Get Free Books and Incredible Deals from Vyrso!

If you’re looking for some new reading material, you can’t go wrong with Vyrso.  And throughout the month of January, Vyrso has quite a few free and heavily discounted books available!

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In The Lady of Bolton Hill, Elizabeth Camden tells the tale of a female American journalist from the latter part of the nineteenth century. Clara Endicott, the fiercely intelligent crusader against the injustices in London industry, is forced to return home to Baltimore. It’s there she is reunited with a childhood sweetheart who is no longer the destitute steelworker she left. Clara soon finds herself embroiled in a web of intrigue and danger.

If you act quickly, you can still pick up a free copy of The Lady of Bolton Hill. It expires today (January 13, 2012), so hurry! You’re going to love this tale of faith, romance, revenge, and social justice.

Return often to see what other freebies will be offered this month!

Take Advantage of These Deals!

Vyrso is featuring some incredible discounts on some of your favorite Christian books. You can get amazing prices on:

There’s a lot of discounted (or free!) ebooks available this month. Head over to Vyrso to check them out.

The Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament

Logos recently put the Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament (BHGNT) on Pre-Pub, and I can’t overemphasize how awesome and useful this series is!

You may come across a difficult grammatical construction or syntactical anomaly in the Greek text of the New Testament, and turn to a critical commentary like the ICC or NIGTC looking for help. While these commentaries will often answer your grammatical and syntactical questions, there are still times where you won’t find the information you’re looking for. This is where the BHGNT shines!

What makes the BHGNT so amazing is how it focuses primarily on matters of grammar, syntax, linguistics, and lexicography. That is to say, it is primarily a philological commentary. But that is not all! The BHGNT also includes cross-references to major commentaries, grammars, Louw and Nida, and BDAG—all easily accessible in Logos 4 with a simple click of your mouse! As a bonus, some of the later additions (i.e. Luke and 1 Peter) interact with the Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament, authored by our very own Steve Runge.

Here’s a real-life example of how helpful the BHGNT is. Let’s say that you’re translating Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus for an intermediate Greek class. You need to identify the uses of participles, infinitives, and important noun cases. You are doing great, but then you hit a wall—you cannot for the life of you figure out in what sense the infinitive ἀνακεφαλαιώσασθαι in Eph 1:10 is being used. Instead of reading through pages of critical commentaries looking for a possible answer, the BHGNT cuts right to the chase and gives you:

ἀνακεφαλαιώσασθαι. Aor mid inf ἀνακεφαλαιόω (epexegetical to μυστήριον 1:9).

The BHGNT is concise and jam-packed with a wealth of valuable philological information, saving you time.

So, if you’ve been looking for a resource that can help you out of a philological jam, then the Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament for Logos is exactly what you need!

40,000 Facebook Fans and Growing!

Thanks to all of our Facebook fans, yesterday we passed the 40,000 fan mark! It’s quite a milestone, and it’s exciting that you’re staying connected and socializing with each other and us.

Just for perspective, 40,000 is also the number of:

  • about half the population of Bellingham, WA, where our headquarters is located.
  • about twice the number of resources on Logos.com and Vyrso.com combined.
  • the number of days in almost 110 years—Logos’ headquarters, the Bellingham Flatiron building, is 105 years old.
  • *is only half as many cups of coffee Logos employees consume annually.

So with it being a new year and a new milestone reached within the Logos Facebook community, this is a good time to ask, “What kind of social media experience do you want from our Facebook page?”

Do you enjoy the daily Scripture verses in the morning? Is the advanced notice on giveaways such as The Works of John Owens why you stay connected? Maybe you’ve enjoyed some of our discussions such as, “Teaching the Bible to children can be challenging, sometimes exhausting! What’s the toughest question a child has ever thrown your way?” or “What is your first response to this question ‘How do you know the Bible is God’s word?’.”

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Again, thanks for being fans and contributing to the community experience on the Logos Facebook page.

One last thing: do you remember the “Like-a-thon” that we did last year to mark 25,000 fans?  What kind of celebration would you like to see to mark 50,000 Facebook fans?

*This actually cannot be confirmed and is just a generous estimate.

Kick Off 2012 with a Logos Bible Reading Plan

The new year is upon us—a time for making resolutions and setting goals. What better way to start 2012 than with a new Bible reading plan?

Following a Bible reading plan is an easy way to become more familiar with the Scriptures—one day at a time. It can be a tremendous boon to a more consistent prayer life, deepening your understanding of theology, and fostering biblical wisdom that better equips you to confront life’s challenges.

We believe in the value of Bible reading plans. We also understand that there is no one-size-fits-all plan for everyone. That’s why with Logos you can use any of your favorite reading plans or easily create a custom Bible reading plan to suit your needs. And it’s never too late to start, since Logos lets you set the beginning and end dates for every plan—no matter what time of year.

With daily reminders on your home page, you’ll never lose track of where you are. And even if you do get behind, you can quickly adjust your plan in Logos to catch up to the current day. Never skip another reading! (We are also working on a fix to sync your reading plans with your mobile devices, letting you bring your reading plan with you wherever you go. Stay tuned for future announcements!)

Want to dig deeper? One of the advantages of doing your 2012 Bible reading in Logos is the ability to quickly discover word meanings, navigate to similar passages, and pull up any related resources. Turn your daily readings into opportunities for deeper Bible study—all without leaving Logos!

Bibles for Just $10!

To help you achieve your new reading goals, we’ve discounted popular Bibles like the NASB, ESV, and KJV to only $10 for a limited time! Paired with a new Bible reading plan, it’s the perfect time to try out a new translation or add a favorite to your library.

Achieving that New Years’ resolution just got a whole lot easier with Logos.

Also check out the on-going discussions on our Facebook page about different reading plan options as well as helpful tips for staying committed.

Camp Logos 2 Live: A Worthwhile Investment

Camp Logos 2 Live will be shipping Monday, January 16, 2011. Order it now at the amazing Pre-Pub price!

Our Platinum base package comes with more books than most people have in their homes. When you combine these with any of the 12,000+ titles for sale at Logos, you have an opportunity to add a depth and breadth to your Bible study that most only dream of.

However, it’s not enough to just have a big library with lots of powerful tools—knowing how to use those tools is the key to getting the most out of the resources you own. Learning to organize and arrange your library is integral to maximizing the full potential of Logos 4.

Toward that end, we would like to draw your attention to Camp Logos 2 Live. In Camp Logos 2 Live authorized Logos trainer Morris Proctor takes you beyond his popular two-day Camp Logos training seminar and Camp Logos Live DVD, and focuses on two major training areas: organizing your books and utilizing Logos features.

Organize Your Resources

Using systematic tags, Morris shows you a multi-layered organizational scheme which allows you to account for and easily access all of the resources in your growing Logos library.

Imagine having all of your commentaries arranged to appear in the categories and order you desire with the click of one icon on the Shortcuts bar.

Or think of all your books catalogued so that, regardless of what verse you’re studying, you instantly see what your ethics, theology, or apologetics books say about that verse!

Or envision studying a subject and quickly accessing a harmony, topical Bible, or dictionarywith a simple right click—without leaving your current resource.

Morris’ plan will teach you to do all this and more.

Remember, even though Morris is our official trainer, he’s first and foremost a Bible teacher using Logos for his own biblical research and sermon prep. The organizational plan he presents comes straight from his own use of Logos Bible Software.

Morris will equip you to:

  • Unlock the power of those mysterious LN numbers in your Bible
  • Locate specific information without wading through thousands of search hits
  • Read a biblical passage syntactically
  • Distinguish singular and plural pronouns in your Bibles
  • Search classic books like Training of the Twelve, Figures of Speech Used in the Bible, and St. Paul the Traveler
  • Show you the power of numerous and often overlooked features
  • And much more!

We often say that using Logos Bible Software is as easy as entering a passage and clicking “Go”, but that’s only the beginning. Let Morris help you get the most out of your resources and unlock Logos 4′s amazing potential.

Some may ask, “Is Camp Logos 2 Live really worth the investment?” And the answer is an emphatic, “Yes!” Many Camp Logos 2 attendees say the session on Louw-Nida numbers alone is worth the price.

Simply put, Camp Logos 2 Live is an investment you can’t afford not to make. And if you hurry, you can get Camp Logos 2 Live while it’s still on Pre-Pub. It ships on January 16, 2011, so act quickly!

Get a Free Book Every Month in 2012

Would you like to get a free book every month throughout 2012? We thought so! That’s why we put together the Free Book of the Month. Each book is part of a larger collection, and every month you can enter to win that collection, too!

January’s Free Book of the Month is John Owen’s Temptation and Sin. This book contains:

  • On the Mortification of Sin
  • On Temptation
  • On Indwelling Sin in Believers
  • Exposition of Psalm 130

Temptation and Sin is more than a fanciful book on behavior modification; this is a powerful resource for anyone looking  to understand and battle sin. Theologian J. I. Packer has admitted to owing more to John Owen than to any other theologian—and owing “more to On Mortification of Sin than to anything else he wrote.”

Not only can you pick up your free copy of Temptation and Sin, you can enter to win the 24-volume Works of John Owen! Just head over to the Free Book of the Month page to download your free book and enter the giveaway!

Vyrso Voice: Keep Up with All Things Vyrso

Whether you’re looking for Mark Driscoll’s brand-new Real Marriage or a classic like Chuck Swindoll’s The Grace AwakeningVyrso is your source for Christian ebooks.

And now you can keep up with the latest news and developments with Vyrso Voice, the blog for all things Vyrso. At Vyrso Voice you will find book reviews, author interviews, sale information, and updates about freebies and giveaways.

You can check out our two-part interview with author (and Facts of Life star) Lisa Whelchel, or get suggestions for inspirational leadership books to help with your 2012 resolutions. You’re going to enjoy the things we have planned.

So head over to Vyrso Voice now and sign up for email updates, or subscribe to the RSS feed!

 

Logos 4: Shortcuts for the Shortcuts in the Command Bar

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

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As I use Logos Bible Software, I’m all about saving time with the technology so I can devote more time to actual Bible study and meditation. Toward that end we Logos users recently enjoyed a very helpful blog about the Command bar, which allows us to type timesaving shortcuts.

For example we can type: Open ESV to John 3:16 to quickly open the ESV to that specific passage.

Would you believe there are even shortcuts for these shortcuts? Try typing some of these and then press the Enter key to execute the command:

  • nave to heaven opens Nave’s Topical Bible to the article for heaven
  • east to Corinth opens Easton’s Bible Dictionary to the article for Corinth
  • bkc to ep3.17 opens The Bible Knowledge Commentary to the entry for Ephesians 3:17
  • nasb to ps23 opens the New American Standard Bible to Psalm 23
  • pas gui to lk4 opens the Passage Guide to Luke 4
  • exe gui to ro8.28 opens the Exegetical Guide to Romans 8:28
  • bib wor st to forgive opens the Bible Word Study to forgive

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This may appear to be almost comical, but if you use the Command bar a lot, finding the least amount of characters to type to activate your favorite features will save you a lot of time over the course of your study. I encourage you to experiment with your favorite commands and come up with your own shortcuts.

If you enjoyed this time timesaving shortcut, make sure to check out Timesaving Tips, vol 1. And on that note, we’d like to share some exciting news: be looking for Timesaving Tips, vol. 2, which will be announced very soon!

What do you think is the most helpful shortcut in Logos 4? Leave a comment and let us know!

Weekly Roundup: January 7

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of January 07, 2011.

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Facebook

Pre-Pubs

New Pre-Pubs

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These Pre-Pubs are shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing

The latest collections from Community Pricing:

And new to our growing list of Classic Commentaries and Studies Collections:

And don’t miss out on these collections nearing the 100% mark!

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newest postings on our Careers page:

Marketing Department

Graphic Design and Video

Sales

Information Technology

Publications

Software Development

Ministry Development

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Use Proclaim Free through February!

When Logos launched Proclaim Church Presentation Software’s free beta version in October, pastors, worship leaders, and other ministry partners were excited by Proclaim’s sleek presentations, collaborative, cloud-based interface, and other game-changing features. As of January 2012, Proclaim is out of beta and the full version is ready to go.

Due to the overwhelming response to Proclaim last year, we are extending the free trial period to give your team a chance to run the full version of Proclaim during their worship services.

Proclaim will continue to be free through the end of January, but getting it free through February is easy (more details below). Of course, you are able to purchase your On Air license anytime (monthly or yearly) and it will begin once this free trial period is over.

How It Works

Extending your free Proclaim On Air license through February is a simple three-step process:

  1. Go On Air and take a picture of Proclaim being used during your weekend service.
  2. Post your picture on Proclaim’s Facebook page. (You will need to “Like” the Proclaim Facebook page before you can do this.)
  3. Tag your worship team members and Proclaim Church Presentation Software.

It’s that easy!

If You Haven’t Tried Proclaim

Proclaim’s cloud-based presentation is changing the way pastors, worship leaders, and other ministry partners put together a service. With presentations available online, every member of your team can access and edit the presentation throughout the week from anywhere with an internet connection.

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

So enjoy Proclaim for free this January. We’ll keep an eye out for your post and look forward to extending your free On Air license through February.