Logos Bible Software (Verbum)

Logos Bible Software is a digital library application designed for electronic Bible study. In addition to basic eBook functionality, it includes extensive resource linking, note-taking functionality, and linguistic analysis for study of the Bible both in translation and in its original languages. It is developed by Faithlife Corporation. Logos Bible resource catalog includes more than 43,000 titles related to the Bible from 200 publishers, including Baker, Bantam, Catholic University of America Press, Eerdmans, Harvest House, Merriam Webster, Moody Press, Oxford University Press, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, and Zondervan. Logos also recently published its own Lexham Bible Reference series, featuring new scholarship on the original Biblical languages. (edited from Wikipedia)

Application Details:

Version: 9
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.18-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Same as previous, unless noted in Does Not Work section

What does not

Read Aloud crashes when System Narrator is used. Some resources do not crash if sapi is installed via winetricks - but does not play.

Video Resources crash - using Louis Lenders override workaround from Logos 8 prevents the crash, but no longer plays video

Printing no longer works - seems to be the same issue that was resolved in Logos 8

Indexing only works with setting Logosindexer.exe to Vista, the AutoComplete function of the indexer will eventually crash if set to other than Vista.

Program Updates whether run in app or via .exe or .msi delete data and do not always update to the current version. Resource updates have not seemed to cause this issue at all.


Mentioned above

What was not tested

Some of the less mentioned features

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

This is Logos 9.9 running on Kubuntu 21.10

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.10 "Kinetic" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 10 20227.18-stagingYes Yes YesSilverFrank Sauer 
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20227.0-rc5-stagingYes Yes YesSilverFrank Sauer 
ShowUbuntu 21.10 "Impish" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 11 20216.19-stagingYes Yes YesSilverFrank Sauer 
CurrentUbuntu 21.10 "Impish" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 11 20216.19-stagingYes Yes YesSilverFrank Sauer 
ShowUbuntu 21.04 "Hirsute" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 11 20216.17Yes Yes YesSilverJohn Goodman 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
47837 Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) has graphics glitches UNCONFIRMED View
47905 Logos 8 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app) fails to play media (crashes in MF/EVR) NEW View
47922 Logos 8/9 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app) crashes when using 'Read Aloud / System Narrator' on selected passage NEW View
49767 Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7 app): All existing resources are deleted during app update NEEDINFO View
49920 wine: could not load, and more RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
50227 Logos 8.x - 9.x Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) indexer crashes NEW View
52379 Logos 9 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app) crash when opening Faithlife assistant AI tool NEEDINFO View
52380 Logos Bible Software (.NET app) menus glitching, flickering and not showing UNCONFIRMED View
52778 Logos Bible Software: Crash on Read Attempt UNCONFIRMED View
52943 Logos 9 crashes with stack overflow? UNCONFIRMED View
53317 Logos 9: Crash When Indexing: Invalid String Format UNCONFIRMED View
53580 Logos 9 Bible Software printing doesn't work in Win10 mode UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Installation Guide - updated for Logos 9 and Wine 7

Please communicate with us on telegram. Support and shared files on the Running Logos Bible Software on Linux group found at - 

If you just want it to work please use wasta or the ferion11 script
as many hours have been spent to make those as painless and easy as
possible - enjoy.

The app is a bit like kindle in so much as the engine is free but the resources cost so there is a free download. Unlike kindle it has many advanced research features and books link together etc. The main app is free but there are paid features, resources and subscriptions. To use the app you need a free account It uses a downloader app which doesn't work with wine. The actual msi link is (change version number for latest version).

If you are looking to get Logos working on Linux there are 2 easy choices, a legacy option and manual instructions below:

  1. Installation script for 64bit Logos 9 use the bash install script with nice gui:
    Usually it is necessary to install some dependancies with your distros package manager: e.g. sudo apt install samba (sometimes contains winbind), winbind, cabextract, libjpeg8
  2. Packages for Ubuntu are available from wasta (now updated to Logos 9) these are considered stable and can be used for offline installation. Also provides a separate wine version from system for longer term stability details here:
  3. **Legacy wasta packages support offline installation 32bit Logos 8 see the google doc guide
  4. Manually install wine and configure everything yourself
    1. Install wine 7 or newer
    2. winetricks corefonts
    3. winetricks settings fontsmooth=rgb
    4. winetricks dotnet48 (might need to run using wine 5.11
    5. winetricks settings renderer=gdi (you might need to set the reg key manually
    6. Install the Logos.msi download but don't run it.
    7. wine64 reg add "HKCU\\Software\\Wine\\AppDefaults\\LogosIndexer.exe" /v Version /t REG_SZ /d vista /f
    8. Run Logos

Manual instructions for 32bit - Please use 64bit where possible because 32bit is deprecated by faithlife.

enable multi-arch on an amd64 system:
dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

Download and install the winehq repository key:

wget -nc
sudo apt-key add winehq.key

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list to add wine repos with: for other versions see:

Ubuntu (change focal according to the version you have installed)

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb focal main'

sudo apt-get update

Choose wine (6.4 devel known to work)
sudo apt-get install wine-staging winetricks winbind patch cabextract

Set up 64 or 32 bit wine bottle:
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos sh winetricks arch=32 prefix=$HOME/ .wine-logos -q dotnet48 corefonts fontsmooth=rgb drr=gdi win7

click "Cancel" to avoid installation of Mono and Gecko neither are needed. (may take 30mins to finish even on a fast machine with ssd)

drr=gdi has been buggy in winetricks due to a change in the way the reg key was changed. Newer versions of winetricks should do it correctly but if you get graphical glitches (more likely on older hardware) then you can edit the registry accordingly.


run Logos x32 download from (or x64) the latest version number can be found from the forum at

WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ msiexec /i $HOME/Downloads/Logos-x64.msi

run Logos
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ wine64 $HOME/.wine-logos/drive_c/users/$USER/Local\ Settings/Application\ Data/Logos/Logos.exe

"Download your Logos Library" - it is recommended to choose minimal install and download the rest later.
"Downloading resources" (could take hrs)
"Preparing Library" (probs a few mins)
"Indexing" (could take a couple of hours depending on library size and hardware)

To enable/disable Logos own verbose logging which can be useful for any troubleshooting:
On: wine64 reg add "HKCU\\\\Software\\\\Logos4\\\\Logging" /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0001 /f
Off: wine64 reg add "HKCU\\\\Software\\\\Logos4\\\\Logging" /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0000 /f


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by Derrick on Sunday September 18th 2022, 15:04
"Main Toolbar (panels, options, settings, shortcuts): Works, but after using a selection like Docs – the Toolbar will “blink” when trying to access it again *** New to Versions of Logos from 9.10 onwards (not a regression in wine)"

A workaround for some of these is to use the keyboard shortcuts. However, I had to press and hold the keyboard shortcuts for the menu items to open. So press and hold alt-O for Docs, alt-G for Guides, and alt-T for Tools. Unfortunately, alt-A doesn't work for the Layouts.
passage guide error
by Anthony Zurlo on Wednesday August 31st 2022, 14:27
wine 7.16

Open passage guide. Select any particular text, especially one that calls up more than a dozen resources, and upon trying to open the commentaries list logos crashes.

terminal output:
How Long?
by Andy on Wednesday May 12th 2021, 21:11
How long should it take to be fully installed? It ran for almost 24 hours and still wasn't done.
The program ran fine once open, but the terminal window just kept going and going and going....
Then something happened, the term closed and Logos closed and I have nothing to indicate it installed.
What happened?
RE: How Long?
by John Goodman on Thursday May 13th 2021, 4:06
I'd need a bit more info to help you... What version of Logos are you using? What version of Linux, of wine etc? Please join us on for support.