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).
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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.)