is an amazing piece of historical work. I -- like so many -- grew up with the bible in my house. Over the years I lost my faith as something that just didn't have any basis in fact, but I still find the study of religion very fascinating. Bart Ehrman has done an excellent job here, laying out who has copied and interpreted the New Testament over the centuries. His research is impeccable, and all the more impressive, since he started off as an evangelical, who thought the bible was the inerrant word of God. His views are not pretentious or threatening; just a great historical detective book, that will have you rethinking the most well-known book in the world.