The full title of the book is Jesus the Bridegroom: The Origin of the Eschatological Feast as a Wedding Banquet in the Synoptic Gospels. The book is an edited version of my dissertation. As I was working on my dissertation, people would ask what I was writing on. I usually said “an intertextual study on messianic banquet imagery in the Synoptic Gospels.” After a moment of awkward silence, I clarified: “Jesus said the Kingdom of Heaven is like a Wedding Banquet – what’s up with that?”
The book is now available through Amazon and the Wipf & Stock website. The book retails for $33, but Amazon and Wipf & Stock have it discounted. The Kindle version is only $9.99 and claims to have real page numbers. I have not seen a Kindle version yet. If you live in the Grand Rapids area, I have a few copies in my office if you want to get one directly from me. If you do get the book, leave a nice review on Amazon, I would appreciate that.
Obviously I would love for you to buy a copy, but that is not always possible. Here’s how you can help get the word out for me:
- Request that the book be added to your college, university, or seminary library.
- Request to review the book for a Journal such as Review of Biblical Literature, JETS, Themelios, JESOT, etc.
- Request the book be reviewed on a book review site (Englewood Review of Books, Marginalia).
- Leave a review on Amazon.com.
Of course, I would really like to hear feedback from anyone who reads the book – feel free to send me an email to continue the discussion. Thanks!