The Final Days of Jesus
Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor
224 pages. Crossway.
Each of the four gospel accounts tell a story of the final week of the earthly life of Jesus. However, not all of these accounts seem to line up. How do Christians make sense of this?
This is where a good harmony of the gospels comes in handy, and The Final Days of Jesus is indeed a good harmony of the gospels as they cover the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. The book brings together the four accounts, weaving them into a seamless story of what it was like to walk with Jesus in the week before his resurrection.
I enjoyed this book, but it was a little less than I was hoping for. Much of the sections labeled “commentary” is simply the authors rephrasing the gospel texts without much explanation or background. Had it simply been a straight-up harmony it would have been much better, but since it promised to be a commentary as well, it fell a bit short. Still a good, worthwhile read.