Logos’ Best Sellers of 2014

Top50-AppMessage 2We’ve compiled a list of 2014’s top 50 best-selling Logos resources so you can see which ones are favorites among Logos users! These resources cover topics like theology and New Testament studies, and they range from large collections to single-volume commentaries.

Browse all of 2014′s best-selling resources today—you’ll be sure to find a few to add to your library.

Take a closer look at five of 2014’s best-selling resources under $100 each:

1. Bible Study Magazine—$19.95

Bible Study Magazine delivers tools and methods for Bible study, as well as insights from respected Bible teachers, professors, historians, and archaeologists. In every 48-page issue, you’ll get sound advice and enriching insights from the pastors and scholars who have spent a lifetime applying the Bible to their lives and teaching others how to do the same.

2. I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible—$14.95

I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible visits some of the Bible’s most obscure passages, unveiling their ancient context to help you interpret them today. Many people ignore these baffling passages, but Dr. Michael Heiser helps you appreciate their importance. Read this book, and you’ll never have to be bored by the Bible again.

3. New Dictionary of Biblical Theology—$49.95

At the heart of this work is an A-to-Z encyclopedia of over 200 key biblical-theological themes, such as atonement, creation, eschatology, Israel, Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God, redemption, suffering, wisdom, and worship. Students and communicators of the Bible will find articles exploring the theology of each biblical book. And for those interested in the wider discipline of biblical theology, major articles explore foundational issues like the history of biblical theology, the challenges raised against biblical theology, and the unity and diversity of Scripture.

4. Read Greek in 30 Days or Less—$25.95

This volume covers Greek’s most essential grammatical concepts in 10 short lessons, with easy-to-understand techniques and useful examples from the New Testament and other Greek texts. This is a great tool for quickly building your Greek skills, regardless of your previous knowledge.

5. The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament—$99.95

This 22-volume series offers both in-depth analysis and practical application. John Stott (series editor and author of eight volumes) and other biblical scholars accurately expound the texts, clearly explain the messages, and relate the books to contemporary life. If you want a readable, insightful look at the New Testament, this is the collection for you.

Add these best-selling resources and more to your library today!

Freshen Up Your Study with Spring’s Best Deals

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Freshen up your Bible study with the spring roundup! Save on exciting resources to encourage your knowledge of the Word. Choose from inspiring biographies, exciting commentaries, and comprehensive Bible study resources. Use coupon code SPRING15 at checkout to save!

Here are some great deals you won’t want to miss:

New Covenant Commentary Series26% off the New Covenant Commentary Series

Compiled by contributors with a diverse range of backgrounds, this five-volume set is devoted to biblical interpretation and theological reflection. Gain a clear view of both theology and application with this stimulating collection as it unwraps each selected New Testament book section by section.

Get it now for $69.99 with coupon code SPRING15 at checkout. 

Saint Chrysostom and Saint Augustine46% off Saint Chrysostom and Saint Augustine

Study two of church history’s towering figures with Philip Schaff—Chrysostom, the greatest of the Greek Fathers, and Augustine, the greatest of the Latin Fathers. “The memory of St. Chrysostom and St. Augustine can never die,” says Schaff. “They left their mark on every page of church history, and their teaching and example will continue to prepare preachers and encourage believers.”

Get it now for $8.99 with coupon code SPRING15 at checkout.

Knowing the Bible Series20% off the Knowing the Bible Series

Discover significant insights for learning and studying the Bible with these 12-week guides. This enlightening course guides you through each book and answers questions around those books’ important themes and passages. This series is perfect for anyone wanting to enrich their personal or group study.

Get it now for $33.99 with coupon code SPRING15 at checkout.

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Make sure to check out the other inspiring biographies, exciting commentaries, and comprehensive Bible study resources on sale. See all deals today!

Save on the Latest Resources from Dr. Steven Runge

High Definition Commentary: JamesDr. Steve Runge wants to help everyone grasp the intricacies of biblical text, whether they know the original languages or not. To that end, he’s spent years studying discourse analysis and presenting his findings in ways that anyone can understand.

Filled with custom-designed slides and helpful illustrations, his High Definition Commentaries examine the linguistic and literary clues in the text, highlighting what you need to know. Each commentary follows the flow of a biblical book, presenting the big ideas of each passage and applying Dr. Runge’s linguistic and exegetical expertise to guide your study.

Listen as he explains the unique way these resources approach the text:

Be sure to also check out the recent webinar where he explains his process in greater detail.

Dr. Runge is currently working on the High Definition Commentary: James. And now is the time to pre-order—we lowered the Pre-Pub price to only $19.99, but that price will go up when it ships.

Want to save on the earlier volumes? Just use coupon code GNTDBSALE to take 15% off Philippians, Romans, or any of the following discourse resources from Dr. Runge:

But hurry—these discounts are only good through February 27.

Add Dr. Runge’s discourse resources to your library today!

Stay Up to Date with Themelios, Preaching the Word & More

We recently expanded five noteworthy collections with the newest volumes that have shipped from Pre-Pub. Now’s the best time to get into the most up-to-date commentaries and journals in Logos—download them immediately and use a payment plan to fit your budget.

Sign in to your account and check out these products to see if your library is up to date!

Preaching-the-WordPreaching the Word Series (36 vols.)

Proclaim the truths of Scripture as you guide your congregation or classroom through the Bible. The Preaching the Word commentary series was written for you, enriching even your personal study of the Bible with page-turning exposition on 43 New and Old Testament books. Written by preachers for preachers, this down-to-earth series meets pastors and teachers at any level, without compromising Scripture’s significant theological and practical meaning.

BrazosBrazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (19 vols.)

Now including Christopher R. Seitz’s volume on Colossians, this commentary tackles exploring theological interpretation—a potentially divisive chore most commentaries shy away from—on some of the most theologically packed books of the Bible. Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox scholars contribute a wellspring of knowledge in a widely accessible, but broadly academic way.

PhilippiansClassic Commentaries and Studies on Philippians (33 vols.)

Combining our previous two Classic Commentaries and Studies on Philippians collections—as well as six other classic works—this giant collection is ideal for any level of exegetical or hermeneutical study on Philippians. Familiar authors like Alfred Plummer, John Calvin, F.B. Meyer, and C.J. Ellicott join 29 other authors to bring you 33 different perspectives and scholarly backgrounds for approaching and interpreting Philippians.

Themelios-1975-2014-117-issuesThemelios 1–39 (1975–2014) (117 issues)

Now updated through 2014, Themelios provides in-depth theological work on a variety of issues—from the study of Scripture to contemporary movements in the church. Book reviews, editorials, and opinion pieces provide thought-provoking insights into challenging contemporary issues. And with articles written by D.A. Carson, Rodney Decker, J.V. Fesko, Wayne Grudem, Stanley Porter, and many others, these articles are guaranteed to keep you coming back. You’ll especially want these in Logos 6, as this journal is tagged to appear in the Journals section of your Passage Guide and Factbook, automatically bringing the relevant discussions right into your own studies.

Christian-History-MagazineChristian History Magazine (issues 1–108)

From Augustine to C.S. Lewis and Francis of Assisi to Jonathan Edwards, Christian History Magazine spans 2,000 years of tumultuous history, from the dangers of early American missionary work to the growth and persecution of Christians in Russia, India, China, Nazi Germany, and beyond. Get fascinating articles on the Puritans, the Huguenots, and the Waldensians. Study the birth of Western monasticism and the medieval shift that facilitated the Crusades. These 108 magazines will flood your library with very readable biographies, events, movements, and periods relevant to the legacy of every Christian. And when studying significant movements and Christians in your Logos 6 Factbook, related articles from this magazine appear as links.

Visit Logos.com and sign in to see if you qualify for Dynamic Pricing discounts, and update your collections today!

Which Biblical-Interpretation Bundle Is Right for You?

mobile-ed-studies-in-biblical-interpretation-bundle-lWe all know that reading the Bible is very important, but how much time do we invest in really digging deep to understand and interpret it? It’s challenging to make sure we’re interpreting the text in light of the historical, social, and literary contexts in which it was written. Reading and understanding are both a part of growing “in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18).

The Mobile Ed Studies in Biblical Interpretation Bundle is designed to help you better understand and interpret the Bible. In this bundle, leading experts on the biblical world guide you through the nuances of the biblical contexts.

Furthermore, for the first time, you can choose from three different sizes of bundles, depending on how deep you want to go with your study. The small bundle has two courses, the medium bundle has four, and the large bundle has seven.

Small bundle

The small bundle includes two courses surveying important aspects of biblical interpretation. In BI103 Principles of Bible Interpretation, Dr. Craig Keener, author of the IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, gives basic training in the principles of biblical interpretation, drawing on his extensive research on the ancient world. In BI131 Introducing Literary Interpretation, Dr. Jeannine Brown, author of Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics, teaches the importance of seeing each book in its own literary context, as well as the importance of genre.

Medium bundle

In the medium bundle, you’ll get two additional courses that take a closer look at interpreting the different literary genres found in the Bible. In OT201 Old Testament Genres, Dr. John Walton, author of Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, walks you through the genres of the Old Testament and discusses their various purposes. In BI260 Interpreting New Testament Genres, Dr. William Klein teaches the nuance of New Testament genres and is a guide to the best practices for interpreting each book in light of those genres.

Large bundle

The large bundle adds three more courses on specific areas of biblical interpretation. In NT201 The Cultural World of the New Testament, Dr. David deSilva, author of An Introduction to the New Testament, teaches about the major cultural elements present in the biblical world and provides historical context for the study of the New Testament. In BI190 The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament: Methodology and Practice, Dr. Brown provides a great framework for understanding how the New Testament authors quoted the Old Testament, guiding you through the interpretive principles in play and walking you through application studies for practice. And in BI271 Interpreting New Testament Narrative: Studies and Methods, Dr. Brown focuses on the narrative genre of the New Testament Gospels and provides a holistic approach to reading and understanding the Gospel narratives.

Gain a better understanding of the Bible with the Studies in Biblical Interpretation Bundle—pre-order it today and get 40% off!

Logos 6: Study Bibles in the Passage Guide

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 presented me with this scenario:

I’m a big fan of the commentaries section in the Passage Guide. I noticed that my study Bibles are included in the section. Is there an easy way to list my study Bibles separately from the commentaries?

The answer is yes! In fact, it can be accomplished with a couple of different methods. What follows is one simple way to achieve what they want.

First, create a collection of study Bibles:

  • Choose Tools | Collections
  • Name the collection Study Bibles (A)
  • Place this in the rule boxtype:“Bible Notes” (Logos groups study Bibles and a few miscellaneous resources in the Type called Bible Notes) (B)
  • Drag any resources you wish to exclude from this collection from the Resulting Collection list to the Minus these resources section (C)

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  • Close the Collections panel

Next, generate a Passage Guide report:

  • Choose Guides | Passage Guide
  • Type a reference in the box, like John 1:1 (D)

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  • Press the Enter key to generate the report

Now, select Study Bibles in the Commentaries section:

  • Rest the cursor on the commentaries section title bar (E)
  • Click the Settings link that appears to the right (F)

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  • Select Study Bibles from the drop-down list (G)

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  • Notice only study Bibles now appear in the list! (H)

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With this method, selecting Study Bibles from the Settings list is necessary for each Passage Guide report. You can, however, create a custom template on the Guides menu to permanently add the Study Bibles section to it.

For more in-depth discussion about all the Bible study guides as well as custom templates, place your pre-order for the new Logos 6 Training Manual: Volumes 1 and 2.

And for live, hands-on training, be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos live training seminar, including events in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Columbus, Georgia (Atlanta area).

Logos Training Webinars Are Back!

Webinar_FB_AD_1200x628Back by popular demand, Logos training webinars help you make the most of your investment in Bible study software. Visit Logos.com/Webinar-Archive to view all of our past events and sign up to hear about future training events!

For how advanced it is, Logos is pleasantly intuitive. You can pick it up and run with it when you need to, and when you want to do deeper, more powerful Bible study, Logos has all the capabilities you need.

For those who want to go further, we host a digital gathering from time to time—a training webinar where together we learn about the capabilities of this incredible tool. Sometimes we cover basics, and sometimes we range a little further. We always learn something new, and you’re invited to join us.

Check out our most recent training event:

Our most recent webinar—the first after a brief hiatus during the launch of Logos 6—featured Dr. Steve Runge, a scholar-in-residence here at Faithlife. Dr. Runge walked us through the scholarship behind the popular and growing High Definition Commentary series, which invites even English-only students of the Bible to explore the Greek text.

You can view this and all previous events at Logos.com/Webinar-Archive. Keep your ears open for the webinar-only coupon code that unlocks great savings on Dr. Runge’s books!

And while you’re at it, join the webinar email list so that you’ll be among the first to know when future events are planned.

What topics would you like us to cover in future webinars? Comment below to let us know!

February Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

february-deals-monthly-saleThere are more than 150 products on sale this February. With all these deals, you don’t want to miss the best options. Here are some of this month’s best offers:

  1. evangelical-dictionary-of-theology-edt-2nd-edThe top-selling products on sale: Walter Elwell’s Evangelical Dictionary of Theology and An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax by Bruce Waltke and Michael Patrick O’Connor
  2. The biggest discounts (in dollars): $130.00 off the Gorgias Press Syriac Collection and $123.19 off the Baker Academic Pauline Studies Collection
  3. The biggest discounts (in percentages): 50% off three volumes in Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Exposition of Ephesians: Christian Unity, The Christian Soldier, and The Christian Warfare
  4. Volumes from popular series on sale:

And don’t miss all the other great deals on a wide range of commentaries, theological works, language studies, and much more. These specials end February 28, so get them before they’re gone!

Beth Moore Is Back

BSM_Blog_MarAprNow is the perfect time to transform your Bible study with Bible Study Magazine, and the March–April 2015 issue will help you do just that.

Get encouraged by Beth Moore and a one-year subscription to Bible Study Magazine for only $19.95 when you subscribe today!

Bible Study Magazine‘s editor in chief, Rebecca Van Noord, gives us a glimpse of how this issue explores the book of James:

Some instructions stick. For me, growing up, it was James’ warnings. Laced with poignant imagery, they didn’t just exhort; they captured my imagination . . . This issue, we delve into James’ concerns for the early church, including pure and undefiled religion, the tendency of double-mindedness, and myths about temptation and sin that are still common in modern Christian culture. We hope this issue helps you reflect on James’ teaching, and that his passion for the gospel sticks with you. May you, empowered by the Spirit, live a life that reflects that passion.

This issue not only takes a deeper look at the book of James, but also allows you to learn from renowned authors, teachers, and scholars like Beth Moore and Dr. Jacob Cherian.

Here’s a closer look at the March–April 2015 issue:

Beth Moore: an uncommon love

‘The beauty of putting in decades of Bible study is that you build a Rolodex of knowledge,’ says author and teacher Beth Moore. ‘I often look at young men and women who are just starting to have those light bulb moments and just beginning to get ravenous about the Scriptures, and it’s inspiring. I remember feeling that I could never get enough of God’s Word. I’d slap my desk constantly, thinking, “This is the most thrilling thing I’ve ever seen.” Now, 30 years in, I’ll see a word or a phrase in Scripture that immediately brings to mind a connection elsewhere in the Bible. It’s fun to be a part of that.’

Read the rest of the story by senior writer Jessi Strong in Bible Study Magazine’s March–April 2015 issue.

Dr. Jacob Cherian on teaching the Bible in India

While less than 3 percent of the population in India identify as Christian, according to official census data, the Indian church is growing at an enormous pace. And Dr. Jacob Cherian, vice president of Southern Asia Bible College, is working to get Bible study resources into their hands. ‘In many American churches, pastors have at least one theological degree. Here in South Asia, God is raising up churches. We have many churches where pastors have not received any formal training.’

Read the rest of the story by senior writer Jessi Strong in Bible Study Magazine’s March–April 2015 issue.

Commit to grow

Bible Study Magazine is full of inspiring content that will help you in your commitment to grow in your relationship with Christ. Every issue delivers tools and methods for Bible study and insights from respected scholarly and church voices. From feature stories and Bible study tips to Not Your Average Bible Study and A Moment with God, there’s something for everyone.

Bible Study Magazine is a great way to study, grow, and get into the Word.

Subscribe today for just $19.95—that’s over 30% off the cover price!

Appreciating C.S. Lewis from Different Perspectives

Lewis CollectionOne of the best things about C.S. Lewis is his broad appeal. He wrote numerous volumes on multiple topics, spanning from medieval works to apologetics to children’s literature. In short, his genius is easily appreciated by many different viewpoints.

And so, we’d like to share some of the ways that Lewis has left a lasting impact on a wide range of people:

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The 30-volume C.S. Lewis Collection has been on the wish list of many users for quite a while, and we are proud to finally offer this collection in our format. During the introductory Pre-Pub period, this collection is on sale for only $279.97—30% off the regular price!

Don’t wait—lock in the best price on the C.S. Lewis Collection today!