Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Book Giveaway

Well it has been a while so I think it is time to give away a book.  And since it was announced this week that an early fragment of Paul's letter to the Romans was discovered, I thought I would give away a book on Romans.

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.

37 comments:

  1. How do you feel about the participation of previous winners? ;-). Peter Oakes is a great guy.

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  2. Oo - me! Nijay Gupta wants this book!

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  3. Julie Murdock

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  4. This book looks wonderful! My fingers are crossed ...
    Beth Hoffman

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  5. Wow, looks like a cool book! I'm in!

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