As I get ready to start writing on my next Jesus book, I want to recommmend a volume I am currently reading. It is REINVENTING JESUS, which is also noted elsewhere on this web site. It is a solid wlak through the trustworthiness of Scripture dealing with such issues as oral tradition, the criteria of authenticity, issues tied to textual criticism, the canon, and the issues tied to myth, as well as a walk through the early texts on Jesus' deity. It is accessible and very well done. For those who want orientation to issues tied to these questions, this is a good source.