Nearly 100 John MacArthur Books!

We put together a new page at Logos.com recently that features all of the books of John MacArthur that we sell—nearly 100 total! In addition to his commentaries and Bible study guides on almost every book in the NT, you’ll find books covering spiritual gifts, heaven, family, parenting, counseling, Bible study, preaching, leadership, and a host of other topics.

John MacArthur, the pastor–teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California for more than 40 years and a regular conference speaker, has had a profound impact on conservative evangelical churches and Christians all over the country (and world) through his extensive preaching and writing ministries.

There’s no better way to read and study John MacArthur’s writings than in the Libronix Digital Library System. Finding out what MacArthur says on just about any topic or passage is a cinch with Libronix’s powerful searching capabilities.

While you could pick out all of the titles that interest you one by one, the most economical way to add MacArthur’s works to your digital library is by picking up the MacArthur LifeWorks and Commentaries Bundle, which includes more than 70 books and study guides for under $5 per volume.

Go have a look at the new page at www.logos.com/macarthur.

Look up Cross References with a Commentary

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.

Did you know that you can have a Bible and commentary look up your Bible cross references? Choose Tools | Options | KeyLink. Select Bible as the Data Type. Click KeyLinking. Set Number of Windows to Open on a KeyLink to 2. Select your favorite Bible and click Promote. Do the same for your favorite commentary. Click Close. Now when you click a blue Bible cross reference in an e-book both your Bible and commentary will jump to that location!

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

BibleTech:2009 Sneak Peek

Today’s guest blogger is J. D. Elgin, a member of the Marketing Department and the coordinator for this year’s BibleTech conference.

BibleTech:2009 is shaping up to be an incredible event for anyone passionate about the latest developments in Bible and technology! But don’t take our word for it; check out what some of the speakers are saying. As they are busy preparing their presentations, several have leaked details through their personal blogs. We decided to give you a BibleTech:2009 sneak peek by posting links to some of these blog posts.

Remember, BibleTech:2009 is March 27–28 in Seattle. If you’re making your plans to join us, be sure to register soon.

Recently, speaker Gabe Taviano interviewed me about BibleTech:2009. The podcast interview is available from iTunes or on the GodsMac.com website. The interview is about fifteen minutes long and begins at 26:00 into the podcast. Thanks to Gabe for helping us get the word out! You can also read about Gabe’s presentation on GabeTaviano.com, where he shares his passion for digital ministry and the effective use of technology for the Kingdom.

Wes Allen is a pastor on the East Coast. His presentation is entitled “Sermon Painting: Using Digital Projection to Illustrate a Sermon.” Wes has prepared a nice video promo to entice you. If you have any interest in preparing an effective presentation, you won’t want to miss Wes’ discussion!

Ellen Frankel of Jewish Publication Society (JPS) will present the latest digital initiative from JPS. Her presentation, “How the Ancient Rabbis Invented Web 2.0 Before Its Time,” explores how an online platform can produce a unique social experience for reading the Hebrew Bible. The official announcement is available at the Yavnet blog.

Mike Aubrey will demonstrate the functionality of SIL’s FLeX language program. Mike will illustrate the power of software for Greek studies and translation work. You can follow his preparations on his blog, ΕΝ ΕΦΕΣΩ.

Rick Brannan’s study, Stylometry and the Septuagint: Applying Anthony Kenny’s Stylometric Study to the LXX, applies a method of statistical analysis previously used on the Greek New Testament to the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Old Testament). Your can track Rick’s progress on his personal blog, where you’ll find his early musings and some recent findings.

For more on the these and other BibleTech:2009 speakers, check out the BibleTech:2009 website and view the complete conference schedule.

Are you unable to attend BibleTech:2009? We are putting together a list of speakers who will be blogging during the event. Stay tuned to the Logos blog for the official BibleTech:2009 blogger list. You can also keep up with BibleTech by joining our BibleTech Facebook group or by following the conference on Twitter (#BibleTech09).

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!

All Logos Gear Only $1!

Logos Water Bottle—Blue Polycarbonate/Stainless SteelOur Logos—Facebook Photo Contest—especially the picture of Ryan all decked out—got people asking about Logos gear and how they can get some for themselves. You may never have seen it before, but we actually have a product category on Logos.com called Logos Merchandise that will show you all of the items that we currently have available.

Right now we have five items in stock:

And for a little bit longer, each item is on sale for only $1! But you need to act fast. We mentioned this special in our last Newswire, so our stock is going quickly.

To give everyone else a chance to get in on this special deal, please limit your orders to a quantity of one per item. You may order all five items, but just not more than one of each.

The discount is good through this Sunday, March 8, when you use coupon code LOGOSGEAR.

By the way, this is a good opportunity to remind you to make sure you’re subscribed to the Newswire email list. We regularly mention cool deals there, and many don’t make it to the blog. So be sure to sign up.

Library Journal Gives Bible Study Magazine Good Marks

Steve Black, a librarian at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and the primary reviewer for Library Journal, evaluates Bible Study Magazine and has some nice things to say about it. He even gave it a red star, which Library Journal uses to mark an outstanding title that is especially noteworthy.

Here’s his conclusion:

Bible Study Magazine is a serious, clearly written popular magazine . . . . Highly recommended for religious studies collections in academic and public libraries.

Read the rest at LibraryJournal.com.

Does your library carry Bible Study Magazine? If not, the best way to get your local library to carry it is simply to let a librarian know that you’d like to have them subscribe.

Logos–Facebook Photo Contest Winners

A week and a half ago we announced the Logos–Facebook Photo Contest and invited you to take pictures of yourself with Logos Bible Software and upload them to Facebook. The response to the contest was super. Nearly 900 new people connected with us on Facebook, and close to 400 photos were uploaded and tagged.

The deadline for entering was Sunday, March 1, but we allowed all photos submitted by the time we picked the winners yesterday afternoon. With so many creative and cool entries, it was very difficult to pick the winner for each category, but here’s what the judges came up with.

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Search for Just the Root Word

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.

When you execute a search on a word like bless you’ll also receive hits on the various forms of the word like blessed, blessing and blessings. This feature is called stemming. If you just want to locate a word without the forms you must type nostem and then your word in parenthesis. For example, to find just the word bless, type this in the search box: nostem(bless).

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

Göttingen Septuagint on Pre-Pub

Göttingen Septuagint (64 Vols.)If you’re into studying the Septuagint—and we think you should be—you’re going to love what just hit the Pre-Pub page!

The Göttingen Septuagint (a.k.a. Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum. Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis Editum) is the most important edition of the Greek translation of the Old Testament ever published. At present it spans 24 print volumes and nearly 7,000 pages, setting the bar high for text-critical studies.

For optimal use in Logos Bible Software, these 24 print volumes will be split into 65 digital resources. This means you’ll be able to view the Greek text right alongside of the apparatus, and in several cases multiple Greek translations with multiple apparatuses. By linking them all together, they will stay in sync as you scroll or jump from passage to passage.

This is without question one of the best deals that we’ve ever had on Pre-Pub. The print set could easily run you $3,000. But for a limited time, we’re making it available on Pre-Pub for only $299.95. For more than 90% off the print cost, you can add this definitive critical edition of the Septuagint to your Libronix digital library. So if you are serious about studying the LXX—or its use in the NT by Jesus and the Apostles—do be sure to check it out.

Check Out the New NT Gateway

The NT Gateway is one of the oldest and best known biblical sites on the internet. Mark Goodacre, Associate Professor in New Testament at the Department of Religion at Duke University, started the site back in 1997 (hosted then as part of his homepage) as a place to collect useful links to resources and sites dedicated to New Testament studies.

In 2000 it moved to NTGateway.com and continued to grow. As time went on, the site, which was built as a collection of .htm files and folders, became difficult to manage and keep up to date. For some time Mark has been giving thought to the future of NT Gateway and recently decided to partner with us to improve the site and take it to the next level.

We’ve moved all of the content over to WordPress, slightly reworked the organization, added site navigation in the sidebar, and given it a fresh new look. Mark will continue on as the editor and will continue to update the site.

Mark has moved the old NT Gateway blog to a new location and will continue to blog there. He has a new RSS feed, so you’ll need to subscribe to it to get all of the new content syndicated. The NT Gateway blog is restarting from scratch. It, too, has an RSS feed that you can subscribe to.

So go check out the new site, and let us know what you think.

You and Logos around the Globe

Our Logos–Facebook Photo Contest is off to a great start. We’ve made hundreds of new connections with Logos users around the world, and we’ve seen some really cool photos. If you haven’t yet entered any pictures of you and Logos, you still have a few more days left. But remember, the deadline for entering your photos is this coming Sunday, March 1, so don’t miss out. And don’t forget to tag both yourself and “Logos Bible Software” so we get notified and include you in the contest. See the previous post for all of the details.

If you’re looking for ideas of what to do, how about taking the “extreme ironing” approach. (Extreme ironing involves taking pictures of yourself ironing in some of the craziest conceivable locations, like on the top of a mountain, on the beach, under water, while skiing or jumping off a cliff, etc.)

Just grab your laptop, water bottle, coffee mug, or Logos t-shirt and head to a cool location, like . . .

The Center of South America

The Grand Canyon

The Mall of America

The Hockey Hall of Fame

Disney World

Cabela’s

Your Favorite Hunting Spot

If you live in a unique, beautiful, or famous area, you have the perfect opportunity to enter to win $100 worth of Logos books. Are you a missionary in a picturesque or notable location? Why not give your fellow Logos users a glimpse into your part of the world?

We’re looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!