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Paul N | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Sep 22 2011 10:21 PM

If you're like me, you've already been to vyrso.com and flipped through a couple hundred (web) pages of books to buy.  THERE ARE SO MANY TO DISCOVER.  Let's help each other out by naming a few and why you're excited to have them.

Overcoming Sin and Temptation - John Owen, Justin Taylor, Kelly Kapic
"BE KILLING SIN OR IT WILL BE KILLING YOU".  The word "mortification" is used 226 times Wink What else can you say about Owen on sin?

He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit - Graham Cole, John Feinberg
Great price for a resource I was assigned in a masters level course on the subject.  Amazing to have the verse linking in order to interact with the author. Part of the Foundations of Evangelical Theology Series now complete in Logos/Vyrso

Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would? - Pete Wilson
Enjoyable read on a subject we find (or have found) ourselves thinking at one time or another.  Wilson writes in a very easy to follow way.  A great resource for a struggling church member.  Best of all its currently under $1!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 23 2011 1:23 AM

I've made a list of 183 Vyrso books that I'm tentatively interested in. I sprung for the 99-cent ones from my list already, but most of those I was interested in only because they were so cheap. The ones I was willing to pay more for, for now, from my longer list, are these:

I guess you can tell I'm into interdisciplinary studies. Faith and technology, theology and the arts, etc.

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 23 2011 1:59 AM

Rosie Perera:

  • A Science and Religion Primer - looks like a great encylopedia reference resource; very disappointed that the entries are not marked as heading levels, so they don't show up in the table of contents (and of course since it's a Vyrso book and not a Logos edition, you can't navigate directly to them either).

You've hit the nail on the head as to why I will be buying few Vyrso books. Most of the ones I am interested in are not novels and need the proper Logos tagging. If Logos is not providing anything of added value why would I pay more for the "Vyrso" edition? From what I understand they are giving us whatever the publisher supplies them with. i.e. if the publisher has added page#s it will have them. Obviously no publishers provide Logos tagging.

I also think Logos is shooting themselves in the foot by not providing basic information such as page count and date of publication. They are forcing prospective buyers to compare books using another website and will invariably notice that the Vyrso price is higher in many cases. (Although with this book Logos is lower!)

To answer the OP's question I currently have a considerable number of 99c titles in my cart. I see The Façade has gone up to $11 so I won't be getting that one - sorry Mike. Other than that the Epic Study Guide at $2.69 looks interesting.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 23 2011 4:29 PM

Tom Reynolds:
. I see The Façade has gone up to $11 so I won't be getting that one -
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Last time I looked (seconds ago) it was still -.99

I must admit that (also it was my first Vyrso book ever - bought it when Logos opened the shop in alpha-mode with two dozen titles) I never really get to read more than the first couple of pages.

What excited me from the alpha phase was Metaxas' Bonhoeffer-bio http://vyrso.com/product/9630/bonhoeffer-pastor-martyr-prophet-spy , which I think really got more expensive.

From the recent 3000+ books in beta I bought a couple of the -,99ers, just couldn't resist.

There are also some less-inexpensive books I bought and look forward to read: 

Mick

 

 

 

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toughski | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 27 2011 1:37 AM

Josh McDowell’s Handbook on Counseling Youth is 12.99 and although it is 33% more, than Kindle's version, I am gladly adding it to my Logos Library.

edit: I looked at the price wrong: it is only 12.09 and 21% more than kindle's.

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 27 2011 4:19 AM

lol Vladimir I did the same thing over the course of yesterday.  Looks like Logos lowered Vyrso prices across the board.

MJ tipped us off to Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives in another thread, but it looks highly interesting!

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 27 2011 4:26 AM

Paul Newsome:

Looks like Logos lowered Vyrso prices across the board.

yes, that's what Phil Gons hinted at in the other thread. Applies also to the two books you recommended in the Suggestions-thread and I bought yesterday - nevermind, I was glad to read two chapters of http://vyrso.com/product/14641/to-know-and-love-god-method-for-theology yesterday, a book that definitely merits being mentioned in this thread!

Mick

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toughski | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 27 2011 7:08 AM

before long Logos will turn into Walmart - prices are falling everywhere!

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 1 2011 12:55 PM

Another great series from Crossway:

The Theology in Community Series

- The Deity of Christ
Suffering and the Goodness of God
The Glory of God

This series takes a group authorship approach with various voices given on each subject.  The scripture proofing varies with each book and author.

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Pedro | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 3 2011 10:07 AM

Paul Newsome:

Another great series from Crossway:

The Theology in Community Series

- The Deity of Christ
Suffering and the Goodness of God
The Glory of God

This series takes a group authorship approach with various voices given on each subject.  The scripture proofing varies with each book and author.

Yes

Just bought the three of them... Cheaper than kindle version and integrated with my Logos4... priceless!

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 3 2011 11:24 AM

For those who are fans of John Eldredge and/or Donald Miller these two Vyrso books give your three books in one or $4.58 a book (which is cheaper than any of them individually!)

Donald Miller Greatest Hits

  • Through Painted Deserts
  • Searching For God Knows What
  • Blue Like Jazz

The Sacred Romance, Desire, Waking the Dead

  • books by Eldredge are in the title!

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Mark Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 5 2011 12:50 PM

I was excited several of D.A. Carson's works (The Cross and Crhistian Ministry, A Model For Maturity, etc.) and James Thompson's Pastoral Ministry According to Paul!

I do not understand why this are not in Logos (there Carson works of the same caliber in Logos, for example).

However, I am thnakful that they are available and integrate into my Logos library.

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