Why should someone buy Logos instead of QuickVerse?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 1 2010 12:56 AM

Ted Hans:
I am not aware one could not mention another software, i may have missed this but i can't find that info in the forum.

Robert's answer was correct.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 1 2010 12:57 AM

Charlene:

Dan DeVilder:
Share what you are learning and ask them how they are learning . . . and REJOICE! (disclaimer: I am not referring to another software peddler with that last Word . . . nor with that last one--man, I need a quick verse to arrrrrgh, there I did it again!  I just want us to be all in accordance with the Logos!!!!! 

I had to laugh over this! Clever, Dan!

THANK YOU, Charlene!!!!  Now I can rest, knowing that someone got my humor!  Actually, I am just getting up to work on a sermon, lol. The house is quiet.  Great time to study . . .

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 1 2010 1:03 AM

ReneAtchley:
the beauty of a theologically trained mine

Another absolutely marvelous typo - I always knew discussing theology was a mine field - but I didn't know it was because the IDE's were theological trained.Surprise

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 1 2010 4:59 PM

MJ. Smith:

ReneAtchley:
the beauty of a theologically trained mine

Another absolutely marvelous typo - I always knew discussing theology was a mine field - but I didn't know it was because the IDE's were theological trained.Surprise

 

Now, if coal mines were theologically trained, maybe they wouldn't claim so many lives in W. Virginia and China...

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Stephen Aldrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 2 2010 9:33 PM

I am a pastor who owns/owned or used several Bible software packages.  Logos is far-and-away the most comprehensive and well-rounded.

I found that, QV is the weakest one in dealing with the original languages (go to their site and look at their list of offerings in their best package.... there is a huge void when it comes to original languages.) Biblesoft, e-sword, WordSearch, and BibleWorks all are superior to QV in that area.  Logos and Bibleworks are in a league of their own in this area.

The commentaries for Logos are also superior.

But... the power of the basic software is where the real difference is.  Logos a generation or two ahead of of its competitors.  

QV is good for rudimentary study.  It is adequate and it has its niche in Bible software.  Of the packages I used and reviewed, QV would not be my third or fourth choice.  For me, to trade Logos for QV would be similar to trading a car for a bicycle. 

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 3 2010 2:51 AM

Stephen Aldrich:
 For me, to trade Logos for QV would be similar to trading a car for a bicycle. 

Stephen you are right .I compared it Mercedes with 600 Fiat ,yours is even better.

 

Blessings in Christ.

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Jerry Bush | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 3 2010 6:29 AM

Which is my point about e-Sword. It is just as good as QV, and free.

But neither come close to Logos, especially V4. For me, there is no reason to own or open another program.

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Michael March | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 3 2010 9:57 AM

I started out with QuickVerse when they started out and was with them for over a decade.  When I saw what Logos could do, I left QV behind because it seems to me Logos left it behind.  I was very sad to also have to leave behind the books I had bought, but so it goes.   I am actually kind of surprised QV still exists.  Logos is so powerful and even having been to two Morris Proctor seminars (for Libronix 3) I have not even begun to discover just how powerful it is.  I just don't have the time to study the program as much as I would like to.  Still, even though I know I'm only scratching the surface of it's capabilities, the passage and exegetical guides alone give me more than I can possibly digest each week and connect me with a HUGE library of commentaries and dictionaries and word studies.  I don't really think you can compare the two (though I confess to having left QV behind several years ago).

Godspeed the sermon this week all who are already beginning it (which is what I should be doing right now instead of sloughing off here ;-))...

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 3 2010 6:02 PM

I tried QV for a very short time with a minimal package. When the program did not work as expected (viewing .pdf's), I contacted technical support. Still waiting for their reply.  Tongue Tied

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Kevin Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 11 2010 11:28 AM

Greetings everyone! I stumbled unto this thread and while I think I understand the gist of the debate, I am mystified as to why this is such a hot topic. I use a free program, along with the products that are being debated, and I find them all very useful. But are the tools you use to study the bible as significant as the people you teach the bible? Unless you are a professor in an institution where you regularly use and need these high performance tools, does it really matter? When you are teaching others, how many of the thousands of books you have access to really get used? If a student or a congregant asked you where you got your info and missed the point of the info, would you be pleased? I am happy for those that can afford the cost of upgrading, but did your ability to understand and teach the Word increase that much with the release of a new version? The question that keeps me up at night is whether our access to all these resources has made us more diligent to the task than those who are not even aware that these resources exist. In closing, I am a bit amused that this thread is not that different than others that debate which is the best brand of musical instrument or which video game system is king. We do love our toys, don't we?

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Bobby Terhune | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 11 2010 1:03 PM

Kevin,

Hate to hear you're being kept up at night thinking about preachers with or with out Logs software, and who is the more diligent teacher or preacher. Wink Resources are just tools, some can afford more or even better tools, but having them doesn't make them less diligent to do God's work, no more than the poor preacher that doesn't have them is more diligent. We will all stand before God and give account of what we did with our life, To whom much is given...............

I Peter 2.15-16 says "Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 11 2010 3:49 PM

Kevin Walker:
I am happy for those that can afford the cost of upgrading

Kevin,I think this statement doesn't fit to your context.

Blessings in Christ.

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Sam West | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 11 2010 4:21 PM

Reb Bacchus:

My pastor and a couple of folks from my church are using Quick Verse.  I've used Logos almost from the time the company started, but I've never used Quick Verse.  What are some of the most important advantages Logos has over the other software?  Oh, and have all the Family Christian Bookstores stopped carrying Logos or is it just my local store?

I have both on my computer right now. I have had Quick Verse for about 15years and it met my needs; Then I tried Logos and and can tell you the difference is comparing a Chevrolet to a Cadillac. Logos is ahead of its time and they are improving it all the time. The old saying you get what you pay for

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 11 2010 4:38 PM

Kevin Walker:
. . . did your ability to understand and teach the Word increase that much with the release of a new version?

Yes.

Logos is a tool, or a set of tools to help understand the Bible. My son has over $6000 worth of mechanics tools, and that's just a starter set. Sometimes he plays with his tools, as if they are toys, or toys around with projects with his tools. But they are tools. In the same way Logos is a set of tools designed to help understand the Bible better by bringing together in one place a set of tools and resources that work together for serious students of Scripture.

How has Logos helped me? That's a little harder to explain. First, it helps me by making some tasks easier and more efficient. I can reach for my Greek Bible, a commentary or two, an English Bible and a lexicon, find my place and start studying. In Logos I can open a layout change the passage I want to study and open the rest of the resources to that passage automatically, or with a click or two of the mouse. Further, since it's so easy, I can compare dozens of commentaries in the time it would have taken me to find and open one or two to the correct page.

But I'm just getting started. I can find almost as fast as I can type, all the references to a word or phrase in English or an original language. This makes comparing usage so easy, there's no need to look at a concordance anymore (which normally don't include the whole verse at a glance any way. With an arrow key, I can look at other Bible versions and read full passages in context in those versions, or I can compare at a glance verses with a tool designed for that purpose.

With reverse interlinears I can quickly look up the original language word or phrase behind what I'm looking at and search for terms in the original language almost as fast as I can navigate the right-click mouse menus. I can even enable visual filters to bring out key words in Greek or Hebrew (e.g., charis, hesed), or atypical usage (like Greek "ego," normally not necessary). I used that last one when looking at Romans 7:7,ff and noticed an inordinate amount of "I, me, my" there, which is not necessary in Greek, but points out (I think) a reliance on self, rather than on the Spirit (see Rom 8), unlocking a key to understanding this passage I hadn't noticed before.

With a cross-reference like the New Treasure of Scripture Knowledge (NTSK), I can hover my mouse cursor over any verse to quickly read other passages that have similar themes, words, etc.

I could go on, but I think you get the idea. Logos is not a toy, it's a tool, or rather a set of tools. It's also the best and most complete set of tools for Bible study on the planet -- and I'm saying that before it's development is even finished! It's certainly way beyond that free program I think you're talking about (which is a pretty good program, IMHO).

BTW, I'm not a professor. I'm a pastor of a >100 member rural church, who believes that these sons & daughters of the King deserve the best I can give them. There's no doubt in my mind that the best tool to help me do that job is Logos4.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Chuck P. | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 11 2010 6:05 PM

WOW...well said Richard...God Bless your ministry...and thanks also for your kind help with us here at the forum.....

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Rene Atchley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 11 2010 6:41 PM

Most times anymore I read these forums just to see if the price of the upgrades have gone down yet and if the software updates have finally fixed the software.  On occasion though I run across posts that get my attention...which happens much less often in these forums.  What fascinates me about the last few posts in this thread is the notion that a $6000.00 or $8000.00 or $10,000.00 piece of software is a highly recommended (or necessary) tool to anything in the Christian walk.  While Logos maybe convenient.  It maybe efficient.  It maybe effective.  It maybe helpful.  Yet I don't see how this new generation, cutting edge, almost independently sentient, cloud based software is more than just a sidecar to what is to be done in Christian ministry.  It serves a function that almost any other genre software can also fill including QV..although not as well I would argue.  If the best tools to do the job of bringing the healing power of the gospel to a hurting world is a piece of software then why are we necessary if we are.  I wonder what level of product Jesus would need to do his ministry...or perhaps wait for the next complete rewrite before he could do ministry.

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Greg Corbin | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 11 2010 8:12 PM

Rene, upon reading your last post I had to respond. I have been an very regular reader (and occasional poster) in these forums for over a year now and I have never seen anyone who truly believed that having Logos Bible Software was "necessary" in the Christian walk.  I believe that we all understand that our brothers and sisters in Christ got along quite well for centuries without even a computer - much less Logos!  I was a Christian for 29 years before owning Logos. That being said, Logos has aided many of us in our personal and professional Bible study and thus, aided us in our Christian walk and our duties as Christian ministers. As a pastor who preaches every week, Logos is certainly not a "sidecar" in what I do, but it is a vital tool that enables me to be better and more productive in some aspects of my ministry.   However, I was a pastor for 15 before I owned Logos and it is understood that Logos (or any other Bible software) is not a necessity or prerequisite for effective ministry.  In short, Logos has made me a more effective minister, but the Lord made me a minister!

One other note, a person can acquire a Logos base package for under $150. While there are some users who have invested multiple thousands of dollars, the overwhelming majority of us have not. Again, it is a not a requirement to invest huge amounts of money. Logos can be used daily and appreciated by both the stay at home mom who gets a basic package to help with her devotions and prep for ladies Bible study and the professional minister/scholar/theologian who invests thousands of dollars in the software.

My concern here is just simply to clear up any misperceptions, etc.  Blessings to you, Rene as you serve the One who died for us!

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 11 2010 9:36 PM

Rene Atchley:
What fascinates me about the last few posts in this thread is the notion that a $6000.00 or $8000.00 or $10,000.00 piece of software is a highly recommended (or necessary) tool to anything in the Christian walk. 

Just to clarify, I said my son had a $6000 set of mechanics tools (Snap-On, to be specific).

As a pastor, I don't mind investing in the tools of my ministry as my son invested in his calling. $6000 worth of tools doesn't make a mechanic, nor does $2000 to $3000 (which is my guess about my Logos investment), make me a pastor or preacher. I don't know any good preacher in North America that does not have an extensive personal library. Mine happens to be in Logos.

In the circles I move in, careful Bible study is both necessary and needed. When I was a missionary in the Dominican Republic, I worked with Haitian sugar cane cutter pastors, many of whom could not even read. I saw there what happens to the church when leaders don't have basic Bible knowledge. I also saw what happens when they get it. As a pastor in North America I see folks who get their theology from the TV, radio and pop-culture. In some ways the situation here is more difficult, and careful Bible study and teaching even more necessary. Over and over again I see and confront the results of bad theology, and see the healing freedom that comes with a return to authentic Biblical truth. Logos is a tool I use to help me understand the Scriptures on some of these subtle, but amazingly important truths.

I really don't know what Jesus would have done, had software been available to Him as He graced our humble planet, but I'm sure Jesus would have done what He believed His Father required of Him, and that's what I'm called to do too.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Sam West | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 3:45 AM

Jim VanSchoonhoven:

I agree with you, not everyone can or will fork over the big money for the biggest and best study system on the market, but they can spend the same 600 dollars on a Logos library, and then download the 1000 free pbbs and have a program that will out preform the QuckVerse system both in quality of books and in the level of research possible in the shortest period of time.  Or they can down load a free program with over 1000 resources and still compete with if not out preform QuickVerse.

Jim i have Platinum but what about the 1000 free pbbs? Am i missing something here? i would also like to say i have both L4 and QV and have had QV for about 15years and there is no comparison to Logos L3 or L4

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 7:11 AM

Sam West:
Jim i have Platinum but what about the 1000 free pbbs?

PBB's (Personal Book Builder resources compiled by users who purchase the PBB compiler license) are only available to Libronix (L3) at this point. Logos plans to release PBB's, Sermon Files, etc in early 2011, if the project stays on track.

Thomas Black's StillTruth web site has many, many PBB's available.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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