Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday Finds


I didn't buy any new books this week, but I did receive a package from Hachette containing the booty from the Jewish Book Giveaway:

The titles included are:

Life is a Test, an audiobook by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis,
To Life! A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking, by Harold Kushner,
Be Still and Get Going: A Jewish Meditation Practice for Real Life, by Rabbi Alan Lew,
Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the Chosen People, by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson, and
In the Beginning : The Art of Genesis, by Chuck Fischer.

In the Beginning is actually a pop-up book, and really, really impressive. It was a little difficult to get good pictures, but the pop-ups are really gorgeous and I think it would be a great choice for Christians and Jewish people alike who are interested in the Bible. I included the title page, the Creation page and the page on Noah's Ark. It's really stunning!
(I wonder if there is a problem with the depiction of God violating the Jewish tenet against graven images- but then again, what do I know?)

I will have my Christmas bookpile as soon as I can get a good picture. Bibliophile Santa was good to me! I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas had a wonderful day yesterday. I did!