The North American edition of Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha was released just a few weeks ago by Eerdmans. As part of their marketing strategy, I was asked to contribute a guest post to their blog Eerdwords. So I did two (HERE and HERE). Readers of my own blog may notice that they are somewhat recycled from a series of posts on Apocryphicity about Writing for Non-Specialists (part 3 HERE with links to previous posts). While you are visiting Eerdwords, check out Jim Davila's post (HERE) on his newly-released volume Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Sciptures. It is really gratifying to read the testimonials included on the back cover and opening pages of Eerdmans' SSR. Thank you to Bart Ehrman, Brent Landau, Stephen Shoemaker, Charlie Hedrick, and Nicola Denzey Lewis for all of your support. The testimonials can be read in the catalogue entry for the book; here is what Bart Ehrman had to say:
"Tony Burke has long established himself as a master of the Christian apocrypha, writings that did not make it into the New Testament. With Secret Scriptures Revealed he has made his massive knowledge of the field available to a broad general audience in a readable, informed, and enjoyable overview that will be long cherished by both beginners and devotees."