Logos March Madness - Which are the "Wright" resources?

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Nathan Smoyer | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 4 2012 9:04 AM

Which of the discounted N. T. Wright resources would you suggest?

 

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Johann | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 9:32 AM

Whichever ones you know you will read Smile

I would love to get them all, but settled on Surprised by Hope and a few (ok, 8) of the Everyone Series on the next books I'm planning on going through in depth. After reading through some of one of them, I may not be able to keep myself away from the rest the series in the next 9 days of the sale. 

The point is I'm trying not to just buy something because it is a good (ok, awesome) deal, but because I'm really planning on reading it. If I bought everything that was too good of a deal to pass up with this sale, I would be broke. 

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 9:41 AM

Johann:

Whichever ones you know you will read Smile

I would love to get them all, but settled on Surprised by Hope and a few (ok, 8) of the Everyone Series on the next books I'm planning on going through in depth. After reading through some of one of them, I may not be able to keep myself away from the rest the series in the next 9 days of the sale. 

The point is I'm trying not to just buy something because it is a good (ok, awesome) deal, but because I'm really planning on reading it. If I bought everything that was too good of a deal to pass up with this sale, I would be broke. 

You're a wise man....

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Wild Eagle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 9:44 AM

I bought allSmile

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Daniel Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 9:46 AM

Johann:

Whichever ones you know you will read Smile

The point is I'm trying not to just buy something because it is a good (ok, awesome) deal, but because I'm really planning on reading it. If I bought everything that was too good of a deal to pass up with this sale, I would be broke. 

This is a good strategy.  I debated about getting more of the Owen books but I know I will probably only refer to the two 'best' - Mortification of Sin (which was free in Jan/Feb) and Death of Death in Christ, so I picked up Vol 10 of Owen's books and will pass on the rest.  Plus for the ones in public domain like Owen or Ramsay, it's hard to justify paying much for.

Re: the Wright books, my brother-in-law, who is an NT professor, recommended The New Testament and the People of God as a good resource about doing NT theology.  He also recommended to a lesser extent Jesus and Victory of God, if you're interested in the progress of the 'search for the historical Jesus'.  The Paul for Everyone commentaries are a more popular level but still helpful (assuming you're on the same page as Wright) and very readable.

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CL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 9:48 AM

The 2 books in the Origins of God collection is a must for more in depth scholarly work.

The For Everyone Series if you are looking for an easily readable commentary or supplementary commentary to the books of the NT.

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Ryan | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 9:54 AM

In jest...

I purchased the following-

The New Testament and the People of God
Jesus and the Victory of God
Paul: Fresh Perspectives 

Thanks for the discounts Logos :D
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Steve Robinson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 10:27 AM

Nathan Smoyer:
Which of the discounted N. T. Wright resources would you suggest?

For the non-Seminarian like myself, whether layperson or member of a church staff, I'd highly recommend the "...for Everyone" commentaries. While at the almost irresistible $3.75 each, the complete series can still add up to a challenging total for someone on an very tight budget, I encourage anyone and everyone to at least buy one, (probably Wright's "Luke for Everyone"), and see what it has to offer. The narrative style will either resonate with you or it won't, but when an opportunity like this strikes...

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 10:42 AM

Steve Robinson:

Nathan Smoyer:
Which of the discounted N. T. Wright resources would you suggest?

For the non-Seminarian like myself, whether layperson or member of a church staff, I'd highly recommend the "...for Everyone" commentaries. While at the almost irresistible $3.75 each, the complete series can still add up to a challenging total for someone on an very tight budget, I encourage anyone and everyone to at least buy one, (probably Wright's "Luke for Everyone"), and see what it has to offer. The narrative style will either resonate with you or it won't, but when an opportunity like this strikes...

As I posted on another thread, I instantly bought NT&PG and J&VG.  I have since also gotten _Surprised by Hope_.  I will probably get the one on Paul too.

Re: the "...for Everyone" commentaries, I see them as a great deal and have used two volumes of it in print for Adult Bible Study classes.  I recommend them for what they are - namely intelligent, basic treatments of the New Testament from someone who is an expert in the field who does have a gift of communicating his ivory tower insights to the masses.  I think that we should be aware of them, and very seriously consider using them in teaching.  That said, I am not sure how much of a use they would be in my Logos Library.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 10:43 AM

Nathan Smoyer:

Which of the discounted N. T. Wright resources would you suggest?

 

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Well, I couldn't pass many of these...

One has to know that Wright writes in two "lines", one being very theological and scholarly (and even those scholars who come to different conclusions, e.g. on the NPP, need to interact with Wright, but people may choose to do so with their seminary's library paper copy instead of buying for themselves) and the other one being very accessible, suitable for the laymen in the pew. Obviously the "for everyone"-commentaries fall into this category.

At first I thought I could stick with some of the more scholarly works - after all I had waited for the "Christian Origins" series long enough and don't believe it will come any cheaper in the foreseeable future - although I don't "need" any of them, strictly speaking.

Just for good measure I put the two Romans commentaries into my cart (and this is my suggestion here: try one/two of them for a book you know) to sort of "testdrive" the series - and I'm a bit of a collector regarding Romans anyway. Not much to loose on a "cheap" commentary discounted to a quarter of the price, eh?

The approach backfired, because his writing style blew me. Just some pages, and I couldn't help wishing I could communicate God's Word as this man! This is the sort of commentary to give to a teenage child, to use as inspiration in teaching laypeople, to read for daily devotion... And even if you are used to reading commentaries, you can get some insights. I ended up buying all of them...

For example, I opened Luke for a comparison. I'm sure that the idea that Luke carefully structured the beginning of his gospel (intro, then telling the story of Zacharias before coming to Jesus' birth) is somewhere in any of the commentaries I have, but Wright brings this home in a new way. Btw. all his pericope explanations start with an example that helps introducing the main idea and remembering it.   

 

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Stephen Thorp | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 3:24 PM

NB.Mick:

Well, I couldn't pass many of these...

One has to know that Wright writes in two "lines", one being very theological and scholarly (and even those scholars who come to different conclusions, e.g. on the NPP, need to interact with Wright, but people may choose to do so with their seminary's library paper copy instead of buying for themselves) and the other one being very accessible, suitable for the laymen in the pew. Obviously the "for everyone"-commentaries fall into this category.

 

I'd really like to endorse the whole of NB Mick's post, but would also like to make a comment on his statement above. N T Wright writes on two levels - his scholarly works and his more popular and BOTH are excellent! I once heard it said that 'if you want to be able to explain Gospel truths simply, you need to  be able to understand them profoundly, but of course once having understood them profoundly you need to be able to explain them simply - and N T Wright is the master of this!!! His more popular works are often underestimated, but if you read them carefully you will suddenly come to appreciate that your understanding of things has just got a lot bigger - and long may it continue.

Blessings to all.  Big Smile

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Murray Woolnough | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 4:41 PM

Surprised that only two of the "Twelve Months of Sundays" were included. All three are published by the same publisher and he is the only author. Is it a mistake that they were missed out?

Also - I can't work out why "Simply Christian" and "Evil and the Justice of God" were missed out as well. An oversight?

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Murray

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 5:28 PM

Ryan:
In jest...

Jest a minute!  :-)

RSoG is discounted in the Holy Week specials:
http://www.logos.com/holyweek?utm_source=logostalk&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=easter2012

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Alain Maashe | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 5:42 PM

Allen Browne:

I think he means "discount it to 75% like the other two volumes in the "trilogy"" 

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Wild Eagle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 5:46 PM

Murray Woolnough:

Surprised that only two of the "Twelve Months of Sundays" were included. All three are published by the same publisher and he is the only author. Is it a mistake that they were missed out?

No, its a business. They want you to purchase third volume for full price 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 6:21 PM

Slava Novik:

Murray Woolnough:

Surprised that only two of the "Twelve Months of Sundays" were included. All three are published by the same publisher and he is the only author. Is it a mistake that they were missed out?

No, its a business. They want you to purchase third volume for full price 

The third volume is available for 30% off in the Holy Week sale.

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Murray Woolnough | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 6:27 PM

Slava Novik:

Murray Woolnough:

Surprised that only two of the "Twelve Months of Sundays" were included. All three are published by the same publisher and he is the only author. Is it a mistake that they were missed out?

No, its a business. They want you to purchase third volume for full price 

From this, on their sale web page, I thought that they were discounting as many as possible:
Logos has made as many titles as possible by each author in the tournament available for sale.

 

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William Norman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 6:49 PM

I only see one listed. Where is the other "Twelve Months of Sundays" located?

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2012 6:55 PM

I settled for Carson's NT Introduction.  It was on sale a while ago for 20 something bucks and now at 12 bucks and cents you can't beat that! Great book for the price, since a lot complained that it was too expensive for being a digital resource...oh well, if they don't take advantage of this sale then too bad for them...hehehe.

Blessings!

 

DAL

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