BibleWorks, BJU, and Logos
During two two-week periods each year Logos lets BJU students buy some of their major packages for 40% off. That time is about to expire. I’m helping Logos get the word out.
I bought the Scholar’s Gold package a little over a year ago, and I am glad I did. I have also purchased several commentary and reference sets. Here’s a complete list of what I’ve purchased, followed by approximate recollections of what I paid:
- Scholar’s Library: Gold ($700)
- Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament ($150)
- The Essential IVP Reference Collection ($80)
- Theological Journal Library 1-10 ($330)
- WEA Theological Resource Library ($18)
- Word Biblical Commentary 58-Volume Set ($250)
- F.W. Farrar, History of Interpretation (ca. $15)
- Craig Blomberg, Interpreting the Parables (ca. $15)
- Adolf Deissmann, Light from the Ancient East (ca. $15)
I have a few major recommendations to make to prospective Bible software buyers:
- Get BibleWorks first, then Logos. My good friends at Logos will not like me for this, but text-level work is primary, not commentaries or even reference works. BibleWorks is for original language exegesis. If you’ve studied Greek (and/or Hebrew), just get it!
- Regarding Logos: get reference works, like commentaries, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. That’s what I think you’ll use, though you may like reading books on your computer screen.
- Add up the value of what you will actually use and see if it exceeds what you’re paying for the package. Compare and contrast various packages.
- Make sure to check out the Theological Journal Library. Buy it from Logos or direct from Galaxie Software. They’ve got a new Internet subscription, too. $50 a year. Not bad.
- Sign up for Rejoice Christian Software’s e-mail list. I don’t know how he gets his deals, but he somehow manages.
BJU students: for more information or to make a purchase, visit: logos.com/academic/bju/spring2008