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!
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.
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