Two Free Books – Sorta (@ivpacademic) – JUST LEAVE A COMMENT

The first one up is:

The Wonder of the Universe: Hints of God in Our Fine-Tuned World

Like detectives sleuthing out the greatest mystery of all, scientists over the centuries have uncovered clues about the structure and origins of the universe. The work of Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and a host of other tenacious researchers and thinkers reveals a cosmos of almost unimaginable wonder and beauty. If we then honestly follow the evidence of science wherever it leads, where do we end up? Karl Giberson takes us on a fascinating guided tour of planets and protons, galaxies and gamma rays. We discover that if gravity were slightly stronger, neutrons a tiny bit lighter, the size of our sun somewhat larger or a dozen other factors altered by fractions, there would be no life. The author shows that for many observers, even those who do not embrace religious faith, all of this looks suspiciously like the expression of a grand plan–a cosmic architecture capable of both supporting life such as ours, and inspiring observers like us to seek out hints of a creator. Join this cosmic expedition and discover the wonder of it all.

And the next one is…

A Week in the Life of Corinth

Ben Witherington III attempts to reenchant our reading of Paul in this creative reconstruction of ancient Corinth. Following a fictitious Corinthian man named Nicanor through an eventful week of business dealings and conflict, you will encounter life at various levels of Roman society–eventually meeting Paul himself and gaining entrance into the Christian community there. The result is an unforgettable introduction to life in a major center of the New Testament world. Numerous full-page text boxes expand on a variety of aspects of life and culture as we encounter them in the narrative.

I’ll pick randomly. But leave as many comments as you want. I’m to try to choose the winner tonight, or once I have 26 comments.

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52 Replies to “Two Free Books – Sorta (@ivpacademic) – JUST LEAVE A COMMENT”

  1. Excellent selections! Recently, I read “The Tao of Physics”, by Fritzjof Capra. It’s a really worthwhile read about how we can discover spiritual truths through an examination of inner space and quantum physics. Capra’s frame of reference was almost exclusively through the lens of Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. I feel that the same could be said for examining the cosmos and quantum world through the lens of Christianity. I have a feeling your first selection “The Wonder of the Universe” provides that type of Christian insight.

  2. Another comment about why I would like these books. Best reason, they will stimulate my imagination…so stimulate me!

  3. Choosing the right title for your book can make a huge difference when it comes to marketing and selling your book. It’s far easier to sell a book with a great title – even a poorly written book – than it is to sell a great book with a poor title.

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