P & P: An SBL Best-Seller

At the recent Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting a 9 minute video was shot where editors from various publishers mention two or three of their best-sellers. Prostitutes and Polygamists: A Look at Love, Old Testament Style was one of two books featured by Zondervan Academic.

Apparently Bible nerds want to read about sex in Scripture. Can you blame them?

While Jesse Hillman of Zondervan was talking, I am, unfortunately, in the background on the left wildly gesticulating as I speak to a new acquaintance. (The Zondervan section is from 4 to 5 minutes into the clip). Many of the books are a bit more academic than mine.

Thanks to Dallas Flippin for producing the video.

Prostitutes and Polygamists Book Trailer 1

If you’ve ever wondered…

“What’s up with all the weird sexual behavior in the Old Testament?”

…then you should check out the book trailer for my new book, Prostitutes and Polygamists: A Look at Love, Old Testament Style (Zondervan). The book is now available for pre-order. It comes out Sept 1, 2015.

If you know anyone interested in the topic of sex, feel free to share the video.

In the video, I’m walking through the top floor of derelict building in downtown Grand Rapids that used to have a dance hall below. These upper rooms were smaller, hotel-type rooms, perhaps rented on a hourly basis.

Free E-Books and The Story of God Bible Commentary

Zondervan is about to release the first two volumes of it’s new Story of God Bible Commentary (coming Oct. 29, 2013).

1) Scot McKnight’s Sermon on the Mount commentary.

2) Lynn H. Cohick’s Philippians commentary.

As a sample, Zondervan is offering two free e-books, basically excerpts from these two books.  The “cost” is that you provide them with your email.

1) Scot McKnight’s free eBook Kingdom Vision (taken from his volume): http://bit.ly/19VxliF.

2) Lynn H. Cohick’s free eBook Eager Expectations (taken from her volume): http://bit.ly/1dUFvL8.

I’m not sure how long the free e-book offer will be available, so if you’re interested I’d grab it soon.

I’m excited about this new commentary series for a number of reasons, but the most personal reason is that I’m writing the commentary for 1, 2 Kings.  But I won’t be finished for awhile, so don’t ask me about it any time soon.

Share this post or these links with anyone who you think might be interested.

Hope you enjoy the free e-books.