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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Oct 22 2020 5:46 PM

So the Harvest Handbook™ of Bible Prophecy is finally up for pre-order. That's excellent. My bid is in.

Are there any plans to bring the other Harvest Handbooks™ to Logos too (Harvest Handbook™ of Apologetics, Harvest Handbook™ of Bible Lands, Harvest Handbook™ of Key Bible Words)?

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 23 2020 5:32 PM

I’ve never heard of these but I do love the author. I’m in

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 24 2020 5:11 AM

I've not heard of these before either Jan. Have you used them before? Could you give a bit of a review?

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 24 2020 6:44 AM

Bruce Dunning:

I've not heard of these before either Jan. Have you used them before? Could you give a bit of a review?

Sure. I own the Harvest Handbooks of Apologetics and of Bible Lands in dead tree format. I used them for coursework at VIU as required textbooks, but they've been useful as reference works many times afterwards too.

The Harvest Handbook of Apologetics contains 75 essays written by experts in the respective fields. The Handbook in some ways is much like an encyclopedia with the difference that it covers fewer topics, but in greater depth, and not only provides the bare facts but whole arguments. Some of the topics you usually wouldn't find in encyclopedias at all, such as Near Death Experiences. The handbook is ordered by topic, so it's easy to find what you're looking for, and since related topics are grouped together, you can just keep reading if you want to do broader research (or if the topic has caught your interest).

The first essay is available as a free preview:

https://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/data/files/excerpts/9780736974288_exc.pdf

The Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands is quite different. It covers geography, archaeology and culture of the Near East roughly from the time of Abraham to the time of Jesus. The book is replete with illustraions, photos and maps, and connects the Bible to all the other sources that we get from archaeology and related fields. It provides great insights into the culture of the day. Interesting or controversial details are covered in greater detail in breakout chapters, for example identifying the Pharaoh of the Exodus, the location of Mount Sinai or Joshua's long day.

One of the highlights is a foldable timeline/chronology showing the dates for the vaious cultures of the Ancient Near East aligned by historical synchronisms.

There's also a free preview available. https://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/data/files/excerpts/9780736975421_exc.pdf

Dr. Collins has announced a second edition. I've not seen an official announcement by the publisher, but it could be worth holding off getting this book. (Should it come to Logos, there'd be even more reason to hold off the purchase of the dead tree edition.)

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 24 2020 12:31 PM

Thanks Jan. That is really helpful and I've put them on my wish list.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 24 2020 1:12 PM

Jan Krohn:
So the Harvest Handbook™ of Bible Prophecy is finally up for pre-order. That's excellent. My bid is in.

I'm in

Jan Krohn:
Are there any plans to bring the other Harvest Handbooks™ to Logos too (Harvest Handbook™ of Apologetics, Harvest Handbook™ of Bible Lands, Harvest Handbook™ of Key Bible Words)?

You might as well add The Popular Handbook of Science and Faith: Exploring the Ultimate Questions About Life and the Cosmos not yet released to your list https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0736977147/?coliid=I1INKDETDGYCAA&colid=2VXZUPFIDBQ0K&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 24 2020 1:32 PM

Ted Hans:
You might as well add The Popular Handbook of Science and Faith: Exploring the Ultimate Questions About Life and the Cosmos not yet released to your list https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0736977147/?coliid=I1INKDETDGYCAA&colid=2VXZUPFIDBQ0K&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Good find. I wasn't aware of that one. There are two more "popular handbooks" on the Harvest House website.

The Popular Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible

https://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/books/popular-handbook-of-archaeology-and-the-bible-9780736944854

The Popular Handbook of World Religions

https://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/books/popular-handbook-of-world-religions-9780736979092

Since Harvest House books are on FLEB, but this series is not, I do wonder whether all of them are in line for Logos release...

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 24 2020 1:39 PM

Jan Krohn:
Since Harvest House books are on FLEB, but this series is not, I do wonder whether all of them are in line for Logos release..

 I hope so

Jan Krohn:
The Popular Handbook of World Religions

Was not aware of this, thanks for pointing it out.

Hopefully I will be able to resist the temptation to purchase from amazon and wait for the Logos edition.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 24 2020 2:03 PM

Ted Hans:
Hopefully I will be able to resist the temptation to purchase from amazon and wait for the Logos edition.

Since you don't need them as text books, you can afford the luxury of waiting. Smile

However, I do have a better idea than buying from amazon. Attend the VIU conference next April (last year there were heaps of the handbooks for sale), meet some of the authors (Dr. Holden will surely be there - let's be surprised who else), and get your copies signed. 

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Mike Hanes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 28 2020 10:26 AM

Jan Krohn:

So the Harvest Handbook™ of Bible Prophecy is finally up for pre-order. That's excellent. My bid is in.

Are there any plans to bring the other Harvest Handbooks™ to Logos too (Harvest Handbook™ of Apologetics, Harvest Handbook™ of Bible Lands, Harvest Handbook™ of Key Bible Words)?

Thanks for your interest Jan, we would like to have additional Harvest Handbooks available in logos, hopefully we'll know soon.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 16 2020 3:00 PM

Mattillo:

The Popular Handbook of World Religions https://www.logos.com/product/203841/the-popular-handbook-of-world-religions

Nice! Thanks for the heads-upYes

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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2020 7:06 PM

in 4a .01 - in 4a #

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 19 2020 3:18 AM

Mattillo:

Ships 28 December.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 19 2020 4:42 AM

I just preordered the rest of them.  Hopefully by end of January we’ll have them all out of prepub 👍😁👌

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 17 2021 2:37 PM

Contains essays by Ravi.... Sad

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 17 2021 2:46 PM

This is why we need to separate the good the man has done from his sin and not punish other authors for it! I was really looking forward to having that book in my library 😡 What really makes me angry is that all RZ did was write the foreword to the book; he didn’t even write an article! 😤

DAL

Ps. Head over to CBD and you can buy the ebook version for $1.39 yes that’s 1 dollar and 39 cents!!! But hurry before they pull it down too! Only downside is you have to use their ebook reader, but something is better than nothing!

I hope they edit the book, remove the foreword by RZ and put it back in the market! This is a great book! 👍😁👌

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 17 2021 3:33 PM

DAL:
RZ did was write the foreword to the book; he didn’t even write an article!

Correct, I have just checked my kindle version. So glad I made the purchase now on kindle a few days ago on sale before it was withdrawn from Amazon.

A few more of the Harvest handbooks are on sale on Amazon.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 17 2021 6:27 PM

DAL:
What really makes me angry is that all RZ did was write the foreword to the book; he didn’t even write an article!

Confirmed! How did I get the idea that he wrote articles about Hinduism and Pantheism.......? Hmm

Anyway, a lot of hard work went into that book. This is annoying, and could even be fixed easily. It's just one page that would have to be removed.

DAL:
Ps. Head over to CBD and you can buy the ebook version for $1.39 yes that’s 1 dollar and 39 cents!!!

It's gone everywhere now. But for full searchability, it just needs to a Logos book.

DAL:
I hope they edit the book, remove the foreword by RZ and put it back in the market! This is a great book! 👍😁👌

I'm convinced it will be back. The release was a big thing for VIU in 2019. Since the second edition of the Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands is in the making, maybe this one will be updated too, apart from just removing the foreword. If Joe Holden announces anything, I'll let you know. When I next talk to him, and there hasn't been an announcement by then, I'll ask him about it.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 17 2021 6:38 PM

I was thinking he wrote about those in one of his other books but I would have to look. My guess is Jesus among other gods 

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