One Week Only! Get 20% Off the Tyndale Bible Dictionary

TyndaleBibDictStarting this week, we’ll introduce a new weekly deal every Thursday! This week, you can get The Tyndale Bible Dictionary for 20% off with coupon code WEEKLYTBD at checkout.

Study 1,000+ topics with top scholars

The Tyndale Bible Dictionary is packed with significant biblical people, places, and terms, and it’s fully integrated with Logos 5’s Timeline and Bible Facts tools. You can easily set it as your preferred dictionary in Logos—then you’ll be directed toward this all-inclusive dictionary whenever you have questions about a person, place, or event.

Not only do coauthors Walter Elwell and Philip Comfort define the terms you want to know, but they also cross-reference articles that dig into the Bible’s context, significant words, translations, and more. The Tyndale Bible Dictionary contains over 1,000 articles and over 200 pictures on everything from the Aaronic priesthood to the Wilderness of Zin. It’s the most comprehensive, up-to-date, single-volume Bible dictionary available.

Elwell and Comfort’s introduction ends with a special prayer for their readers: “We pray that this volume will help you, the reader, in your study of God’s Word, and that such study will enrich your appreciation for the inspired Scriptures.”

Get it today!

Get The Tyndale Bible Dictionary for 20% off with coupon code WEEKLYTBD at checkout. But hurry, this sale ends July 31!

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Time Is Money with the Lexham Bible Guides

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionLast week, Lexham Bible Guide: Romans shipped to customers, completing the Paul’s Letters Collection. To celebrate, we’ve placed the entire collection on sale. For a limited time, you can get it for $100.00 off! If you’ve been waiting to dive into this amazing resource, now is the perfect time.

Time is money

One of the biggest benefits of the Lexham Bible Guides is that they help you save time researching. We’ve all heard the phrase, “time is money,” but let’s put that phrase into a tangible context.

Pastors have an incredible number of job duties to perform each week. Between ministering to their congregation, meetings with staff, administrative work, and preparing sermons, it’s amazing they find the time to juggle all of these things during a workweek. Thom Rainer of LifeWay completed a large poll of pastors in the US regarding sermon prep time, a responsibility that is often invisible to typical church members. According to his results, the median sermon prep time is 13 hours per week!

According to Salary.com, the average senior pastor in the US makes almost $40.00 per hour. That means the typical pastor is “spending” $520.00 per week working on sermon prep, and that time could be invested elsewhere in the church, ministering or serving. Now, of course, faithful preaching and teaching from the Word is priceless, and worth every minute spent in preparation and prayer. But pastors understand that there’s only so many hours in the day, and every one counts.

Saving time with Lexham Bible Guides

The Lexham Bible Guides are designed to jump-start your research, saving you valuable time by curating all of the best literature in one place.

Let’s say that using a Lexham Bible Guide will shave off a quarter of a pastor’s sermon prep time. That means using just a single Lexham Bible Guide will save a pastor $130.00 per week in terms of time saved. That reinvestment could pay for the entire Paul’s Letters Collection before the end of the first month.

Do you think those numbers were too generous? Even if a Lexham Bible Guide saved only 10 percent of sermon prep time, you would be saving over $50.00 per week. If you break up the collection into 13 individual volumes, each guide would still pay for itself in savings after the very first week.

Get it today!

We would all love to have more time to do the things we care about. For those researching the Bible, the Lexham Bible Guides will allow you to save time and money.

Jump-start your research. Get $100.00 off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection today!

Why an Upgrade Now Is Better than an Upgrade Later

last-chance-logos-5-upgrade-saleAn upgrade to Logos 5 is the best way to get all the resources that make Logos 5 powerful, while getting the best deal on a new library. But don’t wait—upgrade discounts end August 5. Check out your custom discount before it’s gone!

Open doors you didn’t know existed

Datasets power your library. If you’re using Logos 5 as just an ereader, you’re not getting the full experience of what Logos 5 can do for your Bible study. Datasets were created to connect your resources and unveil new discoveries you didn’t even know you could find, like:

Pinpointing every time Jesus heals in the Bible with Logos 5’s Clause Search. Doing this type of research in print would take hours, but now you can find every Scripture passage that applies with one click.

Searching the Bible in its historical context with Timeline. You won’t have to consult numerous historical resources to discover when exactly Paul wrote his letters to Corinth. With the Timeline, you can see exactly when historical events occurred, alongside relevant events from the same time period.

Is the “hand” a physical hand or a metaphorical hand of God? Discover any word’s meaning with the Bible Sense Lexicon. From right within the text, you can find out the Hebrew or Greek meaning behind English words.

Get all of Logos 5’s datasets when you upgrade to Gold or above—and tack on the upgrade-sale discounts when you upgrade today.

Don’t miss Logos 5’s resources

With each edition of Logos base packages, we add in a bunch of new datasets, tools, and resources. However, in order to make more room for new resources, we have to remove them as well. This doesn’t mean you’ll lose any products you already own, but if you wait until the next version, you’ll miss out on the opportunity to add to your library at the best possible price! You’ll never get a better deal on all these books than when you upgrade—it’s as simple as that.

Don’t wait until the next version to upgrade, because you may miss out on a resource you want at a fraction of the price it costs individually. We don’t know what will be removed from base packages during the next release, but you won’t want to miss out on these discounts while they last!

Check out all of our base packages at Logos.com/Upgrade—even choose from our new Reformed, Lutheran, Anglican, or Seventh-day Adventist base packages!

Upgrade now, pay over time

You know you want the new datasets, and the resources in the Gold upgrade look appealing, but the price just isn’t doable for you.

Don’t pay it all now, pay it over time—claim your discounts from the Logos 5 upgrade sale, and upgrade with a payment plan!

All discounts for a Logos 5 upgrade end August 5! Visit Logos.com/Upgrade to upgrade today.

Get 90% Off Classic Studies on Christology

classic-studies-on-christologyRight now, when you bid on the 28-volume Classic Studies on Christology, you can save 90%! These classic works explore the person and work of Jesus Christ, assessing his theological importance from a variety of perspectives.

Regarding Christology, William S. Plumer says, “As one is sound or corrupt here, so is he substantially right or wrong in the main. Both now and in the last day, the great question in determining character and destiny is the same: ‘What think ye of Christ?’”

Plumer, along with such notable scholars as Henry Barclay Swete, William Sanday, and Archibald Thomas Robertson present a range of theological perspectives in this collection, filling your library with diverse discussions on Christ’s birth, life, ministry, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and more—perfect for any in-depth Christological study.

The best part? With Community Pricing, you can get the best price on this collection. Currently, the suggested bid is set at just $30—that’s 90% off the collection’s regular price! Once it ships, you’ll add over 9,000 pages of scholarly insights to your library for just over $1 per volume.

This collection is nearing the 100% mark, so don’t wait: bid today to lock in your price.

Save on more classic works

If you haven’t yet tried Community Pricing, you’re missing out. You get to help choose the works we make into Logos resources, plus you’ll get the biggest savings on the newest titles. Just bid the maximum amount you’re willing to pay, and if the final price is lower, you’ll get that price.

See our full lineup of current deals, or check out these huge savings on Community Pricing right now:

Logos 5: Combine Clause, Passage List, and LN Numbers for a Unique Search

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 Logos user recently emailed me this question:

Is there any way to use Logos 5 to locate every place where Jesus talks about sin? I know I can simply search Jesus AND sin and that will get me some (21) hits, but I am sure there are allusions and alternate words (for sin) that would not be included in that search.

I informed him that by combining several Logos tools, we can get very close to what he wants. One of the current solutions to the question involves several steps—please note: depending on your base package, you may not be able to complete this exercise.

But let’s have a go at answering this excellent question:

  • Click the Search icon
  • Select Clause as the search type (A)
  • Select The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition from the resource drop-down list (B)
  • Type this text in the Find box: person:Jesus (C)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search, which locates all the places in the New Testament where Jesus is mentioned regardless of the words used to reference him (D)

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  • Choose the Search panel menu (E)
  • Select Save as Passage List (F)

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  • Notice that Logos creates a new Passage List document containing all of the verses from the search results (G)
  • Click the Search tab to return to the Search panel (H)

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  • Change the search type to Bible (I)
  • Select from the resource drop-down list a Bible, such as the ESV (J)
  • Select from the range drop-down list the Passage List that was just created (K)

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  • Type this in the Find box: < LN 88.105 – LN 88.318 >, which represents all of the Greek words in the New Testament that according to the Louw-Nida Lexicon have “negative” or unethical meanings (L)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search, which locates the verses in which both the person Jesus and an “unethical” word appear in the same verse (M)

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As you look at the results, some of the verses will not apply directly to the user’s specific question, but many will be exactly what he was looking for!

Tips for Choosing a Church Curriculum

david-c-cook-bible-lesson-commentary-2014-2015With fall right around the corner, many pastors and church administrators are finalizing their plans for which curriculum to use for their adult Sunday schools, small groups, and even Sunday-morning preaching. For those that are still weighing the options, we’ve outlined some guiding questions and practical tips to save you time.

Suit your beliefs and needs

First and foremost, does the curriculum you’re considering line up with your church’s mission, vision, doctrinal beliefs, and culture? Will it provide growth where you need it most?

Be aware of your buying tendencies. Just because something is the least expensive—or the most impressive—doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for your church. Before you buy, set aside time to pray and to seek wisdom from other leaders in your church.

Should I choose uniform or age specific?

Do you want separate curriculum for the adults, youth, and children? Or do you want everyone studying the same material?

Many publishers and denominations create curriculum that follows the International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL) / Uniform Series, a six-year study plan covering all major Bible themes. A few of the most popular include the Standard Lesson Commentary (15% off on Pre-Pub) and the David C. Cook Bible Lesson Commentary (21% off on Pre-Pub).

Uniform curricula make it easier for parents to take what they learn at church and discuss it with their kids, since everyone studies the same material. On the other hand, curricula that are age specific can help pastors focus on what their groups need most at their stage in life.

Still can’t decide? Use both: follow a uniform curriculum and let your youth and children’s pastors customize it as needed.

What about media?

studies-in-faithful-living-patriarchs-collection-complete-church-curriculumWhat types of media would make the teaching more effective and easier to understand? How much does it cost your staff to create this kind of media? Would your church members like the option of learning on their smartphones or tablets?

Premade videos, infographics, and presentation slides can save hours of prep time for pastors, as well as that part-time graphic designer / intern / youth leader who always seems a little stressed. Small group handouts and bulletin inserts also help keep people engaged, especially those with different learning styles or disabilities.

Whole-church curricula like The Studies in Faithful Living series take it a step further, providing pastors with sermon outlines, key points in the text, exegesis, and more, in addition to the media mentioned above.

Whether you choose a uniform or separate curriculum, or something packed with media and pastoral resources, remember the leaders who are teaching it. They can always use your prayers, encouragement, and most likely, a hot cup of coffee!

 

What other tips do you have for selecting a curriculum that fits your needs?

Pre-order the Ancient Christian Writers Bundle for $180 Off!

AncientChristian_collectionCoverThe Ancient Christian Writers Bundle is available now for pre-order from Logos—get it for 20% off!

An important library addition

With 65 volumes and almost 20,000 pages, Ancient Christian Writers is one of the premier modern English-language collections of early Christian writings. All together, these books would cost you between $1,500.00 and $2,000.00 in print, but if you pre-order them from Logos, you can get the entire set for less than half that price.

If you already own the Early Church Fathers or Fathers of the Church series, Ancient Christian Writers forms an important complement. It contains a number of important writings not available in the other sets. You’ll get Origen’s Exhortation to Martyrdom and his influential commentary and homilies on the Song of Songs, Jerome’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes, and John Chrysostom’s Baptismal Instructions, along with writings of Paulinus of Nola, Prosper of Aquitaine, Theodoret of Cyrus, and others.

Ancient wisdom, modern translation

Even where there is overlap, you can use Logos to easily compare the translations side by side. The study of the early church is a developing and sometimes contentious field, so the differences in translation and interpretation between editions can be as eye-opening as comparing different translations of Scripture.

Ancient Christian Writers gives you the wisdom of the early church with modern translations and scholarship. Logos makes that wisdom instantly accessible and searchable and connects it to the broader history of the church and development of theology.

Pre-order today to lock in the best price!

Webinar Review: Harness the Power of Logos Searches

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This week, a group of Logos users enjoyed a free hour-long training on harnessing the full potential of Logos 5’s powerful search tools. We covered using search operators, using Louw-Nida numbers, narrowing searches to only the most relevant results, and making the most of the powerful Clause Search tool.

If you missed it, don’t worry! You can watch the recording right now and reap all the benefits of this important training:

In the webinar, we featured the Themelios theological journal, a publication with a long, rich history of excellence. When you get this 111-issue collection, your searches in Logos 5 will yield results from theological thought leaders where they were first published.

We’d like to do more virtual training events like this—but only if it’s something you want. Make your opinion known! Let us know via Facebook or Twitter what type of training you’d like us to put together next.

Then make sure you’re in the loop: subscribe to the webinar email list below. When we schedule the events you want, you’ll be among the first to know about it.





Get $100 Off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionLexham Bible Guide: Romans—the longest and most anticipated volume in the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection—is finally here! We’ve been working on this final volume for almost a year now and, to celebrate its release, the whole collection is on sale. Get it now for $100.00 off!

The biggest Bible guide yet

Romans is Paul’s longest and most important epistle and is regarded as one of the most important writings in the history of the Christian faith. There are countless commentaries, essays, and books devoted to the interpretation of Romans throughout the centuries. With such a massive discussion to draw from, our research team spent over 1,500 hours researching and writing this Bible guide to ensure no stone was left unturned.

By the end of this long process, we wrote more than 200,000 words—that’s more than 650 typeset pages of carefully and purposefully curated research! There are also 39 Greek word studies, hundreds of bibliography entries, and thousands of links to the Logos library.

The collection is now complete

With this Romans volume, the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is finally complete. When you account for all of the work that went into these Bible guides, the numbers are staggering: we’ve written almost 800,000 words—more than 2,000 typeset pages—on the 13 Pauline epistles.

All of our work allows you to enhance your research like never before! You will be able to find the most important pieces of discussion, quickly. You will discover connections within Scripture you’ve never seen before. And you will gain a unique perspective, a complete overview of all relevant literature—from exegetical topics to interpretive issues.

Get it today!

For those of you who already own the Paul’s Letters Collection, Romans should download to your library automatically. If you were waiting for this final volume to be completed before taking the dive into this amazing collection, now is the perfect time. Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is $100.00 off for a limited time. Jump-start your research today!

Get One-Time Discounts on Bundles and Top Resources

L5 Upgrade SaleRight now, we’re offering limited-time discounts on base-package upgrades. What’s more, when you upgrade or buy a new base package, you get to take advantage of exclusive, one-time discounts on bundles and top resources.

All you need to do is add a Logos 5 base package to your cart, then make your library even better with 50% off bundles and big savings on some of our most popular resources!

Get 50% off bundles

Bundles are the simplest, most cost-effective way to personalize your library and get specific resources to help you grow in your field. We offer bundles to help you be a better preacher, counselor, original-language expert, and more. And when you upgrade, you get to choose from all of them for 50% off!

Why add more resources to your library? Because the more titles you have in your library, the more powerful each individual resource becomes. Logos 5 links together every resource in your library by citation, topic, phrase, and more. The more resources in your library, the more unique connections Logos makes between them—and the more you get to benefit from revealing searches and new biblical connections.

Upgrade and get these bundles for 50% off:

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Huge discounts on top resources

When you upgrade, you get special savings on commentaries, Bibles, dictionaries, and more! Here are just a few resources you can get extra savings on:

These deals are only available when you upgrade or buy a base package. Save on top resources and bundles: take advantage of your custom upgrade discount and upgrade today!