The Great Texts of the Bible Is Shipping Soon

The thirteen-volume Great Texts of the Bible will be shipping soon. It isn’t too late to get these commentaries, essays, and sermons while they are still 40% off of the retail price!

James Hastings, compiler of the Great Texts of the Bible, was a Presbyterian minister, theologian, and editor of many large volumes of Biblical works, including the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.). Hastings’ conducted most of his exhaustive editing work while he pastored. He retired in 1911.

Take a peek under the hood of the The Great Texts of the Bible (20 vols.), to see the incredible content in this collection!

“Is there any reason why we should be afraid of saying that the universal love of Jesus Christ, which gathers into His bosom all mankind, does fall with special tenderness and sweetness upon those who have made Him theirs and have surrendered themselves to be His? Surely it must be that He has special nearness to those that love Him; surely it is reasonable that He should have special delight in those who try to resemble Him; surely it is only what one might expect of Him that He should in a special manner honor the drafts, so to speak, of those who have confidence in Him, and are building their whole lives upon Him.”—St. John 13–21, The Love of Jesus for His Own

“Now we here have the great truth of a suffering Messiah, a suffering Redeemer, brought out in all its fullness as we have it nowhere else in the Old Testament. The details are so striking that we cannot wonder that again and again this passage is quoted in the New Testament, as having its fulfillment in Christ.”—Isaiah, Vicarious Healing

“For what is enthusiasm? It is a Greek word which means the fullness of Divine inspiration. It implies absorbing and passionate devotion for some good cause. It means the state of those whom St. Paul has described as “fervent (literally ‘boiling’) in spirit.” It describes the soul of a man no longer mean and earthly, but transfigured, uplifted, dilated by the Spirit of God.”—Romans 9–16, Outward, Inward, Christward

The Great Texts of the Bible is full of soul-stirring reflections and teaching which stretch across the entire canon of Scripture. You will find lifetime of encouragement within The Great Texts’ 9,700 pages.

Order your copy today, and take advantage of the low Pre-Pub pricing!

Then head over and bid on Hastings’ Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.). It is currently trending at about $30, but with enough orders this thirteen-volume collection can go even lower!

 

Recommended Commentaries: John

Logos Talk’s Recommended Commentary Series highlights some favorite commentaries by Logos academics and the user community.

We Want to Hear from You!

Each week we will post a forum thread asking which commentaries, available from Logos, are your favorites for a specific book in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to let other Logos users know which commentaries you have found valuable in your studies.

John Commentaries

We asked Logos Educational Designer Johnny Cisneros to give us his favorite commentaries on John. Here are a few of his choices in no particular order:

Logos Community Favorites

Here are a few commentaries suggested by Logos users:

This is only a small list of the suggested commentaries for John! For a larger selection of suggested commentaries, visit the forum post.

Do you have a favorite Logos resource on John which isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment. Then jump over to the forum and share your favorite commentaries on Joshua!

Don’t Miss These Recommended Commentaries!

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New Testament

Perseus Returns with Glowing Reviews

Logos just finished shipping the last of the free Perseus Collections. This was no small feat! Our initial offering of the Perseus Collections was wildly successful. Now that we have shipped the last of those orders, we have made the Perseus Collections available again!

What People Are Saying about Perseus

Perseus has created quite a bit of excitement on the Logos Forums, but that’s not the only place you can experience the buzz. Many bloggers have been discussing the value of having these collections available from Logos.

Here are just a few of those reviews:

“Logos has done us all a great big favor by making this available and then they went above and beyond by making sure it was free and integrated. I’m sure you’ll enjoy having these resources.”—Brian LePort

“Good research requires, doesn’t it, source materials.  Too much scholarship is based on references to works that are references to works that are references to works.  Length of bibliography doesn’t guarantee accuracy, however, as sometimes mistakes are simply canonized by constant repetition.  With these tools at hand, authentic research can be done.”—Dr. Jim West

“Now there is a convenient way to do Greek New Testament (and LXX) word studies that not only give you material from other parts of Scripture (or Josephus or Philo or the Greek Pseudepigrapha), but a huge collection of classical literature! This is awesome!”—Nijay Gupta

“I think the material is a wonderful addition to the program and as easy to access and search as all the other resources available in the Logos Bible program, which is the program I use for all my Bible study, Bible reading, and Bible teaching. I’ve also made use of Logos Bible Software in writing my books. In fact, I wouldn’t want to be without the program. It’s made things much easier for me and saved me enormous amounts of time.”—R. P. Nettlehorst

“So by now it should be obvious just how useful having these resources in Logos 4 really is. Once you start adding search features into the equation then the usefulness is increased exponentially.”—Nick Norelli

If you are looking for even more positive reviews, you can check out these blogs as well:

Perhaps you missed out on Perseus the first time around because you weren’t sure how you would use them. While these collections certainly aren’t for everyone, the responses have been overwhelmingly positive. If you have decided you would like the Perseus Collections for yourself, they are available now—and they’re still free!

Don’t Forget about the Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon!

For those who have received their downloads of the Perseus Classics Collection, don’t forget to check out the Liddell Scott Greek-English Lexicon. As we shared on Logos Talk back in September, LSJ has been updated with nearly 200,000 references to the Greek classics in the Perseus Classics Collection. It is the perfect addition to the Perseus Classics Collection. Pick yours up today!

Leave us a comment and tell us about your favorite part of the Perseus Collections.

22 Pre-Pubs in Need of a Push

There are a number of titles on Pre-Pub which are incredibly close to crossing the 100% mark and heading into production. The following twenty-two Pre-Pubs need just a few more orders to nudge them over the line.

Pre-ordering your resources on Pre-Pub is one of the easiest ways to get the books you need at a remarkable value. Many Pre-Pubs are priced at over 70% off their retail price!

So take a few moments and check out these resources. You may find a couple titles you have been on the fence about or even discover some titles you have missed. Either way, ordering them on Pre-Pub will guarantee you are getting a smoking deal.

Old Testament Studies

If your Old Testament studies are feeling a little anemic, why not bulk up by adding one of these resources to your library?

New Testament Studies and Christology

Are you looking to add some new resources to help you get to know Jesus and the New Testament better? Check out these Pre-Pubs:

Reformed and Puritan Studies

Do you enjoy studying the writings of Puritan and Reformed thinkers? Here are a couple strong collections to consider:

Language Studies

If linguistics are more your thing, here are a couple collections featuring grammars, dictionaries, textual criticisms, Aramaic studies, and even an update of the 1919 Chinese Union translation of the Bible.

Miscellaneous Studies

There is something on Pre-Pub for everyone. Here are a few which fall under a number of subjects and categories:

Don’t forget to check the Pre-Pub page often! Faceted browsing allows you to sort Pre-Pubs from newest to oldest, by savings, price, progress, or any number of criteria. You have to agree, Pre-Pubs are a great way to find a bargain on Logos.com.

You can also subscribe to the Pre-Pub RSS feed and receive regular Pre-Pub updates!

Leave us a comment and let us know which Pre-Pubs you are hoping to see cross over.

Recommended Commentaries: Luke

Logos Talk’s Recommended Commentary Series highlights some favorite commentaries by Logos academics and the user community.

We Want to Hear from You!

Each week we will post a forum thread asking which commentaries, available from Logos, are your favorites for a specific book in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to let other Logos users know which commentaries you have found valuable in your studies.

Luke Commentaries

We asked Logos Educational Designer Johnny Cisneros to give us his favorite commentaries on Luke. Here are a few of his choices in no particular order:

Logos Community Favorites

Here are a few commentaries suggested by Logos users:

This is only a small list of the suggested commentaries for Luke! For a larger selection of suggested commentaries, visit the forum post.

Do you have a favorite Logos resource on Luke which isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment. Then jump over to the forum and share your favorite commentaries on John!

Don’t Miss These Recommended Commentaries!

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New Testament

Celebrate Reformation Day with a Reformed Product Guide

It was on this day—494 years ago—a 34-year-old professor and Doctor of Theology nailed ninety-five revolutionary opinions to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

The Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences (95 Theses) was not, as it has often been portrayed, an act of defiance or challenge to religious authorities. Luther intended his theses to provide an opportunity for academic debate and discussion regarding the issue of the Catholic Church’s sale of indulgences—an issue of unrest for Luther.

Indulgences were promises sold by the church in the form of certificates for a full or partial release from the temporary punishment for absolved sins—whether in this life or in purgatory. Though Prince Frederick III the Wise had forbidden the sale of indulgences in Wittenberg, many of the devout were travelling great distances to purchase them. To Luther’s great frustration and sorrow, many of his congregants were presenting their indulgences to him claiming they no longer had to repent of their sins.

Luther wrote his 95 Theses with the intention of inviting scholars into a discussion on indulgences. The subtitle of his theses read, “Out of love and zeal for truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following theses will be publicly discussed at Wittenberg under the chairmanship of the reverend father Martin Lutther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology and regularly appointed Lecturer on these subjects at that place. He requests that those who cannot be present to debate orally with us will do so by letter. In the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”

These theses were nailed to the door of Castle Church facing Wittenberg’s main thoroughfare. Operating as a bulletin board of sorts, the door of Castle Church was a fairly common place to post important notices. With this posting, Luther also sent out a few handwritten comments to select clergy. It was scarcely two weeks before copies made their way throughout Germany—and they spread throughout Europe in less than two months!

Just as the largest flames are started from the smallest of sparks, the dissemination of these theses is known as the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. Many churches and communities throughout the world celebrate October 31 as Reformation Day.

Check Out Logos’ Reformation Resources

In recognition of Reformation Day, Logos is offering a guide of featured books and collections relating to the Protestant Reformation.

The Reformation Product Guide has been split into four sections:

The Reformation Product Guide offers something for anyone who wishes to study the Reformation, including dozens of collections and books by some of the most renowned Reformed theologians as well as detailed histories and biographies about the Reformation and its leaders. Don’t miss out on these great works!

Luther’s Works Now Available for Download!

Luther's Works

Today we are announcing a new partnership with Augsburg Fortress and Concordia to make the 55-volume set of Luther’s Works available for download. This collection had been available in Libronix via CD-ROM for several years, and we’ve received several requests to offer it as a download. Now, we’re thrilled to announce it’s finally a reality.

Even better, for just a few weeks, you can take advantage of special introductory pricing. Normally, this collection retails for $259, but for a limited time, you can get Luther’s Works for only $229. You’ll need to act fast—this price is going up in November!

About Martin Luther

No other person is more closely identified with the Protestant Reformation than Martin Luther. By nailing the 95 Theses to the Wittenberg door, he began a process of renewal which resulted in a profound shift in faith, politics, and society. He has been both praised and vilified, and he continues to influence Christians of all traditions and animate the movement that bears his name.

This collection is the authoritative edition of Luther’s Works. The first half of the set contains Luther’s exposition of Scripture, and the second half contains his letters, sermons, theological treatises, and various other writings. As Jaroslav Pelikan and Helmut Lehmann have written:

[Luther] can provide his reader with bits of autobiography or with political observations as he expounds a psalm, and he can speak tenderly about the meaning of faith in the midst of polemics against his opponents. It is the hope of publishers, editors, and translators that throughout this edition the message of Luther’s faith will speak more clearly to the modern church.

Don’t Miss the Special Introductory Pricing!

With a downloadable version of Luther’s Works, you can begin reading and studying today. Simply add Luther’s Works to your cart, click through checkout, and Logos 4 will begin downloading automatically.

If you’ve been waiting for the download of Luther’s Works, then this is the perfect time to add it to your library—just in time for Reformation Day. But remember, the introductory pricing is going up next month, so download it today!

Dig Deeper with Leading New Testament Scholars

In the Eerdmans New Testament Commentaries Collection (4 vols), four leading New Testament scholars use a variety of study and investigative methods to dig deeper into Scripture:

  • Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul’s Most Famous Letter, by Richard Longenecker, looks at the background of Romans by examining several critical issues like purpose, recent interpretive approaches, setting, and structure.
  • In Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary, author Arland Hultegren gives a verse by verse commentary bringing attention to many interesting features in the epistle.
  • The Gospel of John: A Commentary, by Frederick Dale Bruner, weaves together commentary from church giants like Luther, Calvin, and Augustine—then provides insight and application useful for today’s reader.
  • In The Letter to the Galatians, editor and translator Ian Christopher Levy gathered six medieval commentaries on Galatians that were previously not available in English, translated them, and added comprehensive introductions.

Join these New Testament scholars on their journey of research and reflection on Romans, John, and Galatians by adding the Eerdman’s New Testament Commentary Collection to your Logos library. Be sure to check out this collection while it’s on Pre-Pub for $99.95—that’s over 50% off the retail price!

Find a Goldmine of Biblical Insights in the Daily Treasures Devotional!

Is there a better way to start the day than with an encouraging devotional?  A devotional serves as a reminder to get into the Word daily and guides us to dig deeper into Scripture.

Daily Treasures from the Word of God, on Pre-Pub now for just $12.95, provides daily readings that will take you through every book of the Bible. By the end of the year, you will have read the Old Testament through once and both the New Testament and Psalms twice.

Entries in Daily Treasures from the Word of God address a variety of topics drawn straight from Scripture. You’ll also find practical outlines which work great for personal or group Bible studies and sermon preparation.

Set Your Daily Readings on the Logos 4 Homepage

Not only will Daily Treasures from the Word of God integrate wonderfully with the other resources in your Logos library, but you can also choose to feature its daily readings right on your Logos homepage. You can do your daily reading right from your Logos 4 homepage!

Be sure to check out Daily Treasures from the Word of God while it’s on Pre-Pub for $12.95!

What do you love most about your daily devotions? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Pujols: More Than the Game

Pujols: More Than the Game"Legends are born in October."

In the game of baseball, this saying surfaces every postseason—and rightfully so. For teams playing in October, it means they’re in the postseason and that the 162 regular season games they’ve played over the preceding six months have now put them in contention to be World Series Champions.

Tonight is Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. The American League Texas Rangers have a one-game lead over the National League St. Louis Cardinals, and could clinch the title with a win tonight.

Whether or not you’re following the World Series—or baseball in general—you may have heard about one of the most historic nights in MLB history that happened over the weekend.

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals became only the third player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a single World Series game. The other two? Babe Ruth (twice: 1926 and 1928), and "Mr. October" himself, Reggie Jackson (1977).

Needless to say, Pujols is now in some pretty phenomenal company. But for Pujols, there is more to life than baseball.

More Than the Game

For a man who has now solidified his spot in Cooperstown, eventually to be immortalized in baseball’s Hall of Fame, one thing remains clear—baseball is only a means to an end:

God has given me the ability to succeed in the game of baseball. But baseball is not the end; baseball is the means by which my wife, Dee Dee, and I glorify God. Baseball is simply my platform to elevate Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

After his unbelievable night, Puljos’ game-worn jersey, along with his bat and batting gloves, were quickly authenticated by Major League Baseball to be preserved and admired for generations to come.

As Puljos was giving his post-game interview, it seemed as if the last thing he wanted to talk about was himself—or his performance. Rather, he talked about being blessed to be in the situation and thanked God he was able to contribute to his team’s push for a World Series Championship title.

On and off the field, Pujols remains humble and selfless. Even in the opening sentence on The Pujols Family Foundation website, which he started with his wife, it states that the foundation "exists to honor God and strengthen families through our works, deeds and examples."

Clearly there is more to Pujols than baseball. Learn more now with Vyrso’s special offer!

Offer Ends with the World Series

As we mentioned, the World Series could end tonight, but with a Cardinals win, there could be a Game 7 on Thursday. Either way, get Pujols: More Than the Game now—discounted 80% for the remainder of the World Series!

That means you pay only $4.99!

Take advantage of this deal before this year’s World Series comes to an end!

Do you already have a favorite 2011 World Series highlight? Will Puljos’ three home runs be a story you share for years to come? Did you see Reggie Jackson’s home runs in 1977?

Share your favorite baseball memory or 2011 World Series highlight with us!