Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies Don't be put off by the "Dummies" label. This is a readable and fun survey of the Bible's lost books by Professor Daniel L. Smith-Christopher.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels (Complete Idiot's Guides) Using the historical works found at the famous Nag Hammadi site in Egypt, this volume reveals not only what the Gnostics texts say, but also what they mean.
Lost Scriptures: Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament This is a fascinating anthology of up-to-date and readable translations of many non-canonical writings from the first centuries after Christ.
The Gnostic Gospels Dr. Elaine Pagels shows how Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon.
The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Volume 1: Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) Between the Tanakh and the New Testament writings is the myth of the "400 silent years of silence". This is the most important collection of literature from the
The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Vol. 2: Expansions of the Old Testament and Legends, Wisdom and Philosophical Literature, Prayers, Psalms, and Odes, Fragments of Lost Judeo-Hellenistic works This is the second volume of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha edited by professor James H. Charlesworth.
Gospel: A Novel Barnhardt's story alleges that according to Matthias; after his crucifixion, Jesus' body was smuggled to Egypt and mummified.