Another week, another book giveaway! This time we’re giving away two recent books on Jesus and the Gospels. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus: Reading the Gospels on the Ground by Bruce Fisk (Baker, 2011) and Jesus and the Gospels (2nd ed.) by Craig Blomberg (B&H Academic, 2009) and Moral Apologetics for Contemporary Christians: Pushing Back Against Cultural and Religious Critics by Mark Coppenger (B&H, 2011). So, if you’re looking for a couple of good introductions to Jesus and the Gospels, scroll down to see how to enter the giveaway. I’ll be picking one person to win both books.
Here are the descriptions from the publishers:
This book offers a fresh and imaginative approach to Jesus studies and biblical criticism, providing a gripping fictional account of one student’s journey to the Middle East to investigate the New Testament and the life of Jesus for himself.
Norm, a fictional college graduate, undertakes this journey to discover if he can study Jesus and follow him at the same time, and if curiosity will make him a better disciple or no disciple at all. As Norm hitchhikes simultaneously across the Gospels and the land, readers follow his faith journey as well, wondering if he will be able to reconcile his Christian faith with current critical scholarship. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus offers readers a creative and engaging way to explore many of the major questions in Jesus studies today and affirms the importance of asking probing questions about Jesus and the Gospels.The book’s lavish, journal-style, two-color interior design–featuring maps, photos, doodles, sketches, and email exchanges between Norm and his professor–makes it interesting to read. Its classroom-tested material will appeal to professors and students in Jesus, Gospels, New Testament, and religion courses. In addition, thoughtful lay readers will enjoy this book.——————————————————————This second edition of Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate. Craig Blomberg considers the historical context of the Gospels and sheds light on the confusing interpretations brought forth over the last two centuries. The original 1997 book won a Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and this updated version, factoring in new scholarship, debate, critical methods, and the ongoing quest of the historical Jesus, ensures the work will remain a top tool for exploring the life of Christ through the first four books of the New Testament.
Entering is simple. Just do one or more of the following. And, as usual, the more of these you do, the better your chances of winning. (To make my life easier, please leave one comment for everything that you do. So, for example, if you “like” the post on Facebook and also Tweet about it, leave two comments – one for each.)
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See, nice and simple. I’ll select a winner next Tuesday (April 17). Stay tuned!