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Logos Bible Software 3 is here!

Logos Bible Software 3 is now shipping! Visit our online upgrade tool to get a personalized upgrade discount and a chart showing all the new books and addins you’ll receive when you upgrade.


For a limited time, get a 25% “early bird” discount on your Logos 3 upgrade! So visit www.logos.com/upgrade right away…

How Big is Logos Bible Software 3?
The launch of Logos Bible Software 3 is as big as the launch of Libronix back in 2001. It’s been said that the third version of a software application is where everything comes together in a big way. The refinements, enhancements, and additions you’ll see with Logos Bible Software 3 show this to be true.

Nearly five years ago, we introduced a brand new technology to the world. Today, Logos Bible Software 3 reflects countless hours of improvements, resulting from thousands of pieces of feedback from users of the Libronix Digital Library System.

Yes, there are tweaks, speed optimizations, and bug fixes in Logos 3. The software is faster and more reliable than ever. In fact, we have rebuilt or revised every major tool and report in the system.

But more exciting than that are the completely new tools, data, resources and reports that will make your Bible study better and more effective!

We’ve listed more than 100 significant new features and feature enhancements in Logos Bible Software 3…and each one helps you study the Bible better, more efficiently, and in greater depth!
We’ve also gathered as many of the new resources and tools as we could into one supersized package, this time calling it Scholar’s Library: Gold. With more than 700 titles worth more than $11,700 in print, Gold raises the bar on what it means to own a large, digital library of Bible reference materials!

If you can swing it, I’d recommend upgrading to Scholar’s Library: Gold. It’s a great value and with an upgrade discount plus the 25% early bird discount, there’s no better time to expand your library and your Bible study horizons!

Stay tuned for additional details and videos on Logos 3…but before you do anything else, check out the online upgrade tool to get a custom discount and see all the great content you can add to your library!

Logos Curry 2006: Columbus’ Loss

We mentioned our Sixth Annual Logos Curry Cook-Off last week and promised recipes of the top three curries.

Bob Pritchett’s curry “Columbus’ Loss” garnered the most votes in our 2006 Curry Cook-Off. Bob’s notes on the recipe are brief:

Here’s the recipe.

I used boneless chicken thighs and ground ginger. And the strongest cumin I’ve ever tasted.
— Bob

So if you like curry, check it out and slip it in the recipe box. The folks at Logos approve!

Of the Making of Books (Part 10)

Today’s guest blogger is Ken Smith, General Manager of Electronic Publishing Services at Logos.
(This is the next installment in a series of articles about our nearly 60 publishing partners who market their own electronic products using our technology.)

Baker Publishing Group
If you’ve been following this series from the beginning, you might remember that the first installment pictured a 1996 product from Baker. As one of our longest-standing partners, Baker Publishing Group has been involved with a number of projects, both as electronic publisher and licensor.

That first Baker product included just four books, but introduced some stellar reference titles like the Evangelical Commentary on the Bible and Topical Analysis of the Bible, both by Walter Elwell.

In July of 1998, Baker released a greatly expanded collection, titled The Baker Digital Reference Library, with twenty titles covering a broad range of topics including theology, apologetics, counseling and a new-fangled thing called the “Internet”.

BDRL

Baker followed this with two author-focused collections: The R.C. Sproul Digital Library and The Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library.

In recent years, Baker has partnered with us by licensing a number of significant commentary sets and other core reference titles. These include Hendricksen and Kistemaker’s New Testament Commentary, the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, and the 27 current volumes of the Boice Commentary Series.

Stay tuned for more great electronic resources from Baker—coming soon!
Next: World Evangelical Alliance

2006 Logos Curry Cookoff

Last Friday was the sixth annual Logos Curry Cookoff. Logos Cookoffs are always fun days; the curry cookoff is one of the most fun. We had 17 different curries this year, and they were all excellent.
This year’s winners were:

  • Bob Pritchett with Columbus’ Loss
  • David Kaplan with Fire and Nice
  • James Van Noord with Green Monster

More pictures from the day are “below the fold”. We also hope to blog at least the top three recipes so Logos users can enjoy some curry at home, too.

Continue Reading…

Syntax: OpenText.org Clauses and Word Groups

Those who have followed the series of posts here regarding the OpenText.org Syntactically Analyzed Greek New Testament (see the syntax category archive) might be interested in the following articles on the OpenText.org site:

These articles walk through the basic annotation process, explaining the OpenText.org annotation process. In the midst of that, you get a great introduction to how and why the data is marked up like it is, which will help in considering how to use the syntactic information therein.

If you’re curious about the hows and whys of the Logos implementation of the OpenText.org material, then you need to read these articles.

Fire Someone Today!

Bob’s book Fire Someone Today just hit bookshelves this week!

Despite the ominous-sounding title, the book is about a lot more than managing personnel in an organization. In fact, it’s a handy compilation of the lessons Bob has learned as an entrepreneur since, well, the age of six.
One of those lessons is found in Chapter 3, titled, “Nobody Loves Your Baby Like You Do.” With that in mind, we have decided to reward you for loving Bob’s baby (the book) and for helping it become a #1 Best Seller at Amazon.com.

Here’s the deal…

You buy the book at Amazon before midnight on Sunday, April 16, and email your receipt to fst@logos.com. We’ll email you a $20.00 Gift Certificate good toward any purchase at Logos.com.

That’s right, Amazon.com is selling Fire Someone Today for $9.74 and we will give you a $20.00 Certificate at Logos.com just for emailing your Amazon.com sales receipt to us after you buy it. There’s no catch.

If you’re a long-time customer of Logos you’ll want to read the book just to learn a little more about the company. If you’re in business yourself, you will appreciate Bob’s insight. If you’re a competitor, don’t read the book.

If you just want the $20 gift certificate, that’s okay, too. You can give the book to a business person in your church!

To learn more about Fire Someone Today, visit www.firesomeonetoday.com or the article about the book at Logos.com.

Update – 4/13 at 12:00pm – Thanks in part to you folks, Bob’s book is up to #30 on Amazon’s list of top-selling books and climbing steadily. This morning it was around 180, then 106, 63, and now 30. Which puts it just above the hardcover editions of The Da Vinci Code and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Of the Making of Books (Part 9)

Today’s guest blogger is Ken Smith, General Manager of Electronic Publishing Services at Logos.
(This is the next installment in a series of articles about our nearly 60 publishing partners who market their own electronic products using our technology.)

AMG Publishers

You might recall that in Part 2 of this series, we described a “hybrid” partnership with InterVarsity Press (US and UK), where we license some titles and also create publisher-marketed products. Another successful partnership in this category is with AMG Publishers. If you don’t know the AMG name, you might recognize the name of their president—Spiros Zodhiates.

AMG’s first product, Bible Essentials, was released in April 2001 and updated to the Libronix Digital Library System in September 2004. This outstanding collection includes the well-known Complete Word Study Dictionary and Complete Word Study Bible (KJV), along with a dozen or so key reference titles.

We currently license several individual titles from AMG and also have two exciting collections in our pre-publication program: The Following God Workbook Series and Learning the Basics of New Testament Greek.

Next: Baker Publishing Group

Logos Named a Best Christian Place to Work

The April issue of Christianity Today (p. 82) includes the results of the fourth annual Best Christian Places to Work survey, conducted by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.

Logos Research Systems was selected as a Best Christian Place to Work for 2006!

Logos is listed alongside other organizations whose names you may recognize, such as Wycliffe Bible Translators, Dallas Theological Seminary, Crown Financial Ministries, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Somewhere north of 10,600 employees at nearly 100 organizations around the U.S. were asked to fill out the survey, which posed questions around attraction and retention, motivation and commitment, Christian values, and a few other categories.

As someone who moved across the country four years ago to come work for Logos, I can say that I work with great group of people who make this a fun and rewarding place to come every day. It’s also a great feeling to play a role in equipping pastors, teachers, chaplains, students, and churchgoers all around the world with tools for better and richer Bible study.

Further reading:

Keepin’ the coffee warm

If you’ve read the Logos Bible Software Blog for awhile, you have probably heard us refer to the oh-so-cool automated espresso machine that does its part to keep Logos running smoothly.

And you’ve probably seen us refer to the Logos Clear Glass Mug. I use mine every day; it does the trick and does it well.

(pauses to sip from his double americano, no milk, no sugar)

But I don’t know that you’ve seen us extol the virtues of the Logos Insulated Travel Mug. This is a beautiful thing, it allows us to take 16 ounces of sweet java elixir from the machine out the door and on the road.

And it is the perfect conversation starter to tell your friends, neighbors, or even the person sitting next to you on the bus or train about your Bible software!

Logos Bible Software Desktop Backgrounds

Folks who plumb the depths of the Logos Bible Software website probably already know that we have a few desktop backgrounds available for download.

But if you are a newer Logos Bible Software user, or a new reader of this blog, you might not have found them yet. So check out this page that has all sorts of different resolutions of the two backgrounds we currently offer:

I’m a fan of Wallpaper #2, myself.

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