This book's publication is timely and welcome. A thought-provoking read, it is a valuable and challenging contribution to current discussion on reading and interpreting Scripture. However it is not without problems. One criticism would be that it doesn't give due weight to the disctinctively differenct hermeneutics employed by the Reformers which either challenged the earlier traditions, or moved the "Great Tradition" forward, according to your perspective. Thus it could be said it does not so much offer a cogently Protestant response to the modern historical-critical approach as it does revert to earlier pre-critical approaches or Catholic ones. For this reason, I would recommend reading Iain Provan's book The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture in conjunction with this one. That said, whilst you may not agree with everything Dr Carter says, this book is likely to inspire you to delve into pre-Modern exegesis and commentary, and for that alone it is well worth the price. Take up and read!