Books that work better in print than via Logos/Other Software

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mab | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 5 2011 11:04 AM

I've largely found that there's little that Logos can't do if the specific reference title is available. But are there some books that work better in print? Other than one's favorite bible, do you have something you really won't commit to Logos for some reason other than cost?

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 11:08 AM

Anything that falls into the category of devotional.  

I also have to state a caveat.  I do use devotional material for my sermon prep.  When I do this, they are not being used as a devotional resource, and thus would work great in Logos.

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 11:59 AM

Michael Ballai:

I've largely found that there's little that Logos can't do if the specific reference title is available. But are there some books that work better in print? Other than one's favorite bible, do you have something you really won't commit to Logos for some reason other than cost?

Not specifically. Sometimes I will grab a book off my shelf rather than look something up in Logos, and I generally have a print Bible open in front of me, but other than the occasional book grab, everything is done within Logos. When I do grab a book, it's not because I find it better to use the print copy but sometimes I think I can do a quick flip in this or that book faster than I could look it up in Logos. Those times are rare. :)

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Rev Chris | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 12:36 PM

I have several books in this category.  Having them in print isn't due to cost - it's due to availability.  :)

Seriously, though - If I'm going to read a book cover to cover, I find it easier on the eyes to read paper-form.  But most of my book purchases recently have been electronic (Logos or otherwise) due to cost and ability to share with my wife.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 1:15 PM

tom collinge:
Anything that falls into the category of devotional.  

Yes

Plus anything else I just want to read through, without making notes, highlighting or checking footnotes.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 1:26 PM

Anything that falls into the category of bathroom reading (I have a stack of such literature by my toilet). I just haven't descended so far in my addiction yet to bring my laptop into the loo with me. But I'm sure that's coming one of these days...

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 1:40 PM

Rosie Perera:
Anything that falls into the category of bathroom reading

A local plumber divulged he has worked on a few homes that have flat screen TVs in the shower. Rather than watch the morning news, I suppose you could use Logos in the shower for sermon preparation.   That would take  "redeeming the time" to a new level.  Time

I would hesitate to add literature I would never search.  "Lorna Doone", or Daphne du Maurier's works. Ben Hur......

Devotionals have a very valuable application to sermons or Bible study.  That is when you want both digital and hard copies.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 1:55 PM

i suppose having a kindle MIGHT negate this need (that is, if it is available by that medium), but when I want to go down by the river and read or study . . . the laptop does not cut it.  I can't see the screen image.  Hardbound book for sure.

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David A. Peterson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 2:29 PM

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David A. Peterson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 2:31 PM

Rosie Perera:
I just haven't descended so far in my addiction yet to bring my laptop into the loo with me.

 

Ahh, one of the benefits of the I-Pad . . .Yes

 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 2:31 PM

David A. Peterson:

Rosie Perera:
I just haven't descended so far in my addiction yet to bring my laptop into the loo with me.

One of the benefits of the I-Pad...Yes

Um, I don't use digital versions of those in the bathroom yet either... but I suppose someone will invent one.

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Schezic | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 3:46 PM

 

Rosie Perera:
Anything that falls into the category of bathroom reading (I have a stack of such literature by my toilet).
If you truly are spending that much time in the squatting position, you might consider a good herbal laxative. Big Smile

 

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 8:18 PM

Right now the only thing I think probably works better is a Gospel Synopsis. The ones I have in print put a massive amount of info fairly fast to one's attention. I got mine years back when they were relatively cheap. I can't imagine this would be better in Logos unless I had one really big screen to show it all. I sort of wish the synopsis was bigger and with bigger print too.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 5 2011 10:37 PM

Michael Ballai:

Right now the only thing I think probably works better is a Gospel Synopsis. The ones I have in print put a massive amount of info fairly fast to one's attention. I got mine years back when they were relatively cheap. I can't imagine this would be better in Logos unless I had one really big screen to show it all. I sort of wish the synopsis was bigger and with bigger print too.

I have a 23" wide scree which works pretty well if I float it and enlarge the window to full screen.

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Schezic | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2011 12:46 AM

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2011 3:40 PM

There are many books that I would not want on my desktop or laptop Logos.  Almost anything I intended to read extensively - like cover to cover, anything devotional, etc.

But with my iPad app, there are no books that I would not want in Logos - provided they are available for my iPad.  The iPad was a big game changer for me, and it greatly increased the value of my Logos library.  I would rather have any book on the iPad than paper.

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 7 2011 1:16 PM

I use iPad for reading, and simple Bible study in front of the stove, and sometimes reading in bed.

Kindle is great for reading in sunlight, in bed, and when travelling if I don't want to flash my iPad around.

At home I use well-thumbed paper Bibles, but I no longer take my Hebrew Bible with me when travelling - iPad or notebook suffices for that.  I wondered if the extravagance of getting an iPad as well as a Kindle would be justified.  I use iPad daily and Kindle often enough to justify the price.  I'd love a Logos App for Kindle, at least for reading, as it's fiddly converting Logos books to Kindle-compatible format.  I tend to convert other PDFs for KIndle and read LOgos books on iPad.

It's great always having good literature at hand now with Kindle and iPad.

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