What are the last 5 books or so you purchased rather than waiting for a FL edition?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Apr 5 2019 9:15 PM

Rob:
Might as well add Gary Rendsburg‘s recent book to the list, How the Bible is Written

Yes, I looked at this on Amazon and immediately purchased it. While doing so, it occurred to me that most of the suggested books are ones people are willing to wait for. Wouldn't it be nice it FL could supply what we aren't willing to wait for in a timely manner? To do so, they'd need to know what we've purchased "recently" - new, used, or on other platforms.

Are you game to list your last 5 purchases you'd have liked in Logos/Verbum?

  1. John Bergsma and Brant Pritre. A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament.
  2. Judith Frishman and Lucas van Rompay. The Book of Genesis in Jewish and Oriental Christian Interpretation.
  3. Johnathan Haidt. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.
  4. Michael Durrant. The Logical Status of 'God'
  5. Theodore G. Stylianopoulos. The New Testament: An Orthodox Perspective Volume one: Scripture, Tradition, Hermeneutics
  6. Richard MarshPrayers from the East: Traditions of Eastern Christianity
  7. Brent Nongbri. God's Library The Archaeology of the Earliest Christian Manuscripts

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2019 1:25 AM

Some of the ones I've purchased from Amazon recently are available in Logos but just not in Canada:

  1. Nick Harrison, Magnificent Prayer: 366 Devotions to Deepen Your Prayer Experience
  2. Preston Sprinkle, People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue

But others are not available in Logos at all. These are all Kindle purchases from the past month. I was impulsive and not willing to wait.

  1. Fr. John Horgan, His Angels at Our Side: Understanding Their Power in Our Souls and the World (funnily enough, the day after buying the Kindle edition, I was given a copy of the print book by the author himself whom I met for the first time)
  2. Blessed Columba Marmion, With Christ: An Anthology of the Writings of Blessed Columba Marmion
  3. Glenn C. Daman, Shepherding the Small Church: A Leadership Guide for the Majority of Today's Churches
  4. Barbara Brown Taylor, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others
  5. Richard Rohr, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe
  6. Harry O. Maier, Apocalypse Recalled: The Book of Revelation After Christendom

And these are recent print purchases in about the same time period:

  1. John Pentland, Fishing Tips: How Curiosity Transformed a Community of Faith - not available from Amazon
  2. Robert Friedman, The Theology of Anabaptism: An Interpretation - out of print, bought used
  3. James A. Walther, The Book of Revelation: Visions for the Church in Crisis (Resource Book) - out of print, bought last used copy available
  4. Barbara Minges & Donald Griggs, The Book of Revelation: Visions for the Church in Crisis (Leader's Guide) - OOP, bought last used copy

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2019 4:33 AM

The last batch that came in was:

Shades of Sheol, Philip S. Johnston
101 Myths of the Bible, Gary Greenberg
The Dimensions of Job, Nahum Glatzer
Interpreting Prophetic Literature, James D. Nogalski
The Justification of the Gentiles, Hendrikus Boers

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2019 6:08 AM

Five related to Christianity, theology and background:

F.F.Bruce: The Acts of the Apostles (Greek Text with Introduction and Commentary) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0851117643/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00 

Kyriacos C. Markides: The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RH0E6Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o00 

Israel Finkelstein: The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1589839102/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00 

Michael Grant: The Routledge Atlas of Classical History: From 1700 BC to AD 565 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EYWOED8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o00 

Arie S. Issar: Strike the Rock and There Shall Come Water: Climate Changes, Water Resources and History of the Lands of the Bible https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FTV4GDC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o05 

And perhaps a bit off topic:

Muhammad al-Bukhari: The Hadith https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016VEYTL4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o04 

Asad Tarsin: Being Muslim: A Practical Guide https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01833W1KM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o02 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2019 7:41 AM

Limited to purchased, and recommend in Logos:

Charles Kruger; Early Text of the New Testament (re-reading)

John Collins; Invention of Judaism - Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Judith Lieu; Marcion and the Making of a Heretic

Robert C. Fuller; The Body of Faith - A Biological History of Religion in America

Wayne Rollins, Andrew Kille; Psychological Insight into the Bible

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2019 9:03 AM

Some of these are off my PhD exam reading lists, and are obscure enough I wouldn't expect to see Logos editions. But others... we're not keeping up with Peter Enns, we have NO James Kugel, NO Robert Alter. 
If there's a reason other companies are *perceived* as being more for academics, and Logos as being devotional and for Protestants, book selection might be a significant part of it.

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Brad | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 6 2019 9:20 AM

The Triumph of Grace: Literary and Theological Studies in Deuteronomy and Deuteronomic Themes by Daniel I. Block

The Epistle to the Romans by Karl Barth
Thanks again to Everett, Ben and the Faithlife team for the ongoing efforts to get this in Logos format.  (See this thread and this one.)

The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter

The Top 100 Questions: Biblical Answers to Popular Questions by Richard Bewes

Jesus and the God of Israel: God Crucified and Other Studies on the New Testament's Christology of Divine Identity by Richard Bauckham

This may not necessarily be the 5 most recent, but it's a reasonable sample.  I have to confess though, that fairly frequently I pick up Kindle versions of resources that are already in the Logos format, when a sale makes the price delta too vast to ignore.  I always prefer the Logos format, of course. 

Block's Triumph of Grace, listed above, is available for Logos pre-order and is "gathering interest."  

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Rob | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 7 2019 2:10 AM

Just two...

Hidden but now Revealed, Beale

The Lost World of the Torah, Walton

...quite a few that Faithlife should have/may offer in the future that I couldn’t wait for.

How the Bible Actually Works, Enns 

The Hebrew Bible, Alter

The Art of Bible Translation, Alter

How the Bible is Writen, Rendsburg

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Aaron Hayworth | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 9 2019 6:28 AM
  1. Robert Alter's "The Hebrew Bible" - But this one is such a beautiful collection, I'm glad to have the physical version. 
  2. Julie A Lunn's "The Theology of Sanctification and Resignation in Charles Wesley's Hymns"- this one was quite expensive, so a Logos edition would've been preferable. 
  3. Edgardo Colon-Emeric's "Oscar Romero's Theological Vision" - again, very expensive so a digital edition would have saved me a reasonable amount.
  4. Kathryn Tanner's "Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism" - None of her works are offered on Logos, which is a shame because "Christ the Key" is a commonly used text in mainline seminaries. 
  5. Elaine Heath's "Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse: Reading the Bible with Survivors" - a short but greatly valuable book published by Brazos.
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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 11 2019 2:28 PM

Mark Barnes:
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (Lloyd-Jones)

If only you'd waited a few months. They just announced it in pre-pub today.

https://www.logos.com/product/186456/studies-in-the-sermon-on-the-mount

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 11 2019 6:21 PM

Rosie Perera:

Mark Barnes:
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (Lloyd-Jones)

If only you'd waited a few months. They just announced it in pre-pub today.

https://www.logos.com/product/186456/studies-in-the-sermon-on-the-mount

But who knows how long it will take to get from pre-pub into our libraries so maybe still a necessary purchase depending upon Mark's needs.

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 11 2019 7:35 PM

I had to go look at my Amazon page, so there's this-

1. Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism  by Hixson, Elijah

2. Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Studies in Tools, Methods, and Practice  by Porter, Stanley E.

3. The Early Text of the New Testament  by Charles E. Hill, Michael J. Kruger (Paperback)

4. God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies   by Costi W. Hinn

The rest of my book purchases were history or other non-fiction.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 12 2019 5:29 AM

Rosie Perera:

Mark Barnes:
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (Lloyd-Jones)

If only you'd waited a few months. They just announced it in pre-pub today.

https://www.logos.com/product/186456/studies-in-the-sermon-on-the-mount

Unfortunately, I finished preaching on the Sermon on the Mount six weeks ago! I've still placed a pre-pub order though. It's probably MLJ's best work.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 12 2019 6:07 AM

1. Phillip Silvia, The Destruction of Sodom

2. Eta Linnemann, Biblical Criticism on Trial

3. Joseph Holden, The Harvest Handbook of Apologetics

4. Norman Geisler, The Big Book of Chritian Apologetics

5. Lindsay Brown, Shining like Stars

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Mike Hanes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 12 2019 7:03 AM

DIsciple II:

Rosie Perera:

Mark Barnes:
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (Lloyd-Jones)

If only you'd waited a few months. They just announced it in pre-pub today.

https://www.logos.com/product/186456/studies-in-the-sermon-on-the-mount

But who knows how long it will take to get from pre-pub into our libraries so maybe still a necessary purchase depending upon Mark's needs.

Anything that is posted as a pre-order to begin with is prioritized and will have a quicker turnaround time than titles that start out as pre-pubs.

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J. Remington Bowling | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 12 2019 7:33 AM

Will share mine here as it might shed light on another issue:

1. Cases and Maps by Mark Coppenger 

2. Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals by Gavin Ortlund

3. America's Religious History by Thomas S. Kidd

4. The Genealogical Adam & Eve by  S. Joshua Swamidass

5. The Mirror and the Mask by Lydia McGrew 

Books 2-4 are actually all available in Logos - but in every case except for The Genealogical Adam & Eve, the Faithlife release date was after the hard copy release date.

For The Genealogical Adam & Eve, I bought both the hard copy and the Logos edition since they were the same day. The problem with 2 and 3 is that when I first heard about the books as forthcoming, I searched Logos's website and there was (as I recall) no release date for these books, so I just ordered the hard copy thinking it may be several weeks if not months until the Logos edition came out. (Theological Retrieval may not have even been listed on Logos when I was first aware of it and looking.) When I did the same with The Genealogical Adam & Eve, I saw that they had the same publish date and so I ordered the Logos edition (rather, both). 

Now I see that Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals and America's Religious History released soon after the hard copies, but by then I'd still already read the books and so no point buying a Logos version unless I wanted to do some more focused study or writing that utilized content in these books.

Hence, it's not just having the resource or letting the customer know that the resource will be coming eventually. Faithlife has a reputation for long wait times on resource production. From my experience, they've been doing great speeding up production for the last year, but I think Faithlife would also see more profit if they could get ETAs out quicker. 

(If it's a resource I'm likely to make use of or refer to after reading, I'd still buy a Logos edition even if it came out weeks or months or, in some cases, years after the hard copy. I would still buy a Logos edition of McGrew's The Mirror and the Mask!)

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 12 2019 11:11 AM

“The Day is Far Spent” by Cardinal Robert Sarah

”Western Culture” by Benedict XVI 

of course I plan to get them if they do show up on FL

I got the app version of Catholic Encyclopedia until the FL version gets off of bidding.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 12 2019 11:41 AM

David Wanat:
“The Day is [Now] Far Spent” by Cardinal Robert Sarah

David Wanat:
”Western Culture” by Benedict XVI 

This is a new edition of Europe: Today and Tomorrow, already available from Faithlife.

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