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Larry Craig | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 3 2019 2:07 PM

I've sent hundreds of book suggestions to suggest@logos..com

Now it seems that that is the wrong place, and that every book needs a complete bibliographic workup.  I would think an organization like Logos that deals with books would be able to put that together faster than most of the rest of us.

I get the impression that what I did was a waste of time.  I went to a site a while back that had to do with book suggestions and thought was also unproductive and a waste of time.

Someone in the forum told me that Logos is not interested anymore in older books.  

I wish Logos was interested in older books, and I wish there was an easier way to suggest them.

But then maybe I have enough books.  I probably don't need anymore.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 3 2019 2:14 PM

Larry Craig:
Someone in the forum told me that Logos is not interested anymore in older books. 

Maybe they figure they have enough old books to use as stocking stuffers.

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J. Remington Bowling | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 7:32 AM

Larry Craig:
Someone in the forum told me that Logos is not interested anymore in older books.

This is incorrect. Logos probably has more older books than newer books on its platform. I don't think there is any one magic place to make book suggestions that will work. They pay attention to the uservoice site, this suggestion forum, and the suggest@logos email (at least I know that they used to, I haven't used it in a long time). 

You don't need to do a complete bibliographic workup, though they like or prefer it and if you recommended an obscure title it may help your suggestion.

Don't get discouraged in making suggestions, just realize that of the making of many books there is no end and Faithlife has a hard time keeping up with the latest scholarship and classic older works. Both of these fields are important to them as both are the measure of their value to the customer. 

Make suggestions in whatever way is easiest to you, but I would go with here or uservoice since they have the potential of getting support from other users which may indicate to the Faithlife staff that your suggestion matters to a wider base. Granted, this isn't perfect since both the forums and the uservoice site tend to be dominated by a relatively small handful of users who have their own interests which may not be reflective of the over all Logos user base or their potential user base (the same is true of all sites that have user comments). . . but you have to trust that the Faithlife people are smart enough to recognize that Wink

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Larry Craig | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 7:59 AM

Thank you.  This is a little encouraging.  I have essentially given up making suggestions.  I could suggest Messianic Revelation in the Old Testament by Gerard van Groningen, Baker, 1990, but I won't.  After a few hundred suggestions without so much as an acknowledgement that it was received or without seeing any of those books being offered, I have more important things to do.  Many of the books I have recommended are in my personal library.  I am quite willing to buy the book all over again to get it in Logos format, but then maybe I should just study the old fashioned way.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 8:21 AM

Larry Craig:
Messianic Revelation in the Old Testament by Gerard van Groningen, Baker, 1990

Reissued 2016, Wipf & Stock.  Amazon price: CAD ~81.00, pbk, 1022 pg.  I would buy in Logos, but, as with you, do not want to use precious time hustling its existence to others.

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