Book Give Away

This week’s offer is Victor H. Matthews’ The Cultural World of the Bible (fourth edition). Here’s the catalog description:

“In this new edition of a successful book (over 120,000 copies sold), now updated throughout, a leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world. From what people wore, ate, and built to how they exercised justice, mourned, and viewed family and legal customs, this illustrated introduction helps readers gain valuable cultural background on the biblical world. The attractive, full-color, user-friendly design will appeal to students, while numerous pedagogical features–including fifty photos, sidebars, callouts, maps, charts, a glossary of key terms, chapter outlines, and discussion questions–increase classroom utility. Previously published as Manners and Customs in the Bible.”

Leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday, July 3rd 6:00 am EST. I’ll announce the winner that Friday. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry.

Cultural World

Book Give Away

This week I’m offering Fr. Robert Barron’s newest book Exploring Catholic Theology (Baker Academic). I couldn’t be more excited about this release since it coincides so closely with his upcoming visit here in the store on July 15th. Leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday June 26th 6:00 am EST. I’ll announce the winner that Friday. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry.

Here’s the catlog description:

“Robert Barron is one of the Catholic Church’s premier theologians and author of the influential The Priority of Christ. In this volume, Barron sets forth a thoroughgoing vision for an evangelical catholic theology that is steeped in the tradition and engaged with the contemporary world. Striking a balance between academic rigor and accessibility, the book covers issues of perennial interest in the twenty-first-century church: who God is, how to rightly worship him, and how his followers engage contemporary culture. Topics include the doctrine of God, Catholic theology, philosophy, liturgy, and evangelizing the culture. This work will be of special interest to readers concerned about the so-called ‘new atheism.'”

Exploring Catholic Theology

Book Give Away

This week I’m offering C. Stephen Evans’ new book Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense (Baker Academic). Here’s the catalog description:

“In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Prominent Christian philosopher C.¬†Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response in Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense. He makes the case for both belief in a personal God and belief that this God has revealed himself through the Christian revelation. Belief in God is grounded in natural “signs,” and belief in the Christian revelation stems from three “signs” God has provided: miracles, the paradoxical nature of revelation, and the existential power of revelation.

After beginning with a brief introduction to New Atheist claims, Evans shows how natural theology can undermine an anti-naturalistic view of the world, opening the way for theism. He next discusses natural signs for God and their evidential value. But natural signs only open our minds to theistic possibilities; revelation is required for Christian belief. Evans concludes with a thorough discussion of the reasons God’s self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic.

This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe. It will be of use to undergraduate professors and students of apologetics and philosophy as well as pastors, church leaders, and campus ministries.”

Leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday, June 12th 6:00 am EST. I’ll announce the winner’s name that Friday. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry. International entries are accepted (our last winner was from the UK).

Why Christian Faith