The long-awaited, two-volume masterpiece on the Apostle Paul by Bishop N.T. Wright (Anglican Communion) is, well, a masterpiece. Everybody knew it would be, and it is. It's the perfect gift for a minister, priest, seminarian, dedicated Christian, scholar, or anyone else interested in early Christianity and/or the first century CE. It's extremely scholarly and detailed, with copious footnotes and comparisons with other commentaries on Paul. Bishop Wright covers the subject exhaustively, lovingly, and reverently.