• 333 more books than I already own.....for me, this mostly unused resources. History that is applicable specifically to the Bible and Greek and Hebrew useful translations. Some very useful pictures, graphs etc. would be helpful as well.
    1. Logos 5 Review/Rating The jury is still out for me, there are things that I like; yet I have not come to LOVE Logos. There are things in the operating functions of LOGOS that I do not love, and not even to the point of LIKING it yet! As an example, preparing a message, copy and pasting scripture is much too cumbersome and takes too many steps to edit, remove spaces and to get the end product in a useable format for me. Logos copy and paste feature, is just plain laborious. Again I am sure that it could have been made to operate in a worse state, but why is it so cumbersome? Intuitive software: Logos could have made the product more difficult to use; I don’t have any doubt about that concept. After using competitive software for quite a number of years; Logos is not what I would call intuitive. It has a very steep learning curve especially if you want to entice non-computer people to use the software. Those of us who use computers daily can pound through the steps and learn to use at least some of the ability of the software. There is always the ability to buy INSTRUCTION. I have spent some money on Logos software, then it seems I need to spend at least as much on training to use the software…; point being seems more about the money that can be generated than helping users study the Bible. Not all of your potential customers make multiple 6 digit incomes per year. Or is that the only customers you are trying to engage? Luke 18:23-25 (NASB) 23 But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! 25 "For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." My intention is not that the rich should not be saved, or even that God cannot save them. Money is a ‘root of all kinds of evil’; and it is a difficult thing to let go of to pursue the LORD instead. 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB) 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. There are at least a couple of things I think I see in the Corporation of Logos. Is the main drive behind the Logos company: the Bible, religion(s) or money? I say that to get to this statement from Jesus in Matthew 6:24 (NASB) 24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” I see powerful search tools in the software, reaching to even the utter ends of the world. ‘Our struggle is not with flesh and blood, it is against principalities and powers’…. Though the answers within Logos don’t seem mostly based on the answers of the Bible (for the reason of John 1:1), but in what men, and the world through men have to say about what will one day become eternity. The world and mostly the men of this world do NOT have the ANSWERS. The Bible does (John 1:1)! At this point in my month and a half of using Logos, on a scale of 1 to 10, ten being supreme; I would rate Logos overall for Bible Study (not commentary study); a 6! With the buy in on the Starter Package at $300.00 less any discounts and most of the upgrades are about resources other than the Bible. Men’s opinion, but I guess that is what is important in many of the religious institutions of the day. 2 Peter 2:1-3 (NASB) 1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.