15% Off New Base Packages: Get Yours Today!

If you’re looking to purchase a base package, now’s the time. Through September 12, you can save 15% on any new base-package purchase. Just use coupon code GETLOGOS5 at checkout to claim your savings.

A library for everyoneSmart library

Logos 5 equips you with the most advanced theological library available. Each base package comes packed with top commentaries, devotionals, dictionaries, and more. And all these resources come together in a vast, interconnected network that makes deeper study simple—with a click, you can see Scripture references’ historical context, compare commentaries and primary texts side by side, and visualize the Bible with a rich library of infographics, maps, and photos. Plus, Logos syncs across platforms, so you can take your library wherever you go.

With seven base-package families to choose from, you can find the best library for you. The Starter library is a great way to get your feet wet, while Bronze comes with all the tools you need to dig into the Bible’s original languages. If you want to take your study even further, Silver will provide you with visual filters and precise Clause Search functions. Gold is our Bible study powerhouse, providing you with every Logos 5 tool offered. Base packages keep getting better with Platinum, Diamond, and finally Portfolio—our biggest Logos 5 base package. Check out our comparison chart to view base packages side by side, so you can decide which datasets, resources, and prices suit you best.

Get the most out of your software

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to get a Logos 5 base package, this is it. Shop the back-to-school sale through September 12, and add even more incredible resources to your base package—giving you an even more powerful library.

This is an awesome opportunity to get the world’s most advanced Bible software at a great discount. Through September 12, use coupon code GETLOGOS5 to take 15% off any new Logos 5 base package!

It’s Time: the Logos 5 Upgrade Sale Ends Today

SocialShare_612x612_4This is it. You have just a few hours left.

At midnight tonight (Pacific time), the Logos 5 upgrade sale ends forever.

If you stay on the fence any longer, you’re going to miss your last chance to get upgrade discounts on Logos 5. But if you upgrade right now, you’ll get the very best deal on Logos 5 you can.

Upgrade to Logos 5 right now, before it’s too late!

You’ll never have a better chance to upgrade

You know about Logos 5’s powerful study tools, sophisticated datasets, and valuable resources. You know you’re eligible for Dynamic Pricing—which means you won’t pay twice for books you already own—and for an additional custom upgrade discount. You know that today’s your very last chance to upgrade before your discounts expire.

So why are you on the fence?

You’re not sure you want more books

Buying books is a gesture of self-improvement. It means, I want to know this, I want to understand this, I want to be someone who’s read this. Trouble is, with print books, it’s often just that—a gesture. Who among us hasn’t bought a print book with the best intentions, and then left it unread on the shelf?

Logos books are different. Your whole library is connected: words link to dictionaries, commentaries link to Scripture, lexicons link to primary sources. This means that a large library is exponentially more valuable. It also means that you learn from all your books. Those titles you haven’t read? They’ve been showing up in your search results, lending context in the Timeline, populating your Topic Guide—you’ve been learning from them all along.

If you buy print books and never get around to reading them, you learn nothing. If you invest in Logos editions, though, you immediately start learning, even if you never read them all cover to cover.

Don’t limit your knowledge and growth: upgrade to Logos 5 before your discount disappears.

You’re not sure about budgeting

If you’re like a lot of people, you want Logos 5 and you want your upgrade savings (who wouldn’t?), but you’re not sure you want to budget for an entire base package right now. The solution? An interest-free payment plan, which lets you claim your discount before it expires, start using Logos 5 today, and set up the payment schedule that’s right for you.

On an 18-month plan, for example, Gold costs less than $100/month—and that’s before your Dynamic Pricing and upgrade savings!

You’ll be kicking yourself tomorrow if you let this deal expire. Don’t let your budget keep you from deeper Bible study: lock in your savings with a payment plan, and then handle budgeting on your own terms.

You’re still not convinced

Well, by now, you know an awful lot about Logos 5. We won’t try to tell you more. Instead, we’ll let real people describe their experience with it:

It was either go back to school or buy Logos . . . the choice was an easy one. I now have Gold v5. My dad would say to me when I was young, ‘if the job is too hard, you don’t have the right tool.’ He was right. Logos is a great tool.

[Platinum] is enormous, [and it] allows one to peruse and select whatever’s needed to study, meditate, prepare for a sermon or Bible study . . . . Set up a monthly payment plan and enjoy the benefits. You won’t be disappointed, and it’s money well invested.

I have been with Logos for years and really thought the upgrade to Logos 4 was about as good as it could get. Wrong . . . Logos 5 is a significant upgrade and worth every penny. I went from Logos 4 Platinum to Logos 5 Diamond and couldn’t be happier. I love Logos 5.

Logos, I think you have really outdid yourself with Portfolio. I don’t know what could possibly top it . . . This software is the best Bible study application in the world. Thanks, Logos, for a great product.

People love Logos 5. You will, too.

And if you upgrade before midnight tonight, you’ll get it at the very best price.

Don’t let yourself miss this: upgrade to Logos 5 right now, before it’s too late.

 
P.S. Looking to talk through your options? Give us a call at 888-875-9491.

Get 2 Bonhoeffer Books for Just $0.99!

Get August's free book!Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a man of academic excellence, theological insight, and spiritual fortitude. During August, you can get his inspiring insight free—download Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, vol. 3: Creation and Fall today!

The life of Bonhoeffer

On February 4, 1906, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born to an aristocratic family with a rich history and noble character. Bonhoeffer’s father was a psychiatrist and neurologist, his mother was a teacher, his great-grandfather—Karl von Hase—was a popular protestant theologian, and his brother was a renowned chemist. Dignity and honor ran thick in his family’s veins and Bonhoeffer laid at the crux of it all.

As Bonhoeffer matured, he began blazing a trail in Christian history. He pressed on toward theological studies at the University of Tübingen, where he completed his Staatsexamen (the equivalent of a master’s degree). But Bonhoeffer had no plans of halting his education—by 25, Bonhoeffer had completed two doctorates at Berlin University. Still wanting more, he traveled to America where he studied under Reinhold Niebuhr, an American theologian, at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Shortly after returning from his postgraduate studies at Union Theological Seminary, Bonhoeffer began to pen his series of lectures on Genesis 1–3, which he presented as a professor at the University of Berlin. This series has since been compiled into Creation and Fall, August’s free book.

In Creation and Fall, Bonhoeffer juxtaposes our origin to the fall of mankind. He emphasizes the earth’s creation as the middle of eternity, which belongs to the eternal God. Furthermore, Bonhoeffer anchors Christ at the center of it all.

Carrying on against all odds

Not long after Bonhoeffer’s return to the University of Berlin came the Third Reich’s rise to power. By 1936, the Nazi suppression of the Confessing Church—a church that Bonhoeffer and a colleague formed in resistance to the Nazi-controlled state churches—intensified and revoked Bonhoeffer’s authority to teach at the University of Berlin. Bonhoeffer was deemed an enemy of the state by Theodor Heckel.

In response, Bonhoeffer boldly moved forward by creating underground seminaries, securing the necessary funds from supporting benefactors. It was through one of these benefactors that he met Maria von Wedemeyer, who he pledged to marry just months before his arrest. It was also during this time that Bonhoeffer composed The Cost of Discipleship.

After being arrested for his involvement with the Abwehr—a German intelligence agency at the center of the anti-Hitler resistance—and the 20 July plot on Hitler’s life, he was sent to Tegel Prison. He spent a year and half awaiting trial, during which he wrote Fiction from Tegel Prison. Though this volume is fictional, Bonhoeffer disclosed to his friend and biographer, Eberhard Bethge, “There is a good deal of autobiography mixed with it.” This book discloses much of Bonhoeffer’s aristocratic childhood, social world, and cultural milieu—all of which shed light on his theology. Characters and situations that represent the Nazi regime form a social criticism and help explain Bonhoeffer’s participation with the Abwehr and the plot to kill Hitler. This month only, you can get Fiction from Tegel Prison (a $27.95 value) for only 99 cents. 

Learn from Bonhoeffer’s legacy

Eighteen months later, Bonhoeffer was moved to the house prison of the Reich Security Head Office. In secrecy, he was then transferred to Buchenwald concentration camp, and finally to Flossenburg concentration camp where he was condemned to death by hanging without witnesses, records, or a defense on April 8, 1945—just two weeks before the camp was liberated by the US infantry.

Though Bonhoeffer’s life was cut short, he left a legacy that has spans generations, and reaches across broad denominations.

Download both Creation and Fall and Fiction from Tegel for only $0.99!

Then, explore all of Bonhoeffer’s works and enter to win the entire collection.

Have Questions? We’re Open Late!

Last chance for Logos 5 discountsOur upgrade sale is coming to an end, and Logos 5 upgrade discounts are going away forever after August 5!

Not sure which base package you should get?

Have questions about Logos 5?

Wondering how a dataset could support your Bible study?

Give us a call at 888-875-9491 to speak with a Logos 5 specialist. We’re open until 9 p.m. (PDT) tonight and Tuesday night to get you the best possible deal on your upgrade.

Our Logos 5 specialists will:

  • Help you find the upgrade that’s right for you.
  • Show you how to customize your upgrade.
  • Stack your payment plans—combine current payment plans you’re already on!
  • Answer any questions you have about upgrading.

They’ll listen to what type of study you’re looking to do, answer any questions you may have, and set you up with the best upgrade deal.

Hurry, special discounts on Logos 5 upgrades end August 5—once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

Don’t miss your chance to upgrade: give us a call at 888-875-9491, and upgrade to Logos 5 today.

Time’s Running Out: Get $100 Off the Lexham Bible Guides

lexham-bible-guides-pauls-letters-collectionOur introductory sale on the complete Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection is coming to a close. Now is the perfect time to jump-start your research: you have just a few days left to get the whole collection for $100.00 off!

A quick recap

Lexham Bible Guide: Romans shipped on July 16, completing this 13-volume collection. The Romans volume is the largest and most complex Bible guide we’ve ever created: it’s over 650 typeset pages long and includes thousands of links to the Logos library. Each page is filled with carefully curated research, enabling you to study Romans from a multitude of scholarly perspectives.

Last week, we gave some context to the phrase “time is money,” using the Bible guides as an example. In terms of time saved, a pastor using a single Bible guide from this collection could save up to $130.00 per week. If you’re a seminary student, just think how much faster your writing will go when you use these Bible guides to maximize your research time.

Why people love it

We’ve been able to get the Lexham Bible Guides into the hands of a few reviewers, and here’s what they’re saying:

“This series does a very fine job of introducing interested persons to many of the letters of Paul and divulging to them just some of the treasures contained therein. . . . It is useful, in my view, not only for beginning students of the Bible but for those wishing to introduce various biblical texts to Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, and small group discussions.”
—Jim West, pastor of Petros Baptist Church, professor of biblical studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology, and blogger at Zwinglius Redivivus

“It is vitally important that anybody who seeks to understand the meaning of a text wrestles with an array of ‘camps’ or ‘voices.’ Thanks to the Lexham Bible Guides, in a matter of mere minutes, you are able to survey multiple highly respected theologians for their take on an issue.”
—Jason Brueckner, blogger at The Brave Reviews

“If you want to know how effective Logos Bible Software is, this is one of the most dynamic ways of finding out. . . . This is more than a sophisticated search.”
—Joel Watts, blogger at Unsettled Christianity

Enhance your research today: get $100.00 off the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection.

(But hurry—this deal ends soon!)

It’s the Final Countdown: 4 Days Left to Save

We’re down to the final days of the Logos 5 upgrade sale. If you’ve been on the fence about making your Bible study even better (and saving a bunch of money in the process)—now’s the time.

The Logos 5 upgrade sale ends August 5In four days, when the clock strikes midnight on August 5—and you’re still floundering through your latest sermon or investing what seems like the millionth hour into tomorrow’s research paper—you’ll have wished you upgraded to Logos 5.

But if you upgrade now, you can shave off hours of sermon-preparation time, get tomorrow’s paper done today (with all the sources cited for you), and save yourself a ton of stress (and money).

Check out your custom upgrade discount, and upgrade before it’s too late!

Save with multiple discounts

If you don’t upgrade soon, you’ll miss out on huge, limited-time discounts that could save you hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours of research time:

  1. Discount #1: Your custom upgrade discount gives you limited-time savings on Logos 5 base packages. This discount is only available through August 5, so take advantage of it while you still can!
  2. Discount #2: Dynamic Pricing takes into account everything in your Logos library—including resources and datasets—and guarantees that you’ll only pay for what’s new to you. Even if you don’t own a base package, but you’ve purchased commentaries, collections, or individual volumes, your resources add to your discount. If you’re using resources in an older version of Logos, no worries—these titles factor into your Dynamic Pricing discount, too. Regardless of when you bought your resources—10 days ago or 20 years ago—you’ll get credit for the resources already in your library.

If you’re not ready to pay for your base package in full, that’s not a problem! We offer interest-free payment plans for up to 24 months, so you can take advantage of better Bible study tools and resources today while spacing out your cost into small, easily manageable payments.

So what are you waiting for? This is your final opportunity to get an amazing deal on Logos 5.

Save time and money: take advantage of your custom upgrade discount and start using Logos 5 today!

New and on Sale! LHBOTS and the Brazos Theological Commentary

Brazos Theological CommentaryThrough August 8, you can get the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible for $130.00 off, and, for the first time, we’re releasing the Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies (LHBOTS) as a single collection!

Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (18 vols.)

Throughout this commentary series, Brazos provides a twenty-first-century interpretation with a critical eye on history, hermeneutics, and methods. This innovative series focuses on the theological interpretation of Scripture with careful attention to detail.

Now’s your best time to buy: get it for $130.00 off through August 8!

The Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies (LHBOTS)

Formerly known as the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement (JSOTS), the LHBOTS is an enormous library of highly focused monographs analyzing the Old Testament texts, cultures, traditions, and languages. These 380 books feature the amazing scholarship of David J.A. Clines, Norman Whybray, Lester L. Grabbe, and several others to give your Old Testament library diversity, depth, and character.

LHBOTSWe’ve partnered with Bloomsbury to bring these 380 titles to your desktop and mobile devices. This series has never been offered at such a low price—and we’re also giving you introductory discounts! This collection, normally priced at $4,999.95, will have an introductory price of $2,999.95 (40% off) for the first month. On August 31, the price will return to its regular price—take advantage of this deal while it lasts!

Over the past 40 years, this series has accumulated over 600 volumes—and more are being published every month. Rest assured; we’re working on pursuing all of these works! In the meantime, numerous volumes are still waiting for your support to go into development. Check out the following Pre-Pubs to complete your LHBOTS library:

Interested in the Brazos Theological Commentary or LHBOTS but don’t have capacity in your budget? Set up a monthly payment plan so you can lock in your discount and start reading them right away. Once the sale ends, you’ll miss out on introductory pricing. If you have any of the individual volumes in these collections, you’ll also qualify for a unique Dynamic Price that discounts the price of what you already own.

Explore these collections today—and be sure to pick up Brazos Theological Commentary and The Library of Hebrew Bible & New Testament Studies before the prices go up!

Why You Haven’t Upgraded: 8 Questions Answered

SocialShare_612x612_4Logos 5 has been our most popular version ever, and thousands of customers have made the jump to the new software. But now, after August 5, upgrade discounts are ending.

Of course, it’s natural to have a lot of questions about upgrading your base package. It’s a big investment—both economically and educationally. We’ve heard questions as simple as “Which upgrade should I get?” and as complicated as “What dataset can help me find every place in the Bible where Jesus declares that he loves someone?

Since upgrade discounts are ending very soon, we wanted to address several important questions that you’ve maybe been wondering about. If, at any point while you’re reading this post, you want to upgrade, go to Logos.com/Upgrade to get your custom discount.

Let’s get started:

1: Is now really the best time to upgrade?

Short answer: yes. When we launched Logos 5, thousands of people were excited to get the new features and resources, and quickly upgraded to the new software. But, like me, many wanted to see how well Logos 5 performed before making the leap to the next level. Now, more than a year after launch, Logos 5 is our most acclaimed version ever!

Act quickly—the Logos 5 upgrade sale discounts are coming to an end. Upgrade discounts end August 5!

2: What does a dataset really do?

The secret sauce behind Logos 5 is Logos’ new datasets. If you’re using a previous version of Logos (or the free Logos 5 engine), you’re missing out on these powerful tools. Datasets make studying the Bible both quicker and more interactive.

Let’s say you’re doing a search in the Bible for how many times Jesus heals. Traditionally, you’d have to do several individual searches to get this information, and you’d miss every time Jesus is mentioned by a pseudonym like teacher, him, or rabbi. With Logos 5′s Clause Search, though, you can find answers in a matter of seconds. Imagine what types of study you could do, and what you could do with the time you save!

Take a look at the rest of Logos 5′s datasets and features to see how they could improve the way you study, teach, and share information about the Bible.

3: Do I really need more books?

Before you upgrade to a larger library, you might have questions. “I already have the books I want; why would I get more?” “What’s the point of having more resources?” Having more books isn’t necessarily about the books you use every time; it’s about the power of a networked library of resources.

More books means more connections between your books. You’ll find authors who share your same understanding, and you’ll also find authors with completely different views. You’ll benefit from resources that make your datasets more powerful, and you’ll understand more with illustrations that show the text from new angles.

In the end, more books equals more learning.

4: Am I going to lose the books I already own?

You’ve purchased several resources in Logos. Maybe you even own a previous base package. Will you lose your resources when you upgrade?

Definitely not!

When you buy a book in Logos, you buy the license to that book, and the license is yours forever. That means that when you upgrade to Logos 5, you keep everything you already own.

In fact, you’ll even get a custom discount based on your current library. That way you never pay for the same book twice.

5: I got the free update to Logos 5; isn’t that the same thing as an upgrade?

This is one of the most common questions about Logos 5. The answer is important: there’s a big difference between getting the free update and upgrading to Logos 5.

The free update is just the engine, without any resources or datasets—it’s missing all the tools that make Logos 5 powerful. You won’t have access to things like the Timeline or Clause Search, and you’ll miss out on the key resources that connect these datasets.

When you upgrade, you get the full experience. In a lot of ways, Logos 5 is like a car. If you don’t have fuel in the engine, the car won’t do what it’s intended. You can think of Logos 5′s datasets and resources as that fuel. Without them, you’re not using Logos to its full potential.

6: Which upgrade should I get?

Selecting the right upgrade can be tough. There are many levels of base packages, and you might have a very specific type of study you want to do. Which dataset would you benefit from most? Which resources would be best for your small group? What if you’re a pastor—which base package is best?

Our Logos 5 specialists want to hear these questions, help you pick the package that’s best for you, and get you the best possible deal on an upgrade. Call them today at 888-875-9491!

7: What if I don’t like the resource selection in an upgrade?

You understand the value of having a larger library, but maybe, despite the large savings, the resources in a given upgrade aren’t exactly what you’re looking for. Good news—you now have more options to choose from!

Over the past four months, we’ve released Reformed, Anglican, Lutheran, and Seventh-day Adventist base packages! Each gives you Logos 5′s main datasets, along with a resource selection built specifically for your tradition of choice.

Hurry: these tradition-specific base packages are 15% off for a limited time. Discounts end August 5!

8: What do I do if I have more questions?

If you still have questions, don’t worry! Our Logos 5 specialists are waiting to hear from you, and they’ll answer any questions you have about upgrading.

Give them a call right now at 888-875-9491, and get the upgrade that’s right for you!

Remember, discounts end after August 5! Go to Logos.com/Upgrade today to lock in your upgrade discount.

Last Chance: Get $300 Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

TopProduct-July-Blog-400x400You only have two days left to get $300 off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries!

The price may never go this low again, so don’t miss out. Just use coupon code BOICE2014 to get your discount!

Comprehensive and rigorous

This 27-volume series provides the kind of thoughtful scholarship that you can trust as you prepare to preach and teach. Combine it with Logos 5’s search power and you can start digging into the original languages, even if you don’t speak Greek or Hebrew.

No matter where you turn in this series, you’ll be edified by powerful content written from a pastoral perspective. Whether you’re looking for reference works or devotional material, Boice’s Expositional Commentaries are a terrific fit.

Here’s what other readers are saying:

“Outstanding and comprehensive. Boice’s research is more thorough than any other.”

“The best commentary I’ve found so far, with helpful applications for each chapter.”

“I’ve been using these for a few months and I think they are excellent . . . if you can pick them up while the sale is on, you will not be disappointed.”

These 27 commentaries, the whole of Boice’s writing ministry, distill more than 30 years of study and ministry experience. (Boice was the senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia and the host of the Bible Study Hour radio program.) With remarkable skill, he presents the biblical narrative (as well as important doctrine) in a way that relates to the lives of all believers.

75% is a rare discount—don’t miss out!

Before Thursday, you can use coupon code BOICE2014 and get Boice’s Expositional Commentaries for only $99.95—that’s $300 off the regular price.1

Get $300 off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries today!

  1. Your actual savings may vary depending on Dynamic Pricing. []

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Proclaim_NewProclaim_SocialShare_612x612Proclaim Church Presentation Software helps pastors, worship leaders, and volunteers all over the world build elegant church presentations.

You can quickly format lyrics into beautiful slides, control the entire church service from your mobile device, and make last-minute changes with ease. Proclaim integrates with Logos 5, making it easy to share what you learn.

The power of Smart Media

Proclaim’s Smart Media library eliminates the need to edit slides, matching the best font, color, and text size to the background you choose. Enter your church name once and it appears in all the right places. That makes Proclaim easy to use: anyone in your church, from the media director to a first-time volunteer, can help create compelling presentations.

Try it free!

See how Smart Media can make your church presentations look great (and save you hours each week). Get Proclaim free for 30 days: download it with no strings attached!