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Jeffrey Willis | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Oct 24 2013 3:22 PM

I have Logos 5 Portfolio. I would like to know what essential works I should have in my library beyond what is already in my collection. I have the entire anchor yale library but wanted to know if there is anything else I should have.

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 24 2013 3:31 PM

https://www.logos.com/product/8588/the-essential-ivp-reference-collection-version-3

Excellent addition. You also need to get the related OT IVP Dictionary volumes that are not included in this collection.

Unique material that you will not find anywhere else.

I would also recommend

https://www.logos.com/product/5321/commentary-on-the-new-testament-use-of-the-old-testament

We can have a better idea of what would be of most benefit to you if you tell us more about your Bible study needs and usage (student, pastor, layperson).

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 25 2013 8:36 AM

I have a great suggestion (if you don't already have it): AMG Bible Essentials Great for word studies and lots of sermon starters and illustrations and a fine commentary on James (best I've seen on application so far).

DAL

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 25 2013 9:50 AM

Daniel Yoder:

I would recommend the Essential IVP Reference Collection. 

https://www.logos.com/product/8588/the-essential-ivp-reference-collection-version-3  

I second this.  Great collection of resources, at an affordable price.

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 25 2013 9:51 AM

Jeffrey Willis:

I have Logos 5 Portfolio. I would like to know what essential works I should have in my library beyond what is already in my collection. I have the entire anchor yale library but wanted to know if there is anything else I should have.

Hi Jeffrey.  How much are you looking to spend?!  That will help us recommend suitable resources.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 25 2013 10:12 AM

Jeffrey, the answer depends on what you want to use Logos for and how much training you have. Are you a layperson, a seminary student, a pastor? Do you have any original languages training? What will be your primary use for Logos? Will it be personal study, preparing to teach the Bible, preparing sermons, doing academic research?

Portfolio is a huge library but in my opinion contains lots of material pretty much irrelevant to many people's uses. They would be better served with a lower level library, using the money saved for specific purchases aimed at their specific needs. If you tell us more we could be of better help.

Pastor, North Park Baptist Church

Bridgeport, CT USA

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Jeffrey Willis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 2:50 PM

I am not made of money but if the resource is worth it I will buy it. 

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 3:07 PM
I would recommend the New International Commentary on the Old Testament / New Testament and the Word Biblical Commentary. Also, if it is not included in Portfolio, I would add the Anchor Bible Dictionary. None of these are cheap, but they are all definitely worth the price.

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 7:49 PM

Jeffrey Willis:

I am not made of money but if the resource is worth it I will buy it. 

Jeffrey, forum users could be more specific if you told us more about what your use of Logos will be:  personal study, academic, pastoral, sermon prep, etc.

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 10:11 PM

Edwin Bowden:

Jeffrey Willis:

I am not made of money but if the resource is worth it I will buy it. 

Jeffrey, forum users could be more specific if you told us more about what your use of Logos will be:  personal study, academic, pastoral, sermon prep, etc.

For academic, what would you recommend?

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