May 2022: Free Book Of The Month

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, May 1 2022 10:21 AM

The Logos FBOTM for May is now live and it and the associated heavily discounted items are courses by N. T. Wright: https://www.logos.com/free-book-of-the-month

The Verbum FBOTM is The Philocalia of Origen and it and its associated offerings are available at: https://verbum.com/monthly-sale#free

Thank you, Bob and Logos, for your ongoing generosity. Thank you for sometimes including resources other than books as monthly freebies Big Smile

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 1 2022 11:26 AM

Cheapest ever 1st day of the month for me. 😀 3 free resources, but nothing of interest in any of the sales. A bit of a relief. Although always enjoy a deal when I find one.

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Paul Chatfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 1 2022 12:00 PM

Does anyone know roughly how much space the course takes up?  I've avoided getting courses from Logos as it's already very big in terms of Gb by itself so just wants to check i have space for it!  Thank you! :)

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 1 2022 1:02 PM

Paul Chatfield:
Does anyone know roughly how much space the course takes up?

Last I checked, it does not normally download the videos to your hard drive for courses. I found this out when I pulled up my Logos Laptop when I was visiting a monastery without internet a few years back...

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 1 2022 7:51 PM

Paul Caneparo:

Cheapest ever 1st day of the month for me. 😀 3 free resources, but nothing of interest in any of the sales. A bit of a relief. Although always enjoy a deal when I find one.

 Agreed. I usually save money during the yearly Wright sale :)

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 1 2022 9:36 PM

Free Faithlife ebook

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/free-book-of-the-month

Well this is a controversial book. LOL
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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 2:10 AM

Friendly comment and gentle reminder:

Logos offers over 100,000 products. Logos has more than ten base packages tailored to different denominational or theological streams. One of Logos' strengths is that it makes a broad range of resources available. Different opinions regarding the quality of product content are inevitable.

I understand that it's easy to type passing thoughts 'out loud' on the fora. Product critique is welcome, especially when solicited. I try to bear in mind that uncritically criticising a product, theological stance, author, theologian, and - even if only implicitly - other forum users, is ungracious.

I am grateful for the many free resources I have acquired from Logos over the years including those with which whose content I strongly disagree.

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 5:51 AM

Kathleen Marie:

Free Faithlife ebook

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/free-book-of-the-month

Well this is a controversial book. LOL

Definitely- yet again most real truth stings.

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 8:11 AM

EDIT: Started new thread

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/206926/1205131.aspx#1205131 

 I  need an academic lesson on the how to discuss provocative monographs.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 8:33 AM

EDIT: I moved my reply to your other thread. 

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 9:43 AM

Hey Kathleen, my comment was not directed at you and I regret that the order of the thread gave that impression. Grace & Peace.

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 10:10 AM

No problem. I am just a student trying to learn how to use all my Logos resources. I have been given this resource as a free item this month. I am learning the hard way that if I want to use and discuss this free resource, and any other monographs that self-identify as "provocative", they require extra levels of caution and labeling. Lessons learned the hard way are one that stick.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 11:06 AM

For anyone not already having it, Barr's Semantics book ... a classic:

https://www.logos.com/product/145449/semantics-of-biblical-language?ssi=0  

Just in humor, the publisher blurb expresses the 'explosive' impact this book had (and has). Moises added ' a trumpet blast'.

So, be careful. Head protection, ears, etc

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 11:09 AM

Kathleen Marie:

I am learning the hard way that if I want to use and discuss this free resource, and any other monographs that self-identify as "provocative", they require extra levels of caution and labeling. Lessons learned the hard way are one that stick.

You did nothing wrong.

My concern was that others' (perhaps innocently stated) comments could be seen as trolling. Product reviews are great, questions too, but saying, hinting, etc, that a theologian or a theological position is just bad (or just good) misses the spirit of Guideline 2 and probably also the letter of it. If someone thought that my posts were skirting the rules then I hope that they, too, would speak up gently. We're a team.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 11:30 AM

Paul

It seems you and I have been deemed ungracious by Mr. Jones with our comments. I saw nothing wrong with a bit of fun but oh well

Gordon Jones:

Kathleen Marie:

I am learning the hard way that if I want to use and discuss this free resource, and any other monographs that self-identify as "provocative", they require extra levels of caution and labeling. Lessons learned the hard way are one that stick.

You did nothing wrong.

My concern was that others' (perhaps innocently stated) comments could be seen as trolling. Product reviews are great, questions too, but saying, hinting, etc, that a theologian or a theological position is just bad (or just good) misses the spirit of Guideline 2 and probably also the letter of it. If someone thought that my posts were skirting the rules then I hope that they, too, would speak up gently. We're a team.

Gordon Jones:

I understand that it's easy to type passing thoughts 'out loud' on the fora. Product critique is welcome, especially when solicited. I try to bear in mind that uncritically criticising a product, theological stance, author, theologian, and - even if only implicitly - other forum users, is ungracious.

Paul Caneparo:

Cheapest ever 1st day of the month for me. 😀 3 free resources, but nothing of interest in any of the sales. A bit of a relief. Although always enjoy a deal when I find one.

Please accept my most humble apologies for my ungraciousness.

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 11:49 AM

Mattillo:

Paul

It seems you and I have been deemed ungracious by Mr. Jones with our comments. I saw nothing wrong with a bit of fun but oh well

Gordon Jones:

Kathleen Marie:

I am learning the hard way that if I want to use and discuss this free resource, and any other monographs that self-identify as "provocative", they require extra levels of caution and labeling. Lessons learned the hard way are one that stick.

You did nothing wrong.

My concern was that others' (perhaps innocently stated) comments could be seen as trolling. Product reviews are great, questions too, but saying, hinting, etc, that a theologian or a theological position is just bad (or just good) misses the spirit of Guideline 2 and probably also the letter of it. If someone thought that my posts were skirting the rules then I hope that they, too, would speak up gently. We're a team.

Gordon Jones:

I understand that it's easy to type passing thoughts 'out loud' on the fora. Product critique is welcome, especially when solicited. I try to bear in mind that uncritically criticising a product, theological stance, author, theologian, and - even if only implicitly - other forum users, is ungracious.

Paul Caneparo:

Cheapest ever 1st day of the month for me. 😀 3 free resources, but nothing of interest in any of the sales. A bit of a relief. Although always enjoy a deal when I find one.

Please accept my most humble apologies for my ungraciousness.

Actually I was referring to all 3 free book of the month sales, the Logos monthly sale, the publisher spotlight sale, the author spotlight sale and the topic spotlight sale. There wasn't anything that was in my wishlist. Although as the April sales were still live too until midnight, I grabbed a couple of resources given my May budget hadn't been challenged!

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 12:25 PM

Mattillo:

Paul

It seems you and I have been deemed ungracious by Mr. Jones with our comments. I saw nothing wrong with a bit of fun but oh well

Just you, Mattillo.

Would I be correct in thinking that you've gone from having a bit of fun at Wright's expense to poking fun at me? Is that okay too? You can disagree with my point or think that I've overreacted, but your most humble apologies come across as most insincere and most ungracious.

I would sincerely welcome your review of any Logos product.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 1:22 PM

Gordon Jones:

Mattillo:

Paul

It seems you and I have been deemed ungracious by Mr. Jones with our comments. I saw nothing wrong with a bit of fun but oh well

Just you, Mattillo.

Would I be correct in thinking that you've gone from having a bit of fun at Wright's expense to poking fun at me? Is that okay too? You can disagree with my point or think that I've overreacted, but your most humble apologies come across as most insincere and most ungracious.

I would sincerely welcome your review of any Logos product.

That would be incorrect. I use "my most humble" apologies quite often and have always meant it in the sense of "I'm Sorry." Please don't assume that I am ungracious and/or insincere. I think it is best to leave this alone and assume the best of one another.

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Dale E Heath II | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 2 2022 10:10 PM

Paul Caneparo:

Actually I was referring to all 3 free book of the month sales, the Logos monthly sale, the publisher spotlight sale, the author spotlight sale and the topic spotlight sale. There wasn't anything that was in my wishlist. Although as the April sales were still live too until midnight, I grabbed a couple of resources given my May budget hadn't been challenged!

I'm in the same boat with you. I skipped buying a few of the new preaching kits in April, in hopes they would carry over for a day or two so I could evaluate the May offerings. Nothing for me either, and they pulled the sale on the preaching kits quickly. I ended up buying a small L9 upgrade before that ended. I overspent in March and April, so May will be my recovery month I hope. There's still those sneaky weekly specials that will be popping up. Surprise

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 3 2022 2:08 AM

Mattillo:

Gordon Jones:

Mattillo:

Paul

It seems you and I have been deemed ungracious by Mr. Jones with our comments. I saw nothing wrong with a bit of fun but oh well

Just you, Mattillo.

Would I be correct in thinking that you've gone from having a bit of fun at Wright's expense to poking fun at me? Is that okay too? You can disagree with my point or think that I've overreacted, but your most humble apologies come across as most insincere and most ungracious.

I would sincerely welcome your review of any Logos product.

That would be incorrect. I use "my most humble" apologies quite often and have always meant it in the sense of "I'm Sorry." Please don't assume that I am ungracious and/or insincere. I think it is best to leave this alone and assume the best of one another. 

Hey Mattillo,

I noticed, without assuming intent, that a small remark skirted forum guidelines. We know that little matches light big fires.

I assume that someone with 5,000+ posts knows the guidelines including the one that says please help others to follow them.

I hadn't assumed intent regarding the initial infraction but the subsequent words "I saw nothing wrong with a bit of fun" cause me to wonder if the skirting was intentional.

I notice that "touchy", "deemed", and "Mr", clustered as they are in the current context, connote, respectively, oversensitivity, a judgmental mentality, and haughty authority. So when "most humble apologies" follow "I saw nothing wrong" with what was apologised for, I wondered what was being apologised for, and I sought clarification. I wondered if the intention was to belittle.

I do not assume English as native language. I do not assume how much thought was put into crafting words. I assume that help offered gently is most often welcomed.

Assumptions are necessary in life and are almost always useful when based on good evidence. It's good to assume the best of others and then build on the evidence, seeking clarification as necessary.

Grace & Peace

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