will fall to the Assyrians (which it did), but promises to bring them back home, and that he “will not destroy [Israel] again.” This prophecy never explicitly mentions the Messiah, but it does promise redemption to Israel.

So, by looking at these prophecies, I learn a few things:

  1. Understanding Old Testament prophecy helps me understand the New Testament. Each of these snippets that Matthew quotes is a goldmine for understanding God’s relationship to his people.
  2. God’s relationship and promises to Israel are already important in Matthew. I should keep an eye out for these themes in the rest of the book.
  3. God keeps his promises. He is faithful and good and mighty and trustworthy. And using Logos 5, I can use each one of these prophecies as an avenue to knowing God better and knowing his word more thoroughly.

You’ll find all the tools we used today in Logos 5. If you haven’t already, upgrade to Logos 5 and join us as we continue our Christmas Bible study.

An Interview with Dr. Richard Gaffin on the Ridderbos Legacy

Herman Ridderbos (1909–2007) is acclaimed for bringing clarity to eschatology and redemptive history, among other important topics. His legacy as a theologian is far-reaching. We are very pleased to offer the Herman Ridderbos Collection (9 vols.) on Pre-Pub.

We recently talked to Dr. Richard Gaffin, professor emeritus of biblical and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and editor of the Logos edition of Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics translation team, about Ridderbos’ influence and theological legacy.

Logos: Herman Ridderbos has influenced a range of theologians, from Joel Beeke to N. T. Wright. What have the writings of Ridderbos done for you personally?

Dr. Gaffin: He is among those from whom I’ve learned who have most deepened my understanding of Scripture, and so my knowledge of God and my submission to the saving lordship of Christ.

Logos: What does Ridderbos contribute to the discussion of the New Testament canon, and why is it significant?

Dr. Gaffin: He demonstrates the apostolic matrix of the New Testament documents, and so provides an exegetically based, redemptive-historical rationale for their origin and for the closing of the New Testament canon.

Logos: You and Ridderbos have both written on the topic of “redemptive history”—can you explain what it means, and why the concept is important?

Dr. Gaffin: Redemptive history begins following the original creation and at the entrance of sin. Subsequently, the concept largely incorporates the history of Israel, God’s old covenant people, until in the person and work of Jesus Christ it reaches its new covenant eschatological consummation with the realized–still future (“elliptical”) pattern.

All of the biblical documents, regardless of genre, have their origin and their content as a function of redemptive history. Sound understanding of the Bible turns on understanding its redemptive-historical origin and redemptive historically qualified subject matter.

Logos: Do you think the evangelical church today has a thorough understanding of the Kingdom of God? How would Ridderbos’ writings help inform that understanding?

Dr. Gaffin: In my perception, the majority of evangelical churches still view the Kingdom of God—along with eschatology in general—as entirely future. Their need is to appreciate and appropriate “elliptical” eschatology (the by now proverbial “already-not yet”), particularly as Ridderbos has demonstrated in The Coming of the Kingdom and elsewhere.

Logos: What does Riddebos bring to the study of eschatology?

Dr. Gaffin: He brings a clear and in-depth demonstration of the elliptical structure of biblical/New Testament eschatology; “eschatology” is to be defined in terms of what has occurred/arrived with the first coming of Christ, as well as what will take place at his second coming.

Logos: What do you consider to be Herman Ridderbos’ most important work?

Dr. Gaffin: Paul: An Outline of His Theology [included in the Herman Ridderbos Collection].

Logos: If I’m new to Ridderbos, which of his writings would be a good introduction?

Dr. Gaffin: I don’t hesitate to recommend When the Time Had Fully Come: Studies in New Testament Theology. Its short chapters provide excellent introductions to his thought and major works.

Be sure to pick up the Herman Ridderbos Collection (9 vols.) before the price goes up January 2!

Grow Your Library with a Master Bundle

Round out your library with a broad range of key titles across 19 disciplines. The master Bundles contain all the resources in the individual bundles—but with the Master Bundles, you get much bigger discounts.

Choose from four sizes at incredible discounts, all the way up to the extra-large bundle’s 1,196 volumes at 85% off the individual titles’ Logos.com prices!

On top of that, you’ll get a discount for any books you already own. This means if you’ve already purchased one of the smaller bundles, you’ll be getting a nice discount on the Master Bundles.

But don’t wait—bundle prices will double at the end of the day on January 2, 2013. You don’t have much more time to get hundreds of new books at rock-bottom prices.

Bundle Number of resources Price for individual books at regular price on Logos.com Cost of this bundle after January 2 Price of separate bundles that make up the Master Bundle Your price today
Master Bundle, S 142 $2,914.88 $1,499.90 $1,143.05 $67.50/mo. or $749.95*
Master Bundle, M 279 $5,664.93 $2,499.90 $1,977.05 $109.16/mo. or $1,249.95*
Master Bundle, L 758 $10,543.37 $3,999.90 $3,172.05 $116.11/mo. or $1,999.95*
Master Bundle, XL 1,171 $22,669.65 $6,999.90 $5,870.05 $199.44/mo. or $3,499.95*

What books are included?

The Master Bundles contain everything in the smaller bundles, so you’ll get books on archaeology, Greek and Hebrew, church history, Jewish studies, and biblical studies, and more. You’ll also get books from a wide range of theological traditions—including Catholic, Reformed, and Baptist resources—as well as dozens of resources on pastoral leadership, counseling, apologetics, and more.

There’s no overlap between the bundles and Logos 5′s base packages—if you’ve already upgraded to Logos 5, you’ll get hundreds of additional books at near–base package discounts.

Check out the complete list of books to see everything you’ll get!

*Your price could be even lower. On top of these discounts, you’ll also receive a discount for any resources you already own. Drop the bundle into your shopping cart to see your additional dynamic discount.

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It’s time to upgrade to Logos 5. See the special pricing our Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator has for you.

All 12 Days of Logos deals good through January 2!

12 Days of Logos!

The 12 Days of Logos sale has come to an end, but this year’s deals have not. All the superb 12 Days deals will be available until 11:59 pm January 2 (PST). With over $800 in possible savings, these offers are too good to pass up. So don’t miss out on your chance to get bargains like:

The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3

Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3

Regularly: $190
12 Days price: $109.95
Coupon code: 12Days201201

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works (15 vols.)

Regularly: $499.95
12 Days price: $429.95
Coupon code: 12Days201204

Tyndale Commentaries (49 vols.)

Regularly: $224.95
12 Days price: $185.95
Coupon code: 12Days201207

NIV Application Commentary: NT

NIV Application Commentary: NT (NIVAC)(20 vols.)

Regularly: $382.99
12 Days price: $249.95
Coupon code: 12Days201211

Anchor Yale Bible (AYB)(83 vols.)

Regularly: $1,899.95
12 Days price: $1,689.95
Coupon code: 12Days201212

Don’t miss out—get any and all of these deals before time runs out! With the option of an 18-month payment plan,* Logos products have never been more affordable.

Head over to 12DaysofLogos.com to see all our deals in one place!

And be sure to check out all our other Christmas specials, too.

*18-month payment plans are available only for purchases of $1,900 or more. Call our sales team at 1-800-875-6467 if you have any questions.