The Great Bible Giveaway

To launch the new LOGOS Bible page:, the folks over there are about to give away 72 ultra-premium versions of the most amazingly bound Bibles ever printed. From the finest you can imagine top-end offerings in leather and calfskin—to the limited production run—“only a handful in existence” type heirloom quality of ultra-premium goatskin in a custom-carved Rosewood box imported from England! 

So why are we giving away such high-end Bibles? Well, it all started when I received an ESV Study Bible in Premium Calfskin. I literally had no idea that leather could feel so supple, so smooth and so cottony-soft. I found myself wondering if it was fair to say that my new Bible could actually be creamy, velvety, and like butter all at the same time. When it came time to launch I wanted to do something spectacular. I wanted to highlight the brand-new ultra-premium access to the Bible that provides, with some ultra-premium print Bibles that people would be more familiar with.

Over the next 6 months Logos is giving away 72 premium print Bibles on—worth over $11,500.00!

Every month from July thru December, we will give away 12 premium Bibles featuring the most popular translations from, including ESV, KJV, NIV, NASB, NLT, and NKJV. These Bibles are the top-of-the-line versions and feature the highest quality leather and binding—some are valued at over $400.

This month we will be giving away these 12 Bibles:

  1. ESV Study Bible, Black Calfskin (Retail $239.99) from Crossway
  2. KJV Concord Wide Margin Reference, Black Goatskin (Retail $229.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  3. NASB In Touch Ministries Wide Margin Edition, Burgundy Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  4. NASB Large Print Ultrathin Reference, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  5. NASB Side Column Reference Wide Margin Limited Edition, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  6. NIV New Women’s Devotional, Espresso Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $59.99) from Zondervan
  7. NLT Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail $135.00) from Tyndale
  8. NIV Study Bible, Black Goatskin (Retail $229.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  9. NIV Study Bible, Black Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $124.99) from Zondervan
  10. NKJV UltraSlim Bible Signature Series, Black Calfskin (Retail $129.99) from Thomas Nelson
  11. NLT Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail $135.00) from Tyndale
  12. TNIV Reference Bible, Black Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $99.99) from Zondervan

For details on how to enter, as well as the full contest rules and prize list, visit The Great Bible Giveaway page.

just got over food posioning

and it was terrible – I can’t remember being that sick – it really hurt my stomach a lot – pretty much from the get go I was practically writhing in pain until finally I gave in and my wife took me to the ER in Flag to get help – and I needed it (two bags of IV – a small dose of morphine to kill the stomach pain – some anti-nausa med)  – today has been a rest and recoup day – terrible really.  I have suffered food poisoning before but not like this, it just wouldn’t end – which is where ER helped, I needed help breaking the cycle.

UPS: the let down edition

I got a notice in the mail the other day for something at the UPS pick up place where we live and it was a let down!  They had the wrong name!  Ah well – so much for hopes and dreams, no? 

Here are couple other books I’ve received from Crossway as of late:

Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Dennis E. Johnson’s Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ (Crossway 2009). 

Edmund P. Clowney’s Preaching Christ in all of Scripture (Crossway 2003). 

Dennis E. Johnson, editor, Heralds of the King: Christ Centered Sermons in the Tradition of Edmond P. Clowney