Save up to 34% on Commentaries with Graduation Deals for Everyone!

Graduation Sale

In honor of this year’s graduates, we’re kicking off summer with great deals—for everyone! Whether you’re graduating or you just want to know the Bible better, you can save up to 34% on top commentaries. Here are a few of the bestsellers:

interpretation-a-bible-commentary-for-teaching-and-preachingInterpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (INT)

On sale for $70 off!

Interpretation combines historical scholarship and theological questions, bringing an understanding of what the text says into dialogue with contemporary questions of life and faith. A readable blend of exegetical study and hermeneutical reflection, it will equip you to better teach and preach the Bible.

NIV Application Commentary Bundle (NIVAC)

On sale for $100 off!

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip: from our world to the world of the Bible. There they leave us, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning, but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The NIV Application Commentary series brings together both halves of the interpretive process: it bridges the gap between the Bible’s world and today’s.

pillar-new-testament-commentary-blogPillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC)

On sale for more than $75 off!

Full of contributions from authors like Douglas Moo, Leon Morris, and D.A. Carson, the Pillar New Testament Commentary is designed for both focused scholars and general readers of the Bible. The authors seek to “loosen the Bible from its pages” and help you apply its truths to your life.

The New International Greek Testament Commentary (NIGTC)

On sale for more than $130 off!

“At a time when the study of Greek is being curtailed in many schools of theology,” states the series’ foreword, “we hope that the NIGTC will demonstrate the continuing value of studying the Greek New Testament and will be an impetus in the revival of such study.” The New Testament demands exegesis that’s sensitive to theological themes, as well as to the texts’ historical, linguistic, and textual context. The NIGTC delivers. One Logos user says, “This is definitely a set that anyone serious about studying God’s Word would want in their collection.”

Celebrate a hard-earned summer by equipping yourself (or a friend) for future ministry and better Bible study: pick up your favorite commentaries today.

Get a Free Book by Walter Brueggemann

FBOTM_SocialShare_400x400Right now, you can get Walter Brueggemann’s Spirituality of the Psalms for free!

Brueggemann, one of the world’s foremost theologians and OT scholars, has led the way to compelling new understandings of ancient Israel’s faith and culture. Now you can pick up his intriguing exploration of the Psalms at no cost whatsoever.

One of the hardest parts things about interpreting and applying the OT is understanding its context and purpose. In Spirituality of the Psalms, Brueggemann explores the genres of the Psalms, and how genre affects their function. Using a model of “orientation / disorientation / new orientation,” he helps you relate Psalms to the ever-changing seasons of life.

walter-brueggemann-collectionBrueggemann has written more than 50 books, hundreds of articles, and several biblical commentaries. After you download your free book, be sure to enter to win the entire Walter Brueggemann Collection—you could take home all 24 volumes for free. That’s a $399 value!

Want more from Dr. Brueggemann?

After you download Spirituality of the Psalms, add David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and Memory for just $0.99! In this completely revised edition, Walter Brueggemann examines four different sets of David narratives, each of which reflects a particular social context, social hope, and community. These stories offer a distinctly different “mode of truth” concerning this pivotal biblical figure.

Don’t miss out: get both Spirituality of the Psalms and David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and Memory for just $0.99!

Take 15% Off a New Logos 5 Base Package!

Get 15% Off Logos 5

If you’ve been thinking about equipping yourself for Bible study with Logos 5, now’s the time. Right now, you can use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW to get 15% off a new base package!

Logos 5 will help you do deeper Bible study, faster:

Logos 5 also equips you with the most advanced theological library available. Each base package comes packed with top commentaries, devotionals, dictionaries, and more. You’ll get a massive digital library and powerful Bible study tools. You’ll find biblical answers, gain a deeper understanding of the text, and apply the Bible to your life. And, since Logos syncs across platforms, you’ll be able to take your library wherever you go.

Pick your perfect library

Finding the right base package is simple. Our comparison chart lets you view base packages side by side, so you can decide which datasets, resources, and prices fit your needs. From Gold (which gives you all of Logos 5’s features at the lowest price) to Portfolio (which gives you resources worth $78,000 in print!), you can choose the library that’s right for you.

And don’t forget: the bigger the base package, the better the deal. With a new base package, you’re saving way more than 15%. You’re also getting Logos’ bundling discounts, which increase as you add more books, plus Dynamic Pricing for the resources you already own.

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This is an awesome opportunity to get the world’s most advanced Bible software at a great discount. Use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW and take 15% off a new Logos 5 base package!

Logos 5’s Secret Sauce (and How It Will Transform Your Study)

Library ConnectionsYou’ve heard the term before: datasets. We sometimes mention them in emails and blog posts, and you can probably figure out most of what they are from the term alone. (Yes, they’re interconnected sets of biblical data.) But why should you care?

Because datasets are Logos 5′s secret sauce.

You won’t find them anywhere except in Logos 5. They’re not on any other website, in any other store, or even in the largest theological library out there. They were created exclusively for Logos 5 to help you study faster and better.

So, what makes these datasets so transformational? Here’s what they offer:

1. Access to game-changing scholarly research

Each of Logos 5′s 10 new datasets represents an intense research project by in-house scholars. Our research team spent years analyzing words, meanings, and biblical events—and connecting those ideas based on real human intelligence, not algorithms.

These datasets pull together massive amounts of information on world history, preaching themes, grammatical relationships, word senses, and more. They equip you to know who’s being referred to by each pronoun, verb, and noun, to see the meaning behind words, and to understand biblical events better by putting them in historical context. With this sort of data, you can complete tasks that would typically take hours—if not days—with a click.

2. Answers that take the guesswork out of Bible study

All this research and information may sound overwhelming, but—fortunately for you—getting the exact information you need is simple. That’s because you don’t need to go digging for answers: our tools and features do it for you. In fact, Logos’ tools are powered by the datasets themselves.

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Here’s an example: you want information on Zechariah—not Zechariah the trumpet player, not Zechariah the father of Able, but Zechariah the father of John the Baptist. Lucky for you, we’ve already disambiguated all 30 Zechariahs in the Bible. Just open the Bible Facts tool and search his name: the tool sweeps through the Biblical People, Places, and Things dataset to present you with a full list of relevant verses, family trees, beautiful artwork, and dictionary links.

That’s a whole lot of work and power, and all you had to do was click “search.”

This is why datasets are so transformational—they connect related information across your entire library and present you with answers, along with the facts you need to reach new insights.

Save hours of research time: upgrade to Logos 5 and take advantage of the game-changing power of datasets.

For a limited time, you can get your best deal on a Logos 5 upgrade—see your custom upgrade discount and save today!

Chaplains: Get Equipped for Any Crisis

Chaplain's LibraryIn season and out, a chaplain needs to be prepared. In addition to teaching, evangelizing, administrating, and counseling, chaplains are often called to provide comfort and encouragement at a moment’s notice—often in harrowing circumstances.

With the new Logos 5 Chaplain’s Library base package, you’ll find the resources you need to provide an anchor in life’s most difficult storms.

What’s in the Chaplain’s Library?

For starters, you get 46 of Logos 5′s most impressive features, including the Sermon Starter Guide and Timeline. You’ll have the tools you need to do deep, personal Bible study and put together messages and studies for future teaching opportunities.

On top of that, we’ve packed the Chaplain’s Library with 407 resources to enhance your ministry, like:

  • Danse Macabre: Thoughts on Death and Memento Mori from a Hospice Chaplain: N. Thomas Johnson-Medland discusses his career as a pastoral counselor and hospice provider and shares what his patients have taught him about death. This resource will help you consider mortality from other cultural perspectives.
  • Hospital Ministry: The Role of the Chaplain Today: Lawrence E. Holst explores the various roles chaplains fill in a hospital setting. You’ll look at procedural questions, ethics, and the role of ministry in multicultural contexts saturated with grief, anxiety, and loss.

    “. . . this book serves equally well as an introduction to pastoral care for medical personnel, patients, and clergy, and as an important addition to the professional literature of the pastoral care field.”
    Journal of the American Medical Association

  • Chaplains of the Bible: Inspiration for Those Who Help Others in Crisis: The collective experience of Patricia Geyer (a member of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association’s Rapid Reponse Team, a crisis intervention specialist for the Carrlly County Sherriff’s Office, and a recipient of the National Sheriffs’ Association Medal of Merit) and Richard Geyer (a chaplain, writer, and teacher) is a treasure chest of straightforward advice for anyone interested in learning to better care for others in times of crisis.

These are only a few of the titles available in the Chaplain’s Library, which also includes volumes on marital counseling, military chaplaincy, prayers for public occasions, sermon prep, preaching, and more.

Another huge bonus with the Chaplain’s package is its accessibility. With Logos’ free apps for iOS and Android, you can take your study anywhere and make the most of those rare quiet moments.

Get equipped to serve

Whether you serve in some form of chaplaincy or counsel regularly, the Chaplain’s Library gives you the resources you need. Learn from the rich experience of others as you equip yourself to provide encouragement and hope for the hurting.

Use coupon code CHAPLAINBP and get 15% off—pick up a Chaplain’s Library base package today!

Tell Us How You Use Logos!

We're ListeningAre you a regular Logos user? We need your help!

We’d love to get a little feedback on how you use the software. Are there particular questions you use Logos to answer? Are there features you return to over and over again?

So, whether you’re a:

  • Pastor
  • Professor
  • Student
  • Writer
  • Chaplain
  • Missionary
  • Church planter
  • Homeschooling parent
  • Or someone who’s just serious about Bible study

. . . we want to hear from you!

Here are some of the things we’d like to know:

  1. Does Logos help you fill a specific role? (e.g., pastor, student, professor, etc.)
  2. What tasks do you count on Logos to help you with in your study?
  3. Do you have a favorite feature?
  4. Do you have particular feedback you’d like to pass along?

Leave us a comment here, or get involved in the forum discussion. We’re listening!

3 Ways Logos 5 Helps Students Succeed

Logos Mobile EducationWe’ve talked before about why Logos 5 is great for pastors. But the same things that make it such a powerful resource for ministry—its study tools, its vast network of resources, its convenience—make it an amazing advantage for students, too.

That’s why, last year, Dallas Theological Seminary partnered with Logos to equip every DTS student with a custom base package.

The response has been tremendous:

Here’s why Logos is such a powerful tool for learning.

1. It gives you all the resources you need

goldSerious scholars understand the importance of context:

  • Inevitably, the Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic introduces nuance that’s hard to translate—what might you be missing?
  • Those genealogies aren’t just lists of names; they’re lists of real people. How did they live? How do they connect to what you’re studying?
  • You think you’ve come across a surprising new interpretation—but how do you know it’s not an old one, one that’s been long ago refuted?

To address these questions, you need specific types of resources: original-language lexicons, biographical datasets, commentaries. Logos 5 gives you all of these and more. Gold, for example, offers 37 volumes of original-language lexicons and word studies, 19 more volumes’ worth of original-language grammars and tools, and 444 volumes’ worth of commentaries. With Logos 5, you (or a student you care about) will always have the resources you need. Even better, you’ll get all these resources for far less than you’d pay to buy them one by one, let alone in print.

“Bought [Gold] just prior to a major exegetical paper at seminary, absolutely worth it. It made research much easier. It saved me tons of library time!”
Gold user

2. It gives you amazing research tools

platinumSo you’re looking at dozens or hundreds of volumes of original-language data, commentaries, and more. How do you access all that information?

Logos’ research tools equip you to navigate the Bible in remarkable ways. Clause Search lets you find, say, all the instances where Jesus (named or implicit) is the subject of the verb “to teach.” The Bible Sense Lexicon shows you exactly what biblical words mean, and even lets you restrict searches by meaning. (Even though the Greek and Hebrew words for “angel” also mean other things, you can find only those instances that are translated “angel.”) The Timeline lets you jump from tagged events to a big-picture view of what else was going on in biblical and world history. At the 41-second mark above, Dr. Michael Burer compares the relationship between traditional study tools and Logos to that between a slide rule and a graphing calculator. This sort of precision is the reason why.

“As someone who is working on a master’s degree, [I find] the Platinum package . . . perfect. Not only do you have the very practical pastoral tools, but also the necessary academic tools.”
Platinum user

3. It makes studying faster and more convenient

portfolioLogos 5 is huge and powerful. It’s also designed to make your life easier.

  • You can access all your resources on your desktop computer, your tablet, and your phone. (You can even use many of Logos’ core study tools.) Battery dead? Sign in at Biblia.com and access your resources online.
  • The software remembers your study setup. If you close your MacBook and, later in the day, keep studying on your PC, you’ll find everything exactly as you left it.
  • Maybe the coolest time-saver: Logos 5 can build your bibliography for you! Just choose your citation style—it’ll cite and organize your sources automatically.

The point of study isn’t busywork; it’s learning. With Logos 5, you’ll spend less time getting organized and more time digging into the Bible.

“Though I am incredibly stingy, I must say that this Portfolio package is probably one of the wisest decisions I’ve ever made. I’m 22 and a Bible college grad, starting my master’s in pastoral leadership, and I have found this resource to be utterly useful. In my sermon prep, Bible study prep, personal devos, personal curiosity, this resource has expanded many horizons I thought I’d never be able to reach. Thanks, Logos.”
Portfolio user

Get the best price right now

More than 100 universities, seminaries, and divinity schools are already using Logos. During the Logos 5 upgrade sale, you can join them for a special low price. Logos.com’s Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator looks at your resources and gives you a personalized discount:

  1. If you already own books that are included in your base package upgrade, you won’t pay for them twice. Instead, with Logos.com’s Dynamic Pricing, you’ll only pay for what’s new to you.
  2. For just a little while, you can save even more with a personalized upgrade discount. Like Dynamic Pricing, it’s based on what you already own, but it also factors in datasets and features.

Of course, budgeting can still be tricky; that’s why Logos offers interest-free payment plans. With an 18-month payment plan, Gold costs less than $100 per month—and that’s before Dynamic Pricing and your custom upgrade discount. The Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator has already taken care of the math: just sign in at Logos.com/Upgrade and see how much you’ll save!

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Education matters. If you’re a student, Logos 5 can help you learn more, faster. If you’re a parent, Logos 5 can help your son or daughter get the most from school and from the Word. If you’re a recent grad or a lifelong learner, Logos 5 can help you deepen your knowledge every day.

Get tools and resources for deeper Bible study: upgrade to Logos 5.

 
P.S. If you’re a current student, you may qualify for our Academic Discount Program, which gives you massive discounts on products for school. Take a look!

Pre-order the D.A. Carson Sermon Library for 36% Off!

da-carson-sermon-libraryWe’re delighted to introduce an exciting new resource: the D.A. Carson Sermon Library!

This remarkable collection gives you over 500 sermons from one of the most influential New Testament scholars of our time. It also introduces innovative new ways to learn: for each sermon, you’ll get not only the searchable, tagged text but also audio recordings and bonus video content.

And right now, you can pre-order the D.A. Carson Sermon Library for 36% off!

Over 500 of Carson’s sermons integrated into your library

Few pastors, professors, and authors have impacted the world the way Carson has. For over 35 years, generations of divinity students have explored the New Testament under his guidance. He has published more than 50 books, and his personal ministry (both as a pastor and as president of The Gospel Coalition) has helped unify the body of Christ and lead people to the foundational truths of the Word. Carson has profoundly influenced Christian academia and the church—he’s a Bible teacher worth learning from.

With the D.A. Carson Sermon Library, you can follow three decades’ worth of Carson’s teaching with audio or video sermons and searchable sermon manuscripts. His sermons focus on specific biblical passages, theological topics, and practical issues—they offer valuable insight into topics like the New Perspective on Paul, openness theology, providence, suffering, discipleship, and cross-cultural ministry. Preached in churches, at colleges, and at conferences around the world, these sermons provide instruction and edification from a preeminent evangelical voice that’s deeply committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

You’ll get 553 sermons, including:

  • Sermons from The Gospel Coalition National Conferences
  • “The Pastor as Father and Son” (from the 2008 Desiring God Conference)
  • “The Use of the OT in the NT”
  • “Making Sense of Suffering”
  • “Nehemiah: The Triumph and Failure of Reformation”
  • And hundreds more

This sermon library lets you join the ranks of divinity students, conference attendees, and members of Carson’s congregation who have benefited from his powerful insight into Scripture. The sermons’ searchable format makes it easy to find exactly the insights you need. And the new inclusion of audio and video makes this collection an invaluable addition to your library.

Pre-order the D.A. Carson Sermon Library today and save 36%!

Not Your Average Study, Not Our Average Sale

not-your-average-bible-study-seriesLexham Press is proud to announce our newest series, Not Your Average Bible Study. Right now, when you pre-order the first nine volumes, you’ll get 50% off!

Whether you’re a long-time student of the Word or you’ve just recently started studying the Bible, this collection sets you up to dig deeper into Scripture. Each volume guides you step by step through a book of the Bible, exploring themes, providing background, and helping you discover powerful new insights and interpretations.

Are you looking for a way to apply the Bible day to day? Are you in the midst of a dry spell in your Bible study or prayer life? As you work through each book, you’ll be prompted to respond with discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study. Each volume is ideal for individual or small group study.

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Drawing material from the Old Testament and the New, from the shortest book of the Bible and the longest, Not Your Average Bible Study offers variety as well as depth. These studies are adapted from content in Bible Study Magazine, but we’ve enhanced the digital versions to take advantage of Logos’ amazing features. This is not your average Bible study.

Pre-order the Not Your Average Bible Study collection today!

Logos 5: How to Resize Panels with the Highlighting Tab

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.

The Tools menu houses a variety of Logos features, each of which opens a certain way on the Logos desktop. For example:

  • Passage Analysis opens in a floating window.
  • Collections opens in a typical panel.
  • History opens in a “locked” panel.

It’s the locked panel I want to discuss with you, because if you’re not aware of this little trick, resizing can be challenging.

  • Choose Tools | Highlighting.
  • Notice that the Highlighting panel locks into place on the left side of the screen (A).

When you place your cursor on the border line of the panel, you’ll notice that you can’t resize like you can a typical panel (B). (You can drag the Highlighting tab to reposition the panel, but that doesn’t resize it the way we want.)

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So try this:

  • Close the Highlighting panel.
  • Choose the Tools menu again.
  • Click and hold Highlighting.
  • Drag Highlighting around the Logos desktop.
  • Notice how different portions of the desktop highlight in blue (C).

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  • Release the mouse.
  • Notice that the blue area becomes a typical panel housing Highlighting (D).

You can now easily resize the Highlighting panel, because it’s not locked into place (E).

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Try dragging other features on the Tools menu, such as History, Information, Bible Facts, or Power Lookup. I think you’ll enjoy the flexibility that dragging provides!