Today, I am pleased to announce the release of my latest book, which is titled Entering the Fray: A Primer on New Testament Issues for the Church and Academy. The book consists of 12 info-packed chapters that survey major New Testament issues that have shaped both the church and the academy in the last four hundred or so years. Those issues, traced from their origins in modern scholarship up to the present are, as the table of contents reveals: How the New Testament Canon Came to Be, Methods Used to Study the New Testament, How We Got From Paul's Letters to Gospel Accounts, The Synoptic Problem, The Messianic Secret, The Historical Jesus, The Historical Reliability of Acts, The Disputed vs. Undisputed Letters of Paul, The Pistis Christou Debate, The New Perspective on Paul, 12 Major Archaeological Finds (From Peter's House, to James's Tomb and Beyond), and How to Approach Revelation. At the end of each chapter there is a "Taking Action" section that further shows how and why these issues are important to and related to the every day life of every Christian.
Clocking in at nearly 350 pages, the volume also consists of a "scholarly sketches" of all modern scholars mentioned throughout the work. At the end, there is also a nice timeline. In addition, I have created a highly interactive companion website for the book, which contains an interactive timeline of modern New Testament scholarship (of those scholars mentioned in the "scholarly sketches" in the book), videos, reviews, and more. The site compliments the book well. You can visit the companion site HERE. You can purchase the book by following the appropriate links on that page, or by clicking HERE. In addition, I have made an audio version of the book, which is less expensive than the print version, and can be purchased by clicking the appropriate link on the companion site. While you're at it, please "like" the book on Facebook by clicking HERE.