“Robert North's book is in the tradition of those who argue against a literal reading of scripture, in fact inviting us to read The Gospel of Thomas as wisdom poems full of ancient metaphors.
His major claim is that he has discovered a new, semitic pattern to The Gospel of Thomas. Like many a Buddhist teacher, he challenges us to try his approach and see if it doesn't work for us.
I appreciated the way he arranged the verses of Thomas like poetry, forcing me to slow down and look with new eyes at a familiar text."
Norman J Betz, Ph.D, Prof. Emeritus, English; University of Central Missouri