Bigger Library, Better Research

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ve probably noticed something about using Logos:

Bigger libraries produce better research.

We are committed to serving a body of believers who preach, teach, write, and research for the good of the church. To that end, we love making new ways for the church’s preachers and theologians to expand their libraries. Lately, we’ve updated several series—check them out and enhance your library with the latest collections today!

anchor-yale-bible-reference-libraryAnchor Yale Reference Library (33 vols.)

Fans of the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary and the Anchor Yale Bible love the Anchor Yale Reference Library, so we’ve recently expanded it from 29 volumes to 33! In this collection, you’ll find the three-volume Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Raymond Brown’s two-volume The Death of the Messiah, from Gethsemane to the Grave, John Meier’s four-volume A Marginal Jew, and dozens of other monographs and introductions to specific philosophical, theological, or exegetical topics.

analytical-bible-expositorAnalytical Bible Expositor (27 vols.)

The Analytical Bible Expositor is made for preachers and teachers of the Word. Covering almost every book in the Bible, these commentaries expound the main points of Scripture in a teachable way, allowing you to adapt and build your own sermons around John G. Butler’s outlines. And with verse-by-verse commentary and book introductions, the details of Scripture are at your fingertips so that nothing is overlooked.

the-fathers-for-english-readersThe Fathers for English Readers (14 vols.)

Get scholarly biographies of the early Church Fathers. These are the figures who shaped and formed Christian theology in the early years of Christianity and formed the first exegesis of Scripture as it was being canonized. If you own a base package, you probably own Schaff’s translation of their works—now get classic biographies to help put those works into context. Written by Cambridge and Oxford scholars—the fathers of modern scholarship—these volumes provide essential insights into Christian historical theology and patristics.

the-works-of-st-thomas-aquinasThe Works of St. Thomas Aquinas (18 vols.)

Thomas Aquinas was a pioneer of Christian theology and the philosophy of God. He influenced Christian thought and culture by reintroducing Aristotelean methods and processes to the theological sciences, thus setting Christianity’s course for the next 800 years. No theologian today grapples with Christian theology without passing through Thomistic influence. Get these essential works and see for yourself the indelible intellectual shift Aquinas brought to the church.

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Why wait? Add any of these to your existing payment plans so you can begin reading and writing today! And with Dynamic Pricing, any volumes you own in these collections will be discounted from your personal price—make sure you’re signed in on, and your custom price will display on the product page.

Get Logos 6 Today & Take up to 24 Months to Pay

payment-plans-logos-6Stay on budget and start using Logos 6 today: with a budget-friendly, interest-free payment plan, you can take up to 24 months to pay for Logos 6 and break up your cost into small, manageable payments.

Introductory savings end February 2: take advantage of them while you can and only pay a small amount up front.

For example, if you got Logos 6 Diamond, you’d get more than 2,000 resources and all of Logos 6’s smart tools. Plus, you’d take advantage of the 15% discount, plus get a $50.00 promotional code for a future purchase, a free Mobile Ed course, and a two-year subscription to Pro Media—that’s almost $300.00 worth of free gifts and more than $500.00 off your base package—and you’d only have to pay $127.19 today to get it.

Save on Logos 6 Diamond today, or see which base package we recommend for you.

Spending different amounts qualifies you for different payment-plan lengths. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Spend at least $900 and take advantage of a 12-month payment plan
  • Spend at least $1,800 and take advantage of an 18-month payment plan
  • Spend more than $1,800 and take advantage of a 24-month payment plan

Save now, pay later

PlatinumWith a payment plan, you can download Logos 6 Gold today for just $78.19 a month for 18 months; plus you’ll get a $50.00 promotional code and a free Mobile Ed course.

If you went one level higher and got Platinum, you’d qualify for a 24-month payment plan. You’d get 393 more resources for just $2.95 more a month!

Get the payment-plan advantage

Payment plans are a win-win: you get the introductory discounts and free gifts, but you only spending a small amount today.

There are only a few days left to get these deals, though. In just six days, these introductory offers will be gone forever. Don’t miss your chance: get Logos 6 today!

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Want to talk through your payment-plan options? Give us a call on the Upgrade Express and let us help you find the best plan for you: 888-875-9491

Logos 6: Balancing Surprise with Familiarity

Eli-300x300You wouldn’t know just by looking at it, but Logos 6 represents a giant leap forward for Logos Bible Software.

When we sat down to design Logos 6, we wanted it to be the same, but different.

It’s always important in design to maintain a balanced tension between familiarity and surprise. Too much familiarity, and a new design is underwhelming (“Ho hum. So what?”). Too much surprise, and it becomes inscrutable and off-putting (“That’s bizarre—kill it with fire!”).

So no, the interface hasn’t changed much, except that it’s more polished. No, the feature set hasn’t been radically altered. Logos is still built on the foundation of a large library of resources, with guides to mine those resources for information, and new tools to act on it. Search is still search, only better. Way better.

Yet Logos 6 is very different from past versions—not so much in how it does, but what it does. When we started deciding the feature list for Logos 6, we asked two questions:

  1. What are people doing with Logos?
  2. What aren’t people doing with Logos?

Find me something to read

We know pretty well what people are doing with it: Bible study—that is, a certain kind of self-guided textual research that primarily answers the question What do I need to read?

That’s what Logos Bible Software has been about since the very first version: find all the stuff you need to read or watch in order to understand and interpret some passage or idea.

The large-library concept is an obvious application of this premise. So is the homepage, and all the guides, and most of the tools and documents. Notes, clippings, highlights, passage lists, word lists, reading plans, and even sentence diagrams—they’re all just different ways to capture what you’ve read and what you think about it. Datasets like Biblical People and the Bible Sense Lexicon are, when you boil it down, more new exciting things to read.

So we’ve got that base covered.

I’ve read everything—now what?

After talking to users one-on-one and in the forums, we heard a common theme emerge: Logos is a fantastic tool for study, but studying is a means to an end, not just an end unto itself.

As it happens, most people are not digging through all these books to find nuggets of wisdom to hoard them for themselves, but to “spend” them on making something for others—a sermon, a lesson, an article, a paper, a blog post, or an email to a friend in need. It’s kind of beautiful when you think about it. Logos Bible Software delivers its treasure up to the user, who in turn multiplies it by giving it away to others.

That’s what the Logos 6 theme “delivering insight” is really all about.

Yet, Logos 1–5 only addressed one side of the “delivering insight” coin. They’re great at delivering insight to you, the person on the other side of the screen, but they don’t offer much in the way of tools and resources to help you deliver that insight to others.

We talked to one youth pastor in particular who said he used Logos Monday through Friday, then he spent his Saturday looking for visual aids online to spice up his slide show. That is, he was throwing every search term he could think of at what he called the “World Wild Web” and hoping for the best.

Enter Logos 6

We realized that a lot of what people need is to communicate what they’ve learned. They need to present it. So, building on our foundation of a library of resources, we designed the following brand-new tools to address that need:

  • Visual Copy: You’ve found the perfect quote that illustrates the exact idea you want to convey. You select it and copy it. Visual Copy gives you a place to paste it: a library of slide templates, specially selected to surgically target exactly what you’ve copied. No more fiddling around within presentation programs, and no more searching the Internet for a vivid and compelling rendering of that perfect quote (or one like it).
  • Media Search: Logos 5 introduced Image Search, which was a huge hit. Logos 6 extends that functionality to include maps, charts, videos, and audio clips. But what’s more, it also finds slides made by the Logos’ professional design team, as well as some hand-picked images from the web.
  • Interactive Media: Imagine a textbook with a few illustrations inside. Now imagine those illustrations can be manipulated and come to life. And further, that it’s not just one illustration of one example, but of lots of examples. We think these will be useful tools for learning and teaching, either one-on-one or in a classroom setting.

Logos 6 is the biggest release we’ve ever made: here’s a list of 44 new features, 16 updated features, 37 new exclusive resources, 10 new Media Collections, 16 new datasets, and 12 updated datasets.

But time’s running out to save on a new Logos 6 base package: discounts and introductory gifts disappear at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on February 2.

Don’t wait: get Logos 6 today!

Pre-order Your Digital Logos 6 Training Manual

Logos 6: What's New?Now’s the time to pre-order the digital version of the Logos 6: What’s New? training manual. Get it for just $14.95—it’s a deal you won’t want to pass up!

Pre-Pub lets you take advantage of a product’s best price by pre-ordering it before it’s produced. Once the resource is produced, regular pricing kicks in, but you’ll get the lower price you locked in with your pre-order.

Learn from Morris Proctor

Logos 6: What’s New? is written by Morris Proctor—certified and authorized Logos Bible Software trainer. He has been a pastor and expository teacher for more than 20 years. Logos Bible Software revolutionized his personal study, and he’s devoted his company, MP Seminars, to teaching others how to do the same. His vision is to help all Logos users have the ability to realize Logos’ full potential.

Proctor is practiced in explaining and teaching Logos. He has written several training manuals, conducted training seminars, and led Logos demonstrations around the country. He has trained hundreds of users—including pastors, Christian educators, military chaplains, professors, and students alike.

Add the manual to your Logos library

Logos 6: What’s New? walks you through Logos 6’s changes and new features step by step. Plus, you can use the digital manual side by side with your software and follow along!

The digital manual includes:

  • Easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions
  • Numerous screenshots illustrating written explanations
  • Tours of all the new Logos 6 features
  • Explanations of changes from Logos 5

This manual will help you save time trying to understand all of Logos 6’s enhancements, and instead find the answers you need so you can get the most out of your Bible study.

Also be sure you check out the Logos 6: What’s New? Video Training. This training is a comprehensive video series loaded with more than eight hours of content and 175 videos. These videos were created to help users fully (and visually) understand Logos 6’s new tools.

Pre-order your digital copy of Logos 6:What’s New? today!

We’re Open Late: Call Us with Your Logos 6 Questions!

We’re Open Late!This is your last chance to get introductory savings and discounts on Logos 6sale ends at 11:59 p.m. February 2!

Have questions about Logos 6? Call the Upgrade Express line at 888-875-9491 to speak with a Logos 6 specialist.

We’re here to help!

If you’re not sure whether to upgrade or where to start, we’re here to help! A Logos 6 specialist can help you determine which upgrade or crossgrade option is right for you, explain what’s included in each base package, answer any questions you have about discounts, payment plans, add-on resources, introductory offers, and more—and get you the best possible deal.

Our Logos 6 specialists will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (PST) January 26–31, as well as from 6:00 a.m. to midnight on February 2.

Introductory savings on Logos 6 and your chance to receive up to $900.00 worth of free gifts with your purchase end this Monday, February 2! After Monday, these rewards will disappear forever.

Don’t wait—now’s the best time to make the jump to Logos 6. Call 888-875-9491 today and speak with a specialist about your options.

Exploring C.S. Lewis’ Wisdom in Mere Christianity


In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis records a series of radio broadcasts. These broadcasts, now transcribed into a single volume, contain some of the most powerful apologetic elements of the Christian faith. Get this work, and 29 others, when you pre-order the C.S. Lewis Collection.

The four divisions

Mere Christianity is broken into four sections:

  • Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe
  • What Christians Believe
  • Christian Behaviour
  • Beyond Personality: Or First Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity

What Christians believe

In the segment “What Christians Believe,” Lewis introduces one of the best-known apologetic arguments—that Jesus cannot simply be a good moral teacher:

One part of the claim tends to slip past us unnoticed because we have heard it so often that we no longer see what it amounts to. I mean the claim to forgive sins: any sins. Now unless the speaker is God, this is really so preposterous as to be comic.

A moral man would not make such a claim unless it was true, and no simple human can truly forgive the sins of the world. Now, there remain two options:

This man we are talking about either was (and is) just what He said or else a lunatic, or something worse. Now it seems to me obvious that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God. God has landed on this enemy-occupied world in human form.

Few things exhibit Lewis’ sharp intellect better than his logical paradigms. His clear, rational thinking has led to the conversion and assurance of many, yet he maintained a deep humility throughout his life.

Read Lewis like never before

In Logos, you can search Lewis’ writings to compare not only the progression of his thoughts through a single book, but through time and the surrounding context. With the 30-volume C.S. Lewis Collection, you’ll get digital, searchable volumes of Lewis’ best works that allow you to study his insights like never before.

For a limited time, get the C.S. Lewis Collection for 30% off. Pre-order now to lock in this special price!

10 Resources under $10 Each

Time’s running out to save big on January’s deals! You don’t need a coupon code—just add these resources to your cart before the month is over to get these great prices.

Browse all of this month’s discounts today!

Make 2015 a year for reading: apologetics, commentaries, devotionals, or even a new Bible version! Supercharge your library with fresh content with these 10 titles on sale for under $10 each:

  1. jesus-the-final-daysJesus: The Final Days (36% off)

    Together, Craig A. Evans and N.T. Wright concisely and compellingly convey the drama and world-shattering significance of Jesus’ final days on earth.

  2. Bitesize Theology (17% off)

    In this easy-to-read book, Peter Jeffery shows us just how tantalizingly enjoyable Bible teaching can be.

  3. Intimate Moments with the Hebrew Names of God (11% off)

    Discover the wonder and glory of the nature of the Creator with this unique devotional.

  4. Historic Creeds and Confessions (44% off)

    Get documents that are foundational to basic Christian doctrine and valuable for believers today to read, consider, and understand.

  5. A Free Grace Primer (11% off)

    This work tackles difficult theological questions, such as, “How can I be sure I have everlasting life that can never be lost?”

  6. International Standard Version (20% off)

    The International Standard Version embodies the best results of modern scholarship as to the meaning of Scripture and expresses it in clear and natural English.

  7. the-pursuit-of-godThe Pursuit of God (13% off)

    If you are thirsting for more of God, Tozer’s timeless classic will draw you into a deep, abiding relationship with the one who “nourishes the soul.”

  8. What the Bible Teaches about Spiritual Warfare (17% off)

    In this book, the authors use the Bible to address and answer questions about resisting the devil.

  9. Seeking the Face of God (17% off)

    For those just beginning to study the Psalms as well as those who know them well and wish to consider them from a new angle, this collection of sermons from one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century will move your mind to greater understanding and your heart to deeper worship.

  10. The Epistle to the Hebrews (36% off)

    Brooke Foss Westcott’s classic commentary on Hebrews contains verse-by-verse exegetical commentary, as well as multiple dissertations on various subjects relating to the epistle.

Get all 10 of these titles today!

These titles will help you get a head start on your 2015 reading goals. The Logos versions go where you go—on mobile, on your desktop, and now on your Kindle with Logos 6.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of January’s monthly deals.

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Build Your Logos Library

l6-overview-gold-featuredYour Logos library becomes more powerful (and valuable) when you add resources. Besides providing you with new content and reading material, additional resources are one of the easiest ways to get more out of what you already own—they create connections that you wouldn’t have been able to find otherwise.

If you don’t yet have a Logos 6 base package, that’s the best place to start: base packages give you the best value when you’re building your library.

But if you already own a base package, here are five of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to build your Logos library:

1. Upgrade to a higher base package

During the Logos 6 introductory sale, you can take advantage of promotional discounts paired with Dynamic Pricing when you upgrade your library—you’ll be able to add resources found in Logos 6 without giving up any books you already own. And if you’re already using Logos 6, you’ll only pay for the books and tools that are new to you—you’ll never pay for the same datasets, media, or other resources twice.

But Logos 6 introductory offers end February 2: now’s the best time to save on an upgrade. You’ll get a custom discount based on your Dynamic Price, you’ll get the 15% promotional discount, and you could qualify for gifts with your purchase. You can also use an interest-free payment plan to spread the cost over up to 24 months.

Upgrade your base package today >

2. Add another base package

One of the best ways to add tons of new books at great prices is to get a second or third base package. Once you own all of Logos 6’s tools, datasets, and media, you can get additional base packages and only pay for the books that aren’t already in your library.

Check out base packages based on different faith traditions or special interests—you can choose the perfect collection of books to round out your library for your faith or expertise. You can also pick your library based on the specific resources included. If you see a base package with collections or series you’ve been eyeing, you could get each new volume for just a few dollars.

Browse all base-package tracks >

3. Get book bundles on the topics you care about most

If you often focus on a specific area of study, topical bundles are a great way to get high-quality resources at a fraction of their regular prices. These bundles are tailored to excel in Logos 6: you’ll get key resources that enhance the tools and capabilities built into your software.

When you add bundles that fit the areas you’re most interested in, your study becomes more powerful. Having more books on specific topics will create more connections between them, empowering you to discover new insights.

Choose from bundles on Greek and Hebrew studies, church history, pastoral care and counseling, and much more. Or, get them all with the Master Bundle!

Explore topical bundles >

4. Monitor the monthly sale

If you’re looking for individual resources, start with the monthly sale: you’ll find deals at every price point on a variety of topics. And don’t forget to check your wish list—chances are good you’ll see something on sale you’ve been wanting! You can get big savings on commentaries, reference works, biblical-studies resources, and more.

See what’s in the monthly sale >

5. Claim your freebies

What’s better than adding free books to your library? You can often find free books attached to different sales, so watch for these opportunities throughout the year.

However, some titles are free year round—for example, get R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions Series and add 20 volumes on various theological topics, including the Holy Spirit, baptism, and more.

Plus, every month, check out the Free Book of the Month—over the course of a year, you’ll add 12 additional titles to your library at no cost.

Start with the Free Book of the Month >

Start building your library today with Logos 6!

Logos 6 introductory offers end February 2, so time’s running out to save on new base packages and upgrades.

Upgrade to Logos 6 today, or get an additional base package to pair with your existing library: whatever you choose, you won’t want to miss this chance to save.

Check out all of your options, or see which base package we recommend for you.

Why I Bought Another Base Package


logos-6-goldI got Logos 6 Gold the day it came out. For me it was a no-brainer. The combination of new tools like Visual Copy, Interactive Media, and a solid set of reference works—many of which I’d already been eyeing—made it an easy decision.

At the time, I was deep into a study of Old Testament altars, and Cultural Concepts helped me make connections that I would have otherwise missed. My love for Logos 6 hasn’t waned an ounce since then. Every time I open the software I learn something new.

But last week I noticed something. Many users, especially Logos 6 owners, were buying second and third base packages. I had never considered doing this; one research library seemed to serve me just fine. I wondered, “What do these people know that I don’t?

So I did a little investigating, and it turns out that I could add some very valuable reference works to my library at a huge savings if I picked up a second base package.

baptist-bronzeI started with the Baptist track because it’s the most familiar to me. (I grew up Baptist, and my father is still a Baptist pastor in the southeastern US.) And sure enough, Logos 6 Baptist Bronze included 63 books that would be new to me.

The tradition-specific base-package tracks share many of the same reference works that powered my library, but they also included some works that I lacked, including:

Thanks to Dynamic Pricing, I could add these 63 titles to my library for just $175.66—that’s $2.76 per title! This seemed like another no-brainer to me.

reformed-bronzeThen I jumped over to the Reformed track, and found much of the same. Dynamic Pricing offers me Logos 6 Reformed Bronze (and its 26 books new to me) for less than $100. The price per title was a little higher—at $3.17—but the quality of works included was also high:

So for less than $3.25 per title, I could add nearly 100 more exceptional reference works to my Logos library. I was missing out!

If, like me, your appetite for learning seems to outrun your book budget and you’re always on the hunt for a bargain, I’d encourage you to add a second (or third) base package to your library.

Base packages are the most cost-effective way to grow your theological library, especially for those of us who have been Logos users for a long time and can—by virtue of our existing libraries—make good use of Dynamic Pricing. Base-package families enable us to augment our library with teaching from the traditions we’d like to explore further.

With introductory offers like 15% off and up to $900.00 worth of gifts available, this is the best time to buy. These offers end soon, so take advantage of them before they’re gone!

Shop for your second (or third) base package today.

Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics: “Like a Lost Shakespeare Play Recently Discovered”

reformed-dogmaticsOnly a profoundly influential work could warrant such high praise. Some view Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics as the foundation for modern Reformed biblical theology. For the first time ever, Reformed Dogmatics is available in English—and the first three volumes are out now!

Vos’ strong grounding in biblical scholarship and biblical theology makes his Reformed Dogmatics unique. A fresh biblical perspective is brought to Vos’ systematic theology, giving this work a broad appeal to academics, students, pastors, and those with a great interest in biblical theology.

An example of this wide interest can be found in this photo:

Vos at ETS

At the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in San Diego last November, three prominent modern theologians came together and celebrated the printing of volume 1 of Reformed Dogmatics (from left to right, Michael Horton, Scott Hahn, and Michael Bird).

What people are saying

On the Lexham Press blog, we rounded up some of the buzz surrounding the release of Reformed Dogmatics in English. Here’s some of the praise Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics has received:

Like books, people can become ‘classics.’ Great in their day, but richer and more fulfilling with time. Not yet a classic, Vos’ never-before-published Reformed Dogmatics is more like a lost Shakespeare play recently discovered. There seems to have been a flurry in recent years of systematic theologians writing with an eye for biblical theology. With this series we now have a biblical theologian writing a systematic theology. Thanks to Lexham Press for giving us such a long-awaited but impressive access to this much-discussed gem.

—Michael Horton, professor of theology and apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

The state of access to deep, historic, orthodox Reformed theology has progressed exponentially in the last decade or so. Resources previously inaccessible to many have now become available to a vastly wider audience. In my view, the capstone of this accessibility is in this masterful work of Geerhardus Vos. Vos has the singularly unique accumen and ability to summarize and state concisely some of the deepest truths of Reformed theology. These volumes will now be my first recommendation to anyone who wants to understand the riches of the Bibles’ teaching in a compressed and clear way. Thanks to Richard B. Gaffin Jr., to the translators, and to Lexham Press for putting this work into our hands.

—K. Scott Oliphint, professor of apologetics and systematic theology, Westminster Seminary California

Get it today!

For the first time ever, you can now access Reformed Dogmatics in English, translated and edited by biblical theologian and Vos expert Richard B. Gaffin Jr. You’ll gain valuable insight into the formative thought of this influential theologian.

The first three volumes are available now, with the final two volumes forthcoming over the next two years.

Don’t miss this important piece of biblical theology—get it today!