Newly Expanded: Anchor Yale Bible, New Beacon Bible Commentary, and More!

We recently rebuilt four popular collections to make it easier to find your favorite books. This week, take advantage of introductory coupon codes and start learning from some of our most trusted resources! Already own volumes in these collections? Be sure to check out your custom discounts.

new-beacon-bible-commentaryNew Beacon Bible Commentary (19 vols.)

Through February 8, use coupon code BEACON15 and get 15% off!

Study God’s Word with one of the most engaging and perceptive commentaries out there. The New Beacon Bible Commentary offers a contextual study of Scripture, providing verse-by-verse theological analysis and academic scholarship on 24 books of the Bible. Complete your set, and make sure to check out the three volumes on Pre-Pub!

Welwyn Commentary Series (53 vols.)

Through February 7, use coupon code WELWYN15 and get it for 15% off!

The recently expanded Welwyn Commentary covers 61 books of the Bible across 13,000 pages of commentary. Its meticulous exegesis provides evangelical insight that you can apply regardless of your walk in life.

paul-and-pauline-theology-collection (1)Fortress Press Pauline Studies Bundle (31 vols.)

Through February 7, use coupon code PAULINE15 and get it for 15% off!

Looking for a comprehensive study of Paul and his thought? Check out the 31-volume Pauline Studies Bundle from Fortress Press, and explore the meaning of Paul’s teaching for your studies and your life. These modern volumes include works from E. P. Sanders, Hermann Gunkel, Neil Elliott, and J. Christiaan Beker.

Anchor Yale Bible (86 vols.)

The Anchor Yale Bible is one of the most respected and scholarly commentaries out there. It offers 86 volumes on the canonical and deuterocanonical Scriptures from a variety of religious perspectives. This invaluable series was recently updated with the three newest volumes: Nahum, Proverbs 10–31, and Mark 8–16.

Most of these collections are discounted for the rest of the week only, so now’s the best time to pick them up or complete your commentaries. Get your favorites today!

The Seahawks and the Chargers: Logos’ NFL Connection

We’re passionate about providing you with the most powerful Bible study tools available, and every endorsement is a confirmation that we’re on the right track. So we were thrilled when Miles McPherson, pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego,  sat down to share how he uses Logos for Bible study.

Miles McPherson endorses Logos Bible Software


Want to learn how other thought leaders are using Logos to study the Word? Check out some of our other endorsements!

Who’s Miles McPherson?

McPherson turned an amazing collegiate football career into an NFL draft pick with the LA Rams. After that, he was picked up as a defensive back for the San Diego Chargers. But, despite his professional success, McPherson struggled with the substance abuse and an empty, immoral lifestyle. All that ended when he had a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ. Now McPherson is the author of several books, an Emmy winner (for a 2007 documentary on methamphetamine), and the pastor of the Rock Church, a 14,000-member global church (with another 4,000 who livestream services) in the heart of San Diego. And now he’s sharing his wisdom in a whole new way: get daily encouragement in one-minute installments with the free Miles-a-Minute app! You’ll enjoy deep—and sometimes hilarious—one-minute pieces of daily spiritual insight on your iPhone or iPad. (It’s coming this Sunday on Android, too.)




Wait, was that Russell Wilson!?

Logos' 12th Man Flag

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Thanks to McPherson’s NFL relationships and influence, he often gets to interact with well-known players. As you just saw, one of them is Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson!

For Logos, it’s important to  support local concerns, infrastructure, and business. It only makes sense that that passion would carry over into local sports.

Wilson will be playing in this Sunday’s big game, and here at Logos—as a proud member of the 12th Man—we’re showing our support for the Hawks with an extra-large 12th Man flag.

Go Hawks!

Now check out the Logos endorsement page to see more recommendations from satisfied users, and download the free Miles-a-Minute app from Miles McPherson!

Changes to Logos Product Support

Changes to Logos Product SupportWe recently changed the way we think about Logos product support. We’ve divided products into three categories—supported, maintenance, and unsupported. Here’s what each one means for you:

Supported versions receive free updates online, get new features and bug fixes, can read the latest resources and data sets, can sync documents and settings, and have telephone support. Supported versions may require the newest operating system versions.

Maintenance versions receive free updates online, can read the latest textual resources (but may not support newer data sets and features), can sync documents and settings, get critical bug fixes, and have telephone support. Plus, maintenance versions can run on older operating system versions.

Unsupported versions do not receive updates and may not read the latest versions of resources. Web services that are used by only unsupported versions may be discontinued without notice. Documents and settings created in an unsupported version may not sync to the latest versions of the software.

For more details on these support categories, visit the Logos Support Lifecycle page.

Logos 4.6c will become unsupported in April

Currently, Logos 5.2 is the supported version and Logos 4.6c is the maintenance version. On April 8, 2014—the same day Microsoft ends extended support for Windows XP—we’ll change Logos 4.6c to unsupported status, and Logos 5.2a will become the maintenance version. The new supported version, Logos 5.3, will require Windows 7 or OS X 10.8 or later.

What this means if you’re running Windows XP or OS X 10.5

If you’re still running Logos 4.6c on XP or OS X 10.5:

  • Your software will continue to run and read the resources you already have.
  • You will not receive any updates to the software.
  • New resources you purchase at Logos.com may not work in Logos 4.6c.
  • Documents and settings you create may not sync to the latest version of Logos.
  • In the future, you may get web service errors when trying to run the program; it may be necessary to work offline in order to start the application.

What this means if you’re running Windows Vista, OS X, 10.6, or OS X 10.7

If you’re still running Logos 4.6c, upgrade to Logos 5 to get all the new features, or download the free Logos 5 engine.

If you’re already running Logos 5, the latest version you will be able to install is Logos 5.2a. You will enter maintenance support, which means:

  • Your software will continue to run and read the resources you already have.
  • You will receive critical bug fixes and updates.
  • New resources you purchase at Logos.com will download automatically and be readable in your version of Logos. (New datasets may require the latest version of Logos.)
  • Documents and settings will sync to the latest version of Logos.

Most Logos customers are already running Windows 7 or OS X 10.8 (or later); by limiting new releases to these newer operating system versions, we can free up development and testing resources, and take advantage of new capabilities in Windows and OS X.

If you’re a Mac user, visit How to Upgrade to OS X Mavericks to check if you can upgrade to the latest version of OS X for free. This will let you install the latest version of Logos 5.

What this means if you’re running Windows 7, Windows 8, OS X 10.8, or OS X 10.9

Since you’re running a recent version of Windows or Mac OS X, your Logos experience will be unchanged. You’ll keep getting the latest updates to Logos 5 and your resources for free.

If you’re still running Logos 4.6c, upgrade to Logos 5 to get all the new features, or download the free Logos 5 engine!

How to Engage with Art and Culture

Daniel A. SiedellAs Christians, how do we engage with art and culture? Whether we try to avoid it and remain unstained by the world, or we press into it in an attempt to redeem it for God’s glory, we all have to ask ourselves this question. So, what passages of Scripture help us answer it, and how do we interpret them and apply them today?

Dr. Daniel A. Siedell, visiting professor of Christianity and culture at Knox Theological Seminary, is teaching a Doctor of Ministry class in March addressing this exact topic. If you’re currently enrolled in Knox’s DMin program, or if you would like to further your education and begin your studies, this is well worth your time. You can apply by visiting DMin.me or, if you’re already a Knox student, register by emailing the registrar.

Dr. Siedell has sent us a letter to share with you, inviting you to take this remarkable class:

Dear prospective Christ & Culture student,

I feel your pain. The world of art and culture is indeed confusing and intimidating. St. Paul tells us to be as innocent as doves and as wise as serpents and to dwell on all that is good. And yet we are surrounded by cultural artifacts—movies, television shows, paintings, literature, music, and a host of other images, objects, and events—that may or may not be “good” and worth dwelling on, and we worry that we will lose what’s left of our innocence, not to mention that of our children or our parishioners.

But are art and culture always something to be avoided? Must we always keep them at arm’s length? So much of what we hear and read about art and culture inside and outside the church is negative and polemic, so it’s easy to get the impression that the arts and culture should simply be avoided if they cannot be used as tools for communicating what we think are Christian virtues.

But what about those paintings, novels, comic books, films, and songs—those artifacts of popular and high culture—that move us, that attract us, that describe us? As Christians, how can we justify our interest in, and perhaps even love of, them—especially if they don’t seem to offer an explicitly Christian message, or perhaps they even challenge it?

Join me at Knox Seminary the week of March 10 and we’ll devote a week to thinking and talking about art, culture, and theology from every conceivable perspective. But we’ll also experience art—we’ll explore what happens when we listen to music, look at a painting, read a novel, watch a film, and listen to a poem. In short, we’ll explore how to listen to works of art and culture. We’ll take this week to let art be art, to let it breathe as an aesthetic experience that opens us to God and to the world, in ways that just might surprise us. And we’ll think about how our experience of art and culture can help us understand vocation, deepen our pastoral work, discipleship, counseling, and parenting, and even help us understand preaching and the proclamation of the Gospel itself.

But ultimately, in listening to art and culture, we’ll discover what it reveals about ourselves—about who we are before God and our neighbor.

I look forward to spending the week with you.

Grace and Peace,

Daniel A. Siedell, PhD

Join Dr. Siedell and other brothers and sisters in Christ as they engage Scripture and art, and discover how God intended us to relate to the expressions of the world around us. Apply today, or request more information at DMin.me.

Try the New Reftagger Beta!

Reftagger BetaIt’s been more than five years since Logos released Reftagger, the web tool that converts Bible references into links with hover-preview. Since then, it’s been installed on more than 13,000 websites and used to preview more than 20 billion verses. The newly updated Reftagger is even better. It’s coming very soon, but the beta is available now!

If you already have Reftagger installed, you already know how wonderful it is, and you can jump to the new version right now.

What does it do?

Reftagger automatically detects Scripture references and converts them into links to an online Bible. It even creates a preview when readers hover over the reference, so they don’t have to leave your website. The hover-preview also shows social icons, making it easier than ever for visitors to share Scripture.

How does it look?

It looks like this: 1 John 4:9. It works on verse ranges too, like this: 1 John 4:9–10. And it even handles a variety of reference formats, like I Jn. 4:9.

You can customize the colors, version, and sharing options to match your site, and the newly redesigned hover-preview looks great on websites of any style.

How does it work?

Paste the script into the footer of your website with JavaScript enabled, and voilà! All your Scripture references will be hyperlinked automatically.

Choose from two done-for-you themes—light or dark—or customize everything, including the background, text color, sharing options, and translation.

Grab the new script from the forums, and install it on your website today!

January Deals End Tomorrow!

All January long, we’ve offered over 300 resources at huge discounts, but these deals end tomorrow. You don’t want to miss the best prices on your favorite books, and to make it easy, we’ve gathered all of January’s deals into one place. Check them out—this is your last chance to take advantage of January sales!

studies-in-the-dead-sea-scrollsStudies in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Regularly $219.95—on sale for $164.95 (that’s 25% off)

The Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls collection gives both students and scholars a look at the scrolls’ historical and contemporary significance for the Christian faith. This 12-volume collection rediscovers the purity texts, war texts, exegetical texts, temple scrolls, and more, all in easy-to-read language.

Studies in Jesus and the Gospels

Regularly $349.95—on sale for $274.95 (that’s 21% off)

Reconstruct the world and person of Jesus and his followers with this 23-volume collection. In each volume, the authors apply the latest critical and methodological practices to the synoptic gospels, revealing a wealth of fascinating issues surrounding the life of Jesus.

ivp-evangelical-theology-collection (1)IVP Evangelical Theology Collection

Regularly $189.95—on sale for $129.95 (that’s 32% off)

Gain insight into the biggest issues facing the contemporary church with the IVP Evangelical Theology Collection. InterVarsity Press assembled essays from 11 conferences, featuring respected Christian thinkers like Dennis L. Okholm, Timothy R. Phillips, and Mark Husbands.

The Expositor’s Bible

Regularly $199.95—on sale for $98.95 (that’s 51% off)

The Expositor’s Bible brings together the body of Christ around the essentials of the Christian faith. It’s the standard among expository commentaries, and its authorship represents every branch of Protestantism. Warren W. Wiersbe urges, “If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately!”

college-press-biblical-studies-collection (1)College Press Biblical Studies Collection

Regularly $79.95—on sale for $54.95 (that’s 31% off)

The College Press Biblical Studies Collection covers a multitude of topics, including baptism, challenges faced by the church in Acts, and difficult cultural issues in the Old Testament, as well as what the Bible says about the challenges Christians face in everyday life.

P.S. don’t forget to pick up your free book this the month—the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews.

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Act now—this sale end tomorrow! 

Want to see if your favorite products are on sale? Check out the complete list of over 300 deals.

Time’s Running Out: Save on This Top-Selling Commentary

Cornerstone CommentariesThe Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series (CBC) is famous for its evangelical scholarship. It equips you with important exegetical and theological knowledge: you’ll study the message and history of each key passage of Scripture, learning about both text and context. And through Friday, January 31, you can use coupon code CBC2014 to get it for 11% off!

“An enormously helpful series for the layperson and pastor alike because it centers on the theological message of each book and ties it directly to the text. This approach has been needed for some time and will be an invaluable supplement to other commentary series.” —Grant Osborne, professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

This commentary will equip you with the exegetical and theological knowledge you need to apply the Bible to modern life. You’ll study passage by passage, and pay special attention to context and important themes.

A trusted commentary on the whole Bible

The CBC is an amazing value, especially when you consider that it covers the entire Bible, allowing you to tackle even those hard-to-interpret passages. For example, take David Baker, Dale Brueggemann, and Eugene H. Merrill’s commentary on Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Many people don’t pay much attention to Leviticus, but Baker, Brueggemann, and Merrill explain three reasons you should: theological, religious, and historical. (Leviticus gives a history of the people of Israel, explains the who, where, when, and how of worship, and gives a background look at how Christians shaped the ancient Near East.)

Leviticus is just one example of an important yet sometimes-hard-to-read passage that the CBC helps you understand. Plus, with 40 contributors, the CBC is theologically balanced—you’re getting up-to-date, respected commentary you can trust.

Don’t wait—time’s almost up! Use coupon code CBC2014 and get the Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries at the best price.

Last Chance! Get 44% Off the Mobile Ed Bible And Doctrine Foundations Bundle

logos-mobile-education-bible-and-doctrine-foundations-bundleA few months ago, we announced the very first Logos Mobile Education courses, gathered in the Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle. On February 3, the bundle is shipping—this is your last chance to pre-order it at 44% off!

Learn from some of the most experienced professors in the field

The Mobile Ed professors—among them Drs. Mark Futato, Lynn Cohick, and Michael Goheen—are some of the most respected in their fields. They each have a minimum of 10 years’ experience, as well as considerable experience teaching in the local church.

Video lectures are broken down into short segments and filmed in a one-on-one format: the professor speaks directly to you. Screencasts relevant to the lecture content provide hands-on training you can apply in your ministry. Best of all, Mobile Ed courses stay with you. Your videos, notes, books, graphics, screencasts—they’re all right there whenever you need them.

Integrate your learning with Logos

Mobile Ed is different from any other form of education: it was created to work seamlessly with your Logos software. As you study, you’ll be able to easily click through to the right book, the right page—even the right sentence. That’s a huge time saver. Plus, your video lectures are completely searchable within your library, so you’ll be able to use them time and time again. This isn’t a textbook you’ll use for only one class. It’s a library of information you’ll keep pulling from long after you’ve finished your formal coursework.

One of the greatest benefits of Logos is that you can take your research, notes, and entire library with you no matter where you go—even on your smartphone or tablet. The same goes for Mobile Ed. Logos brings the professors, the library, the visual demonstrations of software features, and the online classroom community directly to you—on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. No matter whether you’re at a coffee shop or on an airplane, you’ll have everything you need to learn.

Lock in the Pre-Pub price, and take up to 12 months to pay!

The pre-order price breaks down to just $110 per course. That’s an amazing deal, but if you’re still not sold, just call us at 800-875-6467 and we’ll set you up with a payment plan. As with any other Pre-Pub, your card won’t be charged until the courses ship—and you can lock in the Pre-Pub price and split the costs up over 12 months.

Don’t miss out: pre-order the Logos Mobile Education: Bible Doctrine and Foundations Bundle today!

Go Seahawks! Logos Bible Software Roots for the Home Team

12th man 2The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl, and Logos stands firmly behind them! Here’s proof: a 12th Man flag flying high at Logos HQ.

From the beginning, this has been a season of high expectations. The Hawks were favored to beat out longtime rival San Francisco for the NFC West crown, and many predicted that the team would contend for the NFC Championship and even a Super Bowl title. The Seahawks have lived up to every expectation.

Earlier this season, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized the Seahawks’ fans as the loudest in the world. Their passion and savvy create a home-field advantage for the Seahawks—one so measurable that the team has taken to calling their fans the 12th Man. Since 2005, Seahawks opponents have committed more false-start penalties than any other team—130—due in large part to the noise in Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.

As the Hawks prepare for their February 2 showdown with the Denver Broncos, the team’s loyal fans are wearing signs of solidarity back home. Logos is no exception.

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Seahawks: Logos Bible Software stands behind you!

How are you supporting the Seahawks? Let us know: tweet @Logos using #SB48!

Add Over 1,200 Timothy Keller Sermons to Your Library

timothy-keller-sermon-archive-1989-2011This week, we released another update to the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive, completing the 1,233-sermon set! If you own the archive, you should have already received your update (and downloaded your new resources) automatically. If you haven’t received your update yet, simply restart your software.

“Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Timothy Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.” —Christianity Today

Since its launch last year, Tim Keller’s sermon archive has earned a glowing five-star rating. The archive integrates over 20 years of preaching into your Logos library, allowing you to search Dr. Keller’s sermons by passage or topic—which, without Logos, would be nearly impossible. You’ll be able to study Keller alongside your favorite Bible translation or commentary,  and take all 1,233 sermons with you wherever you go.

If you haven’t already downloaded the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive, now’s the time! Get the entire archive today.