Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering Engaging Globalization by Bryant L Myers, from the Mission in Global Community series. Here are the catalog description and table of contents:

This perceptive analysis by a veteran leader in global development work orients readers to the history of globalization and to a Christian theological perspective on it, explores concrete realities by focusing on global poverty, and helps readers reimagine Christian mission in ways that announce the truly good news of Christ and God’s kingdom. Diagrams and sidebars that incorporate the voices of global partners are included.

About the Series
This is the second book in the Mission in Global Community series, which reframes missiological themes and studies for students under the common rubric of mission as partnership with Christians throughout the global community. Series authors draw upon their own global experiences and those of their global colleagues to illumine present realities and chart a course into the future. Series editors are Scott W. Sunquist, dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and professor of world Christianity at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Amos Yong, director of the Center for Missiological Research and professor of theology and mission at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Contents

Section 1: Setting the Stage
1. Introduction and the Path Forward
2. Twin Foundations
Section 2: Introducing Globalization
3. Understanding Globalization
4. The Ambiguities of Globalization
Section 3: The Two Eras of Globalization
5. The First Era of Globalization: Going Global by Migration, Conquest, and Mission
6. The Second Era of Globalization: Globally Connected and Closer Together
Section 4: The Impact of Globalization
7. The Impact of Two Hundred Years of Globalization
8. Assessing the Second Era of Globalization
Section 5: Globalization and the Poor
9. Globalization’s Response to Poverty
10. Contemporary Thinking on Development
Section 6: Globalization and the Church
11. Globalization and World Christianity
12. The Theological Limitations of Globalization
13. The Christian Engagement with Globalization
14. The Missiological Challenge of Globalization
Index

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, November 17th. 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 Jacob Hanby on winning our last book giveaway. Jacob won a copy of Practicing Christian Education by Maddix and Estep.

Thanks to all who participated!

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering Practicing Christian Education: An Introduction for Ministry by Mark A. Maddix and James Riley Estep Jr. Here are the catalog description and table of contents:

This accessible introduction to the broad scope of Christian education focuses on its practice in the local church. Two leading experts argue that Christian education encompasses all of the intentional practices of the local church, including worship, mission, sacraments, and teaching. They explore Christian education not only as a field of study but as a vital congregational ministry, showing how congregations can engage in discipleship and formation for spiritual growth. The book features exercises and other pedagogical devices and includes reflection questions and suggestions for further reading.

Contents
1. The Value of Christian Education
2. Biblical Principles for Practicing Christian Education
3. Theology for Practicing Christian Education
4. The History of Practicing Christian Education
5. Education as Christian
6. Christian Education as Ministry
7. Learning to Be a Christian
8. Scripture as Formation
9. Congregational Education and Formation
10. Christian Formation
11. Developmental Theory
12. Life Span Development
13. Christian Education and Church Health
14. Teaching for Discipleship
15. Leading and Administrating Christian Education
16. A Path toward Spiritual Maturity: Curriculum
17. Equipping for Service
Indexes

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, November 10th. 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 Terry Tiessen on winning our last book giveaway. Terry won a copy of The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing by Jonathan T. Pennington.

Thanks to all who participated!

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering a tremendous scholarly resource–The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary by Jonathan T. Pennington. Here are the catalog description and table of contents:

The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most influential portions of the Bible. It is the most studied and commented upon portion of the Christian Scriptures, with every Christian generation turning to it for insight and guidance.

In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God’s work in Christ. Jonathan Pennington provides a historical, theological, and literary commentary on the Sermon and explains how this text offers insight into God’s plan for human flourishing. As Pennington explores the literary dimensions and theological themes of this famous passage, he situates the Sermon in dialogue with the Jewish and Greek virtue traditions and the philosophical-theological question of human flourishing. He also relates the Sermon’s theological themes to contemporary issues such as ethics, philosophy, and economics.

Contents

Translation of the Sermon on the Mount
Introduction: An Overall Reading Strategy for the Sermon
Part 1: Orientation
1. The Encyclopedic Context of the Sermon
2. Makarios: Macarisms underneath and in the Beatitudes
3. Teleios: Wholeness throughout the Sermon
4. Seven More Key Terms and Concepts in the Sermon
5. The Structure(s) of the Sermon and Its Setting within Matthew
Part 2: Commentary
6. Matthew 5:1-16
7. Matthew 5:17-48
8. Matthew 6:1-21
9. Matthew 6:19-34
10. Matthew 7:1-12
11. Matthew 7:13-8:1
Part 3: Theological Reflection
12. The Sermon on the Mount and the Theology of Human Flourishing: A Sketch
Indexes

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, November 3rd. 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 Kelley Kimble on winning our last book giveaway. Kelley won a copy of 2 Corinthians by Moyer V. Hubbard from the Teach the Text Commentary Series.

Thanks to all who participated!

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering 2 Corinthians by Moyer V. Hubbard in the Teach the Text Commentary Series. Here is the catalog description:

Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively

The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By providing focused commentary, this volume allows pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

Even in the first century, church life could be messy. Just ask Paul and the Corinthians. Though the apostle had previously addressed problems at the church in Corinth in person and by letter, troubling issues remained. Arrogant and overbearing false teachers, factions, and disloyalty to Paul and the true gospel were just some of the issues plaguing the church. Second Corinthians speaks into this situation, pleading for church members to be reconciled and restored to one another, to Paul, and to God. The letter also addresses important topics such as pastoral integrity, comfort in suffering, strength in weakness, the true source of boasting, sexual purity, and Christian generosity. Dr. Hubbard applies a keen eye to the original situation and helps the modern teacher make the connection to today on these still-relevant issues for church health and mission.

“Hubbard’s commentary on 2 Corinthians is a treasure for students and preachers. Here we find expert exegesis deeply rooted in the historical context and culture of the day. At the same time, the theological message of each paragraph and its application for today’s world are powerfully communicated.”–Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Second Corinthians is a complex letter with a number of intricate issues. Yet it is a highly instructive and encouraging letter that has a rich array of implications for life in the church today. Moyer Hubbard has crafted an immensely helpful guide to this portion of Scripture in this installment of the practical Teach the Text Commentary Series. Drawing on his twenty-plus years of study on 2 Corinthians, Moyer provides a very well-written and concise explanation of the text that is richly illustrated with examples from his in-depth understanding of the Greco-Roman world. Those with a regular preaching/teaching ministry will find exceptional value in this excellent commentary.”–Clinton E. Arnold, dean and professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Moyer V. Hubbard (DPhil, University of Oxford) is professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He is the author of New Creation in Paul’s Letters and ThoughtChristianity in the Greco-Roman World, and another commentary on 2 Corinthians.

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, October 27th. 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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