Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Bird Book

My newest book Are You the One Who is To Come? The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question (Baker Academic) arrived in the post yesterday and it looks nice and schmicko. I love the smell of newly printed books! For bibliophiles, I think it'll be ready for shipping by September if not earlier. I should give due thanks to David deSilva, Craig Evans, and James Crossley for their generous endorsements and to Stan Porter who wrote a very nice foreword. And I can't forget to mention the good folks at Baker for bringing it through. But now comes the hard bit, praying that my new baby doesn't get bullied in the book reviews!

For those interested, other "Bird" books that should hopefully be out in time for SBL in Nawleans are:
  • Colossians and Philemon: A New Covenant Commentary (Wipf & Stock)
  • (ed. with Preston Sprinkle) The Faith of Jesus Christ: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies (Paternoster/Hendrickson)
  • Crossing Over Sea and Land: Jewish Proselytizing Activity in the Second Temple Period (Hendrickson)
  • (ed. with Michael Pahl) The Sacred Text: Artefact, Interpretation, and Doctrinal Formulation (Gorgias Press)
The only problem is that these are the books that I'll be editing, proofing, or indexing over the summer (to be fair, my wife is the one indexing Col/Philm at the moment and enjoying it like root canal). But then again, it beats getting a summer job.


andygoodliff said...

Mike, what's the latest on the Faith of Jesus Christ book ...?

Con Campbell said...

Congrats, Mike!

Michael Barber said...

Alright! I can't wait to see this sucker sitting on my shelf! Congratulations!

Mick Porter said...

Sounds great; can't wait to read what you have to say on the issue of prophetic enactment. I pre-ordered from Book Depository :-)

David McKay said...

Great to see there is still someone who knows how to spell "foreword."

Nick said...

How much sleep a night did you say you get?

David McKay said...

G'day Nick
Don't believe the time stamp. My clock here says it is 1.44 PM as I type this.

But when people don't write "forward" for the introductory bit of a book, but correctly write "foreword" it does make me wake up and take notice.

One day I am sure someone will write "just deserts" and not "just desserts" and wake me up once more.

Speaking of forewords, do you know of the one that Spike Milligan did? He thought he'd been asked for four words and so wrote:

Mick Porter said...

FYI - Just got the email from Book Depository to say the stocks are in and it's being shipped.