Luz not only points the way beyond the historical-critical method but also beyond Reformed exegesis. Both of these methods seek to recover the original meaning of the text. According to Luz, the author is not the stable home of meaning. Rather, he argues that a text has a history of influence where new meanings are generated in new situations. I think this book makes valuable insights, but be aware that Luz's hermeneutics will make some evangelicals a little sqeamish.