What resources would you most like to see available in Logos?

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 25 2010 10:46 AM

More on Islam, e.g. Montgomery Watt, Parshall, Annemarie Schimell.  

Maybe Qur'an.  Tho' I have it on other software.

Sufism, Bektashism (I live in a Bektashi village).  

Birge:  Bektashi Order of dervishes.

Hasluck, Edith Durham (on Albania and Balkans).  These are mostly travel and anthropology, but Logos has put other travel books on prepub. 

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Scott S | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 25 2010 11:32 AM

Nicky, Logos offers the Qur'an in Arabic and a very good English translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 25 2010 11:57 AM

nicky crane:
Annemarie Schimell.

Yes - I love her work. Unfortunately I don't recall if she was the author of a study on the relationship between St. Gregory Palamas (the Orthodox Aquinas) and Sufism. The work would be great for Logos if I can remember what it wasEmbarrassed

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 25 2010 1:31 PM

Very good price too!  Thank you, Scott.  Unfortunately other writings on Islam in Logos are part of big, expensive collections.  What about an Islamics collection?  If it looked good to me, I'd pay much more for that than for a big collection with not much about Islam.  But I recognise my interest may not be shared by enough others to make it viable for Logos.

Kenneth Cragg's writings would also interest me.  They'd form a collection in themselves!

Michael Nazir Ali

Bill Musk

David Schenk

Dan Wickwire (amongst other things he's done a comparative Concordance of Qur'an and Bible.)

John Gilchrist

I think an Islamics collection would be great, if there was enough interest.

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John R. Weathersby | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 25 2010 2:07 PM

I'd like to see a specific apologetic support package with New World Translation's versioned by year and a New World interlinear.  The same with Mormon text, Islam as mentioned above, etc...

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 25 2010 3:29 PM

John R. Weathersby:
I'd like to see a specific apologetic support package with New World Translation's versioned by year and a New World interlinear.  The same with Mormon text, Islam as mentioned above, etc...

For Islam and the like, I am far more interested in materials that show me what they believe and practice. I find apologetics tend toward misunderstanding the actual beliefs. Yes, there are exceptions. To me, understanding is a prerequisite to disproving.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Al | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 25 2010 4:29 PM

The Old Testament Library and New Testament Library by Westminster John Knox Press would also be great.

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Mike S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 25 2010 6:20 PM

  1. NETS translation of the LXX
  2. The rest of NIVAC
  3. Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context - Richard S. Hess
  4. Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture by David Arthur DeSilva
  5. All Kenneth Bailey, esp Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes & Poet and Peasant
  6. Eugene Peterson's series of books including "Eat This Book" and "Practice Resurrection", "Tell It Slant" and the rest
  7. Timothy Keller's books & sermons
  8. Virtuoso Theology: The Bible and Interpretation by Frances M. Young
  9. Joachim Jeremias, esp on Parables and History of Jerusalem
  10. Plutarch, Plato, Aristotle, Homer, Eusebius, etc. from Loeb Library PD works!

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 12:53 AM

Joihn, I too would like New World translation, if Logos could get permission, and it would be very interesting with Interlinear.

Martha, all the books I suggested on Islam except Gilchrist are concerned to help the readers understand what Muslims believe and practise, and how we can meet them where they are.  Gilchrist is apologetic, but as far as I remember not polemical.  

I'd also suggest works of Ahmed Deedat, if Logos could get permission, as they are anti-Christian polemic which affects many Muslims.

Also Glaser, Stacey, Miriam Adeney, on  (mostly women in) Islam.  I've sat at their feet and learned a lot, as also Parshall.

Also Mallouhi.

Don McCurry :  Broken Family of Abraham

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Vincent Setterholm | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 1:51 AM

Mike S.:
Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture by David Arthur DeSilva

Done: http://www.logos.com/products/details/2961

 

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Al | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 5:22 AM

Lavon Bayler, a retired United Church of Christ Area Minister, published a trilogy of books about two decades ago that are prayers written for the liturgical years of A, B, and C. What I find particularly valuable about these three books are the accompanying hymns for the liturgical season that are set to very familiar, for the most part old, hymns that many of us grew up with. They are a good way of introducing new music with great familiarity.

Taught by Love: Worship Resources for Year A:

Led by Love: Worship Resources for Year B

Gathered by Love: Worship Resources for Year C 

Even if you are not a liturgical preacher, which I would imagine the vast majority of Logos users are not, one would still value and appreciate these three works.

Here's a review from Amazon:

There is not a better book for worship preparation and I have used most of them in the past 17 years in leading worship. As a pastor called to guide worship each Sunday of the year for my congregation, I can only congratulate Bayler for his work here. He is obviously a talented writer and worship leader. This is one of three resources, each based on a particular year in the lectionary (years A, B, and C). Bayler has responsive readings, prayers, and liturgical guides for the entirety of worship. His use of language is well thought out, beautifully done, and his help here is a reliable guide for worship leaders. In the back of the book there are even suggested hymns, which he has written for each Sunday based on a well known tune. I have used this series for several years and have become more and more convinced that it stands out from the rest of the crowd of worship aids. Outstanding!

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Al | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 5:27 AM

One more review of Bayler:

For those of us called to lead worship regularly, trying to find appropriate material can be difficult. We are in debt to Bayler for his series of books based on the Revised Common Lectionary, years A, B, and C. He has a gift for language, his responsive readings, prayers, and other guides are outstanding. I've used most of the other resources for worship in the last 17 years, resources of all denominations, but I believe that this is clearly far and away the best. I have never been disappointed with the suggestions made for each Sunday.

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 8:56 AM

nicky crane:

 

I think an Islamics collection would be great, if there was enough interest.

I, for one, would be interested. Especially if such a collection contained material on Islamic philosophy and/or on hadith.

The Shorter Encyclopaedia of Islam (E.J.Brill 1953) would probably be too technical and too expensive for most users (not to mention EI, 2nd edition), but some good reference work on Islam would come in handy.

I would also like to suggest one apologetic work - sorry Martha - published by Intervarsity Press:

Colin Chapman, Cross and Crescent: Responding to the Challenge of Islam (ISBN 9781844741922).

Ceterum censeo Mishnam in lingua hebraica primum edendam esse!

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John R. Weathersby | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 9:21 AM

Joel Osteen sermon library and Osteen commentary set?

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Brian | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 9:52 AM

The works of J.Gresham Machen and Michael Scott Horton.

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 10:42 AM

I'd love an encyclopaedia of Islam.  And Hadith.  

Martha,  I think you'd like Colin Chapman.  He writes with respect and his books have helped me to understand Muslims better and see things more the way they do.  I think you'd like the other authors I mentioned too.  Most of them aim to help us see how the world looks through the eyes of Muslims.  I don't like polemics.  Last year I forced a somewhat aggressive young Islamist to admit that  he could find no basis in the Qur'an for the first 2 arguments he threw at me.  Then I got him to agree that I had neither insulted the Qur'an nor denied his right to believe it when it disagreed with the Bible.  I suggested he might also refrain from attacking my Holy Book and allow me the right to believe my Holy Book when it disagreed with the Qur'an.   And I suggested that, rather than arguing, we might listen to one another and try to understand one another.  As I was a guest of his extended family, other family members supported me.  We agreed to allow one another to differ, talking about the differences as "clash points".  Then I was free to say whatever I wanted, prefacing it with "according to the Bible".  Thus he and the rest of the family heard of the claims of Jesus, "according to the Bible".  I was able to tell him and them lots of Bible stories.  The best, maybe, was when he said that if you keep the whole law but commit Shirk (e.g. believe in Jesus as Son of God, or believe that we can become children of God) you will go to hell.  Next day I came back and said that we had another "clash point" here:  According to the Bible, if you keep all the Law but do not accept Jesus as the Saviour sent by God, you have no hope of Heaven.  Knowing what he believed enabled me to share very freely what the Bible says.  No, they have not come to faith in Jesus - but God does promise that his Word will not return to him without achieving his purpose.  I continue to pray for them.  I think this sort of dialogue may be  used by God as a stepping stone toward faith.  In our Bektashi Muslim village, the few women who have come to faith in Jesus were those serious enough about their faith to want to learn about God.  The only person who  offered to teach them more than "God is one", which they already knew, was myself.  I have never attacked Islam.  But some of those who have learned about Jesus have also met him and put their faith in him.  So I'm not into debate, but it's very important to me to understand where people are and to see life as much as possible through their eyes.  Hence I recommend books which have helped me do that, or by authors whose other books have helped me do that.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 12:27 PM

nicky crane:
...Hence I recommend books which have helped me do that, or by authors whose other books have helped me do that.

"Mosques and Miracles" written by Dr. Stuart Robinson is really eye-opening book in the subject. He really knows what he is speaking about.

Bohuslav

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 12:55 PM

nicky crane:
 No, they have not come to faith in Jesus - but God does promise that his Word will not return to him without achieving his purpose.  I continue to pray for them.  I think this sort of dialogue may be  used by God as a stepping stone toward faith.

I wholeheartedly agree. My prayers are with you as you live in this delicate enviroment. Continue to show them the love of Jesus and leave the increase to God. I hope we have a Logos Islamic Collection soon to equip us for a more productive dialogue. I worked with a young Islamic man who knew the Bible better than most Christians, and knew his Qur'an as well.

My answer to the original poster's question is:


1) The Annals of the World" by James Ussher
2) Historical travel diaries and surveys like
  a. Carpenter's Travels
  b. Stoddard's Lectures
  c. "Beacon Lights of History" by John Lord, George Spencer Hulbert
  d. "World Epochs" series by The United States Flag Association 1936
3) Restoration Movement works
  a. "The Christian Baptist" by Alxander Campbell
  b. "The Millenial Harbinger" by Alexander Campbell
  c. "The Works of B. W. Stone" by Elder James M. Mathes
  d. Writings of Walter Scott
  e. Writings of David Lipscomb, including "Gospel Advocate Commentary" & GA periodical.
  f  James Burton Coffman Commentaries (OT & NT)
4) Oliver B. Greene library
5) John Rice library
6) Sword of the Lord pamphlets collection
7) M.R. DeHann pamphets (I have a boxful!) see http://www.logos.com/products/details/2146
8) more books by Ray Comfort
 see http://www.logos.com/ebooks/details/OVRCMPANIC
  &  http://www.logos.com/products/details/2804
  &  http://www.logos.com/products/details/4515

 

Logos 7 Collectors Edition

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 1:49 PM

Puritan Paperback series by Banner of Truth. Actually the entire Banner of Truth library.

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 26 2010 2:10 PM

Ray Stedman books. They're available in PDF from Peninsula Bible Church

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