New! Get the Best Price on over 95 Audiobooks

Blog Image 400x400Get the best possible price on over 95 new audiobook titles—pre-order today! Choose from titles by popular authors like Tozer, Piper, Keller, and more!

Take your reading with you

1. Pause on your iPad, play on your desktop—audiobooks sync automatically across platforms.

Listen to your audiobook in your car, press pause, open your desktop software, and start making notes in the text version of the book—exactly where you left off. Any book that has both text and audio versions will automatically sync across platforms!  Jump back and forth between the same book on multiple devices in the audio or text format and always pick up right where you left off. You won’t need to worry about finding your last spot.

2. Learn on the go.

Turn long trips, waiting in line, your workout, and repetitive tasks into productive learning with audiobooks! These titles are compatible with the free Logos mobile apps and work from your iOS or Android phone or tablet, or your desktop computer.

3. Listen at your ideal pace.

Feel like most audiobooks are read at the wrong speed? With these audiobooks, you can choose from four different speeds: 1x, 1.2x, 1.5x, and 2x. This feature is currently available in our iOS apps.

Limited time: get the best price on Packer, Edwards, and Keller!

For a limited time, get the best possible price on books by authors like J.I. Packer, John Piper, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Knowing God by J.I. Packer (with Audio)

A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian’s existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted with modern skepticism and have joined the “gigantic conspiracy of misdirection” by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth that to know God is to love his Word. Pre-order it now!

the-religious-affectionsThe Religious Affections (with Audio)

The Religious Affections—quite possibly the most important book written by America’s greatest theologian—explores the nature of true religion, true revival, and true conversion. Carefully distinguishing true Christianity from false faith, Jonathan Edwards uses his experiences as a pastor and leader of the Great Awakening as the basis for this book. Considered a masterpiece of religion and philosophy, this book continues to influence church leaders today. This product includes both the audio and Logos version of The Religious Affections. Pre-order it for 25% off!

The Cost of Discipleship (with Audio)

This book is quite simply one of the most profound and important books of the twentieth century. Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived his witness, and was both a thoughtful and engaging writer. Viewed against the background of Nazi Germany, Bonhoeffer’s book is striking, and it shares with many great Christian classics a quality of timelessness, so that it has spoken, and continues to speak powerfully, to the varied concerns of the contemporary world. Pre-order it now for 20% off!

These are just a few of the audiobooks to add to your library! Choose from a wide variety of books, including audio Bibles like the LEBNT, ESV, and the Greek NT.

As always, when you buy a Logos resource, you get future updates for free. We’ve got even more powerful features planned for audiobooks, so stay tuned!

Check out the full list and get your favorites today.

The Clock’s Ticking: Get Your Upgrade Discount While You Can!

Enhance and grow your library

If you’ve been holding off on upgrading to Logos 5, you don’t have much time left. The Logos 5 upgrade sale ends August 5!

If you act now, you can still combine your Logos 5 upgrade discount with your Dynamic Pricing ownership discount. This ownership discount subtracts the cost of books that are already in your library—in addition to the significant upgrade discounts, we’re cutting out the cost of resources you already own.

Whether you’re coming from an earlier version of Logos or you own Logos 5 and want the best price on the tools and resources you’re missing, check out your special pricing with the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator.

What you’re missing out on

We’ve covered a lot of reasons for upgrading now. If you’re considering an upgrade but want to do a little more research, check out some of our recent posts:

Don’t wait! Your discount ends soon

You only have a couple weeks to take advantage of your custom upgrade discount. Lock in your discount, spread the cost over several months, and even get your money back within 30 days—you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Tips for Choosing a Church Curriculum

david-c-cook-bible-lesson-commentary-2014-2015With fall right around the corner, many pastors and church administrators are finalizing their plans for which curriculum to use for their adult Sunday schools, small groups, and even Sunday-morning preaching. For those that are still weighing the options, we’ve outlined some guiding questions and practical tips to save you time.

Suit your beliefs and needs

First and foremost, does the curriculum you’re considering line up with your church’s mission, vision, doctrinal beliefs, and culture? Will it provide growth where you need it most?

Be aware of your buying tendencies. Just because something is the least expensive—or the most impressive—doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for your church. Before you buy, set aside time to pray and to seek wisdom from other leaders in your church.

Should I choose uniform or age specific?

Do you want separate curriculum for the adults, youth, and children? Or do you want everyone studying the same material?

Many publishers and denominations create curriculum that follows the International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL) / Uniform Series, a six-year study plan covering all major Bible themes. A few of the most popular include the Standard Lesson Commentary (15% off on Pre-Pub) and the David C. Cook Bible Lesson Commentary (21% off on Pre-Pub).

Uniform curricula make it easier for parents to take what they learn at church and discuss it with their kids, since everyone studies the same material. On the other hand, curricula that are age specific can help pastors focus on what their groups need most at their stage in life.

Still can’t decide? Use both: follow a uniform curriculum and let your youth and children’s pastors customize it as needed.

What about media?

studies-in-faithful-living-patriarchs-collection-complete-church-curriculumWhat types of media would make the teaching more effective and easier to understand? How much does it cost your staff to create this kind of media? Would your church members like the option of learning on their smartphones or tablets?

Premade videos, infographics, and presentation slides can save hours of prep time for pastors, as well as that part-time graphic designer / intern / youth leader who always seems a little stressed. Small group handouts and bulletin inserts also help keep people engaged, especially those with different learning styles or disabilities.

Whole-church curricula like The Studies in Faithful Living series take it a step further, providing pastors with sermon outlines, key points in the text, exegesis, and more, in addition to the media mentioned above.

Whether you choose a uniform or separate curriculum, or something packed with media and pastoral resources, remember the leaders who are teaching it. They can always use your prayers, encouragement, and most likely, a hot cup of coffee!

 

What other tips do you have for selecting a curriculum that fits your needs?

Pre-order the Ancient Christian Writers Bundle for $180 Off!

AncientChristian_collectionCoverThe Ancient Christian Writers Bundle is available now for pre-order from Logos—get it for 20% off!

An important library addition

With 65 volumes and almost 20,000 pages, Ancient Christian Writers is one of the premier modern English-language collections of early Christian writings. All together, these books would cost you between $1,500.00 and $2,000.00 in print, but if you pre-order them from Logos, you can get the entire set for less than half that price.

If you already own the Early Church Fathers or Fathers of the Church series, Ancient Christian Writers forms an important complement. It contains a number of important writings not available in the other sets. You’ll get Origen’s Exhortation to Martyrdom and his influential commentary and homilies on the Song of Songs, Jerome’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes, and John Chrysostom’s Baptismal Instructions, along with writings of Paulinus of Nola, Prosper of Aquitaine, Theodoret of Cyrus, and others.

Ancient wisdom, modern translation

Even where there is overlap, you can use Logos to easily compare the translations side by side. The study of the early church is a developing and sometimes contentious field, so the differences in translation and interpretation between editions can be as eye-opening as comparing different translations of Scripture.

Ancient Christian Writers gives you the wisdom of the early church with modern translations and scholarship. Logos makes that wisdom instantly accessible and searchable and connects it to the broader history of the church and development of theology.

Pre-order today to lock in the best price!

Celebrate John Knox’s 500th Birthday with Discounts on His Works

knoxThe six-volume The Works of John Knox is on sale for a limited time! Save 20% with coupon code KNOX14 at checkout. Get it now!

Who was John Knox?

The Protestant Reformation was no stranger to controversial figures. Among the ranks of John Calvin and Martin Luther stood another giant—this one Scottish, John Knox. He, like his predecessors and mentors, generated much contention, but also inspired many to preach a pure gospel and search the Scriptures.

Little is known about Knox’s early life, though many scholars agree that he was born circa 1514 in Haddington, near Edinburgh. At 25, he was suddenly and dramatically called to the preaching ministry—a calling that he responded to with reluctance and tears. His life was tumultuous, as were the times in which he lived and preached. As Reformed doctrine crept into Scotland, he was persuaded and joined the ranks of the reformers. In a short span, Knox went from a minister’s broadsword-bearing bodyguard, to a preacher, to a galley slave, to a student of John Calvin, to a traveling preacher, to a pen-wielding prophet decrying the bloody Queen of Scots, Mary Tudor.

In 1559, after extensive traveling and writing, he returned to Scotland and “deployed his formidable preaching skills to increase Protestant militancy.” His preaching both caused riots and drew souls to love Jesus Christ, nearly in the same breath. Knox was elected the minister of the Edinburgh church, and wielding his preaching prowess as a weapon to cut the quick, applying his biblical exposition to Scotland’s situation.

the-works-of-john-knoxScotland’s political-religious climate was rapidly shifting, and there was much work to be done in the upheaval. Knox and several others, in light of the massive number of Protestant conversions, took pen to paper and wrote The Book of Church Order—upon which the entire Presbyterian church would be based. Even today, Presbyterians look to The Book of Church Order for polity and church-administration issues, and they look to Knox as their founder.

Knox is often portrayed as a fiery, courageous prophet, standing Elijah-like at the pulpit, decrying God’s enemies with a broadsword in one hand and a Bible in the other. Yet the reality is something different. Knox, by all accounts, was a timid, frail, and fragile man, who when “stripped of his God-given might and the thundering power of his calling, what remains is a mere mortal, a small man, ‘low in stature, and of a weakly constitution’.”

“Knox is a model for the ordinary Christian, especially the one who feels his own weakness but who nevertheless wants to serve Christ in a troubled world. Knox is eminently relevant to all Christians who have ever been forced to come face to face with their own littleness” (Douglas Bond, The Mighty Weakness of John Knox).

Learn more about his life and legacy

To celebrate Knox’s quincentennial, you can save 20% on the six-volume The Works of John Knox with coupon code KNOX14 at checkout—get yours now!

To learn more about Knox’s life and thought, check out these helpful volumes:

Get $100 Off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionLexham Bible Guide: Romans—the longest and most anticipated volume in the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection—is finally here! We’ve been working on this final volume for almost a year now and, to celebrate its release, the whole collection is on sale. Get it now for $100.00 off!

The biggest Bible guide yet

Romans is Paul’s longest and most important epistle and is regarded as one of the most important writings in the history of the Christian faith. There are countless commentaries, essays, and books devoted to the interpretation of Romans throughout the centuries. With such a massive discussion to draw from, our research team spent over 1,500 hours researching and writing this Bible guide to ensure no stone was left unturned.

By the end of this long process, we wrote more than 200,000 words—that’s more than 650 typeset pages of carefully and purposefully curated research! There are also 39 Greek word studies, hundreds of bibliography entries, and thousands of links to the Logos library.

The collection is now complete

With this Romans volume, the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is finally complete. When you account for all of the work that went into these Bible guides, the numbers are staggering: we’ve written almost 800,000 words—more than 2,000 typeset pages—on the 13 Pauline epistles.

All of our work allows you to enhance your research like never before! You will be able to find the most important pieces of discussion, quickly. You will discover connections within Scripture you’ve never seen before. And you will gain a unique perspective, a complete overview of all relevant literature—from exegetical topics to interpretive issues.

Get it today!

For those of you who already own the Paul’s Letters Collection, Romans should download to your library automatically. If you were waiting for this final volume to be completed before taking the dive into this amazing collection, now is the perfect time. Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is $100.00 off for a limited time. Jump-start your research today!

Get One-Time Discounts on Bundles and Top Resources

L5 Upgrade SaleRight now, we’re offering limited-time discounts on base-package upgrades. What’s more, when you upgrade or buy a new base package, you get to take advantage of exclusive, one-time discounts on bundles and top resources.

All you need to do is add a Logos 5 base package to your cart, then make your library even better with 50% off bundles and big savings on some of our most popular resources!

Get 50% off bundles

Bundles are the simplest, most cost-effective way to personalize your library and get specific resources to help you grow in your field. We offer bundles to help you be a better preacher, counselor, original-language expert, and more. And when you upgrade, you get to choose from all of them for 50% off!

Why add more resources to your library? Because the more titles you have in your library, the more powerful each individual resource becomes. Logos 5 links together every resource in your library by citation, topic, phrase, and more. The more resources in your library, the more unique connections Logos makes between them—and the more you get to benefit from revealing searches and new biblical connections.

Upgrade and get these bundles for 50% off:

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Huge discounts on top resources

When you upgrade, you get special savings on commentaries, Bibles, dictionaries, and more! Here are just a few resources you can get extra savings on:

These deals are only available when you upgrade or buy a base package. Save on top resources and bundles: take advantage of your custom upgrade discount and upgrade today!

You Don’t Want to Miss Craig Evans’ New Courses!

Craig EvansEvery week, the Logos Mobile Ed department gathers to catch up, recap the week’s happenings in the studio, and discuss current projects. This week, many of our team members are working through Dr. Craig Evans’ six courses on New Testament backgrounds, currently available for pre-order.

As we went round the table, the resounding cry from all engrossed in Evans’ courses was “I’m definitely not tired of Dr. Evans yet!”

I had the privilege of working with Dr. Evans on many of these courses, and I heartily agree—I don’t think I could ever tire of this content. Dr. Evans, with an easy demeanor and a sharp tongue, delivers punch after punch of helpful insights derived from a broad knowledge base. He’s an expert in his field, and he brings all that expertise to bear for your learning benefit. If you consider yourself a student of the Bible, trust us: you won’t want to miss these courses.

The six-course NT backgrounds collection features in-depth content on the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeology, the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts, and much more. Everything’s focused on one goal: bringing you a deeper understanding of the New Testament and its context.

Mobile Ed: designed for you

These Mobile Ed courses are designed just for you, to fit into any busy lifestyle. The lectures are broken up into short, digestible segments. The transcripts are as valuable as any Logos resource. You can search them, annotate them, and comb through them using the Passage and Topic Guides in Logos 5. This is an education attainable for anyone, from layperson to seminary grad, and it’s right where you are, on any device with Logos.

Get it for 42% off!

The six-volume Craig A. Evans New Testament Backgrounds Bundle is available for pre-order now at a massive 42% off. Don’t miss this chance to add Dr. Evans’ insights to your library—pre-order the bundle today!

Get a Free French Bible!

Get a Free French BibleWe want to equip people across the world with Logos’ powerful study tools. That’s why we’re working on getting Logos resources into as many languages as possible.

A few months ago, we hired a French product manager to help bring you a wide variety of French products. Now we have some very cool stuff on the way:

Get a free book, Verse of the Week art, and the best deals!

If you’d like to stay in the loop about new French products, updates, and sales, there are a few ways to do it:

1. Subscribe to the French email list. You’ll get updates on new French Community Pricing and Pre-Pub resources, as well as new products and sales. You’ll also get a coupon code to get Louis Segond 1910 French Bible for free! If you like free books and discounts, you’ll want to be on this list. Head over to the French page and subscribe.

2. Follow Logos French on social media. Take a sec to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter—we post weekly Scripture art in French, so follow along and be encouraged!

3. Check out our French resources. Right now, you can get early-bird savings on the Bible en Français collection. Keep an eye on the French products list for new Pre-Pubs and Community Pricing resources.

Check out all our French products, and sign up for the French email list—head over to Logos.com/fr now!

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Obtenez-vous une Bible gratuite !

Nous voulons vous aider avec les meilleurs outils pour étudier la Bible. C’est pourquoi nous travaillons pour avoir des ressources au format Logos dans plusieurs langues.

Il y a quelques mois, nous avons engagé un spécialiste pour des produits français pour nous aider à améliorer notre sélection des produits dans la belle langue.

Obtenez un livre gratuitement !

Si vous voulez avoir des nouvelles concernant les produits français, les mises à jour, et les promotions, il y a plusieurs façons :

Inscrivez-vous sur notre liste de courriel. Vous recevra des mises à jour pour nos nouveaux produits. Maintenant quand vous faites l’inscription, vous allez recevoir un code (dans un déjlai de 24 heures)pour recevoir la Bible Louis Segond 1910 gratuitement.

De plus…

Engagez-vous avec nous !

1. Vous pouvez nous visiter sur les réseaux sociaux. Vous pouvez nous aimer sur  Facebook et sur Twitter— nous donnons chaque semaine de l’art biblique gratuitement juste pour votre encouragement. C’est pour vous d’utiliser comme vous voulez. Égalemnt, il y a les forums de Logos.

2. Regardez nos ressources en français. Pour l’instant ,vous pouvez avoir la Bible en français (5 tomes) en rabais, car il s’agit d’une prépublication pour un temps limité. Aussi, il y a l’Institution de la Réligion Chrétienne par Jean Calvin, et le Catéchisme de l’Église Catholique.

Jétez un coup d’oeil sur nos produits en français, engagez – vous avec nous sur les réseaux sociaux, et joignez-vous à  notre liste dès maintenant afin de nous aider à développer le meilleur logiciel au monde, en français, pour étudier la Parole !

Last Chance: Get 50% Off the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible

new-interpreters-dictionary-of-the-bibleHave questions about people, places, or theological concepts? With a Bible dictionary, you can find answers in thousands of articles by leading scholars.

If you already have a Bible dictionary, you know how valuable they are—you’ve already benefited from having that wealth of biblical information at your fingertips. But if you don’t have the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, you’re still missing out. And if you don’t pre-order it by the 17th, you’ll miss out on the Pre-Pub price!

The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible provides some of the best in contemporary biblical scholarship on a wide range of topics, including the Old and New Testaments, the Deuterocanonical books, and contextual studies of the ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman worlds, and their literatures.

Still not convinced?

“The New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary combines the latest biblical scholarship with the practical needs of pastors, teachers and students in a way that will deepen their understanding and enliven their experience of the living Word in Scripture.”
—Rev. Jim Harnish, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa, Florida

“I’m looking forward to The New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary so I may continue with the work of the church. I’ve read many articles already, and it is very helpful when you are working on a sermon, a presentation, or preparing for a Bible study class.”
—Rev. Evelene “Tweedy” Navarrete-Sombrero, Holbrook United Methodist Church, Holbrook, Arizona

Hurry, because this deal expires on July 17! Pre-order the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible today.