Free R.C. Sproul Book! Surprised by Suffering

free book imageGet R.C. Sproul’s Surprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in the Christian Life for free through August 29!

In Surprised by Suffering, Sproul fearlessly dives in and answers one of life’s toughest questions: why does God let us suffer?

Sproul argues against the mentality of blaming God for our suffering. He says that pain and sorrow in this life should be expected. Sproul argues that some may be called to a “vocation” of suffering, and all of us are called to undergo the ultimate suffering—death.

Sproul also explains how God promises difficult times for us in his Word, but that he also allows suffering for our good and ultimately his glory. Explore these ideas and more when you get this book, republished in a revised and expanded edition.

In this book, Sproul is both realistic and comforting, offering solid biblical counsel to those undergoing suffering and to those who minister to the suffering. His advice helps believers stand with faith in a God during times of trial.

Plus, get Sproul’s The Holiness of God for only $4.95

Celebrating 25 years of publication, The Holiness of God helps you better understand the biblical picture of God’s holiness—and why it is so foundational to God-centered, God-honoring theology and Christian living. It is a profound, moving investigation of God’s character, which defines all we are and do as Christians. Sproul admits that encountering God’s holy presence is a terrifying experience, yet it’s the only way to cure our propensity to trust in ourselves instead of God.

Use coupon code AUGSPROUL to get this title for only $4.95!

Add these God-centered resources to your Logos library for less than $5—get both books now!

Get 15% Off a New Pentecostal & Charismatic Base Package!

New-Charistmatic-Pentecostal-Base-Packages-15-OffFor the first time, you can choose from a line of brand-new Pentecostal & Charismatic base packages that bring Logos’ powerful tools and hundreds of hours of research right to your fingertips. Plus, for a limited time, you can save 15%!

Carefully selected resources paired with powerful tools

We’ve carefully selected resources that will help you study the Scriptures in depth with a powerhouse library of Pentecostal and Charismatic books. Bring the power of Logos 5’s datasets and tools to a huge Pentecostal and Charismatic library. Some of the amazing titles you’ll get for pennies on the dollar include:

If you aren’t convinced yet, here are a few reviews:

“I am often asked what Bible software I would recommend for anyone serious about Bible study. As a longtime user my enthusiastic response to scholars and laypersons is the same: ‘There is nothing better than Logos!’” —Bishop Joseph L. Garlington, author and pastor, Covenant Church, Pittsburgh, PA

“For many years now—if I want to check out the meaning of a Bible passage, or do a word study in the original Greek, or indeed check out the latest theological thinking on a certain subject—I almost always turn to my full-time personal digital assistant . . .” —Adrian Warnock, AdrianWarnock.com

This is the best price you’ll see

Right now, you can get the introductory 15% discount, plus you’ll get a personalized discount based on everything you already own—you’ll never pay for the same book twice! Logos’ payment plans make budgeting easy—the higher you go, the better deal you’ll get. If your final price is above $900, you can take up to 18 months to pay!

Get a world-class library of Pentecostal & Charismatic resources. Use coupon code PCBP and get 15% off a new Pentecostal & Charismatic base package today!

You Can Still Get 3 Bible Studies for Free

Through September 4, you can get three free Bible studies when you order the Not Your Average Bible Study Series. You’ll get nine volumes for only $24.95, plus three more volumes that are still in production.

 

The story behind this series

not-your-average-bible-study-series-updates“Why has no one taught me to ask questions like these until now?” This was one of my first thoughts when working on my bachelor’s degree in biblical studies. In May 2008, when we started Bible Study Magazine, we decided to help people ask the types of questions scholars ask. We dedicated our “Not Your Average Bible Study” section to helping you draw your own conclusions about the biblical text, while showing how the Bible’s story is your story. Now, these studies are available for Logos Bible Software as digital books.

We want everyone using this series—we believe in it. This series will take you through a biblical book, verse by verse, showing you what the Scripture means for you today. But we don’t tell you what to think—we let you draw your own conclusions.

A series designed with today’s Bible reader in mind

The Not Your Average Bible Study Series empowers you to:

  • Understand the Bible’s ancient context
  • Ask the same questions scholars ask
  • Apply the Bible to your life, each step along the way
  • Tell the biblical story as part of your own story

This series works great for individuals or groups—it’s designed for both settings. We’ll even have print editions available later, for people who want to use them in a group but have group members who aren’t yet using digital books.

Whether you’ve been studying the Bible your whole life or you’re just getting started, this series will empower you to go deeper into the Bible.

Why you want to get it now

On September 5 this series’ price will go up to $54.95. We originally planned to only make this offer available until August 15, but we decided to extend the offer. Over 2,000 people have already ordered the collection and are enjoying the first nine volumes. Now’s your chance to jump into deeper Bible study.

Get the Not Your Average Bible Study Series today!

15% Off Brand-New Baptist Base Packages!

New-Baptist-Base-Packages-15-OffBaptist base packages have arrived, and for a limited time, you can get them for 15% off! These new base packages combine our powerful Bible study tools with a hand-selected library of Baptist resources, offering you an unparalleled research experience for study, teaching, and sermon preparation.

Combine the power of Logos 5 with classic Baptist studies

Bring the power of Logos 5’s tools and datasets to a giant Baptist library. These tools bring hundreds of research hours’ worth of material right to your fingertips. Plus, you’ll get incredible titles, including:

  • Augustus Hopkins Strong Collection (15 vols.)
  • Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students (4 vols.)
  • The New American Commentary Series (NAC) (41 vols.)
  • Preacher’s Homiletic Commentary (38 vols.)
  • Reading the New Testament Commentary (12 vols.) (available in Platinum and higher)
  • The Pulpit Commentary (77 vols.) (available in Diamond)
  • UBS Handbook Series Old & New Testament Collection (55 vols.) (available in Diamond)

If you were to buy these resources individually, they would cost $21,000.00. But when you get the Baptist Gold base package, for example, you’ll get these and 1,072 more books for only $1,315.15!

Still not convinced?

See what these renowned pastors and scholars have to say about Logos:

“Logos is a magnificently rich resource for all students of the Bible… Whether you are a pastor preparing sermons, a Bible scholar writing academic treatises, or a housewife doing personal Bible study, you will find these tools invaluable . . .” —John MacArthur

“. . . Logos is a marvelous tool for ministry putting an entire library at the disposal of every user and making the most serious and practical tools for Bible study accessible instantly and always . . .” —Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.

This is the best price you’ll see

Right now, you can get the introductory 15% discount, plus a personalized discount based on everything you already own—you’ll never pay for the same book twice! Plus, Logos’ payment plans make budgeting easy. The higher you go, the better deal you’ll get—if your final price is above $900, you qualify for an 18-month payment plan, and if it’s above $1,900, you can take up to 24 months to pay!

Start studying with a world-class library of Baptist resources. Use coupon code BAPTISTBP and get 15% off a new Baptist base package today!

A New Way to Study the Old Testament: Engage Your Eyes and Ears

hebrew-audio-pronunciationsAfter years of waiting, your dream of hearing Hebrew pronunciations during your original-language studies has finally come to fruition. Now you can hear the language, study the text, and uncover a new layer of linguistic study with Hebrew Audio Pronunciations.

This resource’s production was painstaking, but we’ve created a product we know you’ll love—a product that gives seasoned language scholars and beginning Hebrew students alike the ability to see and hear Hebrew in its original form, giving anyone a distinct advantage in Old Testament language studies.

DAL, a Logos user, states:

“Like others, all I can say is ‘Wow, wow, wow!!!’”

Learn from Dr. Randall Buth

Dr. Randall Buth is a leading expert in Hebrew and Aramaic and is the head of the Biblical Language Center in Israel. He has dedicated his life to studying God’s Word and his pursuit to understand Scripture’s original context led him to the Holy Land for biblical-language training.

Since then, Dr. Buth has worked with the Wycliffe Bible Translators, as well as the United Bible Societies as a Bible translator and consultant, but Dr. Buth’s quest doesn’t end there. More recently, he’s become a pioneer in developing curriculum and methodologies for teaching biblical languages—and we were blessed to work with him on this project. It was his knowledge and expertise that helped bring this project together.

More than just a book

The Hebrew Audio Pronunciations resource is more than an MP3 file, more than the Hebrew alphabet, and more than vocabulary. This resource also includes a thorough description of accents, symbols, and characters in the Hebrew language and provides the audio sounds in isolation for each one.

This resource is integrated into Logos 5, and you’ll find it within your interlinears and Hebrew Bibles. Simply right click, select the lemma in the context menu, and pronounce—you’ll hear the Hebrew pronunciation as spoken by Dr. Buth.

This powerful audio tool is featured in your Exegetical Guide under the word-by-word section, your Bible Word Study tool in the lemma section, and in the show-information panel next to the Hebrew lemma indicated by the small speaker icon.

Study Hebrew pronunciation as a whole by selecting Pronunciation from the tools menu, then click Hebrew Pronunciations (Buth) from the drop down menu. There the entire Hebrew alphabet, accents and symbols are further defined.

Intricately tagged throughout your Logos 5 library, Hebrew Audio Pronunciations will take your language studies even further.

Access Hebrew Audio Pronunciations on your mobile device

Hebrew Audio Pronunciations is featured on our mobile apps. Generate a word list from any tagged Hebrew Bibles or reverse interlinears, and the Hebrew Audio Pronunciations resource adds an audio-enabled section for your study. Export these word lists to the Flashcards for Greek and Hebrew app on your mobile device for an enhanced Hebrew study—word by word, wherever you are.

Download Hebrew Audio Pronunciations today!

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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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!

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