Scholarly Reviews


“Excellent!” “The Merged Gospels is a new and unusual comparison and merger of the Gospels. Both the translation and the merger are excellent! Those love the Bible will be blessed by studying this fine work.”
Dr.Stanley Horton, Th.D., Central Baptist Theological Seminary. (Co-author and translator of The New Testament Study Bible, as well as many other books and commentaries; Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bible and Theology)

“Exceptional!” “The Merged Gospels is probably the most important presentation of the Gospels in our age. To simplify the study of the Gospels, Dr. Garry Crossland has merged every word, event, and teaching of Jesus into a single story. His translation of all four Gospels is exceptional, and His “merging” goes far beyond the traditional “harmony” of the Gospels approach. Every Believer should have this outstanding tool for their study and research in the hassle of thumbing through all four Gospels for the complete picture of Jesus’life and ministry. It will remain open on your study desk daily.”
Dr. Bob Ross, Th.D, International Baptist Christian Theological Seminary. (Author of The Jewishness of Jesus)

“Indispensable!” “The Merged Gospels will be very helpful to in-depth student of the Gospels as well as any other who wish to gain a better understanding of the sequence of events in the four Gospels. The work reflects attention to detail and a love of the Scriptures. Dr. Crossland’s introduction to the book is indispensable to understanding his excellent methodology and careful treatment of the Biblical text. I anticipate using it whenever I am involved in serious Bible study.”
Dr.Anthony Palma, Th.D., Concordia Seminary. (Professor Emeritus of New Testament; author of many books, including Galatians and Romans – A Study Guide)

“A major work!” “Dr. Crossland has produced a major work. I can only imagine the effort and time it must have consumed. I particularly appreciate the footnotes section, where I could follow his reasons for doing what he did.”
Dr. Olin Storvick, Ph.d, University of Michigan. (Former Chairman, Department of Classical Studies, Concordia college, archaeologist and author)

“Creative!” “I applaud you for your hard work, diligence and creative approach.”
Dr. Scott Carroll, Ph.D., Miami university. (Founder of the Scriptorium center for Christian antiquities. One of the world’s foremost scholars on ancient Biblical texts.)

“A masterpiece!” “Dr. Gary Crossland’s The Merged Gospels is a seminal work in Biblical Studies for the New Testament. Someone has finally discovered how to bring the four Gospels together in such a way that senior scholars, as well as novice students of the Bible, can read and fully understand the life of Jesus without having to consult several sources at the same time. The Merged Gospels, by Dr. Gary Crossland, is a masterpiece of page layout and Greek translation! Readers will no longer need to switch between several translations, words studies and synoptic parallels in order to complete a trustworthy study of the four Gospels. This unique and original approach to combining the entire Gospel record into one logical work is destined to become the standard desk reference for all students of the Bible.”
Dr.Dennis Frey, Th.D., D.Min.(President, Masters International School of Divinity)

“Beautiful!” “The Merged Gospels should be in every minister’s library, in our colleges and churches, and in the homes of all Bible-loving believers. It brings the narrative style that Jesus preached into clear focus, without losing any of the dynamic of the Gospel message. It is indeed a beautiful volume that I am reading with care and pleasure! The ‘many’ who will study it will be greatly blessed.”
Dr. Delmar Guynes, Ed.D., University of North Texas. (Former President, Southwestern Assemblies of God University)

“Highly recommended!” “The Merged Gospels is one of the most indispensable tools in Biblical studies! It is an excellent merger of the four Gospels, giving a chronological and comprehensive reading of the life of Christ. I highly recommend it for all!”
Dr. Alvin Low, Ph.D., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary. (President, ACTS International; auther of many books, including keys to Unlocking the Bible)

“Powerful and unique!” “Countless hours have been spent compiling The Merged Gospels for studying the Gospels. The chronology and merged harmony of this wonderful tool are combined into a powerful and unique narrative!”
Dr. Byron Klaus, D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary. (Prolific author and President of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary)

Customer Comments


We received our copy of the Merged Gospels. Excellent work! Can barely put it down. Love it. Will make a great study resource. Gary and his team did an incredible work that is mind boggling in scope. This will certainly be a great blessing to many today, and will really aid in people’s understanding of the life of the Jesus and of the credibility of the Gospels themselves.
Tammie Pardy

I have been blessed so much with this book. I purchased it maybe 3 years ago and I have shared this to my friends and other brothers and sisters. I had a burning desire to go back to it and once again let the Word of God wash over me. I thank you so much for your ministry that will affect the generations to come.
Josephine Luzada

I’m using your book as a leadership study for middle school and high school youth leaders as a means of training them by helping them to learn and implement Jesus’ministry priorities and methods. The plan is that this will translate into how they interact and impact the students that they have intentional relationships with. I’ve done this with a couple of other people (my test group) and it proved to be pretty successful. Thanks for making this resource available…it is being used to impact students here in Colorade for Christ.
Matt Altfeltis

These books make excellent gifts and everyone I have bought one for has loved it.
Vince Jeevar

I just viewed Merged Gospels vs. Secularism – what an amazing and much needed teaching. Thank you! I am making plans to show this to our congregation in the near future.
Pastor Harry Hunt

I am a Lutheran pastor (now “retired”) and I appreciate the scholarly work you have done with The Merged Gospels. I want to say in particular that your translation flows, and I really appreciate the “literal”-ness of it. God bless you.
Marlow Olson

I love what you’ve done! This Merged Gospels is so much better than a harmony of the Gospels. Merging the narrative makes many of the stories more detailed, more complete, and more meaningful. I was also struck with the sheer number of stories contained in the 4 Gospels. You totally miss that when you read each Gospel individually. Anyway, I love it and can’t stop listening to it! I thank God that you responded to the leading of the Holy Sprit to do this difficult job. God Bless you!
Tom Cray

I read The Merged Gospels for 90 minutes each morning. It’s a simpler layout to know and read about the life of Jesus. Never I have seen an easier book to understand, rather than jumping between chapters and books in the Bible.
Sam Salsbury

I’m loving The Merged Gospels!
Dr. Ed Skidmore (Pastor)

Thank you so much. I have to tell you, your work has been such a blessing. I am in a DLC (Disciplemaking, Learning Community) with a gentleman named Bill Allison, and we have studied through the Merged Gospels. It has been so helpful in my life and disciple-making journey. Right now I am mentoring 8 young adult/college aged students through it. Their eyes are opened further with each meeting. It is just good to see historical, Christ-centered scholarship not aim for the head before the heart. Thanks for honoring God and being HUGE encouragement to me.
Doug Rumbold

The Merged Gospels have made a big impact on me and the men that I am discipling! They are all wanting to go deeper and share the disciple making way of Jesus with others.
Pastor Jesse Bartz

I am looking forward to reading The Merged Gospels, and using this tool in personal devotions and ministry. Thank you for your dedication and hard work to complete this undertaking and making it available.
Jerry Burton

I am a chaplain in the military and I, as well as my soldiers and families, devour all spiritual aids like yours that we can obtain, especially my units that wiil be deploying this year. Materials that both deployed soldiers and spouses can have and read/listen to together are vital. Bless you and your ministry.
Joshua Stine

What a rewarding project, and through many challenges you brought it to completion. Wow. Thanks for the quality workmanship.
Doug Ford

It sounds like a wonderful tool and I look forward to listening and studying The Merged Gospels.
Mike Burke

I want to extend my appreciation for your work with The Merged Gospels. I have been listening and referencing it frequently, and it has been very beneficial and has blessed my life. I can’t thank you enough.
Marilyn Hardy

I had wondered for a while why I had never seen the 4 Gospel accounts put together as one narrative. Then I heard the radio advertisement for the Merged Gospels. Now I’m excited about reading it for myself and to my children.
Marcus Allred

Thank-you for your awesome ministry. I will eventually order the CD audio version to listen while I work. I am excited to get this book and read it from start to finish.
Merl Freund

Thank you for the hard work and dedication. I am using this to help me with my devotional ministry.
Dana Appleby

Thanks Gary for everything. I Love sharing your work and ministry with those we train and disciple.
Bill Allison

Our associate pastor is going to lead a bible study using The Merged Gospels in which he is asking about 12 men to join him who will commit not only to the study but to leading 12 more through it each of the next two years with the hope that the life of Jesus can be studied in this format for all the men of the church. His objective is to have us study Christ’s ministry and ask/discuss among ourselves what impact that should have in our lives. The hopeful outcome would be fathers teaching children a biblical world view.
Ron Knapp

I just finished the first part of the Merged Gospels, and it was the most interesting & engaging Gospel reading ever! I love the chronological order with no duplicates plus the dates, locations, and scriptures. This was the first time ever that I looked forward to reading agood novel. The story of Jesus is colorful, alive, and flowing. Thanks again for all the work you put into this. I recommended it to my Bible study group last Sunday. And I’d love to take a Holy Land tour with your company someday.
Mary Farerra

The youth pastor that i work with at our church told me about this book, and he is planning on going through it with our Senior High Youth Group this Fall.
Dick Middleton

We are really enjoying THE MERGED GOSPELS. We read it for Bible every night, and it’s fun that you added the OT references when they quote them.
Mike Kendall

I’ve already enjoyed reading some of the merged gospels and commend you for a first rate job. It is in fact the most important story in the world.
Reed McNeely

I just wanted to share my MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS for the trip to Israel. I know I don’t say it enough but you are loved & very much appreciated for all you do, all you’ve done, and all the Good Lord has placed in your heart to do for this world & for me.
Grace Wyman

I love this book. I appreciate all the time that you put into it.
Addison Gerstein

The Merged Gospels could indeed be a very helpful resource. It could potentially help clarify difficult passages and allow you to see the same story from numerous perspectives. The Merged Gospels is definitely a great study tool with all of its cross-references and the ability to read the actual verses the Gospels refer to.
Dr. Dean Dixon

I think the “Merged Gospels” is a very helpful tool for anyone to better understand the gospels in whole. With these Gospels merged, all the information and content in each are very precisely put into one book which makes it way easily to study and to grasp every single detail in all the Gospels in just one reading. This resource can help any theologian when trying to study the Gospels.
Stephen Potter

The Merged Gospels is any easy way to compare all the Gospels to one another. It may also clarify some things that can be difficult to understand. It can be very helpful to new believers in seeing the full story of Christ from start to finish.
Sami Wyatt

I’m just starting The Merged Gospels, and loving the flow of His ministry in regards to all 4 Gospels! I also saw your segment on YouTube over the book and it was super powerful! Thanks for following God’s lead to write the book!
Kelly Greenwood

I love your work. It has helped me a ton. I haven’t seen anything like it. Thanks A million.
David Tamm

Thanks for all your tremendous hard work putting these resources together. I have been taking my volunteers and students (high school and college) through The Merged Gospels, looking at Jesus’ disciple making process,and we are loving it!!!
Seth Dunham

Your unique and creative approach to ministry encourages me greatly.
Pastor J. Trent Boyd

The Merged Gospels work is amazing! I am thrilled! Your work is so fantastic, and I want to spread the word about it.
Judith Lawson

I wanted to tell you that you have done the church and the body of Christ a great service and favor by putting the Gospels together in this way! God bless you.
Charlie McGee

I have already listen to over 40 minutes of the audio book, and I love it! Thanks for all your help and may God continue to bless you, and use you for His service.
Dan Cormier

I’m loving the book by the way! It’s awesome having all four Gospel’s right next to each other compare. I really appreciate all of the notes in the appendix as well, explaining apparent contradictions in more detail.
Eric Shiffer

All I have to say is: AWESOME!
Russell Andrews

I very much have enjoyed going through the book this past year and look forward to doing it again this summer. I have never marked up a book as much as yours…...that’s a great complement!!
Rick Burns

You come to my church Calvary of Salt Lake City a bunch of months ago and I with so many others immediately bought The Merged Gospels. I love it! Thank you. Like you said it would way simplified my understanding of the Gospels and you know what it really did! I do 2 home bible studies once a week -1 prison study once a week and few times a year I teach at the rescue mission of Salt Lake City, and I need to tell you that The Merged Gospels go everywhere with me.
Kenneth Marley

I love your work on the Merged Gospels. I am starting a study of it myself in a couple of weeks. I have to get my guys to purchase it prior to our first meeting. I love it. I can never read the gospels the same any longer.
Bret

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