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!