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3 Myths about Upgrading to Logos 7

“I’d just be paying for what I already have.”
“It’s smarter to wait until Logos 8 to upgrade.”
“I’ll get a bunch of resources I don’t want.”

When I was in seminary, training for ministry, I had the exact same thoughts.

You make a hearty investment in Logos, and you expect that you’re good to go. That’s still true. By merely having Logos, you have powerful Bible study software at your fingertips.

So why upgrade? Because the product gets better. In the same way that each new iPhone comes with better features and capabilities, so too does each version of Logos—although the leaps are much bigger than something like better photo quality.

Let me answer my own objections from above—and maybe yours, too.

Objection 1: “I’d just be paying for what I already have.”

I’m a leery buyer; I resonate with this. How do I know I’m not just paying for the number 7?

Dynamic Pricing is how—a promise we make to all of our customers.

Dynamic Pricing means you never pay for what you already own. You only pay for new capabilities and resources. That’s more than you can say about an iPhone, actually. When you upgrade your phone, you pay for a new everything—new screen, new camera, new body—everything.

But imagine paying for just a better camera in your phone, and nothing more. That’s what Dynamic Pricing means for Logos users.

How it works:

  • We look at all the resources, features, and datasets you already own.
  • We subtract those items from the upgrade you’re considering.
  • We calculate a new price based on what remains.
  • That’s your price.

This all happens instantly when you’re logged in at Logos.com, so you can see your dynamic price before you buy.

Try it now. If you own a base package (and are logged into Logos.com), you’ll see your dynamic price with any package. Right now all our base packages are 20% off, so the discount will actually be even bigger.

Objection 2: “It’s smarter to wait until Logos 8 to upgrade.”

Following the logic of dynamic pricing, this also isn’t true.  

Let’s say you have Logos 6. If you upgrade to Logos 7, you only pay for what’s new between the two.

If you upgrade from 7 to 8, again you’ll only pay for what’s new.

So whether you wait for 8 or get 7 now and 8 later, you’ll still only paying the incremental differences. Which means you don’t save any money by waiting to get 8; you just miss out on features and resources you’ll eventually have anyway.

Plus, with all our base packages 20% off right now—the biggest Logos deal we’ve offered in years—this may be your best chance to save on an upgrade.

Dynamic Pricing also applies to feature sets, not just books. So if you want the capabilities of Logos 7 without any new books, you can go that route—also 20% off. These deals last till midnight 12/30 (PT).

Objection 3: “I’ll get a bunch of resources I don’t want.”

Logos isn’t merely a digital library—it’s combination of books and features that makes your whole library instantly relevant to you.

When you look at a title of any given book—say 300 Quotations for Preachers—you may not register that as a book you want.

But let’s say you’re preparing to preach, and you need to explain Hebrews 11:3. It includes some fairly lofty concepts, and you could use an illustration or quote to help you out.

With a few clicks in Logos, you can see where Hebrews 11:3 is cited in your references—and if you have it, up will come this wonderful quote in 300 Quotations for Preachers:

I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but I believe in order that I may understand; for of this I feel sure, that, if I did not believe, I would not understand (Anselm of Canterbury).

An insightful quote was hand-delivered to you, and you didn’t have to rummage for it.

This is just one of many examples of what expanding your resources will do. You simply cannot know what treasures are hidden in every book. Logos changes that, because it searches for those treasures instantly.

So next time you see a title that doesn’t interest you, remember that in Logos it could come to interest you a great deal.

Plus, denominational base packages give you flexibility in the resources you add. Round out your current library with theology works from the Reformed package, preaching resources from the Baptist one, or church history works in the Anglican package.

Remember, you won’t pay for any overlap.

But why Logos 7? Isn’t Logos 6 enough?

Logos 6 is great, and it truly may be all you need. You’re best suited to know.

But there are certain things only Logos 7 can do. For example:

  • Quickstart Layouts — Open up layouts for particular Bible study tasks, like Word Studies, Topic Guides, or Sermon Starter Guides.
  • Courses Tool — Study hundreds of topics, from theology to Bible books to biblical figures and more, all linked to your Logos resources.  
  • Sermon Editor — Write your sermon in Logos for maximum efficiency. Pair it with Logos’ time-saving tools, then generate ready-made handouts or presentation slides with a click.

There are other new features, too, and Logos 7 even enhances features and datasets from Logos 6, such as new Visual Filter and Passage Guide categories. Upgrading to Logos 7 is like getting a tune-up on Logos 6 or below, plus maybe a couple more cylinders. 

Check out your upgrade options—all 20% off—to see how Logos 7 can take your Bible study deeper than it’s ever gone before. You may be especially interested in our essential upgrades—special combos we’ve put together for those who want a lift to their library without going overboard. If you find it’s more than you need, no sweat—you’re backed by our 30-day money-back guarantee.

Don’t wait. Get 20% off all base packages and feature sets—now through 12/30.

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Matthew Boffey
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  • Currently, I do not need anything in addition to my Logos 7 basic package and features … except for one particular item of interest to me:
    The Bullinger Figures of Speech Dataset (I do own the Bullinger Figures of Speech book) … however, in order to have this 6,87 US$ item, I would need to spend at least 72,80 US$ to get the starter feature set.

    The talk about that I might later on be happy to have all the things I do not currently want is non-sense (at least to me). I don’t care what you think I might later want … I will gladly pay the price I would need to pay later to get the individual resource or feature when I need or want it … not when you think I must have it in order to get one item I need and want.

  • Thanks for this very informative article.

    I am new to Logos, I installed Logos 7 just months ago, with out prior experience with previous versions of Logos.

    Upon using Logos 7, how ever, I found out that it is the best and most beauty full of all Bible soft wares available in the Planet.

    I have been using e-Sword, Quick Verse, Olive Tree, and other popular Bible soft wares, and I still use them from time to time, but my home stay now is my precious Logos 7 here in my lap top.

    Amazing, awe some Bible soft ware!

Written by Matthew Boffey