Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 8: Judges on Pre-Pub!

Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 8: JudgesOf all the categories of books we feature, commentaries are consistently one of our top sellers. When you stop and consider all of the commentaries that we offer, you want to pay attention to the ones who are regularly strong sellers. The Word Biblical Commentary (59 vols.) has been one of our most popular collections at Logos Bible Software. Time and again, customers have shown us that this set of commentaries is an important place for them to draw biblical insights. For users who have the Word Biblical Commentary (59 vols.) collection, it is helpful to be kept abreast of new additions to the series.

To this end, we wanted to draw attention to the Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 8: Judges by Trent C. Butler. This commentary on Judges went live on Pre-Pub January 20, 2011. Within a couple hours it had generated half of the revenue needed to move it from Pre-Pub and into production. You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to add this commentary to your Word Biblical Commentary collection while it is on Pre-Pub.

The Word Biblical Commentary series is beloved for its balanced insight into the meanings of the text within the structured framework of biblical theology. This even-handed use of the biblical text is what has made this a wildly popular series for everyone from laymen to educators and ministers. The Word Biblical Commentary series starts with a foundation of solid biblical scholarship and builds upon it a meticulous theological understanding.

If you have the Word Biblical Commentary (59 vols.) collection, the only volume you will not have for your set is the Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 8: Judges by Trent C. Butler. If you do not own any of the Word Biblical Commentary series then the Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 8: Judges is a great place to start. You can pick it up today at the special Pre-Pub price and—once you realize how invaluable it is—you will soon be picking up the entire set.

How to Beat the Winter Quarter Blues

Letters to a Student

Now that the holidays have passed, a new quarter (or semester) has begun. And I don’t know about you, but every year, Winter Quarter at college hit me hard. Something about the short, dark days and enough rain to make swimming to classes the most efficient form of transportation just seemed to combine poorly with my academic schedule and ambitious study plans.

Maybe you know a freshman college student, or maybe you are a freshman college student, and this is your first year navigating the dreaded Winter Quarter. Sunny days and flip-flops seem a long way off, and you (or your child, friend, niece, nephew, grandchild, or former youth group student) are still adjusting to life on campus. Well, I’ve got some great news for you! Logos now has a fantastic, encouraging resource that will help keep you grounded in your faith during this continued time of transition.

As the world around us continues to change, life on campus during the 21st century keeps evolving at the same rapid rate. Letters to a Student is a comprehensive resource, articulating the challenges that today’s college student faces—challenges that did not exist even 10-20 years ago! In addition, Letters addresses ways of tackling some of the core issues that we all must face when we leave home for that bachelor’s degree, whether it was decades ago or now, in 2011.

But Letters to a Student isn’t all we have to offer the college student. Our base packages include not only numerous Bible translations and commentaries, but also key features such as our Bible Reading Plan and Prayer List. These tools are the perfect solution to keep the student in your life grounded in the Word.

And, here at Logos, we understand how hard college can be, not on one’s faith but also on one’s pocket book. That’s why we created our two scholarships—Bible College and Seminary Scholarship—both recently featured on the blog. The January deadline has passed, but there’s still hope for you if you qualify! Our next deadline for each is May 10, 2011. Scholarship winners receive $1,000.00 towards tuition as well as a Scholar’s Library that, in print, would cost over $8,000.00.

So grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and let Logos help you through this year’s Winter Quarter.

By the way, here’s a sampling of our other fantastic resources, specifically catered to the student:

Today’s guest post is by Bethany Olsen, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

Camp Logos Is Coming to London

Camp Logos: London

Big Ben says it’s time for Camp Logos in London. That’s right – Camp Logos crosses the big pond!

  • When: February 15–16, 2011
  • What: Camp Logos Bible Software Training
  • Where: The Proclamation Trust
    140-148 Borough High Street
    London SE1 1 LB

Since Camp Logos doesn’t make it to the UK that often, we’re adding a feature-packed, optional third day of training on February 17th that will include many of the topics normally covered in Camp Logos 2.

In case you’re unfamiliar with Camp Logos, allow me to explain. As an owner of Logos Bible Software you know how powerful it is. Are you, however, unleashing that power? Most Logos users admit to only using a fraction, perhaps 10%, of the software’s potential. Camp Logos, a two-day, hands-on training seminar, equips you to unlock much of the other 90%. For over 13 years, the authorized Logos trainer, Morris Proctor with MP Seminars, has trained thousands of Logos users at Camp Logos. Pastors, professors, Bible study leaders, housewives, truck-drivers and more have all benefited from Morris’ thorough and practical presentation.

New Logos users state that Morris teaches them more in two days than they could learn in two years on their own. Seasoned Logos users testify they thought they knew the program until they attended Camp Logos.

We want you to experience firsthand the excitement of Camp Logos. So if you’ll be in the London area February 15–16, please register for Camp. If you’re thinking of vacationing in the UK, why not add Camp Logos to your agenda?

For a complete schedule and registration information, click here. And don’t forget to sign up for the additional third day of training which covers many of the features discussed in Camp Logos 2.

Today’s guest post is by David Kitchen, from the MP Seminars.

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Free Book—Memoir and Remains of the Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne

Memoir and Remains of the Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne Logos Bible Software has partnered with Desiring God to provide you with a free book to help you prepare for the 2011 Desiring God National Conference, January 31–February 2, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN.

John Piper’s session will focus on Robert Murray McCheyne. McCheyne (sometimes spelled M’Cheyne) was an influential nineteenth-century Scottish Presbyterian minister and missionary. Although he died of typhus at 29, McCheyne left behind a legacy of writings which revealed a depth and piety beyond his years.

McCheyne is also known for the creation of a Bible reading system that is still in use today. The McCheyne Bible reading plan walks you through the New Testament and the Psalms twice over the course of a year, while leading you through the Old Testament once. You can access the McCheyne Reading Plan in Logos 4 and keep track of it online at Biblia.com or on your iPhone and iPad.

To help you prepare for Pastor Piper’s session, and to familiarize yourself with McCheyne, we are giving away a free copy of Memoir and Remains of the Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne. You can begin reading it now, or on your iPhone or iPad on your flight or drive to MN.

This biography, written a year after McCheyne’s death, includes a detailed and insightful portrayal of McCheyne’s youth and ministry, providing personal anecdotes, as well as quotes and poems from McCheyne. Written by Andrew Bonar, a close, personal friend of McCheyne’s, this book will enhance your understanding and appreciation of this devoted man of God.

We realize that not everyone will be able to physically attend the Desiring God conference, though many will be following it over the Internet. Instead of restricting this special just to conference attendees, we wanted to extend this offer to everyone—even if you’re not yet a Logos user. Simply head over to our special McCheyne page to download the free resource any time before February 5. And while you are there, be sure to check out The Works of Robert Murray McCheyne (3 vols.), now at the special Pre-Pub price of $69.95. And don’t miss out on our collection of Piper resources, which all feature special conference discounts!

Don’t miss out. All discounts and special prices expire at midnight on February 4, 2011.

Expand Your Horizons with the Global Christianity Collection

Global Christianity

One of my favorite things about traveling abroad is the intriguing, investigative conversations that seem to always take place. Discussing a topic with someone that has a completely different cultural background is often challenging, but most of all, it’s refreshing. Hearing thoughts from another perspective on a topic that to me, seems standard, pushes me to examine it further.

The Global Christianity Collection (7 vols.) lets the reader have this same sort of conversation. This collection provides examinations from experts of diverse cultural and theological backgrounds on historical, social, and theological implications of Christianity within the framework of globalization. The Global Christianity Collection helps locate the meaning and character of Christian theology in a 21st century, global context.

As it becomes increasingly easier to connect and interact with the modern world, both positive and negative opportunities arise. This collection offers insight and information on issues that Christians in the 21st century face and efforts being made to positively impact the situation.

So if you’re looking for ways to address this world that is in a time of economic, social, technological and political interdependence, be sure to check out the Global Christianity Collection (7 vols.). This collection retails at $384.75 but is available on pre-pub for only $79.95!

Today’s guest post is by Deni Avant, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

You Do Not Want to Miss Out on BibleTech:2011!


The speakers have been chosen for BibleTech:2011. This year’s conference—March 25-26 in Seattle, WA— is shaping up to be another landmark event that you will not want to miss!

BibleTech’s presenters come from a diverse background of educators, programmers, developers, publishers, executives and ministry leaders. This diversity provides a well-rounded platform from which to speak about the number of ways that technology is influencing how we approach and study the Scriptures.

There are over 25 sessions including:

  • Why Another Greek New Testament?Rick Brannan, Information Architect at Logos Bible Software, discusses the The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition (SBLGNT, also known as the SBL Greek New Testament), edited by Michael W. Holmes. Where did this new edition of the Greek New Testament come from? Why was it done? And more importantly for the BibleTech audience, how was it done?
  • The Convergence of Technology and Prayer
    David Gagne, the Media Post Production System Administrator for the Kansas City International House of Prayer, will talk about how the prayer movement globally is being strengthened through use of technology and the benefits and challenges of maintaining a life of prayer while working long hours on technology.
  • Making Bible Search Results RelevantZondervan’s
    Internet Systems Architect, Stephen Smith, discusses how, as an industry, we tune our search engines to handle specialized queries while ignoring common obstacles that people face when searching the Bible. Our goal should be to interpret the intent of everyone—from the scholar to the casual user of a mobile Bible app—and connect them with the biblical text they’re seeking.
  • Educating the 21st Century Pastor: The Intersection of Theology and Technology
    Knox Theological Seminary’s Dean of Distance Education, Jonathan Smith, will look at what theological education looks like in the 21st century. This talk will focus on the intersection between emerging technologies and theological application and will discuss the over impact on theological education.

When you register today you will receive access to more than 25 sessions, three catered meals, and a conference T-shirt. But perhaps even more importantly, you will build a network of friends and contacts with others who share your interests.

BibleTech:2011 will be held at The Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Located directly across from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, this hotel is rated as one of Hilton’s Top Performing Hotels for delivering outstanding customer service. Special room rates are available for those who will be attending the conference.

Don’t wait, register today and experience what is happening at the intersection of Bible study and technology. You won’t want to miss it.

Five Ways Logos Can Help You Meet Your Devotional Goals for 2011

New Year

The best Bible study is the one that is intentional. If you want to read through the Bible in a year or create a more immersive study program, developing a strategy is the best way to begin. Logos 4 exists to help you make Bible study accessible and to make follow-through a breeze.

As you formulate your study plans for 2011, make sure to consider how you can incorporate Logos by:

  1. Developing a Logos 4 Reading Plan
    Whether you want to read through the Old Testament, the New Testament, or even the whole Bible in a year, Logos 4 can help generate the perfect reading plan just for you.

    In fact, with a Logos 4 base package you can set up multiple reading plans. You can even have a daily plan for Bible readings and a separate plan with portions of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion to be read once a week. When it comes to creating the perfect reading plans, Logos 4 allows you to easily create and customize the perfect plan.

  2. Take Advantage of Logos 4’s Syncing and Mobile Capabilities

    Not only can you create a unique reading plan, but that reading plan can be synced between your PC, your Mac, your iPhone or iPad, and even online with Biblia.com. Now there is no reason not to keep up on your daily reading—it’s everywhere you are!

    You can take advantage of these tools by:

    * Don’t worry Android users, we have no intention of leaving you out!

  3. Benefit from Training Opportunities

    A really great strategy for taking your study to the next level this year is to familiarize yourself with the many functions and features found in Logos 4. Forum MVP Thomas Black wrote a blog post in August entitled You Think You Know Logos? In it he talked about a Morris Proctor seminar he attended and how fruitful it was—even for a Logos forum MVP. His point? You may be surprised at what you didn’t know Logos 4 could do.

    There are so many avenues available for training, here are a few:

    • Make a date to attend one of the Camp Logos events. Look at the upcoming dates and see which one is right for you.
    • Check out the training page at Logos.com. You will find all sorts of videos and articles to help you get more out of your Logos 4 base package.
    • Get involved on the Logos forum. You will learn so much every time you visit, and this community of helpful users can answer some of your toughest questions.

  4. Invest in a subscription to Bible Study MagazineFor only $14.95 per year, Bible Study Magazine will deliver tools and methods for Bible study—as well as insights from respected voices in the church and biblical scholarship—right to your door. This bi-monthly magazine is so full of wonderful tools you will find yourself coming back to it time and again.

  5. Follow Logos on Facebook and Twitter. Get the latest information about sales, giveaways, and the goings on of your favorite Bible software company while taking part in the growing community of Logos users.

It is important to think through your plans for delving deeper into God’s Word in the new year. And through innovation, training, and community Logos Bible Software is looking forward to being part of your devotional plan.

Considering Christian Ethics with the Perspectives on Christian Living Collection

The Scriptures provide instruction for how the people of God are called to live. Bridging the gap between the ancient world an our modern one can, at times, be a tricky endeavor. This is where reflections on Christian ethics offer an important contribution to the Christian dialogue.

The Perspectives on Christian Living Collection (9 vols.) offers profound insight into how Christians can negotiate the philosophic and political landscapes of our modern world.

This collection includes:

  • God’s Ways with the World: Thinking and Practising Christian FaithWritten by Daniel Hardy—the former Director of the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton—God’s Ways with the World is devoted to recovering the truth and vitality of Christian faith by attempting to trace the ways of God with the modern world.

    This uncompromising study seeks to help connect theological thought with the landmarks of Christian faith: worship; the Triune God; and the activity of God in the world, in language and cultures, in cosmology and the human being, in society and the form of the Church, and in the forms of human understanding – scientific, historical, cultural, religious and theological.

    “During the last few decades, Daniel Hardy has been a leading contributor to the revival of systematic theology in Britain. These papers provide a conspectus of the range and depth of his thinking, and will long continue to serve as sources of profound insight and understanding.”——Colin E. Gunton, former professor, King’s College, London

  • Friendship: A Way of Interpreting Christian Love
    Liz Carmichael, Chaplain and Tutor in Theology at St. John’s College, Oxford, offers deep reflection on the value of friendship in Christian spirituality.

    “Liz Carmichael recognizes that much of our religious talk about friendship or even love somehow misses the mark and threatens to become abstract. In this wonderful study, she argues, with a wealth of scholarship and experience alike, that friendship is the really radical and transforming category we need to make our hopes concrete and to flesh out love in action, mindful of how Christ himself uses the language of friendship and how theologians have thought about faith and love as friendship with God. This is a treasury of insight and resource.”—Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

  • Christian Ethics in Secular Worlds

    What contribution does the study of Christian ethics offer the secular world? This is the question that Robin Gill, the Michael Ramsay Professor of Modern Theology at the University of Kent, UK, attempts to answer in Christian Ethics in Secular Worlds. Ramsey discusses the development of Christian ethics while dealing with specific dilemmas like biotechnology, AIDS, and nuclear war.

    “As in all his books, Professor Gill combines a wide understanding of complex issues with an attractively readable style. He has provided a valuable antidote to that strand in contemporary Christian ethics based on the assumption that there is some easy and unequivocal route from Biblical faith to wise Christian social and political action.”—John Habgood, Archbishop of York of the Anglican Church

  • Living the Christian Story: The Distinctiveness of Christian Ethics

    The aim of this book is to consider and set out a theological basis for Christian ethics in today’s world. Starting with an examination of our world, Colwell considers the impact of Modernism and Post-Modernism on ethics, before going on to explore the Scriptural basis for an authentic Christian ethic. He then asks how this ethic manifests itself in the Church, and considers, finally, how Christian ethics might be coherent and persuasive in contemporary society. Throughout, Colwell uses contemporary dilemmas as illustrations, and interacts with the thought of Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, Stanley Hauerwas and Jonathan Edwards to further illuminate the discussion.

    “What is good about the book is that it seeks to set ethical teaching in broader theological and cultural context than is sometimes the case… I learned a lot…”—Colin E. Gunton, former professor, King’s College, London

Other books in this collection take on such difficult subjects as the Christian response to New Testament community in a modern context, the connection between happiness and benevolence, a look at holiness and the sacrament of worship in a modern context, and much more. Also included is a collection of essays regarding the life and work of two leading Scottish theologians: John and Donald Baillie, whose writings on philosophical theology, Christian doctrine, preaching, ecumenism, and spirituality are still influential today.

Retailing at $319.70, the Perspectives on Christian Living Collection (9 vols.) can still be purchased for $99.95 on Pre-Pub. Don’t miss an opportunity to add this great collection of Christian ethics to your Logos resources today.

Your Time Is Almost Up for Incredible Savings

Christmas Specials

We have had some of the greatest sales in Logos history this December. Sadly, the time to take advantage of these incredible savings is almost over. All of these deals end midnight Sunday, January 2, 2011!

Putting together the unprecedented Christmas sale this year has been so much fun for us. The Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) was proof that we don’t like to do anything halfway.

This massive collection of 2,010 titles worth more than $61,000.00 in print for the insanely low price of only $2,010, was an exciting sale to offer! At nearly 97% off the retail price and only costing $1 per volume, this is the biggest discount we have ever shared—and the biggest collection we’ve ever assembled. I mean, just look at this awesome list of titles that make up this collection!

But that wasn’t all.

We also offered four smaller collections that didn’t overlap with each other, so you could buy multiple collections without getting any duplicates.

If that wasn’t enough, we also gave you the opportunity to build your own collection with 50% off every title featured in the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.).

On top of those great Christmas sales, there was also the second annual 12 Days of Logos sale. On December 21, we extended the sale through January 2, 2011.

But that is still not all!

We have been offering discounts on all base packages, and also great upgrade discounts.

Just like 2010, all of these special savings are drawing to a close. Come midnight January 2, 2011 all of these sales come to an end. So, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of these incredible offers while there is still time!

And from all of us Logos Bible Software, have the happiest of New Years!

The Christmas 2010 Collection 1

Master Collection

Today’s guest post is by Deni Avant, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

There have been plenty of great Christmas specials to take advantage of this year and the Christmas 2010 Collection 1 is no exception. With this collection, you save nearly 94% on more than $8,000 worth of books! Think about it—you get 250 books for just $2 each!

Collection 1 contains a variety of commentaries with volumes from Pillar New Testament Commentary, College Press NIV Commentary, IVP New Testament Commentary, Crossway Classic Commentaries, New American Commentary, and Horae Homileticae. You’ll also get theological works, practical life titles, and biblical studies.

Check out just a few other titles you’ll get in Collection 1:

  • The JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis by Nahum M. Sarna is an illuminating and exhaustive treatment of Genesis with line-by-line analysis, excursuses, and helpful maps.
  • Drawing Near: Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith by John MacArthur can be used as a daily devotion in combination with God’s Holy Word and will help guide you in a growing relationship with God.
  • New Testament Background Commentary by W. Harold Mare serves as both a commentary and dictionary of words, phrases, and situations that shed light on the text.
  • Apologetics by Cornelius Van Til is an important work on Christian apologetics from an eminent Reformed thinker.
  • History of Interpretation by Frederic William Farrar surveys the history of biblical interpretation from the early Jewish rabbis through Farrar’s own time.

Works from H. A. Ironside, John G. Butler, A. W. Pink, Charles Spurgeon, John Calvin, and many more make a great addition to anyone’s library!

Learn more about all 250 titles that are included in the Christmas 2010 Collection 1!

Remember to check out the larger Christmas collections! They provide more resources at even deeper discounts.