Don’t Miss September’s Savings

september-logos-monthly-saleWe have special deals running all September long, and you don’t have to miss a single one! Check out September’s monthly sale right now to see this month’s bargains.

Here are a few you won’t want to miss:

A Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names

Regularly $19.95get it for $9.95!

Without formal Greek or Latin education, it can be difficult to pronounce some scriptural names and places. Difficult spellings or unusual clusters of consonants and vowels can make reading some texts overly tedious. John Walker’s work provides an excellent solution on the pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture proper names. By first working through the pronunciation of Greek and Latin names before moving on to the proper names in Scripture, Walker forms a sure foundation for guiding the reader.

Dictionary of the Apostolic Church (2 vols.)

Regularly $64.95get it for $49.95!

This 1,500-page set contains definitions of people, places, and theological terms from the book of Acts to the book of Revelation. It’s the perfect resource for teachers, pastors, and anyone wanting a thorough yet concise summary of New Testament themes. Over 100 pastors and biblical scholars have contributed essays that supply the dictionary with its comprehensive bibliographies and summaries.

Lexham Bible Guide: Genesis 1–11lexham-bible-guide-genesis-1-11

Regularly $39.95get it for $31.95!

The Lexham Bible Guide: Genesis 1–11 is the ideal resource to help you understand both Genesis and the Bible as a whole. Genesis is the foundation for the rest of Scripture; nearly every biblical theme—from the Old Testament or the New—has a parallel in Genesis. Examine those themes, and use this guide to explore some of the Bible’s most significant passages.

These are just a few of the items on this month’s sale! Check out all the deals, and get big savings on some of our most popular works.

Win Logos 5 Gold: Limited Time Remaining!

Christian Discourse

Last week you learned that you could win Logos 5 Gold (a $1,549.95 value) by sharing your biblical insight on ChristianDiscourse.com.

We’ll have a winner on September 16 at midnight (EDT). The person who shares the most from Christian Discourse to Facebook or Twitter before then will win Logos 5 Gold or an upgrade equivalent. And four runners-up will win the 13-volume Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection (a $534.95 value).

Right now, Christian Discourse users are discussing important topics, from Bible questions to ministry methods to current events. And just for participating in these discussions, you’ll get the chance to win a massive biblical and theological library—a suite of powerful tools that will help you explore these questions in your own studies.

Plus, four runners-up will win the 13-volume Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection, which summarizes the Pauline writings in an easy-to-follow format. These unique books distill the most relevant and helpful content on this subject so that you can quickly find what you need. Four runners-up will win a free copy of this collection just for sharing their insights—and you could be one of them.

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Christian Discourse is a place for honest conversations about the things that matter most. It’s designed to guide you in exploring Christianity through discussion. You’ll find conversations on theology, apologetics, devotional thoughts, Bible questions, and more—all tied to Christian living. Discover biblical insights from followers of Christ on our culture’s most pertinent issues and our world’s most pressing troubles.

The best part: you can join in and contribute to the discussion. Your thoughts and concerns matter—Christian Discourse is a safe place to share them with your family in Christ.

Join the conversation today!

Set Encouraging Bible Artwork as Your Mobile Background

Bible-Screen-on-DVDBible Screen includes over 700 professionally designed Bible-art slides to encourage, challenge, and inspire believers all over the world. And now you can get the free Bible Screen app to view, save, and share all of your favorite biblical artwork on your iOS or Android device!

The Bible Screen app includes a new wallpaper feature—simply browse through all archived Bible artwork and select a favorite slide as your new mobile background. To make it easy, you can use the “Fits My Device” option to see a list of slides specifically sized to fit your screen. You’ll even get images designed for perspective zoom on iOS 7!

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We’re constantly adding new Bible-art slides and modifying existing images to fit more devices, so with every free update, you’ll get more beautiful Bible art!

Even better, your Bible Screen app comes with a simple social-sharing feature—you can easily spread the inspiration to your loved ones via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Stream multiverse videos

The Bible Screen app also comes loaded with multiverse videos, providing artistic representations of well-known passages, available with or without background music. The live-stream videos are a perfect accompaniment to your church service, small group gatherings, house chores, or any daily activity where you’d like to be encouraged with artistic Bible text.
 

When we’re busy, it’s hard to find time to pause and reflect on Scripture. The Bible Screen app simplifies spiritual reflection by putting encouraging and inspiring Bible artwork right in the palm of your hand.

Download the free Bible Screen app today, and be inspired by God’s Word.

Don’t Delay: Base-Package Discounts Are Almost Gone

new-logos-5-base-package-saleDiscounts on new-base-package purchases end September 12—if you haven’t taken advantage of 15% off new Logos 5 libraries, now’s the time!

You’ve been on the fence about buying a new base package, but haven’t been ready to commit. Don’t stay on the fence any longer; you’ll miss your chance to get a 15% discount on Logos 5!

Get a new Logos 5 base package before it’s too late!

Why people love Logos 5

Advanced tools, essential resources, and powerful datasets make Logos 5 our most acclaimed version ever. But don’t take our word for it—we’ve received tons of endorsements from well-known ministry leaders and laypeople alike.

Here’s what other users are saying about Logos 5:

“The 5 in Logos 5 is for 5 stars . . . I have been with Logos for years and really thought the upgrade to Logos 4 was about as good as it could get. Wrong . . . Logos 5 is a significant upgrade and worth every penny. I went from Logos 4 Platinum to Logos 5 Diamond and couldn’t be happier. I love Logos 5 and can honestly say that the program is so intuitive.”

“Never seen software like this, amazing what you can do with it. I recommended it to everyone who loves God and his Word.”

“This collection of materials is enormous, [and it] allows one to peruse and select whatever’s needed to study, meditate, prepare for a sermon or Bible study . . . or just discuss with friends who may not believe in Christianity at all. . . . Set up a monthly payment plan and enjoy the benefits. You won’t be disappointed, and it’s money well invested.”

Choosing the right base package

Selecting the right upgrade can be tough. Which dataset would you benefit from most? Which resources would be best for your small group? Which base package is best for preparing lessons and sermons?

Our Logos 5 specialists want to hear these questions and help you pick the package that’s best for you. Give them a call right now at 888-875-9491 to talk through your options!

Remember, discounts end September 12! Visit Logos.com/NewBasePackage today to explore all of your options.

Logos 5: Cross‑References for Topics

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.

One of the most popular types of Bible study enjoyed by many Christians is cross-reference work. Toward that end, most English Bibles provide some cross-references inline with the biblical text.

If you enjoy this method of Bible investigation, you may find that those embedded cross-references are limited. So if you’d like to look up more biblical references for a given topic, try this setup that incorporates several Logos features:

  • Click the Library icon to open your electronic bookshelf (A)
  • Click Prioritize in the upper right corner of the library (B)

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  • Type nave in the Library’s Find box (C)
  • Drag New Nave’s Topical Bible to the Prefer these resources list (make sure this resource is in the top five of your topical prioritized books, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias) (D)

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  • Open an English Bible, such as The Lexham English Bible (E)
  • Navigate in the Bible to a passage containing a topic of interest, such as Colossians 2:14 (F)

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  • Right click on a word in the verse, such as cross (G)
  • Click Selection: cross on the right side of the context menu (H)
  • Select New Nave’s Topical Bible on the left side of the context menu (I)

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  • Notice this resource opens to an article containing numerous cross-references for the topic cross (J)
  • Rest the cursor on a blue Bible cross-reference to see a popup of that verse from your preferred Bible (K)

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  • Click a blue Bible cross-reference to open your preferred Bible to that verse

To see multiple cross-references at once, add this to your study:

  • Choose Tools | Power Lookup
  • Select some text containing cross-references in Nave’s (L)
  • Notice that Power Lookup displays the biblical text for all of those selected cross-references (M)

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If you find yourself using this setup frequently, make sure to save it as layout.

For more helpful instruction about Logos tools, please check out the two-volume Logos 5 Training Manual Set.

What’s Your Bible Study Personality?

logos-bible-study-personality-quizWhat Bible study personality are you? Take the Logos Bible Study Personality Quiz and find out! Share your results with your friends online, then start saving on over 30 books catered to your personality type.

Take the quiz now!

The personality types:

The Academic: Critical commentaries are the only ones you read. You’re always looking for the latest scholarly debate and diving in with your sleeves rolled up, Logos at your side.

The Book Lover: You own a ton of books! Your friends need a library card just to look at your Logos library. When you get money you buy books, and if there’s anything left you get food and clothes.

The Logosian: You own more than one Logos base package. You use Logos on a daily basis and witness to your friends about it. You wear Logos swag to church, and you often brag about that time you emailed Bob.

The Original-Language Enthusiast: You know the correct pronunciation of “Logos.” You are fluent in Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, and you disdain reading English Bibles. Sometimes you start speaking in Koine to your friends by accident.

The Tough-Question Tackler: Someone wants to know about covenantal nomism? You’re on it. A friend asks about Barth’s revised supralapsarianism? No problem. No question should go unanswered.

The Bargain Scout: You love any good deal and are always one of the first to sign up for a giveaway. You love deep discounts and refuse to pay full price for anything. On any given Saturday, you can be found scouring garage sales.

Save on over 30 hand-selected resources

Once you get your results, you’ll have the chance to save on over 30 resources selected just for you.

Discover your Bible study personality and share it with your friends and loved ones—take the quiz now!

Pets That Love Logos

You know we’re passionate about bringing you the best possible tools for studying and presenting the Word. You also know we’re passionate about our mission to serve the church. But did you know we’re passionate about our family pets, too?

We want to see your pets! Post a photo of your furry friend with Logos merchandise and tag it on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #PetsLoveLogos. Then, check out everyone’s pets on our Tagboard.

With over 400 employees, we have hundreds of pets to choose from, but here are four that we think you’ll like:

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Tallulah Kangaroola

This adorable baby red kangaroo belongs to Scott Lindsey, director of ministry relations, and his wife, Michelle. Tallulah particularly bonded with their youngest daughter, Havensong. When not curled up in her carrying pouch or playing with Havensong, Tallulah enjoys donning a soft Logos onesie! This onesie is made from 100% organic cotton—making it both environmentally friendly and comfortable, perfect for kids and kangaroos alike.

 

 

Louie the Rhodesian Ridgebackpets-love-logos-louie

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are known for the strip of fur along their spines that grows backward, creating a ridge. Louie is looking particularly handsome in his blue tie adorned with a Logos sticker! Louie is part of recruiter Jennifer Spoelstra’s family, and he enjoys long cross-country trail runs with Spoelstra’s husband, Jared. You can get these stickers in two sizes—each pack includes both large and small icons to fit any surface.

 

Kes the Canadian Sphynx Catpets-love-logos-kes-the-cat

With blue point markings and baby-blue eyes, Kes is a striking girl! She’s been a part of my family for nearly two years, but I don’t think she’ll ever be big enough to fit a Logos onesie. Sphynx cats are nearly hairless, with a fine dusting of peach fuzz that is usually thicker on the tail, toes, and nose. Kes enjoys cuddling, knocking things off the kitchen counter, and playing fetch.

 

Wolfgang the Hedgehogpets-love-logos-wolfgang-the-hedgehog

Tiny and spiny, Wolfgang is an adorable little hedgehog. He is pretty relaxed, often posing for photographs snapped by owner Chris Jespersen, a member of our video team. In this shot, Wolfgang broke out his party hat and climbed into a bowl—both adorned with Logos stickers for a Logos-themed celebration! If you’re a fan of Faithlife, you can expand your sticker collection with its green leaf logo, too.

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We want to see your pets! Post their photos to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #PetsLoveLogos, and don’t forget to include Logos merchandise in your photo! Logos carries a ton of items that you and your pets will love—from onesies and coffee mugs to our newest Verse of the Day merchandise.

Pick up some new Logos merchandise today, and show us your pet photos!​

Why Studying the Apocrypha Matters

Tobit, Judith, Sirach, Bel and the Dragon—these and all the other books of the Apocrypha aren’t in the Protestant Old Testament, but they are important pieces of literature that help inform our biblical studies.

Many Christians may be nervous about studying the Apocrypha—after all, if it’s not the Bible, why does it matter? Yet these books open up a world of insights into Jewish religion and culture, especially during the intertestamental period.

Dr. David deSilva, distinguished professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, is convinced that Protestants should be studying the Apocrypha. Watch what he has to say about it in this clip for his new Mobile Ed course:

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Logos Mobile Education: Between the Testaments

The two-course Between the Testaments Bundle contains over 18 hours of teaching from top-notch scholars Dr. deSilva and Dr. Joel Willitts. They’ll take you first into the world of the Apocrypha with Dr. deSilva’s BI291 The Apocrypha: Witness between the Testaments, then into the realm of Second Temple literature with Willitts’ NT202 A Survey of Jewish History and Literature from the Second Temple Period. These two in-depth courses will provide clarity and insights into the Jewish culture in which Jesus walked and Paul and the Apostles wrote. If you’re a serious student of the Bible, this bundle is for you!

More than distance education

mobileed_logo_smallLogos Mobile Education is bigger than the traditional classroom, and it goes way beyond any distance education. Every Mobile Ed course you get integrates into your library and becomes a valuable piece of reference material to be used time and time again in your Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, or searches. Study on your own time and at a deeper level with Mobile Ed’s Logos-integrated courses.

Mobile Ed is advancing the standard of theological education. If you want to take your study of the Bible to the next level on your schedule, look no further: Logos Mobile Education is for you. And a great starting place is the Between the Testaments Bundle, available for pre-order at 40% off for a limited time.

Order these courses today!

Only One Week Left: Get Your Back-to-School Deals before They’re Gone!

logos-back-to-school-saleIf you’ve been holding off on getting the best deals for back-to-school, you don’t have much time left. The back-to-school sale ends Friday, September 12!

For many students, a new term has begun. Even if you’re not currently enrolled, you won’t want to miss your chance to get these incredible resources at a fantastic price!

Don’t miss this once-a-year event

We’ve covered lots of exciting resources available for the back-to-school sale. If you’re a little overwhelmed and not sure what to get, don’t worry—we’ve have the perfect recommendations for you:

Hurry: school is starting!

Class is back in session soon, and these deals will be gone next week. Use coupon code BTS2014 to save on all your back-to-school essentials, but only through September 12.

Get everything you need to excel this school year.

Free Book! Living the Dream: Joseph for Today

FBOTM_150x224The story of Joseph in the book of Genesis is full of biblical insights, and during September, you can download Living the Dream: Joseph for Today by Pete Wilcox—free!

Coupling an engaging voice with biblical sensitivity, Pete Wilcox enables his readers to set their own stories alongside the narrative treasures in Joseph’s—making Joseph’s ancient story fresh for this generation. Discover how Joseph’s cycle through adversity, disunity, coping, and triumph can be applied in your life.

Don’t forget about the +One!

Get a second book, God, Pharaoh and Moses: Explaining the Lord’s Actions in the Exodus Plagues Narrative for only 99 cents. A few months ago we launched this addition to the Free Book of the Month—it’s called the +One. The +One gives you the opportunity to get a second book from the same collection for a fraction of its original price.

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Answer the questions everyone’s asking

Why does God send a series of plagues on Egypt? How do we understand the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart? What do the answers to these questions say about God’s character? Find answers to these important questions and more: download God, Pharaoh and Moses for only 99 cents today!

Enter to win the entire collection

Throughout September, you can also enter to win the nine-volume Old Testament Studies Collection featuring the two titles above. You can also earn additional entries by sharing the Free Book of the Month to your social networks from Punchtab. In July, Bill B. won the Select Studies in Martin Luther’s Life and Influence. You could be next!

Don’t wait—get your free book and +One today!