Time’s Running Out: Get Your Custom Upgrade Savings on Logos 5!

Last Chance to Upgrade to Logos 5

You have only three days left to take advantage of your best deal on a Logos 5 upgrade! There are plenty of reasons you should upgrade right now—here are just a few:

1. You’ll get the best theological resources and tools

Logos 5 equips you with the best commentaries, dictionaries, and more, in the most useful digital editions. And, though your books are much more valuable in Logos, you’ll actually save money when you upgrade vs. buying resources individually. That’s because when you purchase just a handful of the collections included in each base package, they more than cover the cost of the whole library. You’re getting thousands of additional resources without paying extra.

In addition to amazing resources, Logos 5 gives you the best in Bible study tools. Because your whole library is interconnected with tags and hyperlinks, you can trace themes and ideas through biblical and theological texts: from the Bible to commentaries, from original-language texts to translations, from primary sources to the modern scholars who cite them. And with smart features like the Topic Guide, Timeline, and Bible Sense Lexicon, you’ll find what you’re looking for in a fraction of the time.

2. You’ll get the best service

With Logos 5, you’re getting more than just the world’s best Bible software—you’re also getting friendly service and a rich online community. Get the most from your software by taking advantage of free updates to Logos 5, chatting with our awesome customer-service team, and joining the forums. We also offer tons of video tutorials that help you master the software’s smart features and resources.

3. You’ll get the best deal

There are only a few days left to combine your custom upgrade discount, your ownership discount (which means you don’t pay twice for books you already own), and the bundling discounts that make your base-package resources such good values. See your special discounts now with the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator!

Want to divide the cost into more manageable chunks? No problem! Space out your payments with an interest-free payment plan—you can take up to 18 months to pay.

But your upgrade discount expires in just three days—you need to act right now to get your special savings on Logos 5.

Don’t miss your chance to save: upgrade today!

Pre-order These Greek Resources Before the Prices Go Up!

Earlier this year, Logos announced Noet, a new initiative to apply Logos’ study tools to the classics. Now we’re pleased to announce a partnership with Focus Publishing / R. Pullins Co., a leading publisher of texts in the humanities.

Several ancient and classical Greek resources from Focus Publishing are available on Pre-Pub—but only for a limited time! If you’d like to better understand the context in which the Bible was written, these Pre-Pubs represent an amazing opportunity to build your library with resources that will develop your ability to engage with the primary texts of antiquity.

Introduction to GreekIntroduction to Greek, 2nd ed.

Regularly $29.95—get it for $18.95 on Pre-Pub

This textbook offers a full curriculum for a first-year university-level course in classical Greek. With readings from Xenophon and Herodotus, this text engages primary-source material to introduce classical Greek’s core grammatical concepts. Vocabulary sections at the end of each chapter reinforce what you’ve learned.

From Alpha to Omega Classical Greek Collection

Regularly $49.95—get it for $39.95 on Pre-Pub [Read more...]

Craft Stronger Sermons with the Sermon Starter Guide

Build better sermons, faster, with Logos 5′s Sermon Starter Guide. The Sermon Starter Guide pulls results specific to preaching and teaching: outlines, key passages, scholarly insights, topics, illustrations, and more. You’ll have everything you need to craft sermons that matter.

You can search your favorite commentaries, study original-language word meanings, and even listen to sermons from some of your favorite preachers. And when you’re finished, it’s easy to export to Proclaim or PowerPoint.

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Haven’t upgraded to Logos 5 yet?

Time is running out! The easiest way to get your discount is to use the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator at Logos.com/Comparison, but if you’d prefer to talk through your options, call us at 800-875-6467. Don’t wait—these discounts end September 30!

10 Compelling Charles Stanley Quotes

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley—senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta, founder and president of In Touch Ministries, and New York Times bestselling author—turns 81 today. For his birthday, through September 29, you can get 34% off the Charles Stanley Collection! Just use coupon code STANLEY27 to get it for only $98.95.

Here are 10 quotes from books included in this collection:

1.”God has a master plan for your life, and that master plan does not change either. It is a plan designed specifically for you. It is a plan that God intends for you to live out fully, beginning at the moment of your birth and never ending until the moment of your death.” (Discover Your Destiny)

2. “If we walk in the Spirit daily, surrendered to His power, we have the right to expect anything we need to hear from God.” (How to Listen to God)

3. “You may go through difficulty, hardship, or trial—but as long as you are anchored to Him, you will have hope.” (In Touch with God)

4. “After brokenness, our lives can be more fruitful, more purposeful, and more joyful. A genuine blessing can come in the wake of being broken.” (Developing Inner Strength)

5. “Apart from Jesus, there is no peace—not within a human heart, and not among human beings or nations. With Jesus, we can experience peace that passes our rational minds and settles deep within (Phil. 4:7).” (Preparing for Christ’s Return) [Read more...]

Upgrade Sale: Your Last Week to Save!

Logos 5If you haven’t upgraded to Logos 5 yet, you have only a week left to take advantage of your special upgrade discounts!

Be sure to check out your custom upgrade discount, and then visit Logos.com/WhyLogos5 to see why so many people have already upgraded.

Limited-time extended hours

If you’d prefer to talk through your options, call our sales team at 800-875-6467 or send them an email. We’ve even extended our hours over the next week:

  • Monday, September 23: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Friday, September 27: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 28: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Monday, September 30: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
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Preaching Revelation: Learn from an Expert

Dr. Warren Gage headshotDr. Warren Gage, professor of Old Testament and senior advisor to the president at Knox Theological Seminary, will be teaching a one-week intensive class in Bellingham, WA, October 14–18. Dr. Gage would like to formally invite you to attend:

Join us in Bellingham, Washington, next month and learn to preach Revelation as it was intended: namely, as a great encouragement to the people of God to persevere through suffering in hope of the heavenly city. To that end, it gives us the two most magnificent visions of Jesus in all the Bible. We see him in his heavenly splendor, coming to John of Patmos with a glory that causes John to fall at his feet like a dead man. We see the Son of man coming on a white horse of victory as the fulfillment of all prophecy at the head of his heavenly hosts of armies. These visions of Jesus transformed John, and he wrote them with the intent that they should transform us! [Read more...]

Your Best Deal: Upgrading vs. Buying Individual Collections

Did you know that if you purchase just a handful of the most expensive collections included in each Logos 5 base package, they can more than cover the cost of the entire library?

Here’s how the base packages break down:

Gold: four collections included in the base package cover the entire price ($1,549.95 before upgrade and ownership discounts)

gold

  1. Exegetical Summaries Series (24 vols.): $499.95
  2. The United Bible Societies’ Old Testament Handbook Series (29 vols.): $399.95
  3. The United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series (20 vols.): $399.95
  4. The Context of Scripture (3 vols.) $299.95

Upgrade to Gold and you’ll get 1,000 additional resources! Plus, you can take advantage of Logos 5′s advanced features, like Timeline, Bible Facts, and Clause Search. [Read more...]

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...]

Good and Bad Arguments: What’s the Difference?

“You can never reach another physical location: to get there, you have to cross half the intervening distance; next, you have to cross half the distance that remains; next, half again—no matter how far you go, half the remaining distance remains.”

That’s Zeno’s dichotomy paradox, and it’s easy to disagree with. It’s much harder to refute.1

It’s what’s called sophistry: “the use of reasoning or arguments that sound correct but are actually false,”2 or at least misleadingly strong.

But sophistry hasn’t always meant something bad, and the sophists—teacher-scholars who flourished first in Greece and later in Rome—are absolutely worth knowing.

  1. They made some key contributions to early Western thought.
  2. They provided the counterarguments against which Plato and Aristotle, pushing for objective truth and virtue, defined philosophy itself.
  3. They can help you learn to recognize misleading arguments, which, unfortunately, aren’t just an ancient phenomenon.
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  1. Aristotle countered Zeno’s paradox by arguing that as distance decreases, the time needed to cover it decreases correspondingly. Archimedes, and modern calculus, found a way to calculate the sum of infinitely many terms as they get progressively smaller. Diogenes the Cynic simply stood up and walked. []
  2. From Merriam-Webster. []

Read Aloud with the ESV Audio Bible

A few months ago, we released Logos 5.1 with some exciting additions to the Read Aloud feature. Now you can adjust the reading speed, skip backward 30 seconds if you missed something, drag the progress bar ahead or behind, or scroll through the text to jump the audio ahead with you. With word-for-word audio-to-text synchronization, Logos remembers where you left off anytime you transition from home computer to mobile device.

See for yourself:

 

Now we’re bringing that capability to the ESV.

And even better: it’s free!

Pre-order the ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible free while it’s on Pre-Pub and you’ll have it added to your account once it ships. [Read more...]