Ten Thought-Provoking John Wesley Quotes

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Recently, the John Wesley Collection (29 vols.) was placed on Pre-Pub. Not only does it contain the complete Works of John Wesley and Wesley’s Explanatory Notes for both the Old and New Testaments, but it also includes the authoritative eight-volume Journals of the Rev. John Wesley and an expansive, three-volume biography. To celebrate this awesome collection, I’ve put together ten of my favorite John Wesley quotes:

  1. “Every one, though born of God in an instant, yet undoubtedly grows by slow degrees.” —from a letter in the Works of John Wesley

  • “No circumstances can make it necessary for a man to burst in sunder all the ties of humanity. It can never be necessary for a rational being to sink himself below a brute.” —from Thoughts upon Slavery in the Works of John Wesley
  • “When I was young I was sure of everything. In a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before. At present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me.” —from a letter in the Works of John Wesley
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    Our Best Selling Books on Marriage

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    Here at our headquarters in Bellingham, WA, the sun has just started poking out, tulips are blooming, and love, along with cotton, pollen, and many other allergens, is in the air.

    Hello spring time.

    Spring and summer are the most popular seasons for marriage in our part of the world and we thought it would be helpful to provide some resources for the couples, counselors, and pastors involved in pre-marital counseling.

    We recently went through our entire library of marriage books, grouped them together, and ranked them based on their popularity in the past 15 months.

    A few interesting notes:

    • Because buying a collection gives you the cheapest price-per-book, almost all of our collections outsell individual books.
    • We added many new individual titles in the past year which you may not have seen yet, such as Covenant Marriage by Gary Chapman and God on Sex by Daniel Akin.

    We hope these books will be a source of wisdom and inspiration as you grow in your marriage and encourage new couples to grow in theirs.

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    New Endorsements for the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

    Endorsements and reviews have begun to come in for Ezra and Nehemiah, the first volume to ship in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary. Here are a few:

    “Israel Loken has done a masterful job of producing a commentary on Ezra that is exegetically thorough and theologically sound. He brings a solid biblical emphasis to the literary analysis of narrative literature and has combines the best of modern scholarly research with a profound respect for the text as God’s inspired Word. This volume needs to be in the library of any serious student of the Bible.”

    Dr. Charles Dyer
    Professor-at-Large of Bible
    Moody Bible Institute

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    The Thomas Cranmer Collection on Community Pricing

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    Today’s guest blogger is Richard Wardman, a Logos-using Assistant Pastor from England currently studying for his MTh.

    About Community Pricing

    Community Pricing is a huge gift from Logos to its users, making some classic works available for bargain prices. Some people (like me, at first) might take one look at the chart, containing all kinds of dots, arrows and numbers, and run a mile. But once you’ve taken the time to investigate what it all means, the idea becomes crystal clear: Customers decide what books Logos produce, and what price they’ll pay (If you’re still confused, there is a great explanation of the program on the website)!

    One recent example would be the three-volume Edwin Hatch Collection. When enough people had placed bids to cover production costs the whole thing went for $8 (that’s under £5 for my fellow Pound Sterling friends). Right now it would cost you $39.95 on Pre-Pub (which is still a 56% savings on these books). That’s a huge saving for anyone who got in early under Community Pricing! [Read more...]

    5 Features of the International Standard Version: Now on Pre-Pub

    ISVWe are pleased to announce that The International Standard Version (ISV) is now available on Pre-Pub! Don’t look for a print version, the ISV was created with a digital format in mind, making it an ideal addition to your Logos library.

    The ISV strives for both accuracy and excellence in communication by providing a translation that is “literal-idiomatic.” By seeking a balance between formal and functional equivalence, the ISV attempts to stay as close to the source text as possible without losing its ability to communicate. [Read more...]

    The Trusted Scholarship of Tabletalk: Now on Pre-Pub

    What do R. C. Sproul, D. A. Carson, Jay Adams, Alistair Begg, Michael S. Horton, John Piper, and John MacArthur have in common?

    They’re contributors to one of the world’s top Christian magazines: Tabletalk, which is now on Pre-Pub. Each month, Tabletalk’s contributor list is a veritable who’s who of trusted Christian scholarship. For thirty years Tabletalk has consistently published award winning issues with Christianity’s most trusted thinkers—and now Logos users can have every issue produced between 1989–2010. That’s 265 issues!

    Here’s a quick sample of some recent articles by some of today’s high-profile leaders: [Read more...]

    Camp Logos Live Video Series—Last Chance to Pre-Order!

    Camp Logos is now available as a video series! If you can’t attend Camp Logos, or perhaps you’ve already attended and you need a refresher, then Camp Logos Live is for you.

    For over thirteen years, tens of thousands of Logos users have attended Camp Logos, a 2-day training event hosted by Morris Proctor. From basic features to advanced tools, Camp Logos helps you hone your use of Logos, taking your Bible study to a whole new level. Even if you’re an advanced power user, you’ll come away with new insights, tips, tricks, and tools for using Logos more effectively.

    Now, Camp Logos Live brings Camp Logos to you! This 2-disc set takes Morris Proctor’s training from his seminars straight into your home. That means you can essentially attend Camp Logos from your home or office.

    The Pre-Pub discount ends on Monday, so this is your last chance to get Camp Logos Live at the current price—pre-order it now!

    Discover the Godly Women’s Collection

    We’ve received some honest feedback on why only 7% of Logos users are female. While thinking about how to address this statistic, we’ve come up with some exciting ideas for this year! One way we’re starting off is by offering a special collection of titles focused specifically on women.

    The Godly Women’s Collection (14 vols.) appeals to anyone interested in discovering old and new perspectives of the role of women in the church, involved in various women’s ministry, and curious about what the Bible says about being a godly woman.

    This collection brings together fourteen diverse titles that address various topics and concerns related to women. Authors such as Elizabeth George, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, John MacArthur, Nancy Wilson and many others (both male and female) discuss becoming a godly woman by addressing a variety of areas like:

    • Women in the Bible
    • Complementarian and egalitarian views on women in the church
    • Troubles that women often face
    • Creating a women’s ministry
    • Motherhood
    • Many more!

    This collection is a great way to discover a variety of opinions on the role of women in the church, gain insight on related topics, and learn practical Scriptural ways to address these issues.

    We would love your feedback! How can Logos better serve women in the church? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

    50 Volumes of Ancient Religious Texts on Pre-Pub

    50 volumes of Sacred Books of the East might seem like an odd offering from a Bible software company, but I’m looking forward to this as a valuable addition to my library. Here’s why you might like it, too:

    Bas-Relief in Persepolis

    1. For about 200 years of the biblical timeline, Israel was under ancient Persian rule. Scads of commentaries make observations about various Jewish beliefs and practices that are often seen as influenced by, or even borrowed from, the Persians during this time. Even in the New Testament, the star-following magi may be of Persian origin. Persian influence is discussed in relation to the resurrection and afterlife, judgment, developments in monotheism as well as the kinds of dualism seen in the Dead Sea Scrolls between the ‘Sons of Light’ and the ‘Sons of Darkness’ (with parallels in the theology of the Fourth Gospel). But the writings of the Persians themselves haven’t been available in Logos Bible Software. 8 volumes of the SBE are dedicated to the literature of Zoroastrianism, the religion of ancient Persia. That means with this set, we’ll be able to start linking discussions in commentaries about the Persian influence on Judaism back to the most important source materials, and we’ll be able to read about one of the most ancient monotheistic religions in their own words. [Read more...]

    Revised Edition of the Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament

    A few years back, we released something we called the Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament (see the introductory blog post here). In this resource, we comprehensively listed citations of every form of every word found in the Greek New Testament, broken down by their Louw-Nida classification. We also included glosses of each Louw-Nida “sense”. Since the initial release in 2008, we have included it in the Scholar’s Silver, Gold, Platinum and Portfolio editions.

    We’ve spent some time revising and updating the lexicon. The initial edition of the Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament was based on the NA27 edition of the Greek New Testament, and did not list forms from any other editions. We’ve updated it to use the SBL Greek New Testament (SBLGNT) as its basis, but we are also listing forms from NA27 and Westcott-Hort that are not found in the SBLGNT.

    Why do this? It means that many forms you’ll find in untagged text (e.g. advanced or technical commentaries) will have a destination if you KeyLink from the untagged text into the Lexham Analytical Lexicon. Once you’re in the lexicon you can get to the head entry with a click of the lemma (headword) form in the right-most column.

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