Wednesday, January 18, 2006

My first book!

I am pleased to announce that my first book, Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission, is to be published by T&T Clark/Continuum in the Library of New Testament Studies and part of their Historical Jesus monograph series. Many thanks go to Rick Strelan, Bob Webb, Scot McKnight, and Ben Myers (who is currently on proof reading duties). Here's a preview of the books contents:

1. Introduction
2. 'Restore the Kingdom to Israel': Jesus, the Gentiles, and the Restoration of Israel
3. 'No Crumbs for the Dogs': Negative Remarks about Gentiles and Restrictions of Jesus' Mission to Israel
4. 'A Kingdom for the Birds': Sayings About Gentiles
5. 'I Have not Found Such Faith in Israel': Narrative Material About Gentiles
6. A Light and a House for All Nations: The Rationale for the Salvation of the Gentiles
7. Conclusion

17 comments:

Jim said...

Well done! In DC maybe I can get a signed copy.

James Crossley said...

Yes well done. Look forward to reading it.

Eddie said...

Excellent work. That looks like a definite one to pick up. May God's hand be on it as it goes out into the world.

Dr. Joseph Ray Cathey said...

Well Done ole chap! Well done indeed.

Celucien joseph said...

Congratulations Dr. Bird!

I look forward to reading it.I know it will be a blessing to the church.

Rob Bradshaw said...

Well Done!

Michael Pahl said...

Congratulations! The first of many to come, I'm sure!

TheBlueRaja said...

That's great! Congratulations!

Alan S. Bandy said...

Bravo Mike! Great news and the table of contents looks fantastic. I look forward to reading it.

Justin Jenkins said...

Congrats! Everyone who posts here gets a signed copy and a tin of Walkers shortbread ... right, right? :)

J. B. Hood said...

How 'bout a signed copy and a tin of Australian tea?

Mike, congrats on this, "mate"! I'm afraid I'm running out of organs to harvest for texts in such series, and the obvious conflict of interest (HTC connection) prevents me from reviewing. I expect I shall find a way to read it anyway, though...

Chris Tilling said...

Really exciting - and a fascinating set of chapter headings. I look forward to getting my hands on a copy.

Stephen C. Carlson said...

Congratulations, author!

Mowens said...

Congrats. I particularly look forward to reading the 2nd and 6th chapters.

MO

Kevin P. Edgecomb said...

Congratulations! Do I get shortbread now?

Ben Myers said...

Congratulations, Mike! It's a very fine work of scholarship -- it's so interesting that I'm even enjoying the proofreading!

I'm sure this will be the first of many books.

Paulos said...

Congratulations on the publication of your first book! So, will your book on Paul be published later in the year? You've met one of your major objectives for the year, as I recall your list of resolutions for accomplishments this year.

Congratulations!