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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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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