Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary

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Richard Schoonover | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 10 2012 12:11 PM

I have used Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary by Zondervan for several  years. Zondervan quit publishing it.  I think it is the best 1-vol commentary available. If  you have  used it and would like to see Logos add it to their Zondervan list, please respond and see how much interest there might be in this.

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 10 2012 4:47 PM

 I am charismatic, so of course I want it.  Given the rarity of Pentecostal/Charismatic commentaries I think anyone of this persuasion would be all over it.  I would think that even those of a different theological stance would still want to reference it from time to time, for a wider perspective on various issues. 

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 10 2012 6:20 PM

I like it, too.

Re: Charismatic works, there is also this, which would be nice to have in Logos: http://www.renewaltheology.net/index.html - you can read an excerpt online.

(It's too bad whoever designed the above Webpage repeatedly misspells "Pentecostal" - I've contacted the Webmaster or contact person about this.)

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Richard Schoonover | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2012 6:38 AM

Eric,

Thanks for the link to Renewal Theology. I have the 3 vol set and  have  used it often. That would be another great resource for Logos.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2012 8:59 AM

Richard Schoonover:
 Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary by Zondervan

Yes

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Dan | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2012 1:41 PM

I think this was republished as the Fire Bible. Can anyone confirm that?

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2012 2:01 PM

Not personally familiar with this (though very interested), but I see a few references (from Google)

http://www.biblealliance.org/Fire_Bible_History.ihtml?id=340288

http://www.thekjvstore.com/kjv-bibles/study-bibles/kjv-fire-bible.html

"It started out as the Full Life Study Bible; then it became the Life in the Spirit Study Bible. Now we know it as the new and improved Fire Bible—a reference library in one volume."

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Gary Osborne | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 31 2012 12:26 PM

There are a couple of different things being mentioned in this thread (I have them all).

First, there's the thread starter's reference to the "Life in the Spirit NT Commentary."  It's a fabulous one book commentary that I'd highly recommend to anyone that wants to see what traditional, conservative Pentecostals theology is.  I used the descriptive words I did so as to alert people that this volume is N-O-T written from a Word of Faith, Prosperity Gospel, hyper-Charismatic (feelings and emotions without the doctrine) perspective.  It really is worth it's weight in gold as far as I'm concerned.

Second, there's the "Full Life Study Bible."  This was published in the early 90s by Zondervan and later revised and called the "Life in the Spirit Study Bible."  It was recently picked up by Hendrickson and is now called the "Fire Bible."  They are all essentially the same, although minor revisions leave me loving the original more than the other two.  This is easily my number one resource tool and the best study bible on the market from a traditional Pentecostal perspective.  It's indispensable as far as I'm concerned.

I'd give my right arm if these two resources were added to Logos.  Well, okay, that may be a bit of hyperbole.  But not by much.  Wink

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Richard Schoonover | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2012 6:18 AM

Gary,

I have been out of the office for several days. You are correct in identifying 2 different books. The Fire Bible (originally FLSB and LSSB) was the project by one of our missionaries for pastors overseas who do not have access to Bible study material. It has become the staple of  many national pastors. I think it is currently available in 39 languages. Zondervan picked up these notes and originally published as FLSB. The commentary was an outflow of this project from what I understand. In correspondence with one of the contributers to the commentary, Accordance software has acquired the rights and will soon have it available as a component to their software. Was hoping Logos would do that so I don't have to buy another Bible software.

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Dan | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2012 8:34 AM

The Fire Bible has been available in Accordance for quite a while.

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Richard Schoonover | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2012 8:36 AM

I was not aware of that. Thanks for the info. The commentary should be coming soon.

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Gary Osborne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2012 8:37 AM

It's also available in the PC Study Bible now.  The Fire Bible, that is.  Not the Commentary.

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Jerry Lee Griebling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2012 9:38 PM

I've used Live in the Life in the Spirit Study Bible from Zondervan and love it. Is this the same resource you are referring to? Logos should be have this valuable resource in electronic form.

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Richard Schoonover | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 19 2012 6:01 AM

This is the commentary that is a companion to the Life in the Spirit Bible. Accordance is picking it up and it should be out soon.

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Stephen Valcourt | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 12 2013 11:47 AM

I've always loved my Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary. It is one of the few reasonable commentaries out there that gives good scholarship with a Pentecostal/Charismatic viewpoint. Its only downside right now is that it is not currently available in Logos. This means that I can only have access to it when I am sitting in my church office. PLEASE add this resource!

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Gary Osborne | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 12 2013 4:51 PM

I completely agree, Stephen.  This is, for lack of a better word, one of the two "holy grail" resources I'm hoping and praying Logos will get.  The other is the companion to it, the "Life in the Spirit Study Bible" or it's twin brother, the "Fire Bible." 

Pretty please, Logos.  I need these resources if I am to use the software to it's fullest.  I honestly don't want to use other software that has these available.  I'd like to stick exclusively with Logos, but these two resources are critical for me.

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Terry Lawson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 13 2013 2:27 PM

I have never used the commentary, but if you fill this strongly about it I for one would like to see a Logos version. I vote yes to the suggestion. There can never be enough one volume commentaries. Terry

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Terry Lawson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 13 2013 2:28 PM

Amen!

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Gary Osborne | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 13 2013 7:22 PM

Thanks, Terry.  This really would be a dream come true should Logos decide to carry it.

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Richard Schoonover | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 14 2013 7:40 AM

I wish Logos had picked this up. It is available on Accordance as Life in the Spirit New Testament Commentary.

I really don't want to buy another software program to get it.

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