It’s December, so that means everyone is trotting out Christmas sales.
The Logos Free Book of the Month for December is Thomas Hatina, New Testament Theology and Its Quest for Relevance (T&T Clark, 2013). From the book blurb:
New Testament theology raises many questions, not only within its own boundaries, but also in relation to other fields such as history, literary criticism, sociology, psychology, history, politics, philosophy, and religious studies. But, the overarching question concerns the relevance of two thousand year old writings in today’s world. How does one establish what is and is not relevant in the New Testament? How does one communicate the ancient ideas, presented in an alien language, alien time, and alien culture to a contemporary audience? This book is intended to serve as a methodological introduction to the field of New Testament theology, aimed at a range of readers-undergraduate and Seminary students, clergy, and laypersons interested in the relevance of scripture. It is a guide which aims to help readers understand how practitioners of New Testament theology have wrestled with the relationship between historical reconstruction of the New Testament, and its interpretation in the modern world.
In addition to the free book, Logos is offering deep discounts on these resources:
- Nelson Searcy, The Greatness Principle: Finding Significance and Joy by Serving Others, $0.99
- Donald Grey Barnhouse, Man’s Ruin: Romans 1:1-32, $1.99
- Gary M. Burge, The New Testament in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic,$2.99
- Howard F. Vos, Exploring Church History, $3.99
- Henry Alford, The New Testament for English Readers (2 vols.), $4.99
- Gordon R. Clark, The Word “Hesed” in the Hebrew Bible (Bloomsbury Academic Collections), $5.99
- William Edgar, Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader: Volume 1, To 1500, $6.99
- Daniel Doriani, Matthew, 2 vols. (Reformed Expository Commentary), $7.99
- Michael Grisanti, Eugene H. Merrill and Mark Rooker, The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament, $8.99
- Robert Sherman, King, Priest, and Prophet: A Trinitarian Theology of Atonement, $9.99
- David J. A. Clines, The Concise Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, $10.99
- Pre-Order and Save: John Stott Sermon Archive, $99.99
There is a little something for everyone on the list. Clines, The Concise Dictionary of Classical Hebrew is excellent; if you do not have a Hebrew Lexicon, this is a good start. The T&T Clark portion of the Free Book of the Month sale runs through December 15.
For the first half of December, books from InterVarsity Press UK are on sale. Until December 15, get up to 40% off titles and collections on biblical interpretation, theology, commentaries, and more. Here are a few (40% off):
- Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (TOTC | 27 vols.)
- The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament (BST | 22 vols.)
- Apollos Old Testament Commentary (AOT | 11 vols.)
- IVP UK Biblical Theology Bundle (15 vols.)
- Contours of Christian Theology (9 vols.)
Then starting December 15, get up to 50% off books from Yale University Press, including 40% off Anchor Yale Bible commentary volumes, the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, and the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library.
Finally, in December 2023, you can get a free copy of Logos Fundamentals to give away when you buy a Logos 10 package for 20% off. This is a great way to give a gift to a pastor or teacher in your church who does not yet use Logos (and get yourself a nice discount on an upgrade). Current users have various upgrade paths, and if you spend more than $200, use the code CHRISTMASJOY at checkout to save $25 on your order.
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 and Mac. Check out my first-look review of Logos 10.
These deals go away on December 31. So shop early, and shop often. All the links are Logos Affiliate links. If you are planning on buying Logos books, use this link and out Reading Acts.