Over at TGC-A, Hefin Jones has a nice review of my The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus.
Who should read this book? Anyone who has a shred of interest in historical Jesus research. If you are anything like me and haven’t read enough serious literature on the Gospels since leaving Bible college it’s a superb re-introduction. It’s not a work of apologetics per se, and I would think that something like Blomberg’s Historical Reliability of the Gospels is the first stop. However, a careful reading of Bird’s volume would be a great help to those who find they need to answer historical questions about how the Gospels were written, transmitted, and received. While it is not a work of apologetics, it’s a fund of evidence and argument for the reliability of the Gospels as sources for the Jesus of history.