I really enjoyed the journey through the New Testament that this book took me on. Whilst this is a fine reference book, and of great use to quickly find background info on any book in the New Testament - I think you get much more by reading all of it. The same argument can be made, of course for the New Testament itself (and our whole Bible). I do no always agree with the Authors - for example I am still of the conviction that John, son of Zebedee wrote the Gospels and the Letters, and most likely Revelation. This is not a small book, nor is it a small topic - so it would come as no surprise that I also disagree at times with theological conclusions made. However, in these areas, the Authors do make me think - and that is what I want. The New Testament is treated seriously as the Word of God, and a good coverage of both Historic Christianity, and Scholarship is given. Plus, I like how well referenced the book is - plenty of other resources to go get your teeth into :) As a pastor, I find this book has been a good inspiration for my work and will continue to be a good reference.