And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Dru on winning our last book giveaway. Dru won a copy of Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship by David I. Starling (which is a tremendous read, if I may say so).

Thanks to all who participated!

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship by David I. Starling. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents:

A Fresh Approach to the Art of Biblical Interpretation

This book offers a fresh approach to the art of biblical interpretation, focusing on the ways Scripture itself forms its readers as wise and faithful interpreters. David Starling shows that apprenticing ourselves to the interpretive practices of the biblical writers and engaging closely with texts from all parts of the Bible help us to develop the habits and practices required to be good readers of Scripture. After introducing the principles, Starling works through the canon, providing inductive case studies in interpretive method and drawing out implications for contemporary readers. Offering a fresh contribution to hermeneutical discussions, this book will be an ideal supplement to traditional hermeneutics textbooks for seminarians. It includes a foreword by Peter O’Brien.

Contents
Foreword by Peter T. O’Brien
Introduction
1. “Who Meditates on His Law”:
The Psalter and the Hermeneutics of Delight
2. “In Your Mouth and in Your Heart”:
Deuteronomy and the Hermeneutics of Law
3. “This Kindness”:
Ruth and the Hermeneutics of Virtue
4. “To Fulfill the Word of the LORD”:
1-2 Chronicles and the Hermeneutics of History
5. “More Than for Hidden Treasure”:
Proverbs, Job, and the Hermeneutics of Wisdom
6. “The Word of the LORD Came”:
Zechariah and the Hermeneutics of Prophecy
7. “Everything I Have Commanded You”:
Matthew and the Hermeneutics of Obedience
8. “Fulfilled in Your Hearing”:
Luke and the Hermeneutics of the Gospel
9. “That You May Believe”:
John and the Hermeneutics of Truth
10. “Beyond What Is Written”?
1 Corinthians and the Hermeneutics of Theology
11. “Taken Figuratively”:
Galatians and the Hermeneutics of Allegory
12. “Today, If You Hear His Voice”:
Hebrews and the Hermeneutics of Exhortation
13. “She Who Is in Babylon”:
1 Peter and the Hermeneutics of Empire
14. “Take It and Eat”:
Revelation and the Hermeneutics of Apocalyptic
Epilogue: Always Apprentices
Indexes

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, June 16th. 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 restricted to U.S. residents.

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And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Kevin Stuhlmann on winning our last book giveaway. Kevin won a copy of The Mission of the Church, edited by Craig Ott.

Thanks to all who participated!

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation, edited by Craig Ott. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents:

Leading Voices from across Christian Traditions Discuss the Mission of the Church

What is the mission of the church? Every seminarian and church leader must wrestle with that question. No matter what designation a church uses to describe itself, it must also think critically about why it exists and what it should be doing. In this book, five leading voices representing a range of Christian traditions engage in an enlightening conversation as they present and compare their perspectives on the mission of the church. Each contributor offers his or her view and responds to the other four views. Contributors include Stephen B. Bevans, Darrell L. Guder, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Edward Rommen, and Ed Stetzer. The book’s format is ideal for classroom use and will also benefit pastors and church leaders.

Contents

Introduction, Craig Ott
Perspective Chapters
1. A Prophetic Dialogue Approach, Stephen B. Bevans
2. A Multicultural and Translational Approach, Darrell L. Guder
3. An Integral Transformation Approach, Ruth Padilla DeBorst
4. A Sacramental Vision Approach, Edward Rommen
5. An Evangelical Kingdom Community Approach, Ed Stetzer
Response Chapters
6. Response by Stephen B. Bevans
7. Response by Darrell L. Guder
8. Response by Ruth Padilla DeBorst
9. Response by Edward Rommen
10. Response by Ed Stetzer
Index

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, June 9th. 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.

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And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Kelley Kimble on winning our last book giveaway. Kelley won a copy of Hebrews by Mary Healy.

Thanks to all who participated!

I’ll be out of town for the next couple weeks, so our weekly book giveaways will resume on Monday, June 5, when I return. In the mean time, have a wonderful Memorial Day!

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering Hebrews by Mary Healy in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents:

“In this addition to the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, respected New Testament scholar Mary Healy unpacks the Letter to the Hebrews, making its difficult and puzzling passages accessible to pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students. Her commentary shows how Hebrews reveals the meaning of Christ’s death in light of the Old Testament figures, rites, and sacrifices that foreshadowed it. Healy explains that Hebrews, when fully understood, transforms our understanding of who God is, what he has done for us, and how we are to live as Christians today.”

About the Series
The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS) responds to the desire of Catholics to study the Bible in depth and in a way that integrates Scripture with Catholic doctrine, worship, and daily life. The series will include seventeen volumes, offering readable, informative commentary on each book of the New Testament. The CCSS implements the theological principles taught by Vatican II for interpreting Scripture “in accord with the same Spirit by which it was written”–that is, interpreting Scripture in its canonical context and in the light of Catholic tradition and the analogy of faith (Dei Verbum 12).

The CCSS is packed with features designed to help readers use the Bible more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry. Each volume provides exegesis as well as reflection and application sections. Cross-references link each passage to the Catechism, the Lectionary, and related biblical texts. Sidebars present information on the background of the text and on how the text has been interpreted by the Church. Abundant quotations from saints and Church Fathers enable readers to glimpse the continuity of Catholic tradition. Each volume includes a glossary, a list of suggested resources, an index of pastoral topics, and an Index of sidebars. Further resources are posted at the series website, www.CatholicScriptureCommentary.com.

Consulting editors: Scott Hahn (Franciscan University of Steubenville); Daniel J. Harrington, SJ (1940-2014); William S. Kurz, SJ (Marquette University); Francis Martin (Dominican House of Studies); Frank J. Matera (Catholic University of America); George T. Montague, SM (St. Mary’s University); and Terrence Prendergast (Archbishop of Ottawa)

General editors: Peter S. Williamson (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) and Mary Healy (Sacred Heart Major Seminary); associate editor: Kevin Perrotta (award-winning Catholic journalist and editor of the Six Weeks with the Bible series)

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, May 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.

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And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Dwight Gingrich on winning our last book giveaway. Dwight won a copy of Engaging the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit by Matthew Levering.

Thanks to all who participated, and happy Mothers Day!

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