Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

27 Sep

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books are teaming up to bring you the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop! To learn more about banned books through history as well as a chance to win one (or maybe a gift card so you can pick your own), please click HERE.

I am giving away a copy of David Teems’ newest book, Tyndale, a biography of William Tyndale whose translations of the Bible were banned during the reign of Henry VIII. Not only were his Old and New Testament translations banned, but they were burned.  As was Tyndale  — he was captured in Europe, condemned for his crimes and then martyred. Here is a brief synopsis of the book (includes excerpts of his banned writings):

A beautiful literary tribute to the poet, martyr, expatriate, outlaw, and original translator of the English Bible. In this personable, historical narrative, Teems brings wit and wisdom to the story of the English “Paul” who defied a tyrannical church in order to introduce God’s Word to the common people.

To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment. The giveaway ends on October 6. Good Luck!

26 Responses to “Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop”

  1. nrlymrtl September 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Interesting choice. While I am not a Christian, i have always been fascinated by those who push for religious freedom and the availability of sermons and texts to the common folks.

  2. Dominique September 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Hi! Please enter me in your giveaway. I’d love to read this book. It sounds very interesting. Thanks!

  3. Virginia September 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Tyndale rocks! One of my favorite men from church history

  4. Kathy Lutz September 28, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    I just recently attended an exhibit of Bibles from the 13th century to the present day and would love to read the Tyndale book! Thanks!

  5. Amanda Ray September 28, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    I believe I would enjoy reading Tyndale. Thanks for the opportunity to win it

  6. joannie sparks September 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Hi please enter me into the giveaway, I would love to read this book i have never read a book about the bible from someone else view before. thanks joannie

  7. Crystal Young September 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win. You picked a book that I would like to read.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  8. Andrea Williams September 28, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    I think hubby would really enjoy this. Please enter me! 😉

  9. Maryann September 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    I would like to read this. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway

  10. Les S. September 29, 2012 at 2:31 am #

    Ok let me get this straight… they “banned” his translations then and they ban a book about him now? Poor guy can’t catch a break! Sounds like a great read!!

    • rbclibrary September 29, 2012 at 6:35 am #

      The biography is not banned, but his original works were. The book is all about Tyndale and his quest to get scripture to the common man.

  11. Flora September 29, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I’m not familiar with this book but sounds like an interesting read

  12. Michele L. September 29, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    I’m taking a Tudor history class and would LOVE to win this!!

  13. Mattie King October 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Sounds very interesting.

  14. Kaci Verdun October 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. debbie October 3, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    I would love to read this book, it sounds very interesting.

  16. Jesse Kimmel-Freeman October 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    interesting choice. my favorite banned is THE AWAKENING!

  17. Caitlin October 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Sounds interesting, thanks!

  18. Lisa Walker October 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Thanks so much for the chance!

  19. Kayla October 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Wow. I had no idea there was so much retribution against Tyndale. It sounds like a great book, thanks for doing the giveaway/hop!

  20. Courtney Webb October 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Interesting choice…definitely a far departure from what others chose but I find it refreshing. I would love to read this book. History has always been one of my favorite subjects and I know very little about Tyndale. Would love to learn more. Thank for the giveaway, the chance to win and the original book choice!

  21. Cassandra Hicks October 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  22. Darlene Ysaguirre October 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Would Love To Win This Banned Book Hop

  23. Joana A October 5, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    seems like a very interesting book. i would love to read it.

  24. krista grandstaff October 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    What an great book! I’ve studied Tudor history…and this sounds like an awesome read 🙂

  25. ruthhill74 October 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I would love to read this–I love Tyndale!

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