In a previous post I asked readers to vote for their favority NT survey textbook. Preliminary results are in.
1. David deSilva (An Introduction to the NT) – by a landslide – 9 votes
2. Raymond Brown (An Introduction to the NT) – 4 votes
3. Luke Timothy Johnson (The Writings of the NT) – 2 votes
4. Carson and Moo (An Introduction to the NT) – 2 votes
Why deSilva – several people liked the thorougness and also the multi-faceted nature of the book which is good on themes, theology, social issues, and ministerial and spiritual formation. It appears the many would recommend deSilva and have Brown as a recommended additional resource.