Stock Your Library with the Back-to-School Sale!

Blog Image 1 630x175Our most popular academic sale of the year has returned! The back-to-school sale is the perfect opportunity to equip yourself for your next season of learning. Not going back to school? With commentaries, systematic theologies, reference works, and more, we’ve got practical study resources for everyone. Whether you’re in the classroom, a distance-education program, or doing personal study, we’ve got you covered with more than 40 of the best academic resources.
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Overcoming Theological Famine with Logos

Serengeti-Landscape-2012At Faithlife, we love equipping people for Bible study. It’s why we created Logos Bible Software. So when we hear powerful stories of our users overcoming challenges using our software, we can’t help but share them with you.

Josh Hooker has been a missionary to Southern Africa for a decade. Through the years, he’s encountered an unexpected problem. “What many people don’t realize is that good theological books are often hard to get in Africa. Sometimes missionaries rely on friends or family to bring books out when they visit, but these books are heavy to carry—especially the reference books I rely on for my work.”
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Introducing the New Source for Free Logos Training

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At Faithlife, we’re passionate about the Bible. That’s why we constantly innovate and design new tools, media, and datasets that help you uncover biblical truth and communicate those truths in fresh and insightful ways.

It can be hard to keep up with all these innovations—especially if you want to to reap the benefits of Logos as soon as possible. That’s why we’ve assembled the Logos Pros—a team of Bible experts with intimate knowledge of our software and a genuine passion to teach.

We believe, with a little training, anyone can learn to get the most out of Logos’ functionality and power. We want everyone, everywhere to become Logos Pros. That’s why we’re constantly crafting new training videos. These engaging tutorials highlight a specific tool, feature, or resource of the software and teach you a biblical truth, all while showing you how to use Logos in your own study of God’s Word.
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3 Ways to Keep Your Bible Study On Track

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The Overseas Highway stretches 113 miles between Miami and the Florida keys, providing access to breathtaking wildlife and the largest coral reef off the U.S. mainland. But it only exists thanks to the category-five hurricane that destroyed the iconic Overseas Railway that once stood in its place. During the 1935 storm, an 18-foot wave swept 11 rail cars off the track, leaving only the engine and tender upright. Miraculously, no one was injured. The Overseas Railway however, was utterly destroyed overnight.

Sometimes our Bible study can feel like a trainwreck. It’s all too easy to get side-tracked by confusing words, bogged down by cultural nuances, and blown off track by the “who’s who” in scripture.

Here are 3 ways you can use Logos 6 to keep your Bible study on track and glean more insight from scripture.
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Will Logos Work on Windows 10?

logos_logo_RGB_v_500x500Windows 10 has been in the news a lot lately. Microsoft’s move to offer a free upgrade to many of its customers has certainly garnered some attention! If you’re like many Windows users, you might wonder whether you should upgrade. And if you’re a Logos user, a couple of other questions may come to mind.

Will Logos work on Windows 10?

Has anyone tested Logos on Windows 10?

We set out to answer those concerns as soon as we were able to get our hands on the public beta of Windows 10. The answer to both questions is an emphatic “YES!”

We’ve had several people using Windows 10 since very early in the public beta program and have found no issues that impact normal daily use of Logos. We came across a few very minor issues related to Windows 10 and have already fixed many of those in Logos 6.4.

Should you upgrade? That’s a question only you can really answer. But as a Logos user, if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 you have nothing to worry about. If you want to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10, don’t let any concerns about Logos hold you back.

If you’ve not yet upgraded to Logos 6, upgrade now to get the most out of your software in Windows 10.

Serve the Church without Burning Out

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Ministry leaders have a high calling. They must serve their churches and communities with grace and integrity, evaluate the spiritual progress of their congregations, and unite the church to work as a body. They live lives of service and humility while inspiring and motivating others. And they do all this while planning sermons and Bible studies, praying for their people, organizing small-group ministries, overseeing the administrative needs of the church, and performing the countless other duties of church life.

Those are some intimidating responsibilities, and the risk of burnout is huge. Ministry leaders don’t simply need to learn a set of leadership skills; they need an approach that values their spiritual formation just as highly as boots-on-the-ground training.

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How to Search the Original Languages with Logos

search original greekToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

One of my favorite verses is Mark 1:35 which states in the NASB:

In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.

The Greek word translated praying is the lemma proseuchomai (προσεύχομαι), the most frequently used Greek word for pray in the New Testament.

Let’s say we’d like to discover other places in the Bible where this verb is used in the context of Jesus’ praying. That is very simple with a Clause Search along with a little help from the context menu.

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In Memory of Dr. Owen Chadwick

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Rev. Dr. Owen Chadwick passed away on July 17, 2015. He leaves behind a broad, deep, and long legacy that continues to have an influence on the academic world, the church, and the state. Chadwick was a humble man with a sharp intellect and the heart of a pastor.
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The Simple Way to Save on Your Favorite Resources

bp-lineupWhenever someone asks me, “What’s the best way to get great books at the lowest price?”, I tell them to invest in another base package. “But I already own a base package, why would I need another one?”

The answer is simple: with Dynamic Pricing, you don’t pay twice for the same resources. If a base package that you don’t own contains resources that you already have, the price is reduced automatically.

And Baptist base packages? They include some of the most popular resources at the biggest discounts.

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Understand the Flow of Biblical History

Timeline CollectionGenesis through Revelation isn’t laid out in neat chronological order. For instance, Ezra and Nehemiah depict events that took place near the end of the Old Testament period. But those books are placed before the book of Job—even though many scholars believe Job depicts some of the earliest events recorded in Scripture! This is an accident of the literary arrangement of the canon, but if you’re trying to understand the Bible’s chronology, you face many other challenges. From sorting out the kings of the Northern and Southern kingdoms, to following the succession of Paul’s missionary journeys, keeping track of it all can be daunting.

When you branch into church history and theology, the problem only magnifies. It’s hard to remember who influenced whom, which theologian pioneered which doctrines, how schools of thought battled it out in the public arena, and which ideas came to define the worldview of their eras.
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