"I cherish this book. For those who do not read Scripture, I know of no more important medicine for today's ills than reading it and no better book than this one for lessons in how to read. As for those who do read Scripture, the odds are that only very very few read it well. The binaries that define modern civilization tend to indwell our religions, as well, and thereby to indwell our readings. I know of no better medicine for poor reading than the instructions Clifton Black has gleaned from the saints and doctors of the church and winnowed through his own wise, capacious, and corrective hermeneutic."
--Peter Ochs, Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
"Clifton Black's career as a New Testament scholar has ever been marked by his restlessness to understand also how the Bible changes its readers. What he says of Augustine's biblical exegesis is true of his own book as well: Reading Scripture with the Saints can lead us to transformative insights that are 'wiser and deeper than much of our current fare.' Highly recommended!"
--John L. Thompson, Professor of Historical Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
"In this remarkable volume, Clifton Black teaches us humility. Few readers of the Bible, especially among us Protestants, attend to the wisdom of our ancestors who also read and loved Scripture. We tend to value the new over the old. These studies show us the value of looking back and listening to voices that range from Augustine to Shakespeare, and from Luther to Lincoln."
--Greg Carey, Professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA