This new book from Michael Bird, The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus, just arrived on New Academic. Here are some endorsements, an interview with the author and some sample pages.
“Well-researched and well-written, this book is a delightful read from beginning to end. It contains both a state-of-the-art discussion of many complex Gospel issues and several creative suggestions for new ways forward. A great resource for studying the Gospels.” —Jonathan T. Pennington
“Studying the Gospels is daunting for the beginner and difficult even for the seasoned scholar. Mike Bird here slices a path through the tangled mess of older hypotheses and offers clear guidelines for the way forward. . . . Everyone will profit enormously from wrestling with the issues presented here in a fresh and compelling manner.”—N.T. Wright