Jonathan Griffiths

This review was written by Jonathan Griffiths and last updated on September 2, 2014

  Who it's for

users of Logos Bible Software 5, pastors, church leaders

  Details

  • Price: $225
  • Publisher: Morris Proctor Seminars / Logos Bible Software
  • Format: DVD-ROM (PC or Mac)
  • Length: 8 hours
Camp Logos, an 8-hour DVD-ROM training seminar, is designed for users of Logos Bible Software 5. Users will learn timesaving ways to achieve the tasks needed in their studies, and will learn more about the capabilities of the program and how to effectively use those tools to teach and preach with more clarity, insight and confidence.

Several years ago, we reviewed Logos Bible Software 4 and highly recommended it for serious Bible study. Since that time, the latest iteration has arrived, bringing feature parity between the PC and Mac versions, and adding many great new features, such as an interactive timeline, clause searching, sermon starter guides and much more.

As with any program of this nature, it can be easy to start using the software and enjoy the obvious features but miss the depth and power of the tool. Now, a year after the initial launch, a new release of the popular Camp Logos training material has just come out, and it is a great investment for all people who use Logos Bible Software in their studies.

For over a decade, Morris Proctor has been leading seminars to help users get the most out of their investment in Logos software. The costs and/or time involved with travel have restricted a lot of users from attending in person, so the company decided to make the training available on DVD-ROM. The three discs in this collection contain over 8 hours of training, covering the functionality of the home page, how to organize your library, searching techniques, customizing study guides, getting the most from the timeline tool, and much more.

The sections are broken down into shorter videos, mostly ranging from between 2 and 15 minutes. This makes it easy to stop and start training at your own pace, and also allows you to jump into areas you need help with now, instead of watching the whole seminar from the beginning.

The training is clear and thorough, and will be extremely useful for beginners, though there are enough power-user tricks to satisfy longtime Logos users, too. As each presentation is made, screen captures show the work happening within Logos. It is best if you have a second computer on which to run the DVD-ROM so that you can follow along in your own Logos installation, though it is not required that you do it this way.

Overall, I think this is a great investment for anyone using Logos, most specifically the latest release of the program. Not only will you learn timesaving ways to achieve the tasks needed in your studies, but also you will learn more about the capabilities of the program and how to effectively use those tools to teach and preach with more clarity, insight and confidence.

Want to watch an excerpt of a Camp Logos training session? Click here.

Reviewed by: Jonathan Griffiths, lead pastor of Cornerstone Worship Center (Nampa Foursquare Church) in Nampa, Idaho