Set Encouraging Bible Artwork as Your Mobile Background

Bible-Screen-on-DVDBible Screen includes over 700 professionally designed Bible-art slides to encourage, challenge, and inspire believers all over the world. And now you can get the free Bible Screen app to view, save, and share all of your favorite biblical artwork on your iOS or Android device!

The Bible Screen app includes a new wallpaper feature—simply browse through all archived Bible artwork and select a favorite slide as your new mobile background. To make it easy, you can use the “Fits My Device” option to see a list of slides specifically sized to fit your screen. You’ll even get images designed for perspective zoom on iOS 7!

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We’re constantly adding new Bible-art slides and modifying existing images to fit more devices, so with every free update, you’ll get more beautiful Bible art!

Even better, your Bible Screen app comes with a simple social-sharing feature—you can easily spread the inspiration to your loved ones via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Stream multiverse videos

The Bible Screen app also comes loaded with multiverse videos, providing artistic representations of well-known passages, available with or without background music. The live-stream videos are a perfect accompaniment to your church service, small group gatherings, house chores, or any daily activity where you’d like to be encouraged with artistic Bible text.
 

When we’re busy, it’s hard to find time to pause and reflect on Scripture. The Bible Screen app simplifies spiritual reflection by putting encouraging and inspiring Bible artwork right in the palm of your hand.

Download the free Bible Screen app today, and be inspired by God’s Word.

Bring the Bible to Your Website—Free!

The New Reftagger Has Launched

Reftagger is a free tool that lets your web visitors instantly view a Bible passage by hovering over the Scripture reference. Instead of sending your readers off your site to check your Bible references, you can give them Scripture right where they are, in any translation you like.

It’s as simple as this: Gen. 1:1.

Why people love Reftagger

Some amazing sites—including The Gospel Coalition and Grace to You—are putting Reftagger to good use, and billions of references are already tagged online. We’re still receiving enthusiastic reviews from around the web:

“We love Reftagger. It not only saves our team tons of time by automatically linking Bible verses, but also gives readers a better experience on our site because they don’t have to leave the article to read the linked verses.” —TheResurgence.com

“Having experimented with each of the available Bible verse link programs out there, we have found Reftagger to be the most feature rich, stable, and easy to use.” —S. Michael Houdmann, CEO of GotQuestions.org

It’s better than ever—and still free!

As if there weren’t enough going for Reftagger, we’ve made it even better with a new site and some brand-new features: a new tooltip design with light and dark options, autosizing tooltips that let your readers see more Scripture without leaving your site, chapter-level tagging, social sharing, and more.

 

Whether you already love Reftagger or you’re trying it for the first time, head over to Reftagger.com, grab the new code, and start using it today!

Try the New Reftagger Beta!

Reftagger BetaIt’s been more than five years since Logos released Reftagger, the web tool that converts Bible references into links with hover-preview. Since then, it’s been installed on more than 13,000 websites and used to preview more than 20 billion verses. The newly updated Reftagger is even better. It’s coming very soon, but the beta is available now!

If you already have Reftagger installed, you already know how wonderful it is, and you can jump to the new version right now.

What does it do?

Reftagger automatically detects Scripture references and converts them into links to an online Bible. It even creates a preview when readers hover over the reference, so they don’t have to leave your website. The hover-preview also shows social icons, making it easier than ever for visitors to share Scripture.

How does it look?

It looks like this: 1 John 4:9. It works on verse ranges too, like this: 1 John 4:9–10. And it even handles a variety of reference formats, like I Jn. 4:9.

You can customize the colors, version, and sharing options to match your site, and the newly redesigned hover-preview looks great on websites of any style.

How does it work?

Paste the script into the footer of your website with JavaScript enabled, and voilà! All your Scripture references will be hyperlinked automatically.

Choose from two done-for-you themes—light or dark—or customize everything, including the background, text color, sharing options, and translation.

Grab the new script from the forums, and install it on your website today!

Big News: the Noet Mobile App Is Here!

NoetLast June, we announced a brand-new product line: Noet. Now the wait is over—the Noet mobile app is here! Visit Noet.com to download it free for iOS and Android.

Discipline-specific Noet libraries are shipping, too—you can browse all the bundles at Noet.com/Products.

Love the classics? Get this app!

You’ll be glad you did—when you register an account, you’ll get access to a digital bookshelf of philosophy, literature, and the classics, absolutely free.

  • Ancient philosophy—Plato’s Phaedo (the best single-volume exposition of Platonism, and probably the most moving text in all of philosophy) and his Apology (which lays out the core thought of Socrates), Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations (two of the most influential ancient guides to living well), and more
  • Ancient literature—Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid (the three most important epic poems of antiquity), Dante’s Divine Comedy and Milton’s Paradise Lost (two of literature’s great intersections with faith), Augustine’s Confessions (a sublime conversion narrative, with strong elements of Platonism), and more
  • Modern philosophy—Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature (a look at cognition, emotions, and morality), Rousseau’s Social Contract (that famous attempt to reconcile social stability and individual freedom), Descartes’ Discourse on the Method (“I think, therefore I am”), and more
  • Modern literature—Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (widely regarded as the first modern novel), Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment (a renowned exploration of good and evil), Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina  (ranked by a Time magazine poll of 2007’s leading writers as the greatest novel ever written), and more

You’re looking at the equivalent of a fascinating (and top-dollar!) university syllabus. And when you want more books, you can pick up library-builder bundles at Noet.com/Products and individual collections at Noet.com/Collections.

As you read, you’ll learn, understand, and remember more with Logos-powered study features:

  • Search: find every appearance of a word or phrase across your entire library.
  • Split screen: explore a primary text and its commentary, side by side and scrolling in sync.
  • Notes and highlighting: record your insights across all your devices.
  • Original-language tools: when you come across an unfamiliar Greek or Latin word, see its gloss and morphology with a tap.
  • And lots more

The most important books, the smartest scholarly editions—if you’re at all interested in philosophy, history, literature, and the classics, you should do two things:

  1. Download the Noet app right now, and register your account to get access to these free books. (Already have a Logos account? You’re good to go.)
  2. Once you’ve gotten to know the app, leave a rating and review in your favorite app store. We’re trying to reach more folks like you, so your honest recommendation means the world.

Not that into the classics, but interested in Christian context? Get this app!

Noet is a treasure trove of intellectual history, and it’ll make you a better student of Scripture and the Christian tradition.

  • Paul engages Stoic philosophy. Read Marcus Aurelius and you’ll have a much better feel for what that worldview entails.
  • Philosophy everywhere engages Christianity. On the one hand, Descartes uses belief in God to counter extreme skepticism; likewise, Kant argues that Christianity is the very core of Western morality. On the other hand, Hume argues against design—and, if you’re interested in apologetics, isn’t it best to know his famous arguments?
  • Plato helped set the intellectual stage for the early Church Fathers. Read the Phaedo and Confessions and you’ll see how.
  • Milton, Dante, Augustine, and Dostoyevsky built, on Christian foundations, some of literature’s most enduring monuments. Read Paradise Lost, the Divine Comedy, Confessions, and Crime and Punishment and you’ll have a clearer understanding of how the church has shaped the world.

Context matters. Here’s an app that’ll help you grasp it. You’re a serious thinker, interested in sound exegesis and the ancient world—why would you not want the free new app for the classics?

Want in on the next big thing? Get this app!

You know how powerful the Logos engine is. You know how much smarter Logos editions are than their paper and PDF counterparts. You know how much Logos has done for your Bible study.

Just think what Noet’s going to do for students of philosophy, history, literature, and the classics.

This app’s going to be a big deal, and you’re the very first to know about it. So get in on the next big thing from Logos—download the free Noet app and give it a try!

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Now do us an awesome, awesome favor. Help us get the word out by sharing this post on your favorite social networks. You probably know people who love Logos; they should hear about this! And you probably know people who don’t even use Logos—who aren’t Christian, maybe—but who would love this aid to lifelong learning. They should hear about it, too!

So let’s spread the word together:

  1. Download the free Noet app right now.
  2. Leave a rating and review in your favorite app store.
  3. Then share this post to tell the world!

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.

5 Reasons Vyrso is the Best App for Christian Reading

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The free Vyrso app is unlike any other app for Christian reading. Here are five awesome things you can do with it:

1. Access thousands of Christian ebooks

Choose from the latest, best Christian titles—mysteries, devotionals, thrillers, pastoral guides, historical romances, political commentaries, and more! Vyrso’s always adding new books (like a never-before-published devotional from A. W. Tozer), so you’ll want to follow the Vyrso blog for updates.

2. Take your ebooks anywhere

Vyrso is available for both iOS and Android, so you can bring your personal reading material wherever you go! Plus, Vyrso’s mobile-friendly shopping experience lets you navigate titles with ease, enabling you to get the ebooks you want—wherever you are. You can also read your Vyrso books in Logos 5 and on Biblia.com.

3. Get free and discounted ebooks

From summer bundles to pre-order discounts to special sales, we offer low prices on thousands of ebooks by your favorite Christian authors. Plus, we give away free ebooks all the time! Here are a few we’re offering right now:

Vyrso's Best Deals

4. Use one-tap Bible references

With a touch, you can connect Scripture to your everyday reading. Simply tap a Scripture reference in your ebook, and Vyrso displays the verse in your preferred Bible translation. This saves you time and makes it easy to connect the Word with your daily reading.

5. Search your library with ease

Search your entire bookshelf by topic, author, and more. Our cross-library search tool locates the quotes and passages you’re looking for in no time. Just enter your query—Vyrso will find every place that your word or verse is referenced in each of your ebooks. You can highlight, take notes, and copy and paste.

Oh, and did we mention that the app is free?

Take advantage of Vyrso’s powerful features: download the Vyrso app today!

6 Ways Faithlife Makes Small Groups Better

faithlife-churchesJoining a small group is simultaneously the most rewarding and the most challenging part of many people’s church experience. Those who make the jump to hosting a group find their rewards and challenges multiplied. We built the digital faith community at Faithlife.com to minimize the friction that makes small groups difficult, allowing you to focus on the rewards.

Here are six ways Faithlife makes small groups better:

1. Study together—Something powerful happens when a whole community rallies around a passage of Scripture. God highlights different facets of the passage for each of us; we learn best when we learn together. With dozens of reading plans to choose from, you’re sure to fine one for every season.

2. Pray for one another—Faithlife makes it possible to share what’s on your heart without venting to the whole world. Privacy controls let you dictate exactly who sees what you post, so your messages reach as far as you want—and no farther.

3. Plan events—When is the group meeting? Where? Who’s bringing food? The Faithlife calendar tool takes all the guesswork out of planning your small group meetings. Plan all your meetings in the calendar’s tab to avoid confusion, and add the calendar widget to the sidebar to be sure that everyone knows the plan.

4. Share notesCommunity Notes remain one of the best-loved features in the Faithlife Study Bible app, perhaps because it’s so easy to share your notes with your faith community on Faithlife. The Documents tab stores notes of all kinds, including study notes made in your Faithlife app, setlists from Proclaim, and much more. You can upload discussion questions ahead of time, or pass around handouts without killing trees.

5. Protect privacy—Faithlife offers three levels of involvement to every group member: member, follower, and observer. At the member level, users are fully visible, and can post to the group. At the follower level, users can’t post, but they can like member-posted content. At the observer level, users can watch what’s going on, but their personal information isn’t revealed to anyone else. (This can be very helpful for anonymous support groups.) Use these three levels to keep folks involved and protect their privacy.

6. Send newsletters—With this new feature, you can create and send group newsletters right from Faithlife.com. Look for this new feature on the Newsletters tab, and learn to use it on the Faithlife blog.

The best part: you get all these benefits for a grand total of $0. Faithlife.com is free—there’s no cost to create or join a group. And you can compound its value by accessing your Faithlife group through the Faithlife Study Bible app—the world’s largest, most powerful study Bible.

Visit Faithlife.com to create your group today.

Free LEB New Testament Read-Along for Desktop and Mobile

lexham-english-bibleNow you can simultaneously read and listen to the New Testament using the Lexham English Bible’s New Testament audio read-along feature for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices!

Audio New Testament for PC and Mac

The Lexham English Bible’s New Testament is now available as a free audio read-along resource. The Lexham English Bible is a standard resource included with each base package purchase. If you don’t yet own a base package, you can add this Bible to your library—free.

Audio New Testament for mobile

The free Logos Bible app for iOS and Android comes loaded with several Bible translations, books, and study features. When you download the Logos app and create an account, you get access to even more free resources—69 total. One of the included resources is the Lexham English Bible (LEB), with the new free audio read-along.

This new feature will briefly display a circle at the start of each verse (as you pass it) to help you keep your place. Listen to your Bible as you read, pause to highlight a verse and compose a Community Note, and press play to continue reading and listening. Take your Bible study with you throughout the day—listen to the LEB New Testament on your way to work, during lunch, while out for a jog, or while you’re cooking dinner. [Read more...]

Easily Manage Your Devices and Downloads

iPhoneWith Logos 5, you can access most of your library on multiple devices. Now, it’s easier than ever to manage your devices and downloads.

Managing Your Devices

When you download any free app from Logos (Logos Bible Software, Faithlife Study Bible, or Vyrso) on your iOS or Android device, and sign in with your Logos.com account, your device will instantly be logged on your account page. Under the heading “Mobile Devices,” you’ll see all your devices and downloaded apps.

Device MgmtAbove, you can see the apps I have on my Sony tablet and Motorola phone. Let’s say I have one tablet for home and one for work, and I get them confused. When I hover over either of the devices, I’m given the option to edit their names to make it easier to remember which is which.

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If I were to lose, break, or sell either of these items, I could simply hover over the device and choose to “Remove.”

Managing Your Downloads

I like to keep a couple books downloaded to read when I’m lounging around or have some time to kill. Managing those downloads is a cinch. Here are three ways you can manage your downloads:

1. Download books directly from the device

Click the information icon (i) to the right of any book in your library and you’ll get a pop-up with a button to download the resource to your device (iOS or Android).

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2. Download books from your order page

When you purchase a single volume, you’ll be taken to the order summary page. If you have devices on file and want to download your new book, you can do so here.

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Even if it’s a book you purchased a while ago, you can go to your order page, scroll down to the order history, click the order number, and choose where to download it.

3. Download books from Logos 5

My favorite way to manage my downloads is directly in Logos 5. Click on the Library icon, right-click on the bar to choose the information displayed, and check “Devices.” Once you choose for your library to display devices, you can see the books already downloaded.

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If there’s a particular item in your Logos 5 library you want to download, open the book, and then click the information icon.

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Now you can choose the device and app(s) where you want to download your book.

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We’re serious about Bible study. Not only do we want to give you the best tools available, we want to make managing those tools as easy as possible.

Do you have any suggestions that we could implement to make our tools easier to use? Leave us a comment; we’d love to hear them!

See It All: from Genesis to Our Time

Logos’ Timeline maps out every major event and time period in biblical and church history—from Adam to our time. You’ll see how all of the Bible’s people, places, and things interconnect with events that span millennia.

Both events in your preferred Bible and dates in select Logos resources link to the Timeline, so you can get the big picture fast.

Learn more about Logos’ Timeline, and be sure to check out all of Logos 5’s new features.

Discover connections you never knew existed—get Logos 5 today.