Logos Bible Study Software Rocks
by Charles Cherry
I use Logos Bible study software when I study the Bible. It is the best Bible software that I have ever used, hands down. I own the Scholar’s Gold edition, which I highly recommend to anyone who wants to study the Scriptures in their original languages (Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic), but there are editions that are appropriate for everyone.
The Logos website has a number of instructional videos that you can view to get an idea of how the software works, and what sorts of benefits you can derive from it.
If you are serious about your Christian faith, you need to study the Bible on a regular basis. Studying the Bible is a lot more than just reading and reflecting on the text, although that is certainly part of the process. In my opinion, it is nearly impossible to get to the true meaning of the underlying text without seriously studying the historical, social, political, and religious contexts in which the text was written. To do this, you need tools – books, Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, maps, timelines, etc.
You also need to have at least a basic understanding of the differences between English (or whatever your native language is) and the original languages of Scripture. This also requires tools, such as lexicons, interlinear Bibles, dictionaries, concordances, etc.
All of the tools, and many more, are available in Logos, and are very easy to use. In addition, Logos allows you to perform simple and complex searches (in your language and in the original languages) across every book in your collection. In the Logos Scholars Gold edition there are over seven hundred reference books. Think about how long it would take to perform a search across that many print books!
I encourage every Christian, young or old, to check out Logos.
If you have your own blog, they have a current promotion going where they will draw names to give away free books for those people who add the Logos Blog to their blogrolls, and mention the Logos promotion in their blog.