So my coedited volume ‘Is This Not the Carpenter?’ The Question of the Historicity of the Figure of Jesus arrived today, much to my excitement (and confusion). This is not due out for another two months (June 2012) but somehow a copy made its way to a third party bookseller on Amazon and I picked it up. So while this is not quite released yet, that I have a copy of my book two months prior to publication is both a curse and a blessing.
Hopefully this implies an earlier release than expected, but it may just be a copy used for publicity purposes or a review copy that was shipped incorrectly. Either way, after working on this project for years (the concept for this book was sparked during a 2007 conversation over Skype with Thomas Thompson, with first proposals written in 2008), it is humbling and fulfilling to have the copy in my hand.
The preorder deals on this book are pretty outstanding. Hopefully some of you are taking advantage of them! The Book Depository is still running a great 25% discounted rate for this, so jump on it now if you can afford it!