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Logos Mobile Education: Our Plan for Biblical Content Instruction

LME LogoLogos recently announced a new division: Logos Mobile Education (Mobile Ed). With Mobile Ed, we’re going beyond simply equipping users to do Bible study. Now we’re also providing instruction in biblical content. That announcement has generated a lot of discussion. How will we make this new goal a reality? What’s the plan?

What Mobile Ed is—and isn’t

We’re raising the bar for biblical instruction for the layperson who simply wants to learn more about the Bible and its world. Our programs will provide solid biblical training for anyone interested in local church ministry. The goal is not to create new digital books or more video tutorials for learning Logos Bible Software—Mobile Ed courseware presumes that students already have a working knowledge of Logos. Morris Proctor’s Logos Academic Training (LAT) is therefore highly recommended as a prerequisite to Mobile Ed courses.

The Mobile Ed curriculum

The focus of Mobile Ed courseware is first and foremost academic. Courses are not aimed at devotional study or small group discussion; course content extends beyond what you would encounter in adult Sunday School classes. In most cases, the content level ranges from undergraduate to seminary. Continue Reading…

The Best Deal on a Portfolio Upgrade

Logos Base Packages

If you’re considering upgrading to Portfolio, now is your chance. For a limited time, you can get the crème de la crème of Bible software at a big discount. This is 2013′s best deal on our biggest library—see your custom upgrade discount today!

Portfolio offers the best of everything when it comes to Bible study. This package includes our largest library, with the most powerful research tools and all the features you love from the lower base packages.

Upgrade today and take advantage of Portfolio’s amazing features, including:

A massive library

Portfolio offers an interconnected library of 2,585 resources, worth $78,000 in print. Compare and apply the best commentaries, dictionaries, and Bible resources with ease.

You’ll gain access to 31 commentary sets, including The New American Commentary Series (40 vols.), The College Press NIV Commentary Series (40 vols.), and the Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 vols.). If purchased separately, all 31 commentaries would cost $5,434—that’s more than the cost of the entire package, and it doesn’t include the nearly 2,000 additional resources you get with Portfolio. Continue Reading…

Get $250 Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries

boices-expositional-commentariesJames Montgomery Boice’s Expositional Commentaries Series (27 vols.) provides the kind of thoughtful scholarship necessary for skillful preaching and serious scholarship. Combine it with Logos 5’s search power, and even English-only Bible scholars can do serious original-language study.

Ordinarily, this resource would cost $399.95, but for the next week, you can save $250 (more than 60%) with coupon code BOICEJULY as we celebrate Boice’s 75th birthday.

James Montgomery BoiceHis was a once-in-a-generation mind, fearless and focused. These books, the whole of his writing ministry, distill more than 30 years of study and ministry experience as the senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia and the host of The Bible Study Hour radio program.

Believers at every stage of spiritual growth will benefit from this collection. As James Montgomery Boice said himself, “No religion is stronger than its god, and in the case of Christianity, no Christians have ever been stronger than their knowledge of the true God and their desire to obey and glorify him” (Romans vol. 3).

You’ll have to act fast to get this special price, though. This discount lasts only through July 11. Claim your copy of James Montgomery Boice’s Expositional Commentaries at the special memorial price of $149.95 today.

Take 50% Off Bible Study Magazine

Bible Study MagazineWe’re excited to feature some of today’s most active evangelists in the July/August issue of Bible Study Magazine.

Our cover story gives a behind-the-scenes look at Steven Furtick, New York Times bestselling author and lead pastor of Elevation Church.  Furtick founded Elevation Church in 2006, when he was just 26 years old; now the church, which has reached more than 12,000 in weekly attendance, is one of the fastest-growing in America.

“We find ourselves living a Christian life that is baseline . . . But this kind of thinking is absolutely deficient in [comparison to] the kind of freshness, vitality, and passion that God has called us to.”

—Steven Furtick

Our current issue also features an interview with author, speaker, and human-rights activist Christine Caine, a special article by John Piper, frequently asked questions about Satan, and much more.

Save 50% this summer

Subscribe today and you’ll get 50% off Bible Study Magazine!

This deal ends July 19, so don’t wait—get a year’s subscription for only $14.95 by entering coupon code BSMSALE at checkout!

Land an Internship That Matters

School’s out, and summer has started! This is the time of year when Logos welcomes dozens of interns in our 12-week paid program.

Some will become skilled developers; they’re already contributing code to some of our most exciting projects. Others, taking part in the marketing department’s first-ever internship program, are expanding their skills in project management, strategy, copywriting, and more.

With only a couple weeks under their belts, the 2013 interns have already written unique code and executed strategic promotions. It’s going to be an exciting summer here at Logos.

Be sure to apply next year for a development or marketing internship!

Introducing Logos 5.1

Logos 5In the first major release since Logos 5, we’re proud to announce several new features and performance improvements for your Logos Bible Software. Here’s a rundown:

Read aloud

Logos 5 now reads aloud in a smooth, professional voice. We have plans to enable many resources with the read-along feature, but we’re starting with our own modern Bible translation, the Lexham English Bible.

Topic layout

Now, when you search for a topic like “baptism” or “marriage,” you’ll launch the all-new topic-search layout, which makes it easier to find what you’re searching for.

Personal Books

Use the powerful Logos search on all your own notes and liturgy with Personal Books, which now supports two new formats: harmony and lectionary. You can find the Personal Books tool and start building your own resources through the Tools menu. Continue Reading…

Take up to 50% Off John Wesley’s Works

John WesleyWho would have thought that “the best loved man in England” endured years of persecution and hate?

Today is the 310th birthday of John Wesley, principal founder of the Methodist movement. For decades, he faced down mobs, torments, threats, and jealousy from his fellow clergyman. His method of open-air preaching drew harsh criticism from his colleagues, but that did little to dampen his spirits. From fields to chapels to markets to fairs, Wesley shared the Gospel wherever there was air to breathe and an ear to listen.

In fact, he traveled more than 250,000 miles and preached more than 40,000 sermons.

Learn from one of the most profound Christian influencers with two special deals:

Wesley Collection

John Wesley Collection (29 vols.)

Regularly $249.95—get it for $212.46 with coupon code JOHNWESLEY1

This massive collection includes all of Wesley’s theological works, plus his essays, letters, sermons, grammars, psalms, hymns, and rare journal entries. Also included is a three-volume in-depth biography of this extraordinary man of faith. Continue Reading…

4 Interesting Facts about Saints Peter and Paul

Peter and PaulThe Orthodox Church remembers the apostles Peter and Paul each year on June 29, commemorating not only their divinely inspired writings in the New Testament but also their efforts as apostles of Christ.

Here are a few interesting facts about their lives and ministry:

  1. Peter and Paul both ended their ministry as apostles in Rome. The Gospel had reached Rome before their arrival, but they both saw it necessary to journey to Rome and bring apostolic leadership to the church there. Since Peter is not mentioned by name in Romans 16, he arrived in Rome at some point afterwards, perhaps in the late ’50s or early ’60s.
  2. Paul was called to be an apostle on the street called Straight. Acts chapter 9 tells the story of Paul’s mystical encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. As a Pharisee, he was committed to the persecution of those following “the Way” (Acts 9:2), but was now being confronted by the Lord for his actions. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4). In persecuting the Church, Paul was persecuting Christ himself, for the Church is his Body. Interestingly enough, this street called Straight exists to this day in Damascus, and is the headquarters of the Church of Antioch.
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Introducing Noet: Scholarly Ebooks

NoetWhen I explain what an incredible tool Logos Bible Software is for everyone who studies the Bible, I am inevitably asked, “Have you considered using your platform for other kinds of books?”

The answer is yes, we have. But for many reasons we have not expanded beyond the disciplines of biblical and theological studies. When Logos was a desktop-only platform we weren’t sure there was enough digital content—or enough interest—to justify a desktop platform for other fields. Our tools were highly specialized for biblical content, and we were overwhelmed just meeting the pressing, obvious needs of our core market.

But things have changed. Logos is no longer just a desktop software package. Logos is a multi-platform ecosystem for working with electronic texts, which our users employ in different ways. Some work exclusively on the web, some on mobile devices, whereas others use all our interfaces, depending on whether they’re reading, studying, or writing. We’ve listened to our customers and expanded our library to more than 35,000 titles, ranging from ancient texts to reference works to novels. In the process, we’ve built a tool set that’s appropriate for every kind of text-based content. Continue Reading…

Get These 12 Pre-Pubs Before They Ship!

Improve your library’s research power by adding some of these titles while they’re still available on Pre-Pub. As soon as these books ship, the price goes up. So pre-order yours today!

The Gospel in Genesis: From Fig Leaves to Faith

In this brilliant collection of sermons, Martyn Lloyd-Jones walks readers through the early chapters of Genesis, pointing out the Gospel’s landmarks along the way. If you’re looking for focused exposition illuminating our origin’s connections to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, this book is for you.

This title ships July 2—pre-order now and save!

Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible

Looking for a overview of the Tanak from a Jewish theological perspective? This critical volume is perfect. Written by Marvin A. Sweeney, professor of Hebrew Bible at the Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University, this title is a thoroughly readable yet profoundly theological introduction to the Jewish Bible. Pre-order by July 3 to get the Pre-Pub price. Continue Reading…