We’re Giving Away Two Books! An Intro to the OT and An Intro to the NT

We have some books left over from last weekend’s regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the publishers have generously said that we can give away some of those books here. So every Friday, I’ll be announcing a new book giveaway. Scroll down to find out how to enter.

This week we’re giving away two books from ZondervanAn Introduction to the Old Testament by Tremper Longman III and Raymond Dillard and An Introduction to the New Testament by Don Carson and Douglas Moo. Next Thursday, I’ll be picking one person to win both books. So make sure you get your name in for the drawing.

Here are the publisher’s descriptions of the books.

This second edition of An Introduction to the Old Testament integrates and interacts with recent developments in Old Testament scholarship. Several distinctive set it apart from other introductions to the Old Testament: • It is thoroughly evangelical in its perspective • It emphasizes “special introduction”—the study of individual books • It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical method • It features points of research history and representative scholars rather than an exhaustive treatment of past scholarship • It deals with the meaning of each book, not in isolation but in a canonical context • It probes the meaning of each book in the setting of its culture Including callouts, charts, and graphs, this text is written with an eye on understanding the nature of Old Testament historiography. This upper-level introduction to the Old Testament offers students a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message.


An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on “special introduction” that is historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth. This approach stands in contrast to recent texts that concentrate more on literary form, rhetorical criticism, and historical parallels—topics the authors don’t minimize, but instead think are better given extended treatment in exegesis courses. By refocusing on the essentials, An Introduction to the New Testament ensures that the New Testament books will be accurately understood within historical settings. For each New Testament document, the authors also provide a substantial summary of that book’s content, discuss the book’s theological contribution to the overall canon, and give an account of current studies on that book, including recent literary and social-science approaches to interpretation. This second edition reflects significant revision and expansion from the original, making this highly acclaimed text even more valuable. • A new chapter provides a historical survey examining Bible study method through the ages. • The chapter on Paul has been expanded to include an analysis of debates on the “new perspective.” • The discussion of New Testament epistles has been expanded to form a new chapter. This new edition will help a new generation of students better grasp the message of the New Testament.

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About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof at Wheaton College, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

150 thoughts on “We’re Giving Away Two Books! An Intro to the OT and An Intro to the NT

  1. I’m already subscribed to your blog, thank you. [“Thank you” is worth another entry, too, eh?]

  2. I want these books, please. Thank you, and keep up the great work! The blog has ministered to me!

  3. I would love to get both of these books because I have a desire to learn as much as I can and I have a deep respect for the authors and have enjoyed other books that they have written.

  4. I would love a copy of either one! Definitely would be a great aid and addition to my studies at Western!

  5. I really want the books…I got accepted to Western last week! Already subscribe via email!

  6. I really want the books…I got accepted to Western last week! I liked the post of Facebook!

  7. I really want the books…I got accepted to Western last week! I tweeted about the giveaway!

  8. Marc,

    If selected to receive the 2 books, I would use them to help my preparation for Bible classes I lead at my church.

    Thank you for the offer.

    William (Bill) Hooper

    I lready receive blog postings via RSS (My Yahoo) feed.
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  9. Either book would be a welcome addition to my library as I teach a ladies Sunday School class and am involved in Bible Study Fellowship. I appreciate the offer to possibly be the happy recipient. 🙂

  10. Would love to have a copy of each of these fine books. Certainly would come in handy when I begin my studies (especially for “Intro to OT” & “Intro to NT”) to become a local preacher in my denomination.

  11. These books look great! Count me in. I’m also already subscribed to the RSS feed, but I’m not sure if that counts. Blessings to you all!

  12. I liked the Facebook post on your page: “Today is your last chance to win a couple of great books over at the Transformed blog. Check it out.” Can’t figure out where else to like it on Facebook…that’ll do, right?

  13. You’re always informative and refreshing. Keep up the good work.
    Please enter my name for the books.
    God bless you for all you do.

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