Thursday, November 13, 2008

Book Giveaway: We Become What We Worship by G. K. Beale

A couple of weeks ago I announced the arrival of G. K. Beale's We Become What We Worship in my mailbox. This book has been on the top of my reading list, I am well into the book (although a bit slowly due to a move and a lot of highway miles). My initial impression of the value of this book has been surpassed. Granted, this is an academic book, but if you will follow Beale's own advice and resist the urge to read the footnotes on your first read-through, you'll be able to move a lot more quickly and gain a clearer view of the books argument. This is an academic book that will richly repay your time spent reading and studying through it with an open Bible.

G. K. Beale, We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry (October 2008). Paperback, 341 pages. List: $26.00

I would like to announce that IVP has very graciously provided me with three free copies to be given away. Thank you! Tim and I have discussed this book, and he is interested in reading and posting his comments on it, too. So, I will be mailing one copy to Tim and I have two more copies that I would like to offer to our readers. If you haven't yet, please subscribe to this blog via RSS feed or e-mail.

Giveaway Instructions..

If you would like to receive a copy of G. K. Beale's We Become What We Worship, please leave a comment here or send me a short email and be willing to respond with your impression of the book after you receive it. Two winners will be randomly drawn and the names will be announced on Monday morning, November 17.

Please pass the word around. More than gaining readers of this blog, I would like to spark a hearty discussion of this book and the subject of idolatry.

"We resemble what we revere, either for ruin or restoration." (G. K. Beale)