Pre-order your Heaven and Hell!  So to speak.

Despite the current crisis, my new book Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife will still be available on March 31 — less than two weeks! Want a great deal on it?  Have more time on your hands than you anticipated?  If you pre-order the book you can (still) get an unusually substantial discount on any of my courses from The Great Courses.

This would be a very good time indeed for all of us to stock up on Great Courses courses.  As you may know, I have done eight courses with them over the past 20 years (starting back when they were called The Teaching Company!).   If you pre-order the book (or have already done so), you can receive an 80% discount on any of them.   That’s a pretty rippin’ serious discount. Just click on this address.

The Great Courses I’ve done over the years.

  • The New Testament
  • The Historical Jesus
  • Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication
  • From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity
  • The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon
  • After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers
  • The Greatest Controversies in Early Christianity
  • How Jesus Became God

For full descriptions of each of these courses, go here:

Are you familiar with the Great Courses?  They really are great — not mine necessarily, but in general.  I’ve watched a ton of them, on classical music (several!); ancient history; psychology; neuroscience; and, well, and other things!   They are available both audio and video (my Greatest Controversies is audio only; they tried that for a while and decided most people like the video option as well).   The production levels are superb.  You should check them out.

ALSO: for more information on the book itself, go here:

And get an 80% discount!  Just click the site at the beginning of this note, fill in the form, and go for it!