The thorough but accessible Approaching the New Testament: A Guide for Students
by Adam McClendon and John Cartwright offers students an informative, interactive, and practical introduction. After a section on the culture and context of the New Testament, chapters introduce each New Testament book individually, covering authorship, audience, and date of writing; an outline of the book's structure; key themes; and several points of current-day application.
Intended for undergraduate and beginning seminary students, Approaching the New Testament
will give students a better understanding of the world and writing of the New Testament Scriptures as well as of their content and ongoing relevance today.