Parallel Lives of Jesus: A Guide to the Four Gospels, by Edward Adams. Introductions to the Gospels most often underscore the individual personality of each Gospel and leave aside questions of the Gospels’ similarity. Parallel Lives of Jesus achieves both with economy and clarity.
Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle: Living Fully, Loving Dangerously, by Kent Annan. Annan's account of the work he and Shelly Satran have carried out in Haiti is not technically a work of biblical studies. It is, nevertheless, a riveting account of what it means for one deeply committed couple to attempt to follow Jesus.