Now on Pre-Pub: Spurgeon on Galatians

Spurgeon Commentary GalatiansThe words of Charles Spurgeon, the great nineteenth-century Baptist preacher, fill more than 100 volumes. He preached and wrote a phenomenal amount about the Bible, but only wrote commentaries on Psalms and Matthew. His content spans across all other biblical books, but it isn’t easy to find or use.

That’s why we’ve decided to create the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians. When we created this resource, we had a few goals in mind:

  • Organize Spurgeon’s work into commentary format, curated and made accessible by verse and chapter
  • Tag content—such as illustrations—to make it easier to find in the Logos platform
  • Update Spurgeon’s language for readability
  • Highlight the content that’s most applicable to a modern audience

If you already own Spurgeon content in your Logos library, you may be wondering why you couldn’t just perform a search in Logos to find what you’re looking for. Of course, a search could turn up some of the same content, but this hand-edited resource provides content that a search would not. For example, the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians picks up on allusions in Spurgeon’s writing, whereas a search for a particular verse range would find only explicit citations. [Read more…]

Help Us Make Logos 5 Globally Accessible

Translate

We would love to make Logos available in every language, but we don’t have the in-house language skills to support more than the Spanish versions we currently offer.

If you’re a bilingual Logos user, we’d like your help in translating our software to your native language.

The plan

Our commitment to you is this: if you and other volunteers translate at least 90% of the software, we’ll publish it. You’ll be able to switch between languages in the program settings. Work on more than 20 languages is already underway; the first ones are German, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Korean, and French.

In addition, we’d like to do complete localization for a handful of languages: translating not only the software itself, but also everything that accompanies it—help files, datasets, web content, and service emails. (Hiring bilingual customer-support staff, too.)

If you’d like to read more about this project, see what Bob Pritchett, our CEO, said in the forums. [Read more…]

6 Reasons to Add Classic Commentaries to Your Library

Classic CommentariesOver the past year, we’ve added hundreds of classic commentary volumes to our system, including commentaries on every book of the Bible, plus a handful of nineteenth-century commentary sets, like the Cambridge Greek Testament and Meyer’s Commentary.

In the middle of all these releases, you may have missed the 40-volume collection of commentaries on the Minor Prophets. If you haven’t yet placed your bid, here are six reasons to do so:

1. Add breadth and depth to your scholarship

C. S. Lewis famously wrote:

“Every age has its own outlook. It is especially good at seeing certain truths and especially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books. . . . Not, of course, that there is any magic about the past. People were no cleverer then than they are now; they made as many mistakes as we. But not the same mistakes. They will not flatter us in the errors we are already committing; and their own errors, being now open and palpable, will not endanger us. Two heads are better than one, not because either is infallible, but because they are unlikely to go wrong in the same direction.

[Read more…]

Explore the Logos Blog Network

The Logos Blog NetworkYou subscribe to LogosTalk because you want to hear about special offers, learn to do better Bible study, and stay up to date on the latest Pre-Pubs—but have you subscribed to our other blogs?

We operate a whole network of blogs that cover everything from devotional content to Bible study tips to worship leadership. Here are a few you might enjoy:

ProclaimGreat for pastors, worship leaders, and users of Proclaim church presentation software, the Proclaim blog covers everything related to worship arts. If you’re involved in service planning, this blog is a must-read.

FaithlifeWritten for all people of faith, the Faithlife blog will teach you the basics of Bible study. In addition to Bible study tips, you’ll find chances to grow together and learn from Christian influencers through our Quote of the Week series. [Read more…]

Logos 5: Camp Logos DVD on Pre-Pub

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.

For 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching Logos users around the globe to get more out of their Logos software. At the heart of that project is a live, hands-on training seminar called Camp Logos.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to attend, but traveling or scheduling prevented you. The next best thing is to bring the training to you with the Camp Logos Live DVD, now on Pre-Pub. This all-new video training covers Logos 5’s new features, such as:

  • Bible Sense Lexicon
  • Bible Facts
  • Timeline
  • Topic Guide
  • Sermon Starter Guide

[Read more…]

Call Today for Saturday-Only Discounts

BargainsWe recently extended our hours! We’re now available to take your calls and emails from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pacific) Monday–Saturday.

Saturday-only sales

To kick off our new hours, we’re hosting one-day specials every Saturday in May. Each week, we’re featuring 10 Saturday-only sale items. Call or email our sales team each Saturday to find out what they are.

Today we’ve got some hefty commentaries, collections, and study resources on sale. Among them are:

A. W. Tozer CollectionA. W. Tozer Collection (57 vols.)

Regularly $399.95—call or email us for the sale price!

A. W. Tozer was a dynamic preacher, prolific writer, and influential man of God. The A. W. Tozer Collection consists of 57 books written by A. W. Tozer or compiled from his sermons and editorials. Get to know Tozer, and hear his message for the church today. [Read more…]

Up to 40% Off New Releases from Baker for a Limited Time!

New releases from Baker are now available for pre-order at a healthy discount for just two weeks. Most of these books won’t be released in print or digital until later this summer and fall, but you can pre-order them right now!

Get the newest books by Stanley Porter, Bryan Chapell, Graham Twelftree, Thomas R. Schreiner, and others—not to mention Douglas Moo’s much-anticipated new commentary on Galatians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, to be released later this year.

For most of these books, the discount is good for only two weeks, so get your pre-order in now to get the best price. Your card will not be charged until your book is available for download—and we’ll send you a reminder a few weeks before this happens.

Don’t miss out!

40% off for two weeks:

Get 15% Off a Base Package—Take up to 12 Months to Pay!

Logos 5 Spring SaleIf you’ve been thinking about buying Logos 5, now’s the time to act. With Logos’ Spring Sale, you can take 15% off the price of a base package.

Take advantage of a payment plan

Choose which base package is best for you, use coupon code SPRINGSALE to lock in your 15% discount, and pay with up to 12 easy payments. You don’t have to wait to start digging into God’s Word. We’ll split your bill up into a manageable, interest-free payment plan, and you can get started using Logos 5’s smart, intuitive features right away.

Is Diamond or Portfolio what you have in mind? For every purchase over $1,900, we offer an extended payment plan of 18 months—that’s an extra six months to pay! You’d have to make a $1,105 price jump from Platinum to get Diamond in a one-time payment. However, when you factor in an 18-month payment plan, Diamond costs just $10.62 more per month*—that’s 658 more books for just a few extra dollars per month. [Read more…]

The Biblical Polemic against Empires

The Biblical Polemic Against EmpiresHow many times have we heard that the Bible is a strange and ancient book with little relevance for the modern world? In The Biblical Polemic against Empires, Lanier Burns, research professor of theological studies at Dallas Seminary, provides ways to understand the Bible and its importance in our lives. He argues that we best understand the Bible when we comprehend the ways that biblical authors presented truths in the contexts of Egypt, Babylon, Hellenism, and Rome.

Burns connects our modern concerns with the ancient world by exploring biblical arguments in three areas—deity, kingship, and city:

  1. Attitudes toward deity: Ancient nations and empires, including Israel, were theocracies. Governments represented divine interests and powers. Not only was secularity in a modern sense unknown, but so was the notion of citizens selecting their leaders. Idolatry was a particularly heinous sin for the Israelites; other gods were mere projections of the desires of a sponsoring empire. The realms of gods and people were in a constant state of conflict and chaos. People served their gods in a frenzied way, trying to magically manipulate them in hopes of gaining prosperity.
  2. The tyranny of kingship: The Bible presents emperors as representative of sinful humanity, proud in their attempts to be gods and greedy in their appetites. These kings seem far removed from our lives until we realize that we have gods of our own choosing, idols drawn from various entertainments or escapes from daily pressures. [Read more…]

Logos 5: Making Bibliographies a Breeze

Not many people love creating bibliographies. If you’re wise, you’ve been documenting your sources as you go. But you still have to compile that information into a workable bibliography. Often that obligatory but important task becomes a time-consuming afterthought—but not with Logos 5.

Logos makes bibliography creation a snap. It remembers what you’ve been reading, citing and organizing your sources in your chosen citation style automatically. You can add your own custom notes and annotations, and even share your bibliography with friends and colleagues on Faithlife, export to a word processor, or print straight from Logos 5.

 

The bibliography feature is another way Logos 5 is making Bible study more intuitive. Check out Logos 5’s other intelligent features, and see which base package is perfect for you.