Get 50% Off Bristol Classics!

BristolClassicsCultureandHistoryBundle(179-vols.)Since spring, you may have noticed volumes from Bristol Classical Press showing up on Pre-Pub every week or so. We planned to release these works of classical literature, philosophy, archaeology, and ancient history over a number of months but couldn’t wait any longer—now, all 179 volumes are available on Pre-Pub!

For two weeks only, you can also get an additional discount on top of the normal Pre-Pub pricing on selected products. This type of discount is rare, so don’t miss your chance to take advantage of double savings!

The biggest discount, though, comes with the Bristol Classics Culture and History Bundle. With this collection, you can get all 179 volumes and take 50% off the regular price. Collections like these are the fastest and most affordable way to build your Logos library.

What you’ll get

The Bristol Classics Culture and History Bundle includes some of the latest and greatest editions of the classical works that formed the intellectual context for early Christianity, as well as interpretation and analysis from today’s top scholars.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s included:

  • Philosophy: Get firsthand exposure to the foundational philosophy of Plato, Aristotle, and others as you explore their dialogues and treatises in the original Greek and Latin, survey how they’ve been interpreted historically, and learn about their indelible impact on every person thereafter who asked “why?”
  • Poetry and drama: Experience the glittering Greek and Latin poetry of the ancient masters of verse—including the epics of Homer and Virgil, the tragedy of Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the lyrics and laments of Horace and Ovid.
  • History: Read the earliest Western historiography with the artful prose of Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, and others as they tell the tales of how Greek and Roman borders were drawn and redrawn through the centuries.
  • Archaeology and sociological studies: Access the latest contextual insights into these texts, and see how these profoundly influential works fit into the ancient societies of Athens, Rome, and Constantinople—setting the course of all subsequent Western art, philosophy, and historiography.

Why Logos editions are better

In addition to the extra space on your bookshelf and cash in your wallet, these Logos editions provide additional layers to your study and research. Dive into the Greek of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War using Logos’ language tools or read it side by side with the both the English and line-by-line commentary. Get cultural context using the Timeline to see what other events in history were happening at that time. Does the commentator’s reference to Herodotus pique your interest? Click the reference to jump to that exact section of Herodotus’ work—no page flipping required.

Remember, the two-week discount ends August 28. After that, prices will return to the normal Pre-Pub prices. To get the biggest discount, place your pre-order for the Bristol Classics Culture and History Bundle today!

A Missional Approach to World Religions with Dr. Michael Goheen

logos-mobile-education-missions-and-church-planting-bundleReligious pluralism, the idea that all religions are equal, is an urgent issue facing Christians today. How do we uphold the gospel’s universal truth—and the exclusive nature of Christ’s work of redemption—in a world where all religions are treated as equal sources of truth? How can we share with our Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist neighbors what Christianity has to offer them?

How Christianity fulfills others’ needs

Dr. Michael Goheen answers these questions and more in his course Missional Approach to World Religions—part of the Logos Mobile Education: Missions and Church Planting Bundle.

In this course, Dr. Goheen—author, professor of missiology, and pastor—begins by explaining how we must understand world religions from the perspective of the gospel. He provides a framework from Scripture as he develops a theology of religions. Dr. Goheen examines the practices, origins, and beliefs of three major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. He identifies their points of contact with Christianity so you can understand the needs of people who follow these religions, what they are seeking, and how Christianity can fulfill their needs.

Dr. Goheen also emphasizes the importance of providing an authentic witness based in a comprehensive application of the gospel to our lives. He concludes in his course: “Our witness to adherents from other religions certainly will come in our words, certainly will come in our deeds, but behind them all must be a life that is being . . . transformed by the power of the gospel and the work of the Spirit. It’s then that our words will carry power, as we seek point of contact as we dialogue in a listening and loving and humble way. Our witness comes not only in words but also in deeds, and both of them are rooted in a life more and more being shaped by the gospel.”

 

Missional Approach to World Religions will help you understand the core beliefs and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and it will give you confidence to be a better witness to your neighbors.

Don’t want to wait? Get it now!

The Logos Mobile Education: Missions and Church Planting Bundle is still on Pre-Pub, and we recently lowered the price! You can pre-order it online and get all four courses when they are complete, but if you call 1-888-8775-9491, you can get Missional Approach to World Religions today!

Take $660 Off the Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries!

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For a limited time, take $660.00 off the Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries! That’s nearly 50% off the regular price—and a savings of over $1,500.00 off the print price. With over 31,000 pages of detailed scholarship, this academic-level series provides access to the full range of exegetical study.

Benefits of the series

Hermeneia provides in-depth analysis for studying the text when used in Logos 5′s Passage Guide. With the Passage Guide, you can quickly compare commentaries and reference works for a clearer understanding of a biblical passage.

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For example, the end of 1 Peter can sound extremely familiar, but can be difficult to immediately understand. Peter Achtemeier addresses this issue in his Hermeneia volume:

This verse and the following two consist in an adapted quotation of LXX Ps 33:13–17a*, with v. 10* patterned after vv. 13–14* of the psalm. While there are some variations between the two texts, principally in changing the address from second to third person, it is difficult to know whether they were due to a different Greek text of the psalm followed by our author, were the result of quoting by memory, or were made deliberately to make a point. Since the changes do result in conforming the psalm verses more closely to the present context in which v. 10* repeats the logic of v. 9* and thus reinforces it, and do remain minor in scope and extent, they are not beyond the kind of change for which memory could be held responsible, with the remembered text presenting itself as in even closer conjunction to the point being made than its “original” version.

As Achtemeier notes, this is a prime example of Peter quoting the Septuagint in a format that is not entirely verbatim. This and numerous other insights are quickly brought to the surface with the Hermeneia series. Use coupon code BTS2014 and take 49% off the Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries.

Take an extra $100 off!

The Hermeneia series is perfect for the student, pastor, scholar, or layperson looking for the best in biblical scholarship. Now is the time to take advantage of back-to-school savings. For a limited time, you can get one of the world’s most respected critical commentary series at a huge discount. And when you take advantage of these three other amazing back-to-school deals, you’ll get an additional $100.00 off!

1. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) (16 vols.)

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Get all your resources in one place

Logos 5 equips you with the most advanced theological library available. With smart tools like the Passage Guide and Topic Guide, you can explore Scripture more deeply than ever before. If you’re not yet experiencing all the benefits of a base package, get one today for 15% off!

3 Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

AugustSocialShare377X197Through August, you can get big savings on 170+ resources! Don’t miss your chance to expand your library with these limited-time deals.

Here are a few you won’t want to miss:

1. Scripture and the Authority of God

Now 25% off!

N.T. Wright is one of today’s most influential theologians. His work touches many disciplines, and his contribution to the debate on Scripture’s authority brings clarity to this contentious subject. Get it now for 25% off!

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Now 50% off!

In this collection, Reformed theologian Abraham Kuyper dives into the relationship between Christianity and culture. It includes Kuyper’s famous 1898 Stone Lectures on Calvinism at Princeton Theological Seminary, his Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology, and The Work of the Holy Spirit. Get it now for 50% off!

3. The Expanded Bible: New Testament

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In The Expanded Bible: New Testament, you’ll gain new insights into the New Testament thanks to a multitude of study aids right in line with the text. Expanded translations, useful references, and literal meanings make this a popular and invaluable resource. Get it now for 33% off!

These are just a few great titles—be sure to check out the rest of the products on sale this month!

30% Off: The Bible Speaks Today

Get 30% off the Bible Speaks Today seriesThis month only, we’re offering special savings on one of our best-selling resources—The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament. Through August, you can use coupon code BIBLE2014 to save 30% on this widely acclaimed New Testament series.

The Bible Speaks Today has been recognized for its combination of scholarship and application. All who preach and teach the Word of God, or who want to study it earnestly, will benefit from these outstanding studies.

Accurate, relevant, readable

John Stott, author of eight of the series’ volumes, was a prolific Christian leader and author whose work made him principal to the worldwide Evangelical movement. He characterized the series of commentaries into a threefold ideal:

1. Expound the biblical text with accuracy.

This Bible’s messages have implications not only for our personal lives, but also for our churches and for society as a whole. It’s essential that we study the Bible with accuracy and prestige.

2. Relate it to contemporary life.

Just as the commentary’s title implies, The Bible Speaks Today is an exceptional resource for anyone looking for contemporary and relevant pastoral insight.

3. Make it readable.

Stott’s writing has been acclaimed for being straightforward and remarkably easy to read. The text won’t leave you bogged down with unending scholarly discussion, but rather, seemingly simple explanations of the biblical text.

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Students of the Bible at all levels find this to be a universally helpful resource, tackling even the toughest questions with ease. Don’t miss savings on this commentary!

Get The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament for 30% off with coupon code BIBLE2014 at checkout.

Get Everything You Need to Excel This School Year

logos-back-to-school-saleOur back-to-school sale is here! Save on some of your favorite resources in three categories: commentaries, ancient languages, and reference works, plus 32 additional selections you’re going to love. Get these discounted works now—with some of our most popular resources on sale, these deals won’t last long!

Add hundreds of popular volumes to your library

We’ve reduced prices on some of our most-requested resources. And, for the first time, we’re offering a special option: buy all four products in the category to save even more! For example, the Hermeneia, BECNT, WBC, and ICC sets would normally cost you $4,709.80. But when you buy all four together from the back-to-school sale, you save over $1,600.00! That’s only $131 per month for 24 months with an interest-free payment plan.

Additionally, we combed through the 40,000+ resources in the Logos library and selected the best sets, collections, bundles, and individual volumes for your study. Whether you’re a student, pastor, small group leader, or just someone who wants to get the most out of their Bible study, the back-to-school sale is one you can’t afford to miss.

Save on Logos 5

Bring all your resources together in one centralized location with a Logos 5 base package. When you plug your commentaries into the Passage Guide, you get a readily accessible list of cataloged resources at your fingertips—it’s like having your own personal research assistant. Use the Exegetical Guide to dig deeper into the Bible’s original languages, or let the Bible Facts tool survey your reference works to provide you with need-to-know information with one click. And with a 15% discount on new base packages, there’s never been a better time to get the best in Bible software.

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Plus, get a brand-new bundle!

You can be among the first to get this brand-new collection. The Baker Academic Bible Studies Bundle provides the best in recent scholarship on many topics you’ll want to explore. And, for a limited time, we’re offering this 175-volume bundle at 29% off—that’s only $111 per month for 24 months with an interest-free payment plan.

So what are you waiting for? Explore all of our back-to-school deals now!

15% Off New Base Packages: Get Yours Today!

If you’re looking to purchase a base package, now’s the time. Through September 12, you can save 15% on any new base-package purchase. Just use coupon code GETLOGOS5 at checkout to claim your savings.

A library for everyoneSmart library

Logos 5 equips you with the most advanced theological library available. Each base package comes packed with top commentaries, devotionals, dictionaries, and more. And all these resources come together in a vast, interconnected network that makes deeper study simple—with a click, you can see Scripture references’ historical context, compare commentaries and primary texts side by side, and visualize the Bible with a rich library of infographics, maps, and photos. Plus, Logos syncs across platforms, so you can take your library wherever you go.

With seven base-package families to choose from, you can find the best library for you. The Starter library is a great way to get your feet wet, while Bronze comes with all the tools you need to dig into the Bible’s original languages. If you want to take your study even further, Silver will provide you with visual filters and precise Clause Search functions. Gold is our Bible study powerhouse, providing you with every Logos 5 tool offered. Base packages keep getting better with Platinum, Diamond, and finally Portfolio—our biggest Logos 5 base package. Check out our comparison chart to view base packages side by side, so you can decide which datasets, resources, and prices suit you best.

Get the most out of your software

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to get a Logos 5 base package, this is it. Shop the back-to-school sale through September 12, and add even more incredible resources to your base package—giving you an even more powerful library.

This is an awesome opportunity to get the world’s most advanced Bible software at a great discount. Through September 12, use coupon code GETLOGOS5 to take 15% off any new Logos 5 base package!

It’s Time: the Logos 5 Upgrade Sale Ends Today

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At midnight tonight (Pacific time), the Logos 5 upgrade sale ends forever.

If you stay on the fence any longer, you’re going to miss your last chance to get upgrade discounts on Logos 5. But if you upgrade right now, you’ll get the very best deal on Logos 5 you can.

Upgrade to Logos 5 right now, before it’s too late!

You’ll never have a better chance to upgrade

You know about Logos 5’s powerful study tools, sophisticated datasets, and valuable resources. You know you’re eligible for Dynamic Pricing—which means you won’t pay twice for books you already own—and for an additional custom upgrade discount. You know that today’s your very last chance to upgrade before your discounts expire.

So why are you on the fence?

You’re not sure you want more books

Buying books is a gesture of self-improvement. It means, I want to know this, I want to understand this, I want to be someone who’s read this. Trouble is, with print books, it’s often just that—a gesture. Who among us hasn’t bought a print book with the best intentions, and then left it unread on the shelf?

Logos books are different. Your whole library is connected: words link to dictionaries, commentaries link to Scripture, lexicons link to primary sources. This means that a large library is exponentially more valuable. It also means that you learn from all your books. Those titles you haven’t read? They’ve been showing up in your search results, lending context in the Timeline, populating your Topic Guide—you’ve been learning from them all along.

If you buy print books and never get around to reading them, you learn nothing. If you invest in Logos editions, though, you immediately start learning, even if you never read them all cover to cover.

Don’t limit your knowledge and growth: upgrade to Logos 5 before your discount disappears.

You’re not sure about budgeting

If you’re like a lot of people, you want Logos 5 and you want your upgrade savings (who wouldn’t?), but you’re not sure you want to budget for an entire base package right now. The solution? An interest-free payment plan, which lets you claim your discount before it expires, start using Logos 5 today, and set up the payment schedule that’s right for you.

On an 18-month plan, for example, Gold costs less than $100/month—and that’s before your Dynamic Pricing and upgrade savings!

You’ll be kicking yourself tomorrow if you let this deal expire. Don’t let your budget keep you from deeper Bible study: lock in your savings with a payment plan, and then handle budgeting on your own terms.

You’re still not convinced

Well, by now, you know an awful lot about Logos 5. We won’t try to tell you more. Instead, we’ll let real people describe their experience with it:

It was either go back to school or buy Logos . . . the choice was an easy one. I now have Gold v5. My dad would say to me when I was young, ‘if the job is too hard, you don’t have the right tool.’ He was right. Logos is a great tool.

[Platinum] is enormous, [and it] allows one to peruse and select whatever’s needed to study, meditate, prepare for a sermon or Bible study . . . . Set up a monthly payment plan and enjoy the benefits. You won’t be disappointed, and it’s money well invested.

I have been with Logos for years and really thought the upgrade to Logos 4 was about as good as it could get. Wrong . . . Logos 5 is a significant upgrade and worth every penny. I went from Logos 4 Platinum to Logos 5 Diamond and couldn’t be happier. I love Logos 5.

Logos, I think you have really outdid yourself with Portfolio. I don’t know what could possibly top it . . . This software is the best Bible study application in the world. Thanks, Logos, for a great product.

People love Logos 5. You will, too.

And if you upgrade before midnight tonight, you’ll get it at the very best price.

Don’t let yourself miss this: upgrade to Logos 5 right now, before it’s too late.

 
P.S. Looking to talk through your options? Give us a call at 888-875-9491.

Get 2 Bonhoeffer Books for Just $0.99!

Get August's free book!Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a man of academic excellence, theological insight, and spiritual fortitude. During August, you can get his inspiring insight free—download Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, vol. 3: Creation and Fall today!

The life of Bonhoeffer

On February 4, 1906, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born to an aristocratic family with a rich history and noble character. Bonhoeffer’s father was a psychiatrist and neurologist, his mother was a teacher, his great-grandfather—Karl von Hase—was a popular protestant theologian, and his brother was a renowned chemist. Dignity and honor ran thick in his family’s veins and Bonhoeffer laid at the crux of it all.

As Bonhoeffer matured, he began blazing a trail in Christian history. He pressed on toward theological studies at the University of Tübingen, where he completed his Staatsexamen (the equivalent of a master’s degree). But Bonhoeffer had no plans of halting his education—by 25, Bonhoeffer had completed two doctorates at Berlin University. Still wanting more, he traveled to America where he studied under Reinhold Niebuhr, an American theologian, at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Shortly after returning from his postgraduate studies at Union Theological Seminary, Bonhoeffer began to pen his series of lectures on Genesis 1–3, which he presented as a professor at the University of Berlin. This series has since been compiled into Creation and Fall, August’s free book.

In Creation and Fall, Bonhoeffer juxtaposes our origin to the fall of mankind. He emphasizes the earth’s creation as the middle of eternity, which belongs to the eternal God. Furthermore, Bonhoeffer anchors Christ at the center of it all.

Carrying on against all odds

Not long after Bonhoeffer’s return to the University of Berlin came the Third Reich’s rise to power. By 1936, the Nazi suppression of the Confessing Church—a church that Bonhoeffer and a colleague formed in resistance to the Nazi-controlled state churches—intensified and revoked Bonhoeffer’s authority to teach at the University of Berlin. Bonhoeffer was deemed an enemy of the state by Theodor Heckel.

In response, Bonhoeffer boldly moved forward by creating underground seminaries, securing the necessary funds from supporting benefactors. It was through one of these benefactors that he met Maria von Wedemeyer, who he pledged to marry just months before his arrest. It was also during this time that Bonhoeffer composed The Cost of Discipleship.

After being arrested for his involvement with the Abwehr—a German intelligence agency at the center of the anti-Hitler resistance—and the 20 July plot on Hitler’s life, he was sent to Tegel Prison. He spent a year and half awaiting trial, during which he wrote Fiction from Tegel Prison. Though this volume is fictional, Bonhoeffer disclosed to his friend and biographer, Eberhard Bethge, “There is a good deal of autobiography mixed with it.” This book discloses much of Bonhoeffer’s aristocratic childhood, social world, and cultural milieu—all of which shed light on his theology. Characters and situations that represent the Nazi regime form a social criticism and help explain Bonhoeffer’s participation with the Abwehr and the plot to kill Hitler. This month only, you can get Fiction from Tegel Prison (a $27.95 value) for only 99 cents. 

Learn from Bonhoeffer’s legacy

Eighteen months later, Bonhoeffer was moved to the house prison of the Reich Security Head Office. In secrecy, he was then transferred to Buchenwald concentration camp, and finally to Flossenburg concentration camp where he was condemned to death by hanging without witnesses, records, or a defense on April 8, 1945—just two weeks before the camp was liberated by the US infantry.

Though Bonhoeffer’s life was cut short, he left a legacy that has spans generations, and reaches across broad denominations.

Download both Creation and Fall and Fiction from Tegel for only $0.99!

Then, explore all of Bonhoeffer’s works and enter to win the entire collection.

Have Questions? We’re Open Late!

Last chance for Logos 5 discountsOur upgrade sale is coming to an end, and Logos 5 upgrade discounts are going away forever after August 5!

Not sure which base package you should get?

Have questions about Logos 5?

Wondering how a dataset could support your Bible study?

Give us a call at 888-875-9491 to speak with a Logos 5 specialist. We’re open until 9 p.m. (PDT) tonight and Tuesday night to get you the best possible deal on your upgrade.

Our Logos 5 specialists will:

  • Help you find the upgrade that’s right for you.
  • Show you how to customize your upgrade.
  • Stack your payment plans—combine current payment plans you’re already on!
  • Answer any questions you have about upgrading.

They’ll listen to what type of study you’re looking to do, answer any questions you may have, and set you up with the best upgrade deal.

Hurry, special discounts on Logos 5 upgrades end August 5—once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

Don’t miss your chance to upgrade: give us a call at 888-875-9491, and upgrade to Logos 5 today.