- If you find yourself struggling at general Bible study in Logos due to a lack of focus, the Mobile Ed courses really reign in your ability to follow the mixture of academic teaching and Logos training mixed into the course. Its a brilliant feat Logos has accomplished. Dr. Moo sounds just like he reads; very knowledgable and careful in observing the Biblical text while bringing large ideas and themes into focus. I highly recommend this course!
- One of my favorite quotes from this volume: "The break with the world is absolute. It requires and causes our death. In baptism we die together with our old world. This death must be understood in the strictest sense as an event that is suffered. It is not as if we were asked to bring about this death ourselves through various kinds of sacrifice and renunciation. That would be an impossible attempt. Such a death would never be the death of the old self which Christ demands. The old self cannot kill itself. It cannot will its own death. We die in Christ alone; we die through Christ and with Christ. Christ is our death. It is for the sake of community with Christ, and only in that community, that we die. In baptism we receive both community with Christ and our death as a gift of grace. This death is a gift of grace which we can never create for ourselves." Bonhoeffer's ideas build on each other to create incredible displays of theological thought the reader can benefit from immediately. The deeper he travels, the more relevant he becomes.
- I enjoyed this book most for its even comparison and fair treatment of a wide array of theological issues under the doctrine of Salvation. Demarest, the author, usually promotes the reformed view in the end of each chapter, yet this isn't necessarily the purpose of the book. With a glance at the table of contents, one can see each chapter follows a basic structure beginning with introductory concerns (questions) on each doctrine related to salvation, a history of various Christian perspectives on the subject, then a look to what the Bible has to say, followed by practical implications/applications. The Logos edition is extremely helpful if using this work in a classroom setting. We were told to scrutinize each chapter's biblical support which Logos made almost effortless while reading!
- I used the Logos version of Futato's Beginning Biblical Hebrew on my iPad and 13" laptop for the first 8 weeks of class before I decided to buy the book. The print version is rather large (as other textbooks are) and it was difficult to keep up with the professor when in-class exercises were split on different "pages" on my iPad. As for the book itself, Futato does a fair job relating concepts to a first year Hebrew student with the guidance of a professor. Answers are provided at the end of both Logos and print versions of this resource.
- The Expositor's Bible Commentary is the best "pound for pound" entire Bible, multi-volume, multi-author commentary series Logos has to offer. The list of contributors is almost as stunning as the price. I find this my go-to commentary if time is short. The commentary is succinct, efficient, and trustworthy on the go. An added bonus comes in the first volume filled with introductory, scripture related articles as well as people, place, and topic indexes.
- A great guide for older notable commentaries produced between the 16th and 19th centuries. I appreciate Spurgeon's commitment to the Bible as well as good commentary with favorable recommendations to theologians he disagreed with theologically, yet respected academically (ie. Adam Clarke). A downside to the Logos version, yet shown in the provided sample pages, are the recommended commentaries in bold and the lower quality works in smaller font. I was able to obtain a public domain digital copy, applying bold highlights (using the highlight function) for recommended volumes, restoring much usefulness. Many of the recommended commentaries are either avilable in Logos or working their way through pre publication/community pricing. Make sure to check out the Logos' Classic Commnetaries and Studies series for scattered volumes.