Moody Bible Institute professor William H. Marty presents the drama and heart of the Jesus story sequentially, using all four eyewitness accounts from the New Testament. Like his book The World of Jesus (also from Bethany House Publishers) Marty includes historical and cultural notes to enlighten the reader about practices or events that may seem strange to the modern Western mind.
This short book would make an excellent group study. Consider it as part of a New Testament survey course for new Christians or for youth. Dr. Marty has a gift for making the Bible and its historical context accessible to all people.
I received a free review copy of The Jesus Story from Bethany House publishers.