See how the earliest Christians lived out their story.
As Christianity grew, Christians sought to support unity, communication, pastoral care, and teaching through letter writing. Some books, like 2 John, largely follow predictable letter writing patterns. Others like the Book of Revelation or Hebrews draw on other written genres. But in each case, authors wrote in response to the specific concerns and needs of their first-century audience. Volume 5 of the Transforming Word Series offers probing insight into the first century and its world, showing how you can apply this important portion of God’s Word to your daily life.
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
Dimensions (inches) 6 x 9
Weight (pounds) .5