Logos Pro—How to Cut Down Your Prep Time with Inline Search

When I was in full-time ministry, I had to preach or teach as many as three times a week. I was committed to making every single sermon and lesson based on careful exegesis of God’s Word. That meant paying careful attention to the original languages.

But when you’re preparing that much material in a given week, switching between all those resources can really drain away the time you could be using to get to the meat of a biblical text. Being really thorough means scouring mammoth volumes for every occurrence of a word or phrase in the original language.

I love studying the Bible, but with so many responsibilities, I’m always looking for ways to cut down on my prep time and get to the meaning of a passage, faster.

Inline Search makes it easier

Recently I sat down with Todd Bishop, one of our Logos Pros. He showed me that with Logos 6, I can search the underlying Greek or Hebrew without ever leaving my English Bible. Watch Todd show you how it’s done:


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Power your search with these resources

To get the most out of Logos 6 and Inline Search, you need a library full of top-notch resources. I asked Todd what he recommends. Here are his top choices:

    • Biblia Hebraica—the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible.
    • Nestle-Aland 28—If Biblia Hebraica is the definitive Hebrew Bible, Nestle-Aland is the go-to Greek New Testament. Chances are, you already have both of these resources on your shelf, but if you want to search them the way Todd’s shown you, add them to your Logos library.
    • Lexham Hebrew-English Interlinear Bible—If you want the kind of rich mark-up you saw in the video above, you need something like the Lexham Hebrew-English Interlinear Bible in your library. This resource reveals the original languages hidden beneath the English translation.
    • Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT)—Todd says you can even perform an Inline Search in your commentaries. One of my personal favorites is BECNT—one of the most respected scholarly, evangelical commentaries out there.

Get started with Inline Search today!

Inline Search is included in the Logos 6 Core Engine. But to get the most out of this tool, I recommend Logos 6 Bronze or higher. Get started with Logos 6 and the Factbook now.


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In the late 80’s, American Express ran the slogan “Membership has its privileges.” The campaign was so ubiquitous, I can’t help but think of it when I hear about membership programs.

Well, Logos Now is our exclusive membership program for Logos 6 base package owners.

As a Logos Now member, you get exclusive access and benefits to content, services, features, and discounts not found anywhere else. Some of those member benefits are available right now, like access to the following content and tools:

But the benefits don’t end there. In every release of Logos Now (roughly every 6 weeks) you’ll get access to more and more content, services, tools, and features, which makes your membership even more valuable over time.

When Amazon Prime launched in 2005, they only offered one benefit: unlimited two-day shipping. Over time, more benefits were released, including instant video, music, unlimited photo storage, and the Kindle lending library.

Like Amazon Prime, the content, services, and features of Logos Now will only grow with time. Logos Now members will get exclusive discounts, special offers, and a better web app experience. These features and discounts will be yours for as long as you’re a member.

Your first month is on us!

We want to make a Logos Now membership an irresistibly compelling value for you today—and even more so in the future. In the meantime, we’d like you to enjoy your first month of Logos Now for free with a monthly subscription.


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With Logos’ Pre-Pub program, you can get great deals on books before they’re produced—an early adopter advantage! Lexham Press has a number of awesome projects currently on Pre-Pub and some of them are shipping soon. Lock in your Pre-Pub price today!

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New Lexham Press Titles

Embracing God as FatherEmbracing God as Father: Christian Identity in the Family of God (47% off)
In this theologically rich and deeply personal book, Daniel Bush and Noel S. Due show us the loving heart of the Father toward his children. Jesus said, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9)—he and the Father are one in their love and joy and desire to bless. Embracing God as Father helps us see God as he truly is and see who we are as his sons and daughters.

Projected release date: May, 2015

Live in LibertyLive in Liberty: The Spiritual Message of Galatians (40% off)
The message of Galatians takes us into the heart of an experience—the enjoyment of God’s presence and everlasting peace—one which sets us free to love and be loved. In Live in Liberty, Daniel Bush and Noel Due bring out the spiritual message of Paul’s words, helping you apply it to your mind and soul so that you may experience the liberating presence of God.

Here’s what Tullian Tchividjian has to say about this book:

I travel a lot and meet a lot of people, and I’ve never been more convinced that the message of Galatians needs to be recovered in all of its liberating glory. Everywhere I go, people are exhausted. They’re exhausted relationally, emotionally, and spiritually. After talking to the spiritually exhausted people, I discover that their exhaustion is due to what they think they need to be doing in order to gain and maintain God’s love and favor. In theological terms, most Christians live their lives as if their justification depends on their sanctification: ‘if I do and become all that I must do and become, God will love me and accept me.’ The message of Galatians is that God’s love for sinners like you and me is one way—it is not dependent on what we do, but on what Jesus has done for us. We are accepted and approved by God because of Christ’s work, not our work. Church should be the one place in all of society where the weary and heavy laden should be able to go and find rest. But all too often they get to-do lists. This needs to change. We need a new Reformation. And that’s why I love Live in Liberty. Thank you Noel and Dan for reminding that ‘It Is Finished.’ I keep forgetting.

Projected release date: July, 2015

Ministry Resources

Image3300 Illustrations for Preachers (43% off)
Following in the footsteps of our popular quotations and prayers volumes, 300 Illustrations for Preachers will help pastors effectively craft memorable and fresh sermons. These illustrations are tagged with preaching themes and Scripture references making them easy to incorporate directly into your sermon. With 300 Illustrations for Preachers, you’ll no longer need to comb through multiple books looking for an appropriate illustration.
Projected release date: June, 2015

walking-with-c-s-lewisWalking with C.S. Lewis (50% off)
In Walking with C.S. Lewis, Tony Ash opens a door for those who have never been introduced to Lewis or his writings. And those already familiar with Lewis will appreciate Ash’s thought-provoking commentary.

Projected release date: Q3, 2015


Discourse Resources

Steve Runge’s discourse resources are some of our most popular titles. By examining the linguistic and literary clues in the text, Dr. Runge is able to expose insights that are often overlooked. This linguistic and exegetical expertise is then illustrated in the High Definition Commentary series to further highlight the critical ideas in the text. Watch the Animated High Definition Commentary: Philippians in action:

There are three discourse resources currently on Pre-Pub:

Projected release dates: Q4, 2015


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Study the Life of Jesus with Mobile Ed

The life of Jesus—his ministry, death, and resurrection—lies at the very heart of Christianity. The fact that we have four different accounts of Jesus’ time on earth emphasizes its prominence. Clearly, for effective preaching and teaching, you need to understand the Gospels.

Mobile Ed’s Studies in the Gospels Bundle provides nine courses on Jesus’ life as narrated in the Gospels. Pre-order now and get instant access to courses as we finish them.

Grasp the purpose of the Gospel of John

In NT323 Book Study: The Gospel of John, Joel Willitts shows how the Gospel of John invites readers to encounter Jesus. Here’s a sample clip of Dr. Willitts talking about the purpose of John’s Gospel:

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We’re still wrapping up other great courses in this series, and if you order now you’ll get them as soon as they ship!

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Make Logos 6 Even Better with Ancient Christian Writers


Our content-innovation team has sifted and sorted quotes, allusions, and topical references from ancient literature across the Logos library to bring them right into your passage guide. But the literature of the early church is vast—the translations of the well-known Early Church Fathers collection represent only a small fraction of the texts we have from the first centuries of Christianity.

Even more patristic writings

We’ve already brought you the Early Church Fathers and the massive Fathers of the Church collections. Now, we want to bring even more classics into your Ancient Literature database with Ancient Christian Writers.

The Ancient Christian Writers Bundle has 65 volumes and almost 20,000 pages of early Christian literature. In print that would cost you more than $1,500, but you can pre-order it now for less than half that price. Most of these works aren’t found in the Early Church Fathers, so this Pre-Pub is an incredible opportunity to expand your library of early Christian texts and make new discoveries in the exegesis of the early church.

Discover rare resources

Ancient Christian Writers includes the only English translation of Origen’s commentary and homilies on the Song of Songs. Origen’s allegorical interpretation has profoundly shaped the church’s understanding of Solomon’s poem and the very language of Christian spirituality.


Here, for instance, is his explanation of what it means for the bride to be “wounded by love” (Song of Songs 2:5):

If there is anyone anywhere who has at some time burned with this faithful love of the Word of God; if there is anyone who has received the sweet wound of Him who is the chosen dart, as the prophet says; if there is anyone who has been pierced with the loveworthy spear of His knowledge, so that he yearns and longs for Him by day and night, can speak of nought but Him, would hear of nought but Him, can think of nothing else, and is disposed to no desire nor longing nor yet hope, except for Him alone—if such there be, that soul then says in truth: ‘I have been wounded by charity.’

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Ancient Christian Writers brings this work and many others into the Ancient Literature database, making your investment in Logos 6 better than ever. You’ll get more complete results in your Passage Guide and expanded access to patristic interpretation and theology. Pre-order now and get the best possible price!

Logos 6: How to Use and Hide Auto Bookmarks

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 fellow Logos user recently sent me this inquiry:

As I’m navigating through resources, I notice hash marks in the scroll bar area. What are they? Can I hide them?

Officially they’re called Auto Bookmarks and, yes, they may be hidden.

Think of the Auto Bookmarks as the “dog ears” we make on pages in print editions. We dog ear a page so we can easily return to it. Logos automatically dog ears locations for us in our resources. These dog ears or Auto Bookmarks are basically the recent history in a resource.

For Example:

  • Open your preferred Bible
  • Notice the hash marks in the scroll bar area (A)


  • Rest the cursor on a hash mark to preview a previous location you’ve visited in the Bible (B)


  • Click the hash mark to jump to the location (C)


To hide Auto Bookmarks:

  • Chose Tools | Program Settings (D)
  • Set Show Auto and Favorite Bookmarks in the General section to No (E)


Please note, selecting No does not erase the Auto Bookmarks, but merely hides them(F). In the future, if you select Yes, all of the previous Auto Bookmarks will return.


For more Logos training check out our video resource Camp Logos 1. 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.

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Library of New Testament Studies
The newly released Library of New Testament Studies (LNTS/JSNTS) is the largest collection of Bloomsbury New Testament monographs available digitally.

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Want to dive deeper into a particular area of NT study? With this collection, you’re likely to find a relevant resource no matter what the subject. A sampling of the included titles shows the breadth of topics covered:

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Not only are we offering this premier collection for 40% off, there’s a good chance you already own some of the volumes, qualifying you for an additional ownership discount. The 40% discount only lasts until April 30: take advantage of it today and give a significant boost to your New Testament studies.

Language Specialists, This One’s for You!

Grammars Collection (94 vols.)

We’re proud to announce our new Grammars Collection—a steeply discounted package of 94 biblical-language grammars to help students and scholars unpack any syntactic or semantic challenge in the study of the biblical text.

For merely $8 per grammar (many of which cost between $20 and $40 individually), this massive collection can enhance your original language studies.

This collection includes essential volumes such as Stanley Porter’s Idioms of the Greek New Testament and Fundamentals of New Testament Greek, Ernest de Witt Burton’s Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek, James Hope Moulton’s five volumes on New Testament Greek, Mark Futato’s Beginning Biblical Hebrew, Bruce Waltke’s An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and over 80 more volumes in 9 different languages.

Results from all your grammars, all at once

Logos 6 doesn’t just leave grammars in your library, waiting for you to open them one by one. When you perform a search on a passage in your Exegetical Guide, Logos 6 queries all of the grammars in this collection for references to the passage you’re researching.

All of these grammars contain Bible references, ensuring that your research on any verse of the Bible will contain results discussed by grammarians and biblical-language scholars.

Dynamic pricing and great discounts

Those of you studying Greek or Hebrew intensely probably already own many of these grammars—so when you’re signed into your account at Logos.com, you’ll see a custom price tailored to discount the books you own, while still getting the rest of the books in the collection at a huge discount!

Refuel your study with nearly 100 original-language grammars. Get the Grammars Collection today!