Your Golden Opportunity—3 Reasons to Upgrade Now

goldThe Gold base package gives you the best of both worlds: you get the best price for all of Logos 5’s powerful features. But don’t just take our word for it—Gold consistently receives positive customer reviews.

If that’s not enough to convince you, here are three reasons to upgrade to Gold today:

1. You’ll get the most advanced features

Gold is the most affordable package that includes all of Logos 5’s smart features.

Free Book: D. L. Moody’s Heaven

heavenDwight Lyman Moody’s Heaven: Where It Is, Its Inhabitants, and How to Get There is free for the month of August. Get yours today!

Preacher. Evangelist. Publisher.

Dwight L. Moody (1837–1899) was one of the most influential and prolific evangelists. His tale is a powerful testimony to struggle and triumph, from his early life in rags to the Civil War, the Boston fire, and the foundation of (still-) prestigious evangelical institutions. It’s estimated that in the prime of his ministry, he drew crowds of up to 30,000 people. Heaven reflects the same tenacity and brilliance with which he lived.

“There can be no need for us to commend the living, blazing speech of our brother Moody. Who can equal him in natural simplicity all aglow with holy passion? ”—Charles Spurgeon

Download this free book to get Moody’s insights into heaven and its hope, inhabitants, happiness, certainty, riches, and rewards.

Visit the Free Book of the Month page to download Moody’s Heaven: Where It Is, Its Inhabitants, and How to Get There today!

Get Big Back-to-School Savings

It’s that time of year again: with coupon code BTS2013 you can get major discounts on some of our most popular back-to-school products. Whether you’re a student, a pastor, a small-group leader, or a layperson, this is the perfect opportunity to enhance your library at a big discount.

Hermeneia CollectionHermeneia and Continental Commentaries

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

Get internationally renowned critical commentaries at a huge discount. Hermeneia’s scholars provide a critical and historical commentary on Scripture without arbitrary limits on size or scope. This series 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 YaleAnchor Yale Bible Dictionary

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

This dictionary is a landmark in biblical scholarship. The definitive six-volume, 7,200-page, unabridged Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary features more than 6,000 entries by 800 authors, with illustrations. It’s the most comprehensive, up to date, and authoritative reference work in the field, and it’s invaluable for anyone seeking to explore the Bible in depth. Continue Reading…

Pastors: How Big Should Your Book Budget Be?

librarybudgetShould your church provide you with a book budget? Do you need to make a case for one? Is it time to start thinking about increasing the budget for your growing library? Do you have any idea what’s an appropriate budget for your church size? These are the kinds of questions you can consider at ThePastorsLibrary.com.

Most church leaders will tell you that a comprehensive library is important for any pastor looking to lead a thoughtful and educated congregation. The ideal book collection includes reference materials, classic Christian thought, and analysis of current cultural trends—like other professionals, pastors need to be lifelong learners plugged into both classical and contemporary thought.

At The Pastor’s Library, you’ll find answers to questions like:

  • How can I get a book budget from my church?
  • What books/resources do I really need?
  • What are some of the key advantages of having a book budget?

You’ll also find budgeting resources and the amazing Book Budget-O-Meter. Just put in your congregation’s size and click the “Generate” button to see your suggested monthly budget. Continue Reading…

Why (and How) You Should Start Memorizing Scripture Today

God’s Word keeps us on the right path and draws us closer to him, guiding us through tough situations and giving us encouragement.

Paul wrote to Timothy, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16–17).

With the new Scripture Memory feature, you can memorize your favorite verses with easy-to-use tools, allowing you to grow in your relationship with God as you learn and understand his Word.

Don’t just read the Bible; know the Bible.

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

Lexham Bible Guides: Your Tools for Better Research

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionMy first college class on Paul’s letters overwhelmed me so much that I chose Paul’s shortest letter for my final paper. I knew that if I focused on anything longer than Philemon, I might miss something—there’s just too much published research about Paul and his letters.

As it turned out, I was right: I watched students around me struggle as they tackled Galatians, Romans, and Paul’s other long letters. In the sea of commentaries, they missed major points. If the Lexham Bible Guides had existed back then, my fellow students and I wouldn’t have had this problem.

Biblical research shouldn’t be this difficult. A requirement for entry shouldn’t be how fast you can read or access the right material.

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What It’s Really Like to Use Logos 5

Our goal is to make the very best tools for Bible study, but measuring that success comes down to you. Your feedback is how we know we’re on the right track.

That’s why we care so much about endorsements—they paint a picture of what it’s really like to use Logos.

Here’s what Jon Micah Sumrall, lead singer of Kutless, has to say about Logos 5:

What others are saying:

“Logos 5 is an incredible tool that instantly connects me with everything and everyone I need to get the Word out, from its Timeline to smart searches to social sharing.” —Kirk Cameron, producer of Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure and star of the international hit Fireproof Continue Reading…

Logos 5: A Moving Reverse Interlinear Pane

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.

The reverse interlinear is, in my humble opinion, one of Logos’ greatest contributions to modern Bible study. This feature, which connects a Bible’s English translation to its original text, allows us to investigate Greek and Hebrew words even if we don’t have original-language training.

With the recent release of Logos Bible Software 5.1, a small enhancement made the reverse interlinear even better. Here’s how to use it:

  • Open an English Bible containing the reverse interlinear option, such as the ESV, LEB, NKJV, or NASB.
  • Click the Interlinear icon on the Bible’s toolbar to open the reverse interlinear pane at the bottom of the panel (A).
  • Navigate to a location in the Bible, such as Colossians 3:16 (B).
  • Click a word in the biblical text, such as dwell (ESV) (C).
  • Notice that the reverse interlinear pane jumps to that word (D).
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Connect Your Bible Study Using Logos 5

Your time is valuable, especially when you’re studying the Word. By connecting your resources and devices, Logos 5 helps you get the most out of your Bible study.

Your integrated library syncs across platforms, so you can always pick up where you left off on your desktop, mobile, and tablet devices. Start the day off with a devotional reading in Faithlife, and highlight a verse on your desktop. Then see that same highlight in your phone when you open the passage on your lunch break. Make a note in your ESV; when you get home, open it on your saved translation on your tablet to share with your friends and family.

Plus, whenever a resource in your library is updated, you’ll get the new version free—you can keep up with the latest scholarship and trust that you have the most current versions available.

Check out all of Logos 5’s powerful features, and download our free apps to bring your study wherever you go.

Connect your Bible study across resources and devices—upgrade to Logos 5 today!

BibleScreen.com: Streaming Inspiration Straight to Your Screen

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Bible Screen brings the Bible to life by streaming continuous Bible verse art and animation straight to your computer, TV, and digital photo frames. Featuring original Bible artwork that can be played with or without music, Bible Screen gives you all-day inspiration.

And the best part—it’s free!

How to use Bible Screen

Why leave your screens dark when you can use them to display God’s Word? Here are three easy ways to stream Bible Screen:

1. Computer

Bible Screen makes the perfect screensaver. Stream non-stop Bible art at church, in your classroom, at work, and on your personal computer: simply play the video and select the full-screen option. Continue Reading…