“What readers will find here is an engaging look at the Gospels, informed by the best biblical scholarship, as well as by Wills’ own faith.... This eminently readable volume...underscores the attributes of each narrative to highlight truths more crucial than whether there were four discrete Evangelists.” (The New York Times Book Review)
“Wills’ scholarship...is impeccable, placing the gospels within their original cultural and religious context.... A book that offers profound spiritual and historical insight in an accessible and intriguing format.” (BookPage)
"A remarkable achievement - a learned yet eminently readable and provocative exploration of the four small books that reveal most of what’s known about the life and death of Jesus.” (Los Angeles Times)
“A remarkable achievement - a learned yet eminently readable and provocative exploration of the four small books that reveal most of what’s known about the life and death of Jesus.” (Los Angeles Times)
Also check out Garry Wills' audiobook What the Qur'an Meant.
In his New York Times best-sellers What Jesus Meant and What Paul Meant, Garry Wills offers tour-de-force interpretations of Jesus and the Apostle Paul. Here, Wills turns his remarkable gift for biblical analysis to the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Wills examines the goals, methods, and styles of the evangelists and how these shaped the gospels' messages.
Hailed as "one of the most intellectually interesting and doctrinally heterodox Christians writing today" (The New York Times Book Review), Wills guides listeners through the maze of meanings within these foundational texts, revealing their essential Christian truths.