a week in the life of Corinth: a review

 

Problem: You’re a busy Bible class teacher or preacher who wants to brush up on some of the latest understanding of scholarship as to what life was like in New Testament times, but don’t have the time to wade through a host of journal articles or academic-style works. You demand quality scholarship, but footnotes be gone.
Solution: Make A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington a part of your evening reading for a couple of weeks.

Problem: You’re looking for something that has a fresh, unique approach to it to use as the foundation for a Bible class study. It wouldn’t hurt to have a couple of dozen pictures in it, either.
Solution: Utilize A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington as a resource the next time you work through 1 & 2 Corinthians.

Problem: You wish fellow church members understood more of the background of life as depicted in the New Testament so they would have a better grasp of how to understand and interpret Scripture. The thing is, you know they’d never even crack open a book about historical backgrounds and the Bible. What to do?
Solution: Suggest they read A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington and give away a couple of copies to key people whom you know to be book lovers.

Problem: You’d like to turn your teen onto reading Christian books. The thing is, you don’t know what to get, you just know whatever it is simply must have short, page-turning chapters in it or it’ll never get read.
Solution: Get them a copy of A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington and leave it in their room without comment.

Problem: You’d like to see the ladies book club at the church of which you’re a part read something besides the standard fare of typical “Christian” fiction. And it can’t be long either; no more than 160 pages.
Solution: Suggest reading A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington whenever it comes your turn to suggest the next book for the group to read.

Problem: You’re a parent who home-schools your children and you’re always on the look out for interesting, reliable, and accessible resources to supplement your work. You use your imagination and creativity as a home-schooler and you like works that give evidence of the same.
Solution: Add reading A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington to your curriculum.

Problem: You’ve read Bruce Longenecker’s work The Lost Letters of Pergamum and it left you longing for more of similar material and approach.
Solution: Quit fiddling around and read A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington right now.

Enough said?