If you haven’t yet discovered The Message by Eugene Peterson, I encourage you to spend some time with it. It’s a modern paraphrase of the Bible. Use it like you would a devotional commentary. You’ll notice however, there are no verses in The Message only chapters. You can change that. With The Message as the active window choose View | Bible Text Only. That’s what we call Instant Versification!
The Sweet 16 round of Logos March Madness has closed, and we now have 8 titles (listed below) eligible for a 35% discount using the code MMR3. This code will expire on March 28th, so grab these books now.
Voting is currently open for the Elite 8 round. Remember, the further a title advances, the greater the discount. Head over now and vote for your favorite titles.The grand champion of Logos March Madness will be offered at 75% off retail!
|Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology||$39.95||
|Holiness of God, The||$9.95||
|Rediscovering Expository Preaching||$19.95||
|Genesis: Beginning and Blessing||$34.99||
|Vitality of Worship, The: A Commentary on the Book of Psalms||$40.00||
|Interpreting the Pauline Epistles||$18.99||
|Studies in the New Testament||$29.95||
BibleTech:2009 officially begins today at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re missing out on all the excitement! We certainly don’t want any of our faithful blog followers to feel left out, so we’ve assembled a list of speakers who will be covering the conference live via their personal blogs and Twitter feeds. We invite you to use the links below to follow all of the action.
Three conference speakers will be sharing their thoughts on the conference, so you can get the latest by checking out their blogs or subscribing to their RSS feeds.
- Rev. Wesley Allen of ABCNJ from New Jersey (RSS)
- Sean Boisen of Logos Bible Software (RSS)
- Antoine RJ Wright of Mobile Ministry Magazine (RSS)
Also, you can follow these speakers on Twitter:
- Ellen Frankel and JT Waldman of The Jewish Publication Society at @JewishPub
- Rob Christenson of Geeks & God and Mustard Seed Media, Inc. at @Rob_Feature
- Stephen Johnson of Olive Tree Bible Software at @RearCog
Or just follow the BibleTech:2009 hashtag, #BibleTech09, to get all of the Twitter action in one place.
You will also want to stay tuned to the BibleTech Conference website in the coming weeks. We will be recording the conference audio and will post the MP3 files as soon as we are able.
Update: Follow along with the Twitter action right at http://www.bibletechconference.com/live.htm.
Back in August of last year, we announced that we’d soon be working on digitizing the massive Anchor Yale Bible (formerly Anchor Bible). A little over seven months later, and we’re just about done with the largest single project we’ve ever undertaken!
When we first started working on it, there were 83 volumes that we were going to be able to include. Since that time, an 84th has become available—John Reumann’s 808-page commentary on Philippians. That brings the cumulative numbers to 44,123 pages, 163 pounds, an estimated 25,300,000 words, and 10+ feet of saved shelf space!
Our electronic text development team has been pushing extra hard to have their work finished by the end of the month. So we’re almost ready to start shipping. For those of you who already pre-ordered this set, that means your wait is just about over. For the rest of you, that means that you still have a few days left to get your pre-order in at the deeply discounted Pre-Pub price.
Very few people own all 84 of these volumes due to their high cost and the amount of space they take up. Now they can be yours for just a fraction of the print cost and without requiring you to purchase any more bookshelves—and, of course, in a much more usable format.
Round 2 of Logos March Madness has closed, and we now have 16 titles (listed below) eligible for a 30% discount using the code MMR2. This code will expire on March 28th, so grab these books now.
Voting is currently open for the Sweet 16 round. Remember, the further a title advances, the greater the discount. Head over now and vote for your favorite titles.The grand champion of Logos March Madness will be offered at 75% off retail!
|Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology, The, Rev. ed.||$17.95||$12.57|
|Introduction to Systematic Theology, An||$24.95||$17.47|
|No One Like Him: The Doctrine of God||$40.00||$28.00|
|Pursuit of Holiness, The||$11.00||$7.70|
|Theology of the Christian Life in J. I. Packer’s Thought, The||$44.95||$31.47|
|Creation and Blessing||$45.00||$31.50|
|Exodus, New American Commentary||$32.99||$23.09|
|Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch, An||$29.95||$20.97|
|Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books, An||$29.95||$20.97|
|Light from the Ancient East||$49.95||$34.97|
|Matthew, Mark Cornerstone Biblical Commentary||$34.99||$24.49|
|Synoptic Problem: A Way through the Maze, The||$34.95||$24.47|
|Wycliffe Bible Commentary New Testament, The||$29.95||$20.97|
Last night we released the next minor update to our Libronix Digital Library System for Windows. If you are planning to install Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 (or if you already have), it is vital that you update to Libronix 3.0f to avoid some minor incompatibility problems. Best of all, the update is completely free.
In addition to the IE8 compatibility fixes, 3.0f includes several bug fixes and improvements, as well as updates to a number of resources and lectionaries. For a complete list of all of the bug fixes and changes, see the new support article.
To update, simply open Libronix and go to Tools > Libronix Update. After it looks for available updates, click “Update,” close Libronix, and then wait for the updates to download and install. When installation is complete, click “Close” and then restart Libronix.
If you have biblical content on your website or blog, you’ll definitely want to consider adding the new Bible Search Bar to your sidebar. RefTagger allows your readers to have instant access to the Bible passages that you cite in your post, but what if they want to look up a verse that you don’t mention or launch a search for a word or phrase that you discuss? They could manually navigate to Bible.Logos.com, but the Bible Search Bar makes it even easier for your readers to find what they’re looking for.
The Bible Search Bar comes in two sizes, the one you see pictured to the right, which is also in the sidebar of the Logos blog, and a smaller one with horizontal orientation.
It’s very easy to add to your site. Just grab the code that we provide and paste it into your sidebar, or wherever you’d like the Bible Search Bar to appear. If you have trouble getting the styles to show up properly, you may need to add the styles to your sites style sheet or paste the style sheet link in the head section of your template.
Head on over to the new Bible Search Bar page at Bible.Logos.com to see the two options, grab the code, and get it set up on your site.
Normally Paul opened his letters with something like grace and peace to you from God our Father. It’s very easy to locate all the verses with both grace and peace. Open the Bible Search dialog from the Search menu. In the Search box type grace and peace. Select your Bible and set your Range to Paul’s Epistles. You just found all the verses in Paul’s letters containing both words! When you perform an "and" search, all terms must be present to be a hit. Try typing grace and peace and mercy to locate the verses with all three words.
At Logos we tend to love books more than we love basketball. So, with March Madness starting today we thought we’d spin our own variation of the tournament and launch LogosMarchMadness.com.
The premise is simple—we’ve selected 64 of our titles and placed them in 4 divisions: OT, NT, Theology, and Popular. You visit LogosMarchMadness.com and vote for which titles advance each round. In each division, titles will compete based upon your votes. The highest voted titles advance until we have a grand champion.
To make things more interesting, we’re offering discounts on ALL the books in the tournament and YOU control how much the discount is. Every round that a book advances in the tournament, the discount increases. Discounts will be between 25% and 75%. That means that if you see a title you really want, it is up to you to spread the word and get people to vote. Post it on your blog, tell your Facebook friends, and tweet it on Twitter! If you want the discount, you need to get the votes. The discount is in your hands!
The tournament will run from March 19 through April 6 and will have 6 rounds. We’ve posted the full schedule and brackets on the site.
Opportunities like this don’t come along often, so don’t miss out. Be sure to subscribe to the Tournament RSS feed to receive updates on what books are advancing and the all important discount codes!
Logos March Madness—When books move up, prices go down. Spread the word!
Yesterday we finished posting on our Pre-Pub page 56 new books in 11 new collections from Moody Publishers. The collections are a variety of sizes and cover a wide range of topics. Whether you’re a new Christian, a student, or a seasoned pastor, there are plenty of quality titles to choose from.
- Alistair Begg Collection (3 Vols.)
- Erwin W. Lutzer Collection (5 Vols.)
- Jesus and Jewish Feasts Collection (3 Vols.)
- Larry Burkett Collection (4 Vols.)
- Moody Apologetics Collection (5 Vols.)
- Moody Bible Study Collection (11 Vols.)
- Moody History Makers Collection (2 Vols.)
- Moody Pastoral Care Collection (2 Vols.)
- Moody Pastoral Theology Collection (5 Vols.)
- Moody Spiritual Warfare Collection (6 Vols.)
- Moody Theological Studies Collection (10 Vols.)
There are also several other Moody collections still on Pre-Pub, and some are getting ready to ship soon, which means that you still have time to jump in before the price goes up. Give them a look as well.
- A Savior Worth Having
- Charles Ryrie Collection (8 Vols.)
- Jensen’s Survey of the Old and New Testament (2 Vols.)
- Moody Church Leadership Collection (24 Vols.)
- Moody Counseling Collection (11 Vols.)
- The Names of the Trinity Collection (3 Vols.)
- New Testament Greek Syntax: An Illustrated Manual
- The New Unger’s Bible Handbook