Announcing Logos Mobile Education

Logos Mobile EducationAs one of the cofounders of Logos, I’ve seen and experienced every turn in the road of Bible software over the past 22 years. People often ask me if my son Bob—Logos’ CEO—or I ever imagined that Logos would grow the way it has: Did we anticipate that so many people would use computers for Bible study? The answer is always “Yes, we did!” Yet, despite that intuition, our forecasting was far from perfect. While we had a strong sense that digital publishing would drive biblical studies, the consequences of a whole world gone digital were unforeseen. That mega-shift has brought Logos to another crossroad.

The disconnect—and its solution

In simple terms, Bob and I envisioned Logos Bible Software being a powerful and comprehensive suite of digital resources that would grow with the user. Our guide was how people engage tasks and interests in real life. Beginners use beginning materials, and experts use expert materials. We presumed that users would master the software as they grew, gradually exploring books and resources that were compatible with their own advancing level of education, study habits, and application skills. In that sense, people would never outgrow the software or the library.  It was a neat, clean picture in our minds. In the real world, it hasn’t quite worked out that way. We failed to anticipate the now-transparent fact that education, study, and application skills often do not progress at the same rate as product and resource tool development. Continue Reading…

Get 25% Off the Post-Reformation Catholic Thought and Piety Collection (27 vols.)

post-reformation-catholic-thought-and-pietyWhat does it mean to pray? How is it that we enter God’s presence through devotion and meditation? What is the meaning of suffering? These are the kinds of questions asked by many of the sixteenth century’s great Christian mystics, scholars, and saints.

While polemical wars were waged between the Catholic Church and Protestant Reformers, many thinkers continued to focus on the internal battle waged within our own souls. This focus on interiority produced some of the greatest mystical, poetic, and devotional literature ever written. Now it’s compiled in the enormous Post-Reformation Catholic Thought and Piety Collection.

The sixteenth century was a time of incredible theological and spiritual development. Not only were substantial amounts of Protestant literature being produced; counter-reformers, poets, and mystics were also writing works that add essential context to the debates happening in and around the Protestant Reformation. Many such works are famous throughout all of Christendom, such as John of the Cross’ The Dark Night of the Soul or Teresa of Avila’s The Way of Perfection—but it’s often forgotten that these very devotional works were written during the heat of the sixteenth century’s doctrinal disputes. Continue Reading…

The Clock Is Ticking: Take $400 Off the NICOT/NICNT!

the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-and-new-testament (1)Did you know you can save $400 on the New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament? It’s true: you can get $400 off right now with coupon code NICOTNT. But you’ll want to act fast—this offer is good only through the end of May.

Since the last time this went on sale, we’ve added four new volumes to the collection:

That means the NICOT/NICNT is better than ever. If you’ve been thinking of adding this world-class commentary set to your library, now’s the time.

Don’t forget payment plans

Really want to take advantage of this special sale, but don’t want to take the hit up front? Use one of our interest-free payment plans to make your purchase fit your budget. You can start benefiting from this amazing set of commentaries today—and take up to 12 months to pay! Continue Reading…

How to Land a Marketing Job at Logos

Hire MeAs of today, Logos’ marketing department has 21 openings. We’re looking for writers, editors, coders, strategists, managers, and more, and we want to hear from you.

So how do you land a job at Logos?

1. Be distinct

“Objective: self-starter / team player seeks a dynamic web 2.0 position that advances my career and leverages my talents.”

Nope—the last thing you want to do is blend in with generic language. Rather than adapting an online template or a cover letter from a different job, start by studying the job listing. Think about how you would filter out candidates, and write to beat that filter—be specific about how you meet each qualification.

One good way to stand out: get your portfolio online. That lets us quickly get a feel for your work and personality; plus, it shows some tech know-how. Even if you’re no web designer, WordPress makes it simple to get started.

2. Be polished

We want to hire the best people, the people with the highest standards. We also work with extremely tight deadlines. It says a lot if your cover letter and résumé, written without any deadline, are full of spelling and grammatical errors. Check everything you’re not sure about against Merriam-Webster—“Is ‘phenomenon’ plural?” “Does ‘sign-up’ need that hyphen?” Then proofread until everything’s perfect, and then a few times more. Continue Reading…

Get the Baker Academic Theological Studies Collection for Less

baker-academic-theological-studies-collectionConstruct a well-rounded theology with this robust collection of academic resources. The 15-volume Baker Academic Theological Studies Collection includes everything from The Doctrine of God to Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross. The list of contributors reads like a who’s-who of modern scholars—Craig L. Blomberg, John G. Stackhouse Jr., and others. Spanning all of systematic theology, this collection is a must-have for pastors and students alike.

We’ve been hustling to make the Baker Academic Theological Studies Collection available to you, and we’re happy to report that it’s currently under development—it won’t be long until it’s formatted and ready to be released. We can offer the Pre-Pub price only until then, so if you have these titles on your list, you’ll need to act quickly to get the best price.

If you’d like to read more about the specific titles included in this collection, you can visit the product page, but don’t wait too long. This price won’t last, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Pre-order the Baker Academic Theological Studies Collection today!

10 Community Pricing Deals You’re About to Miss Out On

Community Pricing lets you choose the price you’d be willing to pay on amazing books. It’s one of the best ways to get a great deal on classic works—for some books and collections, we’ve seen savings of over 90%!

As soon as there are enough bids to push a product into the Pre-Pub stage, the price goes up substantially. This could mean doubling or tripling.

Costs are nearly covered for the following products—soon they’ll be leaving Community Pricing forever. By bidding now, you’ll lock in some of the best prices. In fact, with enough bids, prices can come down even further!

Classic Studies on the Apostolic Fathers (29 vols.)

Get it for only $30. Once it moves onto Pre-Pub, the price goes up to $199.95—that’s a savings of nearly $170!

The Complete Works of Thomas Manton (22 vols.)

This resource, regularly priced at $599.95, is about to cross over at only $40. Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Search and Analyze the Root Word

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 emailed me this question:

Is there an easy way to search for all the forms of a word (noun, verb, adjective, adverb) at the same time?  Like, for example, all the forms of “sick” (astheneo) in James 5:14?

This is a great question, and the answer is “yes.” Actually, there are a couple of ways to accomplish this, but the following steps are fairly straightforward, and they showcase various Logos language features.

Here’s what I responded with:

  • Right-click on a word in an English Bible with the reverse interlinear, like sick in James 5.14 in the ESV. (A)
  • Select Root | Search this resource. (B) Continue Reading…

Call Today for One-Day Sales and Free Books!

We’re now open six days a week! Our new hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Saturday.

To celebrate our new hours, we’re putting 10 different products on sale each Saturday in May. We’ve selected a variety of resources—commentaries, collections, study resources, and more—so there’s something for everyone. There are only two Saturdays left in May; don’t miss out on these discounts!

Among today’s deals, we have:

charles-spurgeon-collection (1)Charles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.)

Regularly $499.95—call or email us for the sale price!

This collection is an invaluable tool in both sermon preparation and biblical understanding. The Charles Spurgeon Collection (149 vols.) offers over 3,550 sermons from one of the most gifted speakers and blessed Christian leaders of our era. Also included are many of Spurgeon’s commentaries and lectures, his autobiography, The Sword and the Trowel, and much more.

n-t-wright-collectionN. T. Wright Collection (57 vols.)

Regularly $429.95—call or email us for the sale price!

N. T. Wright has had a profound influence on the Church, and his writings are popular worldwide. The N. T. Wright Collection combines 34 of his most beloved works to offer a collection rich in theological depth, engaging in tone, and compelling in biblical wisdom. Continue Reading…

Don’t Miss Out: Spring Sale Ends May 20!

base packages

If you’re looking to purchase a base package, now is the time. Through May 20, you’ll save 15% on any base package purchase. Just use coupon code SPRINGSALE at checkout to get your discount.

A massive library at a remarkable price

Not only is buying a base package a great investment—when you look at the pure volume of resources you’re getting, it’s an incredible deal.

Christ the Redeemer StatueFor example, Gold contains nearly 1,100 resources. If the average book spine is about 1 ½ inches wide (and many of these resources are much larger), this library would stand nearly 138 feet tall—8 feet taller than Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue! That’s a library your home office most likely wouldn’t fit, a library that would cost you thousands of dollars in print—about $21,000, to be exact. Just imagine adding the additional 900 resources in Diamond (a $52,500 print value total), or the additional 1,400 resources in Portfolio (a $78,000 print value total). Continue Reading…

10 More Warren Wiersbe Quotes

Warren WiersbeToday we celebrate the birthday of one of America’s most beloved pastors. Warren Wiersbe, author of more than 80 books and former pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, turns 84 today.

Last year, we remembered his birthday with 10 dynamic quotes. Here are 10 more powerful quotes, taken from his “Be” series of commentaries.

1. “Each member in the body of Christ is important (1 Cor. 12:12–31), and we all need one another and to minister to one another. Since there’s no competition in the work of the Lord (John 4:34–38; 1 Cor. 3:5–9), there’s no need for us to promote ourselves. The important thing is that God receives the glory.” from Be Available: Judges

2. “‘Christ died,’ is only a fact in history, like ‘Napoleon died.’ The Gospel message is that ‘Christ died for our sins’ (1 Cor. 15:1–4, italics mine).” from Be Comforted: Isaiah

3. “Impatience was one of Israel’s besetting sins, and God was helping them learn patient obedience; for it’s through ‘faith and patience’ that God’s people inherit what He has promised (Heb. 6:12). God is never in a hurry. He knows what He’s doing, and His timing is never off.” from Be Strong: Joshua Continue Reading…