“Welcome to the world of the Gospels! I invite you to join me on a thrilling, life-transforming journey. On this journey we will explore four fascinating accounts that bear witness to one central figure: Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, the embodiment of the God of ancient Israel, “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). Along the way we will meet many odd characters, discover exotic places, taste strange cuisine. Our journey along the dusty roads of first-century Palestine will require a lively imagination and the full engagement of our senses” (from the Author’s preface of Handbook on the Gospels).
Textbook Description: Handbook on the Gospels by Jeffrey Brickle
The author takes us on a journey of multiple expeditions throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and introduces us to a cast of characters who were instrumental in preserving the story of Jesus. Although the tone is conversational, the scholarship underlying the conversation is robust.