RBL – Two books of interest

I just received the regular update from the Review of Biblical Literature and this installment contained two books of potential interest for readers of this blog:

The first is Tim Newton’s The Forgotten Gospels: Life and Teachings of Jesus Supplementary to the New Testament: A New Translation (Berkley: Counterpoint, 2009). [Interestingly, the title on Amazon is different from that given by the reviewer.] Overall, the review seems positive enough and there is even mention of the author’s own, new translation of the Gospel of Thomas (just what we needed, right?).

The second book of interest is Dawn Ottoni Wilhelm’s Preaching the Gospel of Mark: Proclaiming the Power of God (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008). See the review here. Again, the review is positive.