It is August, so it is just about time to start thinking about “back to school.” In fact, I have just started teaching an OT Survey course in an August intensive format, so to celebrate a new school year, I am going to give away a couple of Church History books.
I have extra copies of Christopher A. Hall’s Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers Paperback (IVP 1998) and Ancient & Postmodern Christianity: Paleo-Orthodoxy in the 21st Century-Essays In Honor of Thomas C. Oden (IVP 2002), edited by Kenneth Tanner Christopher Hall. The Festscrhrift for Thomas Oden includes essays by Richard John Neuhaus, Alan Padgett, J. I. Packer, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Carl Braaten, Stanley Grenz, Bradley Nassif, Thomas Howard.
To have a chance at winning these books, leave a comment mentioning , or at least your name. I suppose some other snarky comment will do as well. I will announce the winner picked at random on August 21.
63 thoughts on “Book Giveaway – Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers”
Sign me up -Jacob Cerone
Dr.Long, love your postings so much I’m wondering if you regularly walk on water. 😀
Vincent S Artale Jr.
No, I think water is to be properly filtered and brewed into coffee.
After 7 days of reflection; I agree. 🙂
Hi there! I would love to read both, but especially the Festschrift for Thomas Oden would be much appreciated. As a graduate from Regent College (MDiv -93) and having the pleasure of studying under (does one express it this way?) both Stan Grenz and JIP it would be a blast. On the other hand, the fact that I’m writing this from Finland makes it unlikely with your recent increase in postal prices…
Would love a copy of this book.
I’m interested. James Pate.
Celebrating a new school year by giving away church history books has never been part of my experience. Never let it be said that I am not open to new experiences.
Sounds good–count me in!
I have enjoyed your blog for over a year now and hope to win one of those fantastic books. Thank you for offering this give-a-way! Ben
Also interested in the give-away – thanks for running this (and an extra thanks in advance if I’m one of the winners!)
You could spend your whole life digging into the scriptures and still not plummet its depths. Our historical forefathers also give us a shovel.
I wouldn’t mind a book. In fact, I might even enjoy receiving one. But I suppose we will never know unless I’m picked.
These sound like interesting books.
Not sure if Australia is too far away a destination for the competition, but I’m in it for the thrill of it anyway!
As per Matt Malcolm above, I too am an Aussie in Perth and happy for the opportunity to register interest even if it to far geographically to be practical 🙂
Matt and David, I will send the books to Australia (or Finland) if that is what happens. I did not limit the context geographically. I am thrilled that Reading Acts has something of a global appeal.
We keep a low profile until a competition like this brings us out of the woodwork!
Some other snarky comment,
I like books.
There’s another Dwight in this comment section and I don’t like that.
Scott Hughes – because a failure to reader the fathers traps us in our culture
Thanks for the opportunity.
A newcomer to the blog, but I’d be interested in reading the Church Fathers book.
I would genuinely enjoy receiving either of these!
I would really enjoy either!
Please enter me in the draw!
Would love to read both these books. Thanks!
These are many of my favorite authors/thinkers. And I look forward to learning more through them.
I’ve heard good things about Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers!
I took a class at Denver Seminary over the summer, taught by Donald Fairbairn. The class examined the theology — focused primarily on the ideas and formulation of doctrine/understanding of soteriology — of the early Church Fathers. It was a fantastic class, and I would very much love to continue to investigate theology through the eyes of the church fathers. So, yeah, I’m all in for a chance at this book! Thanks! — Sam Creagar
It would be so awesome to get this!
– Joshua Kucela
Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!
Sounds interesting! Love the Church Fathers..
This would be awesome to get, thanks for putting this up!
Been wanting to read both for a while. And yes, my e-mail is real.
This will be helpful to me a Seminary student
Would be super neat to win one of these books! 🙁
That frowny face was meant to be a smiley!
Thanks for your generosity!
All about free books!
Hmmm. . . free books. . .
Just finished reading my library copy of “Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers” and found it to be a great resource. Sign me up!
Fantastic resources. I’d love reading either of these. Jams Paton
Patristics + coffee + armchair = awesome day off
Looks very interesting! – Brandon Schmidt
Woah, sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.
A bit late, but I read Hall’s book in 2012 and REALLY enjoyed it.
Not feeling particularly snarky today so I can try to be nice. I would love to win a book, thank you (Karl Dumas)
Pick me! Pick me!
Count me in
Thanks for your consideration.
Alfred van de Weg
Count me please!
I would love to win these. Would be a great addition to my growing library as a seminary student.
I picked up Oden’s “Classic Christianity” awhile back after our pastor mentioned him. I’ve already pulled some great quotes from him for the Sunday School class I teach. Sign me up! Thanks.