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

Versions: Logos version Wine 6.19 Staging

Tested (i.e. completed a task using): (*problems)
Basic Features
   Main Toolbar (panels, options, settings, shortcuts): Works
   Keyboard Shortcuts & Navigation: Works
   About Logos Panel: Works
   Home screen (inc clicking layouts and links): Works
   Library panel: Works   
   Opening and closing resources
      Books: Works
*      Read Aloud with System Narrator: Crash
*      Read Aloud with Audio: Can't see option
*     Audiobooks: Crash on play
*     Videos: Crash on Opening
      New tab panel: Works
   Downloading and indexing new resources: Works
   Factbook: Works
   Search Panel (inc each type of search): Works
*  Printing: Opens, but clicking Print or Printer Properties does nothing
   Draw on Screen: Works
*   Updating - In app update from previous version: (usually deletes user data)
   History: Works
   Themes (Light and Dark Mode): Works

   Notebook: Works
   Passage List: Works
   Reading Plan: Works
   Sermon: Works (Proclaim integration not tested)
   Collections: Works
   Visual Filter: Works
   Wordlist: Works
   Bibliography: Was able to successfully create a new Bibliography from Open resources 
   Canvas: Works
?  Handout: No option Available
  Clippings: Works
   Morph Query Doc: Works
   Prayer List: Works
   Sentence Diagram: Works
   Syntax Search: Works
   Word Find Puzzle: Works

   Information Panel: Works
   Cited By: Works
   Factbook: Works
  Notes: Works
   Text Comparison: Works
   Sermon Manager: Works
   Atlas: Works
   Canvas: As Above
   Highlighting: Works
   Bible Sense Lexicon: Works
   Timeline: Works
*  Faithlife Assistant: Crash on Click
   Media (As in Designing Media tool): Works
   Search: As above
   Copy Bible Verse: Works
   Favourites: Works
   Passage Guide: Works
   Exegetical Guide: Works
   Audio Pronunciations

   Word Study: Works
   Theology Guide: Works
   Topic Guide: Works
   Counseling Guide: Works
   Sermon Starter Guide: Works
   Workflows: Works

What does not

See Items above with asterisk


The work around DLL overrides mentioned in the comments of the Video issues for Logos 8 by Louis Lenders does prevent the crash on opening of Video Resources - it does not allow video to play (with or without Media Foundation installed via winetricks)

Installing sapi via winetricks eliminates some Read Aloud crashes, but does not play audio - only allows the player to appear in the Logos Task Bar

Logos Indexer is able to complete only if the logosindexer.exe is set to Vista in Winecfg - any other setting leads to a crash, as the Indexer never gets past the Autocomplete portion of its function.

What was not tested

Proclaim connectivity

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

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 
CurrentUbuntu 21.10 "Impish" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 11 20216.19-stagingYes Yes YesSilverFrank Sauer 
ShowUbuntu 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.