This is Dr. Lamsa's seventeenth book on the Gospels, and it is, in a sense, the distillation of the wisdom of years of writing, lecturing, and research on the subject of the meaning of the New Testament. The format of the book is deceptively simple. The author takes over 400 New Testament passages and explains what they meant, or what they may have been intended to mean, in the days of Christ. Some of the explanations are earthy, some subtle, some immediately intelligible and some more difficult. But they all make sense which, in a book of this kind, is a rare virtue. This will be an excellent handbook for students of the Bible both professional and lay, and an invaluable aid to the clergy in their quest for homiletic material.