This year various commentary sets went head-to-head in a March Madness bracket style vote. People voted for their favorite, and the winners advanced and the discounts went up. The winner was the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Collection (19 volumes, 60% off). I reviewed Frank Thielman’s Romans commentary and Buist M. Fanning on Revelation and have profitably used Garland’s Luke and Schnabel’s Acts volumes.
Second place in the March Matchups was Lexham Research Commentaries, so that series is now 57% off. I have only reviewed the volumes which appeared as a free book of the month in March 2020, where I said “The idea of these Research Commentaries is similar To Allan Ross’s Creation and Blessing, a commentary on Genesis which often pointed out what a pastor or teacher needs to sort out before actually teaching the text.”
Lexham Academic’s Evangelical Exegetical Commentaries are 55% off. These are extremely detailed commentaries which focus on the Hebrew or Greek text, but the authors have a commitment to the inspiration and authority of the biblical text. I reviewed Mark Keown’s two-volume Philippians and JoAnna Hoyt’s commentary on Amos, Jonah, Micah. I have J. Paul Tanner’s Daniel commentary in the series (to be reviewed soon), and Herb Bateman’s massive 480+ page Jude commentary is well worth consulting.
One of the cool things about these sales is Logos does not charge you for books you may already own. All three of these series have been part of the Free Book of the Month program in the past, so you might have added two or three volumes on the cheap already. If you have a few volumes as part of a “package” purchased a few years ago, then that cost will be deducted from the sale price.
Also available in the month of march is Logos Publisher’s Spotlight. There are some great deals on Wipf & Stock Publications this month including the finest book Wipf & Stock ever published, Jesus the Bridegroom. This is your chance to buy my book in the Logos library for only $4.99 (cheaper than one of those fancy coffees you like so much). If you purchase the book through Logos, I would really appreciate you leaving a review on the Logos site and Amazon.
Finally, there is only a week left to get the Logos Free Book of the Month for March 2021: Markus Barth, Ephesians 1-3 and Jerome H. Neyrey, 2 Peter, Jude in the Yale Anchor Bible Commentary. There are many other deeply discounted books from the Yale Anchor Bible Reference library, so check out my comments on the sale.