Verbum Software from Logos
For some time now, I have been a HUGE fan of Logos Bible software. When I first came across Logos, I started out with one of the standard packages; however, I quickly learned that these packages were quite tailored to protestants. I mean, how many books on sermons can a person read? Books filled with sermons, books on how to preach sermons, books on how to write sermons. Then I found out that Logos had a Catholic scripture study package. Unlike the other packages that are really confined to the writings and influences of the past 400-500 years, Logos now offered a package that opened up the previous 1,500 years in an immeasurable way. I quickly switched over to the Catholic Scholar’s Library. Now don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not a scholar but the Logos package deals are just too good to pass up.
Day by day, the Catholic group at Logos headed up by Dr. Andrew Jones is adding Catholic resources. There is no better way to study scripture than to be able to open up the Catechism of the Catholic Church, find a topic and click on the links that take you to the writings of the Early Church Fathers, the various conciliar documents, papal writings and Scripture.
Logos has done a great job redefining their software for Catholic use, but it just got better. Logos just launched Verbum for Catholics. These are special packages that when integrated with Logos version 5 software ensure that our study is in line with Church Tradition relying on 2,000 years worth of Catholic thought and writing. I highly recommend Logos software for anyone wanting to start learning more about their faith. A good overview and critique of Verbum can be found here and here.