Published Books

1. Academic Books

Discovering Revelation: Content, Interpretation, Reception (London: SPCK and Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2021).

The Letter to the Galatians (New International Commentary on the New Testament; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018).

Galatians: A Handbook on the Greek Text (Baylor Handbooks on the Greek New Testament; Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014). 

The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). 

The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective (Cascade Companions; Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012).

Jude, in James and Jude, with John Painter (Paideia Commentaries; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012).

The Apocrypha (Core Biblical Studies; Nashville: Abingdon, 2012).

Global Readings: A Sri Lankan Commentary on the Letter to the Galatians (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011; also published in English and Sinhala as Reading Paul Through Asian Eyes: A Sri Lankan Commentary on Galalatians; Kohuwala, Sri Lanka: CTS Publishing, 2014).

Seeing Things John’s Way: The Rhetoric of the Book of Revelation (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009).

Despising Shame: Honor Discourse and Community Maintenance in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Revised Edition) (Studia Biblica 21; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008).

4 Maccabees: Introduction and Commentary on the Greek Text of Codex Sinaiticus (LXX Commentary Series; Leiden: Brill, 2006).

An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts,Methods & Ministry Formation (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2004).  Also available in Chinese, Arabic, and Korean translation.

Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2002).  Chinese translation, 2010. 

New Testament Themes (St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2001).

Honor, Patronage, Kinship, and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).

Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000).

The Hope of Glory: Honor Discourse and the New Testament (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999; repr. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009).  Published in Portuguese as A Esperança da Glória (Säo Paulo, Brazil: Paulinas, 2005).

4 Maccabees (Guides to the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; Sheffield: SAP, 1998).

Despising Shame: Honor Discourse and Community Maintenance in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 152; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995).

 

2. Books for Ecclesiastical or Popular Audiences

A Week in the Life of Ephesus (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2020).

Hebrews: Grace and Gratitude (Nashville: Abingdon, 2020).  With accompanying DVD.

In Season and Out: Sermons for the Church Year (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019).

Day of Atonement. A Novel of the Maccabean Revolt (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2015).

Transformation: The Heart of Paul's Gospel (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).

Unholy Allegiances: Heeding Revelation's Warning (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2013).

Apocrypha (Immersion Bible Studies; Nashville: Abingdon, 2013).

The Sacramental Life: Spiritual Formation through the Book of Common Prayer (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2008).

Invitation to the New Testament: Participant Guide (co-authored with Emerson Powery; Disciple Short-Term Studies; Nashville: Abingdon, 2005).

Invitation to the New Testament: Digital Video Disk (with Emerson Powery and guests Amy-Jill Levine, K. K. Yeo, and William Willimon; Disciple Short-Term Studies; Nashville: Abingdon, 2005).

Afterlife: Finding Hope in the Face of Death (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2003).

Paul and the Macedonians (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2001).

Praying with John Wesley (Nashville, TN: Discipleship Resources, 2001).

Bearing Christ's Reproach: The Challenge of Hebrews in an Honor Culture (N. Richland Hills, TX: Berkeley Institute for Biblical Archaeology and Literature Press, 1999).

The Credentials of An Apostle: Paul's Gospel in 2 Corinthians 1 through 7 (N. Richland Hills, TX: Berkeley Institute for Biblical Archaeology and Literature Press, 1998).

Untold Stories of the Bible (co-authored with Dr. Victor Matthews; Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International Ltd., 1998).