For readers who attend to the teachings of Jesus, this assembly of short pithy sayings will create a deep impression. Funk has done us a fine service. --Currents of Theology and Mission
Funk presents a rich conceptual framework for the fragments of aphorism, parable, and dialogue that represent the historical Jesus. --John Mark Ministries
Funk's essays are brief and plain. It is that which makes them easy to grasp and tantalisingly blurry. A quick read through the book's contents will prove interesting. But reflecting on the substance of the historical Jesus he sketches will prove much more rewarding. --Radical Faith
About the Author
Robert W. Funk is founder of The Jesus Seminar and Director of the Westar Institute, a nonprofit advocate for religious literacy. A Guggenheim Fellow, Senior Fulbright Scholar, and former chair of the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University, he is the author of "Honest to Jesus" (1996) and co-author of the bestselling "The Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus" (1993).