Just Launched: Vyrso Ratings and Reviews

Vyrso LogoHelp others discover the books you love with Vyrso’s newly launched ratings and reviews. Recommending your favorite ebooks is easier than ever.

Did you read John Piper’s latest book in one sitting? Which John C. Maxwell title is your favorite? What devotional book have you found most helpful? Let us know! This new feature is designed to let you share your expertise and feedback with fellow book lovers.

Your Faithlife profile just got better

Every time you rate a book on Vyrso.com, your review appears under Resources on your Faithlife profile. Share what you’re reading with friends, family, and church members, and then start a Faithlife book group so you can all stay on the same page.

This new feature lets you respond to other reviews, so keep the conversation going by replying or giving great reviews an “Amen.”

Start rating titles today! Here are a few questions to get you started:

  • What’s the best ebook you’ve read this year?
  • Who’s the most promising up-and-coming Christian author?
  • What series would you recommend to a friend?

Share your reviews with the Logos community, and then subscribe to the blog to stay up to date on Vyrso’s special offers, new books, guest posts by bestselling authors, and more!

Celebrating 100,000 Forum Members and 500,000 Posts

Celebrating 500,000 PostsThe Logos forums have reached two important milestones—500,000 posts and 100,000 users. To celebrate, we’re planning something big and exclusive. If you’re not in the forums yet, now’s when you’ll want to join!

Here are four more reasons to get involved:

1. You’ll get answers fast—There are more than 500,000 posts archived in the forums; you’re likely to find that someone else has already asked your question, so you’ll get your answer right away. If not, the forum community (which includes several Logos employees) is large, friendly, and very helpful.

2. You’ll build relationships—Bible scholars worldwide enjoy Logos’ power and convenience. You can meet many of them at Community.Logos.com, learn from them, and grow together.

3. You can suggest products—Have a specific resource you’d like to see in the Logos library? The Suggestions forum is the place to make it known.

4. You’ll be the first to know—All the latest initiatives, like Noet and Mobile Education, have their own forums. When you’re involved, you’ll get the latest news.

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Explore the Logos Blog Network

The Logos Blog NetworkYou subscribe to LogosTalk because you want to hear about special offers, learn to do better Bible study, and stay up to date on the latest Pre-Pubs—but have you subscribed to our other blogs?

We operate a whole network of blogs that cover everything from devotional content to Bible study tips to worship leadership. Here are a few you might enjoy:

ProclaimGreat for pastors, worship leaders, and users of Proclaim church presentation software, the Proclaim blog covers everything related to worship arts. If you’re involved in service planning, this blog is a must-read.

FaithlifeWritten for all people of faith, the Faithlife blog will teach you the basics of Bible study. In addition to Bible study tips, you’ll find chances to grow together and learn from Christian influencers through our Quote of the Week series. [Read more...]

Call Today for Saturday-Only Discounts

BargainsWe recently extended our hours! We’re now available to take your calls and emails from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pacific) Monday–Saturday.

Saturday-only sales

To kick off our new hours, we’re hosting one-day specials every Saturday in May. Each week, we’re featuring 10 Saturday-only sale items. Call or email our sales team each Saturday to find out what they are.

Today we’ve got some hefty commentaries, collections, and study resources on sale. Among them are:

A. W. Tozer CollectionA. W. Tozer Collection (57 vols.)

Regularly $399.95—call or email us for the sale price!

A. W. Tozer was a dynamic preacher, prolific writer, and influential man of God. The A. W. Tozer Collection consists of 57 books written by A. W. Tozer or compiled from his sermons and editorials. Get to know Tozer, and hear his message for the church today. [Read more...]

12 Days of Logos Is Back!

The 12 Days of Logos sale has returned with a dozen more amazing deals for a dozen days! It kicks off today and runs through December 18, with each new deal posted to 12DaysofLogos.com. Be sure to check every day to see the latest and greatest offer!

Today’s 12 Days deal is 42% off The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3! Now you can get this beloved resource, regularly $190, for only $109.95 with coupon code 12Days201201.

The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3 includes works from many of today’s best biblical and theological scholars. You’ll get dictionaries covering biblical studies, New Testament Greek, theological terms, apologetics & philosophy of religion, and more, as well as Bible-background commentaries and the New Bible Dictionary and New Bible Commentary.

And you’ll get the Hard Sayings of the Bible, with in-depth explanations of over 500 of the most difficult passages in the Old and New Testaments, and the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, which explains Scripture’s themes, metaphors, imagery, and patterns. With this 18-volume library, you’ll dig deeper into the Bible’s text.

And you’ll save 42%—there’s no better time to get the Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3.

This is just the first of 12 deals. Be sure to visit 12DaysofLogos.com daily to keep up on the rest of the amazing specials. Make it easy on yourself—subscribe to the RSS feed or sign up to receive daily email updates on the latest deals!

Black Friday: You Choose the Deals!

Logos has a history of coming up with interesting Black Friday sales. This year, we’re going to top them all. We’re putting you in charge with the Logos Black Friday Like-athon.

It’s simple—to save up to 50% on your favorite Logos products, just Like them, and have your friends do the same! Together, you’ll decide which products we mark down, and for every 1,500 Likes racked up across Logos.com, we’ll drop those products’ prices by 10%.

Do you love the Nelson Bible Reference Bundle? Is owning the Anchor Yale Bible a dream that a large discount would make possible? Has the Abraham curriculum brought your church closer together? Just Like every product that you’ve enjoyed (or that you want to see discounted), and encourage others to do so, too—your family, your friends, your online social networks, everyone.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Logos.com now and start Liking your favorite books and resources!

P. S. If you love Logos, don’t forget to become a fan on our Facebook page.

*Base packages, Pre-Pub products, and Community Pricing resources will not be included in this sale. Discounts will vary based on publisher agreements.

Study under History’s Greatest Minds

Study under Plato, Augustine, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Luther, Dante, Hobbes, Tocqueville, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, and others—all in a Christian cultural context. Knox Theological Seminary’s new online Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) prepares you for modern ministry with the Great Books’ classical training. In this 48‐hour program, you’ll spend at least 18 hours reading the Western tradition’s greatest works. The program is designed to immerse you simultaneously in Scripture and in the Great Conversation, to which Scripture speaks more eloquently than any other voice.

The MACCS curriculum is distinctive because of Knox’s commitment to a careful reading and biblical analysis of classic Western literature. The curriculum is unparalleled by that of any other seminary in the world. It’s a classical preparation for the highest calling of all: the Gospel ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. And it’s completely online, so you can study anywhere.

Go deeper with Logos.

Your own Scholar’s Library: Platinum comes included with the program. Comprehensive, searchable, and worth nearly $18,000 in print, Platinum expands on the Great Books’ training with 1,200 books’ worth of answers and ideas, yours for the rest of your life. And with Logos’ smart searches, you’ll bring the MACCS curriculum’s thinkers into dialogue on any word or topic.

Earn your master’s for free with the Francis Schaeffer Scholarship.

Knox is offering one comprehensive scholarship and one hundred partial scholarships for a total of more than $200,000! Learn more and enter to win at KnoxSeminary.edu—it’s fast and simple.

Deepen your love for the Gospel and get classical training for modern ministry with Knox’s online MACCS. To learn more or apply now, call 1-800-210-6466 or visit SeminaryDegreesOnline.com/Degrees/MACCS.

And the Winner of the $20,000 Haddon Robinson Scholarship Is . . .

We have a winner! Out of more than 24,000 entries, Stephen L. Kolk of Madison, WI, won the Haddon Robinson Scholarship.

Stephen, a 12-year Logos user, was thrilled: “The Dr. Haddon Robinson DMin Scholarship excites me as I think about what I could do with it and how I could use it to build, expand, and apply my knowledge of Logos software. My wife and I talked about it, and she thinks this wonderful gift is something that suits my abilities and passions.”

Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, Stephen is a 1976 Calvin College graduate. He has served the Christian Reformed Church in a variety of capacities—youth leader, deacon, treasurer, elder—and he’s currently teaching at High Point Church in Madison, WI.

Stephen and Trudi, his wife of 36 years, have raised two sons while living in Michigan, Connecticut, Minnesota, Washington, and Wisconsin.

From all of us at Logos and Knox Theological Seminary—Congratulations Stephen!

Apply for a DMin from Knox

If you entered to win the Haddon Robinson Scholarship, don’t let not winning kill the dream! There are still great reasons to apply for the Knox DMin.

  • You’ll learn from the finest scholars. Drs. Haddon Robinson, Bruce Waltke, Warren Gage, Samuel Lamerson, and others—these scholars will pass on their knowledge and expertise directly to you.
  • You’ll graduate a Logos expert. Your first class will prep you to use Logos like the tech-savviest of scholars.
  • You’ll graduate with your own Portfolio Edition.* The cost of the DMin includes our largest base package. Not only will you receive a top-notch education, you’ll head into ministry with cutting-edge software and nearly $30,000 worth of helpful resources.
  • You can keep your job and church. You’ll attend up to four onsite classes every year; do the rest of your studies wherever you want!
  • Your ministry will have lifelong momentum. Equipped with sound doctrine and the finest Bible research technology, you’ll be prepared to quickly find the answers to your congregation’s needs.

If you’ve considered furthering your education, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the one-of-a-kind Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Teaching from Knox Theology Seminary. Check out details on the program now.

*Not sure you’re ready to apply for a DMin yet? Take the first steps toward your Knox DMin with a special discount on Portfolio, then extend the payment plan from 12 to 18 months. Call our sales team at 1-800-875-6467 between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (PDT) to talk through your options. 

The Logos Forums Have 75,000+ Users! Are You One of Them?

Logos announced the creation of our forums in the summer of 2009, and yesterday those forums crossed the 75,000 user mark! It was only nine months ago that we celebrated reaching 50,000 users. In nine short months, the forum community has grown by 25,000 users.

5 Reasons the Logos Forums Are So Popular

1. You Have Access to Experienced Users

You’ll find a forum for nearly every platform and product from Logos Bible Software. You can get the answers you need about any number of Logos related issues. You can find specific forums for:

With nearly 350,000 posts in over 40,000 threads, you’re sure to find answers to most of your Logos-related questions. In fact, we suggested in February 2011 that the forums were the #1 tool for getting the most out of your Logos software.

You’ll be surprised by all the things you can learn to do on the Logos forums. Here are a couple recent examples:

There is even a post that explains how to ask for help on the forums!

2. You Can Get Resource Information and Recommendations

The forums are full of pastors, scholars, and students. If you are looking for suggestions or information on resources, this is a great place to take your questions. But it doesn’t end there! The forum community’s a great place to ask all sorts of Bible study related questions.

Here are a few examples of such questions that have come up in the forums lately:

3. You Will Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of Logos

Besides the blog, the forums are the best place to keep track of what’s going on at Logos. You can find up-to-date discussions about new products, promotions, sales, and services. In fact, there have been watchful “forumites” who have outscooped us before official announcements a time or two .

The forums are monitored by Logos employees and you will often find the marketing team, developers, and occasionally even president and CEO Bob Pritchett weighing in on forum discussions.

If you want to get the very latest information, the forums are a good place to frequent.

4. You Can Promote Your Favorite Resources

The Community Pricing and Pre-Pub programs help you get new resources at lower prices. But occasionally you will want to get more bids on a Community Pricing project to try to bring the cost down or promote a Pre-Pub to help propel it into development. The forums are a helpful tool for making your case.

Right now we are in the middle of March Madness; the forums are also a  great place to encourage others to vote for your favorite authors!

5. You Can Build Relationships

One of the best things about the forum is that you have 75,000+ users from all over the world, from many denominational backgrounds, and from every walk of life gathering together to talk about the one thing they have in common, their reverence for Scripture.

If you haven’t capitalized on the many benefits of the Logos forum, why not do so now? To make it easy, I have created a new thread where new users can come and introduce themselves and get to know some of the others in this huge community. Come say hi!

Have a suggestion for how we can celebrate 100,000 forum users? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Let’s Get to Know Each Other Better

Logos Bible Software strives to be approachable; the more we get to know you, the better we can serve you.

There are all kinds of ways for us to get to know one another. You can leave us comments on the blog, email us at suggest@logos.com, comment in the forums and our Facebook page, or contact us via Twitter, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Your feedback makes us a better company.

We also have a user survey which helps us understand your needs and serve you better.

One more simple way to help us know you better is to customize your profile page.  By providing information like gender and birth date, we are better able to cater your experience to you. We use your statistics to improve quality, provide support, and increase ease of use. And don’t worry—we don’t share private statistics with anyone.

Public information like bios, personal websites, and denominations has been helpful for building community in the forums. In fact, I follow a couple blogs that I found on forum user’s profile pages. If it hadn’t been for the profile pages, I might never have benefited from these users’ websites.

So take a few minutes and check out our privacy policy; then update your profile page. We look forward to offering you the best experience possible.