This is the list of recommended reading I aim to provide on this blog every other Friday. You can find more frequent suggestions at the After Emmaus page on Facebook.

If you would like to see something included next time please leave a comment here.

Biblical Studies

Michael Bird: The Fourfold Gospel: A Rationale

Helen K. Bond: Ten Things I Learnt about Jesus by Writing a Book about him

David Buller: To Serve and Persevere–Genesis 2 and the Human Calling

Ryan Harker: The “Form” of Matthew’s Beatitudes

Abram K-J: New NA28 Greek New Testament text is free online

Craig Keener: Rivers of living water in the Gospel of John (video)

Chris Keith: Five Best Introductions to the Historical Jesus

James McGrath: Announcing TalkHistoricity: An Index of Mythicist Claims

Daniel Wallace: Five More Myths about Bible Translations and the Transmission of Texts ; Paul and Justification by Faith: The Real Jewish Evidence

Possidus _____: An Introduction to the Septuagint: The Old Testament in Greek

Christian Theology

Marc Cortez: Theology is Not a Leisure Activity

Nick Norelli: Liturgical v. Non-Liturgical 

Gary Wallin: The Birth of Jesus Part 2: Saved from Sins; Part 3: Emmanuel–Deity or Deliverance?


Katie Grimes: Guns for the Common Good?

Michael Halcomb: Toward a Theology of Guns: A Christian’s Perspective, Part 1; Part 2

Practical Ethics Blog: The Best Practical Ethics Books of the Year

Scholarly Journals and Reviews

Nikay Gupta: New Testament Studies (59.1, 2013)

Mike S.: The Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, 2.2

David Stark: Review of Biblical Literature (December 22, 2012)

Book Reviews

Nick Norelli: The Year in Book Reviews 2012

Rodney Thomas: Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey, The Color of Christ


Kim Fabricius, Dharma Doodlings