Shining a Light on God’s Glory

the-glory-of-god-a-biblical-theologyToday’s guest post is from Philippe Paul-Luc Viguier, author of The Glory of God: A Biblical Theology and college pastor at Lake Hills Community Church in Castaic, California.

Can God’s glory be understood?

God’s glory is without doubt one of the most important concepts in the Bible. From creation to new creation, it saturates the pages of both testaments. Glory language is also commonly used in Jewish and Christian theological and devotional discussions.

The Glory of God: A Biblical Theology shows that God’s glory is not a distant, confusing, and esoteric reality; it is approachable, knowable, and applicable, especially through the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Studying God’s glory

This book provides a biblical theology of glory, beginning with a study of key biblical terms. It first looks at the main synonyms of “glory” in Hebrew; then it goes on to examine kabod, the main term used for God’s glory in the Old Testament, and doxa, the principal term used in the New Testament. Following the study of biblical terms, it turns to the extrabiblical definition of Shekinah, which proves to be an unfitting synonym for kabod.

The book then addresses two of Scripture’s most comprehensive passages in relation to glory: Exodus 33:12–34:35 and John 1:1–18. These chapters draw on eight aspects of glory: God’s kingly glory, God’s beaming glory, God’s essential glory, God’s revelatory glory, God’s praiseworthy glory, God’s messianic glory, God’s participatory glory, and God’s eschatological glory.

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This book is ideal for anyone who wants to know more about what glory means in the Bible—and what it means for believers today. Pre-order it now and get the special Pre-Pub price!

Get up to 20% Off Eerdmans OT and NT Studies Collections

eerdmansLast Thursday, we announced an exciting partnership with Eerdmans—and, with it, the brand-new Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle, an enormous 309-volume library. What’s more, as part of our partnership with Eerdmans, we’re offering quite a few new smaller collections and bundles—whatever your interests, you’ll probably find a matching Eerdmans product.

Here are two Eerdmans collections you can pre-order now for the best price:

eerdmans-old-testament-studies-collectionEerdmans Old Testament Studies Collection

Regularly $278.40—pre-order it for $232 (17% off!)

Full of ritualistic sacrifices, pantheistic religions, and nomadic oral narratives, the Old Testament is a theologically challenging and culturally distant text. In the Eerdmans Old Testament Studies Collection, scholars like Bruce K. WaltkeWalter BrueggemannCraig G. Bartholomew, and Daniel J. Berrigan light the way to solid hermeneutics and fruitful study.

Analyzing Israelite national identity, the Hebrew text, canonicity, prophecy, and law, this collection clears away misunderstandings, processes cultural and linguistic difficulties, and provides recent scholarship on the OT.

eerdmans-new-testament-studies-collectionEerdmans New Testament Studies Collection

Regularly $347—pre-order it for $277.60 (20% off!)

This collection gathers the insights of some of the brightest New Testament scholars—among them Bruce W. Longenecker, Robert W. Wall, and Richard B. Hays—presenting their careful research and lively commentary on the NT’s wide variety of topics. You’ll get a first-class overview of the New Testament, perfect for solidifying and refreshing foundational knowledge of the text, plus many engaging studies on specific subjects.

Experience an interactive study of Roman house churches, explore Luke’s portrayal of women, examine Jesus’ attitude toward the Law, study differing interpretations of the book of Revelation, and learn about poverty (and Paul’s teaching on it) in the first century.

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Don’t miss out—pre-order these collections today, or pre-order the Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle to get even more books at an even bigger discount!

The New International Commentary: Now Available in Individual Volumes!

NICOTIt comes as no surprise that The New International Commentary (NIC) is among our best-selling resources. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT) and the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT) are authoritative scriptural guides, bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the Bible’s. Each volume aims to help us hear God’s Word as clearly as possible.

“The NIC is an amazing scholarly, protestant, evangelical commentary series. It gives verse-by-verse commentary on almost every book of the Bible, including immensely helpful introductory information. The only thing better than the commentary series itself is being able to have the entire thing with you, on your laptop, wherever you go. The NIC for Logos is a great resource that every seminarian should consider.”

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Until recently, these volumes have only been available together, in larger collections. But now, after teaming up with Eerdmans Publishing, we’re excited to announce that we’re offering these commentaries as standalone collections and individual titles!

Get the new NICOT/NICNT collections at the best price

LargeCollectionTo celebrate, we’re offering special discounts for a limited time. Get the volumes you want before it’s too late—this sale runs only through December 2. You can choose from some exciting new collections, such as:

And you have many more collections to choose from—be sure to check out all the NICOT/NICNT collections and volumes, as well as the rest of our new Eerdmans resources.

Don’t miss out—this sale ends December 2. Get your NICOT/NICNT volumes and collections today!

Why NAMB Is Equipping Church Planters with Logos and Proclaim

namb-send-network-logos-350x200Church planters need a library that’s deep enough for preparing sermons, yet compact enough to bring with them wherever they go.

While their church is new and growing, many planters are holding service in temporary spaces, so they just don’t have the shelf space for hundreds of books. They’re also facing a wide variety of commitments on a tight schedule. They need more than just a library—they need a research assistant.

“Church planters are some of the most amazing people I know. With full schedules and modest finances, dedicating resources and shelf-space to a library of books and commentaries is hard for many to do.” —Aaron Linne, Logos’ director of church products

That’s why the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is giving each of its church planters a Logos 5 Silver base package and a six-month license to Proclaim. They’re giving all these pastors the best tools and resources to disciple their churches.

“This will be a great step in helping our church planters go deeper as they explore Scripture for their own spiritual growth and as they lead members of their congregations to grow deeper in their faith.” —Micah Millican, NAMB’s director of church planter relations

Equip your organization with the best tools for Bible study

We’ve been expanding our bulk-purchasing options for ministries—now churches, colleges, and ministry groups can make cost-effective Bible study tools available for entire organizations at once. If you’d like to set up your whole faculty, seminary, congregation, or other organization with Logos 5, Proclaim, or both, now you can!

If you’re interested in purchasing bulk licenses for your organization, please contact our sales team:

Academic SalesAcademic@Logos.com | (800) 878-4191

5 Reasons to Pre-order the Mobile Ed Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle

LME-LogoA few months ago, the era of Logos Mobile Education began with the Pre-Pub release of the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle. Here are five reasons you should pre-order it before the price goes up:

1. You’ll learn from renowned Bible scholars and teachers. Mobile Ed professors—such as Drs. Mark Futato, Lynn Cohick, and Michael Goheen—are seasoned classroom teachers, each with a minimum of 10 years’ experience. They’re also dedicated scholars and clear thinkers with considerable experience teaching in the local church. Meet the Mobile Ed faculty.

2. Your coursework will be integrated with Logos. Mobile Ed was created to work with your Logos software. As you study, you’ll be able to easily click through to the right book, the right page—even the right sentence. And your video lectures will be completely searchable within your library, so you’ll be able to use them time and time again. Find out how Logos integrates with Mobile Ed.

logos-mobile-education-bible-and-doctrine-foundations-bundle3. You’ll take your classes with you wherever you go. The Mobile Ed curriculum includes courses on theology, interpretation, church history, original-language study, counseling, ministry, and more. In addition to high-quality coursework, Mobile Ed brings the professors, the library, the visual demonstrations of software features, and the online classroom community directly to you—on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Learn more about Mobile Ed’s coursework.

4. You can split up the costs over 12 months. As with any Pre-Pub, if you pre-order the Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle now, your credit card won’t be billed until it’s available. But if you want an even more budget-minded solution, you can pre-order now and spread the payments out over a year. The only way to get the Mobile Ed payment plan is to contact us directly—we’ll work with you one on one to make sure you’re taken care of. Give us a call at 800-875-6467 (or 1-360-527-1700 from outside the US and Canada).

5. You’ll learn in community. Interact with other students through Faithlife, a social network that reaches Christian students, pastors, and churches across the globe. Form groups, ask questions, give feedback, and share notes and ideas in an environment that’s encouraging and helpful. Check out the benefits of Mobile Ed’s Faithlife community.

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Meet the faculty, learn more about the coursework, and explore the benefits of Mobile Ed’s online community—visit the Logos Mobile Ed page and pre-order the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle today.

Pre-Order Camp Logos 2 on DVD

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We recently shipped Camp Logos 1 on DVD, and hundreds of users are already learning to get more from their software—from the comfort of their homes. Now you can pre-order the Camp Logos 2 DVDs for only $199.95.

What do you get with Camp Logos 2?

Camp Logos 2 focuses on helping you organize your library. Chances are, you’ve got hundreds or thousands of resources, and that can be overwhelming. Camp Logos 2 teaches you to organize them in the way that works best for you. You’ll get answers to questions like:

  • How do I organize my books for maximum benefit?
  • How are my books indexed?
  • How do I combine and prioritize resources?

If you’ve already been through Camp Logos 1, you may be wondering, “Do I really need Camp Logos 2?” If you want to make use of every book you own, yes. Camp Logos 1 teaches you the basics; Camp Logos 2 teaches you how to get the most out of every single book you own, and how best to incorporate future additions to your library.

“As a ‘power user,’ I found Camp Logos 2 incredibly helpful! It was a giant leap forward from Camp Logos 1, and it made it possible for me to customize the software to perfectly meet my study needs.” —Camp Logos 2 attendee

You’ll also cover topics like text comparison, visual filtering for English words and original-language lemmas, original-language searching, and far more.

Right now, you can get the DVD edition of Camp Logos 2 on Pre-Pub for $199.95. Pre-order it today!

This Year’s Black Friday Deals Are Up to You!

Logos Black Friday Sale

Black Friday is drawing near, and with it, one of our most anticipated sales of the year. This year, we’re making things even more exciting. You can pick the deals by placing items on your wish list!

Have you been wanting to add the Tyndale Commentaries collection to your library, but just haven’t been able to fit it into your budget? Would a significant discount make it possible to buy Geisler’s Systematic Theology? Would Boice’s Expositional Commentaries help bring your preaching to the next level? Add them to your wish list—if they’re among the most popular wish-list items, they’re likely to be put on sale.

All deals will be announced on Friday, November 29, and run through Monday, December 2; check back here to see what they are!

How do I add resources to my wish list?

When you’re signed in to your Logos.com account, you’ll find “Add to wish list” links on live product pages and search results. Click these links to build your wish list. Reviewing your wish list is as easy as going to your account and clicking the “Wish List” tab.

If you hit the “Edit” link at the top of your wish list, you can give your list a specific name, see when you added items, and make it private or—coming soon—public.

You can also make multiple wish lists in case you want, say, one specifically for commentaries or ministry books, or one that’s public.

Start adding items to your wish lists today, and encourage your friends to do the same!

Pre-order These Christian Ethics Collections Before They Ship!

Right now, you can pre-order several Christian ethics collections at up to 40% off! Written and compiled by experts in the field, these works address many of today’s most pressing ethical issues. And they’re about to ship—don’t miss out!

Pre-order these collections today:

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Augsburg Fortress Ethics Collection

Regularly $199.95—Get it for $184.95 on Pre-Pub

Discover the sources and traditions behind today’s ethical principles and norms. The Augsburg Fortress Ethics Collection gives you nine volumes of diverse contemporary and classical Christian thought. Trusted scholars and theologians discuss war, sexuality, abortion, globalization, the environment, immigration, politics, science, and more.

Select Works of John Howard Yoder

Regularly $96.95—get it for $57.95 on Pre-Pub

This collection gives you three important texts illuminating Yoder’s wisdom and theological depth. Preface to Theology introduces Yoder’s theology straight from his seminary curriculum and reveals his passionate commitment to Christology. The War of the Lamb and Christian Attitudes to War, Peace, and Revolution present Yoder’s writings and theology on pacifism, violence, and just-war and just-peacemaking theory. These posthumously published works address theological needs still present today.

tt-clark-studies-in-ethics (1)T&T Clark Studies in Ethics

Regularly $99.95—get it for $74.95 on Pre-Pub

The T&T Clark Studies in Ethics collection offers a helpful overview of the field, as well as modern research on various ethical issues. It discusses general approaches to ethics and paves new roads in ethical thought. With titles like Christian Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed, Moral Theology for the Twenty First Century, and Living for the Future, you’ll find trustworthy Christian perspectives on a variety of tough issues.

Baylor Ethics Collection

Regularly $109.95—get it for $72.95 on Pre-Pub

This collection of Baylor volumes presents valuable writing on general Christian ethics, as well as such important topics as pacifism and ecology. Harry J. Huebner’s massive Introduction to Christian Ethics represents a new standard in Christian ethics studies, covering ancient, modern, and postmodern traditions and figures. Living with Other Creatures and Greening Paul represent current scholarship on the relationship between Christianity, Scripture, and the ethics of ecology. And Nonviolence: A Brief History presents John Howard Yoder’s influential Warsaw lectures.

wipf-and-stock-studies-in-ethicsWipf & Stock Studies in Ethics

Regularly $84.95—get it for $64.95 on Pre-Pub

The Wipf & Stock Studies in Ethics collection presents four studies on the relevance of Christian ethics to today’s complex issues, as well as a text on methods of ethical analysis. You’ll learn about Gospel-centered nonviolence, the current injustices of the world economy, biblical writings on homosexuality, and the relevance of theology to issues of life and death.

Pre-order these collections today, and check out all our other Pre-Pub products!

Pre-order These Youth Ministry Collections Before They Ship!

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Students are home from summer vacations, school is back in session, and youth leaders are preparing for a busy season of teaching. If you’re involved in youth ministry, now is the time to add some valuable ministry and leadership content to your library!

Pre-order these collections now and you’ll get them at the discounted Pre-Pub pricing:

Youth Ministry and Leadership Collection

Regularly $184.95—get it for $129.95 on Pre-Pub

This 20 vol. collection provides ideas, tips, and suggestions for leading today’s youth. Investing in your role as a caregiver will multiply your impact in the lives of teenagers, free you to know that God will strengthen you during difficult ministry moments, and encourage you to see yourself as someone who can make a lasting difference. You’ll find yourself regularly returning to this collection for inspiration, ideas, and insights as you progress through your ministry journey.

youth-and-emerging-adult-collectionYouth and Emerging Adult Collection

Regularly $55.18—get it for $40.95 on Pre-Pub

Get a practical theology for emerging adult ministry, as well as insights into the key developmental issues of this stage of life. These three volumes discuss identity, intimacy and sexuality, morality, church involvement, spiritual formation, vocation, mentoring, and more. The authors—Dean Borgman, David P. Setran, Chris Kiesling, and Mark W. Cannister—offer more than 80 years of combined wisdom. Pastors, parents, counselors, and anyone else involved in youth and young-adult ministry will benefit from these works.

college-press-evangelism-collectionCollege Press Evangelism Collection

Regularly $89.95—get it for $69.95 on Pre-Pub

In Matthew 28:19, Jesus says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” How do Christians respond to the Great Commission? What are the requisites for evangelism? The College Press Evangelism Collection gives you the tools to be “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15). It offers encouragement and insight to Christians who want to become missionaries in their community.

teachers-bible-commentary-seriesTeacher’s Bible Commentary Series

Regularly $49.95—get it for $39.95 on Pre-Pub

This commentary is designed to help teachers reach children and youth in a variety of settings—family, church, day school, the mission field, or anywhere else the Bible is being taught. It directs both experienced and inexperienced teachers to a richer understanding of Scripture, and prepares them to lead students to the Bible’s grand narrative of redemption. It also offers Scripture-memory verses for three age levels.

Equip yourself to raise up the next generation of leaders—pre-order these collections today!

The Upgrade Sale Ends Today!

Logos 5This is it: today is your last chance.

If you don’t upgrade to Logos 5 by midnight (Pacific Time), you’ll miss out on the upgrade sale’s deep discounts—forever.

Upgrade discounts are never going to be this big again, and to get in on your special pricing, you need to upgrade right now.

What are you waiting for?

You know you’re eligible for multiple discounts. You’ve heard all about Logos 5′s powerful tools, innovative datasets, and sought-after resources. You know that upgrade discounts will never be this big again—and that you have just a few hours left.

You’re probably going to upgrade to Logos 5 eventually (and you should—if you wait for the next version, you’re missing out), so why not do so at the best price?

If you haven’t upgraded to Logos 5 yet, it’s time.

Try it 100% risk-free

If you’re still on the fence, here’s how to lock in your savings, risk-free.

  1. Upgrade now to get in on your special discounts.
  2. Set up low, easy payments with an interest-free payment plan.
  3. Get to know Logos 5! If you decide it isn’t for you, we’ll give you a complete refund within 30 days of your purchase.

You have absolutely nothing to lose by upgrading now—and so much to gain.

But you can’t wait any longer, and if you don’t get in on this special opportunity, you’re going to wish you had.

Claim your upgrade discount now at Logos.com/Comparison, or talk through your options at 800-875-6467. We’ll be on the phones until 9 p.m. (Pacific Time), and you can get your online discounts until midnight.

Get the best deal on the library you really want: upgrade right now before it’s too late!