Win Logos 5 Gold, an iPad mini, and 8 Vyrso Ebooks!

iPad Giveaway

Through October 31, we’re teaming up with The Resurgence Conference (R13) to give away Logos 5 Gold, an iPad Mini, and eight Vyrso books!1

Resurgence 2013, running November 5–6, will feature some of today’s most influential pastors and authors, including Mark Driscoll, Rick Warren, Matt Chandler, Greg Laurie, James MacDonald, Crawford Loritts, and others.

“We don’t make the Bible relevant, we show the relevance of the Bible.” —Mark Driscoll

The Resurgence aims to teach “a lifetime of lessons from ministry leaders who have seen God’s faithfulness as they responded to his call.” The main location will be Mars Hill Church in Seattle, with four broadcast satellite locations—Bellevue, WA; Reno, NV; Orlando, FL; and Albuquerque, NM.

Don’t miss out on this giveaway! Here are the Vyrso books you could win:

  1. Entry closes October 31. We’ll select and notify the winner November 1. 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 be requested to fill out a W-9 in order to claim their prize. By entering the giveaway, you’re opting in to receive emails from Logos and Logos partners. []

Free Book: George Müller’s Jehovah Magnified

Jehovah Magnified

Through September, you can get George Müller’s Jehovah Magnified: Addresses absolutely free! Download it today, and then enter to win the complete 12-volume collection of Müller’s works.

George Müller was gifted with an outstanding intellect, tremendous compassion, and an extraordinary faith in God. He made it his life’s mission to care for the poor and spread the Word of God, building orphanages that housed thousands of children and preaching in over 40 countries. He never asked for financial support, but relied wholly on God to provide for himself and his orphans.

“George Müller’s life was one long witness to the prayer-hearing God; and, throughout, God bore him witness that his prayers were heard and his work accepted. The pages of his journal are full of striking examples of this witness. . . .”

—Arthur T. Pierson

Jehovah Magnified: Addresses contains 34 addresses on stories from the Bible, theological topics, practical living, charity, and more. Get it free during September, and experience the power of Müller’s unrelenting faith.

Visit the Free Book of the Month page to download Jehovah Magnified: Addresses right now! You can also enter to win the complete 12-volume collection of George Müller’s works.

Synonyms of the New Testament Is Now a Lexicon

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.

We recently made a small change that resulted in a big impact for Greek word study: we changed the classification of Synonyms of the New Testament from monograph to lexicon. Maybe some of you are tempted to ask, “So what?”

I’ll walk you through a practical example that’s now possible because of the switch.

  • Open the Logos library.
  • Select Prioritize (A).
  • Type this in Find box: author:trench (B).
  • Notice this resource in the list: Synonyms of the New Testament (C) (currently present in Logos 5 Silver and above).  
  • Drag it to the Prefer these resources list on the right (D), making sure it’s one of the top five Greek dictionaries in the list.  
  • Close the Logos library.



  • Open an English Bible containing the reverse interlinear feature, such as the ESV, LEB, or NASB.
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Prepare for School the Best Way Possible: with Logos 5

Back to School

Logos 5 brings out the best in your theological resources. With smart features like Clause Search, Timeline, and Bible Facts, you’ll get much more out of your Bible study. In fact, some back-to-school resources work particularly well with Logos 5—here are just a few.

Classroom essentials come to life with the Sermon Starter Guide

The Sermon Starter Guide helps you write stronger sermons and research papers in a fraction of the time. Just open it, enter a passage or topic, and see a list of relevant topics and resources. This tool also lists key passages, illustrations, and preaching outlines.

Some of our special back-to-school titles work especially well with this feature. Whenever you research a verse from the Bible, all the commentaries listed below will appear in the “Commentaries” section, and Logos will find the specific information you need.

Use coupon code BTS2013 to save on titles like:

10 Wise Quotes from Timothy Keller

Logos is proud to team up with Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church to offer the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive, a digital collection of more than 22 years’ worth of Keller’s expositional sermons.

This exciting project will put over 1,200 sermons in your Logos library1, allowing you to search for topics and Scripture passages and helping you in your personal studies, sermon preparation, and devotional reading.

Here are 10 quotes straight from the sermon archive:

1. “Occasionally God rips aside the veil, and you begin to see this very fact: All things happen for you. All things. Everything is knit together.”

2. “God is so great that he works out a plan, a plan to work everything out for your good if you belong to him, and his glory, which takes into consideration your choices, and still works his plan out infallibly.” Continue Reading…

  1. The sermons are being released in five increments: 1989–1993, 1994–1998, 1999–2004, 2004–2009, and 2010–2011, and the first two increments have already shipped. You’ll receive future releases as free downloads as soon as they’re issued. []

Last Chance: Get Special Deals during Our 500K Celebration!

The Logos forums recently passed both the 100,000-user and the 500,000-comment thresholds. To celebrate, we’ve put some exciting resources on sale for just a few more days!

Save on the following books and collections through September 2:

the-works-of-john-owen (1)The Works of John Owen

Regularly $399.95—only $269.95 with coupon code JOWEN2013 

This collection includes Owen’s massive work on Hebrews. This vast commentary—almost 4,000 pages, and over two million words—reflects Owen’s careful inquiry and mastery of the text, and vindicates Owen’s claim that “this epistle is as useful to the church as the sun is to the world.”

The United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series

Regularly $399.95—only $249.95 with coupon code UNITEDNT2013 

This 20-volume set of detailed commentaries provides exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information on the original text. The series has been instrumental in helping translators all over the world spread God’s Word. Continue Reading…

Last Chance: Subscribe to Book Cache and Get Free Logos Gear!

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Logos’ new Book Cache program is the perfect solution for pastors, students, and book lovers who want to set a monthly book budget and stick to it. With Book Cache, you can take advantage of massive Pre-Pub discounts, avoid administrative fees, and—for just a few more days—get free Logos swag.

Until August 31, when you subscribe to Book Cache and set aside at least $60 a month, you’ll get awesome Logos gear—free!

Here are all the ways you can be the envy of the office:

  • $60/month: get a Logos cap
  • $80/month: get a Logos cap and mug
  • $100/month: get a Logos cap, mug, and T-shirt
  • $200/month: get a Logos cap, mug, T-shirt, and water bottle
  • $500/month: get a Logos cap, mug, T-shirt, water bottle, and sweatshirt
  • $1,000/month: get it all! Everything listed above, plus a Logos fleece

In addition to these freebies, here are a few more reasons you should subscribe to Book Cache today:

1. It’s book-budget management at its best

We know that a lot of you receive monthly budgets for Bible study products and tools. To accommodate this, Book Cache charges your card each month for credit on your Logos.com account. You choose how much credit goes into your account; we take care of the rest. This is a no-fuss, stress-free way to manage your budget.

2. You’ll get big Pre-Pub discounts

Book Cache helps build credit in your Logos.com account—when that Pre-Pub you’ve been wanting becomes available, you’ll be ready to pay for it. This helps you avoid charging the entire price to your credit card all at once, paying a higher price once the resource ships, or incurring extra payment-plan fees. Book Cache is the most practical way to get the biggest discounts on Pre-Pub.

3. You’ll build up Logos.com credit that never expires

Credit purchased through Book Cache never expires or depreciates. All your account contributions can be used anytime and on any Logos resource.

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Subscribe to Book Cache before August 31 to get the most out of your monthly book budget—and look awesome doing it with your free Logos gear!

How to Understand the Bible’s Context

Understanding scriptural context can be difficult. If you really want every angle, you might be consulting dozens of biblical dictionaries and encyclopedias. And with print editions, that’s an awful lot of flipping pages and checking tables of contents.

Now there’s a better way.

With Logos 5, you get more than an extended library of hundreds of books and features. You get a fast, precise way into that information: Logos 5′s Bible Facts feature.

 “Logos 5’s Bible Facts tool gets you exactly where you need to go . . . History is all about being able to accurately make the connections, and so is Logos 5.”
—David Barton, founder and president, Wallbuilders

Here’s how it works:

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Right now, you can save big on a base package upgrade. Check out all of Logos 5′s smart features, and upgrade to Logos 5 today.

Where Did History Come From?

Herodotus-The-Persian-WarsIn the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus changed how we think about ourselves. He wrote The Persian Wars, and our modern understanding of history—that of a unified narrative characterized by cause and effect—was born.

Herodotus: father of history

The Persian Wars examines not only the Greco-Persian Wars, but also the rise and rule of the Persian Empire and the history and cultural background of Scythia and Egypt. These volumes, Herodotus’ only works, have had such a vast influence that Cicero called Herodotus the “father of history.” For George H. Chase, writing in vol. 51 of the Harvard Classics, “what distinguishes [Herodotus] from his predecessors and gives him a unique place in the history of literature is the fact that he was the first writer to undertake the narration of a series of events of world-wide importance upon a comprehensive plan and to trace in those events the relations of cause and effect” (emphasis added). Herodotus was also among the first writers to assess historical stories for truthfulness, though not without certain oversights.1 He wrote in a clear, simple style—“a wonderful achievement,” notes Chase, “when one considers that this is the first literary prose that was written in Europe.” Continue Reading…

  1. His fact checking, though a major step forward, overlooks some delightful fables: Herodotus famously describes “ants, not as big as dogs but bigger than foxes,” and notes that “the sand which they carry from [their] holes is full of gold.” These gold-digging ants chase down and kill camels. []

Quotations from Throughout Church History

1500-quotations-for-preachers-with-slidesThis spring, we released 1,500 Quotations for Preachers, a five-volume collection of quotations from throughout church history. Each quotation features a professionally designed slide, is tagged with Scripture references and themes, and contains a full bibliographic citation of its original source.

The response to this collection has been very positive. But much as it pains me to admit it, I know there are people who are interested in just a few of these volumes—not the whole set. If you’re one of those people, I have good news for you: each volume is now available individually.

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