Monthly Archives: April 2012

PBB Updater – Next Version Thoughts?

So, it has been quite a while now since the announcement of Logos v4 and a new model for personal books. The personal book capability itself has been out for a while now too. I still haven’t seen anything for the distribution of personal books between the end user community. What I personally have not liked about the new model is there not being a way to distribute compiled books. I personally don’t want to go through all of the work of downloading DOCX files, creating a personal book, looking up book information and cover image, attaching the DOCX and then compiling – more work than I feel like doing.

So tonight I finally got the drive going to see what I can do to automate this process. If it was doable, its worth my time to automate the process (cause coding is fun). So far I have been able to determine how to create the personal book in Logos, but have not yet compiled. Compiling may or may not be possible – I need to have another couple nights to play around and see what happens. But even if I cannot automatically compile, in my mind the auto creation of the books with all the information would be close enough to start working on this project again.

My question to you all…. Is that enough for you? Would an updated PBB Updater be worth it to you if it could only get as far as having a book ready to compile and then you would manually have to compile the books yourself?

If it is enough, what did you like and what didn’t you like about the previous PBB Updater? What would the perfect PBB Updater look like to you?

God Grants the Victory

God grants the victory!
The cross proclaims his righteousness
The empty tomb shouts His glory

God has the victory
The tears of saints entreat His hand
The prayerful cry of the righteous echoes His praise

God is the victory
Every power is beneath His power
The evil will see it and shudder

God gives the victory
the empty tomb shouts His glory
The blood stained cross provides our peace.

To the repentant one all sins are forgiven
To the dependent one heaven’s throne bends it’s ears
God grants the victory!

The Pathway to Glory, John 12:20-36

Giotto Di BondoneYesterday, I authored a blog post that appeared on’s blog. I’ve added a concluding paragraph to that original post.

Everybody wants Glory, but not everyone is willing to pay the price that is required to attain it. Jesus’ pathway to glory was not through teaching, preaching, healing, or doing any of those things that he did during his life’s ministry on earth. Jesus’ pathway to glory was a pathway through the grave to the resurrection.

John closes the triumphal entry with a hyperbolic grumble from the Pharisees; “the entire world” was going after Jesus. The Greeks step in almost as evidence. They seek …