Logos 5: Field Searching

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.

As the certified trainer for Logos Bible Software, I have the privilege of meeting a lot of Logos users and hearing numerous questions. The category with the most frequent questions is searching. Many queries go something like this:

Moe, how do I refine my searches? If I search for a word in all my books, I get a million hits. Is there a way to find articles and “chunks of information” about a subject without executing a word search?

Thankfully, the answer is yes. In this week’s blog, I’ll address just one way to limit searches: with a field search.

First, what’s a field? Think of a field as a specific location on a form or application in which to enter information, such as name, address, city, state, etc. Imagine being an employer wanting to find all job applicants who live in the 37128 zip code. To discover the answer, you wouldn’t search the entire application—you’d just search the zip code field. Continue Reading…

Free Book: Spurgeon’s The Saint and His Savior

The Saint and His SaviorCharles Spurgeon’s The Saint and His Savior is free during June! Get your free copy today.

Spurgeon (1834–92) was one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s most prolific writers. It’s estimated that Spurgeon preached to more than 10 million people throughout the course of his ministry. The same conviction that animated his ministry shines through in his writing.

“With whom among men can you compare [Spurgeon]? He combined the preaching power of Jonathan Edwards and Whitefield with the organizing power of Wesley, and the energy, fire, and courage of Luther.” —B. H. Carroll

In The Saint and the Savior, Spurgeon offers counsel “to comfort the mourner, to confirm the weak, to guide the wandering, and reassure the doubting.” Download this free book today and explore Spurgeon’s introduction to the experience of God.

Visit the Free Book of the Month page to download Spurgeon’s The Saint and His Savior today! Then enter to win the entire Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 vols.) before the end of June.

Help Push These Pre-Pubs into Production!

Because we’re excited about every new title we ship, we can’t wait to get stuff out of Pre-Pub and into development. Here are five products that need just a little push to get them over the line:

Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, 28th Edition, with Critical Apparatus

The Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece is the basis for nearly every modern Bible translation. Used by scholars, pastors, students, and translators, it’s the standard and globally preeminent critical edition of the Greek New Testament.

Paul and Pauline Theology Collection (15 vols.)

The Paul and Pauline Theology Collection includes contributions from top New Testament scholars, including Krister Stendahl, Christiaan Beker, E. P. Sanders, Terence L. Donaldson, and others. Citing ancient and modern sources and using the latest scholarly methods, this collection allows you to view Paul in fresh light.

Engaging and Exegeting Culture Series (13 vols.)

This collection brings theological and spiritual reflections to cultural disciplines and expressions, including film, visual art, pop culture, leadership, theater, and the environment. It challenges you to seek God’s presence in contemporary culture and engage culture from a biblical worldview. Continue Reading…

Your Biblical Tour Guide

Owning the Lexham Bible Guides is like having someone to walk you through the Bible step by step, explaining topics, themes, and meanings behind particular passages. The guides summarize a broad range of views on the books of the Bible, giving you the tools you need to find answers quickly.

With the Lexham Bible Guides, you’ll have the direction to begin your study and the information to guide your research. Instead of having to dig for the information you need, you’ll have it all in one location—allowing you to study Scripture in a way that’s simple and effective.




We’ve shown you how the Paul’s Letters Collection can help you get to know Paul better, study topics such as humility in Philippians and the creation of the “new man” in Ephesians, and navigate complex information fast. You can learn even more about this collection on the product page.

What are you waiting for? Download the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection today!

Making Last-Minute Sermon Prep Awesome

Pastorum SeriesIt’s 6:10 p.m. I have 20 minutes to finish my weekly sermon for a service that begins at 7 p.m. My sermon includes a bit about ancient culture, a few major points I want people to remember, and some questions I hope the congregation will ponder. But it still lacks punch. It’s missing some key elements: a strong quote, a moving prayer, a surprising statistic, and elegant slides to share them all. Although I’ve been pulled in every direction by life, school, and work this week, that won’t matter to my listeners. The people who have graciously allowed me their time won’t care why my sermon falls flat. They’ll only remember that it wasn’t worth their time. I need to solve this problem.

Moments like these are what prompted us to create the Pastorum Series. This collection includes a solid set of resources to make your preaching more effective and preempt sermon prep breakdowns.

If I used the Pastorum Series in a situation like this, I would easily be able to finish preparing my sermon in 20 minutes. Continue Reading…

Now on Pre-Pub: The Henrietta C. Mears Collection

“There is no magic in small plans. When I consider my ministry, I think of the world. Anything less than that would not be worthy of Christ nor of His will for my life.” —Henrietta Mears

henrietta mearsHenrietta Mears was one of the twentieth century’s great Bible teachers. For 35 years, she served as the director of Christian education at First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, California. Her experience as a former drama instructor, gifts as a teacher, and penchant for memorizing large passages of Scripture brought the Bible to life. Through her leadership, First Presbyterian’s Sunday school attendance grew from 450 in 1928 to 6,500 in 1933.

Dissatisfaction with  available Sunday school curricula led Mears to found Gospel Light Publications in 1933 as a way to distribute her own curriculum. Gospel Light continues as one of the largest providers of Sunday school curricula today.

It would be impossible to assess Mears’ full influence. Not only has she touched the lives of those under her direct care; she has had a remarkable second-hand influence through those she mentored. Continue Reading…

Get Over 90% Off The Complete Works of Thomas Manton

Thomas Manton

For a limited time, you can get The Complete Works of Thomas Manton for only $40 on Community Pricing. When costs are covered, the price will jump to $199.95, and once it ships, the price will go up to $599.95. Get your bid in now for the best price!

Who was Thomas Manton?

Thomas Manton was an important Puritan preacher and a contemporary of John Owen’s and Richard Baxter’s. He preached hundreds of sermons on Romans 8, Psalm 119, Ephesians 1, Hebrews 6, 1 John, the prayer of Jesus in John 17, and nearly every other book of the Bible—often devoting multiple sermons to a single verse of Scripture.

Both J. C. Ryle and Charles Spurgeon regarded Manton as influential in their own preaching.

Five reflections from Thomas Manton on Romans 8

  1. “Our subjection to God, as our sovereign, is built on our total and absolute dependence upon him, both for our creation and preservation; for we could neither make ourselves, nor preserve ourselves; and therefore we are subject to the will of another, whose we are, and whom we should serve.” Continue Reading…

10 Powerful Charles Hodge Quotes

Charles HodgeCharles Hodge was one of the most influential theologians of the nineteenth century. During his time at Princeton Theological Seminary, Hodge instructed more than three thousand ministers, served as moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly in 1846, helped revise the Presbyterian Church’s Book of Discipline, and served on the Board of Foreign Missions.

Right now you can get The Works of Charles Hodge (29 vols.) at 70% off the regular price on Community Pricingpossibly even more, depending on what everyone bids. This collection contains almost 14,000 pages, including over 4,000 pages of articles, essays, and tracts, a biography of Hodge, all his published works, and more.

In honor of this wonderful collection, we’ve put together 10 powerful quotes from Charles Hodge:

  1. “There is no form of conviction more intimate and irresistible than that which arises from the inward teaching of the Spirit.”
  2. “If the race fell in Adam, much more shall it be restored in Christ. If death reigned by one, much more shall grace reign by one.”
  3. “He is not to us a God afar off, with whom we have no immediate concern; but a God who is not far from any one of us, in whom we live, move, and have our being, who numbers the hairs of your head, and without whose notice a sparrow does not fall to the ground.”
  4. Continue Reading…

Last Chance: Get $400 Off Our Top Commentary Series

the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-and-new-testamentThe New International Commentary of the Old & New Testament, known affectionately as the NICOT/NICNT, has been our top-selling Bible study resource since it went on Pre-Pub in 2009. Many pastors and leaders have benefited from the series’ scholarship, and you can, too. Right now, you can get the NICOT/NICNT for $400 less than the normal price—but you’d better hurry. This deal goes away on May 31. Act fast to get $400 off!

If you were to commission the writing of a scholarly Bible commentary series, sparing no expense, the NIC is what you would get. Many of the collection’s 44 volumes have become classics in their own right.

Christianity Today called one volume in this series, Leon Morris’ commentary on the book of John, “the best commentary on any book of the Bible by an evangelical in recent decades.” The other volumes rise to the same level of excellence. Last summer, we sat down with Joel B. Green, editor of the NICNT. He offered some great insight into all the work that went into this treasured resource.

Our convenient payment plans mean you can get access to this resource right now and pay for it gradually over several months, interest-free. If you’ve been waiting to get this resource, right now is an amazing opportunity to get it on sale.

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7 Encouraging Quotes from Charles Simeon

Horae HomileticaeHorae Homileticae, Galatians to Ephesians by Charles Simeon is free through May 31—get yours today!

This 12-chapter book is full of scholarly, spiritually rich writings on Galatians and Ephesians. Charles Simeon does a wonderful job of breaking down themes chapter by chapter, providing you with powerful insight into these biblical books. Here are seven encouraging quotes from Galatians to Ephesians:

  1. “Thus we, in our respective situations, may be called upon, by those who are in authority over us, to neglect or violate a positive duty: but we must not give place by subjection, no, not for an hour; but ‘must obey God rather than man;’ and must ‘resist unto blood, striving against sin;’ and glory in death itself, when sustained in such a cause.”
  2. “But the Lord Jesus Christ, by his obedience unto death, has both fulfilled its demands, and suffered its penalties, for us; and has thus freed us from it as a covenant, and has brought us into a better covenant, the covenant of grace.” Continue Reading…