Journal for the Study of the New Testament
"This affordable volume will be extremely useful as a basic introduction to the character of manuscripts in early Christianity."
E. A. Judge
— Macquarie University
"A landmark study, clearly explained, cautious, yet intriguing. Why the experimental, indeed pioneering, exploitation of the book form (actually more awkward than dignified rolls)? Why try out punctuation and spacing? Why the novel signal for words given divine meaning? Why convert the word 'cross' itself into the earliest image of Christ? The many unknown Egyptian scribes prove more independent, yet more of a common mind, than had earlier been thought."
Currents in Theology and Mission
"This clearly written, interesting book illuminates an otherwise overlooked source for early Christian culture and faith."
"Although covering a technical subject, the book's prose is very accessible and clear. Essential."
"Anyone interested in earliest Christianity will learn new things here, and at a remarkably low cost."