Archive for June, 2008

Logos Bible Software

June 25, 2008

I bought my new Bible software during the end of last summer. I like it a lot. This Bible software is called Logos Bible Software, and it runs on the Libronics Digital Library System. When I lived underneath my parent’s roof I used version 2, and now I get to use version 3 (level 2), which is even better. Well, maybe I just know how to use it better. I don’t have as many language tools as my dad did because I am not good with languages that are not English or the American language, as my mother would call it.

I don’t really know how to describe the system in a complete way, so here are five things that I like about it.

  1. The Bible software is not just Bible software. Many different books can be downloaded and plugged into it. For instance, the books that I have plugged into it since my original purchase are: The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer, The distinguishing Traits of the Christian Character, and Systematic Theology.
  2. By searching the entire library for a particular biblical passage, any reference in any book in the library that refers to that biblical passage will be found. In this way, the entire library can be used as a Bible commentary.
  3. Lots of books that are plugged into the library system include references to the Bible. By placing my cursor directly on top of these references, the text of these references is instantaneously displayed before my very eyes in the translation of my choosing. This takes much less time than flipping through the paper pages of a book.
  4. A double click of any word in any book opens up the appropriate dictionary. This may be a Bible dictionary or just the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
  5. The whole thing stays on my hard drive, so there are always lots of things to read, even if the computer is not connected to the internet.