Everybody knows I love my BibleWorks. I've yet to do a full review of BW8 (epic FAIL on me), which I also love....
But here's one of the many things to love about BibleWorks: unmatched value. Check this chart as to the cost of BW from 1992-2009:
And in that time, the value and contents of BibleWorks has steadily risen. BW programmer Mike Bushnell says that the contents have increased fifty-fold over that time period.
If your pastor doesn't have it, Christmas is coming up. He'll love you forever.
Or, anyway, should.
I'm quite serious about that. You — church-member, deacon-board member, elder-board member — could hardly make a better investment of a few C-notes than to buy your pastor BibleWorks.
I respect Logos, am glad I have it, and use it daily.
But I love BibleWorks. It is a mind-boggling wealth of resources for a really decent price. It's fast, it's sleek, it's massively powerful. It gets you right into the text.
The single feature I love best is the marginal note feature. I have always been a Bible-noter. One of my earliest Bibles was an Oxford wide-margin KJV; later, a wide-margin Greek NT.
With BibleWorks, it's marginal notes on steroids, with a super-exo-suit, spinach, and a Scooby snack. It's a full-featured word processor that flicks instantly with a mouseover, and saves automatically when the mouse moves to the next verse. Load Greek, Hebrew, URLs, thoughts, quotations from Logos... bam, just like that.
If your pastor is a Bible-preacher, and doesn't have BibleWorks, he needs it.
If he isn't a Bible-preacher... what are you doing there, again?