This week (May 5–May 7, 2011) Logos will be partnering with Ligonier Ministries to offer a free preview of R. C. Sproul’s John. In John, the second volume in the St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series, Sproul deals with the major themes of John’s Gospel with profound insight. Not only does he give perspective into the cultural context and background of John’s Gospel, he also communicates John’s goals for his message, as well as clearly explaining some of its more difficult passages. In addition to being the fruit of a lifetime of scriptural study, John comes from Sproul’s preaching ministry at St. Andrew’s in Sanford, Florida. The St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series adapts Sproul’s sermons for a wider audience. Each of John’s fifty-seven chapters began as a St. Andrews sermon, and as you follow Sproul through John’s Gospel you will be enriched and inspired to a greater depth of devotion to Christ. [Read more…]
Recently, the John Wesley Collection (29 vols.) was placed on Pre-Pub. Not only does it contain the complete Works of John Wesley and Wesley’s Explanatory Notes for both the Old and New Testaments, but it also includes the authoritative eight-volume Journals of the Rev. John Wesley and an expansive, three-volume biography. To celebrate this awesome collection, I’ve put together ten of my favorite John Wesley quotes:
- “Every one, though born of God in an instant, yet undoubtedly grows by slow degrees.” —from a letter in the Works of John Wesley
- “No circumstances can make it necessary for a man to burst in sunder all the ties of humanity. It can never be necessary for a rational being to sink himself below a brute.” —from Thoughts upon Slavery in the Works of John Wesley
- “When I was young I was sure of everything. In a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before. At present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me.” —from a letter in the Works of John Wesley
Here at our headquarters in Bellingham, WA, the sun has just started poking out, tulips are blooming, and love, along with cotton, pollen, and many other allergens, is in the air.
Hello spring time.
Spring and summer are the most popular seasons for marriage in our part of the world and we thought it would be helpful to provide some resources for the couples, counselors, and pastors involved in pre-marital counseling.
We recently went through our entire library of marriage books, grouped them together, and ranked them based on their popularity in the past 15 months.
A few interesting notes:
- Because buying a collection gives you the cheapest price-per-book, almost all of our collections outsell individual books.
- We added many new individual titles in the past year which you may not have seen yet, such as Covenant Marriage by Gary Chapman and God on Sex by Daniel Akin.
We hope these books will be a source of wisdom and inspiration as you grow in your marriage and encourage new couples to grow in theirs.
Endorsements and reviews have begun to come in for Ezra and Nehemiah, the first volume to ship in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary. Here are a few:
“Israel Loken has done a masterful job of producing a commentary on Ezra that is exegetically thorough and theologically sound. He brings a solid biblical emphasis to the literary analysis of narrative literature and has combines the best of modern scholarly research with a profound respect for the text as God’s inspired Word. This volume needs to be in the library of any serious student of the Bible.”
Dr. Charles Dyer
Professor-at-Large of Bible
Moody Bible Institute
About Community Pricing
Community Pricing is a huge gift from Logos to its users, making some classic works available for bargain prices. Some people (like me, at first) might take one look at the chart, containing all kinds of dots, arrows and numbers, and run a mile. But once you’ve taken the time to investigate what it all means, the idea becomes crystal clear: Customers decide what books Logos produce, and what price they’ll pay (If you’re still confused, there is a great explanation of the program on the website)!
One recent example would be the three-volume Edwin Hatch Collection. When enough people had placed bids to cover production costs the whole thing went for $8 (that’s under £5 for my fellow Pound Sterling friends). Right now it would cost you $39.95 on Pre-Pub (which is still a 56% savings on these books). That’s a huge saving for anyone who got in early under Community Pricing! [Read more…]
At Tools | Program Settings you can tell Logos when to search for and download updates. You can also initiate an update any time you like:
- Make sure you are connected to the internet
- Type Update Now in the Command box
- Press the Enter key
- A popup “window” indicates if an update has been found
- After the download completes, restart Logos to install the update
Remember to check your Logos Home Page for a description of any new features downloaded or a list of updated resources.
For those of you who have updated recently, leave us a comment and let us know what you think about the new update description reporting.
“It is a very good thing in the Christian life to stand back periodically and look at this great plan. That is why I think it is important to observe Christmas Day and Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and to preach on those days.”—Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Today is observed worldwide by a number of different names: Great and Holy Friday, Friday of Lamentation, High Friday, Passion Friday, as well as Long Friday in Scandinavian countries. But we know it in the West as Good Friday. No matter what you call it, this is the day that that the church has commonly recognized and remembered Christ’s crucifixion and death at Calvary.
We are pleased to announce that The International Standard Version (ISV) is now available on Pre-Pub! Don’t look for a print version, the ISV was created with a digital format in mind, making it an ideal addition to your Logos library.
The ISV strives for both accuracy and excellence in communication by providing a translation that is “literal-idiomatic.” By seeking a balance between formal and functional equivalence, the ISV attempts to stay as close to the source text as possible without losing its ability to communicate. [Read more…]
Providing challenging tools and methods that help you study the Bible is something Bible Study Magazine aims to do with each issue. Keeping this in mind, we created an “ideas issue”—one we hope will revolutionize the way you read and study the Bible. You’ll find old, perhaps forgotten ideas (lectio divina), ideas you’ve never heard of (Bible study type?), and ideas that have become common phrases and have lost their meaning (context is king).
Here are the “9 Ideas for Better Bible Study,” found in the May–June ’11 issue:
- Find Your Bible Study Method:
The Bible isn’t boring, but does the way we study it make it seem that way? Columnist Johnny Cisneros considers several methods that help us thoughtfully engage the Bible.
They’re contributors to one of the world’s top Christian magazines: Tabletalk, which is now on Pre-Pub. Each month, Tabletalk’s contributor list is a veritable who’s who of trusted Christian scholarship. For thirty years Tabletalk has consistently published award winning issues with Christianity’s most trusted thinkers—and now Logos users can have every issue produced between 1989–2010. That’s 265 issues!
Here’s a quick sample of some recent articles by some of today’s high-profile leaders: [Read more…]