Friday, December 7, 2012

Book Giveaway for Christmas; Only 1 day left!

Greetings dear readers. As we draw near to Christmas I know that one thing many will have on their list is a book. With this in mind I have decided to give away two books for the Christmas season. And this giveaway will be slightly different than normal. Rather than end on Sunday, it will continue until 9:00 am on Friday, December 14th. At that time I will choose two lucky winners. So here are the books.

First up is  Kenneth E. Bailey's Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes: Critical Studies in 1 Corinthians (IVP, 2011). 

Here's the blurb:


In this groundbreaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, Kenneth Bailey examines this canonical letter through Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and through the Mediterranean context of its Corinthian recipients. Uncovering the letter's roots in the Hebrew prophetic tradition, its intentional theological organization and its rhetorical reference to Near Eastern cultural practices, Bailey allows us to see the full scope of Paul's response to a community in crisis.
If you are observant you will notice that I tried to give this book away a few weeks back. I announced the winner, but he never claimed the book. Thus I am trying once again to give it away. If you enter don't forget to check back next Friday to see if you win. See the details below on how to enter.


Second up is the NIV Greek and English New Testament (Zondervan, 2012). Here is the blurb.


The NIV Greek and English New Testament is a parallel Bible, with the Greek New Testament on the left-hand page (using the text that underlies the NIV 2011) and the NIV 2011 on the right-hand page. The Greek text includes footnotes that relate to other Greek New Testaments, and the NIV has the footnotes readers have come to expect and rely on. Section headings are identical in both editions for easy reference. Additional features of the NIV Greek and English New Testament include: Side-by-side format (Greek text on one page with NIV on the facing page) Greek text formatted to match the NIV text Single column format Words of Christ in black Presentation page Maps.



Now if you want to win one of these two books here is what you must do. Enter your name below and tell me which of these two books you are hoping to win. I will randomly choose two readers next Friday and post the names of the two winners. You will have until Monday, December 17th to claim the book. As soon as I hear from the winner I will mail the book so you can have it for Christmas.





IF YOU DON"T CHECK BACK TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE I WILL GIVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE AND WILL SEND YOU COAL INSTEAD.

28 comments:

  1. NIV Greek and English New Testament

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  2. Gosh, Santa Byron, I would trust your wisdom in awarding the book that would be the best for me.

    But the NT would be awesome.

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  3. Jonathan Light

    Kenneth E. Bailey's Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes: Critical Studies in 1 Corinthians (IVP, 2011).

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  4. Jon K

    Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

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  5. Wow...both are right up my alley. But, you did teach me Greek, therefore I shouldn't really need to rely on a translation...so...I will choose Bailey's "Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes."

    (I am currently reading Bailey's "Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes")

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  6. Paul Tillman entering for Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

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  7. Dennis Solon (Wuppertal, Germany). I wish to receive K. Bailey's "Paul through Mediterranean Eyes" this Christmas.

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  8. Still here, still reading -- and have been told so much about Kenneth Bailey's work, that I can't restrain myself from jumping in for a shot at Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes. :)

    Pax et bonum! David.

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  9. Since the NIV Greek and English New Testament is not feeling the love I will select that one.

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  10. Can I enter for both? If not, I would have to pick the Parallel Bible

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  11. Charlotte Yamada
    Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

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  12. Both books look awesome.

    Merry Christmas,

    Karen Drennen

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  13. I would gladly take either book, but if I had to choose, it would be the Bailey book.

    Scott Harris

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  14. Tony Costa- Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

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  15. I'd like to win Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

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  16. Kenneth E. Bailey's Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes: Critical Studies in 1 Corinthians (IVP, 2011).

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  17. The NIV Greek and English New Testament would be a wonderful Christmas gift!

    Dave Boling

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  18. Bryan Overbaugh- NIV Greek and English New Testsment.

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  19. The NIV Greek and English New Testament

    // Lennart Lundberg

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  20. ..Annie Foerster .. Either book would be appreciated! "Paul" is on my Amazon 'pending' list and I'd also love the parallel NT! Thanks for offering them!

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  21. Kevin Fiske

    NIV Greek and English NT

    Thanks!!

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  22. Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes, please. This would look great on my lap with a fresh brewed cup of coffee on a cold winter day here in Michigan.

    Thanks!

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  23. Joe Price. I passed my candidacy exams yesterday, so now I can read whatever I want. I would love to take Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes off your hands.

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  24. Magic Mike

    NIV Greek and English New Testament

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  25. I would love Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes!

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  26. Simon Pan for Kenneth E. Bailey.

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