On Pre-Pub: The Missional Theology Collection

Missions are an important facet of the church’s participation in the gospel. Sharing the powerful message of divine reconciliation across cultures and language barriers is an integral part of Christian obedience. Jesus himself charged the church with the task of going to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19).

Missions require planning and effort. Learning to share the message in a relevant way, in an unfamiliar language, is a herculean task requiring some cultural, anthropological, methodological, and sociological understanding.

If your library could use quality books on mission related concerns, look no further than the Missional Theology Collection. This fifteen-volume collection of books from Paternoster Press offers nearly 4,000 pages of missions oriented material discussed from a distinctly twenty-first-century perspective.

In this collection you will:

  • gain understanding of the origins and spread of liberation theology
  • examine the biblical practice of using discipleship as an effective model for teaching attitudes, values, and behavior
  • challenge some misconceptions about Latin American evangelical theology
  • explore ideas for effectively engaging diverse cultures in areas like creative art, literature, politics, science, and business
  • find a critique of Clark Pinnock’s view of inclusivism
  • and much more
This collection is currently on Pre-Pub for over 60% off of the retail price—that’s nearly $300 off! Don’t miss this opportunity to add incredible insight into modern missional theology to your library.

Recommended Commentaries: Numbers

Logos Talk’s Recommended Commentary Series highlights some favorite commentaries by Logos academics and the user community.

We want to hear from you!

Each week we will post a forum thread asking which commentaries, available from Logos, are your favorites for a specific book in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to let other Logos users know which commentaries you have found valuable in your studies.

Numbers Commentaries

We asked Michael Heiser, resident scholar and academic editor for Logos Bible Software, to give us his favorite commentaries on Leviticus. Here are a few of his choices in no particular order:

Logos Community Favorites

Here are a few commentaries suggested by Logos users:

Do you have a favorite Logos resource on Deuteronomy which isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment. Then jump over to the forum and share your favorite commentaries on Deuteronomy!

Logos 4: Help for Pronouncing those Big Names in the Bible

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

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I wish I had a nickel; for every time I’ve been asked, “Does Logos pronounce all the big names in the Bible?” Currently the answer is, No and Yes. How’s that for riding the fence?

What I mean is Logos currently doesn’t have an audible pronunciation for English words the way it does for Greek words. It does, however, have in most of the base collections a resource, That’s Easy for You to Say: Your Quick Guide to Pronouncing Bible Names, with phonetic spellings of all the English names in the Bible.

Here’s one way to use this book:

  • Open the Library
  • Click Prioritize in the upper right hand corner of the Library (1)
  • Type this text in the Library’s Find box: title:easy (2)
  • Drag That’s Easy for You to Say from the left side of the Library to the Prefer these resources list on the right. (3)
    VERY IMPORTANT:
    make sure this resource is in the top five of your prioritized English topical books like Bible dictionaries
  • Close the Library
  • Open an English Bible to a passage containing the name of a person or place such as Isaiah 7:1
  • Right click on the name of the person or place like Uzziah (4)
  • Select on the right menu Selection “your word” like Selection Uzziah (5)
  • Select on the right menu That’s Easy for You to Say (6)

The resource should open to the phonetic spelling of your word!

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If you’re unfamiliar with phonetic spellings, display the table of contents of That’s Easy for You to Say and click Code for Pronunciation which offers excellent explanations and examples.

What’s the most difficult Biblical name to pronounce in your opinion? Leave a comment and let us know!

Weekly Roundup: October 1

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of October 1, 2011.

Important Information!


As we have communicated, all upgrade discounts are coming to an end. The response to this news has been overwhelming. Due to higher than expected call volumes, we are extending the discounts for one more day. But act quickly, these discounts end Saturday night, October 1, 2011. Upgrade now!

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Facebook

Twitter Daily Deals

Products

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These are Pre-Pubs shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing 

New to Community Pricing this week is the massive 34-volume Medieval Preaching and Spirituality Collection which includes many of the most significant spiritual and pastoral writings of the Middle Ages. With 34 volumes worth over $700.00 in print, this collection is sure to be a steal—get your bid in today.

Classic Commentaries and Studies on Genesis (22 vols.) is over 90%—you don’t want to miss out on this collection of classic commentaries which features well known scholars from the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as August Dillmann, John Cumming, and Robert Smith Candlish. And if you’ve been bidding on all of the Classic Commentaries and Studies we’ve been introducing to Community Pricing, then stay tuned this week for the introduction of an exciting new collection. If you haven’t, you still have time to bid on these collections before they leave Community Pricing!

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newer postings on our Careers page:

Design & Editorial

Marketing Department

Publications

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Today Is Your Last Chance for Upgrade Discounts

This is your last chance to take advantage of the lowest price on upgrading to Logos 4. If you have been waiting to upgrade to Logos 4—or to a higher base package—our upgrade discounts end at midnight.

Don’t miss this opportunity to add a number of new resources to your library, along with the award-winning features of Logos 4, at the lowest possible price.

Take a tour of the powerful features of Logos 4. We think you’ll agree, Logos 4 will help you take your Bible study to a whole new level. But don’t just take our word for it, check out what ministry and industry leaders, academic users, as well as pastors and missionaries have to say about how Logos 4 has revolutionized their biblical studies.

All upgrade discounts end tonight at midnight, and once their gone, they’re gone. So upgrade now!

Upgrade Now!

The easiest way to get your discount is to upgrade on Logos.com, but if you’d prefer to speak with someone, call 800-875-6467. But don’t wait until the last moment to phone in. We expect a very high call volume today. Either way, take advantage of this special offer right away!

Only Two Days Left—Upgrade Now!

We have offered a discount to upgrade to Logos 4 since we launched the platform in November, 2009. These discounts end Friday, September 30, at Midnight (PST). Find out what discounts you qualify for by going to our personalized Upgrade Discounter now!

Make the Switch to Logos 4!

If you have been waiting to make the switch to Logos 4, now is the time!

With Logos 4, we rebuilt our software from the ground up in order to provide you with the most advanced Bible study tools available. Logos is faster, more powerful, more intuitive, and more customizable than ever before.

When you upgrade to the award-winning Logos 4, you will get:

  • Up to hundreds of new resources added to your library for pennies on the dollar
  • Improved passage guides, word study guides, exegetical guides, reports, and search results
  • Powerful new tools, features, databases, and more
  • Syncing between home, office, mobile devices, and the web
  • The free Personal Books tool
  • An interest-free payment plan to help stay within your budget

When you upgrade to Logos 4, you can take advantage of having your library syncing across multiple platforms. Whether you are using a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, or any device with internet access, your resources are available wherever you are.

Logos 4 Users—Upgrade to a Higher Base Package!

This applies to Logos 4 users as well. If you have considered moving to a higher base package, time is almost up to save money on your upgrade!

If you act now, you can still save up to $630.00. Think about it, no matter which package you upgrade to, you are going to pay considerably less when you upgrade by September 30, 2011! And remember, the higher you upgrade, the deeper your discount.

In many instances, upgrading to the next level costs less than if you were to add just one or two of the individual collections you would get while upgrading. This is by far the most cost effective way to get more books.

Check out your personalize upgrade discount now!

Don’t Forget Our Payment Plans

Spread your upgrade payments out for up to 12 months with our interest-free payment plans.  If you are a student, a parent, or a pastor with a monthly book budget, payment plans can help you take advantage of our upgrade discounts while keeping your payments low.

Check out the what discounts are available to you now, then apply a payment plan at checkout to see how low your payments could be!

We don’t want you to regret letting this moment slip by. Compare contents and discounts side by side and get the one that’s right for you! If we can help answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 875-6467 or (360) 527-1700. Just call us before the current deals expire!

Upgrade or Call Now!

The easiest way to get your discount is to upgrade on Logos.com, but if you’d prefer to call, don’t wait until the last moment to phone in. We expect a very high call volume over the next two days. Either way, take advantage of this special offer today!

LSJ Receives a Massive Update with the Release of Perseus

The Liddell Scott Greek-English Lexicon (known as LSJ) has been a crucial resource for many Logos users in their Greek studies. Now, with the massive update released last week, LSJ is even better.

What makes LSJ so valuable is that it pulls from a massive pool of literature to help you better understand the Greek words you are studying. LSJ’s sources include the Septuagint, the Greek New Testament, a handful of early Christian literature, and thousands of Greek classics.

In light of the upcoming release of the Perseus Classics Collection, we have tagged nearly 200,000 references to the Greek classics in the Perseus Classics Collection. Now, when reading an entry in this lexicon, you need only hover your cursor over a link, and a popup will show you the context of the resource it’s from. If you right click on the reference, you can go straight to the resource, or even the English translation if it’s available.

Order the Perseus Classics Collection Today!

With Perseus Classics Collection, you get a massive amount of content—over 1,100 volumes—for free! Not only are these timeless, monumental resources in themselves, the Perseus Classics Collection can help revolutionize your textual searches in Logos 4. When coupled with the improved Liddell Scott Greek-English Lexicon, you have a powerhouse of Greek study.

And make sure you check out the other Perseus Collections. You will find key works of Renaissance literature—and literature from early America.

With the whole collection, you get all of these resources added to your library absolutely free! Act fast! Perseus ships September 30, so place your pre-order now!

If you have already ordered the Perseus Classics Collection and do not own a copy of  the Liddell Scott Greek-English Lexicon, pick up your copy of LSJ today!

The Influential Words of Richard Sibbes

Richard Sibbes was one of Puritan England’s most influential theologians. He was ordained in the Church of England, lectured at Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge, and served as the preacher at Gray’s Inn, one of the most well-known pulpits in London.

While serving at Gray’s Inn, Sibbes grew as a preacher and became very influential among other preachers and theologians.

Sibbes’ thoughts, which influenced the writings of Thomas Goodwin, John Cotton, and others, can be found in The Works of Richard Sibbes (7 vols.). On Pre-Pub now, The Works of Richard Sibbes includes over 3,700 pages of his writings including a commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians, expositions on the Pauline epistles, sermons, a biography on Sibbes, and more.

Here’s what others have said about Richard Sibbes’ writings:

“Sibbes never wastes . . . time. He scatters pearls and diamonds with both hands.”—C. H. Spurgeon

“I shall never cease to be grateful to Richard Sibbes, who was balm to my soul at a period in my life when I was overworked and badly overtired, and therefore subject in an unusual manner to the onslaughts of the devil. . . . I found at that time that Richard Sibbes. . . was an unfailing remedy. His books The Bruised Reed and The Soul’s Conflict quieted, soothed, comforted, encouraged, and healed me.”—Martyn Lloyd Jones

“A ‘soul of goodness’ informs every fiber and filament of his thinking…there is not a page without food for the spiritually hungry.”—Rev. Alexander Ballock Grosart

Be sure to take advantage of this great deal while The Works of Richard Sibbes is on Pre-Pub for just $79.95—that’s under $12 per volume!

Are you familiar with the writings of Richard Sibbes? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Vyrso Announces Its Official Launch!

After much anticipation, Vyrso has finally announced its official launch!

Vyrso helps you find, buy, and read your favorite books. Whether you are looking for powerful fiction, thought-provoking theology, enlightening biblical studies, or books to enrich your ministry, Vyrso brings you the very best in Christian literature.

Read a best-selling Max Lucado book, a riveting Ted Dekker novel, or be the first to download Mark Driscoll’s soon-to-be-released Real Marriage.

Celebrate with Over 70 Titles for Less than $1!

Vyrso has partnered with Thomas Nelson to bring you encouraging books for only 99¢! Scroll through tons of incredible titles for less than $1 a piece. Find old favorites and discover new treasures like:

What Sets Vyrso Apart?

Availability

Your Vyrso books are stored in the cloud. This means your library is available wherever you are! Our free iPhone, iPad, and Android apps allow you to take your ebooks on the go. Your Vyrso books can also be read (and are completely searchable) in Logos 4 and on Biblia.com.

Integration

Logos has integrated one-touch Bible references into Vyrso. Tap the reference and the Scripture is instantly available.

Selection

Vyrso is launching with 5,000 ebooks, but will be expanding to nearly 25,000 by the end of the year. This will make Vyrso the largest exclusively Christian ebookstore on the Internet.

So head over to Vyrso.com to see our selection of Christian books that fit your life.

Leave us a comment and tell us which new book from Vyrso will you be reading first!

 

Recommended Commentaries: Leviticus

Logos Talk’s Recommended Commentary Series highlights some favorite commentaries by Logos academics and the user community.

We want to hear from you!

Each week we will post a forum thread asking which commentaries, available from Logos, are your favorites for a specific book in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to let other Logos users know which commentaries you have found valuable in your studies.

Leviticus Commentaries

We asked Michael Heiser, resident scholar and academic editor for Logos Bible Software, to give us his favorite commentaries on Leviticus. Here are a few of his choices in no particular order:

Logos Community Favorites

Here are a few commentaries suggested by Logos users:

Do you have a favorite Logos resource on Leviticus which isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment. Then jump over to the forum and share your favorite commentaries on Numbers!