Anyone curious about 1st century life and customs in the time of Jesus?? This book is nicely written, and insightful. The one thing that I've found a little annoying is that they could have written twice as much. Some of the themes could have been developed further, and just as it starts to get really exciting the subject moves on. However, this is a really good read for anyone wishing to deepen their faith. This book also shows just how important understanding the Old Testament is!