A couple weeks ago I was interviewed on the Reformed Forum with my friends Camden Bucey and Jared Oliphint about my latest volume, A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament: The Gospel Realized (Crossway, 2016).
This is a new New Testament introduction composed of contributions from professors at Reformed Theological Seminary, both past and present. The multi-author nature of the volume allows each prof to focus in upon their area of expertise–something not many intros are able to do.
But, there is another thing that is special about this new volume. It puts the focus on the message and theology of the biblical books. Most introductions tend to be heavily weighted towards technical, higher-critical background issues that most lay folks struggle to understand. But this volume is designed to help pastors and lay-leaders effectively communicate the message of these books to their audience.
Simply put, this volume was designed to help people teach the Word of God.
Thus, one of the key points that emerged during the interview was that I hope this volume can meet a real need among not only pastors, but lay leaders in the church.