Logos Free Book of the Month for July 2021 – Reinventing Jesus

Logos Bible Software partners with Kregel Academic for their Free Book of the Month promotion. Through the month of July, you can add J. Ed Komoszewski, M. James Sawyer, and Daniel B. Wallace, Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture (Kregel, 2006). In the introduction to the book, the authors observe “The radical skepticism sown in the media and rooted in postmodernism has been cultivated in an environment of biblical ignorance.” This book was written for the “motivated layperson” and offers positive answers to skeptical questions (rather than attacking the arguments of the skeptics themselves).

  • If the first Gospels were written decades after the life of Jesus, how do we know the writers got the story right?
  • If the writers got the story right, how do we know the Gospels and other New Testament documents were copied faithfully?
  • If the writers got the story right and the documents were copied faithfully, how do we know the right documents were included
    in the Bible?
  • How did the church decide which ones to include? Was there a conspiracy to hide competing books?
  • If the writers got the story right, the documents were copied faithfully, and the right documents were included in the Bible,
    what does this say about earliest belief in Jesus?
  • Did Jesus’ followers view him as more than a man from the onset of Christianity? Or was Jesus’ divinity the invention of a fourth century
    church council?
  • If the writers got the story right, the documents were copied faithfully, the right documents were included in the Bible, and the Bible reveals belief in the divinity of Jesus, how do we know the whole thing wasn’t plagiarized from other religions?

From the book blurb:

Reinventing Jesus cuts through the rhetoric of extreme doubt expressed by these and several other contemporary voices to reveal the profound credibility of historic Christianity. Meticulously researched, thoroughly documented, yet eminently readable, this book invites a wide audience to take a firsthand look at the solid, reasonable, and clearly defensible evidence for Christianity’s origins.

Along with the free book of the month, Logos offers  deep discounts on other books from Kregel:

  • Douglas Huffman, The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek: Grammar, Syntax, and Diagramming, $1.99 (Reviewed here)
  • Eckhard Schnabel, 40 Questions about the End Times (40 Questions Series), $2.99
  • Mark Wilson, Charts on the Book of Revelation, $3.99
  • Daniel Wallace, Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament, $4.99 (Reviewed here)
  • Herb Bateman IV, Charts on the Book of Hebrews, $5.99
  • Daniel Wallace, A Reader’s Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers, $6.99 (Reviewed here)
  • Stanley Porter and Ron Fry, The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation (Milestones in New Testament Scholarship), $7.99
  • John Phillips, Exploring the Gospel of Matthew: An Expository Commentary, $8.99
  • Jeremy Kimble and Ched Spellman, Invitation to Biblical Theology: Exploring the Shape, Storyline, and Themes of the Bible (Invitation to Theological Studies Series), $9.99
  • Gregg R. Allison, 40 Questions about Roman Catholicism (40 Questions Series) (Pre-Order $14.95)

 

Best Commentaries Sale

Logos Bible Software is also running a sale on the Best Commentaries in July. Based on data from Best Commentaries, Logos is discounting the top ten commentaries for each biblical book 35% – 50%. This is a great time to add some of the more expensive exegetical commentaries at 50% off (and ruin your credit).

As always, you should get Logos Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages and take advantage of the Free Book of the Month promotions.

Spend as little money as you want, but take advantage on these great deals on evangelical resources for your Logos library before the end of July 2021.

 

 

 

 

Logos Free Book of the Month for June 2021 – Hard Sayings of the Bible

Hard Sayings of the Bible FreeLogos Bible Software’s Free Book of the Month promotion partners with IVP Academic for the month of June. You can add Hard Sayings of the Bible (IVP, 1992) to your Logos library for free. Four scholars, Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Peter H. Davids, F. F. Bruce, and Manfred T. Brauch, offer explanations of over 500 of the most troubling verses in Bible readers. The book covers a wide variety of Bible difficulties, ranging from discrepancies about numbers to questions about God’s justice.

As always Logos offers some deep discounts on other books from their featured publisher. This month you can add these excellent biblical commentaries and theology books to your library for a reasonable price:

  • Alister McGrath, The Spirit of Grace, 99 cents
  • Tremper Longman III, Psalms: An Introduction and Commentary (TNTC), $1.99
  • Donald Macleod, The Person of Christ (Contours of Christian Theology), $2.99
  • Linda L. Belleville, 2 Corinthians (The IVP New Testament Commentary Series), $3.99
  • Greg K. Beale, The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God (New Studies in Biblical Theology), $4.99
  • John Goldingay and Tom Wright, The Bible for Everyone, $5.99
  • Desmond Alexander, Exodus (Apollos Old Testament Commentary), $6.99
  • Stephen Smalley, The Revelation to John: A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Apocalypse, $8.99
  • Gary Millar, Changed into His Likeness: A Biblical Theology of Personal Transformation (New Studies in Biblical Theology), (pre-order, $7.99)

Longman on the Psalms is brief, but very good, Belleville on 2 Corinthians is certainly a great commentary, but the real deal is Alexander’s Exodus commentary in the Apollos series. There are two volumes in the NSBT series, Beale’s The Temple and the Church’s Mission has been influential and is well worth reading.

Augustine Free Book

In the “another Free Book” promotion, Logos is offering Augustine, Homilies on the Gospel of John 1–40 (New City Press, 2009) is free in the month of June. This is part of a forty-nine volume set from New City Press offering new introductions and translations of Augustine’s works.

In his Cistercian Studies Quarterly review of this volume, Michael Casey said: “In general the translation is fluid; it can be read aloud and is as comprehensive as the original allows. This is a good piece of work, a necessary acquisition for any monastic library and solid spiritual nourishment for any with a taste for the writings of this great Christian thinker.”

You can also add the following Augustine volumes from New City Press at great discounts:

  • Revisions, $1.99
  • Sermons on the New Testament, $3.99
  • Teaching Christianity, $5.99
  • Sermons Discovered Since 1990, $7.99
  • Expositions of the Psalms, $0.99
  • On Genesis, $11.99

In other Logos news, for the month of June you can save 50% on Eerdmans publications.  This includes some larger, pricey sets like the forty-eight volume New International Commentary: Old and New Testament and a combo of the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament and New Testament (27 vols.). They have some less expensive bundles, but also a few individual volumes.

For a limited time (until June 15, 2021), you can save 15% on base packages and pick up five additional books for free when you use the partner code PARTNEROFFER9 when you check out. At the very least,  take a look at the Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages. Then you can start adding these free and discounted resources to your library each month. Spend as little money as you want, but take advantage on these great deals on evangelical resources for your Logos library before the end of June 2021.

 

 

 

 

Logos Free Book of the Month for May 2021 – N. T. Wright

N. T. Wright, Storied WorldLogos Bible Software is offering a free Logos Mobile Education course for the month of May, N. T. Wright’s The Storied World of the Bible. This courses retails for $179.99, and contains about six hours of video featuring Wright. From the blurb:

Often, people wonder how the various stories, poems, prophetic texts, Gospels, and letters all fit together. And, indeed, they do fit together in ways needing to be understood by readers of the Bible. This course will unpack some of the questions surrounding the meaning of the Bible to bring a coherent sense of what is being communicated by the biblical writers. The Bible then, truly, becomes a Grand Story of God’s faithfulness.

If you want more (and we all do), you can add Wright’s 15 Essential Biblical Texts for $9.99 (five hours of video), and all three parts of Paul and His Letter to the Romans ($24.99, $34.99, and $19.99 each, or $79.97 for all three about 18 hours of video). All courses include video and transcriptions of the video, plus various extras associated with taking a class (assignments and tests). At hte very least get the free course to get a feel for what a Logos Mobile Course is like.

More Free (and discounted) books

Logos usually does “Another Free Book” promotion each month focused on Catholic resources for their Verbum collection. For the month of May, you can add Christian Philosophy in the Early Church by Anthony Meredith for free. From the blurb:

The first followers of Jesus were not drawn from the intellectual and social elite of their day, but rather from artisans, tax collectors, and the more disreputable members of society. Yet out of such seemingly insignificant beginnings, a seed was planted by his teaching, his cross, and his resurrection which was destined to spread its shade over the entire known world. What had begun as an essentially Jewish movement founded on the preaching of the Messiah became, with amazing speed, a religion that was accepted by pagans, Goths, Franks, and more. This book traces the growth of the church and the development of Christian philosophy through the first centuries.

You can also add the following related resources at deep discounts:

  • Francis Aveling, The God of Philosophy (B. Herder; Sands & Co., 1906), $1.99
  • Patrick Madrid, Scripture and Tradition in the Church (Freedom Publishing Company, 2014), $5.99
  • Stephen J. Pope, ed., The Ethics of Aquinas (Georgetown University Press, 2002), $7.99
  • Roland Meynet, A New Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels (Convivium Press; Gregorian University Press, 2010), $9.99

Still don’t own Logos Bible Software?

Logos Bible Software 15% off Sale

For a limited time (until June 15, 2021), you can save 15% on base packages and pick up five additional books for free when you use the partner code PARTNEROFFER9 when you check out. At the very least,  take a look at the Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages. Then you can start adding these free and discounted resources to your library each month. Spend as little money as you want, but take advantage on these great deals on evangelical resources for your Logos library before the end of May 2021. 

 

 

Another Logos Free Book of the Month for April 2021 – Thomas Merton’s Thoughts in Solitude

Logos Bible Software usually runs a second “free book of the month” promotion that focuses on Catholic resources. This month they are offering Thomas Merton’s Thoughts in Solitude along with some discounts on other Catholic resources. Francis J. Moloney, The Resurrection of the Messiah is well worth picking up, as is Smith, Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas if you have any interest in historical theology.

Thoughts in Solitude shares the author’s reflections on a solitary life, as well as the importance of quiet reflection. Merton writes that inner solitude is closely tied to personal integrity, and thus implies responsibility and freedom.

Here is the full list of deals in the “another free book” promotion:

  • Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude – Free!
  • Michael Barber, Singing in the Reign: The Psalms and the Liturgy of God’s Kingdom – $1.99
  • Francis J. Moloney, The Resurrection of the Messiah: A Narrative Commentary on the Resurrection Accounts in the Four Gospels – $5.99
  • Randall Smith, Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas (A Beginner’s Guide) – $7.99
  • Lawrence Feingold, Faith Comes from What is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology – $11.99

So you can spend as little money as you want, but take advantage on these great deals on Catholic resources for your Logos library. Be sure to check out the collection of evangelical commentaries for free (or almost free) available through April 2021.  

If you do not have Logos Bible Software yet, take a look at the Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages.

 

Logos Free Book of the Month for April 2021 – Dru Johnson, The Universal Story: Genesis 1–11

Lexham Press is the featured publishers in this month’s Free Book of the Month promotion from Logos Bible Software. This sale samples a little bit of every kind of commentary Lexham has to offer: short Bible studies, pastoral commentaries, historic commentaries (Spurgeon) and academic commentaries. Lexham is this month’s giveaway: a 64-volume collection of Lexham commentaries, a $1649.99 retail value. There are four ways to enter, so enter early and enter often.

Dru JohnsonThe first three on the list are in the Transformative Word series. In my review of the Deuteronomy volume in the series, I said the series “was designed for a personal devotion or a small group Bible study. As such it should satisfy most readers. It is thoroughly theological reading of the book of Deuteronomy, seeing the book through the lens of Jesus Christ and the New Testament. It does not deal with any of the details of the Law in a historical or exegetical way.” The same is true for the three on offer here, although I have not read Dru Johnson on Genesis 1-11. Heath Thomas wrote the Two Horizons commentary on Habakkuk (Eerdmans, 2018; reviewed here), so I anticipate it is an excellent contribution to the Transformative Word series.

Grant Osborne, James Verse by Verse is an excellent expositional commentary. I have reviewed most of the volumes in the past and found them to be good commentaries for the busy pastor. They are exegetically engaged, but not really academic commentaries. Osborne does not go into details on the Greek text or interact with a great deal of secondary literature, but offers basic insight into the meaning of the text.

The highlight in this sale is JoAnna M. Hoyt’s Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on Amos, Jonah, & Micah (reviewed here). Even at $19.99 this is a great deal on one of the better exegetical commentaries on these three Minor Prophets (850 pages, retail is $54.99). Andreas J. Köstenberger’s Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary on 1–2 Timothy and Titus is good, but it is not new; Lexham picked up this series from Broadman and Holman and the volume was published with a different cover in 2017. Steve Runge, High Definition Commentary: Galatians is a great deal at only $9.99.

Here is a list of the deals from Lexham Press for April 2021:  

  • Dru Johnson, The Universal Story: Genesis 1–11 (Transformative Word) – Free!
  • Heath Thomas, Faith Amid the Ruins: The Book of Habakkuk (Transformative Word) – $1.99
  • Adrio König, Christ Above All: The Book of Hebrews (Transformative Word) – $2.99 (Reviewed Here)
  • Charles Spurgeon Commentary: 1 John – $4.99
  • Grant Osborne, James Verse by Verse (Osborne New Testament Commentaries) – $7.99 (Reviewed Here)
  • Steve Runge, High Definition Commentary: Galatians – $9.99
  • J. Betts, Nehemiah: A Pastoral and Exegetical Commentary – $14.99
  • JoAnna M. Hoyt, Amos, Jonah, & Micah: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary– $19.99 (Reviewed Here)
  • Andreas J. Köstenberger, 1–2 Timothy and Titus: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary – $24.99 (Daniel in this series reviewed here)
  • John Kleinig, Wonderfully Made: A Protestant Theology of the Body – Pre-order for $19.99

So you can spend as little money as you want, but take advantage on these great deals on evangelical resources for your Logos library before the end of April 2021. 

If you do not have Logos Bible Software yet, take a look at the Fundamental ($49.99) or Basic (free) packages