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Drew Sartorius | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 1 2013 9:59 AM

For a class that I will be taking in a few months, I am required to purchase the WORDsearch Preaching Library. Seeing as I already have Logos, this is a little upsetting to have to go a step down (from what I hear), and possibly have duplicates of material. Does anyone have experience with both the Preaching Library and Logos that would be able to tell me if a) there is a way to import the WORDsearch materials into Logos or b) if there is a package within Logos that is the equivalent of the Preaching Library. I would hate to drop another $200+ on something that could be done for a lot less with Logos.

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WR82 | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2013 10:07 AM

Drew, 

I have the WORDSearch Preaching Library I'd be willing to sell you, for cheaper than you can get it from their website.

Please send me an email at 4nbwalburn at gmail dot com.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2013 10:45 AM

Drew Sartorius:
would be able to tell me if a) there is a way to import the WORDsearch materials into Logos

I dont have any experience with WORDsearch, so I cant be of much help. The only way to import materials is through the "personal book builder" tool, which "compiles" Microsoft word docs (in the .docx format) and turns them into resources you can use in Logos. IF there were a way to take the WORDsearch resources and put them into Word, you would be able to import them into Logos. I cant tell you if that is possible (or legal). NOTE: In all likelihood, you would lose things such as page numbers and hyperlinks, although you could add them in manually (which would be very time consuming). Scripture would automatically be hyperlinked though.

Drew Sartorius:
b) if there is a package within Logos that is the equivalent of the Preaching Library.

Do you have a list of resources you could copy & paste? PDF?

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Drew Sartorius | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2013 10:59 AM

Here is what is included in the Preacher's Library:
52 New Testament Sermon Starters
A Complete Guide to Sermon Delivery
A Minister's Treasury of Funeral & Memorial Messages
A Treasury of Great Preaching
A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons
An All-Round Ministry
Anointed Expository Preaching
Barbed Arrows
Bible Illustrations Series
Criswell's Guidebook for Pastors
Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations
Expository Preaching
Feathers for Arrows
For the Work of the Ministry
Fresh Illustrations
Handbook of Contemporary Preaching
How to Prepare Sermons and Gospel Addresses
Lectures on Preaching
Lectures on the History of Preaching
Lectures to my Students
Letters to Timothy
My Sermon Notes
Preaching From Paul
Principle Preaching
Sermon Illustrations from the Bible
Sermons & Addresses
Sound Biblical Preaching
Spurgeon's Farm Sermons
Spurgeon's Sermons
Standard Sermon Starters
Steps to the Sermon
The Art of Alliterated Sermons
The Making of the Sermon
The Pastor's Wedding Manual
The Sermon
The Star Book for Ministers
The Vance Havner Sermon Sparklers
Till He Come
Bible Humor Top Seven Lists
Cantrell's Concepts - Practical Preaching Preparation
Cantrell's Splendid Sermon Starters
Funeral Sermons and Outlines
Homiletical Handbook
Lord Teach Us to Pray
New Cyclopaedia of Prose Illustrations
Pearls for Practical Preaching
Preaching Illustrations Vol.1
Today's Best Illustrations
Today's Best Illustrations
Toolbox for [Busy] Pastors
Vance Havner Notebook
Vance Havner Quotebook
English Standard Version
GOD'S Word Translation (GWT)
Holman Christian Standard Bible
King James Version
La Biblia de las Américas
Moffatt's New Testament (MOF)
New American Standard Bible
New International Version (NIV) 2011
New Living Translation
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Revised Standard Version Bible (RSV)
The American Standard Version
The Amplified Bible
The Message
The New Testament in Modern English
Weymouth's New Testament (WEY)
Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
An Expositon of the Sermon on the Mount
Bible Biography Series: Joseph
Edersheim's Life and Times of Jesus
Expository Survey of the Scriptures
Figures of Speech Used in the Bible
Hebrew Syntax
Syntax of Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek
Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon
The Life of Christ
Topics Bundle
Was Christ Born in Bethlehem?
Thompson Chain-Reference Study Bible
Adam Clarke Commentary
An Exposition of Hebrews
Analytical Bible Expositor
Barnes' Notes on the Old Testament
Barnes Notes: New Testament
Bible Background Commentary
Bible Background New Testament Commentary
Bible Exposition New Testament Commentary
Bible Exposition Old Testament Commentary
Bible History: Old Testament
Bible Knowledge Commentary
Bible Reader's Companion
Bullinger's Commentary on Revelation
Commentary on Matthew
Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans
Commentary on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians
Explore Biblical Geneologies
Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans
Expository Pulpit Series - Romans
Gleanings in Exodus
Gleanings in Genesis
Gleanings in Joshua
Gleanings in the Godhead
Handfuls on Purpose
Hard Sayings of the Bible
Hitchcock's Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible
Hodge's Commentary on 1 Corinthians
Hodge's Commentary on 2 Corinthians
Hodge's Commentary on Ephesians
Hodge's Commentary on Romans
Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary
Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary
John Wesley's Commentary
Key Word Commentary
Luther's Commentary on Galatians
Matthew Poole's Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible
Practical Illustrations
Practical Illustrations
Practical Illustrations
Practical Illustrations
Preacher's Outline and Sermon Bible Commentary: Romans
The Apocalypse
The Expositor's Dictionary of Texts
The Teacher's Commentary
Training of the Twelve
Treasures from Judges
Treasury Of David
Ultimate Bible Outline Book
Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the NT
Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the OT
Word Pictures in the New Testament
Word Pictures in the New Testament: Concise Edition
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
Easton's Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Figures of Speech Used in the Bible
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Nave's Topics
Practical Word Studies in the New Testament
Smith's Bible Dictionary
Strong's Talking Greek and Hebrew Dictionary
Synonyms of the New Testament
Synonyms of the Old Testament
The New Topical Textbook
Vincent's Word Study in the New Testament
What Does the Bible Say About..
Around the Wicket Gate
The Soul Winner
A Hebrew-English Lexicon of the Old Testament
American Quotations/Great American Documents
AMG's Encyclopedia of Bible Facts
Bible Lands Map Set
Dore's Woodcuts
Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World
Encyclopedia of Jesus' Life & Time
Encyclopedia of World Religions, Cults & the Occult
Historical Geography of the Holy Land
Manners and Customs of Bible Lands
Photographs of Israel, the Holy Land
The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thompson Chain-Ref Bible Companion
Thompson Chain-Reference Bible Photo Library
Where'd That Come From?
Practical Wisdom For Pastors
Answers to Pastor's FAQs
Commenting and Commentaries
The Minirth Guide For Christian Counselors
What the Bible Says to the Minister
All of Grace
Complete Works of Arminius
Creeds of Christendom
Dark Night of the Soul
Finney's Systematic Theology
Grace
Holiness
Institutes of the Christian Religion
Know What You Believe
Know Who You Believe
Know Why You Believe
Luther's 95 Theses
Luther's Larger and Smaller Catechism
Major Bible Themes
Orthodoxy
Prepared Defense
Sketches of Jewish Social Life
St. Paul the Traveler and Roman Citizen
Systematic Theology
The Existence and Attributes of God
The Fundamentals
The Great Doctrines of the Bible
The History of the Christian Church
The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia
The Temple
The Works of Philo
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
Be A Motivational Leader
Be A People Person
Be All You Can Be
Be The Leader You Were Meant To Be
Complete Book of Everyday Christianity
Complete Works of EM Bounds on Prayer
Complete Works of Josephus
Confessions of St Augustine
Disciplemaker's Handbook
Enchiridion on Faith Hope and Love
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Grace Abounding to the Chief of All Sinners
How to Apply the Bible
How To Pray
Humility
Imago Christi
In His Steps
John Ploughman's Talks
Paradise Lost
Paradise Regained
Pilgrim's Progress
Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda
The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life
The God of All Comfort
The Holy War
The Imitation of Christ
The Practice of the Presence of God
YFC's Practical Christianity
A Handbook for Engaged Couples
A Handbook for Married Couples
When the Vow Breaks
Butler's Daily Bible Reading
Facts of the Matter
From Generation to Generation
Lectionary
Spurgeon's Morning and Evening
Streams in the Desert
Two Thousand and Ten Choice Quotations in Poetry and Prose
12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching
Engaging Exposition
A Primer on Biblical Preaching

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Kevin Maples | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2013 11:08 AM

I have WORDsearch. There is no comparison to Logos when it comes to functionality. If you buy the books in WORDsearch, you will have little more than the equivalent of PDF copies. You will be able to read the books and make a few notes and conduct a basic search, but compared to the power of the Logos platform it is extremely limited.

I don't know how costs compares or if Logos has all of the books you need, but if you already use Logos, I would highly recommend that you purchase the books in Logos, even if they cost you more. That is just my opinion, from someone who has both. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2013 11:16 AM

Drew - Unfortunately, I saw a number of resources which aren't in any of the cheaper base packages, and a few that Logos doesn't even offer.

Have you spoken with your prof to see if there are any exemptions?

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Drew Sartorius | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2013 11:34 AM

I have tried contacting the school as a whole, but I haven't got a reply yet. I won't know who the instructor is until a few days before the class starts and I would prefer to not wait that long. Seeing as the class is an intro to homiletics class, I highly doubt 90% of the books included will be used. I think my best bet might be finding a few that overlap between Logos and WORDsearch and buying the Logos version individually. Thanks for the help!

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WR82 | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2013 12:50 PM

Hey Drew,  what school are you attending?  Just curious...

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2013 4:18 PM

Drew:

It's possible to convert WorsSearch format to Logos by way of a PDF to Docx. I've done it on a few resources from WordSearch's little brother, BibleExplorer. But that resource list would take you 300 million years and, as alabama24 (RTR!) said, you would not have a lot of Logos functionality.

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elnwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2013 4:56 PM

Why the rush? Is there any reason to figure it out right now? I would wait until you can contact the instructor to find out exactly which books you need.

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Drew Sartorius | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2013 4:14 AM

I am attending Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. The only reason I am so rushed to get this done is because the assignment that would be due at the end of the class (preaching and recording a sermon) will have to be done by week 3 since I already have a preaching date scheduled. I have about 8 weeks until I preach, so I would like to get the resources ASAP and basically start my class early on my own.

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elnwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2013 9:00 AM

I see.

Usually for those kind of classes, it's not a requirement to have the sermon preached at a church service, i.e. you could simply preach it in a classroom on a Saturday afternoon with a handful of people in attendance. I would recommend doing your sermon towards the end of the term. I think it kind of defeats the purpose of learning in the class and integrating it into your preaching if your final project is complete by week three of a sixteen week semester. You'll probably get a better grade too.

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2013 9:38 AM

Drew Sartorius:
I am attending Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

I would guess that the requirement for WORDsearch is due to its built in comprehensive sermon organizer and word processor. The word processor generates html flies which are portable and easily submitted for grading.

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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Kevin Maples | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2013 1:08 PM

Paul Golder:
The word processor generates html flies which are portable and easily submitted for grading.

Can't you do the same with Microsoft Word?

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2013 1:33 PM

Kevin Maples:

Paul Golder:
The word processor generates html flies which are portable and easily submitted for grading.

Can't you do the same with Microsoft Word?

Obviously you can, hence the design philosophy of Logos.

Although one does gain an interactive relationship using the internal WS word processor that would be harder to achieve with Word.

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2013 6:00 PM

Paul Golder:

Kevin Maples:

Paul Golder:
The word processor generates html flies which are portable and easily submitted for grading.

Can't you do the same with Microsoft Word?

Obviously you can, hence the design philosophy of Logos.

Although one does gain an interactive relationship using the internal WS word processor that would be harder to achieve with Word.

What does the underscore mean? You lost me on that one....

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Kevin Maples | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2013 6:27 PM

Paul Golder:
Obviously you can, hence the design philosophy of Logos.

Good point about the differing philosophies of WORDsearch and Logos. 

Paul Golder:
Although one does gain an interactive relationship using the internal WS word processor that would be harder to achieve with Word.

I haven't used that feature in WORDsearch, so I don't really know how interactive it is. I doubt that it would be enough to justify using WORDsearch instead of Logos. 

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2013 6:59 PM

Kevin Maples:

Paul Golder:
Obviously you can, hence the design philosophy of Logos.

Good point about the differing philosophies of WORDsearch and Logos. 

Paul Golder:
Although one does gain an interactive relationship using the internal WS word processor that would be harder to achieve with Word.

I haven't used that feature in WORDsearch, so I don't really know how interactive it is. I doubt that it would be enough to justify using WORDsearch instead of Logos. 

If you have never used it how do you know? isn't that like saying "I don't like corvettes because they handle terribly, but I have never driven one." - ?

[where's LaRosa?, he needs to comment here...........]

 

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Kevin Maples | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2013 7:12 PM

Room4more:
If you have never used it how do you know?

I just haven't been impressed at all with WORDsearch. So I'm not interested in trying anything else in it. I'm sticking with Logos. 

BTW: How did you know I've never driven a corvette? Smile

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