From the opening chapter by Jeff Wilson:
This is a most necessary book, extraordinarily relevant to the time in which we live. The opening years of the twenty-first century show that two significant developments have become mainstream in our culture. There is, on the one hand, the stunningly rapid decline of biblical literacy within our society over the past several generations. The Bible is more and more seen as at best utterly irrelevant to the modern, scientific time in which we live, at worst explicitly hostile and hateful to present cultural attitudes and agendas. There is also the related rise in recent years of the general notion that the New Testament is a flawed, politically motivated, poorly transmitted, arbitrarily chosen collection of documents derivative from ancient religious obsessions and struggles for power in the name of orthodoxy.