BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 29, 2018 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Faithlife, a technology and media company serving the Christian market, released Logos Bible Software 8 (Logos 8), the latest version of their acclaimed Bible software. With the bold changes in this latest release, Faithlife hopes to make Bible study a part of every Christian's daily life.
For over 25 years, Logos has been the go-to digital tool for pastors, teachers, professors, and other Christians studying the Bible. "With Logos 8, we wanted to empower anybody in the Church to study the Bible in-depth," said Faithlife CEO Bob Pritchett. "That's why making Logos 8 easier to use was a priority."
In the new release, Logos now includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step Bible study instructions called Workflows. "You just choose the type of study you want to do, like personal devotions or sermon prep, and Logos 8 lays out the books and tools you need each step of the way," explains Phil Gons, Vice President of Bible Study Products. "Experienced users such as teachers, theologians, and professors will appreciate the ability to build and share their own workflows along with many other improvements to more advanced features. Logos 8 has a wide appeal to help all Christians study the Bible."
Search faster and easier
Logos 8 includes a digital library of books and tools needed to accurately and efficiently understand and apply God's Word. You are able to add to and customize your library, making it unique for your individual use. New searchable datasets and extensions take advanced searching to the next level, while search templates bring the power of advanced searching to everyone. Logos 8 delivers more powerful, easier, and faster searching.
Theological study made simple
Logos has been synonymous with "Bible study" for over two decades. Faithlife hopes Logos 8 will open up the theology field to a wider audience. "The Theology Guide makes it easy to understand major theological issues," explains Gons. "When you look up a doctrine like 'atonement,' Logos 8 provides you with a concise overview of the doctrine, surveying various views from across Church history, as well as a diagram, key passages, and recommended reading to learn more. It also looks up the doctrine in your systematic theologies, allowing you to instantly jump to read a variety of perspectives from theologians throughout the history of the Church."
That overview is drawn from a new resource, the Lexham Survey of Theology, a project created by Faithlife specifically for the Theology Guide. It includes contributions from dozens of Christian scholars and theologians including Fred Sanders, Gerald Bray, and John Frame. The result is a massive resource covering 234 separate theological topics.
Create powerful visuals with the Canvas feature
With the new Canvas feature, you can work the biblical text with intuitive tools for breaking down, arranging, and marking up a passage. Pastors and teachers will appreciate the ability to create charts and diagrams summarizing a passage's meaning. And users can share their creations with others with a few clicks.
Logos 8 is designed to help Faithlife fulfill its mission to "use technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible." As CEO Bob Pritchett puts it, "Studying the Bible is a powerful source of spiritual growth for believers, and we believe Logos can help all Christians experience that for themselves."
Logos 8 is now available in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese. To learn more, go to logos.com/why-logos
for details or to purchase.
About Faithlife: Faithlife Corporation, based in Bellingham, Washington, has been using technology to equip the Church to grow in the light of the Bible for more than 25 years. Since 1992, Faithlife has developed multiple tools including an integrated church platform, academic study resources, ebooks, and Logos Bible Software.