New: Rent Logos Resources

We’re excited to announce our brand-new rental program. Now you can choose from seven resources to rent for a low monthly or yearly price and renew for as long as you’d like!

Here are a few reasons Logos rentals are awesome:

  1. If you’re on the fence about purchasing a title, you can try it out before you buy it.1
  2. If you only need a resource for one semester at school or one sermon series, you can rent it when you need it and give it back when you’re done. With the Complete Classic Commentaries Bundle, for example, you can search and study over 1,500 commentaries as you write your term paper—for only $49.95!
  3. Want to use a resource but can’t afford to purchase the entire thing? Now you can rent it for a low price and keep renting it for as long as you want.
  4. If you decide to rent a resource for an entire year, you get it for 12 months but only pay for 10—you get two months free!

Start renting these resources today:

  1. We don’t offer rent-to-own products. The money invested in product rentals only goes toward the rental period and cannot be applied toward purchases. []

Logos 5: Highlighted Verses to a Passage List

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A Logos user recently emailed me the following question:

I highlight various verses in my Bible. Is there a way to place those highlighted verses in some sort of list?

You’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes! Here’s how to do it:

  • Open a Bible.
  • Choose Tools | Highlighting.
  • Select the text of a Bible verse (A).
  • Click a highlighting style, such as Blue Highlighter (B).

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Get an Even Better Deal: Lexham Bible Guides and More

Interested in making Logos’ own in-house publications even more affordable?

We’ve moved numerous Logos Bible Software publications from Pre-Pub to Community Pricing, where you and your peers can have a say in the prices of these insightful volumes. Bid what you think is right, and get your community to place their bids, too! Now’s a great time to get on board and set the prices as low as they’ll ever be.

Here are the products we’ve moved:

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  • Luke: regularly $99.95—suggested bid is currently $50; with more bids, it could go even lower!
  • Ruth: regularly $39.95—suggested bid is $18
  • Jonah: regularly $39.95—suggested bid is $18
  • 1 Peterregularly $39.95—suggested bid is $20

The Lexham Bible Guides are your starting point for study and research. Each guide surveys all the relevant literature on a passage and brings the summary back to you.

As complete introductions to each literary unit in the Bible, these guides will bring new thoroughness to your research.

Lexham Methods Series

Regularly $299.95—suggested bid is $200

The Lexham Methods Series enables pastors to learn, refresh, or master the tools of biblical scholarship—and feel confidently equipped to share the materials with others. Continue Reading…

How to Do Smarter Word Studies

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The Bible Sense Lexicon is a revolutionary tool for understanding biblical words and their meanings. This tool brings together three critical aspects of biblical word study: contexts, words, and meanings.

These relationships can be quite complex. The traditional approach to word study is to start by looking up the Greek or Hebrew word in a dictionary. But dictionaries often don’t reference specific verses, and they offer so many different meanings—how do you know which is right in context?

For example, if we open the ESV to Genesis 9:6 and turn on the inline display, we can see the Strong’s numbers associated with the Hebrew words:

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Free Perseus Update: Understand Scriptural Context with Ancient Texts

Two years ago, Logos made nearly 1,500 Perseus Project books available for free. Now we’re pleased to announce an update that makes the Perseus Classics Collection—a library of some of the West’s most influential, enduring works—even more valuable.

A wealth of primary sources

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If you’re looking to understand Scripture’s context, the Perseus Classics Collection provides a rich assortment of primary documents from the ancient and classical worlds.

Upon release, the Greek Perseus texts already included lemma and morph tagging. That means they enhance your Bible Word Study reports, which pull not only from the New Testament but also from Perseus’ hundreds of Greek texts, helping you understand Greek words’ context.

Additionally, lexicons that cite classical sources link to the Perseus texts. In the Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon, for example, you can jump from citations of Aristotle or Aeschylus to the Perseus editions themselves, saving you time and providing insight into particular instances of a word’s use. Continue Reading…

Back-to-School Savings on the Paul’s Letters Collection

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collection (1)Students everywhere are buying textbooks and stuffing their backpacks to start a new year of learning. If you’re feeling a bit nostalgic, Logos has you covered. The Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is now available at back-to-school pricing—it normally costs $534.95, but you can use coupon code BTS2013 to get it for only $429.95 through Friday!

Understanding Paul’s letters is an important part of any Christian’s study. His epistles to the early churches and to his colaborers for Christ make up the majority of the New Testament. This collection of Lexham Bible Guides—one volume for each of Paul’s letters—opens these texts to you in a new and deeper way, guiding you to a fuller understanding of the exegetical and theological issues of Paul’s writings.

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Get Smarter Search Results

It’s important to make the most of your time in the Word. Logos 5′s Clause Search gives you more precise results—faster than ever.

Sometimes regular searches are just too broad. If you search for “heal,” wanting to find every instance of Jesus’ healing, you’ll be stuck wading through irrelevant results. But with Clause Search, you can define your search terms as specific parts of speech (verb, noun, etc.). Search for subject:“Jesus” verb:“heal” and you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

Check it out:

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Haven’t upgraded to Logos 5 yet?

Time is running out! The easiest way to get your discount is to use the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator at Logos.com/Upgrade, but if you’d prefer to talk through your options, call us at 800-875-6467. Don’t wait—these discounts end soon!

Last Chance: Get Big Back-to-School Savings!

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Time is running out to get deep discounts on some of our top academic products. Until September 13, use coupon code BTS2013 to get big back-to-school savings.

Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries (68 vols.)

Regularly $1,349.95: get $660 off with coupon code BTS2013

This series represents some of the best in recent biblical scholarship. It makes use of the full range of philological and historical tools, including textual criticism and the methods of the history of tradition and the history of religion.

Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (6 vols.)

Regularly $269.95: get $70 off with coupon code BTS2013

This six-volume, 7,200-page reference is one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative works in the field. A staple of biblical and theological scholarship, it features more than 6,000 entries by 800 leading international scholars.

Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection (13 vols.)

Regularly $534.95: get $105 off with coupon code BTS2013

Not only did Paul establish churches throughout the ancient world—he also authored much of the New Testament. Understanding the exegetical and theological issues of Paul’s letters represents an important part of any Christian’s study. The Lexham Bible Guides walk you through summaries of a broad range of views, helping you gain a thorough and fresh perspective on Paul’s letters.

Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon (LSJ)

Regularly $135: get $15 off with coupon code BTS2013

This indispensable resource is the central reference work for scholars of ancient Greek authors and texts discovered up to 1940, from the eleventh century BC to the Byzantine Period. This title covers early Greek authors (such as Homer and Hesiod), classical Greek, and the Greek Old and New Testaments. Each entry lists not only the definition of a word, but also its irregular inflections, plus quotations from a full range of authors and sources to demonstrate usage.

German Bible Society Bundle: Student Edition

Regularly $217.95: get $100 off with coupon code BTS2013

This must-have bundle, customized for Bible college and seminary students working with Greek and Hebrew, includes original-language texts that every scholar needs. You’ll get access to the critical texts and apparatuses for the NA27, BHS, BHQ, Septuagint, and Vulgate, plus two reference works.

BDAG/HALOT Bundle

Regularly $274.95: get $25 off with coupon code BTS2013

Widely recognized as the standard modern dictionary for biblical Hebrew, the Logos edition of BDAG/HALOT provides you with one-click lexical information. This bundle integrates seamlessly with the rest of your resources—you can easily search Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and English transliterations. All cross-references and biblical references include hyperlinks to articles and biblical texts, so it’s easy to keep learning.

Don’t miss out—take advantage of major discounts on back-to-school products today!

 

The Clock’s Running Out on Upgrade Discounts

Base Packages IIIf you’re looking to save a bundle on your Logos 5 upgrade, you’ll have to hurry. The special upgrade sale ends September 30!

Act soon and you can still combine your Logos 5 upgrade discount with the Dynamic Pricing ownership discount. This ownership discount subtracts the cost of books that are already in your library—in addition to the significant upgrade discounts, we’re cutting out the cost of resources you already own.

When you factor in the opportunity to spread out your payments for up to 18 months with an interest-free payment plan, there just isn’t going to be a better time to upgrade to Logos 5.

On top of the special offers available on Logos 5 upgrades, you can also get huge discounts on special topic-specific bundles to help you build a library that fits your interests. These bundles include resources centered on New Testament studies, Greek, archaeology, church history, counseling, and so much more. Or add nearly 1,200 books to your new library with the immense Master Bundle!

Whether you’re coming from an earlier iteration of Logos Bible Software or you own Logos 5 and want the best price on the features and resources you’re missing, check out your special pricing with the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator.

Need a little more info?

We’ve been working on creating a compelling case for upgrading now. If you’re considering an upgrade but want to do a little more research, check out these posts:

Features:

Don’t wait any longer to make the jump to Logos 5—the upgrade sale ends September 30! If you don’t get in on this opportunity, you’re going to wish you had. Upgrade now!

5 Reasons to Pre-order the Greg Laurie Sermon Archive

greg laurieWe just released the Greg Laurie Sermon Archive on Pre-Pub, and you’re going to want to get in on this important collection of sermons by one of America’s most beloved and revered pastors.

Here are five reasons you should pre-order your copy today:

1. You’ll get a contemporary look at timeless truth

Reading a preacher’s sermons is not only a great devotional practice—it’s an insightful look at how Scripture is used to inform and encourage people from different cultures and periods.

A study of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons is going to encourage and convict you; it’s also going to give you a glimpse of how Scripture addressed late-nineteenth-century concerns. With the Greg Laurie Sermon Archive, you’re going to see Scripture applied to contemporary issues and ideas in the way that only Greg Laurie can.

2. You’ll strengthen your studies with powerful content

This collection features nearly 1,200 sermons! All that sermon content will show up in your topic and reference searches, adding significant value to your own sermons and Bible studies.

3. You can access these sermons on multiple devices

As with most Logos books, you can access Laurie’s sermons on your desktop, tablet, and phone, plus online at Biblia.com. This means you’ll always be ready to inspire or challenge yourself with these powerful messages.

4. You’ll get them at the Pre-Pub price

If you pre-order these sermons while they’re on Pre-Pub, you’ll get them at a special reduced price, and you won’t be charged until this resource is completed and ready to ship. This is a compelling reason not to wait—pre-order yours today.

 5. Greg Laurie is excited to equip you

Don’t miss your opportunity to get the Greg Laurie Sermon Archive while it’s on Pre-Pub! Pre-order yours now.