Business Reform, Vol 3, No 2, p. 48
Bible Study Library
Logos Research Systems
I can’t think of a better product that fits as well as this one does into the theme of this issue. The Bible Study Library from Logos Research Systems, as far as saving you time, is the most efficient Bible study and devotional tool that I know of on the market today. With over a hundred Bibles and Bible reference tools all within the small amount of hard drive this system utilizes, you will also save your shoulders – you’d need a wheelbarrow to carry all of this information around were it in printed form. After installation, all it takes to move from numerous Bible translations to commentaries to devotional aids to maps of the holy land are a few moments – I was very impressed with the overall speed of the software, even as it worked within the rusty canals of my dinosaur of a laptop. And as far as practical application for today’s businessperson goes – this system is perfect for business trips, personal devotions and study at the office, and I can’t help but think that if your pastor wouldn’t kick you out of the service for pulling out your laptop during his sermon, the Bible cross-referencing features would be great for instant assessment of the good reverend’s hermeneutical skills.
The problems include a rather vague approach to installation directions. It took us a while to figure out exactly how to install the series of disks. Also, the only way to learn how to use the system is to mess around with it on your own. For the computer illiterate, the system may take a little while to get used to. I prefer to have a manual in hand as I journey into even the most simplistic of technological landscapes, but to its credit, the system does include a sort of "guide you as you go" series of pop-up windows that remain until you disable them. Also the system is a little pricey, retailing at around $250.
Overall, I recommend this software to anyone who has the money to spend and is comfortable carrying that much convenience and information around at his or her disposable. Poverty stricken knowledge-phobes be warned.
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