6 Reasons That Shouldn’t Stop You from Getting Logos 6

2-days-left-logos-6-introductory-offersIf you’ve been thinking about getting Logos 6, but you’re still on the fence, don’t wait any longer: now is the best time to get it, and you’ll be kicking yourself on Tuesday if you don’t get it now.

But rest assured—here are some answers for six concerns you may have:

1. I don’t want to lose my books.

One of the best things about investing in a Logos library is that once a book is yours, it’s yours forever. You purchase licenses to each book in your library, and you’ll always keep them—even if you upgrade or purchase a new base package.

And when you purchase a resource once, you’ll never have to worry about paying for it again. With Dynamic Pricing, we take everything you already own into account, so you’ll never accidentally pay for the same thing twice.

See your Dynamic Price on Logos 6 >

2. I already have enough books.

Even if you think you’ll never read through everything in your library, adding more books will make it more powerful and increase the value of the books you already own.

But if you’re completely satisfied with your library’s content, we created a series of Logos 6 options just for you. With a crossgrade, you can get all of Logos 6’s tools and functionality without adding a new library. These tools will integrate with your current library, and you’ll get all the latest search options, interactive media, original-language tools, and much more.

Explore your Logos 6 crossgrade options >

3. I don’t think I’ll use Logos 6’s full functionality.

Logos 6 ties your Bible study together through media resources, interactive tools, and in-depth study aids that allow you to go deep into the Word. There’s something for everyone, so even if you don’t use every single tool to its full potential, you’ll find something to enhance your study.

Do you prepare presentations each week for your congregation or classroom? Visual Copy will help you create high-quality slides as you study. Does your research focus on biblical stories and accounts? Use Cultural Concepts and the Factbook to dig into the context surrounding that Scripture. Are you researching the Bible’s original languages? Try out Textual Variants and the Sense Section to dig into the meanings behind different translations and meanings.

Even if you never use all of Logos 6’s tools, you’ll find something to improve your study and help you share your findings.

Check out these step-by-step tutorials that show you what Logos 6 can do and guide you through new tools and capabilities.

See what Logos 6 can do >

4. I can’t afford a new base package.

If a base package isn’t in your budget right now, you have a couple of options.

You can take advantage of interest-free payment plans and spread out the cost over up to 24 months. That means you only pay a fraction up front, pay for the rest over time, and start using your new software right away.

Or, if you already have a base package from a previous version, you could also upgrade to Logos 6 with a tradition-specific base package, getting all of Logos 6’s tools and functionality while taking advantage of Dynamic Pricing for books and resources you already own. Just sign in to discover how much you can save—it might be more than you’d expect.

Get started with a payment plan >

5. I have too many choices and I don’t know where to start.

With Logos 6, you can choose from standard base packages, tradition-specific tracks, crossgrades, and more. If you need help deciding which one is best, give our Logos 6 specialists a call at 888-875-9491! They can help you find the best base package for your type of study, select the best level based on the resources and tools you need, and make sure you get you the best deal on your new software.

They’re open late to answer your questions, so give them a call today!

Give us a call at 888-875-9491

6. I’m just not convinced.

If you don’t believe us, take it from the people who know best! Here’s what current Logos 6 users are saying about their software:

After researching the product, I purchased the Gold package and have been using it every day. I will say there is a learning curve to this software, but it isn’t a wearisome task. It is actually a delight to learn.

—Jason G., Logos 6 Gold owner

Great updates! New resources for Psalms and Proverbs are fantastic for discovering relationships within each book. It seems I’m continually discovering new ways to look at and understand textual relationships.

—Ken V., Logos 6 Platinum owner

Excellent resource for real Bible study. The software collects the resources for you, all you have to do is read. I don’t know of any Bible software that comes close to Logos.

—Calvin C., Logos 6 Diamond owner

I do not know what I would do without Logos 6. It has been a godsend. . . . If you don’t have it, buy! It is worth it just for the Passage Guide and Exegetical Guide alone.

—Ian T., Logos 6 Portfolio owner

See what else people are saying about Logos 6 >

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Logos 6 introductory offers end this Monday, Feb. 2 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). And once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.

Get 15% off and free gifts while you can, and give Logos 6 a test drive. See what you think for yourself, and if the library you choose isn’t for you, you can take advantage of your 30-day money-back guarantee.

Don’t miss out: get Logos 6 now!

Why I Love A Grief Observed

Email_HeaderLast night, I opened up C.S. Lewis’ A Grief Observed for the first time in several years. As I began to read, I remembered the first time I read Lewis’ work. It was a powerful and stirring point in my life. It helped me to read Scripture in a new light. Instead of the flat, two-dimensional perspective I had held for so long, the Bible now held an added element: emotion.

Love, hate, grief, joy, and sorrow all flowed out of the text. With Lewis’ writing, a new dimension was added to my understanding. A few months later, I had the privilege of preaching through John 11. The depth of Jesus’ emotions swept over me as I read John 11:35: “Jesus wept.” To imagine the divine Son of God weeping struck me afresh as I thought of my own personal losses.

As Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham remarks in his introduction:

I had yet to learn that all human relationships end in pain—it is the price that our imperfection has allowed Satan to exact from us for the privilege of love.

The powerful grief of Lewis’ journals captures many of our hearts. Whether we have lost a spouse or not is irrelevant. Through our lives, each of us has lost friends, siblings, parents, or children. This is why A Grief Observed is, in my opinion, one of the finest works in Lewis’ repertoire.

The cathartic power of self-expression

Lewis illustrates the personal nature of loss as he writes:

For the first time I have looked back and read these notes. They appall me. From the way I’ve been talking anyone would think that H.’s death mattered chiefly for its effect on myself. Her point of view seems to have dropped out of sight. Have I forgotten the moment of bitterness when she cried out, ‘And there was so much to live for’?

And still, even as this personal pain impresses itself upon each and every one of our lives, there is incredible value in self-expression and reflection. Those of us who have suffered the death of a loved one are sometime so afraid to express our sense of loss to a friend. But here, even as Lewis ridicules his own selfishness, it is its very expression that has allowed him to acknowledge it—and to move beyond it.

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The process of moving forward

And so, Lewis limits the contents to four manuscript books:

I resolve to let this limit my jottings. I will not start buying books for the purpose. In so far as this record was a defence against total collapse, a safety-valve, it has done some good. The other end I had in view turns out to have been based on a misunderstanding. I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.

Lewis asks the hard questions—questions that any one of us might, in a similar fit of despair, find ourselves asking. And yet, there is comfort within this short book: the comfort that we are not alone. That this path, no matter how rocky, and filled with obstacles, has been traveled before us by another.

Discover Lewis for yourself

A Grief Observed is part of the 30-volume C.S. Lewis Collection. The Logos editions of C.S. Lewis’ works allow you to not only read the depth of his writing, but to discover new elements as well. With Logos, you can search his writings to compare his powerful thought and emotion, as well as to discover the same thread running through his other works and letters. You’ll get digital, searchable volumes of Lewis’ best works that allow you to study his insights like never before.

For a limited time, get the C.S. Lewis Collection for 30% off. Pre-order now to lock in this special price!

You Have 3 Days Left to Get the Best Deal on Logos 6

3-days-left-logos-6-introductory-offersYou only have three days left to get introductory deals on Logos 6, and there are three reasons you shouldn’t wait any longer to take advantage of them:

1. You want to get 15% off. Whether you’re buying a new base package, upgrading, or crossgrading, you’ll get a great discount when you get Logos 6 today. You could save hundreds of dollars on your purchase. Plus, you’ll get credit for resources you already own—your custom price might be a lot lower than you think.

2. You want free gifts. Depending on how much you spend during your Logos 6 purchase, you can earn up to $900.00 in free gifts—a $50.00 promotional code for a future purchase, free Mobile Ed courses, and more. You’ll love these gifts, but your chance to get them is running out.

3. You want to start using Logos 6’s amazing new tools. The sooner you get Logos 6, the sooner you’ll start gaining insight from its powerful tools. You’ll find a wealth of biblical information with the Factbook, do powerful original-language study with Inline Search, and immerse yourself in the Bible with visual and interactive tools.

I want Logos 6—how do I choose?

Check out all of our base-package options—there’s something perfect for everyone. You can also get a customized recommendation, or call one of our Logos 6 specialists at 888-875-9491—you’ll get answers to all your questions, and they’ll help you find your perfect library.

I’m still not convinced . . .

Still not sure you’re ready to get Logos 6? Maybe you haven’t seen everything it has to offer. But if you’re still not sure, just do one little thing: call 888-875-9491 to get an offer based on your specific needs and budget. You’ll be glad you called.

Remember, introductory offers end February 2—you don’t want to wait to get Logos 6!

Engaging Our Culture with Exodus: Gods and Kings

There has been a recent influx of successful Hollywood films based on biblical stories. Last year’s Noah and the more recent Exodus: Gods and Kings have been popular at the box office, but controversial among Christians for their departures from the biblical stories they are based on.

Dr. Tremper Longman explains more:

Realize the opportunity

While these films may not accurately reflect the Bible, they do provide unique opportunities to engage our culture. Asking “What did you think of the movie?” is almost always a good bet for starting a conversation. In the case of the Exodus film, the question provides a great opportunity for talking about the biblical story with non-Christians, and yet how many of us take advantage of it?

One problem may be that we ourselves don’t understand the stories of the Bible as well as we’d like. We may wonder, “What if they ask me a question I don’t know how to answer?” or “What if they know more than I do?” or “What if I say something stupid and look like an idiot?” The release of Exodus: Gods and Kings should inspire us to dig deeper into the biblical story in order to understand the Bible’s context and message more fully so we can communicate that to our friends and neighbors who have seen the movie.

Get prepared

mobile-ed-ot306-book-study-exodusOne resource that will help you better understand the message of the book of Exodus is Dr. Tremper Longman’s Mobile Ed course OT306 Book Study: Exodus. Dr. Longman is professor of biblical studies at Westmont College, author of over 25 books, and an excellent biblical guide. He takes you step by step through the events of Exodus, then explains how these events connect to Jesus’ life and ministry in the New Testament. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the real story of Exodus—and how it points to Jesus.

While Exodus: Gods and Kings overlooks and misrepresents key aspects of the biblical story, it also presents opportunities for us to share with others who God is and what his plan is for his people. After all, we are part of the same story.

Save $150.00 when you pre-order Tremper Longman’s Mobile Ed course on Exodus!

Bigger Library, Better Research

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ve probably noticed something about using Logos:

Bigger libraries produce better research.

We are committed to serving a body of believers who preach, teach, write, and research for the good of the church. To that end, we love making new ways for the church’s preachers and theologians to expand their libraries. Lately, we’ve updated several series—check them out and enhance your library with the latest collections today!

anchor-yale-bible-reference-libraryAnchor Yale Reference Library (33 vols.)

Fans of the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary and the Anchor Yale Bible love the Anchor Yale Reference Library, so we’ve recently expanded it from 29 volumes to 33! In this collection, you’ll find the three-volume Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Raymond Brown’s two-volume The Death of the Messiah, from Gethsemane to the Grave, John Meier’s four-volume A Marginal Jew, and dozens of other monographs and introductions to specific philosophical, theological, or exegetical topics.

analytical-bible-expositorAnalytical Bible Expositor (27 vols.)

The Analytical Bible Expositor is made for preachers and teachers of the Word. Covering almost every book in the Bible, these commentaries expound the main points of Scripture in a teachable way, allowing you to adapt and build your own sermons around John G. Butler’s outlines. And with verse-by-verse commentary and book introductions, the details of Scripture are at your fingertips so that nothing is overlooked.

the-fathers-for-english-readersThe Fathers for English Readers (14 vols.)

Get scholarly biographies of the early Church Fathers. These are the figures who shaped and formed Christian theology in the early years of Christianity and formed the first exegesis of Scripture as it was being canonized. If you own a base package, you probably own Schaff’s translation of their works—now get classic biographies to help put those works into context. Written by Cambridge and Oxford scholars—the fathers of modern scholarship—these volumes provide essential insights into Christian historical theology and patristics.

the-works-of-st-thomas-aquinasThe Works of St. Thomas Aquinas (18 vols.)

Thomas Aquinas was a pioneer of Christian theology and the philosophy of God. He influenced Christian thought and culture by reintroducing Aristotelean methods and processes to the theological sciences, thus setting Christianity’s course for the next 800 years. No theologian today grapples with Christian theology without passing through Thomistic influence. Get these essential works and see for yourself the indelible intellectual shift Aquinas brought to the church.

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Why wait? Add any of these to your existing payment plans so you can begin reading and writing today! And with Dynamic Pricing, any volumes you own in these collections will be discounted from your personal price—make sure you’re signed in on Logos.com, and your custom price will display on the product page.

Get Logos 6 Today & Take up to 24 Months to Pay

payment-plans-logos-6Stay on budget and start using Logos 6 today: with a budget-friendly, interest-free payment plan, you can take up to 24 months to pay for Logos 6 and break up your cost into small, manageable payments.

Introductory savings end February 2: take advantage of them while you can and only pay a small amount up front.

For example, if you got Logos 6 Diamond, you’d get more than 2,000 resources and all of Logos 6’s smart tools. Plus, you’d take advantage of the 15% discount, plus get a $50.00 promotional code for a future purchase, a free Mobile Ed course, and a two-year subscription to Pro Media—that’s almost $300.00 worth of free gifts and more than $500.00 off your base package—and you’d only have to pay $127.19 today to get it.

Save on Logos 6 Diamond today, or see which base package we recommend for you.

Spending different amounts qualifies you for different payment-plan lengths. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Spend at least $900 and take advantage of a 12-month payment plan
  • Spend at least $1,800 and take advantage of an 18-month payment plan
  • Spend more than $1,800 and take advantage of a 24-month payment plan

Save now, pay later

PlatinumWith a payment plan, you can download Logos 6 Gold today for just $78.19 a month for 18 months; plus you’ll get a $50.00 promotional code and a free Mobile Ed course.

If you went one level higher and got Platinum, you’d qualify for a 24-month payment plan. You’d get 393 more resources for just $2.95 more a month!

Get the payment-plan advantage

Payment plans are a win-win: you get the introductory discounts and free gifts, but you only spending a small amount today.

There are only a few days left to get these deals, though. In just six days, these introductory offers will be gone forever. Don’t miss your chance: get Logos 6 today!

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Want to talk through your payment-plan options? Give us a call on the Upgrade Express and let us help you find the best plan for you: 888-875-9491

Logos 6: Balancing Surprise with Familiarity

Eli-300x300You wouldn’t know just by looking at it, but Logos 6 represents a giant leap forward for Logos Bible Software.

When we sat down to design Logos 6, we wanted it to be the same, but different.

It’s always important in design to maintain a balanced tension between familiarity and surprise. Too much familiarity, and a new design is underwhelming (“Ho hum. So what?”). Too much surprise, and it becomes inscrutable and off-putting (“That’s bizarre—kill it with fire!”).

So no, the interface hasn’t changed much, except that it’s more polished. No, the feature set hasn’t been radically altered. Logos is still built on the foundation of a large library of resources, with guides to mine those resources for information, and new tools to act on it. Search is still search, only better. Way better.

Yet Logos 6 is very different from past versions—not so much in how it does, but what it does. When we started deciding the feature list for Logos 6, we asked two questions:

  1. What are people doing with Logos?
  2. What aren’t people doing with Logos?

Find me something to read

We know pretty well what people are doing with it: Bible study—that is, a certain kind of self-guided textual research that primarily answers the question What do I need to read?

That’s what Logos Bible Software has been about since the very first version: find all the stuff you need to read or watch in order to understand and interpret some passage or idea.

The large-library concept is an obvious application of this premise. So is the homepage, and all the guides, and most of the tools and documents. Notes, clippings, highlights, passage lists, word lists, reading plans, and even sentence diagrams—they’re all just different ways to capture what you’ve read and what you think about it. Datasets like Biblical People and the Bible Sense Lexicon are, when you boil it down, more new exciting things to read.

So we’ve got that base covered.

I’ve read everything—now what?

After talking to users one-on-one and in the forums, we heard a common theme emerge: Logos is a fantastic tool for study, but studying is a means to an end, not just an end unto itself.

As it happens, most people are not digging through all these books to find nuggets of wisdom to hoard them for themselves, but to “spend” them on making something for others—a sermon, a lesson, an article, a paper, a blog post, or an email to a friend in need. It’s kind of beautiful when you think about it. Logos Bible Software delivers its treasure up to the user, who in turn multiplies it by giving it away to others.

That’s what the Logos 6 theme “delivering insight” is really all about.

Yet, Logos 1–5 only addressed one side of the “delivering insight” coin. They’re great at delivering insight to you, the person on the other side of the screen, but they don’t offer much in the way of tools and resources to help you deliver that insight to others.

We talked to one youth pastor in particular who said he used Logos Monday through Friday, then he spent his Saturday looking for visual aids online to spice up his slide show. That is, he was throwing every search term he could think of at what he called the “World Wild Web” and hoping for the best.

Enter Logos 6

We realized that a lot of what people need is to communicate what they’ve learned. They need to present it. So, building on our foundation of a library of resources, we designed the following brand-new tools to address that need:

  • Visual Copy: You’ve found the perfect quote that illustrates the exact idea you want to convey. You select it and copy it. Visual Copy gives you a place to paste it: a library of slide templates, specially selected to surgically target exactly what you’ve copied. No more fiddling around within presentation programs, and no more searching the Internet for a vivid and compelling rendering of that perfect quote (or one like it).
  • Media Search: Logos 5 introduced Image Search, which was a huge hit. Logos 6 extends that functionality to include maps, charts, videos, and audio clips. But what’s more, it also finds slides made by the Logos’ professional design team, as well as some hand-picked images from the web.
  • Interactive Media: Imagine a textbook with a few illustrations inside. Now imagine those illustrations can be manipulated and come to life. And further, that it’s not just one illustration of one example, but of lots of examples. We think these will be useful tools for learning and teaching, either one-on-one or in a classroom setting.

Logos 6 is the biggest release we’ve ever made: here’s a list of 44 new features, 16 updated features, 37 new exclusive resources, 10 new Media Collections, 16 new datasets, and 12 updated datasets.

But time’s running out to save on a new Logos 6 base package: discounts and introductory gifts disappear at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on February 2.

Don’t wait: get Logos 6 today!

Pre-order Your Digital Logos 6 Training Manual

Logos 6: What's New?Now’s the time to pre-order the digital version of the Logos 6: What’s New? training manual. Get it for just $14.95—it’s a deal you won’t want to pass up!

Pre-Pub lets you take advantage of a product’s best price by pre-ordering it before it’s produced. Once the resource is produced, regular pricing kicks in, but you’ll get the lower price you locked in with your pre-order.

Learn from Morris Proctor

Logos 6: What’s New? is written by Morris Proctor—certified and authorized Logos Bible Software trainer. He has been a pastor and expository teacher for more than 20 years. Logos Bible Software revolutionized his personal study, and he’s devoted his company, MP Seminars, to teaching others how to do the same. His vision is to help all Logos users have the ability to realize Logos’ full potential.

Proctor is practiced in explaining and teaching Logos. He has written several training manuals, conducted training seminars, and led Logos demonstrations around the country. He has trained hundreds of users—including pastors, Christian educators, military chaplains, professors, and students alike.

Add the manual to your Logos library

Logos 6: What’s New? walks you through Logos 6′s changes and new features step by step. Plus, you can use the digital manual side by side with your software and follow along!

The digital manual includes:

  • Easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions
  • Numerous screenshots illustrating written explanations
  • Tours of all the new Logos 6 features
  • Explanations of changes from Logos 5

This manual will help you save time trying to understand all of Logos 6′s enhancements, and instead find the answers you need so you can get the most out of your Bible study.

Also be sure you check out the Logos 6: What’s New? Video Training. This training is a comprehensive video series loaded with more than eight hours of content and 175 videos. These videos were created to help users fully (and visually) understand Logos 6′s new tools.

Pre-order your digital copy of Logos 6:What’s New? today!

We’re Open Late: Call Us with Your Logos 6 Questions!

We’re Open Late!This is your last chance to get introductory savings and discounts on Logos 6sale ends at 11:59 p.m. February 2!

Have questions about Logos 6? Call the Upgrade Express line at 888-875-9491 to speak with a Logos 6 specialist.

We’re here to help!

If you’re not sure whether to upgrade or where to start, we’re here to help! A Logos 6 specialist can help you determine which upgrade or crossgrade option is right for you, explain what’s included in each base package, answer any questions you have about discounts, payment plans, add-on resources, introductory offers, and more—and get you the best possible deal.

Our Logos 6 specialists will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (PST) January 26–31, as well as from 6:00 a.m. to midnight on February 2.

Introductory savings on Logos 6 and your chance to receive up to $900.00 worth of free gifts with your purchase end this Monday, February 2! After Monday, these rewards will disappear forever.

Don’t wait—now’s the best time to make the jump to Logos 6. Call 888-875-9491 today and speak with a specialist about your options.

Logos 6: Instantly Create High-Quality Slides

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.

Years ago in a Christian education class in college, my professor commented, “If overhead projectors were available during the time of Christ, he would have used one.” His point was that Jesus incorporated visuals in his teaching. Think about just a few examples:

  • “Consider the lilies of the field . . .” —Matthew 6:28
  • “Show me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have? . . .” —Luke 20:24
  • “I am the vine; you are the branches. . . .” —John 15:5

A well-placed image can communicate volumes. As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Today during our preaching and teaching sessions we employ visual media slides and projectors to enhance a message.

Knowing the popularity of such visuals, Logos 6 offers a tool that makes fast work of creating slides based on text or images from our Logos resources or even just text we input manually! This tool, Visual Copy, prepares slides suitable for use in Proclaim Church Presentation Software or PowerPoint, or even as standalone graphics.

Try this:

  • Open any Bible to Joshua 1:8 (A)
  • Right click any word within the verse (B)
  • Select from the context menu Joshua 1:8 (C)
  • Select Visual Copy (D)

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  • Notice the Visual Copy tool opens with Joshua 1:8 already placed on a slide (E)
  • Select, if desired, a different template from the left sidebar (F)
  • Select an aspect ratio (G)
  • Select:
    • Copy to place the image on the clipboard, which will then be ready to paste into a document (H)
    • Save as to save the slide as an image file (I)
    • Send to to export it to Proclaim or PowerPoint (J)
    • An icon to share it (K)

morris-proctor-instantly-create-professional-slides-2You’ll also discover that Visual Copy appears on the context menu from within any resource. For example, right click some selected text in a resource, then select Visual Copy from the context menu to create a slide with the text you just selected!

For more detailed information about working with Visual Copy, as well as the rest of Logos 6′s new tools, check out these new Logos 6 training materials:

Also be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos live training seminar, including events in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Columbus, Georgia.