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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I Wrote Another Book, Sort Of - Le Donne

One of my favorite classes to teach is Introduction to the Bible. I've tried several different textbooks for this class, but ultimately landed on Sumney's very fine: The Bible: An Introduction (Fortress Press). The second edition is now on pre-order and will be available for course adoption this fall. The second edition also has a new companion text:

This slim book includes an introduction to hermeneutical concerns and provides a selection of ancient texts that contextualize the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Each chapter includes several questions for discussion and reflection.

If you're considering a new textbook for your Introduction to the Bible class, you can request an exam copy.


ps. Traditionally authors publish a first edition before they publish a second edition. I hereby proclaim that from this moment and into perpetuity: first editions are for suckers. All good books will be published first in the second edition. Amen and amen.


  1. Congrats on skipping over that whole "I wonder if my book will make it to a second edition" drama! (And, on, you know, the new book, too!)

  2. Is Dr. Le Donne the new Neusner? Keeps pumping out books left and right... A post on effective writing habits is in order, me thinks.

    1. Yeah, I'd have to write a "sort of" book once every month to claim that title.