I Really, Really Stink at the Self Promotional Skills Which Purveyors of their Own Books Must Possess

the-person-the-pew-commentary-seriesIt has become apparent to me that I need to do a bit more of the self promotional boasting that I seem to be really miserable at.  Why?  Because I received this email from a very, very dear lady whom I have known for – literally – decades.  She writes

Dear Jim,

I didn’t know you were writing/have written a commentary series.
How’d you keep that secret??? How can I get your commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah? I just finished Ezra (Sheffield Phoenix, 2015) and would like to make use of your comments on Nehemiah for mine on Nehemiah.


So- here’s the thing- I’ve written a commentary on the entire Bible (including a few deutercanonicals) with the exception of Samuel and Kings and i’m working on Samuel now.  Maintaining the aforementioned self-promotion (which I stink at), if you’d like to know more about it- visit here:  https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/my-commentary/  and if you’d like everything that’s been done, I’ll send it along for a paltry $100.  That’s something like 8 Euro or 2 Pounds Sterling.

(Good heavens that’s discomfiting and I feel filthy having done it.  As though i had accidentally gotten in Chris Tilling’s urine stained empty bed at SBL…)