What Makes Platinum So Valuable?

platinumOne of our most popular base packages is Platinum, which gives you all of Logos 5’s advanced tools, as well as a library of 1,370 resources that boasts a print value of more than $28,000. (Thanks to Logos’ bundling discounts, though, you won’t pay anywhere near that much!)

Why it’s special:

With any base package, you get a library that’s integrated with data, smart tools, and a clean, fast interface to access everything. All your books are interconnected, which means more cross-references between books, more valuable original-language data, and more relevant results in the reports you run—the Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, Bible Word Study, and more.

Platinum shines because of the terrific resources it adds to your library. Here are just a few:

A Greek–English Lexicon of the New Testament (BDAG), 3rd ed.

“It goes without saying that all scholars and students of early Christianity will profit from BDAG and will want to own a copy of this fine new edition.”
Review of Biblical Literature, October 2002, by John T. Fitzgerald, University of Miami

“It is without doubt the best tool of its kind that exists in any language, and the present edition is decidedly superior to the earlier ones.”
Bryn Mawr Classical Review, June 2001, by Jerker Blomqvist, Department of Classics, Lund University

“In all, an excellent alternative format with distinct advantages that many will prefer to the print version.”
Religious Studies Review, April 2003, by Michael Holmes, Bethel College

Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testament

lenskis-commentary-on-the-new-testament“A great work of exegesis, every page the result of long meditation, based on rich scholarship, warm with holy reverence for the Word of God.”
Moody Monthly

“Lenski is one of the most helpful commentators on the New Testament you’ll find—especially for his knowledge of the original Greek text. No serious exegete should neglect his insights.”
The Discerning Reader

“A conservative, very extensive and generally helpful exposition based upon an exegesis of the Greek text. Armenian in doctrine, maintains a rigid approach to Greek grammar, and follows an amillennial interpretation of eschatology. Exceedingly helpful background material and abounds in good preaching values.”
—Cyril Barber, The Minister’s Library

Charles Simeon’s Horae Homileticae Commentary

“[Horae Homileticae] is the best place to go for researching Simeon’s theology. You can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible. . . . What Simeon experienced in the word was remarkable. It is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at carefully.”
—John Piper, Desiring God

“One can easily find suggestive and practical helps in the preparation of sermons, devotional talks, young people’s messages, prayer meeting talks, Sunday School lessons and personal Bible study. The study of these outlines will contribute greatly to expository preaching.”
Bibliotheca Sacra, B.B. Siegel

“If Wilberforce is the most famous evangelical layman in the Church of England, then Simeon is the most famous evangelical clergyman.”
Who’s Who in Christian History

Get the best price: upgrade to Platinum now!

Don’t miss your chance to upgrade to Platinum at the best price! Right now, you can combine your custom upgrade discount with a Dynamic Pricing discount (which reflects the titles you already own), and you can even break up your payments with an interest-free payment plan.

Check out your custom upgrade discount, and upgrade to Platinum today!

Get 75% Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

TopProduct-July-Blog-400x400Right now, you can use coupon code BOICE2014 to get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries for 75% off—that’s $300 in savings!1

James Montgomery Boice was senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also president and cofounder of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the parent organization of The Bible Study Hour, on which Boice was a speaker for more than 30 years.

Why people love this set

No matter where you turn in this 27-volume series, you’ll find powerful content written from a pastoral perspective. Here’s what people are saying:

“Dr. Boice’s commentary series is a treasure for the church and for her pastors. No expository preacher can afford to be without it.”
—R.C. Sproul

“I praise God for the extraordinary ministry of James Montgomery Boice—a compelling preacher, a profound theologian, and a champion for the truth of God’s Word. . . . His expository commentaries are an enduring treasure for the church, with clear explanations of the biblical text and practical applications for healthy Christian discipleship.”
—Philip Ryken, president, Wheaton College

“Most sermons do not read well as books or commentaries. James Boice’s sermons are a notable exception. They contain no pyrotechnics and no clever rhetorical flourishes, simply good, solid exposition and sound application. For myself, I have found his work on the Psalms especially to be extraordinarily helpful.”
—Paul Woolley, professor of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary

Still not convinced? Take a look at the reader reviews.

Powered by Logos’ research tools, this set makes an excellent resource for sermon prep. You and your congregation will reap the benefits of Boice’s experience and wisdom.

Don’t miss out: get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries today, use coupon code BOICE2014 at checkout, and save $300!

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Get 23% Off the Gospel according to the Old Testament Series

gospel-according-to-the-old-testament-seriesIf you’re studying Jesus’ background, life, and significance, it’s important to know how the Bible fits together as one unified story. One of the best ways to do that is to supplement your Bible reading with the writings of expert scholars.

Know the entire story of Jesus

The Gospel according to the Old Testament Series shows you how the Old Testament finds its fulfillment in the gospel of Jesus Christ—not just in occasional Messianic prophecies, but in the OT’s essential message. You’ll look at the Joseph story, the books of Judges, Zechariah, Hosea, and Daniel, the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Old Testament presentation of Israel’s worship, and far more.

As D.A. Carson puts it:

“One of the most urgent needs of the church is to grasp how the many parts of the Bible fit together to make one ‘story line’ that culminates in Jesus Christ. This series of books goes a long way to meeting that need. Written at a thoughtful but popular level, it deserves wide circulation.”

The series’ exegetically grounded exposition shows how all Old Testament doctrine and drama is about Christ, even when he’s not on stage.

Logos brings you far beyond the texts themselves. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and original-language texts, and important theological, exegetical, and redemptive-historical concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. You’ll be able to perform powerful searches by topic and find out what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about Old Testament typology, the apostolic hermeneutic, redemptive-historical interpretation, and more.

Pre-order it today and get 23% off!

For just a little while, you can pre-order the Gospel according to the Old Testament Series for 23% off! It’s shipping on July 9, though; after that, the price will go up.

Get the best price: pre-order yours today!

Last 3 Days: Get 15% Off a New Base Package!

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This is your last chance to save 15% on Logos 5 during the new base package sale! If you’re thinking about getting Logos 5, it’s important that you do so right away. Just use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW and you’ll save 15% on a brand-new base package.

You’ll get the most useful, in-depth commentaries, lexicons, language and grammar tools, and more. You’ll get a suite of powerful study tools that help you learn more, faster. And, with our bundling discounts and your 15% discount, you’ll know you’re getting an outstanding value.

Instead of spending extra time and money to put together a collection piece by piece, you can pick from our carefully curated base packages—all at 15% off!

On a budget? No problem

Logos-5A payment plan makes the library you want more affordable by spreading out the payments in easier-to-manage chunks. (You’ll never pay interest, either!)

What’s more, for every purchase over $1,900, we’re offering extended plans: you can choose any of the largest Logos 5 packages, start using it today, and spread your payments out over 12–24 months.

Start using your dream library right now: pick out your Logos 5 base package, and then set up an interest-free payment plan at checkout.

There’s no more time!

At the end of the day on Monday, June 30, coupon code GETLOGOSNOW will expire. But right now, you can still get a new Logos 5 base package at the best price. As always, your purchase is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Don’t miss your chance! Use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW and get 15% off your new base package.

20+ Deals for Canada Day!

CanadaDay_BlogHeader_400x400Why celebrate for just one day when you can celebrate for over a week? Canada Day’s just around the corner, and we’ve got 20+ resources on sale through July 7!

Here are a few highlights:

Continental Commentary Series

Regularly $599.95get it for $324.99 (that’s $274 off!)

The 19-volume Continental Commentary Series brings some of the best German and French biblical scholarship to the English-speaking world. From Claus Westermann’s commentary on Genesis to Hans-Joachim Kraus’ commentary on the Psalms, these volumes give you fresh translations, detailed commentary, and rigorous theological assessment.

TheWorksofJohnWesley_29V-LRJohn Wesley Collection

Regularly $249.95get it for $115.95 (that’s $134 off!)

The 29-volume John Wesley Collection gives you all of Wesley’s theological works, including the four-volume Explanatory Notes upon the Old and New Testaments, plus his journals, essays, letters, sermons, grammars, psalms, hymns, and addresses. Those familiar with the Thomas Jackson edition of The Works of John Wesley know that it’s missing important parts of Wesley’s journals; the Logos edition contains the authoritative, unabridged eight-volume journals.

G.K. Chesterton Collection

Regularly $179.95get it for $89.98 (that’s 50% off!)

G.K. Chesterton was an apologist, novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet, known for his wit, theological acumen, and pointed cultural critique. The 11-volume G.K. Chesterton Collection assembles his most important theological and apologetic works, including Orthodoxy (Chesterton’s best-known work), Heretics, and much more. You’ll also get essays on travel and social trends.

These aren’t all the products on sale! Check out the full list, and pick up your favorites today.

How Do You Use Logos: Dave Moser

Dave MoserToday’s guest post is from Dave Moser, an MDiv student at Westminster Theological Seminary who blogs about Christ-centered Bible study at Armchair-Theology.net.

The sermon process begins with the Bible and ends in the heart.

Every preacher is different. Some are counselors; others are theologians. Some have trouble discerning the meaning of the text; others have trouble applying the text to the heart. I’m in the latter class: I love the truth of God’s Word, but I’m often unsure how to help it speak to others.

Here’s the three-step process I use in Logos to jump-start application:

The basic idea is to search all my counseling, discipleship, and Christian-living books for the passage I’m preaching on, so I can see how all the authors in my library apply it to everyday life.

Step 1: create an “application” collection

Logos allows you to group your library based on rules. If I want to add all my counseling resources to a collection, I can just type “subject:counseling”—the collection will contain every book I own on the subject. Here’s the rule I developed for my application collection:

subject:(discipleship, “christian life”, “pastoral care”, counsel, “spiritual growth”, sanctification, formation, holiness) OR (title:grow ANDNOT title:church)

I’m including books on counseling, discipleship, and Christian living because those are the books that deal with practical, everyday issues.

Here’s what it looks like in Logos:

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That’s 273 relevant books I can search to better connect with my audience!

To learn more, check out the collections tutorial on the Logos wiki.

Step 2: add the application collection to the Passage Guide

The Passage Guide is the one of Logos’ most helpful tools. It brings up all your commentaries on a given passage, shows you related images, and provides a lot of additional information.

You can modify the passage guide to 1.) include any collection you’ve created and 2.) show only results from that collection. Here’s part of what my application collection returns for Rom. 6:1–14:

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Every time I run my Passage Guide, I’ll be greeted with a similar list showing every place my passage shows up in my application resources.

For further reading, visit the Customizing the Passage and Exegetical Guides tutorial.

Step 3: apply the passage

Now it’s time to use these resources. Logos has all my matching books open to the right pages, so I can see all the ways my passage connects to day-to-day life. Here’s a sample:

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In just a few moments, I’ve learned how this passage can be powerful in the lives of:

  • Perfectionists
  • Addicts
  • Judgmental Christians
  • People considering divorce
  • Victims of abuse stuck in negative behavioral patterns

And that’s just the beginning. I never would have thought of all these application points on my own.

Not only did I find potential points of contact with my audience’s lives—if you look in the bottom left of the screenshot, you’ll notice that I also found a few great quotes and a hymn that pertains to the passage.

Now I have tons of ways to connect the Bible to my listeners. I can season the sermon with lines like, “If you’ve been dealing with an addiction . . .” or “If something’s hurt you and you feel like you can’t get out of a rut . . .,” and people will start to recognize just how relevant this passage is to their lives.

This quick search helps me do more effective ministry.

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If you aren’t using Logos 5, you’re missing out. Right now, you can get a custom discount on a Logos 5 upgrade—get yours today!

3 June Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

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Each month, we put a wide selection of resources on sale, allowing you to pick up items you’ve been wanting for a fraction of the regular price. This month, we’ve got some huge discounts available—but you don’t have much time left!

Here are three deals you don’t want to miss:

qumran-biblical-dead-sea-scrolls-database1. Qumran Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls Database

Regularly $179.95get it for $87.95 (that’s 51% off!)

The biblical Dea Sea Scrolls have had a profound impact on our understanding of the development and transmission of the Hebrew Old Testament, but traditionally they’ve only been available in expensive, hard-to-navigate print volumes. With the morphologically tagged Logos editions, everyone can access this biblical treasure trove.

2. Hudson Taylor Collection

Regularly $239.95get it for $109.95 (that’s 54% off!)

The Hudson Taylor Collection gives you a portrait of the life and works of this great missionary. You’ll get his devotional and autobiographical works, a biography of Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission by his family and fellow laborers, Marshall Broomhall’s stirring biography The Man Who Dared, and an edited volume of addresses from Hudson Taylor and other prominent nineteenth-century evangelists, including D.L. Moody, J.A. Broadus, and Henry Clay Trumbull.

bh-church-growth-collection3. B&H Church Growth Collection

Regularly $299.95get it for $208.95 (that’s 30% off!)

For decades, churches have wrestled with declining membership and waning cultural engagement. Young adults have left the church, more and more people sleep in on Sundays, and for many the gospel seems irrelevant and unfocused. In the face of mounting challenges, how can the church continue to effectively, compassionately carry out the mission of God in a broken world? The books in the B&H Church Growth Collection confront the central challenges that hinder evangelism and impede vital growth.

These aren’t all the resources on sale this month—check out the full list, and pick up your favorites before these deals expire!

How to Get Your Dream Library on the Budget That’s Right for You

Logos-5You’re probably keeping an eye on expenses. And big-ticket items, no matter how vital or how good the deal, can seem tough to budget for—that is, when you purchase them all at once.

The solution? Smaller payments!

We introduced payment plans to address this very problem. They let you break up your payments into easy monthly chunks, interest-free.

We recently dropped the threshold for 18-month payment plans down to $900—that’s $1,000 less than it used to be! What’s more, with purchases over $1,900, you can now spread out payments over up to 24 months.

What does this mean for you?

Let’s say you want to purchase Gold on a payment plan. Normally, you’d probably put it on a 12-month plan, and your payments would be $134/month. Now you can opt for an 18-month plan, and your monthly payments will drop to just $91!

It gets better. If you went with a 24-month payment plan, you’d be able to get Platinum for just $4 more a month! Who wouldn’t take that deal? You’d be getting a library worth $28,000 in print for just a few extra dollars each month. Or you could stick with Gold and add a few bundles or commentaries—as long as the cost ends up being $1,900 or more, you qualify for a 24-month plan.

And those are the monthly costs before your upgrade savings! On top of a payment plan, right now you can also save with your custom upgrade discount. The best part? When you upgrade with a payment plan, you lock in your custom upgrade discount, which won’t be around forever. This way you get to 1.) claim your savings right now, before they expire, and 2.) set up budgeting on your own terms.

So why not find out how big a discount you qualify for, and then break up your bill into easy payments? Don’t wait to study God’s Word—you can start using Logos 5′s smart, intuitive tools today.

Upgrade to your dream library

If you’ve been on the fence about upgrading to a Logos 5 base package, now’s the perfect time to get equipped. Take advantage of the payment plan that’s right for you—lock in your custom upgrade discount right now.

Get $100 Off Spurgeon’s Works for His 180th Birthday

spurgeonCharles Spurgeon was born on June 19, 1834—180 years ago today. Learn from his legacy: use coupon code SPURGEON180 to take 20% off the Charles Spurgeon Collection. If you don’t already own any volumes in the collection, that’s $100 in savings!

Spurgeon’s road to the pulpit

When Spurgeon was 15, a snowstorm forced him to take refuge in a Primitive Methodist chapel. There he heard the passage that began his walk with God: Isaiah 45:22.

He was baptized soon after, and started teaching Sunday school. In the winter of 1850–51, he preached his first sermon. When Spurgeon was only 19, he was invited to preach at London’s famous New Park Street Chapel—at the time, the largest Baptist congregation in London. He quickly became a household name, and people traveled to hear him preach.

Persisting through trials

Along with fame came criticism. His preaching was plain-spoken and direct; not everyone appreciated his style. But, despite negative remarks, Spurgeon kept on preaching and impacting thousands.

By the end of 1856, though, tragedy stuck: while Spurgeon was preaching, someone in the crowd yelled “Fire!” The ensuing panic and stampede left several dead, and Spurgeon was devastated. The event had a deep influence on the rest of his life: he struggled with depression for many years, and even spoke of being brought to tears for no apparent reason.

But still his preaching ministry continued.

In 1861, Spurgeon’s congregation moved to the newly constructed Metropolitan Tabernacle, which seated 5,000 people and offered standing room for another 1,000. In addition to his preaching, Spurgeon founded the Stockwell Orphanage, which continued in London until it was bombed in the Second World War. (The orphanage became Spurgeon’s Child Care, which still exists today.)

Spurgeon continued to suffer from depression, in addition to a combination of rheumatism, gout, and Bright’s disease. Yet he kept preaching through June 7, 1891, less than eight months before his death.

Charles Spurgeon left a lasting impact not only on the people around him, but also on all of us who—years later—have learned from his insight.

Learn from his legacy: get $100 off his works

The Charles Spurgeon Collection gives you 86 volumes of Spurgeon’s commentaries and lectures, his autobiography, The Sword and the Trowel, and much more. It’s a terrific way to learn from his many years of teaching and pass his wisdom on to generations to come.

Learn from Spurgeon’s legacy: use coupon code SPURGEON180 and get $100 off the Charles Spurgeon Collection today!

 
P.S. Want more Spurgeon? For a limited time, you can pre-order the nine-volume Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters for over 40% off!

Get a Free Book through Community Pricing!

If you want to get amazing prices on classic resources, you can’t go wrong with Community Pricing. It’s one of the best ways to get a great deal—we’ve seen some savings of over 90%!

Check out this quick video to see how easy it is:

The cool part: your Community Pricing bid helps get more resources into Logos, and therefore helps more people discover the books they (and you) love. What’s more, there’s no risk—you can cancel your bid at any time, and your card isn’t charged until the resources ships. (We’ll even send you a reminder first.)

Try it out and get a book for free!

paul-a-servant-of-jesus-christTo help spread the word about Community Pricing, we’re giving away F.B. Meyer’s Paul: A Servant of Jesus Christ!

Here’s how to get it: simply place your bid, and—if your bid is at or above the closing price—you’ll get the book for free when it becomes available for download.

Why give away a book? Simple: because we want you to give Community Pricing a try. It’s a risk-free way to get amazing deals—check it out, get your free book, and decide for yourself!

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