So you think you know the New Testament? Did you know that Jesus made puns? Did you know that Paul never calls himself or the churches he writes to
Christian? Did you know that we don't know who wrote the Letter to the Hebrews, or if it's even really a letter? This book sheds light on these and many other surprising realities of Scripture. Cutting through common myths and misunderstandings of problematic bible passages, the author opens up expert knowledge to laypeople in his friendly introduction to New Testament studies. Each chapter in this fresh, accessible volume begins with a provocative anecdote or fact and then pulls back the curtain to inform curious readers about how scholars approach the issue. Along the way, the author explains unfamiliar terminology and methodology to non-specialists with humor and clarity. You've graduated from Sunday School. Ask the hard questions. Take Scripture on its own terms. Invigorate your Bible study this volume as your guide.