900 Reasons (More or Less) To Consider a Logos 7 Base Package


The newest version of Logos has arrived, and this time around, we have lots of upgrade options to match your needs and budget.

But there’s still no match for the savings you get with a Logos 7 base package. Not only does a base package get you the newest Logos features, it also includes brand new books for your library at an incredible discount.

But maybe you’re happy with your current library. “I have plenty of books,” you say. “I don’t need any more.” That’s totally understandable!

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Don’t Miss October’s Most Popular Deals

Shop October's Deals

October’s monthly sale ends soon—if you’ve been waiting to shop these deals, don’t wait any longer! And if you’re looking for some of the best options, check out the five most popular deals this month.

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How to Make Your Logos Screen Look Like a Pro’s

organize-screen-like-proI frequently have lots of books and Bible and articles and dictionaries and commentaries and guides and search tabs open in Logos. How do I organize and manage them?

Like a pro, a Logos Pro.

If you let me give you some basic tips on how to organize your screen, I’ll reveal an extra trick for those truly dedicated to window management.

1. Don’t have too many columns

I have three computer monitors, one of which I have rotated vertically—because any person on the street who cares about computer monitor orientation can tell you that massively wide letterbox screens are not well suited for reading or writing. They make line length unmanageable.

I am ruthless about screenspace, because if I try to get more than two columns on my tall monitor, I feel like I’m sitting in coach between two body-builders:


I prefer first class and its breathing room (and its hot, moistened face towels—a Logos Now feature). Even on a widescreen monitor, I don’t let my columns proliferate.

I always use the right-hand side of my Logos window for books and articles. The left-hand side I reserve for Bibles, searches, and guides. This way I always know at a glance where I’m at and what I’m doing. I may have multiple tabs open, but never multiple panels on my main screen. Just two:


2. Use your second monitor

LCD monitors are cheap these days, and many or most of us have more than one on our desks. And here comes my promised trick. If I feel I must have more than two windows open, I pop one out of Logos and move it over to one of those secondary monitors.

Here’s how: you can always right click on a tab and choose “Open in a floating window.” But I like to control my whole computer from my keyboard as much as possible, so I use ⌘⌥F on my Mac (Ctrl+F11 in Windows) to float whatever the current window is.


This is particularly useful when I want to turn my Bible panel into a “Multiview Resources” panel. I pop out Logos windows like this one that requires multiple columns, and I place them on the widescreen monitor that I have next to my vertical one.


If you run Windows, you can then take that Window and move it to a different monitor using ⊞Win+↑, ⊞Win+↓, ⊞Win+←, or ⊞Win+→. (Mac users will need to cough up $12.99 for an app sold by a third party—unless someone knows a better solution.) This means that with a few lightning-fast keyboard shortcuts that are now part of my muscle memory, I can float a Logos window, move it to another monitor, and maximize it. I am a true nerd.

3. Check out Quickstart Layouts

There is a brand new Logos 7 feature for window management which I hope new users, especially, will take advantage of: Quickstart Layouts. If you’re just not sure how to arrange your screen, let my team of Logos Pros help you by choosing one of our premade layouts. “Bible and commentary,” “Bible Journaling,” “Devotional,” “Greek Study”—whatever Bible study task you want to perform, we’ve prepared a layout for it.

Of course you can modify these layouts and make your own. I’ve set up layouts in the past for study of different Bible books. All my best commentaries on Matthew come up automatically, for example, when I initialize the “Matthew” layout I created.

My basic encouragement is to find a simple method of window management and stick with it. Even a well-designed user interface like that of Logos can become cluttered and confusing if you force it to.

But it’s a free country

However, it’s a free country (or free European Union or free anarcho-syndicalist commune or free wherever you are), and the fact is that you can do what you want. You can make your screen look like this and I will still be your friend:


Well, “friend” in the Facebook sense.

mark ward
Mark L. Ward, Jr. received his PhD from Bob Jones University in 2012; he now serves the church as a Logos Pro. He is the author of multiple high school Bible textbooks, including Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption.


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5 Things You Need to Know about Logos 7 Libraries


Whether you already have thousands of books in your Logos library or are just getting started with Logos for the first time, it’s worth taking a look at the libraries in Logos 7 base packages. Not only can you get hundreds or even thousands of biblical resources for pennies on the dollar, you’ll get those trusted resources in the Logos format—which means the information you need is just a few clicks or keystrokes away.

Here are five things you need to know about our new libraries.

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Get 30 Volumes of Inspiration and Encouragement for Your Ministry

BlogImge-Eerdman'sCollection-620x324During October you can get incredible deals on a few dozen commentaries, ministry resources, and more. Nestled among them is a new collection assembled just for Pastor Appreciation Month: The Eerdmans Pastoral Resources Collection. Save 43% off this collection of 30 resources that will help you tackle tough challenges in ministry with a gospel-centered approach.

This comprehensive collection covers topics like pastoral leadership, discipleship, marriage, how to enter or leave a congregation, hospitality, being a missional church, and so much more. Here are four resources from the collection to get excited about:
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How to Jump from Your English Bible to a Greek or Hebrew Lexicon in a Click

jump-english-lexiconI jokingly tell participants who attend Camp Logos, “Logos Bible Software will do everything but wash your dishes!” It really is that powerful. From building a Passage Guide report to searching your Library for a concept to in-depth original language work, Logos is here to help.
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3 Reasons to Get Logos 7 Platinum, Even If You Have Thousands of Books

image00Take one step into my house and you’ll see I have a serious problem.

I’m a book addict, and the evidence of my affliction is everywhere. Every available surface is covered in books.

And then there are the thousands of other books that you won’t see on my shelves and side tables: my Logos resources.

It’s true I’ll never be able to read all my Logos resources in their entirety, but that’s not necessarily the point of having books in Logos. 

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A Glimpse of the Foundational Thoughts of an Important Theologian


Imagine if you could peer inside the mind of a young theologian, before he penned his most influential works. What would we find? Would his later works be illuminated further by an understanding of his foundational thoughts? What connections could you draw between these two periods? For Geerhardus Vos, the “Father of Reformed Theology,” we now have a chance to address these “what if” questions.

With the release of the final volume of Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics, English readers can explore the relationship between Vos’ early thought and his subsequent work in biblical theology. Whatever differences such comparisons may bring to light, the end result will confirm a deep, pervasive and cordial continuity between his work in systematic theology and in biblical theology.
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Get a Free Book When You Thank Your Pastor!

Free book from Logos Bible Software

It’s Pastor Appreciation Month, and we’re celebrating the hard work and high calling of pastors throughout October. In honor of pastors everywhere, we’re offering great savings on ministry resources—and we’re making it easy for you to thank the pastors who have made an impact on your life.

Use our #ThanksPastor message template to create a meaningful image to go along with your thanks. Then share your appreciation on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll give you a free book just for showing your gratitude! You can even enter you and your pastor to win a Logos 7 Gold base package!

Create your #ThanksPastor message to get your free book!

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Save 70% on 1,500+ Hours of Bible-Centered Videos


Right now, you can get an incredible deal on a Mobile Ed & Faithlife TV Plus subscription bundle. For the price of just a few Mobile Ed courses, you’ll unlock streaming of the entire Mobile Ed video catalog (over 7,000 lecture segments from all 130+ Mobile Ed courses) AND Faithlife TV Plus (over 1,000 videos) for your entire church.

Every Mobile Ed course. Every Faithlife TV video. For every single member of your church. That means each member of your church will be able to stream over 1,500 hours of Bible-focused, edifying, educating, entertaining video content.

Here’s what you’ll get.

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How to Compare Translations Like a Bible Nerd

compare-translations-like-bible-nerd-blogI constantly compare Bible translations during Bible study and exegesis. But not everyone sees the value in this practice, and some are outright skeptical: they think I’m inviting confusion, a he-said, she-said method of exegesis. Or they think it’s too much work for too little profit. All I know is that over and over again, comparing translations has been helpful to me as I seek to understand the Bible. I can’t come up with a list of astounding examples off the top of my head; the help I get is often subtle—though it adds up.
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