Get a Free Book and Huge Discounts for Memorial Day!

MemorialDay2013_blogheader_620x175Summer’s coming, and with it come longer days and the opportunity to catch up on your study and reading. Now, with our Memorial Day Weekend Sale, you can get sizzling deals on some of our hottest titles and collections. Download the free Logos Bible app (iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire) and take them with you to the beach, to the park, or on your upcoming trip.

Plus, when you use coupon code MEMDAY2013, you can get a free copy of G. Campbell Morgan’s Discipleship!

The Memorial Day sale lasts for only four days. Come May 28, these deals all go away, so use coupon code MEMDAY2013 to save now on the following titles:

The Nelson Bible Reference Bundle

Save now on over 200 titles, including Bible translations, commentaries, dictionaries, illustrations, maps, and visual resources.

Regularly: $899.95

Get it now for $599.95

Coupon code: MEMDAY2013

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Exploring the Christ Hymn: Humility in Philippians

Paul's Letters CollectionEvery community of believers struggles to maintain unity, and the church in Philippi was no exception. Selfish ambition and grumbling were tearing the community apart (Phil. 2:3, 14). In Philippians 2:3, Paul reveals the antidote to such disunity: act in humility, considering others more significant than yourself (Phil. 2:3). He then points the Philippians to the ultimate example of humility: the incarnation of Christ. For Paul, Christ modeled true humility when He took on human flesh. Jesus calls His followers to imitate His life of sacrifice.

The Christ hymn of Phil. 2:5–11 celebrates Christ’s life of selflessness, from His preexistence to His undeserved death to His exaltation. It can be difficult to unpack the theologically rich and complex ideas loaded in these short verses. Lexham Bible Guide: Philippians, the latest volume in the Paul’s Letters Collection, helps you dig deeper into this famous Christ hymn by identifying its key exegetical and theological issues and surveying the major commentaries, articles, and monographs in the Logos Bible Software library.

Let’s look at an excerpt from this volume, which covers one of the hymn’s most difficult topics:

Form of God

Paul opens the hymn by asserting that Christ Jesus was “in the form of God” (en morphē theou hyparchōn). As O’Brien (1991, 206) observes, the exegesis of this significant phrase influences the interpretation of the entire hymn. The phrase “form of God” not only stands at the beginning of the hymn, but it marks the first of several seemingly sequential statements regarding Jesus’ status. Continue Reading…

Get up to $388 Off Commentaries through June 15!

If you’re still looking for that perfect graduation gift, you have until June 15 to save on some top commentaries. Whether your grad is pursuing vocational ministry or simply looking for a better understanding of the Bible, commentaries make superb presents.

Through June 15, you’ll save on:

International Critial CommentaryInternational Critical Commentary

The International Critical Commentary has long held a special place among works on the Bible. Its comprehensive, rigorous scholarship brings together all the relevant aids to exegesis: linguistic and textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological.

Get $388 off with coupon code ICC13

Pillar New Testament CommentaryPillar New Testament Commentary

Designed both for serious students and for general Bible readers, the PNTC seeks to make Scripture’s meaning clear. The authors interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate, yet avoid undue technical detail. The result is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, of scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with attention both to biblical theology and to the Bible’s contemporary relevance.

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Announcing Logos Mobile Education

Logos Mobile EducationAs one of the cofounders of Logos, I’ve seen and experienced every turn in the road of Bible software over the past 22 years. People often ask me if my son Bob—Logos’ CEO—or I ever imagined that Logos would grow the way it has: Did we anticipate that so many people would use computers for Bible study? The answer is always “Yes, we did!” Yet, despite that intuition, our forecasting was far from perfect. While we had a strong sense that digital publishing would drive biblical studies, the consequences of a whole world gone digital were unforeseen. That mega-shift has brought Logos to another crossroad.

The disconnect—and its solution

In simple terms, Bob and I envisioned Logos Bible Software being a powerful and comprehensive suite of digital resources that would grow with the user. Our guide was how people engage tasks and interests in real life. Beginners use beginning materials, and experts use expert materials. We presumed that users would master the software as they grew, gradually exploring books and resources that were compatible with their own advancing level of education, study habits, and application skills. In that sense, people would never outgrow the software or the library.  It was a neat, clean picture in our minds. In the real world, it hasn’t quite worked out that way. We failed to anticipate the now-transparent fact that education, study, and application skills often do not progress at the same rate as product and resource tool development. Continue Reading…

Get 25% Off the Post-Reformation Catholic Thought and Piety Collection (27 vols.)

post-reformation-catholic-thought-and-pietyWhat does it mean to pray? How is it that we enter God’s presence through devotion and meditation? What is the meaning of suffering? These are the kinds of questions asked by many of the sixteenth century’s great Christian mystics, scholars, and saints.

While polemical wars were waged between the Catholic Church and Protestant Reformers, many thinkers continued to focus on the internal battle waged within our own souls. This focus on interiority produced some of the greatest mystical, poetic, and devotional literature ever written. Now it’s compiled in the enormous Post-Reformation Catholic Thought and Piety Collection.

The sixteenth century was a time of incredible theological and spiritual development. Not only were substantial amounts of Protestant literature being produced; counter-reformers, poets, and mystics were also writing works that add essential context to the debates happening in and around the Protestant Reformation. Many such works are famous throughout all of Christendom, such as John of the Cross’ The Dark Night of the Soul or Teresa of Avila’s The Way of Perfection—but it’s often forgotten that these very devotional works were written during the heat of the sixteenth century’s doctrinal disputes. Continue Reading…

The Clock Is Ticking: Take $400 Off the NICOT/NICNT!

the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-and-new-testament (1)Did you know you can save $400 on the New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament? It’s true: you can get $400 off right now with coupon code NICOTNT. But you’ll want to act fast—this offer is good only through the end of May.

Since the last time this went on sale, we’ve added four new volumes to the collection:

That means the NICOT/NICNT is better than ever. If you’ve been thinking of adding this world-class commentary set to your library, now’s the time.

Don’t forget payment plans

Really want to take advantage of this special sale, but don’t want to take the hit up front? Use one of our interest-free payment plans to make your purchase fit your budget. You can start benefiting from this amazing set of commentaries today—and take up to 12 months to pay! Continue Reading…

How to Land a Marketing Job at Logos

Hire MeAs of today, Logos’ marketing department has 21 openings. We’re looking for writers, editors, coders, strategists, managers, and more, and we want to hear from you.

So how do you land a job at Logos?

1. Be distinct

“Objective: self-starter / team player seeks a dynamic web 2.0 position that advances my career and leverages my talents.”

Nope—the last thing you want to do is blend in with generic language. Rather than adapting an online template or a cover letter from a different job, start by studying the job listing. Think about how you would filter out candidates, and write to beat that filter—be specific about how you meet each qualification.

One good way to stand out: get your portfolio online. That lets us quickly get a feel for your work and personality; plus, it shows some tech know-how. Even if you’re no web designer, WordPress makes it simple to get started.

2. Be polished

We want to hire the best people, the people with the highest standards. We also work with extremely tight deadlines. It says a lot if your cover letter and résumé, written without any deadline, are full of spelling and grammatical errors. Check everything you’re not sure about against Merriam-Webster—“Is ‘phenomenon’ plural?” “Does ‘sign-up’ need that hyphen?” Then proofread until everything’s perfect, and then a few times more. Continue Reading…

Get the Baker Academic Theological Studies Collection for Less

baker-academic-theological-studies-collectionConstruct a well-rounded theology with this robust collection of academic resources. The 15-volume Baker Academic Theological Studies Collection includes everything from The Doctrine of God to Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross. The list of contributors reads like a who’s-who of modern scholars—Craig L. Blomberg, John G. Stackhouse Jr., and others. Spanning all of systematic theology, this collection is a must-have for pastors and students alike.

We’ve been hustling to make the Baker Academic Theological Studies Collection available to you, and we’re happy to report that it’s currently under development—it won’t be long until it’s formatted and ready to be released. We can offer the Pre-Pub price only until then, so if you have these titles on your list, you’ll need to act quickly to get the best price.

If you’d like to read more about the specific titles included in this collection, you can visit the product page, but don’t wait too long. This price won’t last, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Pre-order the Baker Academic Theological Studies Collection today!

10 Community Pricing Deals You’re About to Miss Out On

Community Pricing lets you choose the price you’d be willing to pay on amazing books. It’s one of the best ways to get a great deal on classic works—for some books and collections, we’ve seen savings of over 90%!

As soon as there are enough bids to push a product into the Pre-Pub stage, the price goes up substantially. This could mean doubling or tripling.

Costs are nearly covered for the following products—soon they’ll be leaving Community Pricing forever. By bidding now, you’ll lock in some of the best prices. In fact, with enough bids, prices can come down even further!

Classic Studies on the Apostolic Fathers (29 vols.)

Get it for only $30. Once it moves onto Pre-Pub, the price goes up to $199.95—that’s a savings of nearly $170!

The Complete Works of Thomas Manton (22 vols.)

This resource, regularly priced at $599.95, is about to cross over at only $40. Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Search and Analyze the Root Word

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.

A fellow Logos user recently emailed me this question:

Is there an easy way to search for all the forms of a word (noun, verb, adjective, adverb) at the same time?  Like, for example, all the forms of “sick” (astheneo) in James 5:14?

This is a great question, and the answer is “yes.” Actually, there are a couple of ways to accomplish this, but the following steps are fairly straightforward, and they showcase various Logos language features.

Here’s what I responded with:

  • Right-click on a word in an English Bible with the reverse interlinear, like sick in James 5.14 in the ESV. (A)
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