About the Author
Richard Bauckham is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews, and a Senior Scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
I recommend it with equal enthusiasm to readers who are foreign to Jesus and to readers who are well acquainted with the Gospels.
An interesting ragged right page format and a satin-smooth cover with fold in flaps makes this book a refreshing visual and sensual delight as well.
This short book does a marvelous job of reminding me of all the important themes and events in the life of Jesus as accounted by the Gospels.
Bauckham is a very knowledgable writer who has written in depth on the subject of Jesus. I read his essay God Crucified and decided to get this because I enjoyed his writing and... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Colin McNulty
A great introduction to the person of Jesus not only as who the Gospels describe what He did, but why He did. Dr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jedi008
Very readable and to the point. This is a fresh look at the reliability of the Synoptic Gospels. The best thing about it is it is not academic. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Soosles
This book combines a keen sense of the historical and religious context of Jesus with the specific character and content of Jesus's teaching. Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Federico Escobar
Clear, and to the point. Helps us understand our relationship with Jesus. I highly recommend this book for all to read.Published 16 months ago by Linnea J. Hillesland
Bauckham assumes too much, such as that St. Mark wrote the gospel which bears his name. Nevertheless, the book does contain much that is meritorious, helpful, and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by K. R. Taylor
Bauckham's book on the historical Jesus does not make many assertions which would be considered controversial which means it is actually a breath of fresh air in Jesus scholarship. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kevin W. Haug
This is a brilliant portrait of the living Jesus based on the eyewitness accounts of the gospels and letters of the New Testament. Short and significant!Published 24 months ago by Chrisvanwyk
Bauckham has a special ability to clearly and concisely enunciate on the historical research on Jesus of Nazareth with originality and erudition.Published on February 19, 2013 by Anthony Catri