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Friday, December 30, 2016

Your New Year's Eve Party is Incomplete without a Free Book from Eerdmans!—Chris Keith

Want your New Year's Eve party to rock?  Of course you do.  So in addition to your tuxedo tshirt, cigars, party streamers, guacamole dip, and Pabst Blue Ribbon, how about a free book on the Gospel of John?!

Eerdmans is kicking off the New Year on the Jesus Blog with a giveaway of three (!) copies of the paperback edition of Character Studies in the Fourth Gospel.  This 724-page behemoth is the perfect party favor and conversation-starter between you and your friends and relatives, all of whom have absolutely no idea what you do in graduate school or as a scholar.  Not a student or scholar?  Then in addition to an increased likelihood of being in a profession with a bright outlook, your friends and family will be especially flummoxed by the fact that you spend your actual spare time accumulating this knowledge!  You'll be the Steve Holt of this party!  (Steve Holt!)

Edited by mixmaster Steve Hunt and the Rebellion (i.e., D. Francois Tolmie and Ruben Zimmermann), this book has short(ish) chapters on every. single. character in the Gospel of John from a narrative-critical perspective.  This book is perfect for those drinking games where you need to explain the narrative role of "Malchus" the earless wonder (and, oh yeah, you know it--that chapter is written by Christopher Skinner . . . IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!) or "The Co-Crucified Men" (Chelsea N. Revell with mixmaster Hunt).  It's also perfect for when you're flying home after New Year's and get seated next to that annoying passenger on the plane who won't take the hint that you just really don't want to talk about your profession because, unlike his nephew in Topeka, you're not actually a priest.  If he won't relent, back up the Johannine characterization dump truck on him and unload some Gail O'Day ("Martha: Seeing the Glory of God"), Catrin Williams ("Judas [not Iscariot]"), William John Lyons ("Joseph of Arimathea") or, if you're particularly desperate, Chris Keith ("The Scribes and the Elders").

This book is also perfect for the course on the Gospel of John that I'll be teaching the first week of the New Year at Baylor University as part of St Mary's University's faculty exchange network.  It's "perfect" because it's "required."

So can you simply not stand the excitement anymore?  Just share this post on any form of social media and leave a comment here saying you did.  Or leave a comment telling us your favorite Chevy Chase movie and quote (any answer other than "Fletch" will count half, but the quotes can vary).  Or sign up to follow this blog and leave a comment saying you did.  Or do all three.  After a little bit, we will let the random number generator tell us three winners and post them. 

104 comments:

  1. Shared it. Drew Smith

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  7. Shared on Twitter,Wordpress,Google+. Favorite Chevy Chase line "Well said, well spoken Bee Gee"

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  8. I shared it. Twitter. Then on FB.

    Christmas Vacation. Because if you don't, I question the validity of your humanity.

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    1. Big time party foul here. Christmas Vacation, as glorious as it is, isn't even the best in the Vacation series.

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    2. I disagree. "Christmas Vacation" is probably my faveorite Christmas movie.

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  9. Shared on Facebook to 742 friends....I do no believe I have ever seen a Chevy Chase movie....But I did use to own a Chevy....And I am signing up for the blog.

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  10. The only Chevy Chase film I remember seeing is Caddyshack. He did a great job on Community.

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  18. Shared. Eddy Sanders. "You serious Clark." Sir, you are incorrect about Christmas Vacation /\ /\ /\ /\ /\

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  19. Shared, and now for a Chevy Chase quote: "Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere, leave you for dead?"

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  21. Tweeted!
    Also, I put it on MySpace...
    I never go into a hospital without remembering my favorite Chevy Chase quote:
    "Doctor, Doctor, Doctor, Doctor, Doctor"
    -Spies Like Us

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  22. Shared on facebook. Because the post is hilarious. And because while the odds are strongly against it, a free book would always help out my stretched-too-thin book budget.

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  31. Bennet Lawrence. Shared on FB. Excited about another book on character studies in the NT.

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  33. Done! This baby is on FB! ¡Felicidades en el nuevo año!

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  34. And already following blog...feedly. Would love this book.

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  35. !Three Amigos! Shared on FB & Twitter

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  36. I posted this to Facebook today...I am in your class at Baylor.

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  37. Shared on Facebook. "Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?" - Clark Griswold

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  38. There are many Chevy Chase quotes, but since we're on the heels of Christmas, one from Christmas Vacation will work:
    Ellen: What are you looking at?
    Clark: Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn; the clean, cool chill of the holiday air; and an asshole in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer."

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