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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

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    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.

    Build Your Own Collection for Christmas

    We are so excited about the Logos Christmas Sale! We are offering some insane deals. The values begin with a collection of 125 books at $2.40 a title and culminate in the Christmas 2010 Master Collection, featuring 2,010 titles, worth more than $61,000.00 in print, at $1 a title! It is the largest collection we have ever offered, and at nearly 97% off of retail. These collections need to be seen to be appreciated.

    But the values don’t end there!

    We have made every title in the Christmas Master Collection available individually* at 50% off! This means that you can get a great deal on a couple of new resources or create your own special collection, tailor made—just for you. Choose as many as you want; there is no limit.

    Don’t forget, any purchase over $29.90 qualifies for the Logos Payment Plan. So put together that dream collection and take advantage of the interest free Payment Plan to spread those payments out.

    Pick up great deals like:

    If you are on a modest budget or just want to be more selective, make sure to check out the individual* titles we have on sale. There are no coupon codes required—simply add them to your cart and check out.

    *Not every single title is available on its own. For the titles in the Christmas 2010 Master Collection that are not available individually, we have discounted the the collections they normally appear in by 50%!

    2010 Christmas Sale Starts Now!

    12 Days of Logos, back by popular demand, has been underway for several days now. But that’s not all we have planned for Christmas this year.

    More Christmas Sales!

    Most of you are likely to find at least one great deal in 12 Days of Logos, but some of you may already own all the products being featured—or perhaps you’re just not interested in what we’ve chosen. So we came up with some more amazing Christmas sales just for you.

    2,010 Titles for $2,010!

    We’ve assembled a massive collection of 2,010 titles worth more than $61,000.00 in print, and we’re offering it at the insanely low price of only $2,010! At nearly 97% off retail and $1 per volume, this is the best deal we’ve ever offered—and it’s the biggest collection we’ve ever assembled. See the list of everything you’ll get. Warning: it may take you a while to get through it!

    $2,010 vs. $172.50 for 12 Months

    While $2,010 isn’t pocket change, as soon as this collection starts shipping (which could be as early as this Friday), you’ll be able to put it on a payment plan and spread the cost out over 12 months. If you want to use a payment plan, wait to place your order until it starts shipping. Don’t worry. The price will stay the same when it comes off Pre-Pub. This collection is probably one of the best ways you could spend your 2011 book budget.

    Collections for Everyone

    We realize that not everyone will be able to spend $2,010 on a collection—even with a payment plan. So we’re also offering four smaller collections:

    These four collections don’t overlap with each other, so you could buy multiple collections without getting any duplicates. Even though the master collection is the best deal, all of these collections offer an amazing amount of content for the price.

    50% Off Your Favorites

    Have a more modest budget, or just want to be more selective? Don’t worry. We haven’t forgotten about you. All 2,010 titles included in the big collections are on sale—most individually and some in smaller collections. We’ve discounted them all by at least 50%, and there’s no limit on how many you can buy. Buy 1, 10, 100, or even 1,000, and take 50% off your entire order! No coupon codes necessary. Just add them to your cart and check out.

    2,010 “New” Titles

    Where did these 2,010 titles come from? Are they all new?

    Technically, most of them aren’t brand new. But many if not most of them will be new to you.

    Uncovering Buried Treasures

    One of the new features on Logos.com is faceted browsing (the sidebar with all the categories that lets you stack various topics and facets on top of each other). It gives you incredible precision to find exactly what you’re looking for. Browse and filter by topic, resource type, author, publisher, Bible book, status, platform, and many more. As a result of this amazing new feature, many of you are discovering hundreds of titles that had previously been virtually invisible. In fact, most of them you probably didn’t even know we sold. Now that we have faceted browsing, we think you’ll be surprised at how many “new” titles you discover. The great news is that more than 2,000 of these gems are on sale for 50% off. See what buried treasures you can discover.

    Breaking Up Collections

    Most titles that go through our Pre-Pub program are in collections. That’s great for many people, but others are quite a bit more selective in what they buy. If that’s you, we’ve got good news. We’ve been splitting up most of our collections so you can purchase just the volumes you want. And we’ve included more than a thousand of these in this year’s Christmas special. Go find the ones you’ve been waiting for, and save 50% on your entire order.

    20% Off Base Packages and Up to 20% Off Upgrades

    And last but not least, we’re extending our special base packages and upgrades sale a little longer. If you don’t have a base package or are looking to upgrade to Platinum or Portfolio, now’s the last chance you’ll have for a while to get this good of a deal.

    Good through the End of the Year

    All of these specials are on right now and run through midnight on January 2. We intentionally chose to extend the specials into 2011 for those of you who need to tap into your 2011 budget.

    Visit our Christmas Sale page for more information, and be sure to click the Like and Tweet buttons to let all your friends and colleagues know about the special Christmas sales.

    FAQs

    Several questions have come up, so I thought I’d address them here. Feel free to ask any other questions you have in the comments.

    1. Is there a way I can see what I already own?
      Yes. All 2,010 titles in the master collection are also available for sale in our new Christmas Specials list. You can either filter out the titles you already own to see what’s left, or filter out the titles you don’t own to see what you have. This should help you evaluate how much of the content (if any) you already own and find the collection(s) that are best for you.
    2. I already own some of the content in these collections. Can I get an additional discount?
      We’ve priced the collections knowing that many of you will own some of the content included in these collections. Even if you own half of the 2,010-volume collection, it’s still an amazing deal. If you’re not convinced, you’re welcome to build your own collection and take 50% off your entire order!
    3. My 2010 book budget is spent? Can I put this on my 2011 budget?
      Yes. We intentionally extended the sale through midnight January 2 to allow you to take advantage of your 2011 book funds.
    4. Can I buy one or more of the collections using a payment plan?
      Absolutely. You can take up to 12 months to pay for your purchase. If you’re going to use a payment plan, you’ll need to wait until they come off Pre-Pub.
    5. The collections are currently on Pre-Pub. Why? And when will they ship?
      We’re putting the finishing touches on them, and we didn’t want to make you wait any longer to see what we’ve been working on for you. The collections are almost ready to go and could ship as soon as this Friday.
    6. When the collections ship, will the price go up?
      No. The price will not change after they ship and will stay the same through January 2, 2011.
    7. How long will all the sales last?
      The prices are good through midnight on January 2, 2011.
    8. How do I save 50% off the individual titles and build my own collection?
      We’ve gone ahead and changed all the sale prices for all the titles, so you can simply add them to your cart and check out. You don’t need to use a coupon code.
    9. Do you have a comparison chart of what’s in each collection?
      We’re looking into making an excel spreadsheet available that you can download and peruse. Check back later.

    Logos 4: Work Offline

    mp|seminars TipsToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

    Occasionally I’m asked, especially from people living in rural area without hi-speed internet access, Do I have to be online to use Logos Bible Software 4?

    To clear up any confusion, the answer is no. All of your resources and files are housed on your local hard drive. You can work offline as much as you want. Here’s all you have to do:

    • Choose Tools | Program Settings
    • Set Use Internet to No

    You’re now preventing Logos from accessing the internet. Of course, go back and set Use Internet to Yes in order for Logos to synchronize (backup) all of your files (notes, documents, and preferences) with the Logos server.

    The Colin E. Gunton Theology Collection

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    Today’s guest post is by Kyle Anderson, from the Logos Bible Software electronic text development team.

    I had a dream last night. I was seated at a large round table. In front of me was a banquet of fine foods. The greatest Christian thinkers were seated around me. I listened with equal parts admiration and curiosity as they spoke about who God is. They debated the trinity, what it means for Jesus to save, the Church, politics, and so much more. I suspected that some of what was shared was not quite right, but I also suspected that they were on to something more wonderful than I could ever concoct—even in my wildest dreams. As I reflected on these saint’s ruminations, I experienced the most curious of expressions: worship. Not hero worship for the of giants of theology, but worship of God. While I listened to them talk, I grew in my awareness of God’s unfathomable value.

    Reading the work of some writers is just like this dream. It’s sitting at a great table, listening and learning. The best theologians can make you want to both throw the book (or monitor, or hand held device) across the room and fall on your knees in prayer and worship.

    One of these theologians who might not be as well known is the late Colin Gunton. Before his death in 2003, Gunton was the Professor of Christian Doctrine at King’s College in London and co-founded the International Journal of Systematic Theology. A noted commentator on Karl Barth and Charles Harthshorne, and good-natured critic of Augustinianism, Gunton’s occasional writings are vast in scope, touching on nearly all aspects of traditional systematic theology or dogmatics: the doctrines of revelation, theological methodology, the Trinity, the Church, anthropology, and of course Christology.

    Perhaps the best place to dig into the work of this great thinker is the Colin E. Gunton Theology Collection (6 vols.). These 6 volumes provide a fine contour of his life and work, touching on Trinitarian theology, the place of theology in preaching, and the life of faith. Also noteworthy in this collection are two edited works. In the first, Theology Through the Theologians, Gunton critically interacts with a wide swath of fellow members of the great theological table including Anselm, John Zizioulas, Reinhold Niebuhr, and John Henry Newman. In the second, The Theology of Reconciliation, he collects a number of essays on the broad topic of reconciliation between humans and God, between woman and man, and within the Church.

    I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention his The Actuality of Atonement. Perhaps his best known work, it begins by looking at the history of rationalism through the lens of Kant, Hegel, and Shleiermacher. Gunton then moves through biblical metaphor and theological language before ending with atonement, the Triune God, and the community of reconciliation.