Review of “Jesus is the Christ” at TGC

Over at TGC, Sam Emadi has a very positive review of my Jesus is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels. Now published by IVP in the USA.

Can’t help but love any review that says in the opening paragraph: “Bird’s exploration of the messianic Christology of the four Gospels, is a tour de force.”

Looks like for TGC reviews this week I’m sitting at 1 win and 1 loss. Unless I pick up my percentages, I’ll probably get traded to New York for an assistant professor and two post-docs. At least I could drink ice tea with Teabow.

Hopefully I’ll have another book out on the Gospels in November called The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus, if God and Eerdmans are willing!

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  • Patrick


    If you have any influence on publisher decisions, could you use it to get the book on kindle format? I’ve got to where reading is hard w/o the larger font. The review is so positive I have to read it.

  • Terry Wright

    I have to say that I do like this quotation from JITC quoted in the review:

    Jesus did not go around flying a banner saying, “Look, I’m the
    Messiah.” But if you proclaim the kingdom of God, declare that the day
    of national restoration is dawning, compare yourself to David and
    Solomon, perform what various people considered to be signs of messianic
    deliverance, enter Jerusalem on a donkey with people shouting “Hosanna
    to the Son of David,” and end up on trial on a messianic charge and
    mocked in death as a Jewish king, well, you don’t need a PhD in rabbinic
    literature to see what was going on here. (9–10)