Over the past couple months, I have been teasing my new book that has just been released.
The book is titled, The Rest of the Bible (A Guide to the Old Testament of the Early Church).
Have you ever wondered about those mysterious books, that some Christians have in their Bibles, but are absent from others? The Rest of the Bible will fill in the details.
This book is an introduction to the books often called the Apocrypha or the Deuterocanonicals. St. Athanasius called them the Readables. Why do some Christian's have them and some do not? What are they about? When were they written?
Regardless of your opinion of them as Scripture, understanding them will deepen your understanding of the New Testament and the world of Christ and His apostles. Your faith will be challenged and you will be inspired to live courageously.
Here's an excerpt from the introduction:
"A beautiful widow risks her life to defend her people while men cower in fear. A young man takes a journey with an archangel and faces down a demon in order to marry a woman seven times widowed. A reprobate king repents and miraculously turns back toward God. A Jewish exile plays a game of riddles in a Persian king's court. Young men and widows become martyrs in the face of idolatry. Wisdom is detailed and exalted. Christ is revealed."
So how do you enter the drawing for a free copy?
- Comment below: Tell me why you want one? What do you know of the "apocryphal" or "deutero-canonical" books? -AND-
- Post the following on Twitter or Facebook: Enter for a FREE copy of @TheronMathis new book, The Rest of the Bible, at his blog: http://tinyurl.com/3rdytzz #TROTB
Winners will be announced on Thursday August 25th.