b'BIBLICAL STUDIESfor instructors, students, and church leaders alike. Interpreting the Gospels and Acts is an essential resource for anyone teaching and preaching these foundational books.Turners well-informed, up-to-date, and thorough introduction to the Gospels and Acts will be ideal for classes on the subject. Turner has digested a vast range of scholarship and careful study and here pro-vides an accessible survey of the most useful material. He also provides an abundance of new information and insights for both students and other readers of these biblical books. He engages the Gospels and Acts appreciatively and from a breadth of angles not nor-mally found in introductory surveys.Craig S. Keener, Asbury Theological SeminaryDavid Turners comprehensive and excellent work on the Gospels and Acts has many outstanding fea-tures, but none better than its fresh focus on com-municating the text once understood. His approach is homiletical gold.Don Denyes, South Church, Lansing, MichiganDavid L. Turner (PhD, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Grand RapidsTheologicalSeminaryinGrandRapids,Michigan. His other publications include Israels Last Prophet: Jesus and the Jewish Leaders in Matthew 23.CONTENTS1.The Genre and Structure of the Gospels and Acts2.The Historical Setting of the Gospels and Acts3.The Theology of the Gospels and Acts4.Preparing to Interpret the Gospels and ActsINTERPRETING THE GOSPELS 5.Interpreting Passages in the Gospels and ActsAND ACTS 6.Communicating Passages in the Gospels and Acts7.From Text to Sermon: Two ExamplesAn Exegetical Handbook 8.Selected Resourcesh andBooks forn ewt estamente xegesisSee page 39 for full seriesDAVID L. TURNER978-0-8254-2760-2$36.99Paperback6 x 9368 pagesBiblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics Kregel AcademicRights: WorldAvailableIn this final volume of the Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis series, David Turner provides a comprehensive guide for interpreting and conveying the lives of Jesus and his early followers. Key background information such as literary genres, historical setting, and theological themes lay the groundwork for properly reading these five books. This is followed by prac-tical guidance on textual issues and original-language exege-sis from the Gospels and Acts. In the final chapter, he offers an extensive bibliography of books and digital resources useful kregel.com/academic15'