📚 50+ Logos Recommended Resources [Updated List]

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It’s not the plane, it’s the pilot

In Top Gun: Maverick there is a repeated mantra: It’s not the plane, it’s the pilot.

Logos is an incredible tool for learning, Bible study, and ministry. Yet, Logos is only as good as the resources inside of it. It’s not Logos, it’s the resources.

If you want the best commentaries and dictionaries to appear in your Logos searches, they need to be in your libary.

One of the strengths of Logos is its vast catalog. When I began building my library, I wanted someone to tell me which resources were most helpful to them in their ministry, sermon prep, and personal Bible study. This is where I want to offer you help.

Here’s the most important principal when choosing resources: You want to invest in great reference tools you will utilize over and over again for years to come.

The Six Resource Categories to Priortize

The best way to build the ideal Logos library is to begin by thinking through categories and then selecting the top resources. Here are the six categories to prioritize, in no certain order:

  1. Bible dictionaries
  2. Theological dictionaries
  3. Commentaries
  4. Systematic + Biblical Theologies
  5. Greek / Hebrew Texts + Lexicons
  6. Other reference resources (study bibles, favorite books, etc.)

What resources do I recommend in these categories? I’m glad you asked!

👉 My full list of recommended resources is listed conveniently on Logos.com!1 They are organized by category to make it easy find whatever you are looking for.

My recommended Logos resource list includes titles like :

  • New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (NDBT)
  • Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
  • NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible Notes (NIVBTSB)
  • Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary
  • The IVP Bible Dictionaries (8 vols.)
  • An Old Testament Theology

Discounts are always happening with Logos. You can read about ongoing discounts here. Also, if you sign up for my newsletter I’ll keep you posted on special discounts and sales Logos is running on my favorite resources and any free books they are giving away.

Don’t Sleep on Logos Base Packages

The most cost-effective way to get resources in Logos is with a base package. A base package is the foundation you want to start with and build on. Logos offers everything from academic and denominational packages to starter or other general packages. If you want help choosing a base package, read my Logos Buyer’s Guide.

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Seminary Students

  • Logos 10 Gold
  • Academic Essentials


  • Logos 10 Platinum
  • Logos 10 Reformed Gold


  • ESV Study Bible
  • CSB Study Bible
  • NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible Notes (NIVBTSB
  • The IVP Bible Background Commentary
  • An Introduction to the New Testament by D.A Carson and Douglas Moo

Bible Dictionaries

  • The New Bible Dictionary, 3rd ed.
  • Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary
  • IVP Bible Dictionary Series


  • New Bible Commentary
  • Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by G.K. Beale
  • Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by D.A. Carson
  • Exegetical Summaries
  • Pillar New Testament Commentaries
  • ESV Expository Commentary Series
  • Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series
  • New International Commentary NT and OT Series
  • New International Greeek Testament Commentary Series
  • Baker Commentary on the New Testament
  • NIV Application Commentary Series
  • New American Commentary Series

Systematic Theology

  • Short Studies in Systematic Theology Series
  • Faithful Theology: An Introduction (Short Studies in Systematic Theology) by Graham Cole
  • The Trinity: An Introduction (Short Studies in Systematic Theology) by Scott Swain
  • Atonement: An Introduction (Short Studies in Systematic Theology) by Jeremy Treat
  • Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage by Gavin Ortlund
  • A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology by Kelly Kapic
  • Christian Theology: The Biblical Story and Our Faith by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson
  • Guidebook for Instruction in the Christian Religion by Herman Bavinck
  • Reformed Dogmatics, Abridged in One Volume by Herman Bavinck
  • Reformed Dogmatics (4 vols.) by Herman Bavinck
  • Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
  • Foundations of Evangelical Theology

Biblical Theology

  • God’s Kingdom through God’s Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology by Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum
  • The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story by Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen
  • New Studies in Biblical Theology
  • God’s Kingdom through God’s Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology by Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum
  • A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New by G.K. Beale
  • The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments by Tom Schreiner
  • An Old Testament Theology by Bruce Waltke
  • God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts
  • According to Plan by Graeme Goldsworthy
  • The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God by G.K. Beale
  • Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible by Stephen G Dempster

Theological Dictionaries

  • New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
  • Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
  • Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible

Biblical Languages

  • BDAG
  • NIDNTTE - New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis

Other Favorite Resources

  • Knowing God by J. I. Packer
  • What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
  • Basic Christianity by John Stott
  • On The Incarnation by Athanasius
  • Christian Essentials Series
  • The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology by Jeremy Treat
  • Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund
  • Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin
  • Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis
  • The Cross of Christ by John Stott
  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer
  • Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen
  • The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance by Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter
  • The Book of Pastoral Rule by St. Gregory the Great
  • Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  • Making Sense of God: Finding God in the Modern World by Timothy Keller
  • The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
  • Telling a Better Story: How to Talk about God in a Skeptical Age by Joshua D. Chatraw
  • Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion by Rebecca McLaughli
  • Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel by Russell D Moore
  • Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution by Carl R. Trueman
  • The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution by Carl R. Trueman
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