License and Registration Please . . .

Sometimes I find myself feeling chagrined when I am making a large purchase and the clerk offers to let me buy the extended warranty plan. Her company will stand behind the product they are selling me if I pay them to do so, otherwise I am on my own. There is nothing like that feeling of paying for the security that should be the hallmark of every good business transaction. Oh . . . word to the wise, go ahead and get that extended warranty for any Xbox 360 purchases; you don’t have to thank me.

Your license on our server

Sadly, having to pay for indemnity is quickly becoming the standard in the software industry. If you look at the user agreements for most of the software you use, you are prompted to buy, at an average of about $10.00, the privilege of downloading the software you have already purchased beyond a thirty to sixty day window. What that means is this: if you have purchased and downloaded that great anti-virus software, you have a one year subscription, but if after sixty days your hard drive crashes you have to pay to download the software again in order to use the service you paid for the rest of the year.

Logos bucks this trend. In a resounding act of industry integrity, Logos tells you, the end-user, that the license that you have paid for belongs to you. With your license, all downloads and unlocked items are backed up in our servers for FREE! That’s right, gratis. You bought it, it’s yours. If your computer crashes, when you finally upgrade from that laptop you bought in 2002, or if you just can’t find the discs so you can reinstall your Scholar’s Library Logos has all of your licenses saved on their servers. How cool is that? It is pretty nice when your initial purchase with a company comes bundled with the protection that you deserve.

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The New International Commentary Is Shipping Next Week

The New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament

The New International Commentary—commonly known as NICOT and NICNT—is one of the most respected commentary series published in the evangelical Protestant tradition. It is thoroughly researched and abreast of modern biblical scholarship, yet at the same time loyal to Scripture as the infallible Word of God.

Many of the volumes in this series have become classic works of evangelical biblical scholarship—in particular F. F. Bruce’s commentary on Acts, Douglas Moo’s commentary on Romans, Gordon Fee’s commentary on 1 Corinthians, Bruce K. Waltke’s commentary on Proverbs, and Leon Morris’s commentary on John. In fact, Christianity Today called Morris’s commentary on John “the best commentary on any book of the Bible by an evangelical in recent decades.”

The New International Commentary—the combined NICOT and NICNT—has been, without a doubt, our best-selling and most popular Pre-Pub. In fact, back when we put it on Pre-Pub a few months ago, we received enough pre-orders in just 13 hours to move the project into production. And the orders haven’t stopped.

In the meantime, we have been hard at work on this massive project. We have converted tens of thousands of pages of print material into electronic text, put in extra hours, and have done everything possible to get the New International Commentary into the hands of our users as fast as possible.

We’re now pleased to announce that we plan to ship the New International Commentary in just a few days. Our Electronic Text Development department is putting the finishing touches on the series this afternoon, and we’ll spend the rest of this week and the early part of next week testing and replicating. We plan to begin processing orders by the end of next week.

What does this mean for you? If you haven’t yet ordered, then this is your last chance to do so and still get the Pre-Pub discount. After we ship, the Pre-Pub price disappears. If you want the lowest price on the New International Commentary, make sure you pre-order now.

With the Logos Bible Software edition, all 23,832 pages of material in all 40 volumes of the New International Commentary will integrate seamlessly with the rest of your digital library—appearing in Passage Guides, search results, and custom reports. That makes this edition even more valuable for research projects or preparing for next Sunday’s sermon.

Remember, if you haven’t ordered yet, you still have one last chance to do so. Place your pre-order now to lock in the lowest price.

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A Happy Birthday to America’s Theologian

Save $50 off the retail price of The Works of Jonathan Edwards (2 Vols.)
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Jonathan Edwards was born to Timothy and Esther Edwards on October 5th, 306 years ago. In the 55 years that followed, he pastored in Northampton, Massachusetts, played a role in the Great Awakening, wrote many highly influential books, papers and sermons, and became president of what would later become Princeton University.

One would find it difficult to over-emphasize the influence that Jonathan Edwards has had in Christian theology, philosophy and practice. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy called Edwards, “America’s most important and original philosophical theologian.” Perry Miller, founder of the Yale edition of the Works of Jonathan Edwards, described Edwards as the first and greatest American philosopher. In Edward’s works, Perry suggests the reader “discovers an intelligence which, as much as Emerson’s, Melville’s, or Mark Twain’s, is both an index of American society and a comment upon it.”

I personally discovered Edwards in John Piper’s ECPA Gold Medallion winning book God’s Passion for His Glory. In the first half of this life-affecting book, Piper introduced me to Jonathan Edwards and his theological perspective. One could not find a more passionate apologist for Edwards than John Piper. Piper has said, “Jonathan Edwards is in a class by himself in American history, perhaps in the history of Christendom . . .” The second half of God’s Passion for His Glory featured Edward’s essay The End for Which God Created the World in its entirety, along with notes and commentary by Piper. It was not the easiest read by any stretch of the imagination but, like any good work out, I finished it tired and exhilarated. Soon I was devouring everything I could find by and about America’s theologian.

In 1758, Edwards died from the complications of a new and controversial smallpox vaccine. He chose to get the inoculation in order to encourage others to do the same during a smallpox epidemic striking New Jersey at the time. He left behind 11 children and his dear wife Sarah. Beyond his academic legacy, a twentieth century reporter looked into Edward’s 1400 descendants and found they included 13 college presidents, 100 lawyers, 66 doctors, 65 university professors, 2 university deans, and 80 holders of public office, including 3 senators, 3 state governors and Vice President Aaron Burr.

As a celebration of this life well-lived and Edwards’ incredible legacy, we at Logos would like to offer the following special from October 5th through October 12th:

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  • Happy birthday, Jonathan Edwards . . . and thank you.

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    Help a Struggling Seminary Student with One Click

    seminary.pngAs a former seminarian, I can say with great confidence that I always appreciated the person who told me about opportunities to get money to help pay for my education. If you know a seminarian, today is your day to be that person! Today is Help-a-Seminarian Day.
    In just 13 days, Logos will award its first Seminary Scholarship, which includes $1,000.00 towards tuition and a copy of Scholar’s Library.
    Help the seminarians around you by letting them know about this scholarship opportunity. Applying is easy and only takes less than 15 minutes.

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    Great Bible Giveaway—October

    giveawaythumb.jpgToday marks the halfway point for our Great Bible Giveaway. To date we’ve seen more than 40,000 visitors to the giveaway site, received more than 7,000 official entries, and given away 36 ultra-premium Bibles worth nearly $6,000.00. All that, and we’ve still got three more months to go! If you haven’t won yet, stick with it. October could be your month!

    This October, is giving away another 12 exquisitely crafted premium Bibles. Visit the Great Bible Giveaway for details on how to enter, as well as the full contest rules and prize list.

    This month we will be giving away:

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    9. NKJV UltraSlim Bible Signature Series, Tan Calfskin (Retail $129.99) from Thomas Nelson
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    To read how the Great Bible Giveaway got started, check out our original Bible Giveaway post.

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    The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis: Segmentation

    For the final installation in the series, "The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis," Dr. Steve Runge serves up some spicy discourse for you! Here, he highlights the flavors of Segmentation, another concept covered in Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis.

    If you still have not done so, be sure to serve up your own discourse by placing your Pre-Pub order for the Discourse Grammar.

    Today’s video: Segmentation

    What’s being said about Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament:

    “. . . . Though Runge’s Discourse Grammar does not seek to replace traditional approaches to understanding and explicating the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek, it provides a whole new range of conceptual and analytical tools that complement and supplement the more traditional approaches. . . . ”
    —Dr. J. Ted Blakley, New Testament Studies, University of St. Andrews

    The Discourse Grammar is at the end of production and is getting ready to ship soon, so make sure you place your order before the price goes up!

    Previous blog posts in this series:

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    Six Years Later, Thayer’s Lexicon Is Back on Pre-Pub

    Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament

    Where were you in 2003?

    2003 was a big year. Dan Brown’s bestselling Da Vinci Code was published. Tampa Bay beat Oakland in the Super Bowl and Florida beat New York to win the World Series. Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California. The Concorde flew its last commercial flight. Johnny Cash died. It was also—and I’m not kidding—the International Year of Freshwater.

    In the world of Greek lexicography, however, 2003 was a rough year. That’s when we cancelled Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament from Pre-Pub. It was an ambitious and expensive project—thousands of entries, links to cross-references, massive appendices, and more.

    The last time we put this on Pre-Pub, the response was amazing—Logos users placed Pre-Pub orders in record numbers. Unfortunately, even though this project generated a lot of interest back in 2003, it wasn’t enough. This was a big, technical work that required a lot of tagging, linking, and data entry. We didn’t get enough orders, so we had to cancel the Pre-Pub and shelve the project.

    Six years later, the time has come to try again. If you haven’t seen it already, Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament is back on the Pre-Pub page.

    Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament contains over 5,000 entries, detailed notes on the meaning of words in the Greek text, references to hundreds of grammatical works, and detailed etymological information. In addition to the Greek texts of the New Testament, it also draws from 340 extra-biblical authors from the ancient world.

    If you have any interest at all in seeing this important lexicon go into production, place your order now. This is a new project, which means that if you placed an order six years ago, it was cancelled along with the Pre-Pub. Place a new order now to see this project move forward.

    Head on over to the product page to learn more about the history of Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and it’s usefulness for studying the Greek New Testament.

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    Finding all Articles about a Topic in one Book

    Tips & Tricks blog SetToday’s guest 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.

    Sometimes it’s possible to locate additional articles about a specific subject without having to execute a search.

    For example, open the Logos Deluxe Map Set. Type Corinth in the Current Reference box and press Enter. A map about Corinth opens. Now press the Reference Locations arrow to the right of the box. A list of all the maps containing Corinth appears! Click one and you’re there.

    Look for the Reference Locations arrow in other books especially topically indexed books like dictionaries. This can be a real time saver.

    For more tips like this, be sure to visit Morris Proctor’s Tips & Tricks blog or subscribe to the RSS feed.

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    Logos Payment Plan

    payment_plan_annot.pngMental note: Just because I know something does not mean everyone knows it.
    I was reminded of the above truth the other day when on Twitter someone mentioned that they had wanted to buy Logos Scholar’s Library for awhile, but their budget never had room for the expense. I replied to the person saying, “Not sure if this helps, but we do have payment plans” The person responded a couple minutes later, very excited, thanking me and letting me know that this was just what they needed in order to be able to fit Logos into their budget.
    The part of the story that surprised me was that the person had been thinking about buying Logos for a while now, but never knew we had the payment plan option. I followed up that Twitter conversation with a tweet to all our followers letting them know about our payment plan. I received numerous messages following that tweet with people thanking me and saying that they never knew this program existed.
    Today I ran a quick search on our blog for “payment plan” and didn’t come up with any hits. So, I decided I’d lay aside my assumption that you all know we have a payment plan available and say, “Hey, if you didn’t already know, we offer payment plans for orders over $29.90.”
    To take advantage of the payment plan, simply select the payment plan option during the final step of checkout, enter your phone number, and select the number of payments you’d like to make. It is that simple.
    You can get full program details here.

    Great Bible Giveaway – August Winners

    Twelve more people have now received a top-of-the-line premium leather Bible from the Great Bible Giveaway.

    Will you be next? You still have 6 more days to enter for your chance to be one of our September winners! Visit the Great Bible Giveaway for full details and to enter today.

    Congratulations to our August winners:

  • J. GenotaESV Study Bible, Black Calfskin (Retail $239.99) from Crossway
  • Q. MarlowESV Wide Margin Reference, Black Goatskin ($229.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  • S. Padilla KJV Cambridge Premier Concord Reference, Black Goatskin (Retail $199.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  • D. WellcomeNASB In Touch Ministries Wide Margin Edition, Burgundy Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  • D. MunteanNASB Large Print Ultrathin Reference, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  • J. Mayden NASB Side Column Reference Wide Margin Special Limited Edition, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  • T. JoyNIV Archaeological Study Bible, Venetian Brown Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $109.99) From Zondervan
  • M. JaggersNIV Thinline, Ebony Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $49.99) from Zondervan
  • B. Holt NKJV UltraSlim Bible Signature Series, Tan Calfskin (Retail $129.99) from Thomas Nelson
  • A. Hobbs NLT Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail $135.00) from Tyndale
  • A. DoylesNLT Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail $135.00) from Tyndale
  • N. CreitzTNIV, Black Renaissance Fine Leather ($99.99) from Zondervan
  • Want to see how this all started? View our original Great Bible Giveaway blog post.