Marshall presents a good, non-technical statement and defense of a centrist evangelical view of inspiration. For the most part, he represents and engages other viewpoints fairly. He falls down in misunderstanding--sadly, like many, many other evangelical scholars--the neo-orthodox/Barthian view of inspiration. To say that the Bible is the inspired "witness" to revelation that "becomes" the Word of God is not to devalue Scripture and descend into a shapeless relativism dependent on human feeling. It means, rather, that the Holy Spirit who inspired Scripture works so powerfully in bringing it to its hearers that it becomes as the original revelation itself. Properly understood, there is a lot of strength in this viewpoint, and it helps overcome some of the squishiness remaining in a presentation even as good as Marshall's--and again, his is quite good. 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4.