5 Seminary-Level Courses to Listen to on Your Morning Commute

If you’ve been blessed enough to go to Bible school or seminary, you know the joy of prolonged seasons of structured theological learning.

And you probably miss them now that they’re over. If you had the time, you’d love to sit in on a class once again.

With Mobile Ed lectures in Faithlife Audio, you can. [Read more…]

Should I Choose a Feature Upgrade or Complete Upgrade?

There are several ways to get your hands on Logos 8, the newest version of Logos, but which one is right for you?

If you already own Logos and are looking to upgrade to 8, read on. In this post, I explain differences between a feature upgrade and a complete upgrade—and why you might prefer one over the other. [Read more…]

6 Resources That Will Help You Learn Greek and Hebrew

It’s a journey to move from alphabets and words to fluid reading and interpretation. It can feel like climbing a mountain just to reach another false summit.

This post is for anyone who’s about to climb or has fallen off midway.

Those who’ve reached the top—who have done the hard work of gaining enough familiarity with the original languages to discover gold they couldn’t have otherwise—will tell you the trudge is worth it. [Read more…]

4 Myths about Logos and the Truth about Upgrading

Are you a current Logos user thinking about upgrading to Logos 8? As with every buying decision, there’s lots to consider, and no two customers are perfectly alike.

We want to make sure you have all the information you need, so in this post we’ve pulled together common concerns we’ve heard from customers in your situation.

If you still have questions, feel free to ask us in the comments and a Faithlife employee will help you out.

Myth #1: If I get a Logos 8 package, it will replace my current Logos package.

The beauty of Logos packages is that they stack. So if you own Logos 6 and get Logos 8, your new books and features don’t replace what you currently have, they add to it. When you purchased a base package, it was just that: a base. Everything you get from now on—including an upgrade to Logos 8—adds to that base.

Myth #2: I have to buy more books to upgrade.

When you bought your first Logos package, you got a digital library and a set of Logos features. If you’re like some customers, you may be perfectly happy with the books you already have in your Logos library. Now that Logos 8 upgrades are available, you may be wondering, “Do I really want to invest in more books?”

The truth is, you can upgrade without investing in new books.

There are two type of Logos 8 upgrades: a complete upgrade and a feature upgrade. A complete upgrade includes books and features that will be added to your base package. A feature upgrade just includes the features. So if you want to upgrade to Logos 8 without adding new books to your library, this is the choice for you.

Learn more about feature upgrades.

Myth #3: I feel like I’m barely tapping into what my current package can do. Getting new features would be a waste.

We know that Logos is packed with features and that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why when we made Logos 8, we challenged ourselves to make it the easiest-to-use version of Logos yet. As one Logos upgrader put it, “Logos 8’s new Workflows build the study process step-by-step, making the power of Logos accessible to everyone, even those new to studying the Bible.”

With Workflows, you just choose the type of study you need to do—like devotions or a word study or sermon prep—and Logos gives you clear step-by-step instructions. It’s not just for beginners, either. For example, there’s an in-depth passage exegesis workflow that will help you do truly detailed study that would make a seminary prof proud.

And best of all, Workflows show you which books and tools to use at each step. It’s a great way to make use of the features you currently have and the new stuff you get when you upgrade to Logos 8.

Myth #4: If I get a “lower package” it’s a downgrade.

Let’s say you own Logos 7 Platinum. If you get Logos 8 Gold, isn’t that a step down?

No.

As described above, an upgrade adds to what you currently own. Think of it like adding another wing to your virtual library. You could make a large addition or a small one, but whichever you choose, you get more books and more features.

That means you have lots of upgrade options to choose from, no matter your budget. And thanks to Dynamic Pricing, you’ll only pay for what’s new to you. You literally could save hundreds of dollars on your upgrade because of it.

Still have questions? Let us know in the comments and we’ll give you the information you need. And consider taking this quick quiz to get a personalized Logos recommendation.

How to Use the New Library Sidebar

As you begin working with Logos 8, you’ll discover many panels now contain a sidebar populated with filters or facets to help us locate pertinent information in that panel. Arguably the most helpful new sidebar is the one that resides in the Library. With its facets, we can now locate resources without having to know sometimes challenging rules.

For example, let’s say we want to locate commentaries in our library covering the book of Romans. What rule or query do we type? No need to ask that question in Logos 8. Let me show you a better way:

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See How All Major Doctrines Relate to Each Other

The new Theology Guide in Logos 8 will do something most people consider it impossible to do: it will change theologians’ minds.

Theologians have long known that Logos is a good tool for the study of Scripture, but to some of them that’s all it was. Now, theologians, Logos can guide your studies, too.

Search for “Image of God,” for example, in the new Theology Guide, and you’ll get quick access to all the major tools of the Lexham Survey of Theology—and there’s a lot of them.

Let me explain how they work.

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Wipf & Stock Bundles up to 80% Off

In the 1990’s, John Wipf and Jon Stock noticed that new academic research was growing more and more unaffordable for the average person, and that essential classic studies in Bible and theology were slowly disappearing from print. So they founded Wipf & Stock Publishers to provide scholarly and pastoral research at affordable prices.

In just two decades Wipf & Stock has become well known for its wide range of reprints, including works by some of the most important names in theology, biblical studies, and church history [Read more…]

How to Best Use Logos’ New Docs Tool

One of the biggest changes in Logos is the facelift given to Docs.

As you know, in Logos you can build complex search queries, visual filters, passage lists, sermons, and more. And you can save them as documents.

Now, with Docs, everything you’ve made in Logos is in one handy place. [Read more…]

Save Up to 41% during the Logos Monthly Sale

Stock up on great commentaries and ministry resources during November’s monthly sale. You can save up to 41% on these books and over 40 others!

The Resurrection of the Son of God by N.T. Wright – $23, 41% Off
In this volume, N.T. Wright takes us on a fascinating journey through ancient beliefs about life after death. He carefully looks at historical views from Homer to Plato to the first century, where the Greek and Roman world (apart from the Jews) consistently denied any possibility of resurrection. Wright looks at the evidence and brings us to a deeper understanding of the strange and evocative Easter stories in the gospels. [Read more…]

Everything You Need to Know about Notes in Logos 8

Notes is where you store your insights. It’s how you capture that important observation, powerful quote, or memorable illustration in Logos so you can return to it later.

Logos 8 brings new and powerful changes to Notes, making it easier than ever to capture, organize, find, and share your insights.

As Logos user Mark Barnes said, “The new notes tool in Logos 8 makes all my existing notes and highlighting immensely more useful, as I can now find and read my old notes—on any subject—in a matter of seconds.[Read more…]