4 Keys to Kindling Your Love for the Book of Revelation

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I am an inveterate reader, and since I was five years old that has included fantasy and science-fiction. The idea of mixing science with fantasy, of letting my imagination fly in terms of the universe God created and what may be included in it, has always sent my pulse racing. Since I discovered it as a teenager, I have read Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy every five years. One time I read the entire set in five days—I basically didn’t sleep nearly the entire time. Yes, it is also my favorite movie as well.

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How to Make Your Logos Screen Look Like a Pro’s

organize-screen-like-proI frequently have lots of books and Bible and articles and dictionaries and commentaries and guides and search tabs open in Logos. How do I organize and manage them?

Like a pro, a Logos Pro.

If you let me give you some basic tips on how to organize your screen, I’ll reveal an extra trick for those truly dedicated to window management.

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5 Things You Need to Know about Logos 7 Libraries

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Whether you already have thousands of books in your Logos library or are just getting started with Logos for the first time, it’s worth taking a look at the libraries in Logos 7 base packages. Not only can you get hundreds or even thousands of biblical resources for pennies on the dollar, you’ll get those trusted resources in the Logos format—which means the information you need is just a few clicks or keystrokes away.

Here are five things you need to know about our new libraries.

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How to Jump from Your English Bible to a Greek or Hebrew Lexicon in a Click

jump-english-lexiconI jokingly tell participants who attend Camp Logos, “Logos Bible Software will do everything but wash your dishes!” It really is that powerful. From building a Passage Guide report to searching your Library for a concept to in-depth original language work, Logos is here to help.
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3 Reasons to Get Logos 7 Platinum, Even If You Have Thousands of Books

image00Take one step into my house and you’ll see I have a serious problem.

I’m a book addict, and the evidence of my affliction is everywhere. Every available surface is covered in books.

And then there are the thousands of other books that you won’t see on my shelves and side tables: my Logos resources.

It’s true I’ll never be able to read all my Logos resources in their entirety, but that’s not necessarily the point of having books in Logos. 

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A Glimpse of the Foundational Thoughts of an Important Theologian

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Imagine if you could peer inside the mind of a young theologian, before he penned his most influential works. What would we find? Would his later works be illuminated further by an understanding of his foundational thoughts? What connections could you draw between these two periods? For Geerhardus Vos, the “Father of Reformed Theology,” we now have a chance to address these “what if” questions.

With the release of the final volume of Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics, English readers can explore the relationship between Vos’ early thought and his subsequent work in biblical theology. Whatever differences such comparisons may bring to light, the end result will confirm a deep, pervasive and cordial continuity between his work in systematic theology and in biblical theology.
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How to Compare Translations Like a Bible Nerd

compare-translations-like-bible-nerd-blogI constantly compare Bible translations during Bible study and exegesis. But not everyone sees the value in this practice, and some are outright skeptical: they think I’m inviting confusion, a he-said, she-said method of exegesis. Or they think it’s too much work for too little profit. All I know is that over and over again, comparing translations has been helpful to me as I seek to understand the Bible. I can’t come up with a list of astounding examples off the top of my head; the help I get is often subtle—though it adds up.
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7 Reasons to Get Logos 7

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Logos 7 is fine-tuned to take you all the way from that initial spark of insight to sharing biblical truth with clarity. When you study the Bible using Logos 7, you get a suite of the most-powerful study and research tools ever designed.

Jump right into your preferred workflow with customizable Quickstart Layouts; work through any of the hundreds of carefully designed learning plans in the Courses Tool; and use the Sermon Editor to create everything you need for your sermons or any biblical presentation, all in one application.

But maybe you’ve already heard all that, and you’re still not sure Logos 7 is right for you.

Here are seven reasons to get Logos 7 today.

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How to Sync Your Notes across All Your Interlinear Bibles

sync-your-notesThe Notes document in Logos is helpful and versatile, allowing us to accumulate all our research for a topic, passage, sermon, etc. in one location.  Within this document, we can create various types of individual notes such as:

  • User-created notes
  • Notes attached to verses
  • Notes attached to selected text

For years if we attached a note to a Bible verse, that note would show up in all of our Bibles and commentaries. If, however, we attached a note to selected text— just a few words rather than the entire verse—that note would only show up in the Bible in which it was created. But things have changed in Logos 7! Using the power of the reverse interlinear, we can attach a note to selected text in one Bible and it will appear on the corresponding text in other interlinear Bibles!

Let’s take a look at a specific example:

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It’s All about Having the Right Tools for the Job

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I remember a very important lesson my father taught me growing up. Having the right tools for any job was the difference between success and failure. Coming from a man who had spent the last 30 years of his life in the construction and aerospace industry, I stopped and listened. This lesson was particularly applicable when my father was teaching me how to restore my first car, a 1967 VW Beetle. Even the simple task of changing a spark plug required the right tools. And if you’re rebuilding the motor from the ground up, having the right tools is all the more important.

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