Resource is Mis-Typed: Should Be Labeled as Commentary

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jul 29 2018 2:41 PM

The Spirit-Filled Life Treasury has numerous volumes that should probably be marked as "Commentaries."  

The Library resource page marks them as "Topical" which is true for numerous books in the series (for example, the one on Race Relations and Reconciliation), but there are numerous volumes that are expository commentaries that work through Bible books in summary fashion.  I purchased one volume to see if it was tagged as such (SFL Hebrews - https://www.logos.com/product/1260/beyond-the-veil ) and it isn't marked as such.  

I don't think I would consider purchasing it unless the volumes were appropriately typed as commentary volumes.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 29 2018 3:16 PM

Richard Villanueva:

 I purchased one volume to see if it was tagged as such (SFL Hebrews - https://www.logos.com/product/1260/beyond-the-veil ) and it isn't marked as such.  

I don't think I would consider purchasing it unless the volumes were appropriately typed as commentary volumes.

https://www.logos.com/product/54073/spirit-filled-life-treasury 

I own one book from the set, "Twelve Voices For Truth", a bible study on the minor prophets. I can see why someone would want them to be listed as bible commentaries in the library (although they seem to resemble serendipity notes more than actual commentaries). However, those resources are really, really old. The file has been last updated in 2002 and it still is a .lbxlls type, not a .logos4. I'm sure, Nelson produced them back in the day for their ebible line (or a precursor of that), which admittedly aimed at a very different pricepoint than the Logos bundle.

The resource I own has no bible index and not even a page index: Faithlife would probably need to do a lot of work on those to get them to a current standard (which would include putting answer boxes in the blank space below the many study questions). It may even be that Faithlife is contractually bound to not touch those things. That said: it would be nice to see those updated to current standards, but I wouldn't hold my breath.  

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 30 2018 8:08 AM

NB.Mick:
(although they seem to resemble serendipity notes more than actual commentaries)

Agreed.  Reading through the volume I have reminded me a bit of a study bible, but there were some devotional thoughts I feel may be helpful in some sermon prep.

NB.Mick:
However, those resources are really, really old. The file has been last updated in 2002 and it still is a .lbxlls type, not a .logos4.

Woah! Didn't recognize that.  I know published in the 90's, but seeing how they are in an old format is really interesting.  I don't know what to means for updating or conversion, other than maybe more work?? Thinking of other posts calling for updated tagging on links from books transferred to Logos-Format from long ago

NB.Mick:
It may even be that Faithlife is contractually bound to not touch those things. That said: it would be nice to see those updated to current standards, but I wouldn't hold my breath.  

Right! I figured posting here would give me a chance to see about them being updated. 

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