500 Book Mega Pack for $500

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Glenn Airoldi (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2015 11:33 PM

Thank you all for the thoughtful discussion.  I wanted to reassure you that your feedback is not falling on deaf ears.  The "New to You" feature is quite recent, and we're still rolling that out across the balance of the collections we sell.  We do have some very good designs that may allow us to "nest" resources within parent collections on these types of pages, and hope to have that working sometime in 2016.  The question of "count" is a tricky one that we've spent considerable energy on, and that we also have a solid plan to improve on in the coming year.

We're proud of what the team was able to assemble in this year's Mega Pack.  We hope many of you find value in it well beyond it's discounted price and are able to enjoy the significant contribution to your library.

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Todd Hinton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 5:19 AM

Thank you Mark.  

I am not referring to the long term Library builders currently being offered, rather the very short-lived Library Builders offered a few years ago (2006-2007).  See the attached link from the Logos Wiki.  Those were great values (even though I missed the offering in 2007).

https://wiki.logos.com/Library_Builder 

The Package offering you refer to above is still filled with public domain titles.There is still no comparison in my opinion

Respectfully, 

Todd

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Todd Hinton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 5:35 AM

Thank you Mark.  

I am not referring to the long term Library builders currently being offered, rather the very short-lived Library Builders offered a few years ago (2006-2007).  See the attached link from the Logos Wiki.  Those were great values (even though I missed the offering in 2007).

https://wiki.logos.com/Library_Builder 

The Package offering you refer to above is still filled with public domain titles.There is still no comparison in my opinion

Respectfully, 

Todd

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 5:50 AM

Todd Hinton:
There is still no comparison in my opinion

I agree that they're completely different packages, and those Library Builders offered great value. Interesting, I didn't buy either of them, partly because there was no dynamic discount in those days, so everyone had to pay full price (I had about half the volumes already).

I think the modern equivalent to those Library Builders are the many base packages which are available all year around. They have a similar discount level to the Library Builders, and dynamic pricing makes them better value (IMO) than even the Library Builders were back in 2006-7.

What I personally like about the Mega Packs is that they include a lot of resources from outside the base packages.

Ultimately, I don't mind whether or not they're public domain works or copyrighted works. There are plenty of copyrighted works not worth reading, and plenty of public domain works that are well worth studying and pondering in depth.

For me, the Mega Pack includes some real treasures (particularly Bonar), and I was happy to add it to my library. Not everyone will feel the same, which is why Logos have such a wide range of resources, I guess.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 8:09 AM

Mark Barnes:
For me, the Mega Pack includes some real treasures (particularly Bonar), and I was happy to add it to my library. Not everyone will feel the same, which is why Logos have such a wide range of resources, I guess

Ok, I'll bite.  The Bonar Collection brings me pretty close to my dynamic cost for the pack.  Can you tell me why it's worth it to me?

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 8:43 AM

Mark Barnes:
There are plenty of copyrighted works not worth reading, and plenty of public domain works that are well worth studying and pondering in depth.

Very true. Yes

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 9:33 AM

TCBlack:
Ok, I'll bite.  The Bonar Collection brings me pretty close to my dynamic cost for the pack.  Can you tell me why it's worth it to me?

It may be less valuable on your side of the pond. Horatius Bonar was an important figure in the Scottish church, even though we now know his brother Andrew rather better. He's particularly well known for his hymns, and some of his writings are still in print. His writings are important historically, because he was very well known in Scotland, and was part of the group that seceeded from the Church of Scotland to form the Free Church, and because he was one of the big driving forces behind premillenarianism becoming popular in places, and supported Edward Irving.

This list of quotes will give you an idea of his theology and writing style: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/133605.Horatius_Bonar

Some chap called Phil Gons reviewed Bonar's most lasting work on his blog back in 2008.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 9:42 AM

I had not yet decided if I was going to get the series but I finally made the choice to go for it at $1/volume is an excellent value. It is now indexing.

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 11:10 AM

Bruce Dunning:

Mark Barnes:
There are plenty of copyrighted works not worth reading, and plenty of public domain works that are well worth studying and pondering in depth.

Very true. Yes

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For me, there are works I won't bother to read because they're kind of old (I don't have a lot of interest in 19th century historical-critical biblical analysis, for example); yet, there are also works I end up reading simply because they are very old. Age and relevance are weakly correlated, but if something stays around long enough, a reverse correlation sometimes grows.

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 11:43 AM

I always enjoy the opportunity to add many volumes to my expanding Logos 6 library. It has nowhere near caught up to my print library I have on my shelves here at home. But the marvel of it is that I am now getting out of print works that I could not secure from bookstores.

Years ago I made many trips to the Kregel Bookstore and the Baker Book House, both of which then had very extensive second-hand Christian books.

In this 500 Book Mega Pack 2015 I am delighted to get the four volume autobiography of George Mueller. I've had the single-volume biography done by A. T. Pierson, so I'm looking forward to reading the original autobiography. Pastor Norman Douty of East Lansing, Michigan highly commended that resource to me should I ever find it. He and his wife had a huge collection (thousands of volumes) of Christian, especially missionary, biography they had collected over many years.

So, besides the collections listed in the Opening Post, I found many other gems well worth having in this Mega Pack offering.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 12:59 PM

Glenn Airoldi:

Thank you all for the thoughtful discussion.  I wanted to reassure you that your feedback is not falling on deaf ears.  The "New to You" feature is quite recent, and we're still rolling that out across the balance of the collections we sell.  We do have some very good designs that may allow us to "nest" resources within parent collections on these types of pages, and hope to have that working sometime in 2016.  The question of "count" is a tricky one that we've spent considerable energy on, and that we also have a solid plan to improve on in the coming year.

We're proud of what the team was able to assemble in this year's Mega Pack.  We hope many of you find value in it well beyond it's discounted price and are able to enjoy the significant contribution to your library.

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Super Mario | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2016 12:30 PM

I purchased this set and I'm wondering if anyone has the list for the 500 Book Mega Pack, 2015 Edition. I found a page that lists 3 sets and the OP lists a few others. But I actually cannot seem to find a nice way within Logos to look at everything I own other than scrolling, which I find cumbersome and slow, especially since I downloaded all those free Latin resources... I'll have to figure out how to delete those too.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2016 1:10 PM

Dave Kinsella:
But I actually cannot seem to find a nice way within Logos to look at everything I own other than scrolling, which I find cumbersome and slow, especially since I downloaded all those free Latin resources... I'll have to figure out how to delete those too.

I don't have a list of resources, sorry! If you are interested in learning more about the library or related issues, create a new thread and we'd love to help out. Smile

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Fred Robbins | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2016 1:58 PM

Hey Jerome,

Your post brought back many memories of my travels to Kregel and Baker stores. I live in Lansing so it was a short trip. I would always bring home a box of books.

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2016 5:52 PM

Fred,

I also live in Lansing. I, too, used to make regular book hauls from GR.

Lew

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 2 2016 12:48 PM

Those were the days, indeed. I am thankful for all the resources I picked up, both old and new, for they have been a great blessing to me over these many years since. I then drove a little VW Beetle, and filled the back seat with boxes of books, and hauled them back to my apartment in Detroit quite a few times.

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