Logos Free Book for November 2022 – Luke (Preachers Commentary)

 

Logos Black Friday

From November 15-24, Logos is offering a wide range of Commentary Mini-Bundles. Rather than invest in whole commentary sets, you can get more affordable sections of a series. For example, get just the 17-volumes of the Anchor Bible Historical books, or the Gospels. They have similar bundles for the New American Commentary series, the Preaching the Word Commentary series, and the Tyndale Old and New Testament Commentary series. There are quite a few individual commentaries on sale as well. This is a great time to stock up on commentaries for your Logos Library.

For the whole month, there are three publishers in this month’s Spotlight: Crossway, Moody and WKJ. For example, you can pick up the 34-Volume MacArthur New Testament Commentary set for 40% off or the 26-volume Crossway Classic Commentary set for 40% off.

Logos Free Book

Logos is giving away two resources for pastors as part of their Logos Free Book of the Month promotion in November 2022. Until the end of the month, you can add  both Get The Preacher’s Commentary: Luke and Jon Courson’s Application Commentary: New Testament for free to your Logos Library. Edited by Lloyd Ogilve, the Preachers Commentary Series combines rich resources of historical setting and textual interpretation with spiritual insights and contemporary illustrations specifically designed for communicators. The result is a resource by preachers/teachers for preachers/teachers. It is complete with outlines, section by section expositions, illustrations, and applications. Jon Courson is the founding pastor of Applegate Christian Fellowship and writes with a very readable and comfortable expositional style. This one-volume New Testament commentary published by Thomas Nelson  is 1800+ pages and gets great reviews on Amazon.

Along with the Logos Free Book, there is a wide range of discounted books this month. I will admit, the list looks weak early on, but by the middle , there are some great deals of good commentaries from Zondervan. The NIVAC volumes are certainly worth getting, as are the Story of God commentaries. I am currently using Scot McKnight, Sermon on the Mount commentary as a textbook in my Gospels class, and I have used Longenecker and Still, Thinking through Paul: An Introduction to His Life, Letters, and Theology for several years (priced at $9.99, that is a great deal!) There are a few older Word Commentaries, but the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series are very good. Well worth the price.

  • J. Vernon McGee, Thru the Bible Vol. 56: The Epistles, 99 cents
  • Did You Know? More Than 6,000 Bible Questions and Answers, 99 cents
  • MacArthur’s Quick Reference Guide to the Bible, $1.99
  • Boa and Lorenzen, Visual Survey of the Bible, $1.99
  • Jon MacArthur, God in the Manger, $2.99
  • Herbert Lockyer, All the Parables of the Bible, $2.99
  • KJV Parallel Bible Commentary, $3.99
  • David Hubbard, Proverbs (The Preacher’s Commentary), $3.99
  • Scot McKnight, 1 Peter (NIV Application Commentary), $4.99
  • Scot McKnight, Sermon on the Mount (Story of God Bible Commentary), $4.99
  • John Byron, 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Story of God Bible Commentary), $5.99
  • Douglas and Tenney, eds., New International Bible Dictionary, $5.99
  • Roland Murphy, Ecclesiastes (Word Biblical Commentary), $6.99
  • Packer and Tenney, eds., Illustrated Manners and Customs of the Bible, $6.99
  • Joel Barker, Joel (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament), $7.99
  • William MacDonald, Believer’s Bible Commentary, $7.99
  • Mark L. Strauss, Mark (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), $8.99
  • Ajith Fernando, Acts (NIV Application Commentary), , $8.99
  • George R. Beasley-Murray, John, 2nd ed. (Word Biblical Commentary), $9.99
  • Longenecker and Still, Thinking through Paul: An Introduction to His Life, Letters, and Theology, $9.99
  • Pre-Order and Save: Leviticus: A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament), $34.99

You do not have to buy them all, but head to the Free Book site and grab as many as you want. Something to consider is “dynamic pricing.”  This means if you buy a book and it later appears in a larger collection you purchase, you will not be charged a second time. I have picked up quite a few of the NIVAC series from these discounted lists, so if I were to buy the whole NIVAC my price would be discounted accordingly.

On October 10 Logos released their new version, Logos 10. Here is my first look review. As expected, there are various upgrade paths for current users, from “not expensive at all” to “I need a second mortgage on the house” and everything in between. I have been using the new version for a while now on a Mac with the M1 and the speed improvement is quite noticeable. You millage may vary, but even if you are an older system, the changes to the way Logos handles files and indexing will speed things up considerably.If you are an iOS user, Logos upgraded the iPad and iPhone apps with some very cool features and a modern look and feel.

You can still get Logos Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages and take advantage of the free Logos Book of the Month promotion. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the free / cheap packages. All it takes is a Faithlife account, and you can read your books using the iOS or Android app, the Logos web app, or the (much more powerful) desktop version for both Windows or Mac.

All the links are Logos Affiliate links, so buy a few books and help out Reading Acts. The deals go away on November 30, so be sure to check out all the Logos deals right away!

 

 

 

Logos Bible Software 10 First Look

Logos 10

I have been using Logos Bible Software since the mid-1990s when the program came on four 720K floppy disks. Before the cloud storage was a thing, I accumulated a stack of Logos floppies and CDROMs. I think I installed my first version of Logos on a PC clone with an Intel 386 CPU and a 40MB hard drive. My current setup is a MacBook Pro with an M1 chip and a terabyte solid state hard drive. Although things have changed over the years, Logos Bible Software remains a solid investment for me as I prepare lectures for my university classes or Bible studies for my church. I have been using Logos 10 for a few weeks now, so here are my first impressions of the new version.

Logos 10 is faster. For me, this is the most important feature of a Logos upgrade. Since Logos continues to add more tools and features, there is a danger the software will become bloated and not run well, especially on an older system. Although the final benchmarks were not available when this review was written, Logos is between 10% and 40% faster depending on your hardware. Logos 10 now has native support for Apple Silicon (M1 processor) and .NET 6 support for people using Windows. Indexing is also improved, about 15% faster and taking up 10% less disk space. In addition, Logos improved the speed of their servers which helps all online functions (including mobile and web apps).

Logos 10 looks modern. But the cosmetic changes are not radical, so long-time users need not freak out at the user interface changes (although some will, you know who you are). This is completely subjective, but there is something about rounded tabs that looks better. The toolbar can be moved to the left side of the screen (the new default) or the top (the old standard). All the icons have been slightly redrawn and are smaller, so there is more workspace. Logos 10 also updated the Favorites tool, although I have not used it much in the past.

There are many new features in Logos 10, I am going to highlight the ones I find particularly useful.

Print Library Catalog. Most Logos users probably also have a large personal library (think, “real books”). I have many books in print which also available in the Logos Library. If you own a book and it is also available in Logos, you can add the book to your personal print library and search within that book even if you do not own the Logos version. Why would you want to do that? I have a print copy of David Bauer’s The Book of Acts as Story (Baker, 2021). The print copy does not have a topical index, and even if it did, indices do not cover every word of a book. In this case I added The Book of Acts as Story to my Print Library Catalog and search within the book of Elymas. Logos 10 fount two sections of the book discussing Elymas and gave me a snippet view of the text and could find the section in the print version of my book. If you have the iOS app, you can scan the barcode of the book to add it to your Print Library (like the GoodReads app, for example). I tested this on the iPad, I do not know if that feature is available on an Android device.

Machine Translation.  Another new feature of Logos 10 is nearly instant translation of non-English texts. I am sure every PhD student will love this feature! I happen to have Julius Wellhausen, Das Evangelium Johannis (Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1908) in my Logos Library. If I open the book, select some text, and right click, I get an option to translate. A sidebar opens with an English translation synced to the German text. I tested the tool with French (Bossuet’s Revelation commentary) and Spanish (Filologia Neotestamentaria, 48-49), in both cases the translation tool worked well. The translation feature uses DeepL.com, not Google translate. DeepL is considered better than Google (see this review).

But there are some important caveats here. First, machine translation is not a real translation. In this opening paragraph of Wellhausen’s book, he uses the phrase “für das langweilige Werk eines Wirrkopfes,” translated as “the boring work of a madman.” But if I select the text again, it is the work of a “muddlehead,” and another time it was a “scatterbrain.” Or does Wellhausen mean “ditz”? This is a great tool which gives readers access to non-English resources, but I would not consider this as a definitive translation in an academic paper. Second, the translation feature is only available if you are online since it makes use of an online translation service. Third, Logos does not seem sure this tool will continue to be free in the future. DeepL is a paid service, starting at $6.99 a month. For now, the cost is rolled into the price of Logos. But Logos may need to limit the use of the tool or have monthly “fair-use” limits.

I think most people will use of the translation tool is to get a quick definition of a foreign word as it appears in the English resources they are reading.

Sermon Builder and Sermon Manager. These are features I have not used in Logos Bible Software, mostly because I have my own workflow for creating lecture notes, sermons, Bible studies using Microsoft Word. Nothing fancy, but it is the way I have worked for a long time and I am in my own happy little rut. That means I have hundreds of files with lecture notes and sermons neatly organized in folders and backed up in DropBox. But Logos 10 has a new feature which might help me transition to their Sermon Builder too. The Sermon Manager will now import my MS Word file into the Sermon Building tool.

The Sermon Manager allows users to build a database of sermons tagged by series, topic, text, date, venue, and liturgical day/season. I imported a study I did on the Feeding of the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21). The Logos preserved the format as much as possible, and I am sure there are ways to tweak the format into something I prefer. Scripture references were tagged so I can hover over a reference or click on it to read the text. However, Logos did not import my footnotes (that might be a deal-killer for me!)

In the Sermon Editor, click on the quote marks in the side bar to search for popular quotes. As a test case, I typed in Matthew 14 and the quote tool offered me quotes from a wide range of writers, from classic quotable Christians like A. W. Tozer, Matthew Henry, and Charles Spurgeon to popular commentaries by N. T. Wright, Craig Blomberg, and R. T. France. Not all these suggested quotes were inspiring (there was a random bit from Luther’s Table Talk that was not on topic at all). Presumably these popular quotes are the result of reader highlights. Drag the quote into your sermon outline; then it is an easy click away from a slide for your PowerPoint or Proclaim presentation. I could not see a way to move my personal favorite quotes into a sermon.

I noticed Logos does not know me very well. The Sermon Builder suggested my 2,425-word document would take twenty minutes to present. I am good for at least a half-hour on this one.

Logos 10

Factbook, Guides and Datasets. Datasets have been around for several versions, but the Factbook was upgraded significantly in Logos 9. Most Logos users are unaware of how much information is contained in datasets or how they are used to pull information from your library. Datasets are like a system of tags which Logos can search quickly to find data you need. These datasets vary depending on the level of your Logos Library/ If you go to your Library and type “type:manual” in the search box, you will get a list documentation for of all the datasets your level of Logos can access. Don’t worry, as a user you do not need to know anything about this information, but it does make Logos work.

What is Factbook? Using Logos datasets, the Factbook creates instant access to textual and visual information from across your Logos library, including details about biblical people, places, historical events, theological topics, and more. Click the Factbook icon and enter anything (really, anything). I typed Damascus, Factbook provided links to a key article (in the Lexham Bible Dictionary), various media (maps and other pictures), key passages, events, timelines, Bible dictionaries, journals, sermons, and related searches. When applicable, there is a “further reading” section that includes Google Map coordinates and a link to Wikipedia.

Here is another application of datasets. I recently was working on Daniel 4, so I opened a Passage Guide and typed in Daniel 4. The Passage Guide opened a collection of commentaries and cross references, along with an Atlas and other media (if available). My favorite section is Ancient Literature, which lists quotations, allusions, echoes, or topical similarities to Daniel 4 in Ancient Near Eastern literature, Church Fathers, Dead Sea Scrolls, Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Nag Hammadi Codices, New Testament Apocrypha, the works of Josephus and Philo. If I own these resources, I could click and go right to the context of the allusion.

Logos 10 Mobile and Tablet improvements. I use Logos on my iPad to read books. The Logos iOS app is superior to Kindle in terms of look and feel. Any highlights or notes I make on my book are immediately saved to the cloud and available on my desktop. Logos 10 for mobile and tablets includes new layout modes for up to six books and tools on their screen at the same time. Like the desktop version, the mobile version now has panel linking capabilities allow users to have three linksets (A, B, C). Link your English Bible to Greek and Hebrew Bibles and a commentary or two, so changing the passage in one will change it in all linked resources. Mobile users can now create, edit, and save Canvas documents on your iPad.  At least on the iPad, users can now draw on the screen. This is like marking up your book with a pen, pencil and highlighter For Silver+ users, Sermon Manager is now available on the iPad. Text-to-speech makes (nearly) every resource into an audiobook (Bronze+). Finally at long last Logos 10 adds fuzzy search results to their mobile platform.

There is much more in this upgrade. Here is the Logos 10 promo video, teasing some of the features of the new version. Logos Bible Software is like that old saying about only using about 10% of our brains (which I know is not true, but it works for this analogy so bear with me). Although I have been using Logos for nearly thirty years now, I feel like I use about 10% of its features regularly. But that 10% is so valuable I can honestly recommend making an investment in the Logos, both in terms of resources and time.

Is an upgrade to Logos 10 worth the money? This depends on your budget, and Logos has a range of entry points (from silver up platinum, or from “I can afford this” to “wow….”). Two things help. All the links on this page take you to my affiliate page where you can save 15% on a new Logos base package (plus they let you pick some free books in addition to that package).

If you are already a Logos user, click on the image for the level (not the “add to cart”) to see your dynamic pricing. That means if you already have some books in the package, you do not have to re-purchase them. All those free and cheap books you. Have been adding to Logos every month? If they are already in the library, you do not pay for them again. Scroll down to the second listing the Library Resources, click “hide owned books” to see what would be new to you in this upgrade. You save 15% on the $300 Silver level, and then they subtract the books you already own. It might not actually cost much at all for you to upgrade to Logos 10.You jay also qualify for a academic discount if you are a university professor or student. Can’t hurt to ask!

Why Silver? It has most of the Logos features, you have to to Gold to get all the features.

If you scroll to the bottom of the partner page, there is a “see other packages” button. That is where they are hiding the Starter and Bronze levels. Or if you are really looking for a major upgrade, check out the Diamond, Portfolio and Collector’s Edition.

Use the promo code PARTNEROFFER10 when you check out. Logos does have easy payment plans if you are into that sort of thing.

 

 

Logos Free Book of the Month for October 2022 – Ray Ortlund, Proverbs

Free Book of the Month

Logos is giving away a good pastoral commentary on Proverbs for their Free Book of the Month promotion in October 2022. Until the end of the month, you can add Ray Ortlund’s Proverbs: Wisdom that Works in the Preaching the Word series for free to your Logos Library. Pastor and teacher Ray Ortlund unpacks the book of Proverbs in 21 straightforward sermons, providing a biblical worldview on everything from money, sex, and power to that of the daily routines of an average life. Drawing relevant parallels from ancient culture to present day, he helps us understand how the book of Proverbs is practical help for ordinary people going through everyday life.

Along with the free book, there is a wide range of discounted books as part of the October promotion. A few of thee appear in Logos collections, so  you may already have them,. iI think the highlight is Luke Timothy Johnson’s excellent Hebrews in the The New Testament Library (WJKP) for $8.99.

  • Glen Sunshine, The Reformation for Armchair Theologians, 99 cents
  • William Barclay, The Letters to the Galatians and Ephesians, $1.99
  • A. W. Tozer, Meditations on the Trinity, $2.99
  • Patrick Schreiner, The Visual Word: Illustrated Outlines of The New Testament Books, $3.99
  • Christopher W. Morgan; Robert A. Peterson, Suffering and the Goodness of God (Theology in Community), $4.99
  • Graham Cole, Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan, and Demons (Foundations of Evangelical Theology), $5.99
  • Carl Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution, $6.99
  • A. W. Tozer, The Tozer Topical Reader—Volumes 1 & 2, $7.99
  • Luke Timothy Johnson, Hebrews (The New Testament Library), $8.99
  • John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 vols.), $9.99
  • Wayne Grudem, Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning, $10.99
  • John MacArthur, Acts, 2 vols., $11.99
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones , Acts: Chapters 1-8 (3 vols.), $19.99
  • Pre-Order Crossway New Testament Theology Series (4 vols.), $40.99

This Month’s Giveaway is the massive Crossway 2021 Collection (69 vols.). This collection of Crossway resources from 2021 features commentaries, biblical studies, and theological studies. Resources included in this collection provide readers with a wide array of content on topics including ethics, counseling, ministry, and more. There are four ways to enter this giveaway, so enter early and often. You do not have to buy them all, but head to the Free Book site and grab as many as you want.

If you have been out and about on social media, you probably know that on October 10 Logos has a “big announcement” coming.It should not be hard to guess what that is, since the date is 10/10 and everyone has been anticipating the new version, Logos 10, for some time now. I will have a review of the new version when it is released. As expected, there are various upgrade paths for current users.

Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, something marketing people made up to give pastors an excuse to buy books for themselves. Or maybe that is just me. So check out the stacks of books Logos has on discount, up to 40% in some cases. There is also a great deal on Yale Anchor Bible resources, if you are more academically inclined.

So now is a good time to at least get Logos Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages and take advantage of the free Logos Book of the Month promotion (check out my review of Logos 9). Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the free / cheap packages. All it takes is a Faithlife account, and you can read your books using the iOS or Android app, the Logos web app, or the (much more powerful) desktop version for both Windows or Mac. All the links are Logos Affiliate links, so buy a few books and help out Reading Acts.

All the deals go away on October 31, so be sure to check out all the Logos deals right away!

 

 

 

Labor Day Sale at Logos Bible Software

Labor Day Sale Logos

In honor of Labor Day in American, Logos is running a 25% off sale on thousands of resources. If you are outside the US and have no idea what Labor Day is, don’t worry about it. Most Americans think it just means summer. And that yo can’t wear white anymore. I usually celebrate by listening to union songs all day. Logos celebrates by selling their resources cheaper than usual. If you follow that link, you get a list of 31,000 items on sale, which is way too many. I suggest you sort by relevance or best selling and browse, or better use the search criteria on the left sidebar to narrow the list to your interests. You can select by author, publisher, language, etc. One nice bonus: if you own parts of a collection already the store reduces the price even more (they call that “dynamic pricing”). For example, you might have picked up a volume or two in the Anchor series from past Free Book of the Month sales. Since you own the book, they do not charge you for it again and the price goes down.

The Labor Day sale ends September 9, 11:59 PM PST.

And don’t forget there are two Free Books of the Month in September 2022 is Edward Campbell’s Ruth in the The Anchor Yale Bible Commentary series for free. This is the 1975 edition, Logos updated the publication year when Yale bought the series in 2008. The second Free Book of the Month is Luther and Erasmus, Discourse on Free Will (Bloomsbury, 2013). “Comprising Erasmus’s The Free Will and Luther’s The Bondage of the Will, Discourse on Free Will is a landmark text in the history of Protestantism. Encapsulating the perspective on free will of two of the most important figures in the history of Christianity, it remains to this day a powerful, thought-provoking, and timely work.”  Along with the free books are many great deals on other resources from the Anchor Reference Library and T&T Clark/Bloomsbury.

If you visit the Labor Day Sale, sort by price, lowest first. There are dozens of free books available (although you need to scroll past all the Shakespeare plays).

If you do not already own Logos Bible Software, check out the base packages, you should at least get Logos Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages and take advantage of the free Logos Book of the Month promotion (check out my review of Logos 9). Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the free / cheap packages. All it takes is a Faithlife account, and you can read your books using the iOS or Android app, the Logos web app, or the (much more powerful) desktop version for both Windows or Mac.

All the links are Logos Affiliate links, so buy a few books and help out Reading Acts.

Labor Day Sale

 

 

 

 

Logos Free Book of the Month for September 2022 – Anchor Bible Commentary on Ruth

Logos Free Book

The Logos is doubling up everything for their Free Book of the Month in September 2022. That means two free books and two books at every price level. For the month of September, Logos is partnering with T&T Clark and the Yale Anchor Bible series for some great deals. You can add Edward Campbell’s Ruth in the The Anchor Yale Bible Commentary series for free. This is the 1975 edition, Logos updated the publication year when Yale bought the series in 2008.

The second Free Book of the Month is Luther and Erasmus, Discourse on Free Will (Bloomsbury, 2013). “Comprising Erasmus’s The Free Will and Luther’s The Bondage of the Will, Discourse on Free Will is a landmark text in the history of Protestantism. Encapsulating the perspective on free will of two of the most important figures in the history of Christianity, it remains to this day a powerful, thought-provoking, and timely work.”

There are some great books on this list, including several volumes in the Anchor Bible Reference Library. Raymond E. Brown, The Birth of the Messiah is an excellent study of the birth narratives (and Brown’s NT Introduction is a classic). Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Vol. 3: Alexander to Constantine is a great deal at $5.99. Dale Allison’s International Critical Commentary on James is a steal at only $9.99.  I think Fitzmyer’s Acts commentary is a good deal at $11.99, but I am not sure Dahood’s AB volume on Psalms is. Some of the early volumes in the AB series were idiosyncratic and more brief than I would like.

  • James Dunn, 1 Corinthians (T&T Clark Study Guides), $2.99
  • Markus Brockmuehl, This Jesus: Martyr, Lord, Messiah, $2.99
  • John Eaton, The Psalms: A Historical and Spiritual Commentary with an Introduction and Translation, $3.99
  • C. S. Lewis and the Church: Essays in Honour of Walter Hooper, $3.99
  • Colin Gunton, The Actuality of Atonement, $4.99
  • Ian Boxall. The Revelation of Saint John (Black’s New Testament Commentary), $4.99
  • Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Vol. 3: Alexander to Constantine (Anchor Yale Bible Reference), $5.99
  • Christine Schams, Jewish Scribes in the Second Temple Period (JSOT Supplement), $5.99
  • Daniel Pattee and Eugene TeSelle, eds., Engaging Augustine on Romans, $6.99
  • Marijn de Kroon, The Honour of God and Human Salvation, $6.99
  • Raymond E. Brown, The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke (Anchor Yale Bible Reference), $7.99
  • Raymond E. Brown, An Introduction to the New Testament (Anchor Yale Bible Reference), $7.99
  • Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their True Meaning for Judaism and Christianity (Anchor Yale Bible Reference), $8.99
  • James H. Charlesworth, Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, $8.99
  • Eyal Regev, The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred (Anchor Yale Bible Reference), $9.99
  • Dale C. Allison, Jr., The Epistle of James (International Critical Commentary), $9.99
  • James L. Crenshaw, Joel (The Anchor Yale Bible), $10.99
  • Eve-Marie Becker, The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts, (Anchor Yale Bible Reference), $10.99
  • Joseph A. Fitzmyer, The Acts of the Apostles (Anchor Yale Bible), $11.99
  • Mitchell Dahood, Psalms II: 51–100, $11.99
  • Pre-Order and Save: Hershel Shanks, Freeing the Dead Sea Scrolls: And Other Adventures of an Archaeology Outsider, $11.99

Logos added a few more free/cheap books on their “Another Free Book” page, so you can get FItzmyer’s Philemon and another volume of Dahood’s Psalms, and The Wisdom of Ben Sira in the Anchor Bible series. Very good add is John Meier’s A Marginal Jew, Rethinking the Historical Jesus: Volume Four, Law and Love.

This Month’s Giveaway, the venerable International Critical Commentary (65 vols.). The 65-volume set includes many older commentaries that are not very helpful (Genesis, for example), but also some of the best exegetical commentaries (the three-volume Matthew by Davies and Allison is one of my favorites). There are four ways to enter this giveaway, so enter early and often.

A little something for everyone this month. If you do the math, you can you can add on 20 more books valued at $657 for about $150 total. You do not have to buy them all, but head to the Free Book site and grab as many as you want.

Here is a mid-month updates: September Monthly Sale–Up to 92% off.Poke around, see what you can find. Great deal on the huge Jacob Neusner collection.

If you do not already own Logos Bible Software, check out the base packages, you should at least get Logos Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages and take advantage of the free Logos Book of the Month promotion (check out my review of Logos 9). Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the free / cheap packages. All it takes is a Faithlife account, and you can read your books using the iOS or Android app, the Logos web app, or the (much more powerful) desktop version for both Windows or Mac. All the links are Logos Affiliate links, so buy a few books and help out Reading Acts.

All the deals go away on September 30, so be sure to check out all the Logos deals right away!