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Logos 5 brings out the best in your theological resources. With smart features like Clause Search, Timeline, and Bible Facts, you’ll get much more out of your Bible study. In fact, some back-to-school resources work particularly well with Logos 5—here are just a few.

Classroom essentials come to life with the Sermon Starter Guide

The Sermon Starter Guide helps you write stronger sermons and research papers in a fraction of the time. Just open it, enter a passage or topic, and see a list of relevant topics and resources. This tool also lists key passages, illustrations, and preaching outlines.

Some of our special back-to-school titles work especially well with this feature. Whenever you research a verse from the Bible, all the commentaries listed below will appear in the “Commentaries” section, and Logos will find the specific information you need.

Use coupon code BTS2013 to save on titles like:

10 Wise Quotes from Timothy Keller

Logos is proud to team up with Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church to offer the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive, a digital collection of more than 22 years’ worth of Keller’s expositional sermons.

This exciting project will put over 1,200 sermons in your Logos library1, allowing you to search for topics and Scripture passages and helping you in your personal studies, sermon preparation, and devotional reading.

Here are 10 quotes straight from the sermon archive:

1. “Occasionally God rips aside the veil, and you begin to see this very fact: All things happen for you. All things. Everything is knit together.”

2. “God is so great that he works out a plan, a plan to work everything out for your good if you belong to him, and his glory, which takes into consideration your choices, and still works his plan out infallibly.” Continue Reading…

  1. The sermons are being released in five increments: 1989–1993, 1994–1998, 1999–2004, 2004–2009, and 2010–2011, and the first two increments have already shipped. You’ll receive future releases as free downloads as soon as they’re issued. []

Last Chance: Subscribe to Book Cache and Get Free Logos Gear!

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Logos’ new Book Cache program is the perfect solution for pastors, students, and book lovers who want to set a monthly book budget and stick to it. With Book Cache, you can take advantage of massive Pre-Pub discounts, avoid administrative fees, and—for just a few more days—get free Logos swag.

Until August 31, when you subscribe to Book Cache and set aside at least $60 a month, you’ll get awesome Logos gear—free!

Here are all the ways you can be the envy of the office:

  • $60/month: get a Logos cap
  • $80/month: get a Logos cap and mug
  • $100/month: get a Logos cap, mug, and T-shirt
  • $200/month: get a Logos cap, mug, T-shirt, and water bottle
  • $500/month: get a Logos cap, mug, T-shirt, water bottle, and sweatshirt
  • $1,000/month: get it all! Everything listed above, plus a Logos fleece

In addition to these freebies, here are a few more reasons you should subscribe to Book Cache today:

1. It’s book-budget management at its best

We know that a lot of you receive monthly budgets for Bible study products and tools. To accommodate this, Book Cache charges your card each month for credit on your Logos.com account. You choose how much credit goes into your account; we take care of the rest. This is a no-fuss, stress-free way to manage your budget.

2. You’ll get big Pre-Pub discounts

Book Cache helps build credit in your Logos.com account—when that Pre-Pub you’ve been wanting becomes available, you’ll be ready to pay for it. This helps you avoid charging the entire price to your credit card all at once, paying a higher price once the resource ships, or incurring extra payment-plan fees. Book Cache is the most practical way to get the biggest discounts on Pre-Pub.

3. You’ll build up Logos.com credit that never expires

Credit purchased through Book Cache never expires or depreciates. All your account contributions can be used anytime and on any Logos resource.

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Subscribe to Book Cache before August 31 to get the most out of your monthly book budget—and look awesome doing it with your free Logos gear!

How to Understand the Bible’s Context

Understanding scriptural context can be difficult. If you really want every angle, you might be consulting dozens of biblical dictionaries and encyclopedias. And with print editions, that’s an awful lot of flipping pages and checking tables of contents.

Now there’s a better way.

With Logos 5, you get more than an extended library of hundreds of books and features. You get a fast, precise way into that information: Logos 5′s Bible Facts feature.

 “Logos 5’s Bible Facts tool gets you exactly where you need to go . . . History is all about being able to accurately make the connections, and so is Logos 5.”
—David Barton, founder and president, Wallbuilders

Here’s how it works:

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Right now, you can save big on a base package upgrade. Check out all of Logos 5′s smart features, and upgrade to Logos 5 today.

Get the ESV Audio Bible Free on Pre-Pub!

esv-hear-the-word-audio-bibleThe ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible allows you to simultaneously read and listen to the entire ESV using the audio read-along feature for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. And right now, you can pre-order it free—you just have to own the ESV translation.

This audio Bible provides more than 75 hours of Bible reading, conveniently recorded for listening at home, in your car, on your mobile device—anywhere you have an internet connection. You’ll appreciate the ESV’s word-for-word precision, literary excellence, and beauty.

About the ESV

The English Standard Version, first published in 2001, is considered “essentially literal.” One of today’s most widely used translations, it seeks to capture the precise word-for-word meaning of the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Millions prefer this translation for personal reading, public worship, in-depth study, and Scripture memorization.

In Logos, the audio syncs perfectly with the ESV Bible text. Logos saves your spot, so when you shut down your computer and open the app on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll pick up right where you left off. Continue Reading…

Get Big Discounts during Our Labor Day Sale

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Labor Day, for many of us, means an end to summer and a return to routine. Because that often entails getting back to more regular Bible study, we’re discounting a few of our best-selling collections and resources. This sale runs only through September 3—if you’ve had any of these on your wish list, get them right away!

Included in the sale:

new-testament-for-everyone-seriesNew Testament for Everyone Series (16 vols.)

Regularly $179.95—get it for $139.95 with coupon code LABORDAY2013

The New Testament for Everyone Series (16 vols.) provides guides to the books of the New Testament, as well as Wright’s fresh translation of the entire NT text.

Tyndale Biblical Reference Collection (12 vols.)

Regularly $149.95—get it for $139.95 with coupon code LABORDAY2013

Whether you’re preparing a sermon, teaching a Sunday school class, leading a small group, or simply hoping to expand your knowledge of the Bible, you’ll find useful resources in the 12 vol. Tyndale Biblical Reference Collection. Continue Reading…

10 Powerful Quotes from William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce For English abolitionist William Wilberforce (August 24, 1759–July 29, 1833), campaigning against slavery was a natural extension of appreciating Christ’s love. Wilberforce’s compassion and his high view of Christian ideals shine through in his writings.

Though Wilberforce wrote only one book, A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, many of his other writings and sayings appear as a daily devotional in 365 Days with Wilberforce.

Through August 26, you can use coupon code WILBERFORCE1 to get 22% off A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christiansand WILBERFORCE2 to get 50% off 365 Days with Wilberforce.

The following quotes were assembled using these two resources, as well as 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Modern Church and 300 Quotations for Preachers:

Wilberforce on faith, responsibility, and more

1. “No one expects to attain to the height of learning, or arts, or power, or wealth, or military glory, without vigorous resolution, strenuous diligence, and steady perseverance. Yet we expect to be Christians without labour, study, or inquiry.” Continue Reading…

Who Was John Owen? His Life and Legacy

John Owen (1616–August 24, 1683) was one of the world’s greatest Reformed theologians. Through August 27, you can use coupon code JOHNOWEN2013 to get $130 off his collected works.

John Owen Quote

(From 300 Quotations for Preachers.)

“I thank God for John Owen’s unwavering passion for communion with God. We are debtors to his mighty pen and to the passion for God’s glory . . . that drove it.” —John Piper

To have known the pastoral ministry of John Owen . . . (albeit in written form) has been a rich privilege; to have known Owen’s God an even greater one.” —Sinclair Ferguson

Originally a Presbyterian, Owen, influenced by the works of John Cotton, came to believe in a more Congregational form of church government. He served as dean of Christ Church in Oxford from 1651 to 1660, when the monarchy was reestablished and he was ejected. Continue Reading…

Scapegoats and Sin Offerings

Sept Oct BSMMany reading plans stall at (or at least take a detour around) Leviticus. Forging through instruction on sacrifices, clean and unclean foods, and purity laws can be overwhelming for the modern reader.

In the Sept–Oct ’13 issue of Bible Study Magazine, you’ll find powerful articles that will help you wade through Leviticus’ bloody sacrifices and odd laws to find new meaning that applies to contemporary life. Our writers take on topics like scapegoats, sin offerings, and why rock badger wasn’t on the list of “clean” animals.

In addition to this special section, here’s what the Sept–Oct ’13 issue offers:

  • A cover story featuring Chip Ingram: In “Religion vs. Relationship,” Chip Ingram, senior pastor of Silicon Valley’s Venture Christian Church and president of Living on the Edge, discusses what the Bible says about discipleship. According to Ingram, “The goal isn’t that people know everything about the Bible; it’s that they apply what they learned . . . This is true spirituality. This is becoming a disciple of Christ.”
  • Helping the Hidden: In our feature story, John Ashmen, president of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, discusses both the plight and the hope of the homeless population. “Many homeless people need a life change before they need an address change,” said Ashmen. “That change comes from understanding who they are and how Christ in their life can make a difference.”
  • Continue Reading…

Get Free Updates to Logos 5

Logos 5You have two ways to get the latest, best software from Logos: not only upgrading, but also updating.

Upgrading means moving to a new base package to get new resources, datasets, and features, like Clause Search, Bible Sense Lexicon, and Topic Guide. When you upgrade, all your current resources get transferred to your new base package.

Updating, on the other hand, builds on your upgrade and is absolutely free. Updating allows you to take advantage of continual improvements to the software and products—for life. That means that when you upgrade your base package, you’re not making a static purchase; you’re investing in a dynamic resource that will continue to improve as it updates.

Here’s what you can look forward to with free updates for life:

1. Improved books & resources

We make regular updates to Logos resources, fixing typos and adding tags, hyperlinks, and footnotes. Take the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary—a little over a year ago, our team added 70,000 hyperlinks to bibliographic references, data types, and other Logos resources. We also added citation data and tagging to a wide range of illustrations and thousands of articles. Continue Reading…