Do I Need Yet Another Commentary Series?

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The IVP New Testament Commentary Series is on sale now through June 30th. Save $89 when you get the whole set.

A question I’m sometimes asked is, “Jonathan, do I really need another commentary series?” My answer is always a resounding, “Yes!”

I understand the hesitation: print books are heavy, are difficult to pack and store when you move, and become unwieldy when you try and reference multiple sources at once. If you’ve ever had your desk covered with commentaries, left for two minutes, and then tried to remember which commentary you were just reading, then you know the frustration. Logos fixes that.

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You’ll Never Read Books the Same Way Again

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I love books. Stop by my house and you’ll see bookcase after bookcase filled with volumes. And maybe you’re like me: a dedicated bibliophile. But today, I’d like to share three things that changed the way I read books forever, using our Free Book of the Month, Esther from the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series.
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Discover John Frame in Logos

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In 1987, John Frame published The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, what would become one of the most influential contemporary works in Reformed theology. Now, for a limited time, The Collected Works of John M. Frame, vol. 1: Theology is available with a 31% discount. Get it today!

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3 Reasons to Get Norman Geisler’s Apologetics Library

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The 2015 Graduation Sale is in full swing, and we’ve got several essential resources. Here are three reasons why you should get the Norman Geisler Apologetics Library (12 vols.).

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Get 3 N.T. Wright Books for $3

subheader_FBOTM_MayTime is running out to get May’s free book, PLUS two additional books at an exciting discount.

This month, get The Lord and His Prayer by N.T. Wright for the unbeatable price of FREE! We’ve discussed the important insights this book provides as well as exciting ways to integrate it into your Bible study. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you’re missing out!

Did you know that when you get this month’s free book, you can add two other books by Wright for a fraction of their regular prices?

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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!