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Recently I had the opportunity to review one of the latest offerings from the folks at Logos Bible Software. For those of you who are not familiar with the company, this Bellevue, WA based company began providing a software platform for Bible study in 1991. They provide tools for complex Bible searches (and more) and digitize texts so you can use their software for study or as a digital library. Their software is currently in version 5, and I began using it when it was in version 2, so I’ve been following them for some time.

There have been a number of new initiatives at Logos. They’ve begun to “go social” with Bible study, making the FaithLife Study Bible. They have their own imprint, “Kirkdale Press,” from which they publish Christian fiction and other titles. And, what is most relevant to this review, they have begun to publish their own curriculum and material. “Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan” is the second in the “Studies in Faithful Living” series, which I will be reviewing.

The standalone resource can be purchased currently for $19.95 and is intended for individuals and group members. The full church curriculum adds a leader’s guide and collection of media resources for a total of $84.95. Herein lies the first challenge: there is no print version available, so your group members will need to purchase it digitally from Logos, and read/follow-along in one of a number of digital ways (desktop application, web app, mobile phone or tablet app). While the digital format has progressed to allow “writable answer boxes” I think many churches would appreciate the option of physical books. Perhaps Logos can provide a print run in the future.
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The blog over at Logos Bible Software just announced that they are giving away Money Matters free, courtesy of Bible Study Magazine.

Go here and enter the code BIBLESTUDYMAGAZINE at checkout. It is free all month!

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For those who use Quickverse, or for those looking to save money on the digital version of John MacArthur’s wonderful NT commentary series, this is a great deal:

Commentary Set for $59.90

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From an email:

Dear Pastor,

We appreciate you more than you know. Please download a copy of the Sermon File Addin as our gift of appreciation to you for all you do.

Thank you,

Your friends at Logos Bible Software

In addition to the free copy of the Sermon File Addin download, to help celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month October 2008, we have some great specials on resources for pastors—that anyone can take advantage of.

Add all the products you are interested in to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Type: PAM2008 in the coupon code field on the left hand side of the checkout page and click the “Update Cart” button to see even greater discounts off the sale price!

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For a limited time, in celebration of Jonathan Edwards’ 305th birthday, Logos is giving away the Libronix version of A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections for free. When you checkout, use the coupon code: EDWARDS to get it free.

HT: Logos

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There is currently a special offer from Logos on Charles Simeon’s 21 volume Horae Homileticae.  You can get it for 30% off of the sale price by using the coupon code “Biography.”  Here are excerpts from the email I received, and not that this is available to everyone through online checkout, but was not publicized through the normal Logos Newsletter.

http://www.logos.com/products/details/3050

The works of Charles Simeon are hard to find in print, and until recently were almost completely lost to our generation unless you had access to a big seminary library. …but now the massive 21 volume Horae Homileticae containing the collected sermons of Charles Simeon’s 54 years of preaching is available for Logos Bible Software.

As you can see by the return address and personal nature of this email, this offer is not part of a normal Logos NewsWire. This is a special personal message just sent to a handful of people who have shown interest in John Piper and is only available on the web and directly from me.

Right now I can get you Charles Simeon’s complete Horae Homileticae for around $35 per month. That’s about 50% off the retail price, and even 30% off the sale price!

Simeon’s test for a sermon, as he teaches in Horae Homileticae, is threefold: does it humble the sinner, exalt the Saviour and promote holiness? Wouldn’t we all want that to be our test too? I encourage you to check out Simeon’s life’s work today:

http://www.logos.com/products/details/3050
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Recently posted on the Libronix Blog is a coupon code for the  “Matthew, Mark” volume of the Cornerstone Commentary absolutely free.  This makes it absolutely free!

Click here for the order page, and before checking out enter the code CORNERSTONE.

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