What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About is a fresh approach to understanding what is really important in the New Testament. This introductory survey concentrates on the most important themes of each book and letter in the New Testament. By asking what Matthew (or any other New Testament author) really cared about when he wrote, we discover what to pay attention to when we read, and why it makes a difference to us today.
• Chapters are organized around each of the nine New Testament authors and focus on what each author really cared about in order to emphasize their concerns—not ours.
• More than one hundred sidebars explore how New Testament authors might apply their writings to Christians today.
• One-page snapshots examine introductory issues (who, when, where, why), providing essential information in condensed form.
• Five maps and more than fifty color photographs bring biblical sites and culture to life.
What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About is a collaborative project involving fifteen New Testament scholars who teach undergraduate students and know their needs. The resulting resource is simple in format and intentionally shorter than other surveys.
Kenneth Berding, Ph.D., is associate professor of New Testament at Biola University. His books include Polycarp and Paul and What Are Spiritual Gifts? Rethinking the Conventional View.
Matt Williams, Ph.D., is associate professor of New Testament at Biola University. His publications include Two Gospels from One and Deeper Connections DVD Bible studies (The Parables of Jesus, The Miracles of Jesus, and The Prayers of Jesus).
I am exceptionally pleased with the quality of the book.
Excellent source for putting the New Testament into historical perspective to help with understanding of the New Testament Authors intent.
Overall, this book will be an excellent resource for undergraduate NT courses and could even be used in similar settings in the church.
But I can't. Truthfully, this text is no different from any 101 type text. It focus' on helping you memorize key terms, is blandly written and has a layout and tone similar to a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Greg, the Cleaner
Excellent source for putting the New Testament into historical perspective to help with understanding of the New Testament Authors intent.Published 6 months ago by William Rice
I was very excited reading this book portraying the truths of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thanks and have a nice day.Published 14 months ago by jason keith
The book was in pristine condition. I am exceptionally pleased with the quality of the book. It is exactly what I hoped for! Thank you so much.Published 15 months ago by Heather
If you want a general New Testament help, this is the best one I have read into so far. It doesn't ignore the much ignored teachings of the modern church (repentance, abstaining... Read morePublished 20 months ago by hal bachman
This book was brand new and it came to me in excellent condition. I was thrilled at its speedy arrival as well.Published on February 12, 2011 by rnewby5
I used this last semester for a couple of sections of freshman-level, New Testament Survey courses at our 4-year, liberal arts college. Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by Adam Harwood