Contest at Catholic Bibles for ESV thinline bible

Tim at Catholic Bibles (here) is having a contest, and the winner will receive:

1) ESV Thinline Bible (without Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha)
2) Berit Olam: 1 Kings

Here are the rules:

1) If you have a blog, please advertise this contest on your blog. (If you don’t, you can still enter the contest.)
2) This contest is only for people who are in the United States or Canada. (Again, overseas shipping costs are a bit too high for me right now. Sorry.)
3) The question you need to answer in the comment box:
What should I name the upcoming series of posts focusing on my reading of the NAB Revised New Testament?

4) The contest ends on Saturday at 11:59PM EST.
5) One entry per person.

I’ve won the Romans commentary by Moo at the Scientia Sapietia blog

I’m jumping for joy because I’ve just received the good news that I am the winner of Douglas Moo’s Romans commentary being given away at the Scientia Sapietia blog. Blogger Dr. Marc Cortez, professor and academic dean at Western Seminary, Portland, graciously selected me as the winner out of 30+ people who entered this giveaway.  Thanks Marc!  I will definitely make good use of this Romans commentary.

I really didn’t expect to win, especially since there were so many other deserving people out there.  I’m really glad to have won it.  Yeah!!

Holy Bible: Mosaic and the blog tour winner today

Congratulations to Mr. Juan Martinez who is the winner of the Holy Bible: Mosaic contest on New Epistles .  I will be mailing out to you a certificate for a copy of the Holy Bible: Mosaic redeemable at your local Christian bookstore, compliments of Tyndale Publishing House.   Mr. Juan Martinez asked a great question: “When I have read previous books with historic Christian artwork, I have been puzzled to find inappropriate artwork such as demonic beings or undressed angels and ugly pictures of Jesus. Is this found frequently inside the Mosaic?”  Well Juan, I checked and didn’t see any demonic pictures of Jesus–nothing even close to being inappropriate, in my opinion. They are mostly very beautiful and colorful.

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I also have several other questions  regarding the Holy Bible: Mosaic that I hope can be answered by someone from Tyndale or one of the contributors.  My originally assigned guest on this blog tour was not able to answer my questions because they were more of an insider’s editorial type of question.  So I’ll leave this up to someone from Tyndale.

Question #1: The Holy Bible: Mosaic includes a one-year lectionary of readings that follow this church-year.  Throughout history, there have been one-year lectionaries developed by Catholics, including adaptations by Anglicans and Lutherans (i.e., Revised Common Lectionary).  Was this lectionary one of the historic one-year lectionaries, or if it this lectionary of readings was designed by Creedo Communications, who are the developers of this bible?

Question #2:  I find some of these themes very good—some more challenging than others (e.g., mastering virtues; God in community; global church community; fasting; wealth; possessions; authenticity; blame; service; diversity; righteous judgment).  How were these themes chosen?  By the editors or by the contributor?

Question #3:  It was mentioned that the contributors were from a diverse background.  This is another reason why it is called the Holy Bible: Mosaic.  How many countries and cultures are the contributors from?

Question #4:  The artwork is one of the best features of this bible.  It reminds me of some of those older bibles with artwork depicting biblical stories.  They range from ancient to modern-contemporary.  How did the artwork get picked for the Mosaic bible?

New Epistles Contest: Give away of Holy Bible: Mosaic (NLT)

Someone has a chance to win a free copy of the Holy Bible: Mosaic here on New Epistles.  (I have posted my review of Holy Bible: Mosaic).  Here are the simple rules to my contest.

  1. Reply in the comments section of this post below and ask any question about any feature of this bible. I will determine the winner by deciding on the most interesting, quirky, or insightful question. Note: There is no such thing as a dumb question!  Your questions may be asked on my interview with a Mosaic contributor on November 3, 2009.
  2. Make sure you email me your email address and question so I can contact the winner.
  3. Link this contest to your blog (or if you don’t have a blog, try to tell someone else about this contest).

Deadline to enter is: November 2, 2009 @ 11:59PM.  I will announce the winner the next day on November 3, 2009 (which is the scheduled date of my interview with a contributor on this blog tour of 50 blogs, so you have lots of chances to win.

I will contact the winner by email to obtain the mailing information so I can send out the certificate for a free copy to the winner (officially authorized by Tyndale and redeemable at any Christian bookstore where the Holy Bible: Mosaic is sold).