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Proclaim_NewProclaim_SocialShare_612x612Proclaim Church Presentation Software helps pastors, worship leaders, and volunteers all over the world build elegant church presentations.

You can quickly format lyrics into beautiful slides, control the entire church service from your mobile device, and make last-minute changes with ease. Proclaim integrates with Logos 5, making it easy to share what you learn.

The power of Smart Media

Proclaim’s Smart Media library eliminates the need to edit slides, matching the best font, color, and text size to the background you choose. Enter your church name once and it appears in all the right places. That makes Proclaim easy to use: anyone in your church, from the media director to a first-time volunteer, can help create compelling presentations.

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See how Smart Media can make your church presentations look great (and save you hours each week). Get Proclaim free for 30 days: download it with no strings attached!

Why Book Cache Fits My Life

Mark BarnesToday’s guest post is from Mark Barnes, pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church, Clydach in the UK.

One of my favourite things about Logos is the Community Pricing and Pre-Pub specials. By ordering resources in advance, I benefit from substantial discounts and immediate access to resources as soon as they’re released.

There’s one problem, though. When you order something on Pre-Pub, you usually don’t know exactly when it’s going to be released. And that might mean that if the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew or the John MacArthur Sermon Library happens to be launched at the same time my car insurance is due to renew, I might miss out.

Don’t miss out on the best deals

I might miss out, that is, were it not for for Logos’ Book Cache program. By purchasing Logos credit via a monthly subscription, I can make sure that when those Pre-Pubs arrive, I’m able to take advantage of them. All I had to do was to take out a Book Cache subscription, and then check the box on the credit section of my account page. Now, when Pre-Pubs are released, I don’t have to worry whether my credit card is already maxed out—I can automatically pay using the Logos credit I’ve already purchased through Book Cache.

Easily spread out the cost

Of course, there’s a second advantage to Book Cache. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for Logos resources in one month and then very little the next month, I can spread out my payments evenly over a longer period. That makes budgeting easier—and my wife much happier!

So if, like me, you’d love to have more than 3,000 John MacArthur sermons in your library (but you’re not sure you’ll have $199 on hand when the resource is ready), go ahead and order it. Then just take out a Book Cache subscription for $60 or $80 a month: by the time the sermons are released, you’ll already have most (if not all) of the credit you need, depending on the release date. With a $60 Book Cache subscription, you would pay for the archive in just four months, and have $40 in credit to put toward another resource. With a payment plan at about $62/month, it would take an extra three months to purchase the same sermons after they’re released. For me, that makes Book Cache a no-brainer.

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Get the most out of your book budget: subscribe to Book Cache today.

Announcing Facebook Daily Deals!

facebook_logo_detailIf you’ve been following us on Twitter, you’ve noticed that, every day, a new #DailyDeal arrives, offering a new resource for 50% off.

Well, we’re excited to announce that now you can get even more resources for 50% off with the new Facebook #DailyDeal! This is a great way to save on resources on your wishlist, or just build up your library at half the cost.

Want to make sure you never miss a deal? Here’s what you need to do:

1. Like our Facebook page so you can stay in the loop.

Simply click the “Like” button below:

 

2. Check the option to get notifications.

If you want to make sure you’re seeing all the daily deals, hover over the “Liked” button on Facebook and click “Get notifications.”

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3. Check in each morning to see the new #DailyDeal! Each #DailyDeal will include a coupon code that only works for a limited time, so be sure to take advantage of your deal before it expires.

 

It’s that simple! Start building your library for 50% off: use coupon code 13204 to save on today’s inaugural Facebook #DailyDeal, The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent.

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Get in the loop on each #DailyDeal—like Facebook.com/Logos today!

For God So Loved the World: Inspire Those You Love

We’ve made quite a few Bible text videos over the past year, but our latest—John 3:16—may be the most powerful yet. Gaze into the eyes of these children of God as, in multiple languages, they proclaim the same good news: God loves them and the entire world, and he’s granted eternal life to all who believe.

Featured on FaithSmiles.com, this video is powerful.

Encourage those you love by sharing this proclamation of good news on Facebook or Twitter:

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FaithSmiles.com brings you faith-friendly videos to share with your community. You’ll find videos that inspire you, bring you joy, and make you laugh. Head over to FaithSmiles.com today and subscribe!

How to Get Your Dream Library on the Budget That’s Right for You

Logos-5You’re probably keeping an eye on expenses. And big-ticket items, no matter how vital or how good the deal, can seem tough to budget for—that is, when you purchase them all at once.

The solution? Smaller payments!

We introduced payment plans to address this very problem. They let you break up your payments into easy monthly chunks, interest-free.

We recently dropped the threshold for 18-month payment plans down to $900—that’s $1,000 less than it used to be! What’s more, with purchases over $1,900, you can now spread out payments over up to 24 months.

What does this mean for you?

Let’s say you want to purchase Gold on a payment plan. Normally, you’d probably put it on a 12-month plan, and your payments would be $134/month. Now you can opt for an 18-month plan, and your monthly payments will drop to just $91!

It gets better. If you went with a 24-month payment plan, you’d be able to get Platinum for just $4 more a month! Who wouldn’t take that deal? You’d be getting a library worth $28,000 in print for just a few extra dollars each month. Or you could stick with Gold and add a few bundles or commentaries—as long as the cost ends up being $1,900 or more, you qualify for a 24-month plan.

And those are the monthly costs before your upgrade savings! On top of a payment plan, right now you can also save with your custom upgrade discount. The best part? When you upgrade with a payment plan, you lock in your custom upgrade discount, which won’t be around forever. This way you get to 1.) claim your savings right now, before they expire, and 2.) set up budgeting on your own terms.

So why not find out how big a discount you qualify for, and then break up your bill into easy payments? Don’t wait to study God’s Word—you can start using Logos 5′s smart, intuitive tools today.

Upgrade to your dream library

If you’ve been on the fence about upgrading to a Logos 5 base package, now’s the perfect time to get equipped. Take advantage of the payment plan that’s right for you—lock in your custom upgrade discount right now.

Tell Us How You Use Logos!

We're ListeningAre you a regular Logos user? We need your help!

We’d love to get a little feedback on how you use the software. Are there particular questions you use Logos to answer? Are there features you return to over and over again?

So, whether you’re a:

  • Pastor
  • Professor
  • Student
  • Writer
  • Chaplain
  • Missionary
  • Church planter
  • Homeschooling parent
  • Or someone who’s just serious about Bible study

. . . we want to hear from you!

Here are some of the things we’d like to know:

  1. Does Logos help you fill a specific role? (e.g., pastor, student, professor, etc.)
  2. What tasks do you count on Logos to help you with in your study?
  3. Do you have a favorite feature?
  4. Do you have particular feedback you’d like to pass along?

Leave us a comment here, or get involved in the forum discussion. We’re listening!

Free Book: Theological Interpretation of the New Testament

Theological Interpretation of the New TestamentThis week only, get Kevin J. Vanhoozer’s Theological Interpretation of the New Testament—free! Just join the email list below to get your coupon code.

A book-by-book New Testament survey

“The quality of the individual essays is high, the New Testament scholarship is exemplary. . . . The book might function very well in an introductory class at the first professional level of seminary education interested in acquainting students with the theological texture of the books of the New Testament.”
—Erik Heen, Review of Biblical Literature

This valuable book features material from the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible to walk you through a comprehensive book-by-book survey of the New Testament. Throughout the volume, David E. Garland, N.T. Wright, I. Howard Marshall, and other contributing editors cover the major theological ideas for each book of the New Testament.

This is one freebie you don’t want to miss! Join the Baker list below to get your free book.1

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Why Do I Need So Many Books?

Logos Base PackagesWhen we talk about how big our libraries are, we sometimes get asked:

“Why would I need so many books? How could I possibly read them all?”

It’s a reasonable question.

There are 200 books in Starter, 2,500 in Portfolio, and more than 40,000 available altogether in Logos. We’re adding between 50 and 100 books each week. We’re regularly producing multivolume commentaries, big reference sets, and bundles with dozens or hundreds of books. It’s a lot of material.

The power of networks

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, it was a technological marvel, but it was useless by itself.

So he added a second phone and connected the two. Now they worked—but only if they were connected. As more phones were added—three, four, five, ten, a hundred, a thousand—the phones stopped being as valuable as the network itself.

With a thousand phones, you can remove one without compromising the network: the network has become its own thing, which makes each individual phone more valuable.

The network adds more value than the phone has by itself.

Years ago, Bob Metcalfe quantified this. Metcalfe’s Law states that the value of a network is equal to the square of the size of the network:

“If there are n people in a network, and the value of the network to each of them is proportional to the number of other users, then the total value of the network (to all the users) is proportional to n * (n – 1) = n2 – n. If the value of a network to a single user is $1 for each other user on the network, then a network of size 10 has a total value of roughly $100. In contrast, a network of size 100 has a total value of roughly $10,000. A tenfold increase in the size of the network leads to a hundredfold increase in its value.”

As you add more nodes, the efficiency and value of the network increase exponentially.

So what does this have to do with Logos books?

LibraryConnectionsLogos books work the same way as Alexander Graham Bell’s connected telephones. The value of having a big library isn’t just in the books themselves. It’s in the network that connects them. And the more books you have, the bigger your network—and, by extension, the more valuable each piece of the network becomes.

Logos books are tightly linked to one another. Click a citation to access the source. Then click the Bible reference in the source to see the Greek text. Then click a Greek word to open your lexicon. Then click one of the examples of classic literature in the lexical entry to see the source. And repeat.

In the 59-volume Word Biblical Commentary, there are 1,279,318 links to thousands of books. When you consider Logos base packages that offer hundreds or thousands of books, we’re talking about a very, very large number of links. As the number of resources rises linearly, the number of links rises exponentially—along with the overall value of the library as a whole.

This is what makes Logos books different from print, not to mention from other ebook formats. Just like a disconnected phone isn’t as valuable as a connected one, a disconnected print edition or ebook isn’t as valuable as a connected one.

When you add a book to your library, you’re not just adding content to your library, like you would be if you placed a new print book on a shelf. Instead, you’re adding a new destination for thousands of links in your library that already exist right now.

Print books and other ebooks are the end product themselves. They have inherent value, but that’s it. Logos books, on the other hand, have not only the same inherent value as print, but also the networked value: they’re your entry into a massive, interconnected ecosystem of resources for Bible study, research, and more. This is what makes them so much more valuable than other editions.

So when you hear about a Logos user adding a 10-volume commentary set to their base package, it’s not because they want to read all 10 books. In fact, they might never read any of the books—not cover-to-cover, at least. Instead, they’re adding value to their whole library.

Build a bigger, smarter library

Right now, you can get a custom Logos 5 upgrade discount!

Get the most out of your library—check out your discount, and upgrade today.

They’re Counting on Your Bible Knowledge—Are You Ready?

baker-illustrated-reference-collectionWhether you’re a pastor, a professor, or an active member of your local church, your Bible study drives your relationship with God in a lot of ways. And for people in your congregation, classroom, or small group, your having the answers at your fingertips can be key to the formation of faith. So how do you make sure you’re getting the most from the Bible?

To help you out, we’ve put together two new collections that can help you make sure you have answers:

The Baker Illustrated Reference Collection

The six-volume Baker Illustrated Reference Collection may not seem large, but don’t underestimate its wealth of research and scope of biblical coverage: it gives you everything you need to either get started in biblical research or advance your study with better, more modern tools. Bursting with vibrant, full-color images (see below!) and filled with modern commentary and articles, these useful volumes can be yours today. Visit the product page to see if you’ve earned a Dynamic Pricing discount, and then set up a payment plan at checkout to make monthly budgeting easy!

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The James Hastings Reference Collection

James Hastings was arguably the founder of the modern biblical reference work: his two-volume Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels is a landmark study of Christology, messianic research, and the nearly endless background behind the four Gospels. This collection gives you it and thirty-two more volumes: over 18,000 pages of detailed research on Christian history, doctrine, biblical study, and biblical characters. You’ll get resources to grow, refine, and sustain your faith.

Use coupon code HASTINGS20 and get it for 20% off! 

Logos 5 makes this research even more accessible

With Logos 5’s Bible Facts tool, you’re never far from dictionary and encyclopedia entries on biblical characters, locations, animals, artifacts, and more. Searching for “Peter,” say, brings back a wealth of rock-solid research, giving you all the perspectives—classical and modern—you need. See how:

Right now, you can get a custom discount on Logos 5—upgrade today!

Get the Best Deal on Cutting-Edge Biblical Resources

Lexham_Sale_SocialShare_LargeOn Monday, we announced an exciting sale on resources from Lexham Press: for the next three weeks, you can get big savings on all of Lexham’s amazing resources. But did you know you can save even more with Dynamic Pricing?

You’ll get extra savings if you own any of the individual volumes in these Lexham Press collections:

Even more ways to save

pastorum-series-collectionThis month, you can get 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans for free! With these eloquent, insightful quotes, you’ll be able to find an illustration for any presentation or sermon, not to mention share professionally designed slides.

In addition to your free book, you can add Study, Apply, Share: James for just $0.99! If you’re writing or preaching on James, it’s a great time-saver and—especially at this price—a stellar value.

Once you’ve picked up these two resources for just $0.99, you can get even more resources for sermon prep by adding the four remaining volumes in the 1,500 Quotations for Preachers Collection. You’ll get 1,200 more quotes from more than 100 authors and works, including Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Spurgeon, and others.

The best part? Now that you own 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans (you already downloaded your free book, right?), you’ll get a Dynamic Pricing discount on the rest of the collection!

If you want even more resources for sermon prep, you can get those other four volumes, a volume of prayers, and the Study, Apply, Share volumes in the massive Pastorum Series Collection.

Don’t wait around, though—this sale won’t last forever. Get the best savings: pick up the Pastorum Series Collection today, and check out the rest of the resources on sale.

Then subscribe to the Lexham Press email list for more deals!