Thank you for the email and I am excited about being a member. The main subject that I would like touched on deals with Bible software. I know there are many out there but what is considered the best for preachers? There is Logos, Wordsearch, E-sword, PC Bible, etc. I know Logos is the most expensive out of all but just touch on that area a little. Thanks in advance.
Ahh…That is a very good question. We will address this on the website or in the email magazine. I would first say for most purposes E-Sword would be sufficient. However for technical study of the original language I would suggest the very good BibleWorks. It is fast and good, but it is a bit expensive.
Another software package does allow the technical study of the original languages, but it is not its forte’. Logos is best seen as a software library. There are tons of resources on it. It can be helpful as well, but to find what others have said about the scripture.
Here is what I do….
- when I need to look up a scirpture quickly, I use http://biblegateway.com
- When I need to do technical study of the langauge of the Bible I use BibleWorks
- When I am doing my sermon I use both Logos and BibleWorks together.
If I didn’t have the budget, I would use E-Sword…and if I could only get Logos or Bible Works, I would get Logos becuase you can do all the stuff you do in Bible works, it is just a bit more clunky and slow…
God Bless and I hope to address this more substantially in the future…