Help a Struggling Seminary Student with One Click

seminary.pngAs a former seminarian, I can say with great confidence that I always appreciated the person who told me about opportunities to get money to help pay for my education. If you know a seminarian, today is your day to be that person! Today is Help-a-Seminarian Day.
In just 13 days, Logos will award its first Seminary Scholarship, which includes $1,000.00 towards tuition and a copy of Scholar’s Library.
Help the seminarians around you by letting them know about this scholarship opportunity. Applying is easy and only takes less than 15 minutes.

How can you help a seminarian? Spread the word!

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Not sure what to write? Try this:

Need Money for Seminary?

Searching for a seminary scholarship is tough. Everywhere you turn there are requirements. Degree track, financial need, denominations, demographics —what seminarian has time for all that!?!

Now there is a scholarship that is open to everyone and doesn’t take a week’s worth of late nights to apply for. At www.SeminaryScholarship.com all you have to do is watch a demonstration of Logos Bible Software and fill out a brief application. Once your application is submitted you will be entered to win a $1,000.00 scholarship AND a digital theological library that, in print, would cost over $6,100.00!
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Great Bible Giveaway—October

giveawaythumb.jpgToday marks the halfway point for our Great Bible Giveaway. To date we’ve seen more than 40,000 visitors to the giveaway site, received more than 7,000 official entries, and given away 36 ultra-premium Bibles worth nearly $6,000.00. All that, and we’ve still got three more months to go! If you haven’t won yet, stick with it. October could be your month!

This October, Bible.Logos.com is giving away another 12 exquisitely crafted premium Bibles. Visit the Great Bible Giveaway for details on how to enter, as well as the full contest rules and prize list.

This month we will be giving away:

  1. ESV Study Bible, Black Calfskin (Retail $239.99) from Crossway
  2. KJV Concord Wide Margin Reference, Black Goatskin (Retail $229.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  3. NASB In Touch Ministries Wide Margin Edition, Burgundy Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  4. NASB Large Print Ultrathin Reference, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  5. NASB Side Column Reference Wide Margin Special Limited Edition, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  6. NASB Wide Margin Reference, Black Goatskin (Retail $229.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  7. NIV Thinline, Ebony Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $49.99) from Zondervan
  8. NIV Study Bible, Black Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $124.99) from Zondervan
  9. NKJV UltraSlim Bible Signature Series, Tan Calfskin (Retail $129.99) from Thomas Nelson
  10. NLTSB Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail Unavailable) from Tyndale
  11. NLTSB Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail Unavailable) from Tyndale
  12. TNIV, Black Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $99.99) from Zondervan

To read how the Great Bible Giveaway got started, check out our original Bible Giveaway post.

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The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis: Segmentation

For the final installation in the series, "The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis," Dr. Steve Runge serves up some spicy discourse for you! Here, he highlights the flavors of Segmentation, another concept covered in Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis.

If you still have not done so, be sure to serve up your own discourse by placing your Pre-Pub order for the Discourse Grammar.

Today’s video: Segmentation

What’s being said about Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament:

“. . . . Though Runge’s Discourse Grammar does not seek to replace traditional approaches to understanding and explicating the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek, it provides a whole new range of conceptual and analytical tools that complement and supplement the more traditional approaches. . . . ”
—Dr. J. Ted Blakley, New Testament Studies, University of St. Andrews

The Discourse Grammar is at the end of production and is getting ready to ship soon, so make sure you place your order before the price goes up!

Previous blog posts in this series:

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Six Years Later, Thayer’s Lexicon Is Back on Pre-Pub

Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament

Where were you in 2003?

2003 was a big year. Dan Brown’s bestselling Da Vinci Code was published. Tampa Bay beat Oakland in the Super Bowl and Florida beat New York to win the World Series. Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California. The Concorde flew its last commercial flight. Johnny Cash died. It was also—and I’m not kidding—the International Year of Freshwater.

In the world of Greek lexicography, however, 2003 was a rough year. That’s when we cancelled Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament from Pre-Pub. It was an ambitious and expensive project—thousands of entries, links to cross-references, massive appendices, and more.

The last time we put this on Pre-Pub, the response was amazing—Logos users placed Pre-Pub orders in record numbers. Unfortunately, even though this project generated a lot of interest back in 2003, it wasn’t enough. This was a big, technical work that required a lot of tagging, linking, and data entry. We didn’t get enough orders, so we had to cancel the Pre-Pub and shelve the project.

Six years later, the time has come to try again. If you haven’t seen it already, Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament is back on the Pre-Pub page.

Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament contains over 5,000 entries, detailed notes on the meaning of words in the Greek text, references to hundreds of grammatical works, and detailed etymological information. In addition to the Greek texts of the New Testament, it also draws from 340 extra-biblical authors from the ancient world.

If you have any interest at all in seeing this important lexicon go into production, place your order now. This is a new project, which means that if you placed an order six years ago, it was cancelled along with the Pre-Pub. Place a new order now to see this project move forward.

Head on over to the product page to learn more about the history of Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and it’s usefulness for studying the Greek New Testament.

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Finding all Articles about a Topic in one Book

Tips & Tricks blog SetToday’s guest 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.

Sometimes it’s possible to locate additional articles about a specific subject without having to execute a search.

For example, open the Logos Deluxe Map Set. Type Corinth in the Current Reference box and press Enter. A map about Corinth opens. Now press the Reference Locations arrow to the right of the box. A list of all the maps containing Corinth appears! Click one and you’re there.

Look for the Reference Locations arrow in other books especially topically indexed books like dictionaries. This can be a real time saver.

For more tips like this, be sure to visit Morris Proctor’s Tips & Tricks blog or subscribe to the RSS feed.

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Logos Payment Plan

payment_plan_annot.pngMental note: Just because I know something does not mean everyone knows it.
I was reminded of the above truth the other day when on Twitter someone mentioned that they had wanted to buy Logos Scholar’s Library for awhile, but their budget never had room for the expense. I replied to the person saying, “Not sure if this helps, but we do have payment plans http://www.logos.com/paymentplan.” The person responded a couple minutes later, very excited, thanking me and letting me know that this was just what they needed in order to be able to fit Logos into their budget.
The part of the story that surprised me was that the person had been thinking about buying Logos for a while now, but never knew we had the payment plan option. I followed up that Twitter conversation with a tweet to all our followers letting them know about our payment plan. I received numerous messages following that tweet with people thanking me and saying that they never knew this program existed.
Today I ran a quick search on our blog for “payment plan” and didn’t come up with any hits. So, I decided I’d lay aside my assumption that you all know we have a payment plan available and say, “Hey, if you didn’t already know, we offer payment plans for orders over $29.90.”
To take advantage of the payment plan, simply select the payment plan option during the final step of checkout, enter your phone number, and select the number of payments you’d like to make. It is that simple.
You can get full program details here.

Great Bible Giveaway – August Winners

Twelve more people have now received a top-of-the-line premium leather Bible from the Great Bible Giveaway.

Will you be next? You still have 6 more days to enter for your chance to be one of our September winners! Visit the Great Bible Giveaway for full details and to enter today.

Congratulations to our August winners:

  • J. GenotaESV Study Bible, Black Calfskin (Retail $239.99) from Crossway
  • Q. MarlowESV Wide Margin Reference, Black Goatskin ($229.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  • S. Padilla - KJV Cambridge Premier Concord Reference, Black Goatskin (Retail $199.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  • D. WellcomeNASB In Touch Ministries Wide Margin Edition, Burgundy Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  • D. MunteanNASB Large Print Ultrathin Reference, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  • J. Mayden - NASB Side Column Reference Wide Margin Special Limited Edition, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  • T. JoyNIV Archaeological Study Bible, Venetian Brown Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $109.99) From Zondervan
  • M. JaggersNIV Thinline, Ebony Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $49.99) from Zondervan
  • B. Holt - NKJV UltraSlim Bible Signature Series, Tan Calfskin (Retail $129.99) from Thomas Nelson
  • A. Hobbs - NLT Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail $135.00) from Tyndale
  • A. DoylesNLT Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail $135.00) from Tyndale
  • N. CreitzTNIV, Black Renaissance Fine Leather ($99.99) from Zondervan
  • Want to see how this all started? View our original Great Bible Giveaway blog post.

    The Lighter Side of Discourse Analysis: Thematic Addition

    Who knew you had to be an accountant in order to do Greek discourse analysis? Well, this week, Dr. Steve Runge takes you into the Accounting department here a Logos to illustrate Thematic Addition, another concept covered in Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis.

    After you grab your calculator, be sure to place your Pre-Pub order for the Discourse Grammar.

    Today’s video: Thematic Addition

    What’s being said about Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament:

    “. . . . This work offers a fresh and illuminating approach to the Greek New Testament and will make a superb addition to the more traditional Greek grammars.”
    —Jody Barnard, Bangor University, UK

    “. . . . If you what to understand Discourse Analysis and how it works then—read this first!”
    —Alan Macgregor, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

    The Discourse Grammar is at the end of production and is getting ready to ship soon, so make sure you place your order before the price goes up!

    And stay tuned for the last video of the series: Segmentation

    Previous blog posts in this series:

    Zondervan Announces Partnership with Logos Bible Software

    Zondervan

    Zondervan announced today they are retiring the Pradis engine and moving their titles to Logos Bible Software.

    If you are new around here, this post may look like no big deal—just one more in a long line of publishers releasing titles in our format. However, if you are one of the countless Logos users that have been calling, emailing, praying for and begging us to release Zondervan titles for nearly twenty years—you may be rubbing your eyes in disbelief.

    Well, our patient friends, it is true.
    Hardly a day has passed that we haven’t heard from users pleading with us to get Zondervan titles into Logos Bible Software. After all the years of waiting we are so excited to be able to finally say “Yes” we are going to have Zondervan titles in Logos Bible Software!

    This is not a “run of the mill” deal.
    Zondervan has some of the hottest reference material out there—in print and electronic formats. Retiring Pradis doesn’t mean they are getting out of the software or e-book business, it means they are simply changing platforms. The announcement to retire Pradis comes in the same press release with the news that they will license Logos Bible Software as their new platform. In our typical book partnerships we license content from publishers to release it ourselves. In this partnership, rather than licensing their books to us, Zondervan is actually licensing technology from us.

    What does this mean to you?
    Don’t worry, the finished product is exactly what you would expect. There’s nothing different about the way the books are produced. They are still finished by our people right here in our building the same way all our other titles are produced. The difference is, they are Zondervan’s products, so they determine the configurations, collections and prices.

    Zondervan has just given us permission, as recently as last week, to allow us to combine all 87 of their volumes in one discounted collection. Their main focus is on individual titles, and we do not know how long we will be able to offer the collection at the current discount. If you have been waiting for the chance to get Zondervan’s titles for Logos Bible Software, we urge you to place your pre-order now for the complete collection.

    Here are just a few of the 87 volumes included in this collection of Zondervan’s most popular reference titles:

    The complete collection of all 87 volumes has a print retail value of $2,917.07 and for now, we are able to offer it on pre-order for $1,999.95—but we can’t guarantee that price for long. If you have any interest at all in having Zondervan content for Logos Bible Software, please place your pre-order today to ensure you get locked in at the best price available.

    Get it all for the best price while you can: Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle (87 Vols.).

    . . . or check out the full list of titles available individually.

    If you can relate to “rubbing your eyes in disbelief” and have been waiting for this announcement for a long time—add a comment below to tell us your story. How does this great news makes you feel?

    What’s in My Library: Bible (Chronological)

    Today’s guest 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. In this series, Morris answers the question, “What’s in my library?”

    So That's Why BibleBible (Chronological)

    Definition: The contents of the Bible are not recorded for us like a story from start to finish in chronological order. A chronological Bible rearranges the events in Scripture placing them in the order they actually occurred in time.

    Example: So That’s Why Bible

    Application: Imagine doing a study on the life of Jesus from the four gospel accounts. You have to read a little in Matthew then jump to John then back to Luke and so on to read then events as they actually occurred. A chronological Bible places theses events on the page as they actually occurred so you can read about the life of Jesus from start to finish.

    For more tips like this, be sure to visit Morris Proctor’s mpSeminars website and his Tips & Tricks blog.

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