Eerdmans Tournament of Books, Day 8: Cover Design and Title Finals

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.

On this, the last day of competition, we revisit our first two events, as we conduct the final rounds for both the Most Stunning Cover Design andCatchiest Book Title contests.

Most Stunning Cover Design — Adult Books
Final Round

The top five contenders as of 4:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon (in random order) are as follows:

 Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible  Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible: The Social and Literary Context
 Darwin's Pious Idea Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong
 From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism
 Work Matters Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture
 Faith at the Edge Faith at the Edge: A Book for Doubters

Which of these stunning cover designs deserves to be our champion? Vote Now!

Catchiest Book Title
Final Round

The top six contenders (two titles tied for the fifth-place slot) as of 4:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon are as follows:

 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
 Eat This Book Eat This Book: A Conversation on the Art of Spiritual Reading
 The Return of the Chaos Monsters The Return of the Chaos Monsters — and Other Backstories of the Bible
 Salty Wives Salty Wives, Spirited Mothers, and Savvy Widows: Capable Women of Purpose and Persistence in Luke’s Gospel
 Captain America Captain America and the Crusade against Evil: The Dilemma of Zealous Nationalism

Which of these catchy book titles deserves to be our champion? Vote Now!

Polls for all Eerdmans Tournament of Books contests (excluding the Book Spine Poetry Photo Contest, which you can still enter until August 31) will close at 4:00 p.m. today. Our champions for all events will be announced first thing Monday morning.