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5 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Academic Friend

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If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, there's good news and bad news.

The bad news: You have less than five days to find a gift.

The good news: You'll find more than one good gift suggestion before this post ends.

We know what you're thinking: "You don't understand. The person I'm buying for has very niche interests, so they're really hard to buy for!"

We've got you covered.

Read on.

1. Gift an eBook from our Holiday Sale

Did you know you can send an eBook to arrive Christmas morning? (Find a brief tutorial below.) Now is a great time to order, because we're selling new and classic eBooks starting at $2.99.

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The Holiday eBook Deal includes:

  • Michael Bird's Evangelical Theology for $7.99
  • Michael Horton's Pilgrim Theology for $4.99
  • Scot McKnight's new commentary on the Sermon on the Mount for $4.99
  • Timothy Keller's Center Church for $4.99
  • View the Holiday eBook Deal

Sale ends January 5!

How to gift an eBook

  • Amazon: To give a Kindle eBook as a gift, go to the ebook's page and simply click the "Give as a Gift" button underneath the "Buy Now" button.
  • Barnes and Noble: To give a Nook Book as a gift, simply click the "Buy as Gift" link next to the "Buy Now" button.
  • Apple iBooks: To give an iBooks eBook as a gift, simply click the dropdown arrow next to the "Buy Book" Button, which brings up a separate menu. Select the option "Gift This Book."

Who would like the eBooks in the sale?

  • Instructors and students of theology
  • Teachers and students of biblical studies
  • Pastors and church staff
  • Bible readers who want to take their study to the next level

View the Holiday eBook Deal

 

2. The Essential Bible Atlas

EssentialatalsHave you ever wondered what it would be like to visit where Jesus walked, Moses traveled, and Paul preached? This new atlas will give you an up-close view of the famous places in the Old and New Testaments, which will give you a deeper understanding of Bible history and add a vivid new dimension to your Bible reading.

Who would like the atlas?

  • Students of the Old and New Testament
  • Small group or Sunday school leaders
  • Travelers to the Holy Land
  • Map-lovers and armchair travelers

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3. Theologian Trading Cards

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Patterned after the all-American baseball card, Theologian Trading Cards provide essential information about the major teachers, leaders, and trouble-makers throughout the history of the Church. At a glance you will have access to information on 288 important figures in church history. By the way, one of our instructor friends even used these cards to create a Theologian Baseball Game.

Who would like these cards?

  • Historical theology buffs
  • History and trivia fans
  • Frankly, your own inner child would love these

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4. Paul and Union with Christ

PaulandunionCon Campbell's recent book was just awarded the 2014 Christianity Today Book Award for Biblical Studies. Craig L. Blomberg writes, "Campbell tackles a massive topic on which no consensus has ever been reached. He covers the waterfront in terms of judicious analysis of the relevant Scriptures, and he adopts sensible, convincing, multifaceted conclusions. Yet for all its learnedness, the book is so carefully structured and clearly written that the reader marvels at his argument's overall simplicity and persuasiveness."

ampbell tackles a massive topic on which no consensus has ever been reached. He covers the waterfront in terms of judicious analysis of the relevant Scriptures, and he adopts sensible, convincing, multifaceted conclusions. Yet for all its learnedness, the book is so carefully structured and clearly written that the reader marvels at his argument's overall simplicity and persuasiveness. - See more at: http://www.koinoniablog.net/2013/12/christianity-todays-2014-book-award-biblical-studies-paul-and-union-with-christ-by-con-campbell.html#sthash.MSEJbDCm.dpuf
ampbell tackles a massive topic on which no consensus has ever been reached. He covers the waterfront in terms of judicious analysis of the relevant Scriptures, and he adopts sensible, convincing, multifaceted conclusions. Yet for all its learnedness, the book is so carefully structured and clearly written that the reader marvels at his argument's overall simplicity and persuasiveness. - See more at: http://www.koinoniablog.net/2013/12/christianity-todays-2014-book-award-biblical-studies-paul-and-union-with-christ-by-con-campbell.html#sthash.MSEJbDCm.dpuf
Campbell tackles a massive topic on which no consensus has ever been reached. He covers the waterfront in terms of judicious analysis of the relevant Scriptures, and he adopts sensible, convincing, multifaceted conclusions. Yet for all its learnedness, the book is so carefully structured and clearly written that the reader marvels at his argument's overall simplicity and persuasiveness. - See more at: http://www.koinoniablog.net/2013/12/christianity-todays-2014-book-award-biblical-studies-paul-and-union-with-christ-by-con-campbell.html#sthash.MSEJbDCm.dpuf
Campbell tackles a massive topic on which no consensus has ever been reached. He covers the waterfront in terms of judicious analysis of the relevant Scriptures, and he adopts sensible, convincing, multifaceted conclusions. Yet for all its learnedness, the book is so carefully structured and clearly written that the reader marvels at his argument's overall simplicity and persuasiveness. - See more at: http://www.koinoniablog.net/2013/12/christianity-todays-2014-book-award-biblical-studies-paul-and-union-with-christ-by-con-campbell.html#sthash.MSEJbDCm.dpuf

Who would like the book?

  • Scholars and advanced students of the New Testament
  • Those pursuing Pauline studies
  • Those interested in Christology

Shop Now

 

5. Greek for the Rest of Us, 2nd Ed.

GreekfortherestofusThis is the single-volume crash-course on biblical Greek. Acquire the essentials of the language and deepen your understanding of the New Testament.

Who would like the book?

  • Students heading into their first semester of Greek
  • Pastors and students who'd like a refresher on their Greek skills

Shop Now

 

(And for students of biblical Hebrew, see Lee Fields' Hebrew for the Rest of Us.)

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