I got Logos 6 Gold the day it came out. For me it was a no-brainer. The combination of new tools like Visual Copy, Interactive Media, and a solid set of reference works—many of which I’d already been eyeing—made it an easy decision.
At the time, I was deep into a study of Old Testament altars, and Cultural Concepts helped me make connections that I would have otherwise missed. My love for Logos 6 hasn’t waned an ounce since then. Every time I open the software I learn something new.
But last week I noticed something. Many users, especially Logos 6 owners, were buying second and third base packages. I had never considered doing this; one research library seemed to serve me just fine. I wondered, “What do these people know that I don’t?”
So I did a little investigating, and it turns out that I could add some very valuable reference works to my library at a huge savings if I picked up a second base package.
I started with the Baptist track because it’s the most familiar to me. (I grew up Baptist, and my father is still a Baptist pastor in the southeastern US.) And sure enough, Logos 6 Baptist Bronze included 63 books that would be new to me.
The tradition-specific base-package tracks share many of the same reference works that powered my library, but they also included some works that I lacked, including:
- The William G.T. Shedd Collection (13 vols.) (the value of which alone justifies my Dynamic Price)
- Henry Blackaby’s Spiritual Leadership (which I couldn’t believe I didn’t yet own)
- A nine-volume series titled What the Bible Teaches (which I’d not heard of, but now cannot wait to read)
Thanks to Dynamic Pricing, I could add these 63 titles to my library for just $175.66—that’s $2.76 per title! This seemed like another no-brainer to me.
Then I jumped over to the Reformed track, and found much of the same. Dynamic Pricing offers me Logos 6 Reformed Bronze (and its 26 books new to me) for less than $100. The price per title was a little higher—at $3.17—but the quality of works included was also high:
- Opening Up Commentary Collection (37 vols.) (a set I owned part of and was eager to complete)
- The Select Works of Jonathan Edwards (which has been on my wish list for over a year)
- A pair of Eerdmans Bible Dictionaries (which will really enhance my Topic Guide searches)
So for less than $3.25 per title, I could add nearly 100 more exceptional reference works to my Logos library. I was missing out!
If, like me, your appetite for learning seems to outrun your book budget and you’re always on the hunt for a bargain, I’d encourage you to add a second (or third) base package to your library.
Base packages are the most cost-effective way to grow your theological library, especially for those of us who have been Logos users for a long time and can—by virtue of our existing libraries—make good use of Dynamic Pricing. Base-package families enable us to augment our library with teaching from the traditions we’d like to explore further.
With introductory offers like 15% off and up to $900.00 worth of gifts available, this is the best time to buy. These offers end soon, so take advantage of them before they’re gone!
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