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Liz Curtis Higgs: Overjoyed with Logos Bible Software

Sheila Walsh and Liz Curtis Higgs

Sheila Walsh (left) and Liz Curtis Higgs at the Women in Minsitry Summit.

Today’s guest post is written by Liz Curtis Higgs. Liz is a New York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night, and 27 other books, including her million-selling Bad Girls of the Bible series.

When it comes to biblical research for teaching, speaking, and writing, I’ve always been strictly old school: reference books stacked on my desk, commentaries piled around my feet, and a Strong’s Concordance within reach.

It was cozy and familiar. . . but not very efficient.

I’d waste countless minutes—if not hours—trying to find the right piece of information or a much-needed quote for my work-in-progress, and pulling out my thinning hair in the process.

Then along comes Logos Bible Software, which puts everything I need at my fingertips.

I love the way it looks, like a newspaper on the screen. Simple to navigate, easy to customize, this is a software program for all ages—twenty-something, forty-something, sixty-something—and all levels of computer savvy, from novice to geek.

A Special Word for My Sisters Who Love the Word

Logos 4 is very chick friendly. I watched 40 of us click away like pros after a short, helpful tutorial at the Women in Ministry Summit. It could’ve been the complimentary Starbucks from Team Logos—boosting our brain power, but I still remembered how it all worked when I got home. So I’d say good programming, rather than my Chai Tea Latte, deserves the credit.

We also got a sneak peek at Vyrso, a Christian reading app and ebook store, which Logos recently launched. I was tickled to find my upbeat devotional book, Rise and Shine, among the thousands of titles they’re now offering in Vyrso.

Continued blessings on your efforts to grow and expand. Logos Bible Software makes Bible study not only deeply fulfilling, but also fun!

Here are a few pictures from the Summit. Check out our Facebook album for more snapshots of the day!

Women in Ministry Summit

Women in Ministry Summit

 What have you found surprising about Logos 4? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Weekly Roundup: October 1

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of October 1, 2011.

Important Information!


As we have communicated, all upgrade discounts are coming to an end. The response to this news has been overwhelming. Due to higher than expected call volumes, we are extending the discounts for one more day. But act quickly, these discounts end Saturday night, October 1, 2011. Upgrade now!

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Facebook

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Products

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These are Pre-Pubs shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing 

New to Community Pricing this week is the massive 34-volume Medieval Preaching and Spirituality Collection which includes many of the most significant spiritual and pastoral writings of the Middle Ages. With 34 volumes worth over $700.00 in print, this collection is sure to be a steal—get your bid in today.

Classic Commentaries and Studies on Genesis (22 vols.) is over 90%—you don’t want to miss out on this collection of classic commentaries which features well known scholars from the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as August Dillmann, John Cumming, and Robert Smith Candlish. And if you’ve been bidding on all of the Classic Commentaries and Studies we’ve been introducing to Community Pricing, then stay tuned this week for the introduction of an exciting new collection. If you haven’t, you still have time to bid on these collections before they leave Community Pricing!

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newer postings on our Careers page:

Design & Editorial

Marketing Department

Publications

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Today Is Your Last Chance for Upgrade Discounts

This is your last chance to take advantage of the lowest price on upgrading to Logos 4. If you have been waiting to upgrade to Logos 4—or to a higher base package—our upgrade discounts end at midnight.

Don’t miss this opportunity to add a number of new resources to your library, along with the award-winning features of Logos 4, at the lowest possible price.

Take a tour of the powerful features of Logos 4. We think you’ll agree, Logos 4 will help you take your Bible study to a whole new level. But don’t just take our word for it, check out what ministry and industry leaders, academic users, as well as pastors and missionaries have to say about how Logos 4 has revolutionized their biblical studies.

All upgrade discounts end tonight at midnight, and once their gone, they’re gone. So upgrade now!

Upgrade Now!

The easiest way to get your discount is to upgrade on Logos.com, but if you’d prefer to speak with someone, call 800-875-6467. But don’t wait until the last moment to phone in. We expect a very high call volume today. Either way, take advantage of this special offer right away!

Only Two Days Left—Upgrade Now!

We have offered a discount to upgrade to Logos 4 since we launched the platform in November, 2009. These discounts end Friday, September 30, at Midnight (PST). Find out what discounts you qualify for by going to our personalized Upgrade Discounter now!

Make the Switch to Logos 4!

If you have been waiting to make the switch to Logos 4, now is the time!

With Logos 4, we rebuilt our software from the ground up in order to provide you with the most advanced Bible study tools available. Logos is faster, more powerful, more intuitive, and more customizable than ever before.

When you upgrade to the award-winning Logos 4, you will get:

  • Up to hundreds of new resources added to your library for pennies on the dollar
  • Improved passage guides, word study guides, exegetical guides, reports, and search results
  • Powerful new tools, features, databases, and more
  • Syncing between home, office, mobile devices, and the web
  • The free Personal Books tool
  • An interest-free payment plan to help stay within your budget

When you upgrade to Logos 4, you can take advantage of having your library syncing across multiple platforms. Whether you are using a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, or any device with internet access, your resources are available wherever you are.

Logos 4 Users—Upgrade to a Higher Base Package!

This applies to Logos 4 users as well. If you have considered moving to a higher base package, time is almost up to save money on your upgrade!

If you act now, you can still save up to $630.00. Think about it, no matter which package you upgrade to, you are going to pay considerably less when you upgrade by September 30, 2011! And remember, the higher you upgrade, the deeper your discount.

In many instances, upgrading to the next level costs less than if you were to add just one or two of the individual collections you would get while upgrading. This is by far the most cost effective way to get more books.

Check out your personalize upgrade discount now!

Don’t Forget Our Payment Plans

Spread your upgrade payments out for up to 12 months with our interest-free payment plans.  If you are a student, a parent, or a pastor with a monthly book budget, payment plans can help you take advantage of our upgrade discounts while keeping your payments low.

Check out the what discounts are available to you now, then apply a payment plan at checkout to see how low your payments could be!

We don’t want you to regret letting this moment slip by. Compare contents and discounts side by side and get the one that’s right for you! If we can help answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 875-6467 or (360) 527-1700. Just call us before the current deals expire!

Upgrade or Call Now!

The easiest way to get your discount is to upgrade on Logos.com, but if you’d prefer to call, don’t wait until the last moment to phone in. We expect a very high call volume over the next two days. Either way, take advantage of this special offer today!

Vyrso Announces Its Official Launch!

After much anticipation, Vyrso has finally announced its official launch!

Vyrso helps you find, buy, and read your favorite books. Whether you are looking for powerful fiction, thought-provoking theology, enlightening biblical studies, or books to enrich your ministry, Vyrso brings you the very best in Christian literature.

Read a best-selling Max Lucado book, a riveting Ted Dekker novel, or be the first to download Mark Driscoll’s soon-to-be-released Real Marriage.

Celebrate with Over 70 Titles for Less than $1!

Vyrso has partnered with Thomas Nelson to bring you encouraging books for only 99¢! Scroll through tons of incredible titles for less than $1 a piece. Find old favorites and discover new treasures like:

What Sets Vyrso Apart?

Availability

Your Vyrso books are stored in the cloud. This means your library is available wherever you are! Our free iPhone, iPad, and Android apps allow you to take your ebooks on the go. Your Vyrso books can also be read (and are completely searchable) in Logos 4 and on Biblia.com.

Integration

Logos has integrated one-touch Bible references into Vyrso. Tap the reference and the Scripture is instantly available.

Selection

Vyrso is launching with 5,000 ebooks, but will be expanding to nearly 25,000 by the end of the year. This will make Vyrso the largest exclusively Christian ebookstore on the Internet.

So head over to Vyrso.com to see our selection of Christian books that fit your life.

Leave us a comment and tell us which new book from Vyrso will you be reading first!

 

Weekly Roundup: September 24

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of September 24, 2011.

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Logos Forum

Facebook

Products

New Pre-Pubs

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These are Pre-Pubs shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing 

What’s new with Community Pricing?

Vyrso

We have officially launched Vyrso.com, our Christian ebook store! Vyrso started with a soft launch while we worked to finish the website and create a complete bookstore experience. Now that Vyrso has launched, you can explore over 4,000 ebooks (nearly 25,000 e-books by the end of the year) and find more than 70 titles at 99¢!

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newer postings on our Careers page:

Customer Service

Marketing Department

Publications

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Win an iPhone 5 or Proclaim Free for a Year!

As we shared last week, Proclaim will release a FREE beta version on October 11, 2011!

Not only will Proclaim be FREE when it releases, but you can get it FREE through the end of the year if the Proclaim Facebook page reaches 11,000 fans by 11/11/11.

To help us reach this goal, we are giving away two of the best tools for preparing and running your worship presentation: an iPhone 5 or one of ten 1-year Proclaim ‘On Air’ subscriptions. The more people you tell about the promotion the more entries you can gain in the giveaway. You can get all the details on the giveaway page!

Sign Up to Be Notified When Proclaim Releases

Proclaim features can be tested as soon as the FREE beta version is available. We will send you a link to download the app when it’s available. You can sign up right here:

Proclaim is the future of church presentation software, allowing your team to truly collaborate on what will be presented. While Proclaim is simple for volunteers to learn quickly, it also allows your team to work with cutting edge technology. Among many of the great features, Proclaim pulls in lyrics from CCLI SongSelect, connects with Planning Center Online, interfaces with Logos4, and sends messages out to the mobile devices of people in your congregation. Upload your own backgrounds or subscribe to Graceway Media’s library of backgrounds and you are ready to present in minutes. And, when you are ready to present you can use the free iPhone or Android remote application.

We are excited to bring you Proclaim soon. For now, be sure to enter to win the iPhone 5 or Proclaim Free for a year. When you enter, you will have the chance to become a fan and help make Proclaim FREE through the end of the year for everyone!

Weekly Roundup: September 17

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of September 17, 2011.

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Logos Forum

Facebook

Twitter Daily Deals

Products

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These are Pre-Pubs shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing 

These Community Pricing products are getting close to meeting their production cost. Don’t miss out on these savings!

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newer postings on our Careers page:

Customer Service

Marketing Department

Publications

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Weekly Roundup: September 10

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of September 10, 2011.

Key Item

The 40-volume New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament Back-To-School Sale ends Monday, September 12, at midnight! This is the lowest price in years and, if you act fast, you can still get it for $88 per month with a payment plan! Enter coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout to get the special price.

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Logos Forum

Social Media

Products

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These are Pre-Pubs shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing

What’s new with Community PricingA Lot!

Remember to check the Community Pricing page often! Use the faceted browsing to sort by newest, by progress, or even by price. Community Pricing is one of the best places to find a great deal—Bid today, save tomorrow!

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newer postings on our Careers page:

Customer Service

Marketing Department

Publications

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Bestselling Author Carol Kent Raves about Logos Bible Software

Carol Kent and Logos Presenter Scott Lindsey during the Women in Ministry Summit.

Last week we ran a blog post on one attendee’s experience at the Women in Ministry Summit Logos hosted. We wanted to share another testimonial of how this day of training and fellowship positively impacted these ministry leaders.

Today’s guest post is from the founder of Speak Up Ministries, Carol Kent, who attended the Summit. Carol is an international public speaker and the bestselling author of several books. She blogs and directs an annual Speak Up Conference to equip the next generation of speakers, writers, and leaders.

Do you have a heart for teaching God’s Word, but a limited budget? Have you ever wondered which reference books you should purchase to best get prepared to minister to others? Do you love the Bible and long to share truth with your Bible class, retreat group, or small group?

I could have answered “Yes” to all of those questions before I was introduced to Logos Bible Software. Now, instead of spreading reference books all over my dining room table to prepare for a message, I have an entire library loaded on my laptop, so I can study on a plane, in my home, or on the road.

Logos Bible Software has revolutionized the way I do Bible study. I have Greek and Hebrew definitions of Bible words at hand by hovering my curser over any verse.

Preparation that used to take me twelve hours for one message now takes only a third of that time.

I love this software, but the best part of Logos is the people who work for this remarkable company. I have never experienced customer service that is so personalized and helpful. Scott Lindsey and the Logos team who sponsored The Women in Ministry Summit in Dallas made learning fun! They were patient, long-suffering, humorous, giving, and encouraging.

I am impressed with their program, but even more, I appreciate the way in which—even at the summit—they created an atmosphere for learning that made the most technologically challenged person feel included. The Women in Ministry Summit rocked in every way.

Here are a few of Carol’s pictures from the Summit. Check out all of the photos from the Women in Ministry Summit in our Facebook album.

See for Yourself What Logos 4 Can Do for Your Bible Study

Take a tour of the features available in Logos 4, and see how this award-winning software can take your Bible study to the next level! Then take a look at our base packages and see which one might be right for you.