James D. Eddleman II
- I have Platinum via a miracle. The heavy lifting of parsing and declining is over. it is such a time saver it iw amazing. I have an ssd drive and I am into the ext in under 2 minutes from the time I. hit the power button to be turned-on . I let a friend play with it. He came out of my study and said he got 20 hours of work done in 90 minutes..... that's about right.
- WISE INVESTMENT. Many folks I talk with love the feel and romance of sitting down with a book, reading, underlining, having a cup of coffee ( or five)... I do too. But there is also the stewardship of time and money. Figure 3 things: amount per copy of books( even the ones you don't use, the time it takes get books off the shelf, open to the pages needed ( then put them away) , the space it takes on tour desk, and the the dozens of scholars it invites into the the study to parse, decline , and define words ACURRATELY. Jesus was an "every jot and tittle" preacher. This gives me the the ability to get FROM THE TEXT what wants me to get from the TEXT. THIS ISGREAT STEWARDSHIP, PARTICULARILY AT THIS PRICE... NO BRAINER STUFF.
- I understand your point about stewardship, but for me, these huge bundles are not good stewardship. By buying one of these packs, I would end up paying for a lot of features and books which I would never use, hence wasting money. It's a pity that Logos doesn't allow us to customise these packs. (Obviously, whether a pack is good or bad stewardship depends on what each individual needs.)
- I agree with Kevin that "good or bad stewardship depends on what each individual needs". As a Bible College student, one professor noted my "extensive use" of "old texts" near the end of my course. His criticism is valid especially when Old Testament texts of the 18th and 19th centuries have become mostly obsolete due to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Keeping up with newer texts in Logos is a challenge, especially for Pentecostal Studies. While many of my recent book purchases are for Kindle, Logos is superior for the functionality they build into the books that help me in my studies. Now that I have started working on my Masters, I could not find Logos selling any of the texts related to my Required or Recommended Reading that focused on the Anglo-Catholic Lutheran theology. Of the 5,000+ books I now own in Logos, I wish there was a way to "trade-in" resources that I have no use for to reduce the cost of buying resources that I will find of value.
- I have used the New Testament Commentary since my junior year in collect in 1980 when, as a meager student with precious little means to do so, I scraped the funds to purchase Matthew. Later I purchased Romans. They and Lenski are my first choices. They are scholarly, meaty and insightful, yet plain speaking enough for mass consumption To now have them in electronic format is delightful.