Church Fathers commentary on the gospels now going for $16, do I hear $14??

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Apr 11 2010 9:21 PM

I realize this is not Mac related, but I know there are some Mac users who only read the Mac forums, and I didn't want you to miss out on this great deal. All Logos resources work on the Mac too, so it's relevant, eh?

The Catena Aurea (a multi-volume commentary on the Gospels with original text by various Church Fathers, collated and with prefaces by Thomas Aquinas) has recently been pushed over the 100% mark in Community Pricing. That means it is definitely going to be produced. It will go into pre-pub as of this Friday at noon, after which point the price will jump up to a pre-pub price of probably somewhere between $60-90 and then once it ships it will be probably twice that.

Thus getting it while it's still in Community Pricing is an amazing deal. It is currently $16. If you bid $16 for it before Friday noon (Pacific Time), you are guaranteed to get it for that price or lower if the price goes lower between now and Friday. You never pay more than the lowest price necessary to bring it into production. If you don't bid, or your bid remains lower than the final production price at the close of the CP period, you're out of luck. The price will go lower as more people bid. There is a good chance we can get it down to $14 since it has currently reached about 90% of production cost for $14. (Once they pay for the cost of producing it, all further sales are frosting on the cake for them, so they're willing to go as low as we can push it for the production cost.)

How low can we go? Stay out of limbo. Buy the Catena Aurea! Smile

http://www.logos.com/communitypricing/details/5216

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Scott Yip | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 11 2010 11:31 PM

Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful post. I understand the resource is a classic and the current price is really amazing. But with no disrespect for the Logos, what are the real advantages and usefulness if I plug this into the Logos platform? You know, I can get it free on the internet.....

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 11 2010 11:45 PM

Scott, Yip:

Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful post. I understand the resource is a classic and the current price is really amazing. But with no disrespect for the Logos, what are the real advantages and usefulness if I plug this into the Logos platform? You know, I can get it free on the internet.....

It would act as a commentary in Logos:

  1. You could sync it with a Bible
  2. It would show up in the Passage Guide

Plus, it would have the features of all other Logos books:

  1. It would show up in library search results (this is a big one)
  2. It would be available to you offline, 
  3. It would be easier to navigate than the web version
  4. It would be tagged and hot-linkable,
  5. You could embed notes into it
  6. You could create Clippings files from it
  7. You could add links to it in your Logos Favortites

Are the advantages really that mysterious? I enjoy lots of public domain books in Logos for all these reasons.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 11 2010 11:50 PM

Scott, Yip:
what are the real advantages and usefulness if I plug this into the Logos platform?

In L3 I had converted two Gospel's worth of Catena Aurea into notes that could link directly to the Gospel text. That direct linking was, in itself, very useful - I didn't waste time checking the divisions in the Gospel against the divisions in the Catena. If I saw a note marker, I knew that was the next break. I'm hoping that Logos will also link the excerpts to their original context - that would be very valuable. And, of course, the web access doesn't give you the search abilities of Logos nor the ability to attach notes to it. ...Others can probably double this list of advantages.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 12 2010 1:40 AM

Thanks Rosie 

I had skipped that post in the recent activities however I have committed to a com price now thanks to your efforts

tootle pip

Mike

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