New Testament Interpretation

The New Testament: Its Background and Message
In this book, Tommy Lea and I have tried to produce a clear and concise introduction to the New Testament.This book is somewhat unique in that it combines an introduction and a survey.

Reviews (from Amazon):
“This book is a great expository tool for anyone wanting to learn more about the New Testament. It provides history, background, maps, and good information behind the authorship of every book of the New Testament. I would recommend it for any seminarian or lay person just interested in learning more about God's word.”

“I bought this book for a class at Liberty University. I was surprised at the easy to read writing style. This is one of my favorite books from my Master's in Theology program. I graduated in 2013 and still use it from time to time. I recommend this for anyone—you don't have to be in seminary to benefit from this book.”
Interpreting the New Testament: Essays on Methods and Issues
This is a sequel to New Testament Criticism and Interpretation. David Dockery and I present essays on current issues and methods with the purpose of enhancing New Testament interpretation, teaching, and preaching.

Reviews (from Amazon):
“This is a very good introduction to a wide variety of issues related to the interpretation of the New Testament. The topics range from methodology: textual criticism, source criticism, and form criticism etc. to issues such as background studies, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, and the utilization of modern linguistics in biblical interpretation. There are also useful summaries on interpreting the Pauline Epistles, The Gospel of John, The Book of Revelation, and other New Testament books. The authors represent the best in New Testament scholarship – names like Darrell Bock, Scot McKnight, Thomas Schreiner, and Gary Burge to name a few. Overall, this is a very helpful book and makes for a nice read for undergraduates and seminarians. The authors hold to a high view of the Bible and make many insightful comments. For example, the authors point out that one can benefit from many of the critical and literary interpretative methodologies if one uses discretion and is careful not to imbibe unbiblical presuppositions (cf. Darrell Bock for example).”

“Many thanks for all the work done in research - most impressed with thoroughness and credibility of this very impressive book.”