Last Chance to Get Christmas Deals!

Last chance for Christmas deals!You’re running out of time to take advantage of Christmas savings! For just a few more days, you can get great discounts on limited-time Christmas collections, topical bundles, some of our most-requested products, and more.

Save big on Christmas collections

Packed with over 40 commentary volumes on specific books like Matthew, Luke, Acts, Psalms, and more, Christmas collections are a deal you don’t want to miss! But you have to hurry: these collections are only available through December 31.

You’ll get volumes from popular commentary series like the New American Commentary Series, the International Critical Commentary Series, and the Pillar New Testament Commentary.

Check them out now!

Get 15% off topical bundles

During the Christmas sale, you can save 15% on topical bundles when you use coupon code BUNDLEUP14 at checkout. These bundles include a selection of resources essential to a specific area of study, like Old Testament studies, counseling, and preaching. 

Don’t miss your chance to get 15% off topical bundles today!

All 12 Days of Logos deals are live!

For this year’s 12 Days of Logos sale, we put 12 top resources on sale (plus one extra!), and right now you can save on every single one. This is a great opportunity to save on works like the New International Commentary on the Old Testament and New Testament, the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary, and the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. 

Get them now before they’re gone!

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Christmas collections, 12 Days of Logos savings, bundles on the topics you care about—these deals aren’t gone yet, but they will be at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 31.

Take advantage of the Christmas sale before it’s too late!

 

Load Your New Tablet with Great Books

TabletBundle_ProductImg_MaxWe built a bundle specially designed for your new tablet or phone, so that brand-new device you unwrapped yesterday can be delivering insight today.

To get started, download what we’re sure will be your favorite iOS or Android app—Bible by Logos for mobile. It’s free, and it allows you to carry your library along wherever your life takes you.

Then, get the newly constructed Tablet Bundle, designed specifically for reading on your mobile devices. Until January 2, this companion to the Logos app is available at a fantastic price. It features eight classics of Christian living, theology, prayer, and spiritual development, all at 50% off what you would pay for them if you purchased them individually. These classic page-swiping resources are sure to prepare you for a new year, help you live out your resolutions, and revolutionize your personal and group Bible studies.

These books come fully tagged as Logos resources and are integrated into the Logos desktop software, but they’re also ideal for reading cover to cover on your mobile device.

You’ll see familiar names like John Piper, N.T. Wright, R.C. Sproul, and D.L. Moody on the topics of grace, the Christian life, and Jesus.

This collection also includes a resource new to Logos: George MacDonald’s The Gifts of the Child Christ and Other Tales—ideal for reading to your children at their bedside from your tablet or phone. And for those seeking a challenge to grow in their spiritual life, The Imitation of Christ provides that classic in spiritual development and the pursuit of holiness.

But this deal won’t last: get it now before it expires January 2!

Happy Boxing Week: Save on 45+ Resources

boxing-week-saleHappy Boxing Week! We’ve got great deals for you during this shopping holiday.

Save big on over 45 resources by well-loved and respected authors, including D.A. Carson, J.I. Packer, and others. So what are you waiting for—take advantage of Boxing Week savings now!

Special Boxing Week deals

*Products with a maple leaf represent a work by a Canadian author.

maple-leaf-boxing-week-saleIVP Jesus Studies Collection (15 vols.)

Regularly $224.95get it for $200.00 (11% off!)

ivp-jesus-studies-collectionThis series presents 15 contemporary volumes on Jesus’ life and ministry, as well as much-debated topics relating to the interpretation of his deity, significance of his resurrection, and the historical impact he made.

Explore the preexistence of Christ, significance and interpretation of Jesus’ parables, claims made about Jesus and the misguided assumptions behind them, and much more.

maple-leaf-boxing-week-saleStudies in New Testament Greek and JSNTS Collection (17 vols.)

Regularly $269.95get it for $199.95 (26% off!)
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This collection is designed to aid scholars and students alike in gaining a deeper understanding of the New Testament. Two important methods are introduced—rhetorical criticism and discourse analysis—that are currently being utilized to investigate the use of words and phrases within the historical context in which they were written or spoken.

Get this series and enhance the way you study the New Testament.

maple-leaf-boxing-week-saleDifficult Doctrine of the Love of God

Regularly $13.95get it for $9.95 (29% off!)

In doing away with trivialities and clichés, this work by noted evangelical scholar D.A. Carson gets to the heart of this all-important doctrine from an unflinching evangelical perspective. Yet it does so without losing its personal emphasis: for in understanding more of the comprehensive nature of God’s love as declared in his Word, you’ll come to understand God and his unending love for you more completely.

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Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Isaiah: Chapters 1–39

Regularly $26.95get it for $19.95 (26% off!)

This unique commentary allows the interpretation of Isaiah 1–39 to be guided by the final form of the whole book of Isaiah. It focuses on the theological aspects of Isaiah, giving special attention to the role of literary context.

IVP Dictionary of the Old Testament Bundle (2 vols.)

Regularly $99.95get it for $77.95 (22% off!)

This two-volume bundle includes the award-winning Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch and the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, both from InterVarsity Press. These dictionaries bring together hundreds of top Old Testament scholars under the editorship of T. Desmond Alexander, David W. Baker, Bill T. Arnold, and H.G.M. Williamson.

Baker Academic New Testament Backgrounds (19 vols.)

Regularly $461.50get it for $359.95 (22% off!)

This collection provides insight into the cultural, social, and religious contexts surrounding the Greco-Roman World; analyzes the credibility of the biblical canon, miracles, and exorcisms; and explores the history and impact of Judaism.

Save on all Boxing Week deals!

Take advantage of these huge opportunities to save: explore all Boxing Week deals now.

And don’t forget—you can still take 15% off any Logos 6 base package.

Why Stop at 12 Deals?

The Epistle to the RomansWe couldn’t stop with just 12 deals, so we’re adding an extra day to the 12 Days of Logos. This 13th deal is one you’ll definitely want in your library.

Through December 31, get 34% off John Murray’s The Epistle to the Romans. This classic commentary offers timeless, thought-provoking exegesis on Romans, along with meticulously researched background information. Murray’s accessible style makes this volume invaluable for study at any level.

Don’t miss the riches of what John Piper called “the most beautifully written commentary on the planet.”

All 12 Days deals are still available!

28% off the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive

This massive collection includes every sermon Timothy Keller preached from 1989 to 2011—more than 1,200 total. With these transcripts, you’ll be able to incorporate Dr. Keller’s insights into your sermon preparation, research, or personal study.

$500.00 off The New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament

The NICOT/NICNT provides an exposition of Scripture that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship, yet at the same time loyal to Scripture as the infallible Word of God. This collection is rarely on sale, so don’t miss your chance!

27% off Christian History & Biography Magazine (issues 1–99)

Get nearly 2,000 articles covering every aspect of church history from the early church to our time. Enrich your studies with insightful analysis of key events, important people, and much more.

And there are nine other great products on sale. These deals only last through December 31—don’t wait, or you’ll miss out.

Check out the 12 Days of Logos offers before they’re gone!

Our Long-Awaited Jesus

Luke 2:11

When I meditate on Christmas, I think about our Jesus—about the miracle of our Savior. About being free from my sins and being able to rest in his grace all because he came here to save us. But I don’t often think about the fact that people longed and waited for him to come.

Patience isn’t something that comes naturally for most people, especially when there’s no ETA. And waiting for Jesus had to require more patience than anything else we’ve ever waited for.

They knew he had been promised. They believed he would come. But they didn’t know when. I can’t even imagine how amazing it felt for those shepherds, who were just going about their day, to hear those glorious words:

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)

The Lord was here. Our Jesus had come. They would be set free. The Savior born was declared to be the divine Messiah, and an angel had been sent to tell them personally.

After all that waiting, he had finally arrived.

The hymn Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus puts this into perspective:

Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born thy people to deliver,
born a child and yet a King,
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all sufficient merit,
raise us to thy glorious throne.

He was the desire of every nation, the longing of every heart. Jesus, the best king they could ever hope for—their strength, hope, and joy. People didn’t care about gifts, or great food, or even good company. Their long-awaited Savior had suddenly come, and that’s all that mattered.

This Christmas, let’s remember what a miracle Jesus was. Let’s not take his birth for granted. Let us drop everything and bask in the glory of our long-awaited Savior, who was born on earth, would die to save us, and who will never leave us.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

—John 3:16

Hallelujah, our Savior is here! Let us rejoice.

Merry Christmas! Enjoy a $20 Gift

Gift-BlogHeader -630x175All of us at Faithlife would like to wish you a joyous Christmas and a happy New Year! We’re incredibly grateful for your support over the years and for choosing Faithlife as your source for digital Bible study tools.

To spread a bit of Christmas joy, we’re offering all Faithlife users a $20.00 promotional code to spend on any Logos resource.

Use your gift to take advantage of special Christmas deals, get more from your Bible study with Logos 6, explore history’s greatest works with a Noet Research Library, or advance your theological knowledge with a Mobile Ed course.

If you have a Faithlife or Logos account, just check your inbox for your code, and take $20.00 off your purchase today!* But hurry—this code expires at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 31, 2014.

Get started by exploring our Christmas sale!

We wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas!

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

—Isaiah 9:6

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God with Us: The Birth of a Savior

Matthew 1:23One of the most fascinating developments to follow through the Bible’s storyline is the concept of God dwelling with his people. God, the creator of all that exists, gradually reveals his desire to be present and active with those who belong to him. Tracing this progressive revelation is cause for great worship and wondrous hope.

After God rescued the Israelites from Egypt, God commanded them to make him “a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst” (Exod. 25:8). God had given the Israelites new hope and identity by rescuing them from the Egyptians. Now, he revealed his intention to have his presence continually with them. Through both this “tabernacle” and the temple that followed, God lived among his people. How incredible it must have felt to have the Lord of all creation make his home with them!

Yet the tabernacle and temple were only a glimpse of God’s ultimate plan to draw near to his people. Isaiah prophesied about a coming “Emmanuel” (Isa. 7:14), a name which means “God with us.” In Jesus, God entered into his creation in a very tangible way. That the temple system allowed for the high priest to enter into God’s presence was astounding, but Jesus made God’s presence readily available to all. He did this in two ways.

First, Jesus revealed the character of God. He demonstrated the love, mercy, righteousness, and holiness of God in ways that we could easily see and understand. Following God was no longer merely about obeying commands, but about following the one who lived them out perfectly.

Second, Jesus made a way for sinners to come into God’s presence by providing a “once and for all,” perfect sacrifice for sin. The writer of Hebrews tells us that Christians “have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus” (Heb. 10:19). Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God both dwelt with us and provided a way for us to dwell with him.

With the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we get another example of God’s desire to dwell with his people. Through the Holy Spirit, God intends to be ever present and active with his people, both as individuals and as the church (1 Cor. 6:19, 1 Cor. 3:16). In words only fully grasped with an understanding of the Israelite temple system, Paul asks the Corinthian church, “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” Just as God’s presence dwelt in the inner sanctuary of the physical temple, so now his presence dwells with his church and with individual believers.

Yet the final piece in God’s plan to dwell with his people is still yet to come. In John’s vision of the new creation, he sees “the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God” (Rev. 21:2). John then hears “a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God’” (Rev. 21:3). As we’ve seen time and again, God enters into our world, moves into our neighborhood. This passage does not read, “. . . the dwelling place of man is with God,” but rather “. . . the dwelling place of God is with man.” God enters into our world, our realm, our lives. He is the great initiator. And apart from his continual movement towards us, we are hopeless.

What a joy that our hope is not in “us with God,” but in “God with us.” Emmanuel.

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Continue exploring the Christmas story with limited-time Christmas collections, and find ways to enrich your holiday season with Scripture during the Logos Christmas sale.

On Sale: Resources for Examining Christ’s Birth

december-monthly-sale-bannerAs we spend time with our friends and loved ones this Christmas Eve, our thoughts naturally turn to the birth of the Messiah. And yet, so many misconceptions persist about Jesus’ arrival on this earth. With that in mind, here are some resources you can use to explore the Savior’s birth that are on sale this December:

The Interpretation of St. Matthew’s Gospel

Save 34% when you get it now!

the-interpretation-of-st-matthews-gospelMatthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus. While many modern Christians are concerned with their ancestry and family trees, this would have been of special importance to Matthew’s original audience.

R.C.H. Lenski highlights the importance of genealogy to a first-century audience—and the incredible lineage of Jesus through David, as well as Abraham. In the entire commentary, he goes beyond exegesis, providing linguistic and textual analysis; historical background like information on the author, date, time of writings, authorial intent, and chief themes; and much more. Often addressing difficult text, evading nothing, Lenski evaluates multiple interpretations before choosing one in particular.

The Lenski Commentary will introduce you to a range of interpretations and viewpoints, allowing you to see how other interpretations relate to one another, and will provide the context as to why he settled on a particular viewpoint.

The Anchor Yale Bible: The Gospel according to Luke I–IX

Save 20% when you get it now!

the-anchor-yale-bible-the-gospel-according-to-luke-i-ixLuke’s Gospel, which is frequently associated with the Christmas story, provides elements like the birth announcement to Zechariah, Elizabeth’s proclamation, and Mary’s song of praise. 

In this first of two volumes on the Gospel of Luke, Joseph A. Fitzmyer provides an exhaustive introduction, a definitive new translation, and extensive notes and commentary on Luke’s Gospel. Fitzmyer brings to the task his mastery of ancient and modern languages, his encyclopedic knowledge of the sources, and his intimate acquaintance with the questions and issues occasioned by the third Synoptic Gospel.

The New International Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 40–66

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the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-testament-the-book-of-isaiah-chapters-40-66Though many of Isaiah’s prophecies about the Messiah’s birth come in the early portion of the book, chapters 40–66 are replete with prophecies concerning Jesus Christ, including the powerful chapter 53. At this time of celebration, let us not forget that this infant baby whose birth we observe would become the man Jesus, born to die for the sins of the whole world.

In this commentary, John N. Oswalt builds on his earlier argument that the central theme of Isaiah is servanthood. Throughout the book, he keeps readers focused on the character of Israel’s sovereign redeemer, on the blind servant Israel, and on the ultimate work of the suffering servant in whom the world can find its savior.

These are just a few great titles on sale: be sure to check out the rest of this month’s discounted products!

A Chorus of Angels with Joy in Their Hearts

Luke 2:14
It’s easy to imagine what Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, or the Magi were thinking and feeling when they encountered the baby Jesus for the first time. I can imagine the mix of excitement, nerves, and expectation as they wondered when God would reveal the details of his plan and what kind of man this child would grow to be.

But have you ever thought what the angels of Luke 2 were thinking and feeling? I hadn’t until I read Rev. C.H. Spurgeon’s sermon on Luke 2:14 titled “The First Christmas Carol.”

Luke 2:14 records what the angels sang about the birth of Christ, overlooking a hillside full of sheep and shepherds. Spurgeon pointed out that, compared with the breadth of their experiences, this was a fairly humble job for a chorus of angels. These angels sang the soundtrack of creation, looking on as God spun into being all that we know. Several among their number had carried messages to kings and emperors. But on that night they carried a birth announcement to salt-of-the-earth people. And yet they didn’t hold back an ounce. They gave their highest praise. And Spurgeon said, “Methinks, they sang it with gladness in their eye; with their hearts burning with love, and with breasts as full of joy as if the good news to man had been good news to themselves.”

Why were the usually somber angels so delighted on that night? Because in the person of Jesus, all of God’s promises were fulfilled. All the attributes of God were manifest in a form that all men and women could see and experience for themselves. In the baby Jesus, God made himself accessible to us.

To the refrain they add, “. . . and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Not since the garden had true peace with God been available to mankind. Since Adam’s sin, there had always been enmity between God and men. The sacrificial system carved out an unsteady ceasefire, but lasting peace was finally possible on the night that God closed the distance between heaven and earth. He came to us because we could not go to him.

So as you celebrate Christmas this year, carve out some time to celebrate like the angels did—by giving to God the highest praise of which you are capable, and reveling in the peace that he made possible for you and me.

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You can continue exploring Luke’s Gospel with this season’s exclusive Luke Christmas Collection, or save on other resources this Christmas that help you dig into God’s Word.

New Lexham Press Titles Shipping Soon

Lexham Press has 16 new books shipping before the calendar turns over to 2015! All of these books are on currently on Pre-Pub—by ordering now, you could get up to 40% off the regular price.

Hurry—all of these books will ship before the end of the year!

Spurgeon Commentary Collection

spurgeon-commentary-collection-new-testament-lettersWe’ve already shown you what makes these commentaries different—they’re more than just a collection of Spurgeon’s writings and spoken word. They’re directly connected to your Logos Bible Software tools that you use on a regular basis, filled with the inspiring wisdom of one of the most influential preachers of the modern era.

The revolutionary Spurgeon Commentary Collection ships December 30. Get it for 40% off on Pre-Pub.

Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics

reformed-dogmaticsFor the first time ever, Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics will be available in English. The first two volumes have been completed and the third one is almost ready. We’re shipping all three of these volumes—Theology Proper, Anthropology, and Christology—now so you can benefit from this groundbreaking translation project.

The final two volumes are scheduled to be finished by July, 2016. If you order now, you’ll receive the first three volumes when they ship December 29 and the other two volumes automatically as they’re finished.

You can get this important piece of Reformed theology for 20% off on Pre-Pub.

Transformative Word series

when-you-want-to-yell-at-god-the-book-of-jobThe first two volumes of the Transformative Word series are finished and ready to ship.

The first volume, When You Want to Yell at God, helps us see the book of Job with fresh eyes. Looking at Job as the height of biblical poetry, Craig Bartholomew helps us see just how beautiful this man’s struggle with God really is.

The second volume, Cutting Ties with Darkness, examines the painful relationship between the Apostle Paul and the church in Corinth. How can we deal with the scars we’ve picked up from our own relationships in light of Jesus’ example?

The Transformative Word series is written by a global cast of church leaders to help you reflect on how the Bible can transform your life. A conversational tone and thought-provoking questions guide you through each biblical book.

These two volumes will ship December 30. Get them both for 20% off on Pre-Pub.

Stand-alone books

the-lion-of-princeton-bb-warfield-as-apologist-and-theologianLexham Press has two additional stand-alone books that will ship before the end of the year, The Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian and Confronted by Grace: Meditations of a Theologian.

In the Lion of Princeton, Kim Riddlebarger examines B.B. Warfield’s theological, apologetical, and polemical writings, bringing clarity to the confusion that surrounds one of the most significant American theologians. Riddlebarger provides a biographical overview of Warfield’s life and traces the growing appreciation for Warfield’s thought by contemporary Reformed thinkers.

Confronted by Grace is a collection of beautifully and thoughtfully written sermons from John Webster, a leading contemporary theologian. These reflections, born from years of theological and biblical study, demonstrate the complexity of the realities we face in the Christian life and the depth of the grace of God. Thoroughly accessible, Webster points us toward Christ so that we may grow in our understanding of the truth of the gospel.

These two books ship on December 31. Get them both for 20% off on Pre-Pub.