Written for lay people, students, and pastors, ACNT brings the finest and newest scholarship on the New Testament into an accessible and useful format. Laypeople will use it as a resource for Bible study at home and at church. Students and instructors will read it to probe the basic message of the books of the New Testament. And pastors will find it to be a valuable aid for sermon and lesson preparation. Strong topical overviews, discussions of the basic message of each biblical book, and section-by-section explanations ensure that the Word of God remains central to the life of the church.