How to Get Logos 8: All Your Options Clearly Explained

The new version of Logos Bible Software is here.

It’s redesigned in a big way to be faster and easier to use than ever. In fact, some users are calling it “the most powerful and user-friendly version of Logos Bible Software ever released.

Whether you’ve never owned Logos or have been with us from the start, here are all your options for how to get Logos 8, clearly explained. I’ll also explain why some customers choose one option over another.

You can also call us at 888-875-9491 to get more personalized help choosing the right option for you.

If you own a Logos base package

All of the options here apply to current Logos base package owners. If that’s not you, scroll down to the heading “If you do not own a Logos base package.”

1. Get a Logos 8 complete upgrade

A complete upgrade includes new Logos 8 features and a library of books. Those books don’t replace your current library, they add to it. The same goes for features, and it’s true no matter which package you choose.

Think of it like adding another wing to your virtual library. You could make a large addition or a small one, but whichever you choose, you get more books and more features.

And for a limited time, base package owners get 25% off their first Logos 8 complete upgrade, so now’s the time to do it.

On top of that, Dynamic Pricing applies, so you only pay for what’s new to you. Sign in to see your unique dynamic price on all Logos 8 complete upgrades.

Choose your complete upgrade level

You can choose from several levels of complete upgrades.

The books and features vary depending on what level you choose, stacking on each other the higher you go. Limited feature sets come in Logos 8 Starter and Bronze, and the full feature set—that is, all the new features of Logos 8—comes in Logos 8 Silver and up. See the next section for an overview of the differences.

Sign in to see your dynamic price on all complete upgrades, or call 800-875-6467 for help deciding what level is best for you.

This option for you if:

  • You already own a Logos base package
  • You want the most cost-effective way to boost your library and feature set
  • You want to take advantage of the special Logos 8 launch discount (25% off first complete upgrade)

Sign in to see your dynamic price on all complete upgrades.

2. Upgrade your features only

If you want to get the newest Logos 8 features without investing in additional books, this option is for you. Choose from upgrades including some or all Logos 8 features. Whichever you choose, those features are yours to keep forever. Learn more.

As always, your price adjusts based on the features you already own (Dynamic Pricing), so sign in to see your dynamic price on Logos 8 feature upgrades.

Feature upgrades come in three levels. You can compare feature upgrades in detail, but here is a summary of the differences (new features only):

Sign in to see your dynamic price on all Logos 8 feature upgrades, or call 800-875-6467 for help deciding what features are best for you.

You can also read more about complete upgrades and feature upgrades for help deciding between the two.

This option is for you if:

  • You want the newest features in Logos without investing in new books
  • You want the most cost-effective way to get all the features of Logos 8. For example, if you already own Logos 6, a Full Feature Upgrade would be about $400 thanks to Dynamic Pricing, rather than $600.

Sign in to see your dynamic price on all feature upgrades.

3. Upgrade your library only

This option is for anyone who already has Logos 8 features (either because they subscribe to Faithlife Connect or have purchased a Logos 8 feature upgrade or complete upgrade).

Compare Logos 8 libraries to see what interests you. Since you probably own some of the books in the Logos 8 libraries, you’ll see a custom price for your library upgrade.

This option for you if:

  • You want more books for less
  • You subscribe to Faithlife Connect or have already purchased a Logos 8 complete upgrade or feature upgrade

Sign in to see your dynamic price on Logos 8 libraries.

4. Subscribe to Faithlife Connect

Faithlife Connect includes subscription access to Logos 8 features and a library of Bible study resources. Plus, you get Christian videos, movies, courses, ebooks, and much more. Plans start at just $8.99/month, and you’ll maintain access as long as you subscribe.

Get started with a free 14-day free trial.

This option for you if:

  • You prefer a low monthly payment to a larger one-time investment
  • You want access to Christian videos, movies, courses, ebooks, and special discounts
  • You like to save by bundling multiple resources into one subscription

What if I already own a Logos base package? How does it work to get a Faithlife Connect subscription on top of that?

It would work just like any other Logos 8 complete upgrade. The new features and resources would be added to your current collection. The exception is that your access to the features and resources included in Connect would end should you choose to end your subscription.

Call us or take a quiz

Maybe all this has you thinking . . . What’s the best route for me? We have two resources that can help you find your way:

  • Call our resource experts at 800-875-6467. We’ll talk with you about how you want to use Logos, then point you in the right direction.
  • Take this quiz. It asks a few questions to learn about your needs and preferences, then suggests a Logos 8 package to match.   

If you do not own a Logos base package

1. Get a Logos 8 base package

What it is

A base package is two things: features and resources. Features are the tools/abilities of Logos that help you study, and resources are the books and information those features rely on to deliver insights.

  1. Features. To get all the features, get Logos 8 Silver and above. (Logos 8 Starter and Bronze include a smaller set of features.)
  2. Resources. The size and value of the libraries grow as you move through the base package levels—from Starter all the way to Collector’s. When you purchase a base package, the books, like the features, are yours to keep and use on all your Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.

Why you’d get it

We answer that here, but the gist of it is:

  • You get the latest Logos tools and a brand-new library. With one purchase you know you have the most powerful version of Logos, plus a curated library to go with it.
  • You get started in the most cost-effective way. On average, base packages save you 90% when compared to purchasing books and features individually.
  • You only go up from here. We call these base packages for a reason: this is the beginning of a lifetime with Logos. You’re investing in a tool you can use and add to for years to come. And with Dynamic Pricing, you never pay for the same book twice. We automatically take into account what you already own and adjust your price accordingly.
  • You’ll begin to study the Bible better. Ultimately, this is the reason to buy Logos—to dig into God’s Word at incredible depth, with unmatched accuracy, and at lightning fast speed. Learn all about Logos 8.

How to choose a base package

We have a few resources to help you find the base package that’s right for you.

  • Take the Logos quiz. Answer a few questions about your budget and how you want to study the Bible, and we’ll suggest a base package to match. Take the quiz now.
  • Get a personalized recommendation. Visit Logos.com/recommend-package, and be sure you’re logged in to your Logos account. We’ll make a Logos 8 recommendation based on the resources you already own.
  • Compare all our base packages. Visit Logos.com/compare-packages to see how different base packages stack up.
  • Talk to a Resource Expert. Give us a call at 800-875-6467. We’ll answer any questions you have and walk you through your base package options. And don’t forget to ask about our payment plans: we’ll work with you to find the option that best fits your budget.

2. Subscribe to Faithlife Connect

Faithlife Connect includes subscription access to Logos 8 features and a library of Bible study resources. Plus, you get Christian videos, movies, courses, ebooks, and much more. Plans start at just $8.99/month, and you’ll maintain access as long as you subscribe.

Get started with a free 14-day free trial.

This option is for you if:

  • You prefer a low monthly payment to a larger one-time investment
  • You want access to Christian videos, movies, courses, ebooks, and special discounts
  • You like to save by bundling multiple resources into one subscription

Start a free 14-day free trial now.

Summary

What you need depends on who you are and what you have.

  • If you are brand new to Logos, get a Logos 8 base package. It’s the most cost-effective way to get started because you are essentially buying in bulk. You’ll get a Bible study library with dictionaries, commentaries, Bible texts, and much more. It’s an all-in-one package for powerful Bible study.
  • If you already have Logos and want to upgrade your library and features, get a Logos 8 complete upgrade. For a limited time, you save 25% on your first complete upgrade purchase.
  • If you only want to invest in the newest Logos features—and not get more books—get a feature upgrade. You can get some or all of the new features, such as Workflows, Canvas, and the Theology Guide.
  • If you want to spread out your investment over time, read about our payment plans. (If your purchase qualifies, you’ll see this option before you begin the checkout process.)

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Need more info before making your decision? Visit Logos.com/8 for an overview of what’s new in Logos.

Or if you still have questions, give one of our resource experts a call at 800-875-6467.

Comments

  1. I have basic 7,is there an upgrade for it.Also can I sync phone and computer to have same books,bibles?

  2. I have Logos 7 and I want no new features or “books.” I just want what I have accumulated to continue to be supported. What must I do, if anything? Thank you.

    • Karen Engle says:

      Hi Ron, Thanks for alerting us. We are making sure it’s updated to reflect the correct image.

    • Karen Engle says:

      Hi Gregory,
      Thanks for alerting us. We are making sure it’s updated to reflect the correct image.

    • Matthew Boffey says:

      Hi Ron,

      Watch for the Logos 8 Basic release in early 2019. It’s free and will update your Logos engine so you can continue receiving the necessary updates. (And updating to the Logos 8 engine will not replace what you currently have—you’ll keep all your features and resources.)

      Best,
      Matt

  3. What is the difference between the Logos 8 base (free) and the one I just purchased?

    • Matthew Boffey says:

      Hi Chris,

      Logos 8 Basic will give you the look and feel of Logos 8, and keep you up to date in terms of support, but it essentially offers no new features. In other words, you’d get the refreshed Home page, Notes tool, and some other UI improvements, but not new features like Canvas, Important Words, Author Guides, etc. (though a very simple Workflow may end up being included). Hope that helps!

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