Logos March Madness Championship Game

After five rounds of competition with almost 40,000 votes cast, we’re down to the championship game of the 2009 Logos March Madness book tournament. There have been some close-fought battles and surprising upsets along the way.

Who will rise to the top and become the Logos March Madness champion?

The final match is between The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer by philosopher and apologist Francis Schaeffer and The Existence and Attributes of God by Puritan Stephen Charnock. The winner will be awarded a 75% discount, and the loser a 50% discount.

Voting begins today and runs through Sunday night, at which time the champion will be decided. You will then have until the following Sunday night (April 12) to take advantage of the discounts. Head on over and place your vote now for your favorite title!

By the way, the two titles that got knocked out in the Final 4 round are currently available at 45% off using coupon code MMFF. The code is good through Sunday night (April 5).

22 Pre-Pubs Needing a Push

It’s time for another plug for the Pre-Pubs that are right on the brink of moving into production but need just a handful of additional pre-orders. Now that our Electronic Text Development team has finished up the Anchor Yale Bible, they’re ready to get going on some other projects.

Take a look at the products listed below, or—if you have a little more time—scroll through the Pre-Pub page and take note of the ones that are getting close to 100%.

Whether it’s commentaries, theology, biblical studies, or practical issues that you are interested in, there are plenty of titles and collections to choose from.

Focus on the Bible Commentaries (32 Vols.)If you’re looking to beef up the commentaries section of your digital library, look no further. These seven collections offer a wide range of perspectives at some great prices:

Do you enjoying studying Reformed theology? Have a look at these four products featuring the writings of A. A. Hodge, George Smeaton, Jean Henri Merle d’Aubigne, and William G. T. Shedd:

Studies in New Testament Greek and JSNTS Collection (17 Vols.)Are biblical studies more your thing? Check out these titles:

If books dealing with the practical side of the Christian faith are what you’re looking for, we have several books and collections that might be a good fit:

Can’t decide or just want a bit of everything? Consider the Roy Zuck Vital Issues Series (12 Vols.).

Logos Featured in Christian Computing Magazine

If you don’t regularly read Christian Computing Magazine (CCMag for short), you’ll want to be sure to check out the cover story of the March issue: “An Inside Look at Logos Research Systems, Inc. and Logos Bible Software.” You’ll find it on pages 9–12.

Steve Hewitt interviews Dan Pritchett, our Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, and covers a very nice spectrum of topics. You’ll learn a bit of the company’s history and find out some interesting facts about how the company has grown and changed over the last 18 years. You’ll also read about many of the things we’ve been working on recently. If you look carefully, you might even learn about some things coming down the pike that have never been shared publicly before.

So go give it a read.

Logos for Mac 1.1 Now Shipping

On Thursday of last week, we released an update to Logos Bible Software for Mac. Version 1.1 fixes a number of bugs that didn’t get squashed before we shipped the long-awaited first version in mid-December.

If you are an existing Logos for Mac user, you can download this new version for free by going to Logos.com, signing in, navigating to My Account > Order History, and then clicking on your Mac engine or base package order. At the bottom of your order, you will now see a new “Files to Download” section.

Click the “Download” link to save the file to your Mac, make sure Logos for Mac is closed, and then double-click the file to install the update. Follow the instructions, and you should be up and running with the latest and greatest in less than a minute.

If you don’t have a Logos.com account, don’t see the link below your Mac order, or have any other troubles updating, please contact our Mac Customer Service team at 800-875-6467 or macsupport@logos.com.

We’re also happy to announce that you can now purchase the Logos for Mac engine as a download instead of having to order a DVD. This is especially good news for our international customers. If you have been holding out for the downloadable version to become available or perhaps were just waiting for the bugs to get worked out of the initial release, it’s time to make the move to Logos for Mac.

Put Verses in The Message

Today’s guest 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 training seminars.

If you haven’t yet discovered The Message by Eugene Peterson, I encourage you to spend some time with it. It’s a modern paraphrase of the Bible. Use it like you would a devotional commentary. You’ll notice however, there are no verses in The Message only chapters. You can change that. With The Message as the active window choose View | Bible Text Only. That’s what we call Instant Versification!

For more tips like this, be sure to visit Morris Proctor’s Tips & Tricks blog or subscribe to the RSS feed.

March Madness—Save 35%

The Sweet 16 round of Logos March Madness has closed, and we now have 8 titles (listed below) eligible for a 35% discount using the code MMR3. This code will expire on March 28th, so grab these books now.

Voting is currently open for the Elite 8 round. Remember, the further a title advances, the greater the discount. Head over now and vote for your favorite titles.The grand champion of Logos March Madness will be offered at 75% off retail!

Title Retail
35% Off
Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology $39.95
Historical Theology $59.95
Holiness of God, The $9.95
Rediscovering Expository Preaching $19.95
Genesis: Beginning and Blessing $34.99
Vitality of Worship, The: A Commentary on the Book of Psalms $40.00
Interpreting the Pauline Epistles $18.99
Studies in the New Testament $29.95

BibleTech:2009 Is Underway!

UPDATE: We have set up a live twitterfeed of the conference on the BibleTech website.

Today’s guest post is from J. D. Elgin, a member of the Marketing Department and the coordinator for this year’s BibleTech conference.

BibleTech:2009 officially begins today at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re missing out on all the excitement! We certainly don’t want any of our faithful blog followers to feel left out, so we’ve assembled a list of speakers who will be covering the conference live via their personal blogs and Twitter feeds. We invite you to use the links below to follow all of the action.

Three conference speakers will be sharing their thoughts on the conference, so you can get the latest by checking out their blogs or subscribing to their RSS feeds.

Or try out this Google Blog Search (also available via RSS) to catch any blogs we may have missed.

Also, you can follow these speakers on Twitter:

  • Ellen Frankel and JT Waldman of The Jewish Publication Society at @JewishPub
  • Rob Christenson of Geeks & God and Mustard Seed Media, Inc. at @Rob_Feature
  • Stephen Johnson of Olive Tree Bible Software at @RearCog

Or just follow the BibleTech:2009 hashtag, #BibleTech09, to get all of the Twitter action in one place.

You will also want to stay tuned to the BibleTech Conference website in the coming weeks. We will be recording the conference audio and will post the MP3 files as soon as we are able.

Update: Follow along with the Twitter action right at http://www.bibletechconference.com/live.htm.

Anchor Yale Bible Shipping Soon!

Anchor Yale BibleBack in August of last year, we announced that we’d soon be working on digitizing the massive Anchor Yale Bible (formerly Anchor Bible). A little over seven months later, and we’re just about done with the largest single project we’ve ever undertaken!

When we first started working on it, there were 83 volumes that we were going to be able to include. Since that time, an 84th has become available—John Reumann’s 808-page commentary on Philippians. That brings the cumulative numbers to 44,123 pages, 163 pounds, an estimated 25,300,000 words, and 10+ feet of saved shelf space!

Our electronic text development team has been pushing extra hard to have their work finished by the end of the month. So we’re almost ready to start shipping. For those of you who already pre-ordered this set, that means your wait is just about over. For the rest of you, that means that you still have a few days left to get your pre-order in at the deeply discounted Pre-Pub price.

Very few people own all 84 of these volumes due to their high cost and the amount of space they take up. Now they can be yours for just a fraction of the print cost and without requiring you to purchase any more bookshelves—and, of course, in a much more usable format.

March Madness Deals

Round 2 of Logos March Madness has closed, and we now have 16 titles (listed below) eligible for a 30% discount using the code MMR2. This code will expire on March 28th, so grab these books now.

Voting is currently open for the Sweet 16 round. Remember, the further a title advances, the greater the discount. Head over now and vote for your favorite titles.The grand champion of Logos March Madness will be offered at 75% off retail!

Title Retail 30% Off
Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology, The, Rev. ed. $17.95 $12.57
Introduction to Systematic Theology, An $24.95 $17.47
No One Like Him: The Doctrine of God $40.00 $28.00
Systematic Theology $34.95 $24.47
Desiring God $14.95 $10.47
Future Grace $14.95 $10.47
Pursuit of Holiness, The $11.00 $7.70
Theology of the Christian Life in J. I. Packer’s Thought, The $44.95 $31.47
Creation and Blessing $45.00 $31.50
Exodus, New American Commentary $32.99 $23.09
Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch, An $29.95 $20.97
Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books, An $29.95 $20.97
Light from the Ancient East $49.95 $34.97
Matthew, Mark Cornerstone Biblical Commentary $34.99 $24.49
Synoptic Problem: A Way through the Maze, The $34.95 $24.47
Wycliffe Bible Commentary New Testament, The $29.95 $20.97

Libronix 3.0f Now Shipping—Update for Free!

Last night we released the next minor update to our Libronix Digital Library System for Windows. If you are planning to install Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 (or if you already have), it is vital that you update to Libronix 3.0f to avoid some minor incompatibility problems. Best of all, the update is completely free.

In addition to the IE8 compatibility fixes, 3.0f includes several bug fixes and improvements, as well as updates to a number of resources and lectionaries. For a complete list of all of the bug fixes and changes, see the new support article.

To update, simply open Libronix and go to Tools > Libronix Update. After it looks for available updates, click “Update,” close Libronix, and then wait for the updates to download and install. When installation is complete, click “Close” and then restart Libronix.