The Logos Apps Just Got a Redesign!

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The whole suite of Logos mobile apps just got an awesome update. Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about version 4.0 of the Logos Bible app.

Redesigned for iOS 7 and Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Embracing the flat-UI design wave, we’ve eliminated gradients, shadows, and reflections, relying instead on a series of simple icons and beautiful typography. Our 4.0 apps fit right in on the latest version of your favorite operating system—either iOS 7 or Android 4.4 KitKat.

All-new homepage

The homepage now hosts three daily-use items:

  • A reference box for quick navigation to a specific passage
  • A list of daily readings you can edit in-app
  • Logos’ Verse of the Day image, to inspire and challenge you

When updates become available for any of your resources, you’ll also receive notifications here.

Slideout menu

In 4.0, we wanted to make it easy to get from anywhere to anywhere without compromising the uncluttered, text-focused reading experience we’ve always favored. So we introduced a slideout menu to simplify in-app navigation and bring the most-used features to the forefront.

Recent references

The most useful change in 4.0 is in the verse picker. Now, when you tap to select a reference, you can choose a verse one of three ways: from a canonical list, in your book’s table of contents, or in a list of verses you’ve recently read. The last option is particularly useful—you can pin references to remain at the top of the list so they remain ever accessible. While this isn’t truly new, it’s been relocated for accessibility; you might discover it for the first time in 4.0.

Exclusive to Android

In addition, Android users will enjoy three extra features:

  • Notes sharing—other apps can now send content to the Logos app. When you find a great illustration in your RSS reader or email, create a Logos note with just a few taps!
  • Android Beam—devices with near field communications (NFC) capability will now be able to beam references, books, and notes when placed back to back with other NFC-capable devices.
  • Store—browse Logos.com and buy new books right from your Android phone or tablet. It’s never been easier to find and acquire the Bible study tools you need!

Like it? Tell the world!

Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.”

As we launch 4.0, we need your help building a great reputation in the app stores. If you love 4.0 as much as we think you will, take a minute and review it. You’ll be helping more people discover and fall in love with Logos-powered Bible study.

Logos’ app wasn’t the only one to get a redesign. Check out the latest Faithlife Study Bible and Vyrso apps, too.

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If you don’t have our free Bible app, download it today to get the newest version!

Get up to $200 Off the BECNT

BECNTWith today’s 12 Days of Logos deal, you can take up to $200 off one of our most popular resources! Deepen your library with the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, one of the very best collections for NT exegetical study. Just use coupon code 12DAYS2013 at checkout to save.

3 reasons you need the BECNT

  1. To balance scholarly questioning and biblical truth. By investigating a variety of viewpoints while maintaining a firm grasp on concrete meaning, the BECNT gives you an authoritative overview of each study passage.
  2. To learn from diverse theological perspectives. With contributions from Thomas A. Schreiner, Grant A. Osborne, Frank Thielman, and others, the BECNT fleshes out differing viewpoints to wrestle with in your own studies.
  3. To gain access to an awesome setup of NT Greek texts. Each volume shows you the original Greek words, directly followed by the corresponding transliterated and translated phrases. The BECNT opens up the New Testament, allowing you to understand language and context and, therefore, develop a deeper, more accurate study routine.

Don’t miss out—use coupon code 12DAYS2013 to get the BECNT for up to $200 off. Then stay tuned for more 12 Days of Logos deals!

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Time’s running out! Take advantage of Christmas discounts on new base packagesspecial bundles, and some of our most requested products!

Then enter to win a one-of-a-kind MacBook Pro and Logos 5.

Search for Faith-Filled Images with Logos 5

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Good news! Preparing an amazing sermon presentation or blog post with Logos 5 just got a little easier—and a lot more beautiful.

Lightstock: inspiring images for your sermons, websites, and more

Lightstock is the go-to source for attractive stock photography that evokes emotion with carefully curated, Christ-focused images. And now Lightstock integrates with Logos 5! Find attractive, faith-filled images in Topic Guide and Sermon Starter searches, pick the perfect ones for the passage or topic you’re studying, and then just click them—you’ll be taken straight to Lightstock.

Whether it’s your bulletin, sermon slides, website assets, worship backgrounds, or video bumpers, you’ll find Lightstock’s pictures ideal for all your ministry needs.

Great quality, great pricing

When you compare Lightstock’s costs to those of other stock-image sites, you’ll find that they’re not only low—they’re simple. $1 equals one credit. Images come in four sizes: x-small (approx. 500 px) for 5 credits, small (approx. 1,200 px) for 10 credits, medium (approx. 2,800 px) for 15 credits, and max (approx. 3,600 px) for 20 credits. Lightstock’s photos are both gorgeous and reasonably priced.

What’s really cool is that, unlike with a lot of other stock-photography sites, you won’t be able to find 99% of Lightstock’s photos anywhere else—no more tired, overused images in your media and services.

Check out Lightstock.com today, and start adding faith-filled images to your presentations, websites, and more—straight from Logos.

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Time’s running out! Take advantage of Christmas discounts on new base packagesspecial bundles, and some of our most requested products!

Then enter to win a one-of-a-kind MacBook Pro and Logos 5.

How to Get the Best Deal on Books You Love

XL_Master_BundleTopic-specific bundles are one of the very best ways to build your library—these carefully curated collections let you add hand-picked books on the subjects you love.

Because they’re so focused, they’re already really good deals: you can take full advantage of Logos’ bundling discounts (which make the whole more affordable than the sum of its parts), without adding books you don’t want.

But, for just a little while, you can save even more—way more.

Here’s how:

1. Take 50% off bundles

Most of the year, saving 50% on bundles is an exclusive perk reserved for base package owners—you normally can’t get that special discount unless you’re buying a base package. But this Christmas, you can take 50% off bundles without the big-ticket purchase!

If you really care about a topic—Paul’s letters, let’s say—you know you’re going to end up accumulating years’ worth of books on Pauline studies. Why not proactively get them right now, start studying your new library today, and save 50% over the long run?

2. Take advantage of Dynamic Pricing

Of course, if you’re deeply interested in a topic, you probably already own lots of books in the field. Good—that’s where bundles really shine. Dynamic Pricing means you won’t pay twice for books you already own; instead, you’ll get a custom discount based on your current library. It’s especially valuable if you already own bundles from last year. Let’s say you own the Master Bundle: when you upgrade to this year’s expanded version, which gives you tons of new content, you’ll save a remarkable 62%! Bundles were a smart investment then, and upgrading to version 2 is a smart investment now.

3. Get lots of books

You already know that bundling books is a much better deal than buying them one by one. Bundling bundles is a much better deal, too. The Master Bundle, ver. 2 rounds out your library with a vast selection of premium content: 1,588 volumes in the XL version. If you chose that XL library, you’d get 69% off what you’d pay for the individual resources at their regular prices. And that’s before both Dynamic Pricing and your extra 50% off!

If you pass on the Master Bundle, you’ll still benefit from bundling discounts. Most bundles come in sizes small through extra-large, so you’re in charge of both the content and the price point. Pick the largest size you can and you’ll get the best bundling deal:

The takeaway? Short of upgrading your base package, there’s simply no better way to build your library, especially if you’re interested in a few specific topics. And the more books you add, the more you save. But you can’t wait—these triple discounts won’t be around for long.

Don’t miss this special opportunity: take 50% off bundles on the subjects you love.

Then browse the rest of our Christmas deals!

Over 200 Sermons Added to the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive—Free!

timothy-keller-sermon-archive-1989-2011This week, we released another update to the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive, adding 205 new sermons to the collection. 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!

Free updates for Logos resources

When you purchase a Logos resource, you’ll always receive the latest updates for free. In this case, that means tons of new content; in other cases, we make updates behind the scenes that you might not notice, like adding links or better navigation. The result is that your Logos experience always gets faster and better.

22 years of preaching, integrated into your library

Timothy Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in 1989. The church grew from 50 people to over 5,000, becoming known as “one of Manhattan’s most vital congregations.” Keller’s sermons focus on the character, ministry, and work of Jesus Christ. The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive includes 1,233 sermons, covering Keller’s preaching from 1989 to 2011. In the Logos editions, these transcripts are incredibly useful—Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and lots of other resources.

So far, we’ve released the 1989–1993, 1994–1998, 1999–2004, and 2005–2009 increments, covering a wide variety of topics. This is a collection you don’t want to miss!

Get the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive now.

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Time’s running out! Take advantage of Christmas discounts on new base packages, special bundles, and some of our most requested products!

Then enter to win a one-of-a-kind MacBook Pro and Logos 5.

Free Book & 15 Christmas Deals under $100

Stocking Stuffers

Right now, you can get A. W. Tozer’s And He Dwelt among Us for free! Use coupon code 12DAYS2013 to get your copy right now. In addition, as part of our Christmas sale, we have 15 other products on sale for under $100. Just use coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS to get your discounts.

And He Dwelt Among Us BlogAnd He Dwelt among Us

Regularly $11.95—get it FREE with coupon code 12DAYS2013

How could deity—with no beginning and no end—cross the gulf separating what is God from what is not God? How could the infinite ever become the finite? How could that which has no limit deliberately impose limitations upon itself? You could study the mystery of the Incarnation for years. Whether you’re already knowledgeable about the Gospel of John or you’re just beginning your studies, this is a great place to start.

AMG Bible Essentials

Regularly $99.95—get it for $74.96 with coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS

The AMG Bible Essentials collection puts all the essentials for inductive Bible study at your fingertips, including original-language resources and insightful helps for those preparing for Sunday school, Bible studies, and small group lessons.

hope-for-the-heart-biblical-counseling-libraryHope for the Heart Biblical Counseling Library

Regularly $109.95—get it for $93.46 with coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS

For more than 20 years, June Hunt has worked to provide biblically based counseling, help, and encouragement to thousands of Christians through the ministry of Hope for the Heart. This massive 100-volume library gives you helpful books on some of today’s key topics—marriage, abortion, time management, death, parenting, overeating, spiritual warfare, and more.

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Regularly $53.95—get it for $40.46 with coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS

This is a thoroughly revised edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology—every article from the original edition has been revisited. The result is a completely new dictionary covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology, as well as theological ethics.

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These aren’t all the sale items under $100! Don’t miss out—check out all our Stocking Stuffers, and pick up your favorites today. 

Then see even more special deals in the 12 Days of Logos sale!

Now Available: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on Esther

Esther CoverThe story is a familiar one, made popular by Sunday school teachers, novels, and movies: her people threatened with extinction, Queen Esther must summon the courage to approach the Persian king Xerxes in order to save the Jews. But is the book of Esther only about being brave, or is there more to it?

Anthony Tomasino, director of the biblical studies program and associate professor of Bible, Old Testament, and Hebrew at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana, examines this well-known story in Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Esther. He studies the Hebrew text to bring out motifs of feasting, sovereignty, assertiveness, and reversal.

He also investigates the book’s connection with the celebration of Purim, the issue of assimilation into a foreign culture, the theme of the invincibility of the Jewish people, and the conspicuous absence of God’s name. He does all this while also stepping back to examine the big picture through the lens of biblical theology, helping readers apply the text to today by giving applications and devotional implications.

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Esther is the most recent volume in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series. If you have purchased the EEC, this volume will download to your account automatically.

The other currently available EEC volumes are 1, 2, & 3 John, Exodus, Ezra & Nehemiah, JamesColossians & Philemon, and Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs. Buy the whole set now and save!

Get 50% Off New and Improved Bundles

Get 50 Off Bundles

Logos bundles let you get the exact library you want, for much less than you’d pay for all the individual titles. And this year, they’re even better! We’ve added new, hand-picked resources specific to your favorite disciplines. From preaching to Pauline studies to counseling, we’ve got a bundle for everyone.

And the icing on the cake? Right now, you can get bundles for 50% offAnd depending on what you already own, you can save even more with Dynamic Pricing—for example, if you already own the XL Master Bundle, you can get a full 62% off the updated version.

Choose from 19 bundles

Get the resources you need to become an expert in your field. We’ve taken care of the busywork: sorting through thousands of titles and, for each topic, bundling together the must-have resources. And bundles come in small, medium, large, and extra-large, so you can pick your topic, price point, and size.

Here are a few favorites:

Master BundleMaster Bundle, ver. 2

Our most popular bundle, the Master Bundle includes key titles from a broad range of disciplines, making it ideal for any church leader, seminary student, or academic looking for a well-rounded library. The updated version includes over 400 new volumes on archaeology, church history, counseling, philosophy, original languages, and more.

Preaching Bundle, ver. 2

Improve your preaching skills, sermon writing, and ability to connect with your congregation. The updated XL Preaching Bundle includes 45 volumes’ worth of powerful advice, including resources like The 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching and The World’s Great Sermons (10 vols.). Discover new ways to grow your church, craft compelling sermons, and get your congregation motivated.

New Testament BundleNew Testament Studies Bundle, ver. 2

With 36 new volumes, the updated New Testament Studies Bundle gives you the very best in New Testament scholarship. This bundle covers everything from depictions of Christ in the media to gender roles in Luke and John to the poetry of the beatitudes, plus sociopolitical readings of the Gospels, the latest research in historical-Jesus studies, and more!

Marriage and Family Bundle, ver. 2

Grow closer to your spouse, improve your communication with your children, and learn to be a source of spiritual wisdom for your family. The Marriage and Family Bundle offers key biblical principles for parenting, an examination of misconceptions about marriage and sex, and tips for loving and leading your family. And if you already own the large bundle, upgrading will cost you less than $9 with Dynamic Pricing!

Explore all our bundles:

Don’t miss out—get 50% off new and improved bundles today!

Win Logos 5 Portfolio, a MacBook Pro, and 10 Vyrso Books!

Jacksonville Pastors Conference giveaway

 

Through January 22, we’re teaming up with the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference to give away Logos 5 Portfolio, a MacBook Pro, and 10 Vyrso books!1

Running January 23–26, the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference will feature some of today’s most influential pastors, authors, and speakers, including Albert Mohler, David Allen, Eric Mason, Tim Tebow. The goal of the conference is that “after attending . . . you will return home refreshed, renewed, energized, and eager to apply some new ideas and encouragement to your ministry.” The conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida.

Here are the Vyrso books you could win:

  1. Breakthrough Prayer
  2. Whosoever Will
  3. Women’s Ministry in the Local Church
  4. Building Your Leadership Resume: Developing a Legacy That Will Outlast You
  5. Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
  6. The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective
  7. The Miracle You’ve Been Searching For
  8. A Woman Seeking God
  9. Exploring the Evidence for Creation: Reasons to Believe the Biblical Account
  10. Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey

Read all these books using the free Vyrso app for iOS and Android, include them in your Bible study while using Logos 5 on your new MacBook Pro, or read online at Biblia.com.

Don’t miss out! This giveaway ends January 22—enter today:

  1. Entry closes January 22. We’ll select and notify the winner January 23. If you win and you already own Logos 5 and/or any of the above-mentioned books, you’ll receive Logos.com credit in place of the prizes. The winner will need to fill out a W-9 in order to claim their prize. By entering the giveaway, you’re opting to receive emails from Vyrso and Logos. []

Get 50% Off 300 Christmas Quotations and Prayers

Quotes_Book-Cover300x200Christmas is coming. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and pastors are planning services that anticipate and celebrate the coming of God in the flesh. It’s a unique challenge every year: in an environment that too often focuses on “Christmas spirit” rather than the Holy Spirit, how can churches reach people in fresh ways with the good news of Jesus’ birth?

To help meet this annual challenge, we’re offering 300 Christmas Quotations and Prayers. Over the past year, we released 300 Quotations for Preachers, 400 Prayers for Preachers, and 1,500 Quotations for Preachers (a five-volume collection divided by church era). In the same vein as those editions, 300 Quotations and Prayers for Christmas:

  • Provides material for service planning and sermon prep—All quotations and prayers are organized by Scripture reference and theme (like Birth of Jesus, Epiphany, or Fulfilled Prophecy). This means that if you’re preaching or focusing your worship service on a Scripture or topic, you can quickly find relevant quotations and prayers. This saves you the hours you might otherwise spend hunting through your library.
  • Makes sharing easyEach quotation and prayer is accompanied by a professionally designed slide that contains an excerpt, making it easy to share.
  • Updates language—For some quotations and prayers, archaic language (like “thee,” “thou,” and “beseech”) has been updated, so they’re ready to use in a modern context.
  • Takes you to the source—Each prayer includes a bibliographic citation, enabling you to track it down in its original context.

300 Quotations and Prayers for Christmas features 250 quotations, 50 prayers, and 30 Scripture passages, all relating to Christmas, Advent, and Epiphany. We’ve also included five benedictions. Rather than going through the Pre-Publication process, we’re making it available immediately. Just use coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS to get it for 50% off!