This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
If you want to learn Java using examples and coding practices you can go for Kathy Sierra's SCJP 6.0 book. The advantage using this book will be you can also prepare for SCJP/OCJP exams simultaneously.
Apart from this the book has CD-ROM with coding tutorials & mock exam pattern.