10 kregel.com/academic NEW TESTAMENT BEST BIBLE BOOKS New Testament Resources JOHN GLYNN; MICHAEL H. BURER, EDITOR 978-0-8254-4398-5 • $27.99 Paperback • 6 x 9 • 336 pages Biblical Reference / General Kregel Academic Rights: World Available There are thousands of excellent resources in the field of New Testament studies. But which tools are best for sermon prepa- ration, topical study, research, or classroom study? In Best Bible Books, the authors review and recommend hundreds of books, saving pastors, students, and scholars time, effort, and money. Glynn and Burer examine commentaries on every book of the New Testament, describing their approach, format, and usability; they then rank them on a scale of good, better, and best. Other chapters survey special studies for each New Testament book as well as books in related disciplines such as historical background, language resources, and hermeneu- tics. Also included are helpful chapters on building a must- have personal library, and identifying books that comprise the ultimate New Testament commentary collection. This is an indispensable resource for any serious student of the Bible. “This guide to the ‘best bible books’ is wonderfully useful because it evaluates many hundreds of com- mentaries and other academic books by theologi- cal perspective (evangelical, moderate, liberal), by quality (good, better, best), and by purpose (such as preaching or technical study). What a great help in doing research or building a personal library!” —Wayne Grudem, research professor of theology and biblical studies, Phoenix Seminary “It would be a full-time job just to keep track of modern Bible references coming into print, let alone getting caught up on those that have already been published. Who has the time? What every scholar and pastor needs is their own tour guide who can navi- gate them through the countless options. Best Bible Books: New Testament Resources has done the work for you. It is objective, clearly organized, and comprehen- sive. I’ll have two copies on my shelf. Michael Burer has made a very good tool great.” —Jeffrey E. Miller, senior pastor, Trinity Bible Church, Richardson, TX John Glynn (1955–2007) was a freelance academic proof- reader and writer. His other publications include Commentary and Reference Survey. Michael H. Burer (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is asso- ciate professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. His other publications include A New Reader’s Lexicon of the Greek New Testament. CONTENTS 1. Building a Must-Have Personal Reference Library 2. On Commentary Series 3. New Testament Introduction, Survey, and Theology 4. Jesus and the Gospels? 5. New Testament Commentaries 6. New Testament Background 7. Jewish Background 8. Popular References 9. General References 10. New Testament Greek Resources 11. Exegesis, Interpretation, and Hermeneutics 12. Ultimate Commentary Collection