Friday, August 10, 2007

I Knew This Blog Was Good for Somethin

Today I received an email from two different publishers offering to send me a free copy of one of their books. I'm sure this happens to the big shots (Mark Shea, Jimmy Akin, Amy Welborn, etc.) all the time, so much so that they don't even consider it worth blogging about. But, it has just recently begun happening to me and I'm pretty psyched about it. This will make 4 free books within the last month!

Beyond the fact that I love books, I really appreciate these offers because they are implicit validation of my blog. They wouldn't be sending me these books if they didn't think that me blogging about it would get the word out to a lot of people. It just makes me feel better about all the work I put into this to know that it is actually making an impact on people. Honest to God, that's all I care about.

Anyway, here are the two books I will be receiving shortly, followed by the description provided with the book:
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The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ
Lee Strobel
Coming September 2007

From college classrooms to bestselling books to the Internet, the historic picture of Jesus is under an intellectual onslaught. This fierce attack on the traditional portrait of Christ has confused spiritual seekers and created doubt among many Christians – but can these radical new claims and revisionist theories stand up to sober scrutiny?

Has modern scholarship debunked the traditional Christ? Has the church suppressed the truth about Jesus to advance its own agenda? What if the real Jesus is far different from the atoning Savior worshipped through the centuries?

In The Case for the Real Jesus, former award-winning legal editor Lee Strobel explores such hot-button questions as: • Did the church suppress ancient non-biblical documents that paint a more accurate picture of Jesus than the four Gospels? • Did the church distort the truth about Jesus by tampering with early New Testament texts? • Do new insights and explanations finally disprove the resurrection? • Have fresh arguments disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah? • Did Christianity steal its core ideas from earlier mythology?

Evaluate the arguments and evidence being advanced by prominent atheists, liberal theologians, Muslim scholars, and others. Sift through expert testimony. Then reach your own verdict in The Case for the Real Jesus.

Explore the book further with these resources from Zondervan:
Watch the video (1 min 11sec) Listen to the interview with Lee Strobel (4 min 26sec) Read a sample from the book (23 pages, 220k pdf)
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The Fullfillment of All Desire
Ralph Martin
August 1, 2006

The best-selling Fulfillment of All Desire has proven to be one of Emmaus Road’s most popular and well-received titles, and is already in its fifth printing just a year after its initial publication. It also received “honorable mention” in the “Spirituality/Hardback” category for the Catholic Press Association in Brooklyn on May 25, 2007.

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., and Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household, have called Fulfillment “a gem of a guidebook” and a “wonderful guide to holiness.”

In the book, Martin draws upon the teaching of seven acknowledged “spiritual doctors” of the Church, including Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Therese of Liseaux, Francis de Sales, Catherine of Siena, and Augustine. The Fulfillment of All Desire provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to love and serve our Lord more willingly, and is a wonderful guide for both the seasoned Catholic and those only beginning their spiritual journey.

To request your FREE review copy, please contact Emmaus Road Publishing at 1-800-693-2484, or respond by email to Please include your name and address. Also, if you know any of bloggers who would be interested in reviewing The Fulfillment of All Desire, do not hesitate to have them contact us.


Anonymous said...

nice. Im jealous.


Steve said...

I am reading Ralph Martin's book and it is awesome!

Laura H. said...

I'm reading the Fulfillment of All Desire right now too! haha.

Tiber Jumper said...

I want free books too!!!!!
Good job brother!

Jeff Baker said...

Strobel's new title will be excellent.

I've read his Case for Faith, just bought Case for Christ (the publisher shipped two for one so I can give one away to a friend who is searching, great idea!), and am eager to get my hands on Case for Real Jesus.

Looking forward to hearing your review...

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