his book is well laid out and simply but thoroughly explains the setting, doctrine, and beliefs of the New testament, and the person of Jesus (both historically and in the christian spiritual understanding) well referenced and usefull for both academic and layman this book will help you to grasp the realities of the NT, and to understand the real teaching of christianity within its 1st century setting. easy to read and informative.
A standard work at Gloucestershire University during the time I took NT 101. Lays out the complete field relating to New Testament studies and the four gospels and Acts. A delightful book which any reader would enjoy if they are interested in an introduction to New Testament studies.