Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fall Bloggy Giveaway - 3 Free (New) books




My friend Laura over at My Quotidian Mysteries did a Summer giveaway hosted by Shannon over at Rocks in My Dryer this summer and it looked pretty fun, so, I am offering 3 books in this Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway. The way this works is that you comment on this post and this "enters" you in the giveaway, then one of the entries is picked at random and I will send you the books. The winner takes all three! I am unable to send to international addresses due to the cost, but if you're in North America, enter away!

The three books I'm offering are:

A Theology of Liberation, Gustavo Gutierrez
One of the the seminal works on Liberation Theology, outlining the claim that God shows a "preferential option for the poor," and that the Church should also stand with the poorest of the poor against the powers that oppress and enslave them. The book is thought-provoking and a wonderful inroads into this controversial topic, one that makes the hierarchy of nearly every church body very nervous. However, for just that reason, it is a must read!


We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People, Gustavo Gutierrez
Another amazing book from Gutierrez, more spiritual in focus than theological, very accessible to read, and really an amazing work for anyone doing ministry, striving to live a life of holiness, and striving to care for those in need. From the book jacket: "We Drink from Our Own Wells remains a classic expression of Latin American spirituality by a pioneer of liberation theology."


The Apocalyptic Literature, Stephen L. Cook
This is an amazing book, written by my Old Testament professor from seminary. I (for some reason) bought a second copy of this book (my other one is VERY marked up!) Dr. Cook takes on a rather difficult and strange subject matter but has the amazing ability to make it readable and understandable. He is an amazing teacher, and his gifts at breaking down difficult topics into digestible portions also comes through in his books. This book allows the reader to enter into the amazing visions of the apocalyptic literature from the Hebrew Scriptures, and then helps the reader understand those visions. Really a wonderful book.

So, there they are - I own my own copies of each of these books, but am ready to part with these "extra" copies and hope there are some budding scholars, interested students, ministers, priests, and others who might want to put in an entry for three great books. So, offer a comment to enter.

So, comment below to make an entry....

I will make the drawing at 6pm on Sunday, November 4th...good luck!

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

I"m in...

They sound great.

-Jim S.

Anonymous said...

Enter me in this giveaway...

-Sarah B.

sarahhb@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Enter me, too.

Carrie

cdhefferman@hotmail.com

Mavis said...

sounds like something my husband would like. so count me in.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Count me in! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm in. Those sound very interesting. My hubby was interested also....

Denise said...

please count me in.

Sam-Is-Mad said...

Please enter me.
Samantha
samismad@hotmail.com
http://sam-is-mad.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

Amid the "bubbles, bangles, and bright shiny beads" (that's actually a quote... details later) that most people have listed on the giveaway, this is a refreshingly thoughtful, intelligent contribution.

And I'd LOVE To be entered! I've got a US mailing address! :)

And yep, we're doing well. Thanks always for your prayers and love across the miles.

Bebemiqui said...

I'm interested, counnt me in.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win these - especially the first two.

Shannon said...

Sounds interesting!

Sign me up!

Hélène said...

These all sound interesting.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Pick me!

tynajewell@yahoo.com
www.begleyblessings.blogspot.com

-Tyna

Anonymous said...

I'm so in, I've been lookin for books like these!!!
keepchillin_4ever at cox.net

Andrea said...

This sounds awesome!!! I'd love to win this one! :)

Qtpies7 said...

I would be interested in the books. I think my husband would like some of them.

Hedi said...

This is a great giveaway! I would like to have chance to win these books.

carrie said...

Wonderful give aways!!! Please enter me!!!

Ad Tracker said...

Please enter me in your drawing.

Thank you for running this great contest :)

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! Count me in please. Email is in my profile.

~Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

Count me in!!

Unknown said...

Count me in!!

Debby
all_for_christ_6 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Enter me please!

Tamara said...

Books, books, books! I want to add to my winter reading stash! Tossing in my comment...

mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Rockin' Mama said...

Count me in please!

Cecelia said...

Enter me please !

Melissa Neece said...

Supercalifragelisticexpealidocious!
This is a great idea - these books would be great for my husband's library!

Thanks for the contest!

http://melissaneece.blogspot.com/2007/10/giveaway.html
(Lots of pregnancy and natural living links)

~Melissa

Emily said...

My husband's a pastor, I'm sure he'd enjoy all of them!

princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

please put me in the draw
jenmass37[@]gmail[.]com

Anonymous said...

This'd make a great "surprise gift" for my husband! Please enter me!

Brandy
gajabra25@yahoo.com

Linda SS said...

We would love to add these to our library of Christian books.

Eden said...

I would love to win! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanx. My email is in my profile.

Eden

Ginny said...

Enter me please, would love to win!

Jhianna said...

Those sound like very interesting reads. Count me in please!

(My email address is in my profile, thanks!)

Angela said...

Oh wow Id love to have any of them :)

Melissa said...

Those books sound great! Pick me!

The Saunders Family said...

my husband, a pastor, always likes to read!

Spider Lady said...

Too cool!!