Datasets: New & Enhanced in Logos 5

New Logos users often ask, “What makes Logos resources so much more valuable than their print or epub counterparts?”

The answer? Connectivity.

Most scholarly works connect to other resources through in-text citations, bibliographies, and indexes. Logos 5 converts all these connections into clickable links, making it easy to jump from open resources to undiscovered ones. In addition to the in-text connections, Logos 5 links similar information across your entire library. These networks of information are called datasets.

Logos 5 includes some important dataset enhancements, and 10 all-new datasets. You can see the whole list at Logos.com/Datasets, but here are some highlights. [Read more...]

3 Reasons to Upgrade to Logos 5

Since Logos 5 launched in November, we’ve outlined many of its remarkable benefits. You’ve heard about features like the Topic Guide, key resources like Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testament, budgeting tools like our payment plans, and far more. Those are the specifics—here are three big-picture reasons you should upgrade to Logos 5:

1. Amazing discounts. During our Upgrade Sale, you can get the best price on a new Logos 5 base package. And with the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator, you’ll get extra discounts for books you already own! If you’ve been taking advantage of Community Pricing and Pre-Pub, you probably own resources that will bring your upgrade price even lower. Learn how.

2. Cross-platform accessibility. Your resources are available on more than just your home computer: you can access your books on your phone or tablet using the Logos app, or read anywhere you have internet at Bible.Faithlife.com. When you own a Logos resource, it’s yours across desktop, tablet, mobile, and web—and you don’t pay a cent extra! Here’s how it works.

3. Free software updates. Our talented developers are always working to make Logos 5 better. (Logos 5.1 included several new features and performance improvements: updates are more than just bug fixes.) When you upgrade, you’ll receive updates to Logos 5 for free!

See more reasons to upgrade at Logos.com/WhyLogos5, and then pick out the right base package for you.

Are You Studying These 4 Key Resources?

Logos Base PackagesAll of Logos 5′s features appear in Gold and above. When you upgrade to Platinum, Diamond, or Portfolio, what you’re investing in is valuable, often hard-to-find content, bundled to give you the best deal.

Here are four key resources included only in Portfolio:

1. BDAG/HALOTA Greek–English Lexicon of the New Testament (BDAG) and the Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT) stand as the authoritative texts on biblical grammar. These resources are must-haves for anyone looking to grasp original-language nuance. Jerker Blomqvist wrote in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review that BDAG “is without doubt the best tool of its kind that exists in any language, and the present edition is decidedly superior to the earlier ones.”

Most scholars pay extra to add the BDAG/HALOT bundle to their libraries—but if you upgrade to Portfolio, you won’t have to.

2. A. W. Pink Collection (40 vols.)—Widely considered the intellectual successor to Charles Spurgeon, A. W. Pink wrote widely about Christian doctrine and timeless cultural issues. Biographer Iain H. Murray notes that the widespread (and posthumous) circulation of Pink’s works “made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.” With Portfolio, you can trace this important writer’s thought across 40 books, plus 68 pamphlets and booklets. [Read more...]

Featured in Platinum: Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testament

platinum“My favorite new Testament commentary is that of R. C. H. Lenski . . . I profit greatly from his sane and spiritually sensitive exposition.” —Warren W. Wiersbe

Any collection so highly praised by one of the most prolific Christian writers of the last 100 years demands attention, but Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testatment draws special notice because Dr. Wiersbe crosses denominational lines to praise Lenski’s scholarship, adding that “you do not have to be a Greek scholar to benefit from Lenski.”

This is a massive commentary. Lenski introduces each passage with his own original translation, and then adds a discussion of historical, exegetical, and thematic points, leaving no stone unturned. Lenski’s scholarship and smooth narrative style make this collection a perennial favorite. Morris Proctor, the authorized trainer for Logos, even lists it among his prioritized books in Platinum.

Other valuable resources

Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testament is included in Platinum, along with many other respected titles, like:

5 Reasons to Download the Free FSB Now

ESV Giveaway Free

In partnership with Crossway and CreationFest, we’re giving away the trusted ESV translation to all Faithlife users through August 10. You only have a couple more days to grab your copy, so get it today!

Here are a few more reasons to download the Faithlife Study Bible:

1. Multimedia & infographics—We live in a highly visual society, surrounded by glowing screens. We’ve become accustomed to ideas in picture form. The Faithlife Study Bible is chock-full of art, photography, timelines, and video to help you visualize Scripture. We sent a crew to Israel, and they returned with hundreds of pictures and hours of video. We even commissioned artists to illustrate biblical concepts—and you can get it all for free in the Faithlife Study Bible.

2. Respected contributors—Writing a study Bible is a huge undertaking. We didn’t want to take it on alone, so we reached out to some of the most trusted leaders in Christianity. N. T. Wright, Timothy Keller, Charles Stanley, Ed Stetzer, Lee Strobel, Randy Alcorn, and many others contributed their wisdom and expertise to the Faithlife Study Bible. See the whole list at FaithlifeBible.com/Contributors. [Read more...]

Get the ESV Free with the FSB!

ESV Giveaway Free

Thanks to our partnership with Crossway, you can get the ESV free on your Faithlife app when you download by August 10!

The Faithlife Study Bible stands as the world’s largest, most advanced study Bible. Study notes and multimedia equip you for Bible study on the go, and the recently announced read-along feature makes it more convenient than ever. Plus, with the Faithlife community, it’s easy to share what you learn with your loved ones.

Your can read the Faithlife Study Bible on your iPad, iPhoneAndroid device, or Kindle Fire, or online at Bible.Faithlife.com. It’s the perfect resource to bring to church or Bible study: it lets you study wherever you are.

The English Standard Version (ESV), first published in 2001, is considered “essentially literal.” It seeks to capture the precise word-for-word meaning of the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, and it’s one of today’s most widely used translations.

Now you can apply all the benefits of the Faithlife Study Bible to the ESV—free. The FSB is always growing and improving, and by downloading it today, you’ll get both the FSB and the ESV for life.

Already using the Faithlife Study Bible? Just open your app by August 10 to get your free ESV.

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This offer ends August 10—get your ESV today!

Celebrating 100,000 Forum Members and 500,000 Posts

Celebrating 500,000 PostsThe Logos forums have reached two important milestones—500,000 posts and 100,000 users. To celebrate, we’re planning something big and exclusive. If you’re not in the forums yet, now’s when you’ll want to join!

Here are four more reasons to get involved:

1. You’ll get answers fast—There are more than 500,000 posts archived in the forums; you’re likely to find that someone else has already asked your question, so you’ll get your answer right away. If not, the forum community (which includes several Logos employees) is large, friendly, and very helpful.

2. You’ll build relationships—Bible scholars worldwide enjoy Logos’ power and convenience. You can meet many of them at Community.Logos.com, learn from them, and grow together.

3. You can suggest products—Have a specific resource you’d like to see in the Logos library? The Suggestions forum is the place to make it known.

4. You’ll be the first to know—All the latest initiatives, like Noet and Mobile Education, have their own forums. When you’re involved, you’ll get the latest news.

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Take $600 off the Calvin 500 Collection

john-calvinJohn Calvin was born 504 years ago today. Celebrate by studying his works. Through July 12, you can use coupon code CALVIN13 to save 60% on the 108 vol. Calvin 500 Collection!

Assembled in 2009, the Calvin 500 Collection remains the largest collection of Calvin’s works in English, and one of our most sought-after resources. This huge collection joins Logos 5’s powerful search tools with more than 100 resources by and about Calvin, including:

  • His complete commentaries
  • His position statement, Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • 10 biographies
  • 4 volumes of rare personal correspondence
  • Calvin and the History of Calvinism Collection (31 vols.)
  • Many tracts and treatises

John Calvin made a enormous impact on Christianity. Entire denominations have sprung up around his scholarship. With this $600 discount off the regular price, available for three days only, you can get to know his thought—and save a bunch of money. The collection carries a print value of $2,000, so this is an unbelievable deal. 

Don’t wait. This offer goes away on Friday, July 12, and you don’t want to miss out. Use coupon code CALVIN13 today and get this collection for $600 off!

Get $250 Off Boice’s Expositional Commentaries

boices-expositional-commentariesJames Montgomery Boice’s Expositional Commentaries Series (27 vols.) provides the kind of thoughtful scholarship necessary for skillful preaching and serious scholarship. Combine it with Logos 5’s search power, and even English-only Bible scholars can do serious original-language study.

Ordinarily, this resource would cost $399.95, but for the next week, you can save $250 (more than 60%) with coupon code BOICEJULY as we celebrate Boice’s 75th birthday.

James Montgomery BoiceHis was a once-in-a-generation mind, fearless and focused. These books, the whole of his writing ministry, distill more than 30 years of study and ministry experience as the senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia and the host of The Bible Study Hour radio program.

Believers at every stage of spiritual growth will benefit from this collection. As James Montgomery Boice said himself, “No religion is stronger than its god, and in the case of Christianity, no Christians have ever been stronger than their knowledge of the true God and their desire to obey and glorify him” (Romans vol. 3).

You’ll have to act fast to get this special price, though. This discount lasts only through July 11. Claim your copy of James Montgomery Boice’s Expositional Commentaries at the special memorial price of $149.95 today.

Upgrading to Logos 5—More Affordable Than You Think

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If you’ve been holding out for a big sale to upgrade, the time has come. Upgrading to Logos 5 (or a larger base package) has never been more affordable than it is right now. Prices won’t get lower than this, and we can help you get the resources you need and keep your budget happy at the same time.

The best upgrade discounts

Whether you’re upgrading from Logos 4 or moving to a higher Logos 5 base package, this upgrade sale offers the best prices on Logos 5 that you’ll ever see. Hurry, though—these discounts won’t be around for long.

This is your chance to get Logos 5′s smart features:

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