Experience the Biblical Story with Rich Media

Sometimes all it takes for an idea to really click is a strong visual representation. Infographics make information more accessible, engaging, and memorable. That’s why the Faithlife Study Bible supplements its study notes with stunning images, videos, and infographics of biblical places and artifacts.

When we talk about infographics, we’re not talking about pie charts and bar graphs. We’re talking about dynamic, colorful graphic art that brings the Bible’s information to life.

The Faithlife Study Bible gives you:

  • Infographics—See the Bible’s story with over 120 infographics, timelines, and tables.
  • Photos—Get to know biblical locales, including Israel, Greece, and Turkey, with over 240 pictures.
  • Videos—Visit the Bible’s setting with over 35 videos.

We’re never done building the Faithlife Study Bible’s study notes and infographics. We’ll be adding rich media and study materials to the FSB all the time!

You can get the Faithlife Study Bible absolutely free through March, 2014.

Win a Scholar’s Library from Faithlife!

Enter now and you could win a Scholar’s Library base package from Faithlife. This grand prize will add more than 475 books and commentaries—worth nearly $8,000 in print—to your library. When you combine the Scholar’s Library with the powerful Faithlife Study Bible, you have the raw materials for profound Bible study. Enter now!

Better Bible Study on iPad & iPhone—Free!

Bible study just got better with the updated Logos Bible app for iPhone and iPad.  The app is redesigned to be more user friendly and better for groups. New features include a reworked home page, customizable reading plans, Faithlife-connected Community Notes, and additional panels for split-screen viewing.

If you haven’t downloaded the redesigned Bible app, don’t wait any longer! It helps you experience fuller, richer Bible study wherever you go—and it’s absolutely free.

You’ll get:

Community Notes: Share verse-by-verse thoughts and comments with anyone in your Faithlife community. Passages mentioned by your friends, your church, and Christian leaders show up marked with an icon.

Reading plans: Customize your reading plans with versatile templates to keep your studying on schedule, and then share your personalized plans with others.

Highlighting: Mark the text your way with more than 80 colors and symbols.

Languages: Access the Bible’s original Greek and Hebrew with a simple tap-and-hold on any word. You’ll instantly see the term’s lemma and morphology.

Split screen: Study any secondary resource side by side with your favorite Bible. Both panels scroll in sync, so you’re always in the right place.

Word studies: Learn more about a Greek or Hebrew word by running a Bible word study. Logos 4 links the text to dictionaries, lexicons, and cross-references and lets you compare translations.

Free books: Get 44 resources for free when you download the Logos app. Then open up 25 more free books by creating a Logos.com account.

And so much more!

Learn more about the Logos app on our mobile apps page, and then download the app today!

Free Memorial Day Templates from Proclaim

You’ve been working for weeks on this Sunday’s Memorial Day service. If only your presentation had a cohesive look to tie the service together.

Don’t worry—Proclaim has you covered.

Proclaim has uploaded a new collection of 6 free Memorial Day templates to bring continuity to this Sunday’s service. With the free Memorial Day collection you’ll get the following slides:

  • Welcome
  • Happy Memorial Day (pictured)
  • Bible slide—Lay out your verses on custom made Scripture slides
  • Sermon title slide
  • Song slide—Perfect template for your worship songs
  • Standard Memorial Day background slide—Ideal for announcements, tithes, prayer time, or anything else you need to communicate

This new Memorial Day series is just one of 12 free templates available in Proclaim. You can also upload your own art, or subscribe to Graceway Media and choose from more than 10,000 breathtaking backgrounds. With Proclaim, your Sunday morning presentations will look amazing—and come together seamlessly.

To try this content out for your church service, simply download Proclaim and log in with your Logos account details. Select NEW to start a new presentation and grab the Memorial Day template to customize for your own service.

You’ll need an On Air license to use Proclaim with your church, but with prices starting at only $10 a month there has never been a better time to get started!

Sync Your Reading Plans with Android 1.0

The Logos Android app just released the new 1.0 version! You can go to the Google Play store and download (or update) the app now.

Sync Your Reading Plans

Yes, you read that right. Sync your reading plans from your PC or Mac to your Android phone or tablet! Take your daily readings with you—wherever you go. Get caught up on your reading in the waiting room, at the DMV, or anywhere else you have internet access.

Choose one of the reading plan templates in Logos 4 or create a custom Bible reading plan to suit your needs. You can start right away, since Logos 4 lets you set the beginning and end dates for every plan—no matter when you start.

You can follow along with daily reminders on your Logos 4 homepage or on your Android device.

Other Changes in Android 1.0

There are a number of changes in the first non-beta release of the app. We’ve improved navigation (optimized for tablets) as well as improved UI styling, synced favorites, and saved searches. You can see a complete list in the “What’s New” tab on Google Play.

A Serious App for Serious Bible Study

The Logos Android app provides you the tools for serious study on the go. With the Android app you have:

1. Bible Word Studies

  • Get a stronger understanding of a passage with original language tools.

2. Passage Guides

  • Pull up a detailed report for any verse with cross-references, commentaries, media resources, and text comparisons.

3. Free Resources

  • Access up to 67 free resources when you sign in with a Logos account.

4. Advanced Search Capabilities

  • Search your entire library for a phrase or passage.

5. Customized Reading

  • Link two panels together so you can read your Bible and commentary together—and never lose your place.

Carry a Library in Your Pocket

Combine the free Logos Android app with a Logos base package and enjoy access to an expansive Bible study library—wherever you happen to be. Already have a base package? Grow your mobile library with nearly 20,000 Bibles, commentaries, reference guides, Christian living books, and more—all available from Logos and Vyrso.

You can get more information about the Logos app on our Android page.

Download the app today!

Vyrso’s Selection Grows with David C. Cook

David C. Cook, publisher of discipleship materials for helping Christians grow and pass on their faith, has made many of their most popular titles available on Vyrso.

Now you can grow your faith with dynamic ebooks like:

Or experience powerful biographies:

Read life-changing fiction:

And guide your family through turbulent times with:

These David C. Cook ebooks (and many more!) can be read in the designated Vyrso reader (iPhone or Android), the Logos app (iPhone or Android), Logos 4, or online at Biblia.com. So what are you waiting for? Pick up some new David C. Cook titles from Vyrso today!

How to Search Logos.com by Price Range

Christmas 2011!A lot of people are excited about Logos Christmas Credit. And why wouldn’t they be? Having the ability to earn 15–50% back in Logos.com credit for all eligible purchases is pretty exciting!

$10 is all you need to spend to start earning Logos.com credit. But you can earn a higher return based upon the amount you spend.

You can see how the tiers break down here:

Tiers You Spend We’ll Match You’ll Earn
Tier 1 $10–$99.99 15% $1.50–$15
Tier 2 $100–$499.99 20% $20–$100
Tier 3 $500–$999.99 25% $125–$250
Tier 4 $1,000–$2,499.99 30% $300–$750
Tier 5 $2,500–$4,999.99 40% $1,000–$2,000
Tier 6 $5,000+ 50% $2,500+

Keep Track of Your Christmas Credit

If you have signed up for the Christmas Credit email list (you need to sign up to get in on this promotion), you can track your progress from your account page on Logos.com. Under the “Orders” tab you can see:

  • How much you have spent in qualifying purchases
  • Your current percentage bracket
  • Yow much credit you have earned so far
  • How much you need to spend to get into the next tier
  • What percentage you will earn in the next tier

Searching Logos.com by Price Range

What if you’re looking for products to help boost you into the next tier? Searching for products within a specific price range on Logos.com is easy. Simply drop price:[0 TO 10] into the search field on Logos.com and hit the search button. In this case, you will pull up every product priced $0–$10. Just change the numbers to search a different price range.

In the Logos Christmas Credit image above, the user would need another $650.06 to get them into the 40% off tier. They could easily search Logos.com for products to get them into the next tier by searching for price:[600 TO 700].

So head over to Logos.com and give it a try. I found all sorts of great products I didn’t know existed by trying different price range searches in preparation of this post!

Make Sure You Are Signed Up to Earn Logos.com Credit

There is less than two weeks left in the Christmas 2011 sale. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to get a portion of your December spending back in Logos.com credit—sign up! You can sign up by entering your email right here:



Proclaim Beta Free through January 1!

A free beta of Proclaim is now available! Logos has just released the newest church presentation software on market and made it free to use for your church through New Year’s Day 2012.

Download it now or go to the Proclaim website for more details.

What Is Proclaim?

Proclaim is church presentation software which is going to change the way pastors, worship leaders, and other ministry partners put together a presentation.

With this newly developed, cloud-based software, your weekly presentations are available online for contributions from every member of your team. This fully collaborative worship solution allows pastors, worship leaders, church admins, and other team members to access and edit the presentation throughout the week.

Because your presentation is online, you can access or present from any internet connected computer. Your presentations are fully cached on your computer once they are opened, so even if you lose internet connection during the service, your presentation will not be affected.

Proclaim connects directly to your CCLI Song Select account to easily pull in song lyrics. There is no more going out to the internet to copy and paste lyrics hoping they are correct. Simply connect your Song Select account and type the song name, and Proclaim takes care of the rest.

You’re going to find that Proclaim is:

Go to ProclaimOnline.com for information, screenshots, and to download your free Proclaim beta.

Downloading Proclaim

Once you download Proclaim, you will be prompted to:

  • Set up a new group—Simply create a group with a name which is specific to your church or worship team. At this point, you can invite others into the group using their email addresses or they can download Proclaim and find your group by name.
  • Enter any pertinent account information—Here is where you would enter in your CCLI Song Select or Graceway Media account.
  • Purchase an “On Air” license—Your “On Air” license allows your Proclaim presentations to be exhibited. You can purchase your “On Air” license at any time during the beta period and take advantage of introductory pricing. If you do purchase an “On Air” license, you will not be billed until the end of the beta period.
  • Start creating your first presentation.

When putting together your presentations, you can subscribe to content from Graceway Media, purchase content à la carte from within Proclaim, or upload your own media and backgrounds. Do you want to see what in-store media will look like in your presentation? All you have to do is add the media and preview the presentation to see it in context before purchasing. Between the background images, smart media, and video loops available in the store, you are sure to find the right creative elements for your service. As a bonus, you will find some free media to use in Proclaim during the free beta period.

A Note for Logos 4 Users

With Proclaim, pastors can send their Scripture and teaching illustrations directly from within Logos 4. Incorporating content from Logos 4 is as easy as right clicking on an image or verse and hitting “Send To Proclaim.” Your content will automatically post when you have Proclaim running and open in the background.

So, download Proclaim today and enjoy it for free during beta period, follow Proclaim on Facebook and Twitter, and then join the discussion with other users in our Proclaim Forum.


Win an iPhone 4S and Keep Proclaim Free through the End of 2011!

Keeping Proclaim free through 2011 is as simple as clicking “Like” on Proclaim’s Facebook page! Once you “Like” the page, you’ll see how to enter to win an iPhone 4S or be one of ten churches to win Proclaim FREE for a year.

If we reach 11k fans by 11/11, Proclaim will remain FREE through the end of 2011. So tell your ministry staff, worship team, fellow worship leaders, and youth leaders to join with you in keeping Proclaim FREE through the end of the year. Share the Proclaim Facebook Page with them after you “Like” it yourself!

Churches everywhere are loving the FREE beta version of Proclaim church presentation software and you will too. Make Proclaim absolutely FREE through 2011 by liking our page and find out how to enter the iPhone 4S giveaway when you visit our Facebook page.

Take Logos Anywhere with Android

There are many benefits to downloading the free Logos Android app. The app gives you access to Logos tools such as:

  • Quick Preview of Bible Verses—Simply tap a passage or cross reference and have it displayed for you with an option to jump the verse.
  • Bible Word Study—Get a report with links to dictionaries, lexicons, verses using the word, and view various translations of the Greek or Hebrew word.
  • Passage Guide—Enter a verse and get a detailed report that includes relevant commentaries, cross references, literary typing, and media resources.
  • Easy Navigation—Navigate through your books in many different ways: pick a verse, select a chapter from the table of contents, type a reference, or use the slider.

Not only does the Android app give you all of these tools, but the app comes with over forty free resources. When you open the app for the first time, you’ll have access to over ten Bible translations (including the ESV and New Living Translation) and a complete summary of the Old and New Testaments.

But Wait, There’s More!

You get over twenty-five more resources when you sign in or register for a free Logos.com account. Instantly add important resources to your library like:

  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary by M. G. Easton
  • Morning and Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon
  • Systematic Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong

As if that weren’t enough, if you are a Logos 4 user, the app will sync with your Logos resources. Take your Logos 4 library* on your Android app wherever you go. In fact, your books purchased from Vyrso.com will be available in your Logos Android app as well!

Review and Share It!

Let us know what you like about the app and what you would like to see in future versions. Visit the Android forum page to discuss the app with other Android users.

Then head over to the Android Market and review the app. We want to hear what you have to say!

Lastly, spread the word. If you are excited about Logos on Android, share it! Tweet it, share this post on Facebook, or blog about how Logos is helping you do better Bible study with your Android devices.

But first things first: head over to the Android Market and download the app to your Android device today!

*The list of e-books available through Logos Bible Software is growing constantly as we secure rights and convert resources.

Personal Book Builder: The Inside Scoop

The most anticipated tool for Logos Bible Software has been Personal Books tool. Originally called Personal Book Builder (PBB), the tool was created for Libronix (Logos version 3) so that users could create their own books. It had a few shortcomings in that it created resources that were not exactly like their Logos produced counterparts. But that model has changed. Personal Books now have all the functionality of any other resource produced by Logos except it is produced by you.

What’s It For?

Personal BooksIf you’ve ever wished there was a way to bring all of your seminary papers, excurses studies, position papers, even your graduating thesis on “Middle Eastern Soil Samples and Their Impact on the Imago Dei,” and whatever else you can imagine into Logos, so that you could search it, reference it, and use it along with all of the other thousands of resources Logos makes available; your answer is Personal Books.

How Do I Use It?

Using the Personal Books tool is amazingly simple.

  1. Create your masterpiece in Word or any word processor that can save in a .docx format
  2. Save the file and remember where you saved it
  3. In Logos, click Tools | Personal Books
  4. When the Personal Books pane opens, locate and click Add book
  5. Add the information like Title, Author, Copyright, and Description, then set the resource type, adjust the language, and even add a book graphic
  6. Then click Add file and navigate to your original document
  7. Once you’ve finished, click Build Book and Logos does the rest

From this point forward your book can be located in your Library, added to collections, searched, highlighted, and more, just like every other Logos resource. Congratulations you’ve been (self) published!

Is That It?

Logos’ Personal Books tool opens up an entire vista of possibilities. Personal Books can be just like Logos books with tagging, milestones, and more. As I write this, the finishing touches are being put on the Personal Books section of the Logos help file and will be available soon (if not already) to help guide you through the basics of what Personal Books can do. Already, the Logos user community has been building the Wiki page for Personal Books. Like every other aspect of Logos Bible Software, the user forums are often the best place to search for and find answers to your questions.

But Wait, There’s More!

Logos’ Personal Books tool is already growing and more is planned. One user has created a script to automatically create tags and hyperlinks between resources and another created a script to add page numbers! In the past, Logos 3 PBB required users to find ways to share their work. My own website hosts almost a thousand Logos 3 format PBB resources contributed by the community. Now however, Logos has plans to integrate directly with the Logos.com website so that your works can be made available around the globe if you want them to be.

Sweet! Where Do I Get It?

Logos’ Personal Books tool is the main component of Logos 4.3. By clicking the Help Button | About Logos Bible Software in your copy of Logos you’ll see what version of Logos you are currently using. If it’s not at least 4.3 you can simply wait for Logos to update itself or type the command “update now” in your command bar and let Logos Bible Software do the rest.

What are you most looking forward to adding to your Logos library or what excites you most about the Personal Books tool? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Today’s guest blogger is Thomas Black, a Logos Forum MVP and a Pastor in Moweaqua, Illinois.