If You Don’t Have Logos 5, Now’s the Perfect Time to Get It

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If you’ve never purchased a Logos Bible Software base package before, now’s the perfect time: right now, you can take 15% off a new Logos 5 base package!

Choose your library today, and use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW to save 15%.

More than just books

Logos 5 gives you the smartest theological library on the planet. You can search Logos books by English, Greek, and Hebrew words, and find your place in seconds. Every Scripture reference links to your preferred Bible, dates link to timelines, and you can read your books anywhere: Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Print-edition citations and references—meant to bring context and perspective—can actually make reading and learning more difficult. Do you go find the cross-referenced book and scan your sticky notes? Do you ignore the reference and keep reading? With Logos, you can jump right into the source by hovering over a Scripture reference or citation.

That’s why Professor George Lyons says, “The library of the future is available now.”

See how Logos 5 can take your Bible study to the next level:

Whether you read the Bible for hours a day or hours a month, there’s a Logos 5 base package that’ll help you get the most out of the time you put into the Word. Starter gives you almost 200 Bible study resources—enough to get your feet wet and experience the power of Logos’ tools. Portfolio gives you over 2,500 resources: you’ll get the most bang for your buck, as well as an unparalleled library built for better Bible study.

Whichever package you choose, Starter through Portfolio, you’re getting your resources for a fraction of the cost of buying books in print—less than one-tenth the cost, in fact.

Choose your new base package today, and use coupon code GETLOGOSNOW to take 15% off!

Equip Yourself to Dive into the Bible

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In the information age, it’s hard to spend as much time as you want in Scripture. You’re constantly bombarded with more information than you can handle, so you have to constantly prioritize and filter the things that matter and the things that don’t. And that’s what makes Bible study feel like a paradox. You know you’re supposed to see all Scripture as valuable (2 Timothy 3:16). But when you’re dragging yourself through lists of names and types of sacrifices, the treasure of Scripture can feel like it’s slipping through your fingers. That’s because jumping into the Bible without any understanding of context is like diving into the ocean from a helicopter with no equipment. If you don’t really know what you’re doing, it won’t be pleasant. Equip yourself for the dive with Logos 5.

Of course, with the right translation, you can find parts of the Bible that you can read without difficulty. Maybe you enjoy the powerful stories of the Old Testament, or the beautiful picture of love in the Gospels, or the challenging representations of faith in the early church. There are always parts of the ocean that you can swim in, but without the right knowledge and tools at your disposal, there’s still a whole ocean you’ll never see.

In Bible study, these tools are commentaries, key theological texts, Bible dictionaries, and works by popular pastors and Bible teachers. On their own, each of these resources has something to offer your Bible study. For the casual reader and the average Christian, however, the walls of text that often accompany these valuable tools makes them too intimidating. Even if you own one, a Bible dictionary or commentary can make Bible study feel like more work, and you don’t end up reading as much of the Bible. With Logos, that all changes. Logos links all of your texts together, and every verse is linked to every resource you own that references it.

One of the most important parts of reading Scripture is taking the time to reflect on it. Whether you set a goal to read one chapter a day or five chapters a day, what do you gain from it if you don’t take a moment to reflect on what you’ve read? The truths of individual verses can get lost if they don’t stand out to you right away. Important contextual information is easiest to skim over, but it’s some of the most important content when interpreting what that Scripture means for your life thousands of years later. When you read Scripture with Logos, you can spend as much time as you want reflecting on a single verse. Right now, your library could have hundreds, even thousands of references to the verses you read today in your personal devotions. If you wanted to track them down, you’d have to spend hours flipping through books to find what you’re looking for. Even if you’re organized and you’ve carefully sorted your library, you have better things to do than scanning sticky notes, underlines, and margin notes. Logos is more organized than any physical library could ever be. A single search in Logos can save you hours—and that adds up.

When talking about Logos 5, Mark A. Kellner from Washington Times said, “If studying the Bible is something of professional or personal interest, there is, right now, nothing else that comes close.” Logos 5′s datasets add a whole new dimension to your Bible study and bring lists of names, places, and dates to life. You can’t get these datasets anywhere else. Here’s how Sean Boisen, Logos’ director of content innovation explains it:

Don’t let yourself feel like the Bible is too deep or difficult to navigate. Get Logos 5, and you’ll have all the tools you need to plunge into Scripture. Turn every verse into a diving board and see what depths your Bible study can take you. If you already have Logos, but you don’t have Logos 5, upgrade today and take advantage of your very own custom upgrade discount!

Using Faithlife and Bible.Faithlife.com in 2013

The New Year is right around the corner and many of us are getting ready to start our Faithlife groups and read through the Bible in a year. Faithlife works seamlessly across all the Logos platforms. So as you get ready to begin your reading plans, we wanted to help you get an excellent start on using Faithlife to optimize your Bible study and keep you connected in 2013.

Stay connected and keep up with your reading plans and notes with just the web, by using Faithlife.com and Bible.Faithlife.com!

Here’s How:

1. After you login to Faithlife.com click the Faithlife group you want to join. Make sure you are connected to the Group Reading plan. Once connected, your first reading will show up.

2. Click on the verse for your first reading, which will take you to Bible.Faithlife.com. The Bible will be on your left panel and the FSB commentary notes will be on your right. On the top of left panel will be a “Start Reading” header:

3. As you scroll through the reading, you may be directed to jump to other readings if there are multiple scripture references in the day’s portion. Bible.Faithlife.com makes this easy by providing you with the reference to the next section for that day. Simply click on the reference.

4. Once you complete all your readings for the day click on the “Mark Read” link to check off the reading for the current day. When you get back to Faithlife, the next day’s reading will show up under the “Group Reading” widget.

Tips:

1. You can change your Bible translation by clicking the drop-down arrow next to the title of the Bible in the left column and choosing another translation:

2. If you own a Logos base package all of your resources will be available on bible.faithlife.com. Just click the title of the resource in the right column and search for the resource.

It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution to feed your soul. Create a Faithlife group today and dig into the Word!