Only those interested in a research of the subject
I was expecting more of the content of the manuscript. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. I was expecting more of a story book, like the one Taylor Caldwell did with the subject, in her book, "I Judas". However, it was an interesting study and kept me interested to the end. Biblical scholars will enjoy this comparative study.
The content of this work is fine, although a little redundant.
BUT....the use of two readers is a little over-done.
One reads the regular text, but when scripture is read or different sections are addressed another voice (GOD?) makes the appearance...it's overdone and frankly a little silly. Then, just when things get back to normal, a series of chime-like notes take over...not sure why...maybe for emphasis?..but once again not adding anything of value.
It would have been nice just to hear someone read the book!
Bart Ehman is a very learned Biblical Scholar, this book turned out to be more exciting than I expected, the scholarly conjesture were very difference to the one given by Elain Pagels. The concerns were also very different, he looked from the point of textual historian while Pagel looked at it from ideological implication.
There's some really interesting information in this book, but it is way too long. He seems to get hung up on some rather uninteresting things for too long at times. But definitely has some really good parts.
If there's an abridged version, I recommend it over this one.