Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.
Surrounded by eager observers at a local church, a Logos representative gave a detailed and exciting demonstration of Logos Bible Software. He thoroughly explained the Home Page, the Passage Guide, the Exegetical Guide, Bible Word Study, searching, and more. Following the presentation, an attendee remarked—
This program looks powerful and wonderful! I do have one question, though—What is a commentary?
This event illustrates an important point. Sometimes within Christian circles we may innocently assume everyone is operating from the same knowledge base. Surely everyone is familiar with Christian vocabulary and resources. We all know what redemption means. We all know where the Bible came from. We all know what commentaries, study Bibles, and lexicons are.
Of course, when we stop and think about it, we know this isn’t true. We have to start at the beginning, then learn and grow in any field of study—including our Christian disciplines.
With this in mind, we created the training video Introduction to Bible Study with Logos Bible Software. In this instruction, I assume no prior knowledge of either Logos or the Bible itself.
In understandable terms, I explain what the Bible is, where it came from, and what distinguishes the various available Bibles. I then briefly describe numerous Bible study resources: commentaries, Bible dictionaries, topical Bibles, and more.
In addition, I introduce you to various ways of approaching Bible study, including:
- Book Study
- Passage Study
- Word Study
- Topic Study
- Devotional Study
Then, at the heart of the training, I show you how to incorporate many Logos features into the five methods of Bible study listed above. In other words, with this training you’ll not only learn what a book study is—you’ll learn how to use Logos to accomplish it. This instruction not only introduces you to Bible study, it gets you going with Logos.
After completing this training, you’ll no longer just open Logos and randomly click around the software. You’ll proactively and systematically move through the software to facilitate different types of Bible study.
So if you’re new to either Logos or Bible study itself (or even both), this product was created with you in mind.
Even if you’re beyond the introduction stage, perhaps you know someone who can benefit from this training. This is an excellent way to get people started in their study of Scripture.
Introduction to Bible Study with Logos Bible Software is now available to pre-order at Logos.com. For more information, please click here.
What is one area of your Bible study that you would like to improve in? Leave a comment and let us know!