Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering Greek for Life: Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving New Testament Greek, by Benjamin L. Merkle and Robert L. Plummer. Here are the catalog description and table of contents:

Learning Greek is one thing. Retaining it and using it in preaching, teaching, and ministry is another. In this volume, two master teachers with nearly forty years of combined teaching experience inspire readers to learn, retain, and use Greek for ministry, setting them on a lifelong journey of reading and loving the Greek New Testament.

Designed to accompany a beginning or intermediate Greek grammar, this book offers practical guidance, inspiration, and motivation; presents methods not usually covered in other textbooks; and surveys helpful resources for recovering Greek after a long period of disuse. It also includes devotional thoughts from the Greek New Testament. The book will benefit anyone who is taking (or has taken) a year of New Testament Greek.

Contents
Foreword, by William D. Mounce
1. Keep the End in Sight
2. Go to the Ant, You Sluggard
3. Review, Review, Review
4. Use Your Memory Effectively
5. Use Greek Daily
6. Use Resources Wisely
7. Don’t Waste Your Breaks
8. How to Get It Back
Sources of Featured Quotations
Indexes

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, January 19th. I’ll draw the winner’s name that day. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry. Entries are limited to U.S. residents.

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And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Michael Metts on winning our last book giveaway. Michael won a copy of Introducing Logic and Critical Thinking by T. Ryan Byerly.

Thanks to all who participated!

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering Introducing Logic and Critical Thinking by T. Ryan Byerly. Here are the catalog description and table of contents:

This robust, clear, and well-researched textbook for classes in logic introduces students to both formal logic and to the virtues of intellectual inquiry. Part 1 challenges students to develop the analytical skills of deductive and inductive reasoning, showing them how to identify and evaluate arguments. Part 2 helps students develop the intellectual virtues of the wise inquirer. The book includes helpful pedagogical features such as practice exercises and a concluding summary with definitions of key concepts for each chapter. Resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources.

Contents

Preface for Instructors
Part 1: The Skills of Reasoning
1. Introduction to Arguments
1.1 Arguments vs. Nonarguments
Exercise 1.1
1.2 Evaluating Arguments
Exercise 1.2
2. Deductive Logic
2.1 Famous Forms Method
Exercise 2.1
2.2 Counterexample Method
Exercise 2.2
2.3 Venn Diagram Method
Exercise 2.3
2.4 Proof Method
Exercise 2.4
2.5 Expanded Proof Method with Predicates and Quantifiers
Exercise 2.5
3. Inductive Logic
3.1 Statistical Syllogism
Exercise 3.1
3.2 Induction by Enumeration
Exercise 3.2
3.3 Arguments from Authority
Exercise 3.3
3.4 Arguments from Analogy
Exercise 3.4
3.5 Inference to the Best Explanation
Exercise 3.5
Part 2: The Virtues of Inquiry
4. Internal Virtues
4.1 Love of Intellectual Excellence
Exercise 4.1
4.2 Intellectual Courage and Caution
Exercise 4.2
4.3 Introspective Vigilance
Exercise 4.3
5. Virtues of Intellectual Dependence
5.1 Trust
Exercise 5.1
5.2 Interpretive Charity
Exercise 5.2
5.3 Intellectual Empathy
Exercise 5.3
6. Virtues of Intellectual Dependability
6.1 Intellectual Generosity
Exercise 6.1
6.2 Communicative Clarity
Exercise 6.2
6.3 Audience Sensitivity
Exercise 6.3
Appendix: Argument Forms and Proof Rules
Glossary of Key Terms

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, January 12th. I’ll draw the winner’s name that day. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry. Entries are limited to U.S. residents.

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And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Matthew George on winning our last book giveaway. Matthew won a copy of Enjoying God by R.C. Sproul.

Thanks to all who participated!

 

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Book Giveaway

Happy New Year! The giveaway returns this week after a few weeks in hibernation.

This week I’m offering Enjoying God: Finding Hope in the Attributes of God by R.C. Sproul. Here are the catalog description and table of contents:

Discover the magnificence of the character of God

Confused, angry, and hurt after the death of his father, a young R. C. Sproul began his personal search for ultimate truth with these piercing questions: Who are you, God? And why do you do the things you do?

In Enjoying God, you’ll journey with R. C. Sproul to discover the nature of God through his marvelous and often surprising attributes. In this warm, personal account, Dr. Sproul communicates deep wisdom of God as he shares his earnest, lifelong passion to know God and the profound hope he ultimately found in the attributes of God. He encourages each one of us to dig deep and seek the God who is alive, who is real, and who is love.

R. C. Sproul has served the church as a seminary professor, pastor, and author of more than one hundred books. He is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and the chancellor of Reformation Bible College, and his teaching can be heard daily on the program Renewing Your Mind. Dr. Sproul is also executive editor of Tabletalk magazine and general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, January 5th. I’ll draw the winner’s name that day. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry. Entries are limited to U.S. residents.

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In Memoriam: R.C. Sproul

It’s been a very busy season at the store, so it’s been difficult to keep up with the blog. But I would be remiss not to pay my respects to Dr. R.C. Sproul, one of the most widely-influential theologians of his generation and a personal hero of mine.

Dr. Sproul (1939-2017) died today from a respiratory illness, for which he was hospitalized on December 3. The Reformed theologian was the co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, which he founded in 1971. He wrote numerous books, focusing largely on Reformed theology and classical apologetics.

I was exposed to Sproul’s teaching in late elementary school through his daily radio program, Renewing Your Mind. His clear, Biblical teaching resonated with me, even as a child, in a way that few (if any) others’ ever have. I began reading his books in junior high and high school, finding that I actually enjoyed reading for the first time. The Holiness of God, in particular, was a paradigm-shifting book that whet my appetite for so many of the books that I would read and be shaped by, to this very day.

I never met Dr. Sproul, but I have been greatly impacted by him–not only by the content of his teaching, but by the calm, natural, reasonable, and convicted way in which he taught. From my vantage point, he emulated his conviction that life out to be lived coram deo–“before the face of God.”

I, and the many others who considered him a spiritual mentor, will miss him.

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And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Spencer Robinson on winning our last book giveaway. Spencer won a copy of Engaging Globalization by Bryant L. Myers.

Thanks to all who participated!

There will be no giveaway this week due to the holiday.

Thanks be to God!

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