Making Sense of the New Testament: Timely Insights and Timeless Messages

by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Thomas A. Wayment

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In this landmark volume, the authors help readers understand the New Testament in context, as the writers originally intended. The book sheds additional light on this witness of Jesus Christ, offering further evidence that, although it is an ancient book, the New Testament has a modern message for everyone. If you want the authoritative single-volume work on the New Testament, this is it!

  • Offers the best and most current scholarship in an accessible way
  • Includes invaluable historical, cultural, and linguistic background
  • Reviews the New Testament text carefully to help provide the most accurate interpretation
  • Looks at the New Testament through the lens of the Restoration, including material from the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible
  • Anticipates questions readers and teachers may have about the New Testament
  • About the Authors

    Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

    Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is an Area Authority and senior manager of the Missionary Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and former professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU. He has a PhD in history from the University of California-Irvine.

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    Thomas A. Wayment

    Thomas A. Wayment is a professor of classical studies at Brigham Young University. The author, coauthor, or editor of many articles and several books, he completed a PhD in New Testament Studies at Claremont Graduate University and has published extensively on New Testament topics. He served as the publications director of the BYU Religious Studies Center from 2013 until 2018.

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    SO impressed!
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    The "timely insights and timeless messages" part of the title is absolutely accurate. I was so impressed with the historical research, scriptural cross references and cultural insights that added a layer of explanation to the New Testament. I am so glad I read it side by side with the New Testament this year. Some things I had passed over before as trivial or less important took on a whole new meaning for me.

    Not as good as I had hoped
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    There are some good insights, but I found the book lacking in deep insights from the new testament that I was looking for. It is lacking a comprehensive index to help find passages of scripture as well that has made using it as a study guide quite cumbersome. I hate to be negative about a well-intentioned study guide, but if I could go back, I wouldn't buy the book again.

    This book has made enjoying the New Testament more than a desire, but a reality
    By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

    This book has made enjoying the New Testament more than a desire, but a reality

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