For God So Loved the World: Inspire Those You Love

We’ve made quite a few Bible text videos over the past year, but our latest—John 3:16—may be the most powerful yet. Gaze into the eyes of these children of God as, in multiple languages, they proclaim the same good news: God loves them and the entire world, and he’s granted eternal life to all who believe.

Featured on, this video is powerful.

Encourage those you love by sharing this proclamation of good news on Facebook or Twitter:

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Big News: Hebrew Audio Is Shipping Soon!

hebrew-audio-pronunciationsMany of you have been eagerly awaiting an exciting feature for OT study: Hebrew Audio Pronunciations. Well, we’re delighted to announce that we’re shipping Hebrew Audio Pronunciations on July 14!

An invaluable resource for Hebrew study

For years, Logos users have been learning from our Greek Pronunciation Addin, which integrates seamlessly into Greek editions of the New Testament. Now Logos brings the same convenience and depth of study to Hebrew.

You can listen to audio pronunciations of Hebrew words, making it easier to incorporate Hebrew into a sermon, build your vocabulary, or learn more by listening to the Hebrew as you read. The feature supports Aramaic, too, helping you understand the Word whether you’re in Genesis or Daniel.

Get 40% off for a limited time

Hebrew Audio Pronunciations is an amazing addition to Logos, and right now you can get it on Pre-Pub for $29.95—that’s 40% off! After the 14th, though, the price is going up.

Get the best price: pre-order Hebrew Audio Pronunciations today!

Get 82% Off Ben Witherington’s Mobile Ed Course!

WitheringtonWe always aim to offer you the best, most important content at the best price. That’s why we’ve decided to keep Ben Witherington III’s Mobile Ed course on the Johannine literature on Community Pricing for a little while longer!

This is your chance to get the best price on a top-notch course from one of the world’s leading Johannine scholars. If you’ve already placed your bid, you’re in luck: now more people can bid, which means there’s a good chance your price will go even lower.

Study the wisdom of John

NT 221 walks you through a full third of the New Testament, covering several genres—you’ll encounter these familiar books with fresh eyes.

Dr. Witherington examines the Johannine literature not only as a group but also individually, with an emphasis on the social and historical context of each book. He packed three decades of research into this course, designed specifically for the Mobile Education format. You’ll get more from the Johannine literature, and you’ll deepen your understanding of God’s Word.

What makes Mobile Ed different

logos-mobile-education-nt221-the-wisdom-of-john-a-socio-rhetorical-commentary-on-johannine-literatureWorld-class instruction isn’t the only thing that sets Mobile Ed apart. Here are three key advantages to the format:

  1. Courses built for Logos. The centerpiece of the Mobile Ed courseware is the Logos digital library—the premier research tool for the twenty-first century. Reading lists link directly into a massive digital library; they complement the lectures, add depth, and provide richer perspectives. Self-assessments ensure that you’ve mastered the material and you’re staying on track. Mobile Ed is one of the only distance-education programs that integrates fully with an all-digital library.
  2. Education that meets you where you are. The Mobile Ed curriculum includes courses on theology, interpretation, church history, original-language study, counseling, ministry, and more. In addition to high-quality coursework, Mobile Ed brings the professors, the library, the visual demonstrations of software features, and the online classroom community directly to you, on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
  3. Practical insight for ministry. Mobile Ed doesn’t just teach you academic content; it teaches you to get more from Logos and study more efficiently. This combination of biblical learning and practical training helps you prepare better sermons, faster.

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NT 221 is on Community Pricing for a little while longer, but it won’t be there forever.

Don’t miss out! Place your bid for 82% off.

P.S. More bids usually mean a lower price, so get the word out! Tell your friends: tweet this post, email it, or share on Facebook. The more people that you can get on board, the better the price will be for you and your friends.

This Isn’t Your Average Bible Study: Get It for 50% Off!

not-your-average-bible-study-series-2Lexham Press recently announced a new nine-volume series: Not Your Average Bible Study. Right now, you can get it on Pre-Pub for 50% off!

Since its inception, Bible Study Magazine has included these studies in each issue. Over time, we’ve developed a new kind of Bible study—one that’s informed by scholarly discourse and ancient context, but readily applicable to your life today. When you dig into Scripture with these studies, you’ll find that your faith life is deeply affected.

Building a print book in a digital world

One of the unique things about this series is that it was designed with both print and digital in mind. When we create digital-first books, things like page count don’t matter. We can create books that are thousands of pages long or just a few pages long—there’s no back cover!

Designing for print completely flips that strategy. Not only do we have to think about page counts; we also have front and back covers to consider. We’ve responded by putting together volumes that are concise and laser-focused on application. And, as you can see, the print proofs look amazing:

NYAB Print Proofs

This nine-volume collection will be shipping soon. Pre-order the Not Your Average Bible Study Series today!

Get 75% Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

TopProduct-July-Blog-400x400Right now, you can use coupon code BOICE2014 to get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries for 75% off—that’s $300 in savings!1

James Montgomery Boice was senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also president and cofounder of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the parent organization of The Bible Study Hour, on which Boice was a speaker for more than 30 years.

Why people love this set

No matter where you turn in this 27-volume series, you’ll find powerful content written from a pastoral perspective. Here’s what people are saying:

“Dr. Boice’s commentary series is a treasure for the church and for her pastors. No expository preacher can afford to be without it.”
—R.C. Sproul

“I praise God for the extraordinary ministry of James Montgomery Boice—a compelling preacher, a profound theologian, and a champion for the truth of God’s Word. . . . His expository commentaries are an enduring treasure for the church, with clear explanations of the biblical text and practical applications for healthy Christian discipleship.”
—Philip Ryken, president, Wheaton College

“Most sermons do not read well as books or commentaries. James Boice’s sermons are a notable exception. They contain no pyrotechnics and no clever rhetorical flourishes, simply good, solid exposition and sound application. For myself, I have found his work on the Psalms especially to be extraordinarily helpful.”
—Paul Woolley, professor of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary

Still not convinced? Take a look at the reader reviews.

Powered by Logos’ research tools, this set makes an excellent resource for sermon prep. You and your congregation will reap the benefits of Boice’s experience and wisdom.

Don’t miss out: get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries today, use coupon code BOICE2014 at checkout, and save $300!

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Free Book: The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther

July FBOTMThis month, you can get Hans J. Iwand’s The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther for free!

Iwand’s 1941 monograph is an important contribution to our contemporary understanding of Luther’s theological significance. At long last, Randi H. Lundell’s beautiful translation makes it available to English-language readers.

The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther is more than just another historical study of a Reformation theme; it is a vigorous exercise in pastoral dogmatics. Iwand teases out the nuances in Luther’s distinction of the law from the gospel with provocative insights on nearly every page. This is a volume not simply for Reformation scholars but for seminarians, pastors and thoughtful laity.”
—John T. Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary

Then get another book for just 99¢!

PlusOne_150x244For only 99¢ more, you can download Brett Muhlhan’s Being Shaped by Freedom: An Examination of Luther’s Development of Christian Liberty.

Did Luther get Christian freedom right? Muhlhan seeks the question by examining two related questions:

  • What is Luther’s understanding of Christian freedom?
  • How did his understanding stand up under the pressure of reformation?

Muhlhan contends that the sublime beauty of Luther’s early understanding of Christian freedom—an understanding that empowered the German Reformation—is consistently the same understanding he used to undermine papal heteronomy and refute radical legalism.

“This well-researched and well-written book is a unique contribution to Luther studies. No other work so clearly and creatively demonstrates how Luther’s concept of inner freedom works out in the early, difficult social situations the reformer faced.”
—Michael Parsons, Spurgeon’s College

Luther’s bold claims and controversial opinions have been picked apart by scholars and theologians since the sixteenth century. Iwand and Muhlhan give insightful context and though-provoking views to help you wrestle with a few of the same things Luther found himself up against.

Get The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther for free, and then get Being Shaped by Freedom: An Examination of Luther’s Development of Christian Liberty for just 99¢ more!

P.S. Check out the July giveaway page: you could win part 1 of the 15-volume Select Studies in Martin Luther’s Life and Influence collection!

Logos 5: Update Active Layout Shortcut

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.

One simple (yet powerful) feature in Logos is the ability to “bookmark” layouts for the entire Logos desktop.

To save a layout:

  • Arrange your Logos desktop any way you like: resources, guides, documents, etc.
  • Choose the Layouts menu (A).
  • Click Save as named layout (B).


  • Type a name for the layout in the box (C).
  • Press Enter to save the name.


To load a saved layout:

  • Choose the Layouts menu (D).
  • Click the name of a layout from the left side (E).


The exact Logos desktop you saved opens right back up! You can save as many of these personalized layouts as you like.

Here’s what I really want to explain, though.

After working with a specific layout, you’ll probably make changes to it. For instance, let’s say a Bible in the layout was open to Romans 8, but now you’ve moved on to chapter 9. When you reload the layout, you’ll want the Bible to be in chapter 9, not where you were before. Luckily, it’s easy: all you have to do is resave the layout, much like saving changes to a Word document before closing it.

Here’s a nice little shortcut for updating or resaving a layout:

  • Type update active layout in the Command box (F).


  • Drag update active layout from the dropdown list that appears under the Command box (G) to the Shortcuts bar (H).


  • Note that Logos places a new icon on the Shortcuts bar (I).


Now, anytime you want to save changes to an open layout, you can just click this icon before you clear the desktop!

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If you found this helpful, check out Logos Timesaving Tips. This video-training resource gives you over 100 tricks that help you use Logos more efficiently, and it downloads right into your Logos library!

Get 30% Off Jonathan Edwards’ Most Complete Works

the-works-of-jonathan-edwardsThere’s a good chance you’ve read Jonathan Edwards’ best-known sermon: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” which resulted from Edwards’ struggle to convey the graphic events of Revelation to his congregation. But Edwards wrote much, much more than that.

He was a brilliant, God-fearing man. He helped trigger the Great Awakening, he was the third president of what’s now Princeton University, and he’s been dubbed one of America’s most important theologians.

In the words of John Piper,

“there are few [theologians] in the world who combine the sharpness of mind, the scope of thought, the allegiance to Scripture, the depth of insight, the intensity of affections, the height of imagination, and the power of expression that he brings to all his work.”

Get best price on Edwards’ works in the new Yale editions!

Jonathan Edwards’ writings continue to challenge and shape the church today. Over the past few years, Yale University has been publishing original manuscripts that have never been seen before by the public. These manuscripts make up an entirely new collection of sermons, letters, and personal writings, taken down in Edwards’ original handwriting. The new Works of Jonathan Edwards editions feature critical introductions, analyses, commentaries, reflections, and more.

The 26-volume print set from the Yale University Press sells for more than $2,700, but when you pre-order the Logos edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards, you get a far better price—not to mention integration with your Logos library and tools. This edition won’t just save you space on your bookshelf; it’ll save you time, too.

Still not convinced?

Take it from Piper:

“The God-enthralled vision of Jonathan Edwards is rare and necessary, because its foundations are so massive and its fruit so beautiful. May the Lord himself open our eyes to see it . . . and be changed.”

Get the best price: pre-order The Works of Jonathan Edwards today!

How Do You Use Logos: Dave Moser

Dave MoserToday’s guest post is from Dave Moser, an MDiv student at Westminster Theological Seminary who blogs about Christ-centered Bible study at

The sermon process begins with the Bible and ends in the heart.

Every preacher is different. Some are counselors; others are theologians. Some have trouble discerning the meaning of the text; others have trouble applying the text to the heart. I’m in the latter class: I love the truth of God’s Word, but I’m often unsure how to help it speak to others.

Here’s the three-step process I use in Logos to jump-start application:

The basic idea is to search all my counseling, discipleship, and Christian-living books for the passage I’m preaching on, so I can see how all the authors in my library apply it to everyday life.

Step 1: create an “application” collection

Logos allows you to group your library based on rules. If I want to add all my counseling resources to a collection, I can just type “subject:counseling”—the collection will contain every book I own on the subject. Here’s the rule I developed for my application collection:

subject:(discipleship, “christian life”, “pastoral care”, counsel, “spiritual growth”, sanctification, formation, holiness) OR (title:grow ANDNOT title:church)

I’m including books on counseling, discipleship, and Christian living because those are the books that deal with practical, everyday issues.

Here’s what it looks like in Logos:

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That’s 273 relevant books I can search to better connect with my audience!

To learn more, check out the collections tutorial on the Logos wiki.

Step 2: add the application collection to the Passage Guide

The Passage Guide is the one of Logos’ most helpful tools. It brings up all your commentaries on a given passage, shows you related images, and provides a lot of additional information.

You can modify the passage guide to 1.) include any collection you’ve created and 2.) show only results from that collection. Here’s part of what my application collection returns for Rom. 6:1–14:

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Every time I run my Passage Guide, I’ll be greeted with a similar list showing every place my passage shows up in my application resources.

For further reading, visit the Customizing the Passage and Exegetical Guides tutorial.

Step 3: apply the passage

Now it’s time to use these resources. Logos has all my matching books open to the right pages, so I can see all the ways my passage connects to day-to-day life. Here’s a sample:

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In just a few moments, I’ve learned how this passage can be powerful in the lives of:

  • Perfectionists
  • Addicts
  • Judgmental Christians
  • People considering divorce
  • Victims of abuse stuck in negative behavioral patterns

And that’s just the beginning. I never would have thought of all these application points on my own.

Not only did I find potential points of contact with my audience’s lives—if you look in the bottom left of the screenshot, you’ll notice that I also found a few great quotes and a hymn that pertains to the passage.

Now I have tons of ways to connect the Bible to my listeners. I can season the sermon with lines like, “If you’ve been dealing with an addiction . . .” or “If something’s hurt you and you feel like you can’t get out of a rut . . .,” and people will start to recognize just how relevant this passage is to their lives.

This quick search helps me do more effective ministry.

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If you aren’t using Logos 5, you’re missing out. Right now, you can get a custom discount on a Logos 5 upgrade—get yours today!

Your Last Chance to Save on the Chaplain’s Library!

612x612The brand-new Chaplain’s Library has been on sale for 15% off with coupon code CHAPLAINBP, but this introductory discount is disappearing at the end of the day tomorrow, June 27.

Here are four reasons you’re going to want to pick up the Chaplain’s Library before the price goes up:

1. It’s packed with important resources

The Chaplain’s Library wasn’t put together in a vacuum: as we built it, we consulted with chaplains on how to meet their unique needs. Whether you’re a working chaplain or you do a lot of crisis ministry, the titles in this collection will help you serve.

2. You can take your library with you

Chaplaincy is a 24-hour job. You never know when you might be called to comfort a grieving family member, speak at an event, or give counsel. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your most useful resources available wherever you are? With our free iOS and Android apps, you’ll always be equipped.

3. It’s essentially a base package

If you don’t have Logos 5 yet and you’d like to get a taste, the Chaplain’s Library is a great place to start. It has all the study tools of our Bronze base package, making it far more than just a collection of resources.

4. Did you see this endorsement?

Jeff Struecker is a former US Army chaplain and a copastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. He also served (as a ranger and sergeant) in the Battle of Mogadishu, memorialized in Black Hawk Down. He had this to say:

[Y]ou’ll find no better single biblical resource than this Logos package to help chaplains bring the presence of God to the men and women they work with every day.

Don’t miss this opportunity to equip yourself for life-changing chaplaincy at a phenomenal price. Pick up the Chaplain’s Library before Friday, June 27, and not only will you get a discount based on the titles you may already own—you’ll get an additional 15% off! (Remember, use coupon code CHAPLAINBP.)

Don’t wait: get your Chaplain’s Library right now.