Resource Updates: March 2015

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Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that updated content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout March:

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Introducing: Logos Now

Today we’re launching Logos Now, a new way to enjoy the future of Logos Bible Software without the wait.

Logos Now is a subscription to a growing library of content and tools for serious Bible study that gives you access to the future of Logos Bible Software, today. It’s a way for Logos 6 owners to jump right in to what’s next and start enjoying:

  1. A growing library of data, media, and interactive content
  2. Early access to new features and tools
  3. Access to the beta of the new Logos web app
  4. Special membership benefits such as exclusive offers, special discounts, and more

Faster releases, quicker access

We’re moving to a faster release cycle and aiming for roughly every six weeks. This means you’ll always be on the cutting edge of content and tools for serious Bible study.

Subscribers also get access to new data and media projects while we build them, so you can enjoy what’s available now—and help us shape them as we finish them.

What’s in the first release?

When you subscribe to Logos Now, you’ll get the following content, tools, and benefits:

  1. Old Testament Propositional Bible Outlines (dataset)
  2. Greek Grammatical Constructions (dataset)
  3. Commandments of the Law (interactive)
  4. Visual Copy Templates (media)
  5. Author Slide Templates (media)
  6. Logos Stock Images, vol. 2 (media)
  7. Media Browser (tool)
  8. Concordance (tool)
  9. Logos web app
  10. Membership benefits (e.g., exclusive offers, special discounts)

And this is just the beginning!

Get started today with your free month of Logos Now!

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This series gives you commentaries by top biblical scholars, including Larry W. Hurtado, Craig A. Evans, F.F. Bruce, and Gordon D. Fee. These gifted writers accessibly present the results of key critical methodologies and practices—while holding the biblical text in the highest regard. Whether you’re a study, a pastor, or a layperson, you’ll benefit from these volumes.

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Logos 6: Copy Highlighted Text to a Word Document

Today’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.

A very common question I get is exemplified in this recent email inquiry from a Logos user:

Is there a way to copy and paste the biblical text into a Word document and maintain the highlights I’ve added?

The short answer is this: some highlights easily copy and paste, while others do not.

For example:

  • Open any Bible to any location
  • Choose Tools | Highlighting
  • Select some text in the Bible (A)
  • Expand the Solid Colors palette (B)
  • Select the Green Foreground style (C)

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  • Notice the selected text in the Bible turns green (D)

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  • Copy and paste the green highlighted text into a Word document
  • Notice the green highlighted text is maintained in the Word document (E)

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  • Select some additional text in the Bible (F)
  • Expand the Highlighter Pens palette (G)
  • Select the Green Highlighter style (H)

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  • Notice the selected text in the Bible is highlighted in green (I)

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  • Copy and paste the green highlighted text into a Word document
  • Notice the green highlighted text is NOT maintained in the Word document (J)

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What’s the difference in the above two scenarios?

Simply put, in the first example, we changed the character formatting on the text itself (turned it green). In the second, we basically added an image (green natural highlighter) to the text. Character formatting carries over in the copy–paste process; images do not.

So if you need Logos highlights in a Word document, use the Logos-provided styles that emphasize character formatting.

When you create your own styles, focus on the Font Styling (K) and Insert Text (L) sections that emphasize character formatting, including:

  • Font
  • Font size
  • Text color
  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Small caps
  • Large caps
  • Superscript
  • Subscript
  • Inserted text before or after the resource text

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All of the above characteristics are maintained as you copy and paste highlighted resource text from Logos to a Word document.

For more detailed instructions on creating your own highlighting styles, check out the Logos 6 Training Manual: Volume 2, which is part of the Logos 6 Training Manual: Volumes 1 and 2 bundle.

And for live, hands-on training, be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos live training seminar, including events in Louisville, Kentucky and Dallas, Texas.

Free Training Webinar: Basic Logos Navigation

Webinar_FB_AD_1200x628Every couple weeks, we host a free training webinar to help you harness the full potential and draw the greatest value out of your investment in Logos Bible Software.

So far, we’ve plumbed the depths of Logos search, explored how Logos can aid you in counseling prep, and pulled back the curtain on the High Definition Commentary series.

Most recently, we went back to the basics—reviewing the fundamentals of Logos navigation. Along the way, we also offered a great deal: 30% off the products we used in the demonstrations.

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In the meantime, you can watch all of our previous training events: head to Logos.com/Webinar-Archive for the full lineup.

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Analyze the Gospels’ themes and theology

Survey the world of the Gospels and dig deeper into Christ’s parables and miracles with renowned scholars Jonathan Pennington, Dan Doriani, Craig Evans, and others when you add the Mobile Ed: Studies in the Gospels Bundle to your Logos library.

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BibleTech Is Nearly Sold Out!

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Time’s running out to reserve your space at BibleTech. It’s shaping up to be a tremendous exchange of ideas, and the last few spots are filling up quickly. Reserve your spot today!

Join us to explore a variety of innovation and original thinking. You’ll hear about the opportunities to innovate using new gTLD domain names followed by a presentation about how technology is accelerating the fulfillment of the Great Commission—and you’ll still have plenty of time to meet every speaker, ask questions, and talk shop between sessions.

One BibleTech speaker creating buzz is Stephen Smith of Bible Gateway. No sooner had Microsoft rolled out their HoloLense that Smith started to imagine how the new technology might open new possibilities for Bible study. He speculates that the next wave of Bible software could include a holographic component, and he promises to expound further during his talk at BibleTech.

And the venue this year—the Cedarbrook Lodge—can’t be beat! An idyllic Pacific Northwest setting with world-class amenities is the perfect place to meet other technologists and explore the intersection of Scripture and technology.

A ticket to BibleTech includes:

  • Full access to the entire BibleTech event
  • A private room at the Cedarbrook for both Thursday and Friday night
  • All meals (Friday breakfast through Saturday lunch)
  • Snacks throughout the event
  • Campus-wide Internet access
  • Transportation to and from the Seattle airport

Publishers like Sean Harison and Keith Williams, founders like Kent Shaffer, and technologists like DJ Chuang only gather like this at BibleTech. Come hear about the future of Bible-software technology, and meet the people working hard to make it a reality.

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26 Women in Ministry Share Their Wisdom: Get It Free!

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The new anthology features insight from Kay Arthur, June Hunt, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Kasey Van Norman, Liz Curtis Higgs, and others. Each author contributed one chapter that reflects on their years in ministry and offers practical advice for applying the Word.

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. . . I can’t get over the fact that God has chosen these brave women to pave the way and walk alongside me. They inspire me to believe God is greater, and they will do the same for you as you read this book! It was a joy and privilege to bare a small part of my soul in the wake of these beautiful women of God.

—Kasey Van Norman, bestselling author, blogger, and Bible teacher

Last summer, we had the honor of hosting a two-day conference for women in ministry in Dallas, Texas. The conference brought together bloggers, teachers, and leaders in an intimate setting and allowed them to share their joys, mistakes, and moments of grace.

This book offers a compilation of the most powerful and applicable insights shared at the conference. Explore Pam Farrel’s advice on following God’s compass, Elyse Fitzpatrick’s journey to get to the heart of God’s message, and Liz Curtis Higgs’ advice on taking criticism.

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  • Kay Arthur
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  • Pam Farrel
  • Michelle McKinney Hammond
  • And many others!

These women are relatable and courageous, and we couldn’t be more proud of the finished product.

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About the free Vyrso app

The Vyrso ereader app makes it easier than ever to connect your daily reading with Scripture. Tap on any Bible reference and the verse will appear with a hover feature. Highlight, take notes, search your library with ease, and share insights and quotes with simple social-sharing options.

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Sync Logos 6 across All Your Platforms

Logos_300x300 Take your entire Logos library with you wherever you go! When you are studying a passage with Logos 6, your books, highlights, notes, and documents will sync from your desktop to your mobile platforms in a matter of seconds.

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Sync your notes across your devices

As you study a passage in Logos 6, you can take, edit, and share your notes anywhere you go.

Start your Bible study on your mobile phone with the free Logos Bible app, and pick up right where you left off any other web-enabled device.

When you’re using Logos 6 to study a passage and want to write down your thoughts, you can create a notes document. Here, you can make notes and comments on specific references as you study, and within seconds, your notes will sync from Logos 6 to your Logos Bible app.

Here’s how to create a note:

  • Highlight the specific verse you want
  • Add the verse to your notes document

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  • Write down any relevant notes about that verse

With Logos 6, you can also take the same note and attach it to multiple verses by editing the attachment points.

Here’s how to attach your note to multiple verses:

  • Open the note you already created
  • Edit the note’s attachment points

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  • Add any references you want to be tied with the note

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Access and edit your notes wherever you go

Within seconds, your mobile device will sync your notes through the Logos Bible app, allowing you to take your notes with you and edit them on the go.

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Get the Logos app today to make biblical connections and draw insights, no matter where you are!

Deciphering the Book of Acts with DIY Bible Study

diy-bible-studyLearn how to study the Bible and immerse yourself in its wonder with DIY Bible Study.

This highly visual curriculum leverages the power of Logos Bible Software to help you take your Bible study to the next level. With application-focused content, beautifully designed images, and practical video tutorials, DIY Bible Study gives you everything you need to study the Bible to the fullest extent.

This incredible resource is now available as an individual add-on—and right now, it’s on sale for 20% off!

Better Bible study

We built DIY Bible Study to be fully integrated into Logos Bible Software. We’re leveraging all of Logos’ amazing tools to help you study the Bible. As you work through this resource, your learning is framed by sections that teach you Bible study principles that are demonstrated within Logos itself. You’ll learn how to study the Bible and use the most powerful Bible software to accomplish your goals.

There’s also a prebuilt, year-long reading plan included with DIY Bible Study. In just 10 minutes a day, you can go through the entire resource, digging deeper into the Bible with each lesson. It’s also easily used as a handbook during your regular study. We wanted it to be as flexible and as accessible as possible so anyone could benefit from it, no matter where you find yourself on your walk with Jesus.

Step into the Scriptures

Following the grand narrative of the Bible can be difficult if you haven’t spent years studying the Scriptures. Following the narrative of a single book of the Bible can be just as difficult. With DIY Bible Study, both of these endeavors become much easier.

The book of Acts is a labyrinthine story about establishment of the early church and the spread of the gospel. It bridges the gap between the life of Christ (the Gospels) and the teachings of the church (the New Testament letters). Acts is a witness to the Holy Spirit’s work in the lives of people, the direct continuation of Jesus’ ministry.

Geography plays an important role in Acts, as Luke traces the progress of the Gospel away from Jerusalem out to the “end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). DIY Bible Study gives you the tools to help you understand the structure of the book, geographically and temporally.

This map depicts many of the locations in the Graeco-Roman Empire—the setting of the book of Acts:

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And there are so many events to keep track of in the book of Acts, it takes two slides to recount all of them:

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Once you’ve wrapped your head around the physical themes of the book, you can start to tackle the theological themes presented by Luke. Acts is an inspirational account of the early church, stirring us to move forward with the work of God, toward the “end of the earth.”

The Bible is your story

With DIY Bible Study, you’ll get an overview of the entire Bible, one study at a time. You’ll also discover methods to improve your study, and you’ll be introduced to helpful study tools.

DIY Bible Study is now available as an individual add-on and is in most Logos 6 base packages.

Learn to study the Bible and enjoy it more than ever before with DIY Bible Studyon sale for 20% off!