Get the Base Package You Want Using the Library You Have

base packagesYou’ve been a Logos user for a while now, and you’ve amassed a powerful library for your study and sermon needs. Not only do you have a Logos base package; you’ve invested in many individual books and commentaries. So, what happens to your existing books when you upgrade to Logos 5?

You grow your library! That’s it. You don’t lose any books; nothing is removed. You just add new content to make your collection of networked resources more robust. In fact, when you upgrade to Logos 5, your existing library becomes more effective and dynamic as it draws on information from new datasets and features.

The Dynamic Pricing discount

But did you know that your library represents an opportunity to save money on Logos 5? It’s true. On top of the amazing discounts you get for upgrading now,  Dynamic Pricing gives you additional discounts for content you already own—even books you bought 20 years ago. You only need to own one or more titles in a given base package to add extra savings on top of the upgrade discount. Check out the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator now to see your upgrade discounts! [Read more...]

Place Your Bid on the Henry Cowles Commentary Series

Henry Cowles

Right now, you can get the best price on the Henry Cowles Commentary Series, which includes all 16 volumes of Cowles’ commentaries.

Who was Henry Cowles?

Henry Cowles was born on April 24, 1803 in Norfolk, Connecticut. After a childhood working on his family’s farm, he entered Yale College in 1822, with the dream of going into congregational ministry. He graduated from Yale in 1826 and enrolled in Yale’s Theological Department. In 1828, Cowles was licensed to preach by the Litchfield North Association.

In 1835, Rev. Cowles was hired as professor of languages at Oberlin College. Shortly after he joined the staff at Oberlin, he teamed up with abolitionists around the state to form the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society. In 1837, Cowles became professor of ecclesiastical history and pastoral theology at Oberlin Theological Seminary, and in 1840, he was named professor of the literature of the Old Testament.

Upon retiring, Cowles assumed part-time editorial work for the Oberlin Evangelist. From 1863 until his death in 1881, Cowles worked almost exclusively on writing biblical commentaries. [Read more...]

Don’t Miss These New T&T Clark Collections!

We recently placed over 30 T&T Clark collections on Pre-Pub, and many of them are about to cover production costs. This comes as no surprise, since they represent some of today’s most respected scholarship. With a wide range of topics—Bible backgrounds, pastoral theology, marriage in the Bible, and more—there’s something for everyone.

Don’t miss out! Pre-order these collections while you still can.

tt-clark-pauline-studies-collectionPauline Studies Collection (28 vols.)

Regularly $449.95—only $349.95 on Pre-Pub

These works represent some of the most up-to-date, in-depth, and authoritative research in Pauline studies, and cover some of the field’s most hotly debated topics. Several volumes bring to light new research and proposals on Paul in the context of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman world.

tt-clark-johannine-studiesJohannine Studies (10 vols.)

Regularly $209.95—only $159.95 on Pre-Pub

The T&T Clark Johannine Studies Collection represents some of the most modern linguistic and exegetical research on the Johannine literature. These volumes offer deep analysis of important passages, theological interpretation of significant texts and themes, and a window into the New Testament’s world. [Read more...]

Logos Mobile Education: Registration Is Open!

LME LogoA few weeks ago, Logos announced a new division: Logos Mobile Education. The purpose of Mobile Ed is to go beyond our historical goal of equipping people to do Bible study; now we’re going to provide academic-quality biblical and theological instruction. Mobile Ed is about experiencing  education where you are. There’s no reason to uproot your family, quit your job, and say goodbye to your church to prepare for ministry and grow in biblical knowledge. Logos Mobile Ed removes those obstacles and keeps the focus where it ought to be—on your schedule, your family, and your ministry goals.

Mobile Ed courses are designed to match the content of courses you would take in Bible college and seminary. The curriculum includes courses on Bible, theology, interpretation, church history, original language tools, counseling, and ministry.

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Logos 5: Features You’ll Love

Right now, you can get big savings on a base package upgrade. If you’re still on the fence about upgrading, check out these four ways Logos 5 will enhance your Bible study.

1. Bible Sense Lexicon allows you to understand the meaning behind biblical words. You can examine Greek and Hebrew nuance and distinguish the unique meanings of original-language words.

2. Exegetical Guide helps you explore the Bible’s original languages with usage stats and graphs. You’ll see how words are being used to communicate different ideas: does “right hand” mean a literal hand, or “second in command?” [Read more...]

What People Are Saying about Our Abraham Church Curriculum

abraham-following-gods-promise-complete-church-curriculum-for-leaders-and-pastorsEvery resource we develop in-house is something we believe in. If we didn’t think it was a great product, we wouldn’t waste our time on it. And every time we get word of a new endorsement from a Logos user, we do a round of high fives in the office—it tells us that you believe in our products, too.

Not too long ago, we gave some Logos users an opportunity to try out a volume of our new Studies in Faithful Living Series in exchange for a review on their blog. The response was overwhelming—more than 300 reviewers signed up for a copy of Abraham: Following God’s Promise: Complete Church Curriculum. Here are some of the fantastic things you said about it:

“A one-stop shop, literally, for everything you’d need if you desired to walk a class, a small group, or a congregation through the life and times of Abraham. Logos Bible Software has truly done their homework . . .” —Jason Brueckner

“After using this product, you cannot help but walk away knowing more about the life of Abraham and how he followed and believed in God’s promises. Even if you’re not in a small group or church that would use this product, the workbook itself is worth picking up for use in your own personal studies. I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with future products.” —LaRosa Johnson

“. . . pride of place goes to the annotated bibliography (AB) at the end of each section. Golden. The AB gives motivated students an outlet to explore the subject/narrative deeper.” —Tommy Bosworth [Read more...]

Take $600 off the Calvin 500 Collection

john-calvinJohn Calvin was born 504 years ago today. Celebrate by studying his works. Through July 12, you can use coupon code CALVIN13 to save 60% on the 108 vol. Calvin 500 Collection!

Assembled in 2009, the Calvin 500 Collection remains the largest collection of Calvin’s works in English, and one of our most sought-after resources. This huge collection joins Logos 5’s powerful search tools with more than 100 resources by and about Calvin, including:

  • His complete commentaries
  • His position statement, Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • 10 biographies
  • 4 volumes of rare personal correspondence
  • Calvin and the History of Calvinism Collection (31 vols.)
  • Many tracts and treatises

John Calvin made a enormous impact on Christianity. Entire denominations have sprung up around his scholarship. With this $600 discount off the regular price, available for three days only, you can get to know his thought—and save a bunch of money. The collection carries a print value of $2,000, so this is an unbelievable deal. 

Don’t wait. This offer goes away on Friday, July 12, and you don’t want to miss out. Use coupon code CALVIN13 today and get this collection for $600 off!

Why a Bigger Library Is Better

Logos 5 Spring SaleLook at your bookshelf. How many books are there? 10? 100? 1,000? Now imagine viewing the entire Portfolio base package library on bookshelves—all 2,585 books lined up, row after row.

You may stop and wonder why anyone would need so many books. Even the most avid scholar would struggle to read all those books cover to cover. Why would you ever want or need more books? Because books power Logos 5’s features.

For example, imagine you’re studying 1 Corinthians and you find that it was a letter written by Paul to the Corinthians in about 55 AD. You go to the Timeline feature and see that Paul was on his third missionary journey and that during this period Nero was reigning in Rome. You click the Timeline event and you’re brought to a passage in The Complete Book of When & Where in the Bible and throughout History.

You read:

Nero Becomes Caesar

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Get 30% Off the Oxford History of the Christian Church

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William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past is never dead. In fact, it’s not even past.”

Nowhere is this more true than in the history of the church.

Why church history is important

The study of church history involves conversation with our brothers and sisters across time: how they read Scripture, how they wrestled with doctrine, how they worshiped, prayed, and practiced Christian formation. What were their challenges? What were their struggles and doubts?

Studying church history is important because studying the past helps us discern how God is guiding the church in the present. Often, our hopes are their hopes; our doubts are their doubts; our struggles are their struggles.

The church spans time and culture more, perhaps, than any other institution. Learning its history is vitally important. [Read more...]

Spurgeon on Being Crucified with Christ

SpurgeonA friend asked me recently about what I was doing at work, and I told him a bit about compiling the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians. He was incredulous. He asked, “You get to read Spurgeon all day?”

I don’t actually get to read Spurgeon all day, but I have been spending a lot of time with the Prince of Preachers lately. It has been a pleasure to comb through his writings on Galatians, find the best nuggets of wisdom, and put them in a format that’s accessible to today’s readers.

You can read more about this resource in my earlier post, and you can pre-order it today while it’s still at a discounted price. In the meantime, here are some of Spurgeon’s thoughts on one of the most popular verses in the book—Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.”

Crucified with Christ:

“When a man finds and knows himself to be linked with Christ, his life is altogether a new life. Crucified, then dead. Crucified, then the old life is put away. Whatever life a crucified man has must be new life. Whatever you have of life was not given you till you came into union with Christ. It is a new thing—as new as though you had been actually dead and rotted in the tomb and then had started up at the sound of the trumpet to live again.”

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