The Christmas 2010 Collection 1

Master Collection

Today’s guest post is by Deni Avant, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

There have been plenty of great Christmas specials to take advantage of this year and the Christmas 2010 Collection 1 is no exception. With this collection, you save nearly 94% on more than $8,000 worth of books! Think about it—you get 250 books for just $2 each!

Collection 1 contains a variety of commentaries with volumes from Pillar New Testament Commentary, College Press NIV Commentary, IVP New Testament Commentary, Crossway Classic Commentaries, New American Commentary, and Horae Homileticae. You’ll also get theological works, practical life titles, and biblical studies.

Check out just a few other titles you’ll get in Collection 1:

  • The JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis by Nahum M. Sarna is an illuminating and exhaustive treatment of Genesis with line-by-line analysis, excursuses, and helpful maps.
  • Drawing Near: Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith by John MacArthur can be used as a daily devotion in combination with God’s Holy Word and will help guide you in a growing relationship with God.
  • New Testament Background Commentary by W. Harold Mare serves as both a commentary and dictionary of words, phrases, and situations that shed light on the text.
  • Apologetics by Cornelius Van Til is an important work on Christian apologetics from an eminent Reformed thinker.
  • History of Interpretation by Frederic William Farrar surveys the history of biblical interpretation from the early Jewish rabbis through Farrar’s own time.

Works from H. A. Ironside, John G. Butler, A. W. Pink, Charles Spurgeon, John Calvin, and many more make a great addition to anyone’s library!

Learn more about all 250 titles that are included in the Christmas 2010 Collection 1!

Remember to check out the larger Christmas collections! They provide more resources at even deeper discounts.

Start the New Year Right with a Logos 4 Discount

Base Packages

During the holidays, I find myself introspective about the coming year. Although I tend to be skeptical of New Year’s resolutions, I am inspired by Jonathan Edwards’ example of resolving to character reformation. Edwards kept a list of resolutions which he read through weekly.

His resolutions included admonitions like:

  1. Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad’s of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many and how great soever.
  2. Resolved, to be continually endeavoring to find out some new invention and contrivance to promote the aforementioned things.
  3. Resolved, if ever I shall fall and grow dull, so as to neglect to keep any part of these Resolutions, to repent of all I can remember, when I come to myself again.

Jonathan’s twenty-eighth resolution reads,

“Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.”

Logos wants to help you keep your Bible study resolutions with deep discounts on all base packages

This is in keeping with the mission and goal at Logos Bible Software, where we seek to serve the church by equipping pastors, students, missionaries, teachers, and the church at large with tools that make Bible study easier and more accessible.

If you are resolved to improve your scriptural studies this year, consider doing it with one of our Logos 4 base packages. We have been offering 20% off of all of our base packages for a while, but that sale ends at midnight on January 2, 2011.

Logos 4 can help take your personal Bible study to new heights. For starters, Logos 4 provides thousands of infographics, maps, charts, and graphs, as well as tools to make Hebrew and Greek study accessible to English Bible students. But that’s not all! With a Logos base package you can put an entire library of theological and biblical books at your fingertips and get the information you need right away with lightening quick searches.

All Logos 4 base packages are multi-platform and will work on PC and Mac. There is no need to purchase one package for home, and one for your office. A single base package syncs across your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, and even online. With Logos 4 you have your resource library available where you need it most.

Don’t forget, there are still discounts on Logos 4 upgrades as well! Just head over to the Upgrade Discounter and see the custom discounts we have—just for you.

Like I said, this sale isn’t going to go on much longer. Act quickly to save big on Logos 4—and start this year on the right foot.

The Sale Everyone Is Talking About

Master Collection

When we launched the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) in the middle of December, we knew we were offering something amazing. It isn’t every day you are going to have the opportunity to pick up 2,010 titles for $1 a book. This is exactly what the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) offers—over $61,000.00 in print value at the insanely low price of only $2,010!

I spent some time on the Logos forum this morning enjoying the excitement of what forumite Ted Weis called “Logos Sale Influenza,” the affliction that keeps bringing you back over and over again to scroll through long list of sale titles.

The enthusiasm regarding the Logos Christmas sale—particularly the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.)—is quite apparent on the forums.

Many of the forum exchanges revolve around how many titles overlap between larger base packages, like Platinum, and the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.). When we put the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) together, we knew that many of you would already own some of the titles included in the collection. We pressed forward, however, completely convinced that—even if you owned half of the resources in the Master Collection—it was still a remarkable sale.

This is the conclusion that many of our power users are coming to as well.

One forum thread that caught my eye was Praiser’s thread, titled Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) A GREAT Bargain! Praiser had created a spreadsheet comparing the Portfolio Edition (with many add-ons) to the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.). I was struck by the fact that, not only did this spreadsheet (which is updated throughout the forum thread) represent hours of work, after all that work, Praiser ended up placing an order for the Master Collection.

Praiser’s logic was summed up in this quote,

“Here is a thought to consider. So if you only got 1,340 [new] resources from the collection at $2,010, that would be $1.50 per resource. Now if you think of those resources you really value (you know the ones on your “list”) that are included in the Collection, what would they cost you any other time of the year?”

Praiser is not the only one to come to this conclusion. When discussing the wisdom of purchasing the Master Collection vs. buying individual sale titles at 50% off, Logos forum MVP Matthew C Jones says,

“I have already come to the conclusion that 97% off is a better deal than 50% off. And yes, I do have a lot of duplication because I have Portfolio Edition and many extras added on (ie: B.B. Warfield, A.W.Tozer Collections.) So in reality Dan Pritchett is giving a better deal percentage wise to the “have-nots” thus enabling them to enjoy more resources. I don’t know the final savings % yet but I am already sold on the Master Collection because the resources I don’t yet have but will get FAR out distance a 50% sale price. That is enough to sway my decision.”

Keep in mind that both Praiser and Matthew C Jones have compared the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) with the Logos Bible Software 4: Portfolio Edition. The Portfolio package features 1,700 resources and is going to have the most overlap with the 2,010 titles available in the Master Collection. Even for the Portfolio owners, the Master Collection is a huge value. If you own any other base package, the savings and value in the Master Collection only goes up.

Now, more than ever, we are convinced that the Christmas 2010 Master Collection (2,010 vols.) is not only the largest collection we have ever offered, but the best deal as well. But this deal isn’t going to be around forever. Come Sunday, January 2, 2011, the sale ends. Trust us, you aren’t going to want to spend the rest of 2011 lamenting the fact that you missed out on this incredible bargain!

Payment Plans: Your Key to Logos’ Best Deals

Christmas Specials

If you are a regular blog reader, you have heard a lot recently about the amazing Logos Christmas Sale—and rightly so. The 2,010 volume Christmas 2010 Master Collection is the largest collection we have ever assembled and we’re selling it for $1 per volume! We’re talking about 2,010 titles worth more than $61,000.00 in print for sale at nearly 97% off the retail price.

Let’s be honest though, how many of us don’t think twice about a $2,010 purchase? Sometimes it is difficult to justify a huge investment—even when it is the deal of the century.

To help remedy this, we created some smaller sale collections. The books in each of the smaller collections are completely unique. So, you could pick up the 250 volume collection and the 500 volume collection without worrying about doubling up on content.

We have also discounted every title available in the Christmas 2010 Master Collection by 50%. This way you can pick and choose the titles you want at a discount that is still pretty remarkable.

Just remember, as the collections get smaller, so do the discounts. Where the Christmas 2010 Master Collection is a savings of almost 97%, by the time you get to the 125 volume Christmas 2010 Starter Collection the savings drop to 93%. When you choose to purchase individual titles, you are only saving 50% off of the retail cost. These are still great savings, but you want to get the best deal you can for your investment.

Using the Payment Plan is a great way to take advantage of the best deal in Logos history. With the Payment Plan you can spread the purchase of your Christmas collections out for up to a year.

When you use a Payment Plan, the Christmas 2010 Master Collection can go from $2,010 right now to $172.50 over twelve months. The 500 volume Christmas 2010 Collection 3 becomes a much more manageable $46.66 a month over the course of a year. With our interest free Payment Plan, you get a better value by paying incrementally.

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All you need to do to use the Payment Plan is simply click the “ADD TO CART” button on one of the collections. When you go to check out, you will be prompted with payment options which will let you choose the Payment Plan that will work for you.

We also know that some of our users have a strict book purchasing budget. We intentionally extended the sale through midnight January 2 to allow you to take advantage of your 2011 book funds.

Take another look at our incredible Christmas values, and think about how you can use one of our Payment Plans to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Get the Books You Want at 50% Off

Christmas Specials

With the 2010 Christmas sale comes the opportunity to buy thousands of titles at 50%. This is your chance to build the collection of your dreams from an enormous number of discounted resources.

How did we come up with all of these titles?

With the new Logos.com website, your ability to fine tune your search criteria increased exponentially. Faceted browsing allows you to filter your searches by topic, resource type, author, publisher, Bible book, status, platform, and so much more.

It is amazing how many great resources were lost in the shuffle due to the limitations of our old search engine. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if there were hundreds of titles that you didn’t even know were available from Logos! We had fun pulling more than 2,000 of these forgotten gems out, dusting them off, and offering them to you at 50% off.

There are so many titles, I don’t know where to begin!

When you first see the itemized list of sale titles, we’ll admit it can be pretty overwhelming. The default list view is 124 pages of resources with 15 resources a page. Having the biggest sale we have ever offered does come with its challenges. Namely, how do you begin to peruse it all? How do you know what you may have in your library already? How do you find books which are specific to your interests?

Take advantage of the browsing and layout options.

To the left of the product list—under the Narrow Your Results heading—is all the faceted browsing information. There are so many filters to help you fine tune your search results. You can categorize the sales list by

  • Topic
  • Resource Type
  • Author
  • Bible and Apocrypha
  • Product Type
  • Language
  • Series/Sets
  • Publisher
  • Christian Group
  • Platform
  • By simply filtering the sales items by Topic | Ministry Resources, you can narrow the list down to 27 items to browse through. This is a great way to browse through the large number of individual titles in a more manageable fashion.

    Once you choose your search criteria, you can adjust the layout to suit your needs. From the bar above your search results, you can choose to view your results in a list or grid format. You can also use the drop down menu to sort your results by bestselling resources, price, oldest, or newest as well as adjusting the number of results per page.

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    If you want to filter out the items that you already have, you can by adding &unlocked=no or &unlocked=yes to the end of your search URL. As long as you are signed in to your account, it will filter your search result by items you already own.

    Take some time to peruse the list of great individual titles that you can pick up at 50% off this holiday season. You will be surprised by what you find—and what you can’t live without!

    And from all of us at Logos Bible Software, have a very Merry Christmas.

    Meet the Christmas 2010 Starter Collection

    Today’s guest post is by Deni Avant, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

    Some fantastic Christmas sales are happening right now and the Christmas 2010 Starter Collection is just one of many great specials we’re offering!

    Of the five Christmas Collections, the Christmas 2010 Starter Collection is the smallest. Don’t worry though, you still get big savings! The Starter Collection includes 125 titles worth over $4,000. But at $2.40 per title, you’ll save 93%!

    There are a variety of resources in the Starter Collection—commentaries, theological works, and Biblical studies—from authors like A. W. Pink, Oswald Chambers, H. A. Ironside, and A. W. Tozer just to name a few.

    Check out a few great titles you’ll get in the Starter Collection:

    • Theology of the Old Testamentby Gustav Friedrich Oehler focuses on the supernatural character and gradual progress of revelation in the Old Testament.
    • When I Don’t Desire Godby John Piper discusses how to fight for joy as it is necessary to show God’s worthiness.
    • Philemon: The MacArthur New Testament Commentaryby John MacArthur focuses on the main doctrines of the text and how they relate to other Scriptures and what they mean to the reader.
    • The History of Christian Doctrinesby Louis Berkhof investigates the development and history of doctrines in an attempt to recover an appreciation for the doctrines in their present form.
    • The Dead Sea Scrolls in English by Geza Vermes is a completely expanded and revised edition of the English translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Religious Studies Review said The Dead Sea Scrolls in English is “by far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.”

    These are just 5 of 125 titles in the Starter Collection so be sure to check out the list of everything you’ll get in this set.

    Then make sure you check out the other collections too, the deals only get better as the collections get larger. With the entry level collection you get 125 great books at $2.40 a volume, as the collections get larger the price per volume drops considerably. With the Christmas 2010 Master Collection you get 2,010 new resources for $1.00 a book!

    The Time to Upgrade Is Now!

    Time is running out to take advantage of our upgrade discounts. Right now is the best time to add valuable new Logos 4 content for pennies on the dollar. Plus, you will find that the higher you upgrade from your existing base package, the deeper the discount. You can get up to 20% off your Logos 4 upgrade today.

    The upgrade discount is even more manageable when you use a Logos Payment Plan to stretch out your payments over a period of a couple months, or even up to a year.

    As you can see from our Base Package comparison chart, the number of resources you receive increases dramatically with every step up from one package to the next. The following graph shows the number of resources you get in Platinum is nearly triple the number available in the Scholar’s Library.

    When you upgrade your Logos 4 Base Package, you aren’t upgrading your software—you are simply getting tons of new books at an incredible value.

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    Upgrading from a current Scholar’s Library package to Scholar’s Library: Gold would typically cost you $750.00, but right now you can upgrade for only $637.50—that’s a savings of 15%! With a Payment Plan, that can be stretched out for up to 12 payments of $58.13. When you upgrade from Scholar’s to Gold you increase your number of resources from under 500 to 950. And consider this: you would receive 37 volumes of the New American Bible Commentary which—in itself—pays for the cost of the upgrade!

    One more step up—from Scholar’s to Platinum—increases your upgrade discount to 20% and nearly triples your resource count.

    You owe it to yourself to check out our upgrade discounter to see the prices that are available for you. Simply go to the upgrade discounter, sign in to your Logos.com account, and see your special discount and compare the different packages.

    Discounts Extended!

    From now through January 2, 2011 we are offering everyone the opportunity to take advantage of any or all of the “12 Days of Logos” specials.

    We’ve had some issues with Feedburner’s automated emailer and realize many of our customers didn’t receive the email announcements about each daily deal. We tried to fix the problem, but we’re still not sure why some didn’t get email notifications, and why some days no email was sent from Feedburner at all.

    To make sure everyone has an opportunity to take advantage of these great deals, we’ve added 13 more days for everyone to get the discounted rates on the titles that were featured during the 12 Days of Logos.

    We’re sorry for any challenges that may have occurred because of this and we hope you enjoy this great Christmas special!

    The coupon codes are extended through January 2 and will expire on January 3, 2011 so don’t miss out!

    Before you start ordering, please read these important notes:

    • You must manually enter your coupon codes into the coupon code section at the bottom of the checkout page
    • Our coupon code system will only support 3 coupon codes at a time, so if you want to buy more than 3 items, you’ll need to do so in multiple transactions
    • If using more than one coupon code, they must be comma separated
      (Example: 12Days201003,12Days201007,12Days201012)
    • After entering your coupon codes, be sure to click “Update Cart” and confirm that all your discounts have been applied

    To see a list of all 12 deals and their discount prices, visit www.12daysoflogos.com.

    Logos iPhone Bible App Version 1.5 Released

    Version 1.pngIt has been a little over a year since we launched the Logos Bible Software iPhone app, and we are still finding ways to make a great app an even better Bible study tool!

    The latest update to the app is available for you to download today. The update, version 1.5, includes some great enhancements like:

    • Footnotes available offline
    • Automatic book update notification
    • Increased performance when resources are downloaded
    • Most links between books now available offline if the specific books are downloaded
    • Full table of contents for books with many entries
    • Reading plan end markers link to the next reading
    • Text comparison now uses the book you came from as the base for comparison
    • Support for Chinese text display

    Continue Reading…

    The Gift of Value This Christmas

    We have a lot going on this Christmas, hopefully you haven’t missed out on the excitement surrounding this year’s Christmas collections, particularly the Christmas 2010 Master Collection: 2,010 titles worth more than $61,000.00 in print, at the ridiculously low price of $2,010! If you do the math, that’s almost 97% off.

    Stop and reflect on that.

    We’re taking 97% off the price, and you’re paying only 3%. Seems backwards, doesn’t it? We thought long and hard about discounting a collection this deeply, but we wanted to do something extra special this Christmas.

    When talking about savings like this, it’s easy to get lost in the huge numbers. So allow me to help you put it in perspective.

    $100 vs. $3

    Imagine going into an electronics store to buy an item that costs $100. You missed the big sign out front, so you put a crisp $100 bill on the counter, expecting to be on your way. But the cashier stops you and begins to hand you $97 in change—$20, $40, $60, $80, $90, $95, $97.

    Where would you keep 2,010 books?

    Imagine trying to find space in your home for 2,010 new books. If each book was an inch thick (a very low estimation), you are going to have over sixteen stacks of books that are over ten feet tall! Hopefully you would be able to secure twenty new bookshelves quickly.

    Compared to print in terms of dollars

    Let me try to help you visualize how much someone would save when buying digital titles from Logos rather than the same titles in print.

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    Obviously our Christmas sale represents a huge savings and an amazing opportunity! If you’re hesitant to take advantage of it, though, we have four other collections and a build-your-own option, too. Check them out and find the Christmas collection that will pay for itself over and over again in the years to come.