Welcome back to the Eerdmans Tournament of Books, where we’re pitting Eerdmans books head to head in a variety of fun competitions — each champion determined solely by your votes.

Today’s competition:

Catchiest Book Title — Adult Books
(Semifinal Round)

Here (in random order) are the contenders in this event, nominated by editor in chief Jon Pott and editorial assistant Holly Hoover, with a few additional suggestions from the Internet marketing department. The five most popular titles will advance to the final round next week.

 Captain America Captain America and the Crusade against Evil: The Dilemma of Zealous Nationalism
 The Naked Public Square The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America
 Stone and Dung Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus
 Praying at Burger King Praying at Burger King
 The Return of the Chaos Monsters The Return of the Chaos Monsters — and Other Backstories of the Bible
 The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind  The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
 Salty Wives Salty Wives, Spirited Mothers, and Savvy Widows: Capable Women of Purpose and Persistence in Luke’s Gospel
 This Odd and Wondrous Calling This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers
 Did God Have a Wife? Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel
 Juvenilization The Juvenilization of American Christianity
 Eat This Book Eat This Book: A Conversation on the Art of Spiritual Reading

Which of these catchy book titles will advance to the championship round? Vote now!

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