03 November 2009

BibleWorks 8 + module sale!

by Dan Phillips

If you don't own BibleWorks, (A) you really should, particularly if you're a pastor; and (B) you should know they're having a sale for the next ten days Order BibleWorks for the first time, plus one module, and you receive $30 off.

Just buy it through their webstore and use the coupon code TENFRIEND, and Bob's your mother's brother.

As I confessed, I've an overdue review of BW8 in the works. The short version: I love it, I heartily recommend it, it simply is the most serious Bible tools you can get for the money.

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Scott said...

"you should have one"

Easy for some to say. Many of us would love something like this but need to feed our four children with that $350 instead. But thanks for the info. Sounds like a great deal.

DJP said...

"Should" not in the sense of "You are morally obliged and, if you refuse, you are in sin and should hang your head in shame," but in the sense of "It is such a wonderful tool that, if you can wisely afford to get it, it'd be great for you to do so."

I don't know any comparable tool or anything where $350 gets an exegete more powerful tools.

When I get around to my review, I'm going to hammer on churches to consider this as a Christmas gift for their pastor. It would be completely selfish. They'd benefit.

jladd said...

So if you have the cash to get this or Logos 4 Scholar, which one do you get?

DJP said...

That's a tough question, Ladd; it's the one that gets asked often.

My first answer is what probably everyone would answer: it depends on what you want to do. In a sense, though both are Bible software programs, they're not exactly in competition. Their aim is different.

HSAT, I'll give you a straight answer. If it were me, if I knew what I know of both programs, if for some reason I lost both and faced the precise choice you pose: I'd get BW8.

Then I'd immediately start saving for Logos 4.

But I'd get BW8 because it gets me right into the text, with powerful Greek and Hebrew tools and an array of resources that is staggering for the price.

And I dearly, dearly love the capacity to enter fully-formatted notes on each and every verse, notes which instantly pop up simply by pointing a cursor at the verse. I've been an inveterate note-taker since my first days in the faith, and remain the same.

So there's your straight answer.