HarperCollins Study Bible - Student Edition: Fully Revised & Updated by Harold W. Attridge et al.. The landmark general reference Bible that offers the full text as well as in-depth articles, introductions, and comprehensive notes by today’s leading biblical scholars for the Society of Biblical Literature. Completely revised and updated, this edition incorporates the latest scholarship and findings as well as incorporating new diagrams, charts, and maps—25% revised or new material.
The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson. In 1804 Thomas Jefferson decided to study the gospels to see if he could distill the essence of Jesus' teachings into a concise book that could be quickly read and easily understood. This volume is the result, offering valuable insights into the teachings of Jesus Christ and into the mind and beliefs of Thomas Jefferson.
Neil Douglas-Klotz is an internationally known scholar in the fields connecting religious studies and psychology as well as a poet and musician. He has written many books in the area of "Aramaic Words of Jesus".
Don't Know Much About the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis, With wit, wisdom, and an extraordinary talent for turning dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts, the author brings the world of the Old and New testaments to life as no one else can. Relying on new research and improved translations, Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says.
Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally by Marcus J. Borg. provides a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet contemporary understanding of the scriptures.
Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals by John Buehrens. A thoughtful, warm, and witty introduction Understanding the Bible is designed to help empower skeptics, seekers, nonbelievers, and those of a liberal and progressive outlook to reclaim the Bible from literalists.
A Short History of Christianity, Revised Edition by Martin E. Marty. Traces the church's quest through twenty centuries for unity, sanctity, universality, and authentic witness. Delves into the disparity between the ideals of the church and historical realty in order to provide a brilliant, instructive, and eminently fair statement of the history of Christianity from its founding to the present day.
The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book by Timothy Beal. In this revelatory exploration, a noted religion scholar and former evangelical Christian takes us back to early Christianity to ask how a box of handwritten scrolls became the Bible, and forward to see how the multibillion-dollar business that has brought us Biblezines and manga Bibles is selling down the Bible’s sacred capital.