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New: Learning from Your Favorite Preachers Just Got Easier

BlogIMG_400x400We’re thrilled to announce a brand-new tool in Logos 5: the Sermon Finder, which connects you to sermons on any given passage.

Simply search the Passage Guide for a passage or verse: the Sermon Finder pulls results from your sermon archives and presents them in an elegant list of clickable links. You can quickly discover how specific Bible verses inspired your favorite pastor’s sermons, and then enrich your own sermons with their insights.

How is this different from before? Whereas the standard search tool finds every place a preacher mentions a Bible passage, the Sermon Finder brings you only the complete sermons that cover the passage you’re studying.

For example, are you curious how John Piper tackled how “the Word was made flesh” in John 1? Or how Tim Keller addressed fanaticism in Mark 13:24–37? All you need to do is a simple Passage Guide search: you’ll have access to every relevant sermon preached by your favorite pastors on the verse you’re studying. In short, Sermon Finder makes your sermon libraries even more powerful and accessible.

Get 60% off the Classic Sermon Library Builder—that’s only 7 cents a sermon!

classic-sermon-library-builderFor a limited time, you can get 60% off the new 100-volume Classic Sermon Library Builder. For just $2 a volume, you can enrich your sermons, research papers, and personal study with insights from some of the world’s most respected pastors—that works out to just 7 cents a sermon!

You’ll get over 2,600 sermons from leading pastors:

  • John Wesley
  • R.A. Torrey
  • D.L. Moody
  • George Whitefield
  • And others

For just $199.95, pick up the Classic Sermon Library Builder today! But hurry—this deal ends June 30.

The best deals on new sermon libraries

Want to make your sermon library even more powerful? You’ll get the best deal on new sermon archives with Logos Pre-Pub. Right now, for instance, you can pre-order the D.A. Carson Sermon Archive and get 553 of Carson’s sermons for just $89.95—that’s 36% off!

Here are a few other Pre-Pubs you don’t want to miss:

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Don’t have Logos 5? Now’s the time to upgrade. For a limited time, you can get triple discounts on a Logos 5 upgrade and build more compelling sermons, faster. Discover your custom upgrade discount, and upgrade today!

Logos 5’s Secret Sauce (and How It Will Transform Your Study)

Library ConnectionsYou’ve heard the term before: datasets. We sometimes mention them in emails and blog posts, and you can probably figure out most of what they are from the term alone. (Yes, they’re interconnected sets of biblical data.) But why should you care?

Because datasets are Logos 5′s secret sauce.

You won’t find them anywhere except in Logos 5. They’re not on any other website, in any other store, or even in the largest theological library out there. They were created exclusively for Logos 5 to help you study faster and better.

So, what makes these datasets so transformational? Here’s what they offer:

1. Access to game-changing scholarly research

Each of Logos 5′s 10 new datasets represents an intense research project by in-house scholars. Our research team spent years analyzing words, meanings, and biblical events—and connecting those ideas based on real human intelligence, not algorithms.

These datasets pull together massive amounts of information on world history, preaching themes, grammatical relationships, word senses, and more. They equip you to know who’s being referred to by each pronoun, verb, and noun, to see the meaning behind words, and to understand biblical events better by putting them in historical context. With this sort of data, you can complete tasks that would typically take hours—if not days—with a click.

2. Answers that take the guesswork out of Bible study

All this research and information may sound overwhelming, but—fortunately for you—getting the exact information you need is simple. That’s because you don’t need to go digging for answers: our tools and features do it for you. In fact, Logos’ tools are powered by the datasets themselves.

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Here’s an example: you want information on Zechariah—not Zechariah the trumpet player, not Zechariah the father of Able, but Zechariah the father of John the Baptist. Lucky for you, we’ve already disambiguated all 30 Zechariahs in the Bible. Just open the Bible Facts tool and search his name: the tool sweeps through the Biblical People, Places, and Things dataset to present you with a full list of relevant verses, family trees, beautiful artwork, and dictionary links.

That’s a whole lot of work and power, and all you had to do was click “search.”

This is why datasets are so transformational—they connect related information across your entire library and present you with answers, along with the facts you need to reach new insights.

Save hours of research time: upgrade to Logos 5 and take advantage of the game-changing power of datasets.

For a limited time, you can get your best deal on a Logos 5 upgrade—see your custom upgrade discount and save today!

Free Book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer!

BonhoefferDietrich Bonhoeffer was among the most interesting, inspiring people you’ll ever read about. Not only was he a theologian, a poet, a secret-service double agent, a musician, and one of the most famous martyrs of the twentieth century—he also played a role in the famous “July 20″ plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

And through March 31, you can get Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians for free!

The making of a martyr

In the wake of World War I, the Germans were desperate for a strong, proud leader who would guide Germany to economic and social recovery. When the enigmatic Hitler became chancellor and later dictator, much of Germany embraced his ambitious vision. But not everyone was fooled. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a gifted pianist who, despite his aristocratic family’s wishes, became a minister and theologian, was determined to remove the Nazis from power—even if it killed him.

Nothing—not even Hitler’s suffocating grip on civil liberties—could stop Bonhoeffer from preaching the truth. After being banned from openly teaching, Bonhoeffer worked in an underground ministry. After his ministry was discovered and the church became terrified to speak out against Hitler, Bonhoeffer joined the German secret service as a double agent, helping Jews escape Nazi oppression. He even turned down the chance to seek refuge in America, where he was touring as a guest lecturer, writing:

“I have made a mistake in coming to America. I must live through this difficult period in our national history with the Christian people of Germany. I will have no right to participate in the reconstruction of Christian life in Germany after the war if I do not share the trials of this time with my people.”

On April 5, 1943, after returning to Germany, Boenhoeffer was arrested for his resistance efforts. He spent the next year and half incarcerated, and was later moved to Buchenwald. Even while imprisoned, Bonhoeffer continued ministering and developing his theology, much of which is documented in his Letters and Papers from Prison.

On April 9, 1945, one month before Germany surrendered, Bonhoeffer was hanged. A witness said he approached the gallows “brave and composed” and kneeled on the floor “praying fervently to his God.” Even at the precipice of certain death, Bonhoeffer’s faith never wavered.

Get a free book on BonhoefferBonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians

Learn more about Bonhoeffer’s extraordinary life and theology with March’s Free Book of the Month: Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians, which offers dozens of illustrations and insights into Bonhoeffer’s background and legacy.

Through March 31, get Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians for free! Then share this blog post to tell your friends and family about this amazing, limited-time opportunity.

P.S. You can learn more about Bonhoeffer’s life and theology from the man himself. Explore Bonhoeffer’s works on Logos.com.

Get 23% Off 30+ Years of Old Testament Research

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The 14-volume Old Testament Profiles & Commentaries of Cyril J. Barber collection, currently on Pre-Pub for 23% off, gives you more than three decades worth of Old Testament research. You’ll get valuable cultural insight, information drawn from an array of important commentaries, and modern application.

The series is gaining a lot of momentum on Pre-Pub, so don’t wait around until it hits full price: pre-order it today for 23% off!

Old Testament Profiles & Commentaries of Cyril J. Barber

Regularly $299.95get it for $229.95

This highly accessible series helps you connect biblical characters and ancient texts to the modern world. It includes 14 volumes on Exodus, Joshua–Kings, Ezra, and Esther, along with profiles of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Each volume pores over the historical events surrounding key events and people, connecting them to contemporary culture.

You’ll also get a devotional exposition of Joshua, an examination of the narrative of God’s power in Judges, and exhaustive profiles of the patriarchs in the Old Testament.

These volumes become even more powerful when coupled with the power of Logos 5. You can study these concise, engaging commentaries side by side with the biblical books they examine, search all 14 volumes in seconds, and go deeper in your study by connecting key terms to dictionaries and encyclopedias in your massive, interconnected library.

Get the best price on this powerful commentary series: pre-order the Old Testament Profiles & Commentaries of Cyril J. Barber for 23% off today! 

The Big Win: Missionary Exchanges Suitcase Full of Books for Logos 5

When traveling to a rugged, isolated region like the Appalachian Mountains, you only pack the essentials: good shoes, toothpaste, coats—you know, the typical can’t-leave-home-without-them items. But the suitcases of Bill Barker, a missionary with the North American Mission Board, SBC, were stuffed a little differently: one had the essentials, and the other was chock-full of his favorite theological resources.

If you can imagine how fun it is to carry around a giant bag of books (as in, not fun at all), then you know how meaningful a tool like Logos 5 would be for someone like Barker.

Bill Barker

Amazingly, out of more than 200,000 entries, Barker was the very worthy winner of our Christmas giveaway, which means he’s traded in his hefty suitcase for a one-of-a-kind MacBook Air, pre-loaded with Logos 5 Gold and a collection of Vyrso books.

Barker is thrilled to have won:

“The Logos edition of the MacBook Air has arrived, and I am looking forward to using it in the years ahead for my Bible study and my daily quiet time. As a missionary with the North American Mission Board, SBC, I spend a lot of time away from home working within the Appalachian Mountains. Over the years, when I left home to travel throughout Appalachia, I had two suitcases: one for clothing and one for my books.  With the MacBook Air from Logos, life has gotten simpler—now I simply pick up the Mac and head out the door. The Bible study tools I need are all neatly packed inside. I want to thank Logos for this wonderful gift.”

Barker plays a major role in reaching people in the Appalachians—organizing food drives, church plants, literacy missions, home repairs, and more. We couldn’t be more excited that he’s using his gift to spread the gospel to one of the poorest, most unchurched regions in America. His story is just one of the many testimonies we’ve heard over the years from people who’ve revolutionized their Bible study with Logos.

Take a massive, interconnected library wherever you go: explore Logos 5, the world’s most advanced Bible software, today.

24-Hour Deal: Get 60% Off the Healthy Relationships Bundle

Dating Like Airplanes--bigYesterday was the first day of Vyrso’s 10 Days of Love! Each weekday through February 14, we’ll be featuring a new 24-hour book bundle on growing closer to Christ and building healthy, loving relationships.

Pastors, wives, Christians trying to navigate the dating world—we’ve got a bundle for everyone. Plus, all the bundles are 60% off!

Over the next two weeks, we’ll also feature guest posts and interviews from some of your favorite Christian relationship experts. They’ll share their best marriage and relationship advice, discuss their personal struggles with love, and offer practical tips for being more caring and loving to those around you.

We’ll announce a new bundle every morning on the Vyrso blog and through our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages, so stay tuned for huge savings! And don’t forget to share your favorite bundles on your social channels with #10DaysofLove.

Take 60% off the Healthy Relationships Bundle

Regularly $62.95—get it for $24.99

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This bundle is packed with advice on growing closer to those around you and spending daily time with Christ. You’ll receive biblically sound dating advice from Caleb Breakey and a book of prayers by John MacArthur, and you’ll learn to share your faith—even with strangers—with the help of Chris Tomlinson’s Crave.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • At the Throne of Grace: A Book of Prayers by John MacArthur
  • Called to Stay: An Uncompromising Mission to Save Your Church by Caleb Breakey
  • Crave: Wanting So Much More of God by Chris Tomlinson
  • Dating like Airplanes: Why Just Fall in Love When You Can Fly? by Caleb Breakey
  • One-Minute Devotions for Couples by Bob and Cheryl Moeller

Discover how to put Christ first in your thoughts and relationships: download the Healthy Relationships Bundle today. But hurry—this bundle expires tomorrow, February 5, at 7:59 a.m. (EST). Get it right now!

Stay tuned for more deals

We’ll offer a new bundle for 60% off every weekday through February 14—subscribe to Vyrso Voice and never miss a deal!

Logos Named a Best Christian Workplace for 7th Time

Best Christian Workplaces 2014Logos Bible Software has been recognized as one of 2014′s Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute!

The BCWI surveyed over 135,000 employees from 575 organizations across the globe, including Christian ministries, schools, publishers, and radio stations. The award is based on a 50-question survey that covers job satisfaction, commitment, personal growth, pay, and benefits.

We first won this award back in 2006, when we had around 100 employees. Now we have close to 400. Despite that increase, our work environment still reflects the same core commitments: Honor God. Love others.

Bob Pritchett, Logos president and CEO, said:

“We’ve worked hard to create a great workplace—a  place where our employees can learn, grow, and create a product that helps people all over the world study the Bible.

What makes this award so special is that it’s a reflection of our employees’ feedback. It is based on responses from the people who know Logos best, and that’s very rewarding.”

We’ve recently hit a number of other incredible milestones. Just a few weeks ago, we reached 40,000 resources available in the Logos or Vyrso formats. Earlier this year, we hit 100,000 forum members and half a million posts, and next month, we plan to expand our team into a fourth building in downtown Bellingham, WA.

Despite such huge growth, some things still remain the same: Bob Pritchett still meets and interviews every new employee, and Dan Pritchett, vice president, still takes new hires out to lunch to get to know them better. On their first day, every employee is introduced to our values: HOAGIES, for Honesty, Openness, Awesomeness, Growth, Initiative, Elegance, and Shipping.

You can learn more about our corporate culture by checking out our employee handbook.

Join the team!

We have over 70 positions open, for both employees and interns, across all departments—marketing, ministry development, sales, and more!

If you’re interested in working in a fun environment filled with talented people (and conveniently located near the world’s best taco truck), check out our careers page for a full list of job openings.

Vyrso’s Top 5 Deals, Interviews, and Posts

Vyrso LogoThe Vyrso blog is having its best month ever! We’ve offered a bunch of free books, listed our top picks from 2013, interviewed some of the most promising up-and-coming Christian authors, and more.

If you’re missing out on some of Vyrso’s best content, here are five posts you need to check out:

1. Resolve to Grow: Get 20 Devotionals under $5

Make 2014 the year you commit to spending more daily time with God. To help, we’re offering 20 devotionals for less than $5 each! Through January 27, you can save on bestselling authors like Sarah Young, Jarrid Wilson, and others.

2. Top 15 Authors to Watch in 2014

We reached out to some of the most popular Christian publishers to ask which authors to watch in 2014. The result is this list of incredibly talented writers. From names you’ve probably never heard of to already-burgeoning stars, this is your go-to list for staying in the know on new Christian talent.

3. Growing toward Christlikeness: An Interview with Dr. Andrew DavisAn Infinite Journey

Dr. Andrew Davis’ first book has already received glowing reviews from the likes of D. A. Carson and Tim Challies. In his exclusive interview with Vyrso, Dr. Davis, one of our authors to watch, talks about the roadblocks to Christian maturity, his passion to explain how justification and sanctification relate, and his “infinite journey” to glorify God.

4. Win an iPad mini, Logos 5 Gold, and Real Marriage by Mark Driscoll

Mark and Grace Driscoll’s annual Real Marriage conference is right around the corner, and to kick-start this exciting event, we’re giving away some awesome free stuff! Until February 20, you can enter to win an iPad mini, Logos 5 Gold, Real Marriage, and the Real Marriage Participant’s Guide. Plus, you can use coupon code LOGOSRM to get 10% off the Real Marriage simulcast. Register for the simulcast and enter to win today!

5. Vyrso’s Top 20 Reader Favorites of 2013vyrso-badges_reader-fav-300

Our roundup of last year’s most downloaded books is awesome for two reasons: 1., it tells you which books you need to add to your 2014 reading list, and 2., most of the featured books are either free or heavily discounted. Check out our top 20 reader favorites today!

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Resolve to Grow: Get 8 Devotionals under $20

Resolve to Grow in 2014

Make 2014 the year you resolve to grow—closer to God, closer to the Word, and closer to the person Christ wants you to be. To help you establish a strong foundation for the new year, here are three ways you can rejuvenate your Bible study and saturate your life with the Word:

1. Get inspired with discounted devotionals

Learn from the best, and immerse yourself in Scripture. Through January 27, use coupon code GROW2014 to save up to 50% on eight inspirational devotionals:The Pursuit of Holiness

2. Start using Logos 5 for less than $30 a monthStarter

Improve your Bible study and keep a tight budget with Logos 5′s Starter base package. Starter offers a simple, affordable way into the world’s most advanced Bible software. For less than $30 a month, create custom reading-plan templates, get instant information on biblical events, people, and places, search your library by topic or passage, and learn from nearly 200 resources—a library that would cost more than $3,500 in print.

This is an amazing way to kick-start your Bible study at an incredibly affordable price. Get Starter today!

3. Stay on track with personalized Bible study templates

Logos 5 brings out the best in your devotionals—it’s the simplest, most effective way to stay on track with your daily readings. It pulls together all the books you need into one unified template, so you can read your favorite devotionals side by side with your preferred Bible translation, reading plan, and dictionary. Here’s how:

 

Master all of Logos 5’s tools and features: check out all our helpful tutorials, and make 2014 the year you become a Bible study expert.

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Take advantage of big savings on inspirational devotionals and start using Logos 5 for less than $30 a month.

You have everything you need to make 2014 a success, so what are you waiting for? It’s time to resolve to grow.

Get 13 Beth Moore Titles—Free!

13 Free Beth Moore Books

Vyrso’s free Beth Moore offer has expired. Be sure to follow Vyrso Voice for more freebies and special offers. 

Take advantage of the deal everyone’s talking about: through January 10, get 13 free books by bestselling author and beloved teacher Beth Moore! Just download the free Vyrso app, available for both Android and iOS, and start enjoying your free books today.

Download all 13 books right now, and then tell your friends to do the same!

Praying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds

Regularly $9.99—get it free!

This book is designed to help you overcome life’s roadblocks. From pride to depression to temptation, learn the real impact of prayer in overcoming spiritual sticking points. This book is a powerful reminder that, regardless of how depressed or anxious you may be feel, there is joy in a loving relationship with Christ.

Believing God

Believing God

Regularly $11.99—get it free!

Discover what it means to truly know and trust God. Drawing on the examples set by Abraham and Moses, Moore explores the importance of trusting God’s promises in order to live to your full potential. She looks at how to move beyond a mediocre faith and enter into a genuine relationship with Christ—one in which all things are possible.

Get 11 more Beth Moore books for free:    

Download all 13 books now, and then check out more Beth Moore deals, including a devotional for $3.99 and her latest book for only $9.99.

Stay tuned for more deals!

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