The best way to get started with Logos Bible Software is to purchase one of our base packages. Not everyone has the same budget or needs, but the bigger packages are definitely the better value. For those who are serious about studying the Bible and are convinced of the value of building a digital library, there’s no better place to start than Scholar’s Gold.
But once you have your base package and are ready for more, what should you buy next?
That’s the question that a new Logos user asked in the newsgroups recently:
I bought the Scholar’s Gold edition. Can you suggest any other good resources I would want to add to it?
I use it mostly for speaking/preaching so I enjoy having lots of good commentaries.
With around 9,000 resources, it’s good to have a little guidance to find out what others consider most useful.
Several longtime Logos users responded with their recommendations. Here are some of the things that they suggested:
- Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
- Word Biblical Commentary
- BDAG and HALOT (available at a discount in a bundle)
- Theological Journal Library
- Robert Reymond’s Systematic Theology
- Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology
- Cornelius Van Til
- Pillar New Testament Commentary
I’d concur with most of these recommendations and probably add the Essential IVP Reference Collection and the new Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament Bundle. I’d also point out our Top 10 lists, our Commentary product guide, and our Pre-Pub system.
What would you recommend? What are your top picks for moving beyond a base package?