Review by: Joyce Smothers, Library Journal - March 1, 2004
"[Buehrens] demonstrates that it is both intellectually respectable and politically savvy to know your Bible well."
Review by: Phil Hall, Hartford Courant - March 1, 2004
"Buehrens offers a comprehensive fairness that genuinely celebrates a diversity of opinions . . . [Understanding the Bible is] a refreshingly articulate introduction that challenges those seeking a higher level of theological education and enlightenment."
Review by: Rich Barlow, Boston Globe - March 1, 2004
"An introductory survey of biblical scholarship, [Understanding the Bible] says that you don't have to believe in the supernatural to appreciate the wisdom of the Bible."
Review: Religion News Service - March 1, 2004
"[Understanding the Bible] is a readable, salient introduction to biblical study and history."
Review: Booklist - March 1, 2004
"Buehrens does a masterful job of coursing through both Testaments, placing events and pronouncements in context of both prevailing theology and the times."