A Review of Logos 6 Bible Software

A tool filled with resources for in-depth Bible study
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If you're the kind of person who has a million new questions pop up every time you hear a sermon, Logos 6 is the perfect resource to help you explore the Bible. Whether you start wondering about the original Greek, find yourself curious about historical cultures, or desire to see visual maps for a biblical text, you'll find what you're looking for in this Bible software.

It took me weeks of using Logos 6 to feel like I had a good idea of all it offered. That speaks to its breadth of tools—but it also speaks to how long it took me to understand how to use it.

After recently receiving Logos 6, I took a lot of time to explore. This is the first time I’ve owned a Logos product, and I admit that I was overwhelmed at first. There are so many tools and resources—especially on the desktop version of Logos—that I wasn’t quite sure where to start, so I downloaded the Logos app to my Kindle Fire. The idea of sitting at my desktop to read the Bible during my devotions wasn't all that appealing, but reading on my Kindle feels more natural. And if you use an iPad, there’s a Logos app for that, too.

Devotional Reading

I recently heard a pastor teach on Micah 6:8, so I decided to read through the Book of Micah on my own. Using Logos 6, I could read the text in my preferred translation, highlight, make notes, compare multiple translations, and even look at a library of commentaries as I read—all from my Kindle. It was really helpful. The app was beautiful to read, and the resources were available when I wanted them.

Later that week, I used the Logos app on my Kindle at my small group to look up our Bible passage. I was able to highlight and write myself a note right on the verse. And these notes and highlights are incredibly easy to pull up later—whether you're on your Kindle, desktop, or phone. The Logos app seamlessly syncs between your platforms. So you can take notes in your Sunday school class, during your personal study, or during the weekly sermon.

Not sure what to read? Logos 6 offers great Bible reading plans including 6 Days on Light, 10 Days on Discipleship, and 30 Days on Marriage. If none of them pique your interest, generate your own by entering the text you'd like to read—Ephesians, the Gospels, the New Testament—and Logos will generate a plan for you based on the timeframe you enter. You can also make customized plans that include both Bible readings and readings from related resources like Bible dictionaries or commentaries.

Explore a Passage

After finishing Micah, I wanted to dig a little deeper on some of the themes from the book. I was able to search "justice," "mercy," and even "Micah" to learn more. Logos pulled a plethora of resources from commentaries, Bible dictionaries, books on the topics, ancient texts, and even illustrated encyclopedias. I could see maps of where Micah lived and preached, a timeline that explained his place in relation to other minor prophets, and an easy-to-understand overview of Micah. Searching on your desktop brings up results in helpful tabs, and you can even save your search to come back to it later. This was really helpful when I wanted to look up that week's small group study passage without losing my work on Micah.

Micah 6:8 Visual Copy from Logos 6

Micah 6:8 Visual Copy from Logos 6

As a fun bonus, I was able to find great visual art for Micah 6:8 on my desktop version of Logos. Each day, the team at Logos releases a verse of the day that is beautifully designed. The verse of the day is visible in all Logos apps, and it's a fun surprise to see the artwork each day.

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