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Go Seahawks! Logos Bible Software Roots for the Home Team

12th man 2The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl, and Logos stands firmly behind them! Here’s proof: a 12th Man flag flying high at Logos HQ.

From the beginning, this has been a season of high expectations. The Hawks were favored to beat out longtime rival San Francisco for the NFC West crown, and many predicted that the team would contend for the NFC Championship and even a Super Bowl title. The Seahawks have lived up to every expectation.

Earlier this season, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized the Seahawks’ fans as the loudest in the world. Their passion and savvy create a home-field advantage for the Seahawks—one so measurable that the team has taken to calling their fans the 12th Man. Since 2005, Seahawks opponents have committed more false-start penalties than any other team—130—due in large part to the noise in Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.

As the Hawks prepare for their February 2 showdown with the Denver Broncos, the team’s loyal fans are wearing signs of solidarity back home. Logos is no exception.

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Seahawks: Logos Bible Software stands behind you!

How are you supporting the Seahawks? Let us know: tweet @Logos using #SB48!

Just Like He Promised

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As God was escorting Adam and Eve out of the only home they’d ever known, he paused for a moment to make a promise. They had eaten of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, breaking the only prohibition God had given them. They had sinned, and their punishment was to forfeit their perfect home and the peace they enjoyed there. God cast them into a life of pain and hardship, defined by labor. Sin permanently altered the world. But there was a single ray of hope—a promise (Genesis 3:15) that God renewed with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

God reminded each new generation that he’d not forgotten. He’d not forgotten their plight. He’d not forgotten his promise.

God keeps his promises

Theologians call this promise, the first of its kind, the Protoevangelium. I’ve often wondered if Joseph thought of it when the Angel of the Lord gave him the name of the child that Mary was carrying, renewing that promise yet again: “you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” —Matthew 1:21

Jesus’ arrival shouldn’t have surprised anyone. For years he’d been promising to come, but many people expected their God to arrive in a dramatic, victorious way. They believed the messiah should arrive triumphantly, astride a stallion, backed by the army of heaven. But God delivered on his promise in a humble roadside inn in one of the most modest towns in the whole country. There arrived the world’s hope. There, God proved once again that he keeps his promises.

Christmas: a reminder of his faithfulness

Even though God has kept all his promises throughout history, and preserved his Word in a compelling, error-free record; even though God has never given me any reason to doubt his faithfulness, power, or love; yet I still doubt—not always actively, but I’m often surprised when God keeps a promise to me. Why?

I don’t know all the reasons, but each year, the Christmas season reminds me that God’s faithfulness outlasts my belief in him. God’s goodness exceeds my expectations. Even though Adam and Eve were long gone, even though their descendants had long stopped believing, he fulfilled his promise.

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Rediscover the wonder of God’s faithfulness at Logos.com/Christmas.

 

Get Christmas Deals under $100!

Stocking Stuffers

From 15% off Logos 5 base packages to 50% off topical bundles to the 500 Book Mega Pack (at 96% off!), Logos’ Christmas sale has something for everyone! You can see all the deals at Logos.com/Christmas, but here are a few standouts under $100. Just use coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS to save:

lexham-high-definition-new-testament-esv-editionLexham High Definition New Testament: ESV Edition

Regularly: $79.95 | now: $59.96

This three-volume collection’s innovative visual presentation unlocks literary and grammatical insight previously available to only the most advanced Greek scholars. You’ll get a full New Testament, annotated to emphasize meaning, plus a glossary of critical terminology and an introduction to the discipline of discourse. This resource is unique to Logos Bible Software—there isn’t another study tool like it anywhere in the world.

R. C. Sproul Digital Library (24 vols.)r-c-sproul-digital-library

Regularly: $79.95 | now: $51.97

R. C. Sproul has become a standard-bearer of the Reformed tradition, influencing a new generation of Calvinists through his daily radio program and his writings. Now digitally compiled and networked with other Logos resources, Sproul’s works on theology and Christian living are more useful than ever before. This collection includes a single-volume commentary, a powerful dictionary of theology, and many articles compiled in one place for the first time. No matter your faith tradition, you’ll benefit from such a clear articulation of Reformed theology.

MacArthur Lifeworks Librarymacarthur-lifeworks-library-20

Regularly: $71.99 | now: $43.19

When it comes to Bible study, few are more diligent than John MacArthur: many have reported that he’s faithfully maintained 30 hours of Bible study a week throughout 30 years of ministry. Pick up the MacArthur Lifeworks Library and you’ll start benefiting from all that diligent study. In addition to MacArthur’s own works, this collection gives you many of the study tools that Dr. MacArthur most frequently cites, such as Larry Pierce’s Tense, Voice, Mood Analysis of the Bible and the New Strong’s Guide to Bible Words.

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (EDT), 2nd ed.evangelical-dictionary-of-theology-edt-2nd-ed

Regularly: $53.95 | now: $40.46

Published in 1986, the EDT quickly became a go-to text for first-year theology students. The life’s work of Walter Elwell of Wheaton College, the EDT became all the more popular and useful after a thorough revision in 2001. The Logos edition is tagged by topic, so you’ll see its content in your Passage Guide and Sermon Starter, offering a helpful starting point for all your theological studies.

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Visit Logos.com/Christmas to see all 15 deals under $100. Hurry—these prices disappear soon. Don’t forget to use coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS at checkout to take advantage of these special Christmas prices!

Take up to $80 Off the IVP Dictionary Series

collection_330The IVP Dictionary Series, newly reconfigured as a single resource, is on sale now for Christmas! Use coupon code 12DAYS2013 to get it for 24% off—depending on your current library, you could save up to $80!

This eight-volume series, often called the “Black Set” for its iconic covers, gives you important, clearly written academic content from world-class scholars like Craig Evans, Peter Enns, and others. Using the latest critical methods, it explores the Bible’s themes and topics, comments on the challenges facing the modern church, and commits to the authority of Scripture.

IVP’s Black Set: even more powerful in Logos

In its more than 50 years, InterVarsity Press has grown from a small imprint to a powerful publishing house renowned for its exceptional Bible-reference material. These dictionaries are among its most popular and most useful resources, and they’re especially useful in Logos—extensively tagged, they support powerful searches and network with the rest of your library.

The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd ed.) is of particular interest: it’s coming to Logos for the very first time. (It’ll be ready in a few months, and download automatically then.) Those who enjoyed the first edition, a groundbreaking volume that started a wave of new scholarship, will appreciate the updates and additions that make this second edition even more valuable.

Don’t miss out on introductory pricing!

Remember: if you already own any of these volumes, you’ll get a special custom discount. Don’t miss this deal—use coupon code 12DAYS2013 today to take up to $80 off The IVP Dictionary Collection!

Then check out the rest of our 12 Days of Logos deals.

Win a One-of-a-Kind MacBook Air, Logos 5, and More!

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This Christmas, we’re giving away a one-of-a-kind MacBook Air, Logos 5 Gold, and an awesome collection of Vyrso ebooks, including titles by John Piper, Tim Keller, Elyse Fitzpatrick, and Matt Chandler!1

 

We shipped off this brand-new MacBook Air to be customized in Amsterdam. It took more than four months, but the results are breathtaking. Packed with nearly 1,100 Bible study resources and running Logos’ smart features, it’s a superpowered Bible study platform—and a work of art.

And you could win it all—this one-of-a-kind MacBook Air, plus Vyrso ebooks and Logos 5 Gold!

Don’t miss this chance. Enter to win right now:

Then visit Logos.com/Christmas to see all our holiday deals, including 15% off base packages, 50% off our newly expanded bundles, and more!

  1. Entry closes January 6. We’ll select and notify the winner January 7. If you win and you already own Logos 5 and/or any of the above-mentioned books, you’ll receive Logos.com credit in place of the prizes. The winner will need to fill out a W-9 in order to claim their prize. By entering the giveaway, you’re opting to receive emails from Vyrso and Logos. []

The Logos Apps Just Got a Redesign!

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The whole suite of Logos mobile apps just got an awesome update. Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about version 4.0 of the Logos Bible app.

Redesigned for iOS 7 and Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Embracing the flat-UI design wave, we’ve eliminated gradients, shadows, and reflections, relying instead on a series of simple icons and beautiful typography. Our 4.0 apps fit right in on the latest version of your favorite operating system—either iOS 7 or Android 4.4 KitKat.

All-new homepage

The homepage now hosts three daily-use items:

  • A reference box for quick navigation to a specific passage
  • A list of daily readings you can edit in-app
  • Logos’ Verse of the Day image, to inspire and challenge you

When updates become available for any of your resources, you’ll also receive notifications here.

Slideout menu

In 4.0, we wanted to make it easy to get from anywhere to anywhere without compromising the uncluttered, text-focused reading experience we’ve always favored. So we introduced a slideout menu to simplify in-app navigation and bring the most-used features to the forefront.

Recent references

The most useful change in 4.0 is in the verse picker. Now, when you tap to select a reference, you can choose a verse one of three ways: from a canonical list, in your book’s table of contents, or in a list of verses you’ve recently read. The last option is particularly useful—you can pin references to remain at the top of the list so they remain ever accessible. While this isn’t truly new, it’s been relocated for accessibility; you might discover it for the first time in 4.0.

Exclusive to Android

In addition, Android users will enjoy three extra features:

  • Notes sharing—other apps can now send content to the Logos app. When you find a great illustration in your RSS reader or email, create a Logos note with just a few taps!
  • Android Beam—devices with near field communications (NFC) capability will now be able to beam references, books, and notes when placed back to back with other NFC-capable devices.
  • Store—browse Logos.com and buy new books right from your Android phone or tablet. It’s never been easier to find and acquire the Bible study tools you need!

Like it? Tell the world!

Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.”

As we launch 4.0, we need your help building a great reputation in the app stores. If you love 4.0 as much as we think you will, take a minute and review it. You’ll be helping more people discover and fall in love with Logos-powered Bible study.

Logos’ app wasn’t the only one to get a redesign. Check out the latest Faithlife Study Bible and Vyrso apps, too.

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If you don’t have our free Bible app, download it today to get the newest version!

Create Custom Notifications on Logos.com

We’re adding new products to Logos.com every day. If you subscribe to the blog and a handful of email lists, you’ll probably hear about most of them. But we know that “probably” isn’t good enough—you want to be sure. Luckily, Logos.com has custom RSS feeds. Use them to set personal alerts for the products and product types you care about most.

Start at Logos.com/Products/Search. In the sidebar on the left, you’ll find 13 different ways to segment your library (a), such as topic, resource type, author, genre, and more. In the header, you’ll see a dropdown menu that invites you to sort your search results by seven different criteria (b), like price, title, and popularity.

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Using these two features, you can access RSS feeds for the specific product types you care about. Here are some example alerts you could create:

Once you’ve created the search for which you’d like a custom alert, right-click the RSS icon in the header and copy the link’s address.

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Paste the address into your RSS reader of choice—whenever we add a new product that fits your search parameters, you’ll be among the first to know.

What alerts have you set? Let us know in comments.

Get the Logos 5 Engine for Free

Logos 5 updateLast week, Logos 5 users received a free update (Logos 5.2) that included a number of feature and performance improvements. As always, you can find the complete release notes on the Logos forums.

But if you’re still using version 4 or earlier, you don’t have to miss out! You can download the Logos 5 engine for free.

The difference between updating and upgrading

We make an important distinction between upgrading and updating.

When you upgrade, you’re getting brand-new features, like the Timeline and Sermon Starter. You’re getting a wide range of new resources at heavily discounted prices, all powered by new datasets.

When you update, though, you don’t pay a thing—updating is free. You don’t get new books or datasets, but you do get the newest, best-performing code, plus free updates to books you already own—things like typo fixes, new content, and new tagging.

You can summarize the differences between upgrading and updating like this:

Price Books Datasets Code
Upgrading Not free New and updated New and updated New and updated
Updating Free Updated only Updated only New and updated

To get the most out of Logos 5, you’ll want to upgrade to a Logos 5 base package. In the meantime, though, you should update to the Logos 5 engine and get the improved performance of Logos 5.2—free.

Get the newest, best-performing software for free: download the Logos 5 engine today!

3 Noteworthy Deals (and 200 More)

Logos November Deals

We have over 200 resources on sale all November long! You don’t need a coupon code to take advantage of these awesome deals—just be sure to get them before the month is over.

Calvin and the History of Calvinism Collectioncalvin-and-the-history-of-calvinism-collection

Regularly $249.95
Get it for $164.95 through the end of November (that’s 34% off!)

This collection, containing some of the most important scholarship on Reformation history and the Calvinist movement, is a must no matter your theological bent. Calvinists will love the exploration of their origins. Others will glean a more complete understanding of the important questions that Calvin and others sought to answer. This is the largest discounted collection in the monthly sale; at less than $7/vol., it represents an extraordinary value.

A Compendium of Christian Theologycompendium-of-christian-theology-2nd-ed

Regularly $99.95
Get it for $32.95 through the end of November (that’s 67% off!)

These three volumes, unmatched in fairness and concision, constitute the authoritative textbook on dogmatic theology in the Wesleyan tradition. Your theological library would be incomplete without them.

journal-of-hebrew-scripturesJournal of Hebrew Scriptures

Regularly $179.95
Get it for $65.95 through the end of November (that’s 63% off!)

Only in Logos could you get a peer-reviewed academic journal, devoted to the study of the Hebrew Bible, networked—all 2,500-plus pages—with your entire digital library. Logos 5’s powerful search tools unlock these volumes’ wealth of information—through the end of the month, at a 63% discount.

These are some of the most noteworthy titles on sale this month, but there are many more. Browse all the November deals today!

How to Retrieve Your Deleted Logos Notes

Documents.Logos.com lets you store your study notes, presentations, sentence diagrams, reading plans, and more—all in one place. And if you delete an important document, it’s easy to get your work back.

Here’s how to undelete files:

  1. Log in at Documents.Logos.com with your Logos.com credentials.
  2. Using the dropdown menu in the top-left corner, filter documents by visibility.
  3. Select “Deleted” to see all your deleted documents.

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  1. Just undelete the document you want back!

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If you don’t remember deleting a document, but you can’t seem to find it at Documents.Logos.com, it may be attached to a Faithlife group. Use the dropdown menu under your username to view your current groups and the documents associated with them.

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Documents.Logos.com makes it easy to collaborate and share. Start using it today!

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