Recent "Goodreads" (11.12.15)

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago I have added a widget to the sidebar of this blog (scroll down if you're viewing this website through a narrower browser window or on a smart phone) from the website goodreads.com. I can "review" books there without committing myself to writing a lengthy comment about a book and it offers me the opportunity to give a star-rating (out of five). There will be books that will receive a blog post here, most specifically books that I find either really, really important or that I've agreed to review in exchange for a free copy. Everything else will receive either a star-ranking or a star-ranking plus a little blurb.

Once I've added five "Goodreads" I will mention them in a blog post so that those who care to be aware will be made aware. Here are the last five additions:

Gary Yamaski's John the Baptist in Life and Death: Audience-Oriented Criticism of Matthew's Narrative

Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity edited by Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne

John G. Gager's Who Made Early Christianity? The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul (this book will be reviewed at Ancient Jew Review)

Richard A. Burridge's What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography

Memory in the Bible and Antiquity: The Fifth Durham-Tubingen Research Symposium edited by Stuckenbruck, et al.

I hope that by mentioning these books I might help you find one or two of your next "good reads"!