L8 weak on Baptist Products

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Nov 2 2018 3:22 PM

I really like the direction FL went with L8- the UI much more logical and I like how it "holds your hand" through various steps.. all great things.  And the libraries for Standard and Reformed are great.  Ive read others raving about Lutheran, and Methodist.

But... I have to say I am disappointed in the Baptist offerings.  The launch live feed indicated that the thought process was to stack Baptist with more ministry and evangelism type resources, and Reformed with theology, and it seems Standard got more language tools.

I upgraded with Standard and Reformed, because I wanted more theology and language- and I am a Baptist.  Im happy with what I got, but a little let down that I was not interested in the offerings of my own camp.

Thoughts?  Am I alone here?

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Alain Maashe | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 4:01 PM

I noticed the same thing.

I understand packages getting resources specific to their traditions. However,  I cannot figure out the logic behind the distribution of non -denomination specific resources. It is perhaps Faithlife's way to balance collections with weak denominational offerings in some areas (P&C getting the ICC or Baptist getting the Old and New Testament Library Series does not make much sense) or more cynically, it could be a way to make us buy more collections to get all the resources we want.

Maybe this is what I will restrain myself and only upgrade from Standard Planium version 7 to version 8 and continue to select individual resources instead of buying entire collections just because I want a few resources in them. 

I wish the only differences for packages at the same level was the denominational content and not random resources you wish were included in another package from the same level.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 4:50 PM

Alain Maashe:
I wish the only differences for packages at the same level was the denominational content

Almost all of the content is denominational, including ICC.

There's almost nothing of interest to every ecclesial grouping that FL provides targeted base packages for.

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Jacob B. Hollingsworth | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 4 2018 12:54 AM

I agree. I'm very disappointed in the book additions and omissions for the Baptist packages. Looking over the commentaries, there are more Baptist works in the standard collection than the Baptist collection. Some of the other faith tradition packages also get more Baptist reference materials than the Baptist collection. This was oddly curated. I really don't understand what they were thinking. I'm torn on how to upgrade.

Was it cost effective for you to do the Standard and Reformed packages? I might look into a smaller Baptist package and a larger Standard package. 

I've been using Logos for 15 years and I get more confused about their packages and pricing every year.

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 4 2018 1:03 PM

Jacob B. Hollingsworth:
Was it cost effective for you to do the Standard and Reformed packages? I might look into a smaller Baptist package and a larger Standard package.

With dynamic pricing and the initial discount... yes.  But a lot has to do with what you already have and what you want.

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