The life and work of Jesus Christ must not be overlooked.
Born under Roman occupation, Jesus lived his entire life without writing anything down. His earliest followers, the Christians that were shaped by his life and teachings, carefully recorded his words as good news. They also experienced his resurrection and believed that he had entrusted them with a mission to transform the world.
Use Volume 4 of the Transforming Word Series to explore the first five books of the New Testament. Guided by the best of recent scholarship, you can better understand Jesus’s teachings, his call to discipleship, and the nature of the early church.
Mark W. Hamilton (PhD, Harvard University) holds the Onstead Chair in the College of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University, where he serves as professor of Old Testament. His other books include Jesus King of Strangers and Slavery's Long Shadow: Race and Reconciliation in American Christianity.
“Critically informed but written for popular use, the Transforming Word demonstrates steady scholarship in service of the church. Leaders in every congregation, especially Bible teachers and small group leaders, will want it within easy reach in the Bible study aids section of their bookshelf.”
—William R. Baker, Editor of the Stone-Campbell Journal; Professor of New Testament, Hope International University