Book Giveaway

This week’s giveaway is a book geared for the Spirit-filled Christian. It’s Spirit-Empowered Theology by Charles Carrin. Here’s the catalog description:

About

You’ve encountered the Holy Spirit. The answer to nearly every question you have about your faith may be found in the pages of Scripture–and in the amazing resource you hold in your hands.

In this comprehensive volume, respected pastor Dr. Charles Carrin gives you the basics of Spirit-empowered theology in an easy-to-follow question-and-answer format. This insightful book will help you understand the most pressing questions of life and the power behind your faith. With valuable input provided by distinguished revival leaders John and Carol Arnott, Stephen Chitty, Dr. Randy Clark, Leif Hetland, Bill Johnson, Dr. R. T. Kendall, Michael Peterson and Dr. Jack Taylor, Spirit-Empowered Theology will enable you to articulate what you believe and why you believe it.

“An amazing book. I especially recommend it to those who are beginning their journey into the theological realm of ‘Word and Spirit’ truth. This book belongs in your library.”–DR. RANDY CLARK, founder and overseer, Apostolic Network of Global Awakening

“This book is a treasure trove. I encourage you to read it and receive new levels of power, love and wisdom for a supernatural lifestyle!”–LEIF HETLAND, founder and president, Global Mission Awareness

“Charles Carrin is a prince of preachers, a sound theologian and an absolute lover and practitioner of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. This book is a golden resource.”–JOHN AND CAROL ARNOTT, founding pastors, Catch the Fire Ministries; overseers, Partners in Harvest, Toronto, Canada

Charles Carrin, D.D., has been in ministry more than 65 years. His beliefs and practices denied the supernatural until a crisis in his own life caused him to see what he had missed. He received his education at the University of Georgia and Columbia Theological Seminary. Today his ministry is characterized by displays of the power of God in salvation as well as deliverance and healing. He lives in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, August 25th. 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 Dwight Gingrich on winning our last book giveaway. Dwight won a copy of God Among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader by Kenneth Richard Samples.

Thanks to all who participated!

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Book Giveaway

We’re back with the book giveaway! This week it’s God Among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader by Kenneth Richard Samples. Here’s the catalog description:

About

Was Jesus just a spiritual leader, like Krishna, Buddha, Confucius, and Muhammad?
Or is he something else entirely?

In God among Sages, Ken Samples presents a biblical and historical portrait of Jesus, grounded in the claims Jesus makes about himself. Then he compares and contrasts Jesus with Krishna, Buddha, Confucius, and Muhammad and explores the competing philosophies of religious pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism. The result is a clear understanding of what sets Jesus apart as not simply a teacher to follow but God himself, worthy of our full allegiance and worship.

“Well informed, wise, and sympathetic, this is a readable volume for those interested in exploring world religions and what makes Jesus so unique.”–Paul Copan, Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University; author of A Little Book for New Philosophers

“This is not the typical world religions volume that simply provides an information-filled survey of major faith options. Rather, Ken Samples emphasizes an interactive approach, done in a comparative fashion that contrasts strengths, weaknesses, philosophical implications, and historical foundations. I recommend it wholeheartedly.”–Gary R. Habermas, distinguished research professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy, Liberty University and Theological Seminary

“There has been a crying need for a book like this, and Ken Samples was clearly the one to write it. This book would be my top recommendation for any Christian, church, or Bible study group that wanted to learn how the Christian faith stacks up against the other great religious traditions.”–Craig J. Hazen, professor of comparative religion and apologetics, and founder and director of the Christian apologetics program, Biola University

Kenneth Richard Samples is a senior research scholar with Reasons to Believe, the premier science-faith integration ministry. An adjunct instructor of apologetics at Biola University, Samples is the author of Without a DoubtA World of Difference, and 7 Truths That Changed the World.

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, August 18th. 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 Jon Talbot on winning our last book giveaway. Jon won a copy of The Parables after Jesus: Their Imaginative Receptions across two Millennia by David B Gowler.

Thanks to all who participated!

There will be no giveaway next week, as I will be on vacation. Happy reading!

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In Memoriam: Haddon Robinson

I was sad to hear over the weekend that Haddon Robinson has died and entered into the joy of his master. From Gordon-Conwell’s website:

Dr. Haddon W. Robinson, longtime faculty member, former President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and one of the world’s foremost experts in Biblical preaching, went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2017.

Originally from the Mousetown section of Harlem, New York, he received a Bachelor’s Degree from Bob Jones University, Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, Master of Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Illinois. He was also awarded honorary degrees from Gordon College and McMaster Divinity College.

Dr. Robinson joined Gordon-Conwell in 1991 as the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching, following 12 years as President of Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary, now Denver Seminary, and 19 years on the faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary. Throughout his long and distinguished career, he also served as Associate Pastor for the First Baptist Church in Medford, Oregon, Instructor of Speech at the University of Illinois and General Director of the Christian Medical and Dental Society.

In 1996, he was named in a Baylor University poll as one of the “12 Most Effective Preachers in the English Speaking World.” In 2006, he was recognized by Christianity Today in the top 10 of its “25 Most Influential Preachers of the Past 50 Years.” In 2008, he received the E.K. Bailey “Living Legend Award.” And in 2010, Preaching magazine named him among the “25 Most Influential Preachers of the Past 25 Years.”

Always looking for new ways to reach more people for Christ, he was also active in broadcast media. He hosted the television program, “Film Festival,” and with Dr. Alice Mathews and Mart De Hann, hosted “Discover the Word,” a radio program which for 20 years broadcast 600 times daily to two million listeners throughout North America and other English speaking countries.

A prolific writer, Dr. Robinson wrote more than a dozen books, including his hallmark text, Biblical Preaching, still used by seminaries and bible colleges around the world. His articles appeared regularly in Christianity Today, Bibliotheca Sacra, Moody Monthly, the American Lutheran Magazine, Leadership and Decision, and in the Our Daily Bread devotional. He also edited the Christian Medical Society Journal and the Theological Annual, and served on the editorial boards of Preaching and Christianity Today.

Dr. Robinson will be missed.

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering The Parables after Jesus: Their Imaginative Receptions across Two Millennia by David B. Gowler. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents:

About

Jesus’s enigmatic and compelling parables have fascinated their hearers since he first uttered them, and during the intervening centuries these parables have produced a multitude of interpretations. This accessibly written book explores the varying interpretations of Jesus’s parables across two millennia to demonstrate how powerfully they continue to challenge people’s hearts, minds, and imaginations.

The Parables after Jesus covers more than fifty imaginative receptions from different eras, perspectives, and media, including visual art, music, literature, science fiction novels, plays, poetry, sermons, politics, theologians, biblical scholars, and other modes of interpretation, including perspectives from other religious traditions. The book shows how the use of Jesus’s parables affects society and culture and offers a richer appreciation for Jesus’s most striking teachings. Readers will begin to understand how contemporary interpretations of the parables stand on the shoulders of centuries of conversations and that our interpretations are never independent of the readings and responses that have preceded us. The Parables after Jesus will serve as an excellent supplemental text for a variety of courses.

Contents

Introduction
1. The Afterlives of Jesus’s Parables in Antiquity (to ca. 550 CE)
Irenaeus
The Gospel of Philip
Clement of Alexandria
Tertullian
Origen
John Chrysostom
Augustine
Macrina the Younger
Ephrem the Syrian
The Good Shepherd in Early Christian Art
Oil Lamp
Roman Catacombs
Dura-Europos House Church
Illuminations from the Rossano Gospels
Byzantine Mosaics, Christ Separating Sheep from Goats, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo (Ravenna, Italy)
Romanos the Melodist
2. The Afterlives of Jesus’s Parables in the Middle Ages (ca. 550-1500 CE)
Gregory the Great
Sahih al-Bukhari
Wazo of Liège
The Golden Gospels of Echternach
The Laborers in the Vineyard
The Wicked Tenants
The Great Dinner
The Rich Man and Lazarus
Theophylact
Hildegard of Bingen
Chartres Cathedral
Bonaventure
Thomas Aquinas
John Gower
Antonia Pulci
Albrecht Dürer
3. The Afterlives of Jesus’s Parables in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Martin Luther
Anna Jansz of Rotterdam
John Calvin
John Maldonatus
William Shakespeare
Domenico Fetti
George Herbert
Roger Williams
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
John Bunyan
4. The Afterlives of Jesus’s Parables in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
William Blake
Søren Kierkegaard
Frederick Douglass
Fanny Crosby
Leo Tolstoy
John Everett Millais
Emily Dickinson
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Adolf Jülicher
5. The Afterlives of Jesus’s Parables in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Thomas Hart Benton
Parables and the Blues: Rev. Robert Wilkins
Flannery O’Connor
Martin Luther King Jr.
Godspell
Latin American Receptions
The Peasants of Solentiname
Elsa Tamez
David Flusser
Octavia Butler
Thich Nhat Hanh
Conclusion: What Do Parables Want?
Appendix: Descriptions of the Parables Cited in the Interpretations
Indexes

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, July 28th. 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 Terrance Tiessen on winning our last book giveaway. Terrance won a copy of Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification by R.C. Sproul.

Thanks to all who participated!

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