I read this book early on in my carreer and still refer to it almost weekly.
Ferguson does a great job at presenting the information in such a way that the reader is able to understand and still gather a considerable amount of information.
For study of the background of the New Testament, this is a great place to begin.
I own a whole bunch of theology books/etc for class.
This is still one of the best resources I've ever picked up. Read more
This is an excellent and well written work. It covers a tremendous amount of pertinent information in a way that anyone seeking to know about the roots of Christianity can grasp. Read morePublished 3 months ago by N.R.
This book is packed with background information. I highly recommend it for the learner who loves to get all the background information he or she can!Published 7 months ago by Mark Farran
Perfectly written for the layman student of Scripture who wants social, historical, cultural, political, educational, racial and economic context for the period leading up to,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by jdzimmer
This book is very informative! It is a great resource for the exegete, and seminary student. It can also be easily understood by the lay person and would aid in their understanding... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mary
delivered on time and the book met all my expectations and beyond. I need to order more from this author. Readability plus academic content without the itching ears aspect.Published 14 months ago by William Eubanks
I already had an earlier edition in paperback, and this book has always been an excellent source for background material/education--I am going digital now on my Kindle HD, 8.9. Read morePublished 14 months ago by LEE BAGGS
I had to purchase this book for class but it is a keeper. The book looks at the world of the early Christians from different perspectives.Published 19 months ago by Angela Corkern