Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Book Giveaway Returns!

That's right folks. After a five or six week hiatus I am bringing back the Friday Book Giveaway. I will be offering a free book on most Fridays.

Today's offer is Richard Pervo's The Making of Paul:Constructions of the Apostle in Early Christianity (Fortress, 2010). Here is the blurb:

The influence of the apostle Paul in early Christianity goes far beyond the reach of the seven genuine letters he wrote to early assemblies. Paul was revered —and fiercely opposed —in an even larger number of letters penned in his name, and in narratives told about him and against him, that were included in our New Testament and, far more often, treasured and circulated outside it. Richard Pervo provides an illuminating and comprehensive survey of the legacy of Paul and the various ways he was remembered, honored, and vilified in the early churches. Numerous charts and maps introduce the student to the "family" of Pauline and anti-Pauline Christianities.

I have been reading this book and have found it to be insightful. So place your name below and I will announce the winner on Sunday, July 24th. Remember, once I announce the winner you will have five days to claim the book or it will go back on the shelf for another day.

32 comments:

  1. I'm new... what a way to welcome a new guy to your blog block.

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  2. Sounds interesting! Sarah Wells

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  3. This sounds like a really interesting one. Please add me. Thanks!

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  4. Count me in.

    Rob Schlatter

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  5. I'm in too. I have his other book on Luke-Acts and it is quite good.

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  6. Noah Schumcher - Im in! welcome home as well.

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  7. This is my "New Testament year" which means I will be learning about Paul. Count me in!

    Beth Hoffman

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  8. Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing, :)

    -Adam Parker

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  9. Looks good. Adding my name to the list and hoping I'm not too late. Tina Hunt

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