Reinventing Jesus by J. Ed Komoszewski, M. James Sawyer, and Daniel B. Wallace is now available for pre-order here. It is scheduled to appear next month.
Among the various claims in the publicity is this one:
'Contains more up-to-date data on classical and New Testament manuscripts than any single book available today'.
No small claim, but it would only have to be half true to merit purchase.
The most interesting section for readers of this blog will surely be chapters 4-8 of 18. This is how they are entitled:
Part 2: Politically Corrupt? The Tainting of Ancient New Testament Texts
4. Can We Trust the New Testament?
The Quantity and Quality of Textual Variants
5. Myths about Manuscripts
6. An Embarrassment of Riches:
Recovering the Wording of the Original New Testament Text, Part 1
7. The Methods of Textual Criticism:
Recovering the Wording of the Original New Testament Text, Part 2
8. Is What We Have Now What They Wrote Then?
I hope that several people will be able to purchase a copy early and give us an evaluation. It is certainly good to have some sane authors writing to counterbalance the conspiracy theorists.