New Reasons to Download the Free Logos App

Hi, I’m Dave. I’m one of the developers on the mobile team. We’re pretty excited about the recent release of Logos for iOS 1.7. We focused this release on making it easier to do the things you want while ensuring the best reading experience possible.

New Reading Controls

You will notice a new row of controls in the reading view.

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New Shibboleth Update

Back in 2007 we unleashed Shibboleth, a tool we designed to help people key in ancient scripts more accurately, even if they weren’t proficient in those scripts.

We’ve updated Shibboleth with a number of improvements:

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Four Rounds of Coupon Codes from March Madness

March MadnessThe Final Four titles in the 2011 Logos March Madness have just been announced. One of these four titles will be crowned champion and offered at 75% off.

With over 135,000 votes cast in the 2011 Logos March Madness, there have been some upsets and some run-away wins making for a great competition. So continue voting to see your favorite title named the champion on April 4. But in the meantime, take advantage of the current coupon codes listed below.

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Facebook-only Special: The 25K Like-a-thon

We just reached 25,000 Facebook fans! We’re celebrating with a Facebook-only event unlike any you’ve ever seen: The Logos Like-A-Thon!

Visit our fan page for details!

like-a-thon

Logos 4: Read Your Books in Column Format

mp|seminars TipsToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos
training seminars.

One of the downsides to reading traditional print books is that the lines of text are usually very long. Our eyes are constantly moving from left to right and back  left again which slows us down. Newspaper articles, however, appear in columns with shorter lines of text. We read those articles up and down which increases our reading speed. We can now read our Logos books the same way with newspaper columns.

Here’s how:

  • Open a Logos resource such as a Bible or dictionary
  • Click the resource’s panel menu
  • Locate on the menu the option called Columns
  • Select the number of columns (1-5) you want to appear in the panel (Auto allows Logos to adjust the columns based on the width of the panel)

You can now read that resource just like a newspaper! To turn the pages, click the arrows in the lower right corner (lower left corner for right to left resources) of the panel.

Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics: A First-Ever English Translation

Reformed DogmaticsMany important theological works have not been translated into English. For most of the church’s history, the majority of theological writing has been done in Greek, Latin, German, French, Italian, Dutch—not English. There are countless works in the fields of biblical and theological studies that remain untranslated—and therefore inaccessible to English-speaking pastors, Bible students, and scholars.

Logos is changing that. As a start, we intend to translate Geerhardus Vos’ Gereformeerde Dogmatiek into English.

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Follow BibleTech:2011′s Live Twitterfeed!

BibleTech BibleTech:2011 kicks off Friday, March 25, at 9:00 AM (PST). You may not be able to make it this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out entirely! We have a live twitterfeed set up at the BibleTech website where you can follow the #BibleTech conversations live.

But that’s not all!

ChurchCrunch.com will have two bloggers at the event chronicling every session. So make sure to check that out, or better yet, sign up for their RSS feed.

Logos’ own Sean Boisen will not only be presenting, but will be doing some blogging from SemanticBible.com/Blogos (RSS) as well.

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Coupon Codes for the First Two Rounds of Logos March Madness

March MadnessRound 2 of March Madness just concluded and 48 titles are now on sale!

With over 100,000 votes cast so far in the 2011 Logos March Madness tourney, the competition has been tight. Of the 64 titles that started in the tournament, only 16 remain to battle it out for discounts ranging from 40% to 75% off! Round 3 is open, so you can now vote for your favorites in the Sweet 16.

Stay up to date on voting and coupon codes. Subscribe to the RSS feed or email updates.

Here are the titles that you can save on now with the corresponding coupon code:

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Now on Pre-Pub: The Reformation Trust Collection

Reformation Trust CollectionFor over forty years, R. C. Sproul has been teaching and preaching the Word of God. In 1971, he founded a little ministry in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, with the idea that there was a gap between Sunday School and seminary that needed to be filled.

R. C. Sproul’s passion for God spread like a wildfire—he soon became a highly sought after speaker, and his books sold as fast as they could print them. He started a radio program that is now heard in over forty countries worldwide, he is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, and he was the general editor for The Reformation Study Bible.

Ligonier Ministries, now located near Orlando, Florida, has become an international multi-media ministry, bringing people closer to God from many different platforms.

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Preview the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

We are hard at work on final editing of the first volume of the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, scheduled for release on June 1, 2011. In fact, we’re now far enough along that we’re ready to release a few previews.

We’ve posted the previews on EvangelicalExegeticalCommentary.com/Volumes under the Ezra and Nehemiah section. The first several preview pages show you excerpts from the Introduction. Most of the previews, however, show you the first section of commentary from Ezra.

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

You’ll notice that the commentary for each pericope is divided into six sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Outline
  3. Translation
  4. Commentary
  5. Application
  6. Bibliography

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