Last Chance: Get $400 Off Our Top Commentary Series

the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-and-new-testamentThe New International Commentary of the Old & New Testament, known affectionately as the NICOT/NICNT, has been our top-selling Bible study resource since it went on Pre-Pub in 2009. Many pastors and leaders have benefited from the series’ scholarship, and you can, too. Right now, you can get the NICOT/NICNT for $400 less than the normal price—but you’d better hurry. This deal goes away on May 31. Act fast to get $400 off!

If you were to commission the writing of a scholarly Bible commentary series, sparing no expense, the NIC is what you would get. Many of the collection’s 44 volumes have become classics in their own right.

Christianity Today called one volume in this series, Leon Morris’ commentary on the book of John, “the best commentary on any book of the Bible by an evangelical in recent decades.” The other volumes rise to the same level of excellence. Last summer, we sat down with Joel B. Green, editor of the NICNT. He offered some great insight into all the work that went into this treasured resource.

Our convenient payment plans mean you can get access to this resource right now and pay for it gradually over several months, interest-free. If you’ve been waiting to get this resource, right now is an amazing opportunity to get it on sale.

Get $400 off with coupon code NICOTNT today!

7 Encouraging Quotes from Charles Simeon

Horae HomileticaeHorae Homileticae, Galatians to Ephesians by Charles Simeon is free through May 31—get yours today!

This 12-chapter book is full of scholarly, spiritually rich writings on Galatians and Ephesians. Charles Simeon does a wonderful job of breaking down themes chapter by chapter, providing you with powerful insight into these biblical books. Here are seven encouraging quotes from Galatians to Ephesians:

  1. “Thus we, in our respective situations, may be called upon, by those who are in authority over us, to neglect or violate a positive duty: but we must not give place by subjection, no, not for an hour; but ‘must obey God rather than man;’ and must ‘resist unto blood, striving against sin;’ and glory in death itself, when sustained in such a cause.”
  2. “But the Lord Jesus Christ, by his obedience unto death, has both fulfilled its demands, and suffered its penalties, for us; and has thus freed us from it as a covenant, and has brought us into a better covenant, the covenant of grace.” [Read more…]

Logos 5: Find Multiple People in the Same Passage

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

I was recently presented with this question from a Logos user:

Jesus lived and ministered in the power of the Holy Spirit. Is there a Logos search that locates the passages in which both Jesus and the Holy Spirit are mentioned?

The affirmative answer to this question highlights arguably my favorite new Logos 5 feature: the Referent dataset. A Logos research team went through the Bible tagging all the words that point to people, places, and things. In other words, every he, she, we, me, etc., is connected to the correct person, place, or thing!

Using the Clause Search, we can now locate all mentions of people, places, and things, regardless of the words used to identify them. [Read more…]

Get 25% Off the 11-Volume Old Testament for Everyone Series

Old Testament for EveryoneBecoming familiar with every book of the Bible can be overwhelming, especially when that involves confusing pieces of Scripture. That’s why the Old Testament for Everyone and New Testament for Everyone commentary collections were written. Each walks you through the Bible’s books thought by thought, explaining even the most challenging passages.

And now, for a limited time, you can get 25% off the Old Testament for Everyone Series (11 vols.) on Pre-Pub!

The Old Testament for Everyone Series is perfect for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament. John Goldingay explains each book of the Old Testament in a down-to-earth manner. Whether you’re looking to deepen your already-advanced familiarity with the Old Testament or you’re just getting started, this set is a great addition to your library.

“This series will be an important and compelling resource for obedient thinking and joyous living.” —Walter Brueggemann

“No other commentary series comes even close.” —The Christian Century

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One-Day Deals & Free Books: Call Today!

At the beginning of May, we extended our hours—we’re now open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pacific) Monday–Saturday! To launch the new hours, we’ve been hosting one-day sales each Saturday in May. Every week, 10 different resources have been on sale, but you had to call or email our sales team to hear about them. This is May’s last Saturday, so be sure to call in and find out about these final specials.

Today we’ve got a great lineup of sale items. Among them are:

A. W. Pink CollectionA. W. Pink Collection (40 vols.)

Regularly $249.95—call or email us to find out the sale price!

This collection of 40 titles should be part of every Christian’s study library. A practical theologian with a pastor’s heart, Pink shaped the thinking of a generation of believers—especially on the topics of divine election and God’s sovereignty. [Read more…]

Earn 1/5 of Your DMin in Just 9 Days

maccsScripture is packed with striking imagery: the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the fruit of the Spirit, peace like a river, and the Lamb of God, to name just a few.

Although many of these images have become ubiquitous in Christian life, there’s a lot we don’t know about them. What did they mean to the early church? What do they symbolize, particularly in regard to creation and redemption? Which writers focused on which images, and why? Understanding biblical images is integral to interpreting Scripture, yet much of their meaning can be lost in translation. That’s why Knox Theological Seminary’s Dr. Warren Gage is coming to Logos’ headquarters to teach a new class devoted to biblical hermeneutics.

“Gospel Hermeneutics 1: Typology, Symbol, and the Christ” is a five-day course that will earn you three credits toward your DMin from Knox Theological Seminary. This class will examine the Bible’s key images and the meaning behind them. [Read more…]

Get a Free Book and Huge Discounts for Memorial Day!

MemorialDay2013_blogheader_620x175Summer’s coming, and with it come longer days and the opportunity to catch up on your study and reading. Now, with our Memorial Day Weekend Sale, you can get sizzling deals on some of our hottest titles and collections. Download the free Logos Bible app (iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire) and take them with you to the beach, to the park, or on your upcoming trip.

Plus, when you use coupon code MEMDAY2013, you can get a free copy of G. Campbell Morgan’s Discipleship!

The Memorial Day sale lasts for only four days. Come May 28, these deals all go away, so use coupon code MEMDAY2013 to save now on the following titles:

The Nelson Bible Reference Bundle

Save now on over 200 titles, including Bible translations, commentaries, dictionaries, illustrations, maps, and visual resources.

Regularly: $899.95

Get it now for $599.95

Coupon code: MEMDAY2013

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Exploring the Christ Hymn: Humility in Philippians

Paul's Letters CollectionEvery community of believers struggles to maintain unity, and the church in Philippi was no exception. Selfish ambition and grumbling were tearing the community apart (Phil. 2:3, 14). In Philippians 2:3, Paul reveals the antidote to such disunity: act in humility, considering others more significant than yourself (Phil. 2:3). He then points the Philippians to the ultimate example of humility: the incarnation of Christ. For Paul, Christ modeled true humility when He took on human flesh. Jesus calls His followers to imitate His life of sacrifice.

The Christ hymn of Phil. 2:5–11 celebrates Christ’s life of selflessness, from His preexistence to His undeserved death to His exaltation. It can be difficult to unpack the theologically rich and complex ideas loaded in these short verses. Lexham Bible Guide: Philippians, the latest volume in the Paul’s Letters Collection, helps you dig deeper into this famous Christ hymn by identifying its key exegetical and theological issues and surveying the major commentaries, articles, and monographs in the Logos Bible Software library.

Let’s look at an excerpt from this volume, which covers one of the hymn’s most difficult topics:

Form of God

Paul opens the hymn by asserting that Christ Jesus was “in the form of God” (en morphē theou hyparchōn). As O’Brien (1991, 206) observes, the exegesis of this significant phrase influences the interpretation of the entire hymn. The phrase “form of God” not only stands at the beginning of the hymn, but it marks the first of several seemingly sequential statements regarding Jesus’ status. [Read more…]

Get up to $388 Off Commentaries through June 15!

If you’re still looking for that perfect graduation gift, you have until June 15 to save on some top commentaries. Whether your grad is pursuing vocational ministry or simply looking for a better understanding of the Bible, commentaries make superb presents.

Through June 15, you’ll save on:

International Critial CommentaryInternational Critical Commentary

The International Critical Commentary has long held a special place among works on the Bible. Its comprehensive, rigorous scholarship brings together all the relevant aids to exegesis: linguistic and textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological.

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Pillar New Testament CommentaryPillar New Testament Commentary

Designed both for serious students and for general Bible readers, the PNTC seeks to make Scripture’s meaning clear. The authors interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate, yet avoid undue technical detail. The result is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, of scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with attention both to biblical theology and to the Bible’s contemporary relevance.

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Announcing Logos Mobile Education

Logos Mobile EducationAs one of the cofounders of Logos, I’ve seen and experienced every turn in the road of Bible software over the past 22 years. People often ask me if my son Bob—Logos’ CEO—or I ever imagined that Logos would grow the way it has: Did we anticipate that so many people would use computers for Bible study? The answer is always “Yes, we did!” Yet, despite that intuition, our forecasting was far from perfect. While we had a strong sense that digital publishing would drive biblical studies, the consequences of a whole world gone digital were unforeseen. That mega-shift has brought Logos to another crossroad.

The disconnect—and its solution

In simple terms, Bob and I envisioned Logos Bible Software being a powerful and comprehensive suite of digital resources that would grow with the user. Our guide was how people engage tasks and interests in real life. Beginners use beginning materials, and experts use expert materials. We presumed that users would master the software as they grew, gradually exploring books and resources that were compatible with their own advancing level of education, study habits, and application skills. In that sense, people would never outgrow the software or the library.  It was a neat, clean picture in our minds. In the real world, it hasn’t quite worked out that way. We failed to anticipate the now-transparent fact that education, study, and application skills often do not progress at the same rate as product and resource tool development. [Read more…]