This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm not sure about that book, but I got a good start with Java by reading "Head First Java 2E" which was unlike any book I had ever read before. I had some background in C/C++, but I still think that book was the easiest way to learn Java. I know it's a bit outdated at this point, but it's still a good read and will get you started on the right path (and it's not overly expensive!).