This is the first time I read a book by Ben Witherington III. I was interested in the topic of Rhetoric in the NT. Mostly this book talks about St. Paul and gives many new insights. Witherington III writes clear and this book did not become too technical, still, it is a good source for academic work. The work also provides many questions for the readers. As working through questions the reader can become well acquainted with the topic. Then the author gives interesting facts of the ANE, like writing tools. Next, this book gives new insights on the Theological discussion of Romans 7. "Quintilian says impersonation “is sometimes introduced even with controversial themes, which are drawn from history and involve the appearance of definite historical characters as pleaders” (Institutio oratoria 3.8.52). In this case, Adam is the historical figure being impersonated in Romans 7:7–13, and the theme is most certainly controversial and drawn from history. Indeed, Paul has introduced this theme already in Rom 5:12–21. One must bear in mind that this discourse would have been heard seriatim, which means the audience would have heard about Adam only a few minutes before hearing the material in Romans 7." Ben Witherington III, New Testament Rhetoric: An Introductory Guide to the Art of Persuasion in and of the New Testament (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2009), 132. With this and other parts, it stands against many of the Protestant and Calvinistic views, like Predestination and Saved by Grace Alone. With these I do not fully agree, still, it is good to know the other explanations on these topics. These topics can be extremely complex, which brought many discussions throughout Church History. Finally, this books learns you many new facts and insights and will be a great work for starting novel academic debates into the NT scholarly world.