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3 Reasons to Upgrade to Logos 5

Since Logos 5 launched in November, we’ve outlined many of its remarkable benefits. You’ve heard about features like the Topic Guide, key resources like Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testament, budgeting tools like our payment plans, and far more. Those are the specifics—here are three big-picture reasons you should upgrade to Logos 5:

1. Amazing discounts. During our Upgrade Sale, you can get the best price on a new Logos 5 base package. And with the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator, you’ll get extra discounts for books you already own! If you’ve been taking advantage of Community Pricing and Pre-Pub, you probably own resources that will bring your upgrade price even lower. Learn how.

2. Cross-platform accessibility. Your resources are available on more than just your home computer: you can access your books on your phone or tablet using the Logos app, or read anywhere you have internet at Bible.Faithlife.com. When you own a Logos resource, it’s yours across desktop, tablet, mobile, and web—and you don’t pay a cent extra! Here’s how it works.

3. Free software updates. Our talented developers are always working to make Logos 5 better. (Logos 5.1 included several new features and performance improvements: updates are more than just bug fixes.) When you upgrade, you’ll receive updates to Logos 5 for free!

See more reasons to upgrade at Logos.com/WhyLogos5, and then pick out the right base package for you.

Are You Studying These 4 Key Resources?

Logos Base PackagesAll of Logos 5′s features appear in Gold and above. When you upgrade to Platinum, Diamond, or Portfolio, what you’re investing in is valuable, often hard-to-find content, bundled to give you the best deal.

Here are four key resources included only in Portfolio:

1. BDAG/HALOTA Greek–English Lexicon of the New Testament (BDAG) and the Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT) stand as the authoritative texts on biblical grammar. These resources are must-haves for anyone looking to grasp original-language nuance. Jerker Blomqvist wrote in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review that BDAG “is without doubt the best tool of its kind that exists in any language, and the present edition is decidedly superior to the earlier ones.”

Most scholars pay extra to add the BDAG/HALOT bundle to their libraries—but if you upgrade to Portfolio, you won’t have to.

2. A. W. Pink Collection (40 vols.)—Widely considered the intellectual successor to Charles Spurgeon, A. W. Pink wrote widely about Christian doctrine and timeless cultural issues. Biographer Iain H. Murray notes that the widespread (and posthumous) circulation of Pink’s works “made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.” With Portfolio, you can trace this important writer’s thought across 40 books, plus 68 pamphlets and booklets. Continue Reading…

Students & Teachers: Save with Your Academic Discount!

Academic DiscountDid you know that if you’re a student, faculty member, or staff member of an accredited academic institution, you can get exclusive discounts on Logos products?

Logos’ Academic Discount Program offers deep discounts on Logos software, commentaries, devotionals, and thousands of other resources that will enhance your library and equip you for powerful Bible study. This program helps Bible schools, colleges, and universities equip their students, faculty, and staff with the world’s premier Bible software.

Do you qualify?

To qualify for the Academic Discount Program, you must be one of the following:

  • A currently enrolled degree-seeking student taking at least three credits
  • A current faculty member whose primary profession is teaching
  • Or a currently employed fulltime staff member

Your seminary, university, college, or Bible school must also be approved. Not sure if you qualify? Fill out the online application to find out. Continue Reading…

How to Find Exactly What You’re Looking For

Logos 5′s Search Suggestions feature makes searching Scripture easier and more precise. Even if you’re not quite sure what to search for, Search Suggestions walks you through the steps.

Don’t remember how to spell an original-language word? Sound it out and start typing—Search Suggestions converts phonetic spellings to Greek or Hebrew. It recognizes basic, Bible, Clause, morphology, and syntax searches, prompting you with examples before you’re even finished typing. It even remembers your previous searches and recommends new topics.

See how it works:

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Haven’t upgraded to Logos 5 yet?

Time is running out! The easiest way to get your discount is to use the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator at Logos.com/Upgrade, but if you’d prefer to talk through your options, call us at 800-875-6467. Don’t wait—these discounts end soon!

Switching Platforms Is Easy—and Free!

Logos PCSwitching your Logos study from a PC to a Mac, or vice versa, is not only easy—it’s completely free.

Your Logos license is multiplatform, so you can make the switch without any stress.

It’s the same when you upgrade your base package—regardless of whether you’ve changed platforms since purchasing Logos, you can still take advantage of your custom upgrade discount and switch to either a Mac or a PC without additional fees. If you need help switching platforms, visit the Logos 5 Installation Guide.

Logos’ free apps, which offer a simplified version of the software, also work across multiple platforms, including iPhone, Android, iPad, and Kindle Fire. All you need to do is download the app and sign in to your Logos.com account, and you’ll have access to your licensed content.

Logos iPhoneTake your Bible study anywhere

Desktop, mobile, tablet—Logos syncs across all your devices. When you make a note on your desktop in the morning, you can read it on your mobile device later in the day. Similarly, if you highlight a favorite passage on your tablet device, it’ll carry over to your desktop, too.

When you switch to a new mobile device or desktop computer, Logos is right there with you. The time and effort you invest in your Bible study—from notes to reading plans to highlights—stay with you forever.

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Get the smartest tools and best theological resources with Logos 5.

Find out how much you can save with your custom upgrade discount, and upgrade today!

Win Logos 5 Gold, an iPad mini, and 8 Vyrso Ebooks!

iPad Giveaway

Through October 31, we’re teaming up with The Resurgence Conference (R13) to give away Logos 5 Gold, an iPad Mini, and eight Vyrso books!1

Resurgence 2013, running November 5–6, will feature some of today’s most influential pastors and authors, including Mark Driscoll, Rick Warren, Matt Chandler, Greg Laurie, James MacDonald, Crawford Loritts, and others.

“We don’t make the Bible relevant, we show the relevance of the Bible.” —Mark Driscoll

The Resurgence aims to teach “a lifetime of lessons from ministry leaders who have seen God’s faithfulness as they responded to his call.” The main location will be Mars Hill Church in Seattle, with four broadcast satellite locations—Bellevue, WA; Reno, NV; Orlando, FL; and Albuquerque, NM.

Don’t miss out on this giveaway! Here are the Vyrso books you could win:

  1. Entry closes October 31. We’ll select and notify the winner November 1. 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 be requested to fill out a W-9 in order to claim their prize. By entering the giveaway, you’re opting in to receive emails from Logos and Logos partners. []

Synonyms of the New Testament Is Now a Lexicon

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

We recently made a small change that resulted in a big impact for Greek word study: we changed the classification of Synonyms of the New Testament from monograph to lexicon. Maybe some of you are tempted to ask, “So what?”

I’ll walk you through a practical example that’s now possible because of the switch.

  • Open the Logos library.
  • Select Prioritize (A).
  • Type this in Find box: author:trench (B).
  • Notice this resource in the list: Synonyms of the New Testament (C) (currently present in Logos 5 Silver and above).  
  • Drag it to the Prefer these resources list on the right (D), making sure it’s one of the top five Greek dictionaries in the list.  
  • Close the Logos library.



  • Open an English Bible containing the reverse interlinear feature, such as the ESV, LEB, or NASB.
  • Continue Reading…

Prepare for School the Best Way Possible: with Logos 5

Back to School

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!