Saturday, December 24, 2011

Advent Giveaway: Day 24

First off, we owe much gratitude to all our sponsors during our first Advent Giveaway and making it the success that it was. Special thanks to the publicists and authors who worked with us through Baker Books, Crossway, Cruciform Press, InterVarsity Press, and Moody Publishers. You've capped off 2011 in a big way for Christians In Context and we're excited about what 2012 has in store!

Crossway is today's sponsor and one lucky reader will get a big Christmas bonus: an ESV Study Bible!

Today's giveaway holds personal significance to me since my church just made the transition to ESV for our pew Bibles in the past month. All the folks over at Crossway were incredible during the whole process! I'm sure most of you have heard a ton about this translation, but for those of you who have not, here's a few helpful links as a primer:
Every year my church has a reading plan that takes us through the Bible in a year. I have read each of the last two years in a new Bible and different translation so that each year has new texts that I can see with new eyes and make new notes. All of this is with the goal of noticing things I had not before rather than just rereading my thoughts from last year. So for those of you who already have your Study Bible, let me commend the Bible I just picked up for my 2012 reading.

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Advent Reflection


BigMitt said...

We appreciate the ESV very much. Thanks.

pgardella said...

The lyric has to be "Veiled in flesh, the godhead see, hail the incarnate deity."

Unknown said...

I'm with pgardella "Veiled in flesh, the godhead see, hail the incarnate deity."

Diaspora said...

I'm gonna post the whole second verse of Hark the Herald Angels Sing:
Christ by highest heav'n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Sarah Abigail Kuriakos said...

I have to agree with everyone else. "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" does it the best, and I love the whole second verse:

"Christ, by highest heav'n adored
Christ, the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail, the incarnate deity
Pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! The herald angels sing,
'Glory to the newborn King!'"

Jason Gardner said...

As others above have stated, so do I: "Veiled in flesh, the godhead see, hail the incarnate deity."