How to Use the Bible Study Guide, One Section at a Time

At the heart and core of Logos Bible Software reside the Bible Study Guides. Through their numerous sections, these personal research assistants provide a lot of “instant data” about passages, words, themes, and topics.

Sometimes, however, we don’t need a lot of data. We just want a little data. Logos 8 has us covered, because now we can open one guide section at a time.

Let’s say, for example, we’re studying Romans 7 and we’d like to see just what our journal articles have to say about the passage. No need to generate a Passage Guide, just open the Journals guide section:

  • Choose the Guides menu (A)
  • Type Journals in the Search box (B)
  • Select Journals from the Bible Reference Guides section (C)

  • Notice a Journals panel opens (D)
  • Type Romans 7 in the Reference box (E)
  • Press the Enter key to locate articles written about Romans 7 just from your journals! (F)

As you can tell from the Guides menu, any section from any Guide can be opened and used independently. If it’s a section you use a lot, then either pin it to the top of the Guides menu (G) or drag it to the Shortcuts bar! (H)

For more information about the changes to Guides and other Logos 8 features, please check out the What’s New in Logos 8 course in our subscription where you’ll find about 150 videos just about new Logos 8 enhancements.

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Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.


  1. Claus-Dieter Stoll says

    OK. But why there is no Dictionary guide section or Encyclopedia guide section or Commentary guide section?

  2. Hamilton R. says

    Nice, thanks Morris.

    In your opinion what are some of the most useful theological journals?

    Thanks for any guidance on this.