Deals That Keep Giving: 12 Days of Logos Deals Still Available!

12 Days of Logos

Didn’t get what you wanted this Christmas? There’s still time to save up to 47% with the 12 Days of Logos sale!

The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3

The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3Get the comprehensive biblical reference collection—over a dozen of IVP’s award-winning resources for 42% off! The Essential IVP Reference Collection is a compilation of works from some of today’s best biblical and theological scholars. Dive into biblical words and terms with this collection’s incredible dictionaries and studies on New Testament Greek. Get the background commentaries and Bible-reference books that have set the standard in Bible study for over a generation. Wrap your mind around the Bible’s difficult passages with IVP’s Hard Sayings of the Bible, and give visual context to the words you’re reading with the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. You can do all of this, and tons more, with the Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3, now only $109.95!

The NIV Application Commentary: New Testament

NIV Application CommentaryHow do you apply what you’ve learned about Jerusalem, Ephesus, or Corinth to modern life? How do you translate a difficult Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic passage so that it’s clear in today’s terms? NIVAC is different than other application commentaries—it takes you back to the first century to look in depth at the stories, and then forward again to show you how to apply those biblical lessons in today’s world. Let this wonderful commentary do the legwork for you, and focus on building a better biblical understanding. Get NIVAC for only $249.95—that’s 35% off!

Anchor Yale Bible

These are the big guns in biblical scholarship. With over 80 volumes of prestigious scriptural exegesis and translation, drawing on the wisdom of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from around the world, the Anchor Yale Bible has what you need for deeper Bible study. These commentaries, written to the most exacting standards, are a must-have for any serious student of the Bible. And with a payment plan,* now you can get AYB for only $146 per month. Get yours today!

 

These are just a few of the incredible resources still available through the 12 Days of Logos. With unbeatable deals on superb items like the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE), Tyndale Commentaries, John Piper Collection, and much more, the 12 Days of Logos is a one-stop shop for the best in Bible study.

See the whole lineup to get the deal best suited to your needs. But hurry—these deals last only until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on January 2!

*Want to see if you qualify for a payment plan? Call our sales team with any of your questions at 1-800-875-6467.

Last Chance: Win a Full Scholarship for Your MA or DMin!

Earn your degree—free

On December 31, at 11:59 p.m. (PST), entry closes for Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software’s $25,000 Billy Graham Scholarship and $18,000 John Piper Scholarship. The Billy Graham Scholarship covers your MA (Biblical & Theological Studies), and the John Piper Scholarship covers your DMin; no matter what, if you’re among the first 100 students accepted into the MABTS’ spring 2013 semester, you’ll win a partial scholarship of $2,520.

That means you have just six days left to get in on $295,000 in total scholarship funds!

Keep your job and church

Knox’s world-class degree programs let you study the Word without giving up your other commitments. If you pursue your master’s degree, you’ll complete 100 percent of your coursework online, choosing when and where you study. If you decide to earn your doctorate, you’ll learn from some of the world’s leading Bible scholars at up to four classes a year in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; the rest of your coursework you’ll complete from home, on your own time. Either way, you’ll use Logos’ largest, smartest library, Portfolio—a superb academic advantage, yours for the rest of your life.

Last chance to win

Again, entry for all scholarships closes at the end of the day on the 31st. Entering takes just seconds, but the deadline’s almost here. Enter to win your MABTS or DMin today!

Merry Christmas from Logos!

It’s Christmas, and, in the spirit of the season, we wanted to give you a recap of all the free books, giveaways, and contests going on right now!

Win Logos 5 Platinum and a Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro

Ring in 2013 with Logos 5 and a new tablet! To celebrate the Logos 5 launch, we’re giving away five base packages and a Microsoft Surface. Don’t let this one pass you by—all entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm December 31. You can earn more entries by sharing this giveaway on Twitter and Facebook.

Enter now!

Free Book of the Month: Dr. Ryrie’s Articles

Logos gave away a free book every single month in 2012. This month’s free book is Dr. Ryrie’s Articles by Charles Caldwell Ryrie. You’ll get 28 articles, among them:

  • “Is Your Home Scriptural?”
  • “The Necessity of Dispensationalism”
  • “Biblical Teaching on Divorce and Remarriage”

And don’t forget—each month, you have the chance to win a collection. This month it’s the 31 vol. Charles Ryrie Legacy Collection, which normally sells for $299.95.

Head to the Free Book page to get your free book and enter the giveaway.

Free Devotional and Giveaway from Vyrso

Get John Piper’s Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent free on Vryso right now! Even if you didn’t use it as a devotional this year, get it now and use it next December, or read it anytime.

You also have the chance to win Logos 5 Gold from Vyrso. Be sure to enter when you get your free book.

Don’t Miss Out on Any More Freebies!

If you sign up for the Freebies email list, you never have to miss a single giveaway, contest, or free offer! And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus to get all sorts of deals.

Lastly, get a Logos Timeline cover for your Facebook profile on our Twibbon page—check it out.

And, from all of us at Logos, have a very merry Christmas!

Join Us in Reading through the Bible in 2013

The New Year’s the perfect time to recommit to getting into God’s Word. One key to maintaining your commitment is having both encouragement and accountability from the people closest to you.

Faithlife wants to help you make 2013 a banner year. That’s why we’ve created Read the Bible Together. All you have to do is create or join a Faithlife group with others who share your goal. With the free Faithlife Study Bible, your group can read through Scripture with fresh insights from respected biblical teachers like Tim KellerRandy AlcornSean McDowell, Charles Stanley, and others.

3 Reasons Everyone Wants a Bundle

You’ve probably heard about our 19 new book bundles. Full of key titles across all your favorite disciplines, they’re one of the simplest, most valuable ways to start studying what you love.

Let’s take a closer look at why bundles are so valuable.

1. You can choose the topics you love

If you’re looking for a specific study topic, you have 19 different choices. Are you looking to specialize in language studies? Pick up Greek and Hebrew bundles. Want to augment your library with ministry resources? How about a Pastoral Leadership or Counseling bundle? With so many to choose from, you’re bound to find the right collection for your library. Or, if you would rather round out your library, get a Master Bundle, full of every resource from all 19 individual bundles.

2. You save up to 85%!

Through the end of our Christmas sale, you can save up to 75% off individual title prices—or, with a Master Bundle, up to 85%! On top of that, you’ll get a discount for any books you already own. This means if you already own resources in a bundle, you’ll get a deal tailored to your existing library. Don’t wait—prices double after January 2, 2013, when all bundles revert to their regular prices.

3. Your bundles are compatible with Logos 5

From the improved Passage Guide to the sophisticated Clause Search, now you can explore your favorite disciplines with Logos 5’s innovative features. There’s no overlap between the bundles and the base packages—even if you’ve already upgraded to Logos 5, you’ll get hundreds of additional books at near–base package discounts.

Bundles: a valuable addition to your library

These are just three reasons why bundles are such a valuable supplement to your Logos library. Don’t wait—bundle prices double at the end of the day on January 2. You don’t have much more time to get hundreds of new books at rock-bottom prices!

Who Are the Unnamed Prophets in Matthew?

Today’s post continues Logos Talk’s Christmas Bible study. Check back throughout December for more ways to study the birth of Jesus!

As he details the birth of Jesus, Matthew references several prophets and prophecies without mentioning their names:

  • “Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ‘behold, the virgin shall be with child . . .’” (Matthew 1:22–23 NASB)
  • “for this is what has been written by the prophet: ‘and you, Bethlehem . . .’” (2:5–6)
  • “what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ‘out of Egypt I called my son.’” (2:15)

Who are these prophets?

If you’re using Logos 5, finding out is easy: just turn on the speaker labels filter . . .

. . . and see who’s speaking by hovering on the quotation!

And if I click the bullhorn, I can see the Bible Facts entry for that person. Using this tool, it takes seconds to discern the first three unnamed prophets in Matthew’s gospel: Isaiah, Micah, and Hosea, respectively.

But why is this important?

Like Corey said earlier, Matthew has already used God’s history with Israel—his story of redemption—to set the stage for the birth of Jesus. Now let’s see if these prophecies tie into that story.

  • Isaiah: Matthew quotes Isaiah 7:14 (NASB), a message the prophet gave Ahaz, king of Judah. Ahaz was afraid that Jerusalem would fall to her enemies and another king would take the throne God promised to David’s family. Isaiah prophecies that Judah’s enemies will fail; then he speaks of Immanuel. God kept his promise: the enemy nations didn’t overthrow Jerusalem. Now, in Matthew, the promise of Immanuel is fulfilled through Jesus, and Ahaz is part of the story (Matthew 1:9 NASB).
  • Micah: Matthew quotes one of Isaiah’s contemporaries here. In Micah 5:2 (NASB), the prophet says the Lord will send a “ruler in Israel” from Bethlehem. This would be no ordinary ruler, though: Micah says “his goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity,” “he will be great,” and “this one will be our peace.” Again, this isn’t just a sign or prediction; this is God declaring his faithfulness to his people.
  • Hosea: the 11th chapter of Hosea gives us a glimpse of God’s indignation and compassion regarding Israel. God says that Israel will fall to the Assyrians (which it did), but promises to bring them back home, and that he “will not destroy [Israel] again.” This prophecy never explicitly mentions the Messiah, but it does promise redemption to Israel.

So, by looking at these prophecies, I learn a few things:

  1. Understanding Old Testament prophecy helps me understand the New Testament. Each of these snippets that Matthew quotes is a goldmine for understanding God’s relationship to his people.
  2. God’s relationship and promises to Israel are already important in Matthew. I should keep an eye out for these themes in the rest of the book.
  3. God keeps his promises. He is faithful and good and mighty and trustworthy. And using Logos 5, I can use each one of these prophecies as an avenue to knowing God better and knowing his word more thoroughly.

You’ll find all the tools we used today in Logos 5. If you haven’t already, upgrade to Logos 5 and join us as we continue our Christmas Bible study.

All 12 Days of Logos deals good through January 2!

12 Days of Logos!

The 12 Days of Logos sale has come to an end, but this year’s deals have not. All the superb 12 Days deals will be available until 11:59 pm January 2 (PST). With over $800 in possible savings, these offers are too good to pass up. So don’t miss out on your chance to get bargains like:

The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3

Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works (15 vols.)

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NIV Application Commentary: NT

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Don’t miss out—get any and all of these deals before time runs out! With the option of an 18-month payment plan,* Logos products have never been more affordable.

Head over to 12DaysofLogos.com to see all our deals in one place!

And be sure to check out all our other Christmas specials, too.

*18-month payment plans are available only for purchases of $1,900 or more. Call our sales team at 1-800-875-6467 if you have any questions.

Logos 5: Popular Highlights

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

In Logos 5, several features connect us to other Logos users: Community Tags, Community Ratings, sharing with Faithlife Groups, etc. Another community feature, Popular Highlights, appears throughout our resources. This new visual filter reveals how others mark up the text.

For example:

  • Open the daily devotional My Utmost for His Highest.
  • Note the gray underlining, followed by the number of highlights, scattered throughout the book. (A)

Example of popular highlighting in My Utmost for His Highest book

These markers merely show frequently highlighted text in the Logos community; all specific user info is anonymous. You may be encouraged to see the insights others found helpful, or you may wish to disable Popular Highlights.

To hide Popular Highlights in one resource:

  • Click the visual filters icon (A) on the resource’s toolbar.
  • Uncheck Popular Highlights. (B)

Hide popular highlights in one resource

To hide Popular Highlights in all resources:

  • Click the visual filters icon (A) on a resource’s toolbar.
  • Right-click on Popular highlights. (B)
  • Select Do not show in any resources. (C)

Hide popular highlights in all resources

10 Christmas Sermons Just Waiting to Be Preached

Today’s post continues Logos Talk’s Christmas Bible study. Check back throughout December for more ways to study the birth of Jesus!

Christmas is upon us, and it’s a vital time for good preaching. Students are coming home, families are gathering in their hometowns—and more people are pouring into your church. Maybe you’ve planned ahead for all the visitors. Maybe God has blessed your church with faster growth than you expected. Either way, Logos 5’s Sermon Starter Guide makes it easy to brainstorm Christmas sermon (or any sort of sermon) ideas in seconds.

In fact, we can come up with 10 exciting Christmas sermon concepts right now.

5 Passage-Based Christmas Sermon Ideas

Let’s say I want to preach about the birth of Jesus in Matthew 1:18–25. There’s a lot of content here, though—and lots of message ideas. The Sermon Starter helps me identify plenty of clear message ideas.

Clicking any one of these gives me more to go on, and even spawns new sermon ideas. For example, when I click “Angels as God’s messengers,” I see a scriptural overview of the messages angels relay. I can zero in on one of these passages and compare it to the message the angel gives Joseph in Matthew—yet another sermon idea!

And just like that, I have five Christmas sermon ideas to work with:

  1. Just how human was baby Jesus? (Jesus: Humanity theme)
  2. What makes this baby special? (Jesus: Divinity theme)
  3. Did Mary and Joseph see Christmas coming? (Prophecy: Jesus)
  4. God’s message from God’s messengers (Thematic outline on angels)
  5. The true story of Jesus’ birth (thematic outline on Jesus’ birth)

 5 Theme-Based Christmas Sermon Ideas

Now let’s say I want to find some Christmas sermon ideas, but I don’t have a particular starting verse in mind. The Sermon Starter works with themes as well as passages, so I just type in “Christmas.” It suggests the theme of “Jesus: Birth,” which I select.

Wow—plenty of sermon ideas here! The first four ideas link to the Topic Guide, which is an awesome place to see relevant Scripture and background information. The last points to Isaiah 9:6–7, where I could use the Bible Word Study to understand what “Wonderful Counselor,” “Mighty God,” “Eternal Father,” and “Prince of Peace” mean.

This gives me five more starting points for more Christmas sermons:

  1. What is the origin of Advent?
  2. Jesus: God in the flesh
  3. The original Nativity
  4. Star of wonder, Star of light
  5. Four more names for baby Jesus

The Sermon Starter Guide makes it far easier to come up with sermon ideas—and it brings to light some concepts I wouldn’t have thought about otherwise. You’ll find all the tools we used today in Logos 5 Bronze and higher. If you haven’t already, upgrade to Logos 5 and subscribe to the Logos blog as we continue our Christmas Bible study.

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Stuff a Stocking with Bible Study Magazine!

Tired of giving socks and chocolate for Christmas? Wish you had a stocking stuffer that was a little more meaningful?

This year, why not give the gift of better Bible study with a subscription to Bible Study Magazine? For only $19.95, your friends and family will receive a year’s worth of Bible-study insights from scholars, archaeologists, and Bible teachers.

Here’s what’s included in the Jan.–Feb. ’13 issue:

  • A cover story featuring R. C. Sproul. The founder of Ligonier Ministries came to faith in an unexpected way and through an obscure passage of the Bible.
  • An interview with Jim Liske. The CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries shares how the Bible is transforming lives in prisons, revealing a fascinating approach to discipleship.
  • A new eight-week Bible study on the book of Jude.
  • Engaging, in-depth articles on the Gospel of John, including “Truth beyond the Facts” and “The Ironic, Iconic Messiah.”
  • Bible-Study Stategies for Moms: Sherry Surrat, CEO of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), shares how she makes time for Bible study.

Bible Study Magazine makes a great gift for anyone interested in getting into the Word. And it’s easy to give! Go to BibleStudyMagazine.com  and simply enter the gift-receiver’s shipping address. You’ll even have the option of downloading a Christmas card for a stocking stuffer.

Celebrate Christmas with the gift of better Bible study! Gift Bible Study Magazine now!

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