Logos 6: Inline Searching

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.

Logos 6 is here! Logos just released a new version, and it’s loaded with new features and enhancements. Please don’t panic, though—what you know about Logos 5 continues with you to Logos 6, but you’ll be impressed with Logos 6’s new functionality.

For example, you can now execute searches within a resource panel without having to open a separate search panel.

Try this new Logos 6 Inline Search:

  • Open any resource, such as The Lexham English Bible (LEB)
  • Navigate to a passage, like Luke 15:10 (A)
  • Click the Inline Search icon on the Bible’s toolbar (B)
  • Notice the search criteria opens at the top of the panel
  • Change the search fields and range from drop-down lists if you desire (C)
  • Type this text in the find box: “angels of God”(D)
  • Press the Enter key to generate your search results
  • Notice the only verses now visible in the LEB are the ones containing the phrase “angels of God” (E)

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  • Right click any word in the Bible (F) and you’ll discover this text is active, meaning it’s fully functional with all links and the context menu (G)
  • Click the close X or the Inline Search icon again to hide the search information and return to a normal view of the Bible (H)

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This Inline Search works in any resource and supports searching for words, phrases, multiple terms, and more—just like you would use in the search panel.

You can even access Inline Search from the right-click or context menu!

For written instructions on all the new Logos 6 features, check out the Logos 6: What’s New? Manual.

Or, to be one of the first to receive live training for Logos 6, attend an upcoming Camp Logos in California or New York.

Get 70% Off the 95-Book Reformation Day Bundle!

Logos-Reformation-Day-Bundle-2014On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg: the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. What better way to commemorate that day than with a bundle of 95 books that explore the history and doctrines of the Reformation and the movements that sprang from it?

The Reformation Day Bundle contains modern and classic Reformed theology titles, works on the history of the Reformed and Lutheran traditions, and much more.

Some of the highlights include Joel Beeke’s A Puritan Theology, the Reformation Trust Collection, the Crossway J.I. Packer Collection, the Crossway Martyn Lloyd-Jones Collection, the Fortress Luther Studies Collection, George Marsden’s A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards, and Oxford University Press’ The Early Reformation on the Continent and The Reformation in Britain and Ireland.

This bundle is only available until November 10—get it today for 70% off!

Plus, if you combine this with the purchase of a new Logos 6 base package, you can get exclusive introductory offers on your purchase of $500 or more!

Get the Reformation Day Bundle today!

Introducing Logos Bible Software 6

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Logos-6-launch-Small-Group-300x300We study the Bible for insight. We look to God’s Word to know his mind, to understand his truth, and to be reminded of his love. We seek insight for living our daily lives, and we aspire to share that insight with others.

Logos 6 is all about delivering insight.

Building on the innovations in Logos 4 and 5, the new release features new tools for exploring the Bible, connecting it to ancient and modern literature, and sharing your insights with others.

While our library of books is larger than ever, it is the new digital-first content that lets you explore the Bible like never before.

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We’ve had scholars tag every cultural concept in the Bible, then extend that tagging to other ancient literature. This is a unique new database that helps you see connections that were nearly impossible to find before.

A new propositional outline of the Bible was created for the Greek New Testament, and it can be displayed as a live filter alongside your choice of English translations.
 
 

logos-6-launch-new-Mosiac-MediaA team of artists and animators created ready-to-use teaching slides, videos, and animations, using thousands of photos and the presentations of experienced seminary professors.

The all-new Bible Atlas will soon cover every mappable story in the Bible; it features new content in a pan-and-zoom interface as intuitive as any online mapping tool.

And we’re introducing a new type of digital tool for highly specialized work in specific areas of Bible study. The Psalms and Proverbs explorers are specifically designed for exploring those books, and they feature original scholarship fully integrated into the tools. This is just the start of a series of new tools for going deeper in your Bible study.

The new Factbook connects the new datasets, tagging, and rich media, and it’s just one of dozens of significant improvements to the user interface.

We are so excited about Logos 6 because it manages to answer many requests and suggestions from our users while still delivering an incredible amount of new content and innovative features. It is at once a must-have upgrade and a whole new product to explore.

We hope you find it a useful tool in your study and ministry, and we welcome your feedback on how to make it even better.

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Logos-6-launch-3BP-Logos6Be among the first to experience Logos 6: go to Logos.com/6 to get it today!

Study the Book of Acts with the Experts

mobile-ed-studies-in-acts-bundleWhat was it like to be among the first Christians? The book of Acts documents this dynamic and monumental period of our history, the implications of which are far reaching for life and ministry. What were the issues which drove the early Church? What role did missions play in their lives? What does this book reveal to us about God?

In the three-course Mobile Ed: Studies in Acts Bundle, top experts in this field will guide you in exploring these questions and many more. You’ll look at the role of the Holy Spirit as the main actor in the book of Acts and explore important themes like ethnic reconciliation, evangelism, and missions.

With this course under your belt, your preaching, teaching, and study will be taken to a new level, as you can compare the early Church to today’s church, drawing out relevant application points and learning from the first Christians.

Learning in Logos Bible Software

With the Mobile Ed: Studies in Acts Bundle, you’ll get high-quality video teaching right in your Logos software, paired with word-for-word transcripts to help you follow along and find what you’re looking for.

These courses are built with you in mind, and they’re flexible to meet your needs. Whether you want a structured course experience or guides for casual study, Logos Mobile Education is what you’re looking for. And as you add these courses on Acts to your library, they’ll even act within Logos as enhanced commentaries that you can reference for sermon prep or personal study.

Individual courses

This bundle features three courses, including transcripts, self-tests and quizzes, associated readings, and 11 hours of video teaching.

World-class teachers

As you embark on a study of the book of Acts, you would be hard-pressed to find better teachers and guides than you will get with this course.

Dr. Craig Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and he has authored many important volumes, including The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, and the two-volume Acts: An Exegetical Commentary.

Dr. Lynn Cohick is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, and she has spent decades studying Christian life in the early Church as well as the New Testament as a whole, Paul of Tarsus in particular. She is an expert at understanding the New Testament’s sociohistorical backgrounds, and she’s the author of several titles, including the acclaimed Ephesians volume in the New Covenant Commentary Series.

And Dr. Darrell Bock is professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and has written many books, including NIVAC: Luke and the commentaries on Luke and Acts in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series.

With these experts at your side, you are sure to learn much about Acts and how to study and apply what you learn.

Save 39% for a limited time!

For a limited time you can pre-order these courses on Acts and save 39% off the regular price. Don’t wait—pre-order your courses today!

When You Want to Yell at God: Introducing the Transformative Word Series

Lexham Press is proud to announce our new Transformative Word series—and the first volume, When You Want to Yell at God: The Book of Job, is now available on Pre-Pub!

The Bible is read and experienced diversely around the world. The New Testament has been translated in over 1,000 languages (and counting). Each culture brings a unique lens to the Bible. These perspectives are important, but we rarely get the chance to see them. Because of language barrier and distance, we have limited access. The Transformative Word series is designed to help illuminate these perspectives.

We’ve enlisted church leaders and scholars from around the globe to show us the transformative significance of each biblical book. Each contributor will write in their native language, and their book will be translated and published in multiple languages.

Our first book in the Transformative Word series is by series editor Craig Bartholomew. Bartholomew was born in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, and he currently lives in Canada as a UK citizen. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol and is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Religion and Theology at Redeemer University College. He is also the author of Ecclesiastes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, an associate editor of the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and the coauthor with Michael W. Goheen of The Drama of Scripture.

When You Want to Yell at God helps us see the book of Job with fresh eyes. Job’s story can be difficult to take in. Living a just and honorable life does not always guarantee blessing. Sometimes we are met with suffering instead. But by revealing Job as the height of biblical poetry, Bartholomew shows us that God is always faithful. Through Job, he shows us an inspiring and beautiful struggle that we can apply to our own lives.

Place your order and learn how Job’s story can transform your life.

We’ve already confirmed several books in this series, and the list continues to grow:

  • Gospel of Luke: Craig Bartholomew
  • Gospel of John: Nicolas Farelly
  • Acts: Mike Wagenman
  • 1 Peter: Ray David Glenn
  • Revelation: Matthew Emerson

Help get this series off the ground by ordering When You Want to Yell at God on Pre-Pub today!

Take Back the Screen with Proclaim

proclaim-simple-powerful-intuitiveIt’s Sunday morning.

You worked on your sermon all week, and today is the day.

You read countless commentaries, listened to other sermons, and even rewrote the whole sermon Saturday night. It feels like a really great Sunday.

Before the service, you’re welcoming the new family while the media team is frantically gathering USB drives and building the final presentation. It’s 10:01 a.m, the first song starts and everything feels wrong. You are preaching about one attribute of God and the song is about another. Clearly this is going to be a mess! This is not what Sunday should feel like.

Let’s tell this story the Proclaim way:

It’s Sunday morning.

You worked on your sermon all week, and today is the day.

You are able to greet the new family without any stress. No need to make sure all of your notes are on the computer, no need to see what songs the worship leader chose—with Proclaim, you were able to collaborate on Sunday’s service all week long.

In Proclaim, you started a conversation about your sermon and let everyone know the topic. This allowed the worship team to pick songs that complement the sermon and guide people to the corresponding Scripture. The rest of the team joined in, and today the service will focus on a single aspect of God’s character. The music and the graphics on the screen lead everyone to the Scripture while the sermon ties everything together.

Sunday shouldn’t be stressful

Let Proclaim Church Presentation Software help you take back the power. Build your service with Proclaim so all the elements come together seamlessly (and beautifully). Proclaim stores all your presentation media in the cloud, so it will be on the church computer when you need to present.

Free for 30 days!

See how Proclaim can make your church presentations look great (and save you hours each week). Get Proclaim free for 30 days: download it with no strings attached!

Last Chance: Save on 125 Renowned Romans Volumes

the-romans-collection-125-volumesThe new 125-volume Romans Collection is the perfect way to explore different commentary series and find the ones you like best. If you’re not sure you’re ready to add one of these full commentary sets to your library, try it out in this collection and compare it side by side with other popular Romans volumes.

The Romans Collection allows you to sample dozens of commentary series, including:

You’ll get classic volumes from respected authors and theologians, like Charles Hodge, John Calvin, R.C. Sproul, and N.T. Wright.

And right now, you can get big savings on this collection. Not only will you save over 35% with the introductory price, but you’ll also get a custom Dynamic Pricing discount for any volumes you already own.

Plus, once you own this collection, you’ll get additional Dynamic Pricing discounts on the full commentary series featured in this collection.

On Friday, this introductory price will expire—don’t miss your chance to get the entire collection for just $749.95. You can even spread out the payments: when you spread the cost over 12 months, you’ll only pay about $67 per month.

Add these renowned commentary volumes to your library: get The Romans Collection today!

Why You Should Integrate Audiobooks into Your Daily Routine

the-cost-of-discipleshipDon’t let day-to-day activities compete with your Bible study—instead, make them work together with audiobooks.

Audiobooks are perfect for when it feels like life is getting in the way of your study. They increase your productivity, help you integrate the Word into your life, and keep you grounded and focused on the things important to you. The struggle to choose between important day-to-day tasks and productive study doesn’t have to be difficult—with an audiobook, you can accomplish both.

Working out, hiking, driving, cooking, and other regular activities are all part of a healthy lifestyle. But when you’re doing them, you can’t read a book or study in front of a computer screen. It’s during these times that audiobooks shine: just choose your reading pace, then listen, learn, and find inspiration—regardless of what else you’re doing.

Audiobooks help you find time to think about important questions and find answers in places you may have overlooked. Watch this short video to see how you can integrate audiobooks into your daily routine:

 

Choose from 100+ audiobooks

Visit Logos.com/Audiobooks to see a selection of well-regarded works from respected authors and theologians.

Many of these audiobooks are currently on Pre-Pub, which means you’ll get the best deal when you pre-order them. When they ship, you’ll be able to listen to them on both your desktop and your mobile devices. And your play data will sync across platforms—you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off last time, regardless of the device you’re using.

Start by checking out these audiobooks:

See all 100+ audiobooks at Logos.com/Audiobooks and choose your favorites!

Webinar Recap: Sharpen Your Pastoral Care and Counseling

logos-5-webinar-free-trainingThis past week, in a webinar hosted by Logos expert James Fowler, we outlined some exceptional pastoral-care and counseling resources using Logos Bible Software. Fowler shared his knowledge on ways to build unique and useful counseling collections from the books you already own. He also demonstrated how to use the Cited By tool to find connections between Scripture and specific counseling situations.

If you missed the webinar, don’t worry! You can still watch the recording anytime you want and learn about all the benefits described in this important training session:

During this webinar, we featured the Chaplain’s Library, which is full of counseling resources. This extensive 591-title library provides a comprehensive collection of titles dedicated to grief counseling, discipleship, officiating, leadership, and important material for more thorough Bible study.

We’re planning additional virtual training events like this. Let us know via Facebook or Twitter what type of training you’d like us to put together for an upcoming webinar.  We value your feedback!

Then, make sure you’re in the loop: visit Logos.com/Webinar-Archive and sign up to hear about future webinar events. When we schedule the events you want, you’ll be among the first to know about them.

Logos 5: Attach Notes to Headwords

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.

Last week’s blog post about adding notes to verses generated some questions and comments, so I’m following up with a similar discussion about adding notes to headwords.

I’ll introduce the subject with a personal story. I remember years ago when I first started studying Scripture, every topic was brand new to me. As I studied passages, I investigated individual words and topics like Paul, redemption, Corinth, kosmos, and on and on. For every subject or word, I read articles in dictionaries, encyclopedias, and lexicons recording my findings on paper. Inevitably in a few weeks, I’d come across the same topic or word in a different text, so I’d either rifle through paper looking for my previous findings or start the study from scratch again. Digging a deep well from which to draw water was slow going for me in the beginning.

With my testimony as a backdrop, imagine every time you study an English, Hebrew, or Greek word, you deposit your discoveries safely in a notes document. Then the next time you study that same word, Logos will indicate that you’ve been down that road before, and with the click of a button, all of your previous research will be available to you!

Here’s how to do just that:

  • Choose Documents | Notes
  • Name the Notes file something like “English Words” (A)
  • Open a Bible to a passage like Acts 4:36, in which Barnabas is mentioned (B)
  • Double click the word Barnabas to open a dictionary article about him (C)

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  • Right click anywhere within that article (D)
  • Select Headword Barnabas from the right-click menu (E)
  • Select Add a note to “English Words” (or whatever you named the notes document) (F)

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  • Notice that Logos creates a note in the file named Barnabas (G)
  • Also notice that Logos places a note indicator next to the headword in your dictionary (H)
  • Add all your research about Barnabas to the content box (I)

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  • Continue to add more text to this same content box as you conduct your normal research about Barnabas throughout various books
  • Close all the panels except your Bible
  • Pretend it is now weeks into the future
  • Take your Bible to Galatians 2:1, in which Barnabas is referenced again (J)
  • Right click the word Barnabas (K)
  • Select Selection Barnabas (L)
  • Select a resource, other than the one you previously opened, from the menu (M)

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  • Notice it opens to an article about Barnabas (N)
  • Look what is next to the headword in the dictionary: a note indicator saying you’ve studied this word or subject before
  • Rest the cursor on the indicator to see a preview of your content (O)

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  • Click the indicator to open the note

Since you added the note to the headword, every topical book containing an article with the headword Barnabas will have an indicator pointing to your notes document!

I encourage you also to create notes documents named “Hebrew Words” and “Greek Words“. With these files created, follow the same steps as you study Hebrew and Greek words. Over time, you’ll end up with your own personal “dictionaries” with riches you’ve mined from various resources!

If you enjoyed this, check out our other training materials for more helpful hints.