Introducing the New Testament Books: A Thorough but Concise Introduction for Proper Interpretation (Biblical Studies Book 3)

ABOUT Paul Weaver

Paul Weaver
Paul D. Weaver, originally hailing from Columbus, IN is the Director as well as a Professor of Bible and Theology at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Tóalmás, Hungary. He is a graduate of Appalachian Bible College (B.A., Theology), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., Bible Exposition) More...


Many introductions to the New Testament are either too simple, not providing all the necessary information, or overly complicated and written at a level out of the reach of an average person with no seminary training. This work is neither. The author is thorough, providing over 200 footnotes for further study and additional archaeological and historical information, but at a level that is understandable, and in a concise manner. In this work the author also addresses deeper subjects, such as the "synoptic problem," the Northern and Southern Galatia theories, Justification in the book of James, as well as the historical background to the cities of Corinth, Ephesus, Philippi, Colossae, and Thessalonika. The various interpretive approaches to some of the more controversial books are also discussed (1 John, Hebrews, James, and Revelation). Every chapter ends with a carefully constructed outline to that particular book of the New Testament just introduced. In the appendix, the author provides links to, and descriptions of, several free online Bible study resources that are invaluable to the student of the Word.

People interested in understanding the Bible too often get overwhelmed and confused by what they read in the Scriptures.  What they need is a guide to take them by the hand and lead them to the path of discovery.  That is what Paul Weaver does in Introducing the New Testament.  Making good use of his years of experience as a Bible teacher, Weaver organizes the details of the New Testament books into a coherent big picture, so that the Bible student can see the forest rather than getting lost in the individual trees.  He is clear, concise, and yet not simplistic.  This book will be a great help to many.
Dr. Daniel J. Estes, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Old Testament
Cedarville University
Any student of the Bible needs a commentary to explain the history and context of the New Testament. But there is the problem. Some commentaries are too simple to be of much help. Many others are written for the scholar and are filled with confusing and complicated information. Paul Weaver has found the "sweet spot" and provides the Bible student with helpful information about who wrote the book, why he wrote it, and who was the intended audience. He follows it with an outline of the book and links to other important resources. I recommend this book for all serious students of the Bible.
Kerby Anderson
Probe Ministries President
Host of Point of View radio talk show
Paul Weaver's Introduction to the New Testament Books is the fruit of his teaching ministry.  He has taught these books of the Bible many times on the college level, and what he has written about them will benefit anyone who wants an introduction to them.
Dr. Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.
Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition
Dallas Theological Seminary

The author has provided an abridged introduction to the New Testament. This review of the authorship, purpose and synopsis of each of its books can provide a meaningful understanding and usage especially for the layman.  Should the reader devote himself to the study of this text along with the scriptures, he should have a clear evangelical perspective of what God is communicating to His people.  Knowing the author as I do, I can assure you that his text will not disappoint you.  
Dr. Donald Alban Sr.
Professor of Global Studies
Liberty University