Jim West is Giving Away a Book…But You Might Have to Suffer to Win It!

Jim is giving away a copy of Candida Moss’s new book The Myth of Persecution over at his blog. Want to win it? Entry is simple:

  1. Tweet the giveaway
  2. Post about the giveaway on your blog
  3. Tell why Zwinglius Redivivus is your favorite blog! This last step may result in scorn and misery being heaped upon you–indeed, you may have to suffer. But who among us isn’t willing to suffer a little for a free book?

Giveaway winner will be announced March 6, once Jim has run all the entries through a highly scientific selection process, or maybe after he picks someone randomly. Head on over and enter today!

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Book Giveaway

Jim West is giving away a copy of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture: Galatians, Ephesians recently published by IVP.  The rules? Well, here they are.

1- Post a link to this contest on your blog (no link, no chance you’ll win).

2- Post a link to the link to the IVP site on your blog (and again, no link, no chance).

3- Tell Jim in 100  words in comments below why you believe Zwingli to be the greatest of all the Reformers.

Simple, right? This ought to generate some interesting comments!

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New Blog and Giveaway

Bryan Lopez and crew have begun a new blog, entitled All 8 of Us, to share their experiences of raising their six biological and adoptive children.  Should be an interesting journey!  As a father of four kids under 5 years old (two of whom are twins), I can relate in many ways to the challeneges they face, though six kids I can’t imagine at this point!

To celebrate the launch of their new blog, Bryan is holding a giveaway.  The difference is the winner gets to choose either a single book or an entire series from the picture posted!  From what I can see, there are some great choices, so head on over and check it out!

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Well, as you have probably noticed (or maybe you didn’t), I’ve been rather absent of late in the blogosphere.  Partly because of school, church (we’re in revival now), and usual family activities, and partly because I’ve not been feeling terribly well.  But I thought I’d post a few things just for the sake of posting.

Mark is still lamenting the the demise of the TNIV (is a dirge in order?), so to commemorate that bible that changed God’s words, he’s giving away a copy or two that he found in a trash pile on sale at the local bookstore.  Winners apparently will be chosen from both the boring (like me) and the interesting entrants. Should be fun!

I’ve received/picked up a few books over the last week.  I received a copy of Images of Salvation in the New Testament by Brenda B. Colijn (compliments of the kind folks at IVP) and it looks like a very interesting read.

I’ve also received word that I will be receiving a review copy of the new HCSB Study Bible.   I have been preaching from the HCSB for several years now and I really like it, so I am excited to check out the new study bible.

Likewise, I will also be receiving a copy of Larry Hurtado’s God in New Testament Theology from Abingdon Press.  Hurtado is a great writer and consummate scholar, so this book should be quite good.

I received my order from Eisenbrauns.  Because I know you want to be reminded, that order consisted of From Prophecy to Testament: The Function of the Old Testament in the New, edited by Craig Evans, and New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ by Thomas Schreiner.

We stopped by Half-Price Books yesterday and browsed for a bit.  There were a number of volumes I really wanted (by Brevard Childs and Claus Westermann), but they were $25-30 apiece, too much to buy used.  I did pick up a couple of other volumes, though.  I found Gerhard von Rad’s commentary on Genesis in the Old Testament Library for $5, so I couldn’t pass it up.  Sure, it is tattered and highlighted throughout (ghastly, I know!), but von Rad is an important voice even now in OT studies, so I snagged it.  I also got a copy of More Light on the Path: Daily Scripture Readings in Hebrew and Greek. I’ve wanted this book for years, but never bought it.  So, when I saw it yesterday for nearly 1/3 of the retail price (and it’s in pristine condition), I couldn’t not buy it!  I don’t read devotionally (there go a few stars in my crown!), so this is as close to such as I would get.  I like it because of the selection of Hebrew and Greek readings, along with a short devotional thought related to the verses chosen.  I look forward to reading through this regularly.

Ok, this post is long enough.  Until next time…

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I Won!

Doug Mangum’s Most Boring Book Title contest!  The winning title?

Approximation and Weak Convergence Methods for Random Processes with Applications to Stochastic Systems Theory: Signal Processing, Optimization, and Control

I figured if I dug around at MIT Press I would surely find something, and I was right–MIT Press is a goldmine of boring titles!

Anyway, thanks, Doug, for a fun contest! Now, to peruse Eisenbrauns for a title or two to buy!

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