One might well wonder whether there is a real need for yet another book on the life and teaching of Jesus; new material is not provided by the scholars fast enough to justify the many new authors who burst into print on this subject annually. This latest ""Life and Teaching of Jesus"" likewise doesn't add much that is new, though it takes into full account the agreed findings of modern Biblical scholarship. But here we do have something different enough to justify the publisher's efforts to make Edward A. Bauman's ""Life"" available to the general public. It is the printed record of a remarkably successful course given on TV, the first college-credit course to be offered over commercial television in the Washington area. Those who read it will see that it must have been the manner and spirit in which the course was given over the period of thirty weeks, which matched the mood and satisfied the hunger of the thousands who saw and listened eagerly to Dr. Bauman tell again the old, old story in a way which made it relevant to their lives. There is life and vitality here which makes Jesus a living power still. Nothing is over-simplified in this story, but the reader will find himself carried along in understanding without the benefit of higher learning. If he has that too, so much the better.