New Testament Resources

For nearly two decades, Greg Kofford Books has had the privilege of working with the finest Latter-day Saint scholars to publish award-winning books on scripture, theology, history, and cultural topics. We are pleased to offer below a list of titles related to the New Testament that will enhance and enrichen your study of the sacred text in 2023. All titles are available for purchase through our website as well as through Amazon, Deseret Book, and select retailers.


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The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints, Revised Edition
Thomas Wayment's decades-long effort is an invitation to engage again the meaning of the text for a new and more diverse English readership by rendering the New Testament into modern language in a way that will help a reader more fully understand the teachings of Jesus, his disciples, and his followers.


Whom Say Ye That I Am? Lessons from the Jesus of Nazareth
In this insightful and moving volume, authors James and Judith McConkie turn to the latest scholarship on the historical and cultural background of Jesus to discover lessons on what we can learn from his exemplary life. Whether it be his intimate interactions with the sick, the poor, women, and the outcast, or his public confrontations with oppressive religious, political, and economic institutions, Jesus of Nazareth—the son of a carpenter, Messiah, and Son of God—exemplified the way, the truth, and the life that we must follow to bring about the Kingdom of Heaven.

Gathered in One: How the Book of Mormon Counters Anti-Semitism in the New Testament
Bradley J. Kramer's much-anticipated follow-up to Beholding the Tree of Life tackles the problem of language and ideas in the New Testament that have been used to justify anti-Semitic attitudes throughout the centuries. Kramer expertly examines problematic readings of the New Testament and contrasts them with the Book of Mormon's decisively pro-Jewish stance.

As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture
Edited by Julie M. Smith, this thoughtful anthology creatively grapples with the sometimes contradictory ideas found throughout the Latter-day Saint standard works by placing key Biblical and Book of Mormon figures into conversations that, while imagined, remain true to the scriptures. Examples include Amulek and Alma discussing the Atonement (Joseph M. Spencer), Joseph of Egypt and Nephi discussing rivalry and reconciliation (Heather Hardy), and Mormon and Israel debating the topic of wealth (Walker Wright).

For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope
What is hope? What is Zion? And what does it mean to hope for Zion? In this insightful volume, Joseph Spencer explores these questions by engaging in a rich study of Paul's letter to the Roman to better understand how the apostle understood hope and what it means to have it and then to the early years of the Restoration and the various revelations on consecration to understand how Latter-day Saints are expected to strive for Zion.

Search, Ponder, and Pray: A Guide to the Gospels
Latter-day Saints already familiar with the New Testament will find a wealth of new insights into the cultural, historical, and literary background of the Gospels in a way that is not only understandable, but encourages readers to evaluate the evidence for themselves and to draw their own conclusions.


The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism and Sacred Texts
Selected from Utah Valley University's annual Mormon Studies Conference, this anthology presents a unique examination of the Latter-day Saint scriptural canon from the perspectives of renowned Latter-day Saint and non-Latter-day Saint scholars. Contributors include David F. Holland, Claudia Bushman, Grant Hardy, Richard L. Bushman, Ann Taves, Brian Hauglid, David Bokovoy, and others.

Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Scriptural Theology
The essays making up this collection reflect attentiveness to both ways of understanding the phrase “theology of scripture.” Each essay takes up the relatively un-self-conscious work of reading a scriptural text but then—at some point or another—asks the self-conscious question of exactly what she or he is doing in the work of reading scripture.

The Incomparable Jesus
Distilled from his personal experiences in teaching Jesus to the hard-to-reach, this professional educator has produced a tender testament to the incomparable Jesus. It describes a Savior who walked with him through the halls of the county jail where he served as chaplain, succoring those in need.