Matthew, Mark Cornerstone Biblical Commentary—Free!

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series

Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (9 Vols.)Last Friday the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary (9 Vols.) hit the Pre-Pub page. This relatively new series from Tyndale, under the editorship of Philip W. Comfort, Tremper Longman III (OT), and Grant Osborne (NT), attempts–like the second edition of the New Living Translation it is based on–to be both exegetically accurate and idiomatically powerful.

The CBC gives careful attention to both the words and theological message of the texts of Scripture and strives to be a helpful tool for teachers, pastors, students, and lay people alike.

The contributors to this series—Allen P. Ross, Tremper Longman III, Darrell L. Bock, Harold W. Hoehner, and many others—represent a wide spectrum of theological positions within evangelicalism, reflecting the rich variety that exists in the church.

The 9-volume collection now on Pre-Pub includes the following titles:

  • Genesis, Exodus
  • Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs
  • Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations
  • Minor Prophets: Hosea-Malachi
  • Matthew, Mark
  • Luke, Acts
  • The Gospel of John, 1-3 John
  • Romans, Galatians
  • Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Philemon

Visit the product page to place your pre-order.

Get the Matthew, Mark Volume for Free!

Matthew, Mark Cornerstone Biblical CommentaryWe have arranged with Tyndale to give away the Matthew, Mark volume for free—no strings attached! For a limited time you can head over to product page and add this wonderful title to your Libronix digital library absolutely free of charge. Use coupon code CORNERSTONE during checkout.

We’re confident that after you’ve had a chance to try out a volume from this series many of you will want to place your pre-order for the whole collection.

Head over to the product page to download it, and help us spread the word about this free offer!

NOTE: If you are not currently a Libronix user, we welcome you to take advantage of this free offer as well. You will simply need to follow these steps:

  1. Download the free Libronix engine (for Windows) and install it. Installation is a two step process. Make sure to complete both steps before proceeding.
  2. Start Libronix and create a Libronix Customer ID when prompted.
  3. Visit the Matthew, Mark product page and click the "Add to Cart" button.
  4. Make sure that CORNERSTONE appears in the Coupon Code box. If it doesn’t, add it and click "Update Cart." Then click "Proceed" to go to the next step.
  5. Log in to your account or create one if this is your first time purchasing anything from
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  7. Verify that your Billing Information is correct. Then click "Proceed" to go to the next step. (NOTE: IF YOU USED THE COUPON CODE, YOU MAY SAFELY IGNORE THE SHOPPING CART INFO IN THE TOP RIGHT-HAND CORNER.)
  8. In the top right-hand corner enter your Libronix Customer ID (created in step 2), click "Confirm," and then click "Submit Order." (You can find your Libronix Customer ID in Libronix under the "Help" menu in "About Libronix DLS."
  9. Click the "Unlock & Download" button and then click "Open" or "Run" if prompted by your browser. Libronix Update will start and will download the book and unlock it.
  10. When Libronix Update finishes, you may start Libronix and use your new book.

It’s not working for me. What do I do?

  1. Did you completely install Libronix first (both steps)?
  2. Did you create a Libronix Customer ID?
  3. Did you make sure to enter the coupon code CORNERSTONE?
  4. Did you make sure to enter your Libronix Customer ID in the top right-hand corner during checkout?
  5. Try working through the 10 steps again. If that doesn’t work, call our Customer Service team at 800-875-6467.

I’m using the Mac alpha. How can I get the free book?

  1. Follow steps 1-8 above.
  2. Download the book file from the product page or from our FTP server and put it in your resources folder (normally /Library/Application Support/Libronix DLS/Resources on the startup volume).
  3. Open Libronix for the Mac and synchronize your licenses by going to Tools > Library Management > Synchronize Licenses.
  4. Your new book should now be unlocked and usable. You may need to restart Libronix for the changes to take effect.

Update: This offer has expired.


  1. Steve Maling says

    Great new look to the Blog page:)

  2. Thanks Phil for the free offer, i get a preview before the 9 volumes ships. Is it christmas over in the united states or something?

  3. What do my mac friends who don’t have Libronix have to do to take advantage of the free commentary offer?

  4. They would have to set up a Libronix Customer ID as well. They could download the Windows version to do this or have a friend set it up for them.

  5. I was thinking about the Alpha 11 version of Libronix for the mac. Will the free commentary work with the alpha 11 version? And how would one go about setting this up step by step?

  6. Excellent. I put a post on my blog about it. Thanks

  7. It should work fine in the Mac version of Libronix. You would need to create a Libronix Customer ID before you can install the Mac version or download this free book. The best way to do this is to download the Windows version of Libronix and create a Customer ID there. Then you can install the Mac version of Libronix and enter your Customer ID and confirmation code. Then you can download and install the free book.

  8. Joan Korte says

    Phil, The blog works again on my system. Great!!! New and improved, too. Thanks.

  9. Great new blog look! And great new free book!

  10. Robbie Glazner says

    Free books? Nice.

  11. Hey, this works well. Though I’m still a starving student of sorts, downloading this and looking through it has made me reconsider this prepub :)
    More samples!

  12. Great Blog


    This is a great way to review the book(s) and determine if a person can use these books for his/hers personal study or ministry. More samples!

  14. James Oppenheimer says

    Tried to order the free volume of the commentary, but it was going to charge me, despite statements to the contrary, and it wanted my credit card info, so I backed out of the system. Too bad it is not working properly.

  15. Michael White says

    Logos is continuing to lead the way in digital reading materials, and now a way to communicate with others will enable users to share information and helpful hints.

  16. This is great news. Good marketing too. Now I’m reminded of how many titles I wanted to but last time on the Logos site!

  17. Brad Maxwell says

    Great blog and opportunity for a free book.
    However had unlock error… Hard to call USA from Australia…

  18. Jerry Laviña says

    How do you unlock the resource from Mac Alpha11?

  19. The updates to the blog look great. Thanks for the free commentary! It’s always nice to add yet another book to my logos library.

  20. Fantastic BLOG and Great intro offer !!
    Posted your LINK into my BLOGROLL

  21. Johann Fourie says

    Hi, I’m from South Africa and could not download the offer because my credit card no is not acceptable.

  22. At a glance Matthew & Mark look good and I’ll look at them in more detail later. It would be good to see the the original language in an un transliterater form though.

  23. David Green says

    AAH! I see – its down the page – the secret of obtaining it for free. Will add a link to our blog.

  24. My pastor and I experienced difficulty accessing this free offer. We were being charged…
    Than I discovered that when you scroll down the page you are given the answer….
    In too much hurry – or just not observant.

  25. Dave Beckley says

    The Cornerstone commentary on Matthew and Luke looks great, but the font chosen for the Greek and Hebrew transliteration of words are difficult to discern. I hope it is not to late to change this font. It would be a shame to mare what looks like a great aid to study.
    Dave Beckley

  26. Phillip L. Ferrell says

    Wonderful, I will post a Blog on it.

  27. Use Parallels Desktop 3.0 and run the PC version of Libronix. Works like a champ on my iMac.

  28. Johan Barrington says

    I use Libronix 3.0e. I cannot download the free commentary, even though it says total 0.00 it keeps asking me for credit card information.

  29. JA Buechel says

    Great grace, thank you so much for your generous offer.

  30. Thanks for the commentary, I have enjoyed working through it a bit and like the fact that your giving us a preview of a newer series that many will not be as familiar with as they would be with Word or something like that.
    Speaking of pre-pubs, Phil I was hoping you might be able to give me an idea of whether or not any of the new Baker books will be offered as stand alones as well?
    Specifically I’m referring to…
    Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible,
    Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament,
    and, New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ
    I have all three and would love to be able to access them on Logos, even if that meant paying the full list price for them (50$ ish each), but I’m not sure I can justify investing in the pricy multi-volume sets to get them.

  31. Jolly V. Furio says

    We apreciate very much all the offers. we like the books for refernces,bible Study etc. but we cannot afford to buy for it for our bible School.
    Thank you for the to download as giving away for free commentary to celebrate. thank you

  32. Will Langstaff Jr says

    It was to hard to get the download. It was unclear and flustrating. Can it be made simpiler to get the download? Thanks.

  33. david kerney says

    Why do I need to leave my credit card information if its free?
    Also the amount is not showing $0 but $36 when I want to check out?
    David Kerney

  34. Thanks for the free book! Great to be able to preview a volume so we can contemplate purchasing the set.

  35. I tried ordering the commentary and although the coupon appears as $0.00, when it came time to “purchase” at the credit card screen, the price appears. How do I get the free version?

  36. Once again Logos earns praise for customer-centric business decisions that positively impact the user! A free book from an electronic book publisher is a sweet deal… a free commentary just might make an eternal difference.
    I’d like to see EVERY business take a page from Logos’ business plan for spiritual focus and customer service. WELL DONE!

  37. Why is it asking for my credit card info on a free book?

  38. Chris Mostert says

    I just downloaded the libronix engine to the C: Program files folder, but don’t know what to do next. It says before downloading free book I must create an ID. HOW? where?
    I can’t see any place. Any Advice?

  39. I can’t seem to get this resource unlocked on my mac. Going to the pull-down menu only leads to . Any ideas how to unlock this on a mac?

  40. Thanks so much for commentary. I have been saving for a set. This will hold me over until the gas prices drop…

  41. The blog is a great resource – the free commentary makes it even better! :-)

  42. Ok. I’m totally confused as to how to get this book. If I go through the shopping cart it asks for a credit card info.
    If I just download CSTONECM61MT.lbxls I can’t sue it as it shows up as a locked resource.
    Someone made mention of scrolling down page to get the answer on how to get it but I don’t see anything that helps.

  43. Thanks for the book. Also, for those of you who see the $36.00 price tag just add it to your cart and it resets to 0.00. And about the credit card, LOGOS needs a credit card to check out, but no worries. The card will not be charged. I keep a card on file with LOGOS and checking out is easy.

  44. It’s free and downloadable…why do I have to input credit card and shipping info?

  45. winston Pierson says

    How do I download this free offer????

  46. Richard Holine says

    You made this fine offer for a free copy but I can’t complete the order without putting in a credit card number? Seems wierd…I would appreciate instructions on how to place this order w/o giving you my credit card info.

  47. For those of you having problems downloading this resource. first add the item to your cart then at the bottom left hand corner of your cart enter the coupon code “CORNERSTONE” & on your right hand corner press update. Now you need to input your credit card details but by now you should see that your cart is reading 0:00. once you have an account and your credit card details provided (which will not be charged). The rest is history as all you need to do is follow the next step showed to you – i hope this helps.
    If you still have problems, then read Phils instruction above – the Blog again

  48. John Velez says

    The billing page is asking for credit card info and the total is $34.99. What’s up?

  49. David E. Martin Sr. says

    I am very interested in this Commentary

  50. Thanks for the great offer

  51. I must conclude that this commentary is not free since I am required to provide my credit card information. I doubt that I will be very interested in future “offers” from LOGOS.

  52. Dan, that is a wrong conclusion to draw. We’ve had more than 6,000 people download this commentary without paying a penny for it. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any help (360-685-2314 | phil at logos dot com).

  53. You’re very welcome, Michael.

  54. John, that is, unfortunately, a requirement for our checkout system. You will not be charged as long as you use the coupon code.

  55. Follow the 10 steps at the bottom of the blog post.

  56. KB, that is, unfortunately, a requirement for our checkout system. You will not be charged as long as you use the coupon code.

  57. Thanks, Steve. Glad you like it!

  58. You’re welcome, Ted. Nope, not Christmas quite yet. :)

  59. See the new Mac instructions at the bottom of the post above.

  60. You’re welcome, Jon. Thanks for spreading the word!

  61. Joan, glad to hear it!

  62. Thanks, Nathan. Glad you like it!

  63. Thanks, Johnny!

  64. I’m using Firefox (latest), I think the page is not displaying properly, since the search, subscribe, tag cloud etc are at the bottom of this comment box.
    As soon as I can open it, I took a look at the commentary for Matthew titled “Matthew’s Use of Isaiah 7:14” I was a little disappointed with it. But its free, and I am sure there are lots of useful things I have yet to discover. Thanks.
    To Dan and others,
    Yep its a bit unnerving with having to go through the check out and credit card request, but I kept an eye on the total due, which was zero, and went on to the confirm page, and I can say for sure it is FREE.

  65. Phil, I have added this page to my blog entry, and added your blog to my roll. I don’t have a lot of traffic yet, but every little bit will help!
    Thanks for this promotion! I look forward to other ways to serve you and the Logos team!
    BTW, please send me an email at the address on my account; I have a question for you that I would like to discuss offline.

  66. God bless you for such a wonderful. You are doing a terrific work

  67. David MacMillan says

    Very nice commentary. It can be used by Pastors ,Teachers, and weekly Sunday School teachers.

  68. Thanks!!!!

  69. I cannot figure out how to download libronix for mac. Can someone help with that?

  70. Are you a current Libronix user? You need to be to use the Mac version during beta testing. If you are, you can download and install the beta from If you aren’t, you’ll either need to wait, create a Libronix Customer ID in the Windows version, or buy a Windows base package (which you can use on the Mac version as well).
    Hope this helps.

  71. You’re welcome!

  72. Thank you for the heads up!

  73. Just read this blog. Is the offer still on?

  74. I downloaded this from Logos and they charged me and said this was no longer free. Is your page correct?

  75. Hi, Jim,
    You’ll notice at the bottom of the post that it says, “Update: This offer has expired.”
    Sorry you missed it. Make sure to subscribe to the blog to stay informed about future freebies like this. Just an FYI, there are at least two more freebies coming in the next week or two.

  76. Dan DeVilder says

    dadburnit! How did I MISS this offer????? I had the set on pre-pub, but would have looooved to download this volume early!!! Ummmm, can I have a free download of BDAG as compensation? :) (jk!!!!!) Have a great day, all!

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