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Bock (Dallas Theological Seminary; Jesus According to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels) and Wallace (coauthor, Reinventing Jesus) have written a text to assist readers in separating the fact from the hype in best-selling books and films about Jesus's life. The authors examine six key claims, among them the notion that the original New Testament manuscripts were corrupted through recopying; that the alternative Gospels of Thomas and Judas cast doubt on traditional views of Jesus; and that Jesus's tomb has been discovered. They also explore numerous theories posited by authors such as Bart Ehrman, Marcus Borg, and James Tabor to support the claim of Christianity as the true faith and our modern-day understanding of Jesus as a weak substitute. The writing is difficult, often turning possibility first into probability, then into certainty, and the nuance of the text is at times unclear. The overview does, however, provide historical probability that Jesus was more than a prophet and that he challenges us to be connected to the God within. This evangelical Christian response to popular culture may be of use to conservative readers.