N. T. Wright Collection Ships Soon: Last Chance to Pre-Order!

N. T. Wright Collection (34 vols.

N. T. Wright is one of today’s most important and well-known theologians. His work touches many disciplines—New Testament backgrounds, Pauline scholarship, the doctrine of justification, and much more. Wright was named by Christianity Today as a top theologian, and he is a respected scholar of the New Testament—especially New Testament backgrounds. He’s also known for writing in a style that makes complex scholarship accessible for a large audience.

A few months ago, we announced a project to make 34 of Wright’s books available in Logos. The collection includes 15 books in the For Everyone series, plus volumes on eschatology, the life of Jesus, Scripture, and much more. It also includes the bestselling Simply Christian.

In the next couple weeks, we’ll be putting the finishing touches on this massive collection, which means you have a little more time to pre-order it at a discount. Once it ships, the price will jump. That gives you one last chance to add 34 N.T. Wright books to your library at a phenomenal price, so pre-order it now!

In case you missed it, check out some clips from our recent interview with N. T. Wright:

N. T. Wright in Bible Study Magazine

The May–June 2011 issue of Bible Study Magazine features N. T. Wright. Subscribe in the next two weeks to get the N. T. Wright issue!

Leave us a comment and let us know what titles in the N. T. Wright Collection interest you the most.

Remembering A. W. Tozer

A. W. TozerMay 12 marks the passing of author, pastor, and editor Aiden Wilson Tozer. During A. W. Tozer’s forty-four year ministry, he pastored several churches and wrote more than 40 books. Although Tozer has been gone for 48 years, his words, through his books and sermons, still minister to the world today.

A Few Facts about Tozer

  1. As Tozer was walking home from his job one afternoon, he heard a street preacher say, “If you don’t know how to be saved…just call on God.” When Tozer got home, he did exactly that by going into his attic and praying.
  2. Tozer used an area in his family’s basement to spend time in prayer and meditation. Tozer’s friends say that he spent at least 5 hours a day in prayer by himself without contact with anyone else.  Tozer once said, “As a man prays, so is he.”
  3. After preaching, Tozer often refused to stand at the church door to shake hands with the congregation because in his mind, that was “glad handing people and setting himself up to be flattered and thus self-deceived.”
  4. Tozer served as pastor of Chicago’s Southside Alliance Church for thirty-one years. During his time there, the congregation grew from 80 to 800 members.
  5. The Moody Bible Institute radio station, WMBI, broadcast a weekly radio program from Tozer called “Talk From a Pastor’s Study,” which focused on Tozer’s studies at Southside Alliance Church. Because of these broadcasts, Tozer was asked several times to minister to Chicago-area Bible colleges.
  6. Tozer often quizzed his seven children on what they were reading and created special bedtime stories for them.
  7. In 2007, the A. W. Tozer Theological Seminary was established as part of Simpson University. The seminary offers graduate degrees in Bible and Theology within a “Tozer culture,” in which they strive to honor, respect, and cheer for one another.

What have others said about Tozer?

“If a sermon can be compared to light, then A. W. Tozer released a laser beam from the pulpit, a beam that penetrated your heart. If you have never read Tozer—what are you waiting for? Thirty minutes spent in a Tozer essay is often better than a week at a Bible conference.” —Warren Wiersbe, Bible Teacher

“Tozer lived for and preached Jesus Christ. Contemporary Christians can benefit by discovering—or rediscovering—his writings.” —Franklin Graham, President/CEO, Samaritan’s Purse

“Tozer was a man of incisive words and momentous thoughts. Their forcefulness and acuity make his writing richly rewarding to contemporary readers.” —Christian Reader

“A. W. Tozer’s books reflect a unique blend of genuine piety and downright common sense. He challenged every sort of spiritual pretension while evidencing a devotion to Christ that was every bit as sincere as compelling.” —Charles W. Colson, Author

Explore Tozer’s Words

The fifty-seven volume A. W. Tozer Collection contains books written by Tozer or compiled from his sermons and editorials posthumously. This collection is a great way to discover Tozer’s thoughts on a variety of subjects, read his powerful sermons, follow daily devotions, and look into major themes throughout his books.

Several individual titles from Tozer are also available including:

Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite Tozer book, quote, or sermon!

Win Logos Software + $1K for Seminary or Bible College: Last Chance to Apply!

Seminary ScholarshipYou only have until Tuesday morning, May 10, 2011 to enter our current seminary scholarship and Bible college scholarship giveaway rounds! Apply once per round—but to increase your chances of winning, tell friends and family to apply as well.

Each winner will receive:

  • $1,000 to cover your tuition costs (paid directly to the seminary or Bible college)
  • Logos Bible Software 4 Scholar’s Library, a digital theological library that would cost nearly $8,000.00 in print equivalent

Increase Your Chances of Winning

The more of your friends who apply, the greater chance you have of being awarded a scholarship! At least two people will win, but possibly up to four.
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Dr. Steven Runge Takes Discourse Grammar on the Road

Logos’ own Steven Runge has been invited to share his discourse grammar course at  Wycliffe Hall at the University of Oxford June 28-July 2, 2011.

Discourse grammar is not just for advanced New Testament scholars, but has proven really useful for beginning Greek students and pastors as well! Runge takes complex linguistic ideas and makes them accessible. His cross-linguistic approach focuses on exegesis instead of translation, helping you gain a much deeper understanding of the Greek text. Attention is given to describing the task accomplished by each discourse device. This function-based approach helps to conceptualize what is happening in Greek by understanding how the comparable task is accomplished in another language. If you’ve had a year of Greek and are comfortable working in an interlinear text, then you’ll benefit from attending.
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Enjoy a Free Preview of R. C. Sproul’s John

This week (May 5–May 7, 2011) Logos will be partnering with Ligonier Ministries to offer a free preview of R. C. Sproul’s John. In John, the second volume in the St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series, Sproul deals with the major themes of John’s Gospel with profound insight. Not only does he give perspective into the cultural context and background of John’s Gospel, he also communicates John’s goals for his message, as well as clearly explaining some of its more difficult passages. In addition to being the fruit of a lifetime of scriptural study, John comes from Sproul’s preaching ministry at St. Andrew’s in Sanford, Florida. The St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series adapts Sproul’s sermons for a wider audience. Each of John’s fifty-seven chapters began as a St. Andrews sermon, and as you follow Sproul through John’s Gospel you will be enriched and inspired to a greater depth of devotion to Christ. [Read more...]

5 Suggestions for Observing Good Friday

“It is a very good thing in the Christian life to stand back periodically and look at this great plan. That is why I think it is important to observe Christmas Day and Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and to preach on those days.”Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Today is observed worldwide by a number of different names: Great and Holy Friday, Friday of Lamentation, High Friday, Passion Friday, as well as Long Friday in Scandinavian countries. But we know it in the West as Good Friday. No matter what you call it, this is the day that that the church has commonly recognized and remembered Christ’s crucifixion and death at Calvary.

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Tools for Better Bible Study

Providing challenging tools and methods that help you study the Bible is something Bible Study Magazine aims to do with each issue. Keeping this in mind, we created an “ideas issue”—one we hope will revolutionize the way you read and study the Bible. You’ll find old, perhaps forgotten ideas (lectio divina), ideas you’ve never heard of (Bible study type?), and ideas that have become common phrases and have lost their meaning (context is king).

Here are the “9 Ideas for Better Bible Study,” found in the May–June ’11 issue:

  1. Find Your Bible Study Method:
    The Bible isn’t boring, but does the way we study it make it seem that way? Columnist Johnny Cisneros considers several methods that help us thoughtfully engage the Bible.
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The New and Improved Logos Blog

In case you have missed it, there are some excited changes happening on the Logos blog! Not only does it have a sweet new design and layout, it is sporting some incredibly useful (and user-friendly!) features as well.

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At the top page of the blog you can choose from a list of categories and instantly bring up all past content in a particular topic. Are you interested in reading more stories related to Logos’ culture, plans, and employment opportunities? Simply click on the Company tab and you can see a good picture of what has been happening with your favorite Bible software company. You can also choose from categories like Apps, Community, Products, Training, and Web.

Categories are not the only avenues to experience some of the great content you may have missed. In the sidebar we have featured ten posts that we feel are significant to read again or—if you have missed them—read for the first time. We will periodically be highlighting different posts so make sure to keep your eye on the Featured Posts section.

But that’s not all. There are just so many opportunities to catch content that you may have missed. With a lists of popular posts, recent posts, and posts similar to the one you are currently reading you might find it kind of difficult to tear yourself away!

If you haven’t signed up to get the Logos blog delivered to you, then join over 100,000 people who have subscribed to the Logos blog through our RSS feed, Email, Twitter and Facebook! You do not want to miss out on a single blog post. And here’s why:

  • You are going to be the first to know Logos news!
    There’s a lot happening at Logos—new products, hot deals, company events, software releases, and lots of need-to-know information. The blog is the first place to get the latest on everything about Logos.
  • You will learn about deals you won’t find anywhere else!
    If there’s a sale or special promotion happening, we’ll be talking about it on the blog.
  • You will discover the best tools, tricks, and tips for using Logos!
    By reading the blog, you’ll learn how to get the most out of Logos. The blog features posts written by the people who designed and developed Logos, plus all the other power users who work at Logos and use Logos every day. You’ll also find frequent guest posts from Morris Proctor, the certified trainer for Logos Bible Software.
  • You are going to learn more about the books we sell!
    We love books, and we write about them a lot. If you’re interested in learning more about the books you own (or wish you owned!), make the blog your first stop every morning.

So what are you waiting for? If you have received this in a reader and have yet to visit the new Logos blog, then you owe it to yourself to head over to the Logos blog and see what’s new. You will be glad you did. And while you’re there, leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Save Up to 75% on 64 March Madness Titles!

icc-sale.pngVoting is now over for the 2011 Logos March Madness tournament and all 64 titles from the competition are on sale until April 15!

The competition was tough with over 140,000 votes cast in this year’s tournament. However, a winner has been decided. The 2011 champion is Studies in Christology by Martin Hengel and is now 75% off. Retailing at $84.00, this title is on sale for $21.00 using coupon code LMM2011WIN.

The Acts of the Apostles: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary by Ben Witherington III, came in a close second and is now 60% off. Retailing at $55.00 this title is on sale for $22.00 using coupon code LMM20112ND.

Here are all 64 titles you can save on now. These great savings and coupon codes expire on April 15.

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New from Morris Proctor: A Practical Video Course on Preaching

Preaching. When it’s great, you never want to go home. When it’s poor, your mind wanders and you day dream and suddenly develop keen insights into why so many people skip church.

I often ask, “Does your pastor preach well?” I often get the answer, “My pastor has a real heart for ministry and is a kind and compassionate person.”

This is good, but at the heart of the matter a preacher needs to be skilled at preaching. It is a New Testament prescribed method for building our faith by understanding God through his Word. Everybody knows that good preaching is a good idea, but few make it a priority.

I can think of no single thing that would have greater impact in the local church than absolutely great preaching during that single hour when the majority of the church members are present. With this in mind, I want to endorse Morris Proctor’s practical course on sermon preparation, the I-Beam of Message Building.

Whether you have been preaching for years and just need to revitalize your sermon prep or whether you want to be a better teacher, or perhaps you feel called to ministry but realize you will never be able to go back to school, this is the tool for you.

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