A few months ago I stumbled on a great web site called Mere-Orthodoxy by Matthew Lee Anderson. Matthew is a young thinker and writer with a sharp mind.

He has recently written a very timely and necessary book called Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith.

Here is the publishers description:

You are flesh and blood. It’s easy to forget this, living as if your mind and soul were all that mattered. But ignoring your body leads to an incomplete, ineffective life. God created us from the dust, and being physical beings in a physical world affects everything from our use of technology to our sexuality and our worship.

In this provocative book, Matthew Lee Anderson explores how our bodies interact with our faith. How have recent generations of Christians been shaped by the culture around us in this regard? What can we do to push back? Through a deeper understanding of our physical lives, God can bring the dry bones of our faith back to life.

Matthew is giving away 25 copies of his book which you can enter to win here. You can also read two chapters here.