Book Giveaway: T. Desmond Alexander, Face to Face with God

GiveawayIt has been a while since I gave a book away as a promotion on Reading Acts. Since it is the beginning of a new Academic year, it is time to celebrate by sending out some free books! Really, though, do you need an excuse for a chance at a free book?

I recently reviewed T. Desmond Alexander, Face to Face with God (Essential Studies in Biblical Theology). IVP Academic was kind enough to send an extra copy to pass along to readers of this blog.

Alexander does an excellent job describing the importance of the sanctuary and sacrifices in the Old Testament as well as the role of high priest as intercessor and covenant mediator. He examines these as “shadows of the reality in Christ” through the lens of Hebrews and focuses on that book’s description of Christ as priest, intercessor and mediator of a new covenant. In fact, this book could be considered an introduction to the theology of Hebrews. Go read the review for the rest of my comments.

If you want a free copy of this book, leave a comment with your favorite Hebrews commentary and your name and email (if it is not in your profile already) so I can contact you if you win. I will put all the names in a spreadsheet, randomize them, then use a random number generator to select a winner on September 21.

If you don’t win this book, check back next week for another book giveaway.


15 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: T. Desmond Alexander, Face to Face with God

  1. Yeah, it’s giveaway season! 🙂
    I have found Gareth Lee Cockerill’s NICNT commentary helpful. – Dwight Gingrich
    (I think my email is in my WordPress profile, but I’ll check back just in case its not and I’m lucky.)

  2. Still Lane, but with Philip Edgcumbe Hughes as my so-close-it’s-rubbing-a-blister-on-it second choice. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. Awesome! I have not spent a lot of time in my Hebrews commentaries but for now I would say Luke Timothy Johnson’s in NTL.

  4. Hebrews by P.E. Hughes.
    Because of his theological clarity and easy to understand complex OT references

  5. Hebrews, Wm. Newell and Hebrews, FF Bruce. On the devotional side, The Holiest of All by Andrew Murray is excellent. Thank you for your generosity!

  6. It is getting a little dated now but I have found Attridge’s Hermeneia volume to be very helpful exegetically.

  7. I like Ben Witherington’s Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude

  8. I still use and enjoy Paul Ellingworth’s and William L. Lane’s commentaries. In French, those of two Jesuits: Albert Vanhoye’s and Martin Pochon’s. I’m sure I’ll enjoy Alexander, T. Desmond’s book for a different take on Biblical theology. I think highly of his From Eden To The New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology

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