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Lonnie Spencer | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 12 2013 7:57 AM

I would love to see the one volume commentary "The Transforming Word" by ACU Press (Abilene Christian University) in Logos someday.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 12 2013 3:53 PM

Lonnie Spencer:

I would love to see the one volume commentary "The Transforming Word" by ACU Press (Abilene Christian University) in Logos someday.

I don't think I would want it unless it is to show how liberal it is:

1. It claims Moses was not the author of the Pentateuch.

2. It states Isaiah was not the author of the book that bears his name.

3. The commentary claims that the New Testament authors are not necessarily independent writers. It is alleged that Mark (who was not an apostle) wrote first, and his record, along with a fictitious document called Q, was copied by Matthew (one of the original twelve). This is called the two-source theory and it has no basis in documented reality.

4. John Willis, a professor of Old Testament at ACU, has written the following about prophecy: "There is no unequivocal specific prediction of the coming of Jesus Christ and/or the church in the Old Testament. New Testament speakers reinterpreted and reapplied Old Testament texts to Christ and/or the church."

5. Isaiah 40:3—“the voice of one who cries”—allegedly does not refer to the preparatory work of John the Baptizer, as all four Gospel writers affirm (cf. Matthew 3:3 and parallel references), rather the ACU professor contends it is the message of an angel to his fellow angels regarding Judah’s return from Babylonian captivity (558). Jehovah’s “servant” (42:1ff) is the nation of Israel (559), not the Messiah—as affirmed by an inspired apostle (Matthew 12:17-21). What is absolutely incredible is the fact that Willis sees nothing messianic in the context of Isaiah 53. The “suffering servant” is “probably the remnant of Jewish exiles” who suffered vicariously for the nation. What kind of spiritual astigmatism afflicts this gentleman?

As someone who respects the Bible as a book coming from God (inspired; cf. 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21) the only reason I would use this commentary is to expose the errors contained there in.

This commentary shouldn't even be called a Church of Christ commentary.  And the titled should not be "The Transforming Word" but rather "The Transformed Word."

Sorry but had to be said.  Even my friends in the denominational world don't buy what this commentary teaches. Sad but true! I'd rather see Coffman's Commentary on the OT and NT, but I'm sure it would be very pricey if Logos ever produced it. Sad I would rather see the Gospel Advocate Commentaries even though they're too simple and outdated than seeing this one vol. commentary.

DAL

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 12 2013 4:40 PM

Yes Denise, as quoted from the christian courier site and tripled checked by me when I got my big dead tree copy of it and 30 days later I returned it.  I'm so disappointed that this and other false teaching is creeping in the church now days; but I guess it wouldn't be the last days if it wasn't happening, would it? ;-)

DAL

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 12 2013 11:57 PM

For a safely conservative Church of Christ resource, please bid on the Alexander Campbell New Testament https://www.logos.com/product/16808/english-bible-collection

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 13 2013 10:05 AM

LOL MJ you're really after this one, aren't you? As Marco from Tropoja said, "Good luck!" I hope this one makes it out of production soon.

DAL

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John E. Flowers, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 21 2018 8:55 PM

The Gospel Advocate has a set of New Testament Commentaries by Church of Christ authors.  It is a 14 volume set and is available at Gospel Advocate.com.  The set sells for $229.00 or individual volumes for $18.99.  I have the Word Search on my computer and they recently sold the set for $99.00 as a download.  The other choice is James Burton Coffman commentaries.  These can be purchased at Gospel Advocate or at other Christian stores.  They usually run around $12.00 a volume. He is very good. You can also look for the Gospel Advocate commentaries in other places, but the price seem to be  the same.  The cheapest I saw was a used set on E-bay for $135.00. God Bless.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 22 2018 7:02 AM

John E. Flowers, Jr.:

The Gospel Advocate has a set of New Testament Commentaries by Church of Christ authors.  It is a 14 volume set and is available at Gospel Advocate.com.  The set sells for $229.00 or individual volumes for $18.99.  I have the Word Search on my computer and they recently sold the set for $99.00 as a download.  The other choice is James Burton Coffman commentaries.  These can be purchased at Gospel Advocate or at other Christian stores.  They usually run around $12.00 a volume. He is very good. You can also look for the Gospel Advocate commentaries in other places, but the price seem to be  the same.  The cheapest I saw was a used set on E-bay for $135.00. God Bless.

Gospel Advocate Commentaries are basic level commentaries and over priced for the content.  In my honest opinion the only volumes that are worth purchasing are  The volumes by Guy N Woods and Robert Milligan. Maybe H Leo Boles on Acts.

Coffaman is a little more in-depth and better only because it is a collection of what a lot of other authors have said concerning the text. Coffman barely does any commenting of his own.  It’s more like “as so and so aptly observes,” or “as so and so stated,” or “we include so and so’s comment on this,” or “so and so was impressed by this stating...” Coffman is good  but it kind of gets annoying that he quotes other people virtually every other paragraph.

In any case both sets can be found on sale for $69 or $79 with WORDsearch.

DAL

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 22 2018 8:25 AM

MJ. Smith:

For a safely conservative Church of Christ resource, please bid on the Alexander Campbell New Testament https://www.logos.com/product/16808/english-bible-collection

That collection turned out to be very interesting; I put a publish-year fronting the title, to sort on Text Comparison.

On Alexander's translation, Logos included stacks and stacks of notes. I wonder what happened on ASV (recent thread).

And of course, you have John the Immerser. I'm glad Alexander didn't go with John the Sprinkler. That's a terrible word play, though early jewish culture would have enjoyed it. More accurately, it's John the Baptizo'er, whatever that was.

And Alexander didn't just do a few Samaritan word-switches. When it was time for Judah to have a son, he didn't 'begot'. And Alexander knew exactly why. So, he just ignored the greek. (Mat 1.3)

Excellent prepub, it is.

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Werner Vos | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 22 2018 9:11 PM

Thank you.

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Werner Vos | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 22 2018 9:12 PM

Thanks.

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Tom Turowski | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 12 2019 11:52 AM

https://www.sunsetonline.org/ You can take non-credit audit courses for $25 each. I just did one on the book of Leviticus which I think they call the sacrificial system.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 12 2019 1:38 PM

Tom Turowski:

https://www.sunsetonline.org/ You can take non-credit audit courses for $25 each. I just did one on the book of Leviticus which I think they call the sacrificial system.

This other site is better and courses are free.  It’s like a  Mobil Ed online with courses covering original language, topical, books of the Bible, apologetics,  etc.

Here’s the link: https://video.wvbs.org/

DAL

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Donnie | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 28 2021 11:10 AM

Yes the college press series on the old an New Testament is a great one for sure.  Also there is 2 very good ones in pre production first is the gospel advocate series on the New Testament and the Jame burton Coffman series on the old and new testament. Also look into the store Campbell movement encyclopedia and all of the different college press bundles such as Bible study, theology just o name a few. Hope this helps

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xnman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2022 7:32 AM

Late comer to this forum.... I would suggest more Church of Christ authors in addition to those already suggested .... Wendell Winkler, Mike Winkler, N.B. Hardemann, William Woodson, Wayne Jackson, Mac Deaver, Roy Deaver, Freed-Hardemann Lectureship series, East Tennessee School of Biblical Studies Lectureships Series, Edie Cloer, Truth for Today Commentaries, Brown Trail School of Preaching Lectureship series, Gus Nichols, Charles Pugh, Jr., Jackie Stearsman and Thomas B. Warren (which some of his books are on Logos but bundled), Garland Robinson, "Seek the Old Paths" publication series... "Gospel Advocate" publication series. And I could name more....

I find books and publications for people of the Church of Christ to be very few and limited.

P.S. An excellent set of commentaries -"Truth for Today Commentaries" can be purchased from OneStone Resources --> https://onestone.com/collections/truth-for-today-commentaries --- wish they could be in Logos!!!

xn = Christan  man=man -- Acts 11:26 "....and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch".

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Ken Hicks | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2022 8:58 AM

Anything by Leafwood Publishing would qualify (Leafwood is associated with Abilene Christian University). https://www.logos.com/search?query=Leafwood&sortBy=Relevance&limit=60&page=1&ownership=all&geographicAvailability=availableToMe 

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