Can a Commentary Be Technical and Accessible?

baker-exegetical-commentary-on-the-new-testamentTime is running out to save on the recently reconfigured 17-volume Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Save over 30% when you get this series today!

Frequently, commentaries lean toward one of two extremes: technical exegesis or accessible exposition. The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament seeks to bridge that divide with this exciting commentary set on the New Testament.

The first volume on Philippians, published in 1992, was authored by Moises Silva and received critical acclaim. It was soon followed in 1994 by Dr. Darrell Bock’s commentary on Luke 1:1–9:50, which quickly became accepted as a seminal work for anyone wishing to study this Gospel.

In short, the BECNT series has proved that a commentary set can be both technical and accessible.

With each additional volume, it consistently maintains a high level of scholarship while still being one of the most favored reference works for the layperson, pastor, or scholar. Baker has succeeded in its mission to provide detailed, technical analysis in a manner that is both readily accessible to the layperson and immensely helpful for those looking to deepen their understanding of the biblical text.

BECNT now includes 1–2 Thessalonians

The most recent addition is to the BECNT is Jeffrey Weima’s treatment of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Stanley E. Porter—president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College—has this to say about this volume:

Weima has written a full and authoritative commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians that readers will want to consult regularly and frequently. . . . One of the most appealing features of the commentary is Weima’s interpretation within the context of ancient epistolary structure, rather than the all-too-frequently-used rhetorical analysis. Weima sets the stage for his exegesis and exposition of each section by laying out the literary character and shape of the unit to be discussed. He also provides a detailed and helpful introduction to the commentary that emphasizes the historical background of these letters. Weima shows awareness of the current debate on a wide range of issues in Thessalonians research, while also ably defending traditional positions regarding authorship, interpretation, and even text-critical matters.

Get the best deal with Dynamic Pricing

One of the best parts of purchasing Logos products is that you never pay for your books twice. With Dynamic Pricing, you can upgrade from previous versions of this collection and get the new volumes at an incredible price.

Plus, when you own the 17-volume set, you’ll qualify for a great price on future volumes once they’re added to the set. For example, if you own the 16-volume set, you can get 1–2 Thessalonians for only $32.39 with this month’s top-product discount!

Hurry, this discount is only available through March: save on the 17-volume Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament today!

Get More out of Your James Study

lexham-press-james-bundleWe love creating unique resources to help you study the Bible.

In the latest issue of Bible Study Magazine, we featured the book of James. And to help you maximize your study of this letter, we’ve put together the Lexham Press James Bundle. You can get all the resources you need to study the book of James and share its message.

Purchased individually, these volumes would cost almost $100.00, but you can get the whole bundle for only $64.95that’s more than 30% off!

Improve your understanding of James

Let’s take a look at how these resources equip you to get the most out of James.

James contains more than twice the average amount of imperative commands compared to other books of the Bible. These commands give us a glimpse into his concern for the early church—and they give us practical instruction for living out the gospel. James 1:19–20 is one example of this practical advice. James: Simply the Gospel from the Not Your Average Bible Study series provides us with reflective questions to consider as we are shaped by the transformative power of Scripture:

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In William Varner’s To Love God and to Love Others: A Devotional Commentary on James, we can begin to understand the relationship between James 1:19–20 and the themes of the entire letter:

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From Varner, we learn that James 1:19–20 could be viewed as a sort of table of contents for the rest of the letter. Varner goes even deeper into the themes of James in his Evangelical Exegetical Commentary volume on the letter:

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Steve Runge’s High Definition Commentary: James examines the linguistic and literary clues in the text to help us fully understand what James is communicating. These important concepts are highlighted with creative illustrations:

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Please note that High Definition Commentary: James is currently on Pre-Pub—once it’s available, it will download immediately.

Get all of these resources on James today!

If you’re working through James, the Lexham Press James Bundle will help you get the most out of this immensely practical book. Separately, these resources would cost almost $100.00, but you can get them for over 30% off in this bundle.

Get the Lexham Press James Bundle, and maximize your study of James today!

How to Become a Sermon Architect

mobile-ed-cm103-invitation-to-biblical-preaching-ii-preaching-biblical-sermons“Building a sermon is kind of like being an architect,” says Dr. Kent Edwards. “[If] you travel around the world, you’re going to see that there are many different styles of buildings. . . . Architecture is remarkably different, but there [are] certain basic rules that every architect has to follow. If they ignore those rules, the buildings will collapse.” Preachers are like architects in this way, says Edwards. “There’s no universal way to organize a sermon, but there are principles that have to be followed.”

In this clip from CM103 Invitation to Biblical Preaching II: Preaching Biblical Sermons, Dr. Kent Edwards describes one of these essential principles that every sermon must follow:

To get more training from Dr. Edwards on how to preach effectively, order his courses Invitation to Biblical Preaching I & II, or get them at a discount as part of the Preaching and Discipling Foundations Bundle.

One Week Only: Take 69% Off Baker’s New Testament Commentary

bakers-new-testament-commentaryWith four out of the twelve volumes earning the Gold Medallion Evangelical Book of the Year award, William Hendriksen and Simon J. Kistemaker’s Baker’s New Testament Commentary has earned the acclaim of Reformed and evangelical scholars and pastors.

Composed for those who want quality evangelical scholarship communicated with clarity, these volumes cover every book of the New Testament with fresh translation, verse-by-verse comments and applications, critical notes on the Greek text, and chapter summaries.

For one week only, you can get the entire 12-volume series for 69% off! Regularly $159.95, this limited-time discount gives you the whole set at just over $4 a volume.

A commentary series of this caliber isn’t available at this price point very often. As The Reformed Review stated about this series, “If you do not own them, you should—that is, if you are a serious student of Scripture.”

This opportunity to get respected evangelical commentary on the New Testament at 69% off only lasts until Monday, March 30.

Add acclaimed evangelical scholarship to your biblical studies: get this series today!

3 Easter Resources You Don’t Want to Miss

logos-easter-sale-2015This Easter, build your Logos library and save over 40% on top resources!

Choose from acclaimed volumes of the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT); John Stott’s iconic best seller, The Cross of Christ; and more.

See everything on sale this Easter!

Reference top scholarship

This revolutionary commentary has set the standard for biblical scholarship for decades, hailed as an authoritative guide to Scripture.

the-new-international-commentary-on-the-new-testament-gospels-and-actsDuring the Easter sale, take over 30% off and get all the NICNT volumes covering Jesus’ birth, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection in the Gospels and Acts bundle.

Christianity Today heralds the NICNT as “a highly informed, refreshing, stimulating, and rich commentary that will make excellent reading for both scholars and layperson.”

Add the NICNT Gospels and Acts to your library today!

Dialogue with Scripture and study atonement

the-cross-of-christJohn Stott’s masterful examination of Christ’s crucifixion explores a crucial question: Why should an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust be the emblem of our worship? In The Cross of Christ, Stott reveals, with great warmth and insight, the meaning of the Cross. D.A. Carson had this to say about this best-selling title:

There are not many ‘must read’ books—books that belong on every minister’s shelf, and on the shelves of thoughtful laypersons who want a better grasp of what is central in Scripture—but this is one of them.

Get this resource today for over 25% off!

Study the Resurrection

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Purchase the NICNT Gospels and Acts and The Cross of Christ, and you’ll get this resource (a $39.95 value) free—just add all three resources to your cart and get your free copy today.

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Check out all the deals you can get this Easter!

New Logos March Madness Deals: Save 45% on 75+ Resources

Round 4 of Logos March Madness just ended, and four more authors have been eliminated from the competition—but that means there are 75+ new resources on sale! Now you can save 45% on select works by N.T. Wright, Darrell Bock, A.W. Tozer, and G.K. Beale.

Save 45% on the following resources:

Visit the deals page on to see all the round 4 discounts.

The Final Four is here!

There are only four authors left in the competition. Here are this year’s Final Four matchups:

  • J.I. Packer vs. Leon Morris
  • D.A. Carson vs. Douglas Moo

Don’t forget to place your votes for your favorite two authors—this round’s winners will face off in the championship, which means their selected works could be on sale for 75% off!

Voting ends March 24 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)—vote for your favorite authors now!

BibleTech to Showcase Logos 6’s Innovations

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To create Logos 6, developers, scholars, and linguists all pitched in to solve problems, leverage data, and prepare the software for other cultures. And many of them will be presenting their most innovative work at this year’s BibleTech conference.

Here are four speakers you’ll hear from at BibleTech:

  1. Factbook is one of Logos 6’s most popular tools. Software developer Tom Philpot will talk about some of the critical challenges our development team faced in implementing it, and he’ll discuss the future of this exciting feature.
  2. Sean Boisen’s talk, “Seeing the Big Picture: Visualizing the Bible Data,” will discuss the ways that Logos datasets can be visually explored. He describes it like this:

    For many people, Bible study is about closely and carefully reading small portions of the biblical text. But growing quantities of Bible data, together with data visualization techniques, are creating new opportunities to literally ‘see the big picture’ of the Bible. These approaches uncover larger patterns that can both provide insight and direct personal study. This presentation will review the many datasets that Logos has developed and demonstrate how they offer new ways to visualize the Bible.

  3. Dr. Steve Runge, scholar-in-residence of High Definition Commentary fame, will discuss low-tech tools and strategies that can improve and simplify grammatical analysis and prevent Bible scholars from being overwhelmed by too much detail from advanced original-language databases.
  4. Rick Brannan made a tremendous contribution to the datasets in Logos 6. He’ll be speaking on the localization of these datasets—you’ll get a unique perspective on the information you use daily in your software.

Come hear these and 22 other riveting talks about the intersection of the Bible and technology at BibleTech.

There are only a few tickets still available: reserve your spot today!

Why You Should Get These 3 Expanded Series

We’ve recently expanded and compiled three new series—and until April 2, you can take more than 33% off each of these collections!

Get commentaries on Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, critical studies on Paul’s writings, and introductions to the philosophical background of modern theological conversation—all at steep discounts.

Here are three reasons you’ll love each of these series:

Paul in Critical Contexts Series (8 vols.)

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  1. Get in on the most recent conversations on Paul in postcolonial, gender, and power contexts—and see the Bible’s interpretation in the world today.
  2. Study Paul’s writings one book at a time (Romans, Philemon, Galatians, 1 Thessalonians, and more) from modern sociocultural lenses.
  3. Get a 33% discount—just use coupon code PCCS15 before April 2.

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Eerdmans Interventions Series (7 vols.)

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  1. Introduce yourself to modern philosophers such as Žižek, Heidegger, and Hauerwas, as well as philosophical movements such as naturalism and scientific realism.
  2. Understand how these philosophies underlie academic and popular contexts, from biblical interpretation to philosophical apologetics to contemporary social issues.
  3. Save 33% when you use coupon code INTS33 before April 2.

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Classic Commentaries and Studies on 1 & 2 Thessalonians (21 vols.)

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  1. Get access to a number of rare commentaries, including Puritan minister John Jewel’s exposition on the Thessalonian letters, Samuel Hick’s sermon on sanctification, and the Westminster New Testament’s Thessalonians and Corinthians volume by Robert Mackintosh.
  2. Explore studies on Thessalonians that provide a wide array of material—theology and doctrine, Greek exegesis, devotional application, preaching illustrations and aids, sociohistorical background, and more.
  3. Take 35% off this commentary until April 2 with coupon code CCS12TH33 at checkout.

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Want bigger discounts? If you own any of the volumes in these collections already, you qualify for a Dynamic Pricing discount, so you’ll only pay for those volumes that are new to you.

And to make these series even more budget friendly, you can add these to payment plans and download them today for a low monthly rate.

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Studying Paul’s Letters with Mobile Ed

mobile-ed-pauls-letters-bundlePaul’s letters are among the most beloved books of the Bible. Their balance of both deep theological insights and practical advice makes them invaluable resources for the church today.

In the Mobile Ed: Paul’s Letters Bundle, leading experts like Dr. Douglas Moo and Dr. Lynn Cohick walk you through these important letters. They describe the historical background and Paul’s purpose in writing each letter, explore the key themes Paul addresses, and explain how to best apply these important letters to our lives today.

These seven courses cover eight of Paul’s letters:

The Pastoral Epistles

In NT225 Survey of the Pastoral Epistles, Dr. Kenneth Waters surveys 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. He reviews seven major themes from these letters and looks at the question of who Timothy and Titus were. Dr. Waters places the letters in the context of Paul’s travels outlined in the book of Acts and discusses Paul’s purpose in writing them.

Galatians and Ephesians

In NT341 Book Study: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, Dr. Douglas Moo talks about who the Galatians were. He walks through the text, highlighting major themes and showing how you can apply this letter in your life. Dr. Lynn Cohick provides a passage-by-passage analysis of Ephesians in NT343 Book Study: Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. In addition to providing in-depth analysis of well-known passages like Paul’s exhortation to “put on the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11), she takes a close look at the special topics of household codes and marriage in the first century.


The bundle includes two courses by Dr. Robert Sloan, both on Paul’s letter to the Philippians. In NT344 Paul’s Theology and the Letter to the Philippians, Dr. Sloan provides a brief overview of major themes in Paul’s theology as a whole and shows where those themes are present in Philippians. In NT345 Book Study: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, he walks through the letter in detail, exploring its key themes and historical background.

Colossians and Philemon

In NT347 Book Study: Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, Dr. Joshua Jipp looks at the situation in Colossae and explains how Paul’s letter addresses the challenges faced by that believing community. He also discusses how to read the genre of ancient letters. In NT348 Book Study: Paul’s Letters to the Colossians and Philemon, Dr. Constantine Campbell looks at Colossians, as well as Paul’s letter to Philemon. In addition to examining the content of these two letters, Dr. Campbell includes sections on preaching from them.

The Paul’s Letters Bundle contains a wealth of information on these important books. You’ll come away with a better understanding of their historical background and themes and be better equipped to apply Paul’s teaching in your own life.

Pre-order it now while it is nearly 40% off!

Get 40% Off Logos March Madness Round 3 Books

Logos March Madness’ third round featured some of the closest matchups yet, but the results are in. Eight more authors have been eliminated, and you can get 40% off selected works by:

  • F.F. Bruce
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  • William Barclay
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • R.C. Sproul
  • Charles Spurgeon
  • Scot McKnight
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Save 40% on more than 150 round 3 deals!

Vote for your favorites in round 4

Each round of Logos March Madness has featured close matchups, so don’t forget to vote for your favorites. Winners in this round advance to the Final 4—and eliminated authors have selected works discounted by 45%.

Round 4 (Elite 8) matchups:

  • N.T. Wright vs. J.I. Packer
  • Darrell L. Bock vs. D.A. Carson
  • Leon Morris vs. A.W. Tozer
  • G.K. Beale vs. Douglas Moo

Voting ends March 20 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)—vote now!