Get the Most Out of Your Free Book of the Month

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In The Lord and His Prayer, May’s Free Book of the Month, N.T. Wright provides valuable insights into the Lord’s Prayer, and appeals to the believer to return to a dedicated life of personal prayer. In Logos, this book becomes even more valuable with visual filters, search, collections, and more. Today, I’m going to show you some of the ways I’ve used Logos to get the most out of my study of Wright’s book.

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Rediscover Prayer with This Free Book by N.T. Wright

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Through May, download N.T. Wright’s The Lord and His Prayer for free!

Matthew 6 records what is now known as the Lord’s Prayer. This simple prayer contains powerful insights into the mind of Jesus. When studied appropriately, one discovers not only the historical basis for this prayer and the impact it had on Jesus’ disciples, but how it can change our lives today. N.T. Wright dives into some of these insights with his book, The Lord and His Prayer, and it’s free this month!

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Never Miss Another Free Book

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Save over 98% on two great commentaries during the month of April when you get the free book and Plus One for only $0.99.

This month, get two renowned volumes from the The Old Testament Library series: Isaiah and Jeremiah.

FBOTM_Apr_Plus_OneWith fresh translation discussions of text, philology, historical background, and literary architecture, respected scholar Brevard S. Childs’ Isaiah helps you come to a critically informed, theological interpretation of the text. 

Then, for only $0.99, add Jeremiah to your library. With the same literary focus, this commentary details the various literary forms of the book, including prose, poetry, homilies, oracles, and proverbs to help you understand the original intention of this prophetic work. 

Get Isaiah and Jeremiah now!

New and exciting books each month

Each month, we bring you new and exciting resources to add to your library. We’ve included monographs by noted theologians such as Walter Bruggeman, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jürgen Moltmann, and more. In addition, we’ve offered commentaries for everything from Genesis to Corinthians. You’re missing out on some great opportunities if you’re not getting these free books. Sign up for the Free Book of the Month e-mail list below to ensure you never miss another book.





 

Gain Cultural Insights into Corinthians for $0.99

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Before March slips away, pick up two volumes from the Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament set for only 99 cents.

Cultural concepts explained

Both books are designed to give you a better understanding of the setting in which Paul wrote. 2 Corinthians, written by noted Greek scholar Dr. William Frederick Danker, provides you with important insights into the early church, as well as the problems it faced.

For example, what does 2 Corinthians 9:7 mean when Paul writes, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”?

Dr. Danker explains that this sentiment is not out of place in the world of Paul’s original hearers:

This inscription reveals the importance attached to recognition by communities for benefits conferred within their midst. Indeed, the biblical principle expressed by Paul in 2 Cor. 9:7, ‘God has affection for a cheerful donor,’ would have been well understood in the Greco-Roman world, where the principle ‘It is better to give than to receive’ prevailed in many circles. And, as Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics 1120b) put it, ‘liberality is not judged in terms of the amount given but on the basis of the spirit with which it is given.’

However, the similarities should not create a problem for the reader. Danker goes on to explain:

Parallels are not to be viewed as sources for Paul’s thought, but they can illuminate the points at which people who were formerly outside Jewish-Christian traditions could find a foothold for grasping some of the things that were being independently expressed.

Enrich your reading experience

The richness of this commentary must truly be read to be appreciated. Get both commentaries today for only 99 cents!

Can a Commentary Be Technical and Accessible?

baker-exegetical-commentary-on-the-new-testamentTime is running out to save on the recently reconfigured 17-volume Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Save over 30% when you get this series today!

Frequently, commentaries lean toward one of two extremes: technical exegesis or accessible exposition. The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament seeks to bridge that divide with this exciting commentary set on the New Testament.

The first volume on Philippians, published in 1992, was authored by Moises Silva and received critical acclaim. It was soon followed in 1994 by Dr. Darrell Bock’s commentary on Luke 1:1–9:50, which quickly became accepted as a seminal work for anyone wishing to study this Gospel.

In short, the BECNT series has proved that a commentary set can be both technical and accessible.

With each additional volume, it consistently maintains a high level of scholarship while still being one of the most favored reference works for the layperson, pastor, or scholar. Baker has succeeded in its mission to provide detailed, technical analysis in a manner that is both readily accessible to the layperson and immensely helpful for those looking to deepen their understanding of the biblical text.

BECNT now includes 1–2 Thessalonians

The most recent addition is to the BECNT is Jeffrey Weima’s treatment of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Stanley E. Porter—president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College—has this to say about this volume:

Weima has written a full and authoritative commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians that readers will want to consult regularly and frequently. . . . One of the most appealing features of the commentary is Weima’s interpretation within the context of ancient epistolary structure, rather than the all-too-frequently-used rhetorical analysis. Weima sets the stage for his exegesis and exposition of each section by laying out the literary character and shape of the unit to be discussed. He also provides a detailed and helpful introduction to the commentary that emphasizes the historical background of these letters. Weima shows awareness of the current debate on a wide range of issues in Thessalonians research, while also ably defending traditional positions regarding authorship, interpretation, and even text-critical matters.

Get the best deal with Dynamic Pricing

One of the best parts of purchasing Logos products is that you never pay for your books twice. With Dynamic Pricing, you can upgrade from previous versions of this collection and get the new volumes at an incredible price.

Plus, when you own the 17-volume set, you’ll qualify for a great price on future volumes once they’re added to the set. For example, if you own the 16-volume set, you can get 1–2 Thessalonians for only $32.39 with this month’s top-product discount!

Hurry, this discount is only available through March: save on the 17-volume Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament today!

Dr. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge on Why You Need Another Commentary

fortress-commentary-on-the-bibleRecently, we spoke with Dr. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge about the Fortress Commentary on the Bible, an exciting two-volume commentary that’s now available on Pre-Pub.

Here’s what she had to say about this resource:

Why a two-volume commentary set? Aren’t there enough multivolume commentaries to satisfy the average reader?

I’ve said to myself in the past: “The world doesn’t need another Bible commentary—therefore, don’t ever write one!” However, I made an exception for this project because of its hermeneutical perspective, one that is akin to what I have been teaching in my Bible classes in the seminary setting. Interpretation requires a process of attending to and negotiating between the text in its historical setting, the “world in front of the text,” the history of interpretation and commentary, and contemporary concerns and theological questions. Levels A, B, and C address those dimensions in a way that is accessible and helpful to the reader who is not an expert.

Did the editors work to coordinate views across the two volumes? Across books?

The editors did not aim at a single viewpoint, but sought creative and engaged scholars who would be enthusiastic about the challenge to focus on history, reception, and current ethical conversations with the biblical text.

You worked primarily on the New Testament. What are some of the highlights of this volume?

Yes, I worked on the NT volume, while my coeditors recruited the authors for each book. Then I was responsible for editing particular articles. I particularly recommend Deborah Krause’s articles on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, Sylvia Keesmaat’s Colossians, and Jaime Clark-Soles’ chapters on the Johannine epistles. Of special interest to me is Neil Elliott’s introduction to Paul’s letters: “Situating the Apostle Paul in his Day and Engaging his Legacy as Our Own.” Elliott states eloquently the interpretive challenge and promise of reading these influential letters today.

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The Fortress Commentary on the Bible is now available on Pre-Pub. Save over 30% when you pre-order this new resource today!

Time Is Running Out to Save 30% on C.S. Lewis!

Lewis CollectionThe C.S. Lewis Collection ships March 8—pre-order yours today to save 30%!

Experience Lewis’ works

You’ve learned about the importance of individual Lewis works, including Mere ChristianityA Grief Observed, and The Screwtape Letters. You can also check out a variety of perspectives on C.S. Lewis that will help you appreciate his work from different points of view.

Lewis is one of the most beloved and well-known authors. His wisdom and passion shines through each of his works, as evidenced by some of his most inspirational quotes.

Experience C.S. Lewis for yourself when you purchase the 30-volume set, featuring some of his most powerful works—including all three volumes of his letters.

Uncover the power of the Logos edition

Lewis’ works shine even brighter in the Logos edition. This tagged and fully searchable format allows you to search across all 30 volumes, including his letters. Gain a deeper understanding by cross-referencing the date of Lewis’ writings in addition to their content.

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Experience the enriching study you’ll get with Lewis’ literary masterpieces in the Logos format.

Pre-Pub pricing ends March 8!

With less than 48 hours left, don’t miss your chance to get this exciting collection at an incredible discount.

Pre-order The C.S. Lewis Collection now!

Meet Contemporary Challenges with March’s Free Book

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The issues that faced the congregation in first-century Corinth are still applicable today. From divisions and factions, to sexual immorality, to controversies over the Lord’s Supper, to speaking in tongues, explore how Paul addressed issues that remain relevant to the twenty-first century. His words of advice, encouragement, and reproach for the church in Corinth remain fitting and useful even today.

Roy Harrisville’s commentary on 1 Corinthians brings Paul’s words into the modern context with detailed insight and practical application. Get this book for free during March!

Get a second book for 99 cents!

2 CorinthiansMaintain a consistent study with a second volume from the Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament: 2 Corinthians. Most scholars believe that the book we now know as 2 Corinthians was actually one of many letters to the Corinthian church.

After Paul’s departure from Corinth, partisan politics became a serious issue. In addition, a number of moral and theological problems surfaced. Because of his conscientious concern for new converts (2 Cor. 11:28), Paul appears to have carried on an extensive correspondence.

Noted Greek scholar William Frederick Danger, editor of the well-known BDAG volume, deals with these issues and more in his stimulating commentary on 2 Corinthians. Together, these two books maintain a close-knit message of patient rebuke and hope for reconciliation.

Win the entire set

Enter to win the entire 15-volume Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament! This set addresses important exegetical and interpretive issues with the best of biblical scholarship. With step-by-step explanation and detailed analysis, this commentary series is designed for students, scholars, pastors, and laypeople. What’s more, each author presents information within the understanding that the faith and life of the church is central to understanding the Word of God.

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Get two volumes on 1 and 2 Corinthians today for only 99 cents!

Don’t Miss the International Critical Commentary Series

international-critical-commentary-seriesDon’t miss your chance to save over $500.00 on the International Critical Commentary Series.

Today and tomorrow, you can add this series to your Logos library at an incredible price.

Search original-language scholarship

The original-language scholars who contributed to this series possess a depth of knowledge available to you when you reference the International Critical Commentary. Even though you may not be familiar with ancient Greek works, the ICC provides access to those who are. For example, in his commentary on John 1–4, John F. McHugh notes:

Ἐν ἀρχῇ. The absence of the article is normal, even classical, in such prepositional phrases, especially in designations of time (BDF 255 [3]). Thus Thucydides writes (I 35,5) ὥσπερ ἐν ἀρχῇ ὑπείπομεν, and Plato (Timaeus 28b), ἐν ἀρχῇ δεῖν σκοπεῖν.

References to Plato and Thucydides are tagged in your Logos library, allowing you to do primary-source research. Here, the benefits of the Logos edition truly shine.

Gain devotional insights

In the same chapter, McHugh takes an introspective look at John 1:3:

One may then recall that in Gen 1, the creation proceeds from day to day, in a careful logical succession, establishing the conditions in which living things may grow until on the sixth day, when all is at last ready for the completion of the work, God creates the land-based beasts and finally the human race. In Genesis, all these things, from the first creation (light) to the last, were brought into existence through God’s Word. So in the Fourth Gospel, all proceeds towards the restoration of life for the entire human race on the sixth day of the final week of Jesus’ earthly life, with Paradise Restored.

Through careful exegesis, we rediscover the beauty of creation in the work of Jesus Christ. As McHugh points out, the careful crafting of Genesis 1 plays out in John’s Gospel as he gently leads the reader toward that final, restorative act: the passion week.

Enjoy the benefit of Dynamic Pricing

Continue to build your library with additional volumes. Once new commentaries are released in the Logos format, they become available to you at a steep discount. As we mentioned in aprevious post, you never pay for the same book twice.

What are you waiting for? Get the International Critical Commentary Series today and save!

Appreciating C.S. Lewis from Different Perspectives

Lewis CollectionOne of the best things about C.S. Lewis is his broad appeal. He wrote numerous volumes on multiple topics, spanning from medieval works to apologetics to children’s literature. In short, his genius is easily appreciated by many different viewpoints.

And so, we’d like to share some of the ways that Lewis has left a lasting impact on a wide range of people:

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The 30-volume C.S. Lewis Collection has been on the wish list of many users for quite a while, and we are proud to finally offer this collection in our format. During the introductory Pre-Pub period, this collection is on sale for only $279.97—30% off the regular price!

Don’t wait—lock in the best price on the C.S. Lewis Collection today!