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!


Anonymous said...

I've always loved pop-up books and that one does look gorgeous.

caite said...

Yes, I must agree. In The Beginning looks great and I just love pop-up books. And I think they make great books to give as gifts for kids, to help get them interested in books.

Beth F said...

I love the pop-up book. It looks beautiful.

Alyce said...

I won the pop-up book in another contest, and I agree that it is stunning. My kids like me to take it down and show it to them (but they are not allowed to touch).

Yvonne said...

What a great package! Enjoy!

The Bookworm said...

what a great pop-up book!

Andi said...

That popup book looks amazing!! I love those things. Enjoy your fantastic goodies!

Kathleen said...

Wow lucky you! Are you doing the Jewish Literature Challenge again this year? If so all of these would work!

Anonymous said...

Santa has been good to me too. I have received a lot of non-fiction, probably because people think I have read everything in fiction. :)

wisteria said...

The Genesis pop-up book is awesome. I won that someplace else. Congratulations on winning all your great books.

LorMil said...

What a fantastic list of reads you received!

To LIfe! An excellent book, as all of his works are.

I hope your holiday season was filled with joy and love. Have a wonderful 2009!