Just wanted to say Thank You Logos!!

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David A. Peterson | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, May 6 2014 4:16 AM

So after Sunday's service, I noticed that those who had positive things to say about my message were very general in nature, and while it is nice to hear, they did not offset the couple of negative comments I have received over the last few months, and they tend to be very pointed and direct.  While I do not preach to please man, the specific negative comments do sting, as I try to bring out the truth from the text, and work hard throughout the week in prayer, various translations and commentaries.  As I read through the commentaries, I see some very specific criticisms, and much like my Pew Professors, some may be valid.  I am not sure how Bob, and the rest of the team at Logos are affected by the accusations of unfair, shady sales techniques, or lack of quality of search techniques.  But sometimes my heart gets heavy as I read the comments, as I imagine the engineer or designer (or CEO) reading, much like I feel when I have the occasional, "Man you really blew that one, you unfaithfully treated that passage and emphasized the call to holiness and purity, when you should have focused on the grace" (actual quote by the way).

So I would like to specifically thank Logos for:

1.  Providing me a means to bring an entire library of over 5,100 books in the palm of my hand to an actual desert place, and minister to a hundred men and women faced with life and death on an almost daily occurrence. Men and Women from a widely varied theolgical background, with many church traditions.  I am able to answer their specific questions concerning their specific theology, using authors from their denomination (especially with the current tagging project).  (Sure I will not use all 5,000+ books, but whoever wears everything they pack, I may not need a raincoat, but am sure glad that I bring one just in case).

2. Allowing away to quickly access data on verses and subjects and display them simultaneously.  Each week, due to the kinetic nature of ministry, counseling and other meetings, every hour spent in sermon prep is valuable, and the less searching and actual reading I do aids me tremendously.

3. Providing me a means to make PBB's out of personal research, Seminary notes, and other electronic books, providing me a single backbone in which to maintain my library.  Plus I get to re-read some stuff I haven't looked at in years as I put it in docx format.

4. Dracula. Their willingness to try something new, and remain sensitive to their fellow users (call it sentimental, but I have never felt like a customer when dealing with the various sales reps over the years).  

5. Faithlife. I am encouraged, corrected, and learning through the Basics of Biblical Greek, and I may actually get through it this time, and the integration of the book, workbook, website and users really has me excited, I am envisioning a collaborative book effort, which will may have a place in the future PBB store.

6. The forums, that allow the interaction, and provide the shoulders of giants for us short folks to stand on, when it comes to using the software, learning quicker and better ways, and the community projects, like the aforemention denomination tagging.

These are just some of the reasons I appreciate not just the software, but the company and those who guide it.  I truly thank you!  Keep up the great work...


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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 6 2014 5:18 AM

+1 Yes Thanks

Search using indexes on computer is fast and can find transliterated greek: e.g. ichthus

Thankful for Logos enabling the free sharing of many items in a library with others via Faithlife and documents.logos.com

Thankful for wiki that has contributions by many Logos users, including => http://wiki.logos.com/Extended_Tips_for_Highlighting_and_Visual_Filters#Examples_of_visual_filters

Keep Smiling Smile

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 6 2014 5:28 AM

+1 Yes

Thankful for Logos expanding into non-english markets.

Thankful for still being able to unlock resources in Libronix (and in Logos 2.0 format).

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 6 2014 5:39 AM


Logos certainly does enable us to do things we literally could not do any other way.

This weekend we're fulfilling a life-dream of visiting Israel.
Try getting on a plane with 5000 books any other way! :-)

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 15 2014 5:58 PM

Well said David. Thank you indeed. I am just reading this now for the first time since I've been away from the internet for 10 days now.

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True North | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 15 2014 9:17 PM


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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 16 2014 5:09 AM

David A. Peterson:
"Man you really blew that one, you unfaithfully treated that passage and emphasized the call to holiness and purity, when you should have focused on the grace" (actual quote by the way).

While I agree with your expression of gratitude to Logos, I was more intrigued by the above quote. Reminds me of the lady who said that she came to Church to be made to "feel good". Some people need much more emphasis on holiness and purity than they do on grace—as they interpret it Big Smile

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