***NOTE***: Our next issue will be released on
Monday June 14, and not Friday June 11.
We’re Giving Away Over $250 of Free books This Summer!!!
Summer is right around the corner, the perfect time to catch up on reading some great books. And we here at the ERB want to jump start your summer reading by giving you five books (of your choice)!
Invite your friends (or yourself) to a FREE email subscription to The Englewood Review, and you and any friends who activate their subscription will be entered to win five free books from the list at the bottom of this page [You may need to click the “Read the rest of this entry…” link] !
The books we are giving away are titles that we have reviewed over the last few years, or ones that slipped through the cracks and never got reviewed.
On June 15, we will pick 5 winners. The first name drawn will get to choose 5 books, the 2nd person drawn will get to choose 5 from the remaining books and so on through the 5th place winner, who will get to pick 5 titles from the remaining 11.
In our continuing effort to fund the publication and free distribution of The Englewood Review, we are going to be collaborating more intentionally with Christian Book Distributors. Primarily, we will be offering you the opportunity to buy bargain books from CBD that we think of are interest. Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition. You get great books for a great price, CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.
This week’s bargain books on the theme
St. Paul (Click to learn more/purchase):
|We Preach Not Ourselves: Paul on Proclamation
By Michael P. Knowles / Brazos Press
$2.99 – Save 89%!!!
Holding up Paul as a model for contemporary pastors and seminarians, Knowles sheds light on the apostle’s theology of preaching in this careful examination of 2 Corinthians 1:1–6:13. Paul’s hallmark themes of Christ crucified and resurrected reflected his own cross-centered vision; informed and shaped his message; and led to the spiritual transformation of his hearers.
|Either Gentile or Jew: Paul’s Unfolding Theology of Inclusivity
By Eung Chun Park / Westminster John Knox Press
$2.99 – Save 90%!!!
In this book, Eung Chun Park reconstructs a focused and coherent narrative of the last two decades of the life of Paul as it revolved around gentile mission. The result is a detailed and thorough analysis of the Pauline letters that shows how Paul’s theology changed over the course of his life as a result of his struggle to defend his gospel against those who advocated a different kind of gospel.The book traces the stories of the two gospels in early Christianity in Paul’s time (i.e., the gospel of the circumcision and the gospel of the uncircumcision) as they unfolded through such landmark events as the Apostolic Council in Jerusalem, the Antioch Incident, the Galatian Incident, the Corinthian Incident, and Paul’s last visit to Jerusalem.
|Paul and the Stoics
By Troels Engberg-Pedersen / Westminster John Knox Press
$4.99 – Save 88% !!!
(PUBWestminster/John Knox)The most in-depth treatment of this topic ever done! Going through Paul’s major epistles, Engberg-Pedersen makes clear how much Paul was indebted to Stoic philosophy both for his theology and his ethics. The bold, original research has all the markings of a landmark publication. 448 pages, softcover.
|The Heavenly Trumpet: John Chrysostom and the Art of Pauline Interpretation
By Margaret M. Mitchell / Westminster John Knox Press
$4.99 – Save 89% !!!
Arguing that all Pauline interpretation depends significantly upon the ways in which readers formulate their own images of the apostle, Margaret M. Mitchell posits that John Chrysostom, the most profilic interpreter of the Pauline epistles in the early church, exemplifies this phenomenon. Mitchell brings together Chrysostom’s copious portraits of Paul – of his body, his soul, and his life circumstances – and for the first time analyzes them as complex rhetorical compositions built open well-known conventions of Greco-Roman rhetoric. Two appendixes offer a fresh translation of Chrysostom’s seven homilies de laudibus sancti Pauli and a catalog of color plates of artistic representation that graphically represent the author/exegete dynamic this study explores.