4 Myths about Logos and the Truth about Upgrading

Are you a current Logos user thinking about upgrading to Logos 8? As with every buying decision, there’s lots to consider, and no two customers are perfectly alike.

We want to make sure you have all the information you need, so in this post we’ve pulled together common concerns we’ve heard from customers in your situation.

If you still have questions, feel free to ask us in the comments and a Faithlife employee will help you out.

Myth #1: If I get a Logos 8 package, it will replace my current Logos package.

The beauty of Logos packages is that they stack. So if you own Logos 6 and get Logos 8, your new books and features don’t replace what you currently have, they add to it. When you purchased a base package, it was just that: a base. Everything you get from now on—including an upgrade to Logos 8—adds to that base.

Myth #2: I have to buy more books to upgrade.

When you bought your first Logos package, you got a digital library and a set of Logos features. If you’re like some customers, you may be perfectly happy with the books you already have in your Logos library. Now that Logos 8 upgrades are available, you may be wondering, “Do I really want to invest in more books?”

The truth is, you can upgrade without investing in new books.

There are two type of Logos 8 upgrades: a complete upgrade and a feature upgrade. A complete upgrade includes books and features that will be added to your base package. A feature upgrade just includes the features. So if you want to upgrade to Logos 8 without adding new books to your library, this is the choice for you.

Learn more about feature upgrades.

Myth #3: I feel like I’m barely tapping into what my current package can do. Getting new features would be a waste.

We know that Logos is packed with features and that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why when we made Logos 8, we challenged ourselves to make it the easiest-to-use version of Logos yet. As one Logos upgrader put it, “Logos 8’s new Workflows build the study process step-by-step, making the power of Logos accessible to everyone, even those new to studying the Bible.”

With Workflows, you just choose the type of study you need to do—like devotions or a word study or sermon prep—and Logos gives you clear step-by-step instructions. It’s not just for beginners, either. For example, there’s an in-depth passage exegesis workflow that will help you do truly detailed study that would make a seminary prof proud.

And best of all, Workflows show you which books and tools to use at each step. It’s a great way to make use of the features you currently have and the new stuff you get when you upgrade to Logos 8.

Myth #4: If I get a “lower package” it’s a downgrade.

Let’s say you own Logos 7 Platinum. If you get Logos 8 Gold, isn’t that a step down?

No.

As described above, an upgrade adds to what you currently own. 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.

That means you have lots of upgrade options to choose from, no matter your budget. And thanks to Dynamic Pricing, you’ll only pay for what’s new to you. You literally could save hundreds of dollars on your upgrade because of it.

Still have questions? Let us know in the comments and we’ll give you the information you need. And consider taking this quick quiz to get a personalized Logos recommendation.

5 Ways Logos Is Easier to Use and Faster Than Ever

If you want to renew your love for Scripture, challenge yourself to grow spiritually, and revel in the awe-inspiring character of God, there’s no substitute for studying the Bible.

That’s why when we made Logos 8, we challenged ourselves to make it easier than ever for you to experience the rewards of deep Bible study. And that meant making the most complete overhaul of the software since Logos 4. [Read more…]

Using Logos 7? Please Make This Important Security Update Now

We’re preparing to make a security update to our servers to protect your data and comply with current regulations regarding Transport Layer Security (TLS). It’s important for you to update your Logos software to ensure full functionality after we make this server update.

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Logos Security Update to Impact Logos 6, Logos 5, and Logos 4 Users

On November 7, 2018, we will deploy a security update to our servers to ensure compliance with current industry standards. This will impact users who have not gotten the free update to Logos 7.

If you are running Logos 4, 5, or 6, update to Logos 7 for free now to ensure uninterrupted access to your software.

Get the free update to Logos 7.

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What Was Jesus’ Tomb Really Like?

What would it have been like to step into the empty tomb on that first Easter morning?

This isn’t just idle speculation. When we take the time to understand the ancient culture and customs of the biblical world—when we reconstruct the world in which those stories took place—familiar biblical stories take on new life. And we can get a good sense of what that first Easter morning was like by exploring first-century tombs that are still around today.

We’ve put together a free, online, interactive experience that takes you inside a first-century tomb. Celebrated scholar Craig Evans is your tour guide in this fascinating glimpse at the biblical world. Follow him into the empty tomb, and renew your appreciation of the power of the Easter story.

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See the Big Picture with the Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible (Print)

It’s far too easy to lose sight of the big picture when you’re studying Scripture. We’re so entrenched in humdrum of modern life, that we forget that the people we’re reading about lived actual, human lives too. They walked the sandy streets of ancient Jerusalem, stood on the shores of the Red Sea, ascended the peak of Nebo.

It’s only when we enter into the biblical world—truly attempt to understand the ancient context of Scripture—that a clear picture emerges. Doing that kind of digging can be time consuming. But even if you’re relying on the humble study Bible, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the depth you’ve come to expect with Logos Bible Software.

Lexham Press has teamed up with Zondervan to bring you the Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible. This print Bible brings together rich illustrations, diagrams, charts, maps, and study notes to help you piece together the context for the passage you’re studying.
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You Voted, Now Save: 35% off Round 1 Titles!


Round 1 has come to a close, and your favorite commentaries and courses are moving on to Round 2 of Logos March Madness 2018. And starting now you can save 35% on the runners up.

Check out these highlights of Round 1 deals:

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Your Vote Determines the Discount: LMM 2018 Is Here!

Logos March Madness 2018 has arrived. This year we’re pitting some of our most popular commentary series against each other in a resource rumble that leaves only one series standing.

And for the first time, you have two brackets to vote in. Make your picks in the Logos bracket to crown the commentary champ, then click over to the Mobile Ed bracket where you can pick your favorite courses.

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Hurry and Save on the Best Books & Courses of 2017

The year is almost over, which means time is short to save on the bestselling, highest-rated Logos resources of the year.

We’ve slashed prices on the books and courses we and our customers loved most. From authors like N.T. Wright to standards of biblical scholarship like the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, we’re discounting our most popular resources of the year.

Save on works like:

Check out all of the books and courses available in the Best of 2017 sale, but hurry: these savings won’t last long. Sale ends 1/5, 11:59 pm (PT).

How to Get Logos 7: All Your Options, Clearly Explained

Logos 7 base packages are 20% off—just in time for Christmas. We want to make it simple for you to get what you need for Bible study, and we are offering our best price in years.

Need a bigger library? Just want the features? Working with a limited budget?

Whatever your situation, there’s a Logos 7 option to match. And if you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to call us at 888-875-9491. We’re happy to help you sort through your options.

Meanwhile, I’ll walk you through all the different ways you can get Logos 7, explaining why customers typically choose one path over another.

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