This week's giveaway is Peter Oake's Reading Romans in Pompeii: Paul's Letter at Ground Level (Fortress, 2009). Here is the blurb.
Peter Oakes relies on demographic information and data from excavations in nearby Pompeii to paint a compelling portrait of daily life in a typical insula, or apartment complex, like the ones in which Paul s audience in Rome likely lived. Imaginatively fleshing out profiles of the circumstances of actual residents of Pompeii, Oakes then uses these profiles to invite the reader into a new way to hear Paul's letter to the Romans as the apostle s contemporaries might have heard it. The result of this ground-breaking study is a fuller, richer appreciation of Paul's most important letter.
If you are interested, put your name below and I will draw a winner on Sunday. The winner has 5 days to claim the book once their name has been posted. Unclaimed prizes go back on the shelf for another day.