This Week’s Book Giveaway: Jesus among Friends and Enemies

This week’s book giveaway is a great book from Baker Academic: Jesus Among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels edited by Chris Keith and Larry Hurtado. This book takes a very different approach to introducing Jesus, looking at him through the lens of his friends (e.g. God, angels, disciples, family) and his enemies (e.g. Satan, demons, Jewish leaders, political authorities). So, if you’re in need of a good introduction to the life of Jesus, or if you’d just like one that does things a little differently, this should be a great book to check out. Scroll down to see how to enter.

Here’s some information from the publisher. You can also watch several videos from the authors over at Baker Academic.

This engaging text offers a fresh alternative to standard introductions to Jesus. Combining literary and sociohistorical approaches and offering a tightly integrated treatment, a team of highly respected scholars examines how Jesus’s friends and enemies respond to him in the Gospel narratives. It is the first book to introduce readers to the rich portraits of Jesus in the Gospels by surveying the characters who surround him in those texts–from John the Baptist, the disciples, and the family of Jesus to Satan, Pontius Pilate, and Judas Iscariot (among others).

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.)

  • Leave a comment on this post saying that you want the book
  • Subscribe to the blog via email (in the sidebar) or RSS
  • Click the Facebook “like” button on this post
  • Share this post on Twitter
  • Friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or add me to your Google+ circles

See, nice and simple. I’ll select a winner next Tuesday (May 1). Stay tuned! (And, by the way, if the winner doesn’t contact me within a week or so to claim their book, I’ll just donate it to our library.)

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68 Responses to “This Week’s Book Giveaway: Jesus among Friends and Enemies”

  1. Craig Beard April 25, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    Marc, my friend . . . I WANT this book.

  2. Craig Beard April 25, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    Marc, my friend . . . I already subscribe to the blog. But if I didn’t, I would now.

  3. Craig Beard April 25, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Marc, my friend . . . I just now clicked the Facebook “Like” button on this post.

  4. Craig Beard April 25, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    We are already Friends on Facebook, my friend.

  5. Brian LePort April 25, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    I want this book. I FB’d and Tweeted and I am connected to you on social media already.

  6. myles April 25, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    I too want this! Already tweeted it.

  7. Craig Beard April 25, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    I just clicked “Like” on YOUR Facebook page.

  8. Matthew Montonini April 25, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    I would love to get this book!

  9. barobin April 25, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    I want this book! I’m connected through FB! I emailed this to a friend! and I liked it on FB!

  10. Brian Roden April 25, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    I would love to have this book for my NT focus in my MA in Theological Studies work

  11. Brian Roden April 25, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    I liked this on FB

  12. Brian Roden April 25, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    I tweeted the giveaway

  13. Brian Roden April 25, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    I am subscribed to the blog

  14. Brian Roden April 25, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    We are friends on Facebook

  15. Brian Roden April 25, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    I follow you on Twitter

  16. Jonathan Ammon April 25, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    I want this book.

  17. Jonathan Ammon April 25, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    I “liked” the post.

  18. Jonathan Ammon April 25, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    I’m a subscriber.

  19. Jonathan Ammon April 25, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    I’m your facebook friend.

  20. Rick April 25, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    Marc, we are already friends. I already like your posts. I already get your posts emailed to me. What more can I say except I would like to have the book.

  21. Connor Lewis April 25, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    I would like this book! Just shared on FB!

  22. Connor Lewis April 25, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I am a subscriber! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. Jamie Macleod April 25, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I want this book

  24. Jeff April 25, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    “Liked” your post. Sure would like this book.

  25. Kevin Corbin April 25, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I would be delighted to give this book a home

  26. Louise April 25, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I really want this book!!

  27. Tyler Patrick April 25, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    I’d love the book.

  28. Tyler Patrick April 25, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    I am subscribed via RSS.

  29. Tyler Patrick April 25, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    I am your facebook friend.

  30. Jason April 25, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    WANT!!!

  31. Jason April 25, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Subscribed

  32. drew April 25, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Would like this book please.

  33. drew April 25, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Subscribed via RSS.

  34. Jason April 25, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Liked

  35. Jason April 25, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Tweeted

  36. Jason April 25, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Social-media connected

  37. Roger April 25, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I want these books.

  38. Roger April 25, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    I tweeted the giveaway.

  39. Roger April 25, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    I liked on Facebook.

  40. Roger April 25, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    I am subscribed to your blog

  41. Roger April 25, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    We are friends on Facebook.

  42. Jimmy Reagan April 25, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Hello, I’d love the book. Liked on FB.

  43. Jimmy Reagan April 25, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Also sent friend request on FB.

  44. André Kamphuis April 25, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    I would really like to get this book!

  45. sam April 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

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  46. sam April 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    I”m following you on Twitter!

  47. Alan April 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Everyone seems to want this book; please throw my hat in the ring for it also. Thanks.

  48. Marcus April 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    I’d love it!

  49. Vanessa April 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    I would like the book.

  50. Vanessa April 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    I Subscribe

  51. Debbie Manthe April 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Well, another fine choice for one of us to win – what a blessing for the fortunate recipient. :-)

  52. barobin April 26, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    I guess I should add with separate comments, that I added you on facebook.

  53. barobin April 26, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    and…I shared this with a friend through email.

  54. Jesse Coyne April 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Yes, Please.

  55. Dwight Gingrich April 27, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    I would like the book. Please. :-)

  56. Dwight Gingrich April 27, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    I am subscribed to your blog.

  57. Dwight Gingrich April 27, 2012 at 2:06 am #

    I “liked” this page on FB.

  58. Dwight Gingrich April 27, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    I am your FB friend.

  59. Russell Almon April 28, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    I really do want this book.

  60. Russell Almon April 28, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    I have subscribed via email and RSS.

  61. Russell Almon April 28, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    I have liked this on Facebook.

  62. Russell Almon April 28, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    I tweeted the giveaway.

  63. Russell Almon April 28, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    We are facebook friends.

  64. John Gribbin April 28, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Everyone wants this book, but I’d like to try implementing it in my teaching to our French Bible institute “friends” at the Bible institute I teach at now and then. Also, I’d like to share it with our French believers who have lots of “enemies” to share the Gospel with.

  65. David April 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    I just liked you on facebook. :)

  66. Jason Herrington April 30, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I want this book!

  67. J.D. Jespersen April 30, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    I’d love a copy of this book!

    I also subscribe to your blog via Google Reader and follow you on Twitter.

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