It’s not every day that Craig Keener says your book (Moral Transformation) is one of the best scholarly works he has read in 2020 on his YouTube Channel. Well, what he says exactly in the video is:

“One book, in terms of scholarly substance, this book… you can see it’s kinda of hefty… by Max Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind… I did something like this with my Mind and the Spirit but this is way, way, heavier and deeper than that. So if you are looking for a heavy scholarly thing, that’s one of the best that came out this past year” 

I very much appreciate this shout out by Craig! Thank you!

This was posted about a month ago but just today, Craig was kind enough to send me an email letting me know of it and encouraged me in the email by adding: “it would have won in the most erudite and thoroughly researched category, if I had categories!” 

Yes, I’m keeping this email from Craig for posterity’s sake. I’ve also received many kind remarks from other scholars who appreciated Moral Transformation, and I’m grateful for each them. John Barclay, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, George van Kooten, Seyoon Kim, Judy Gundry, and Bruce Longenecker especially come to mind. 

Craig also gives a shout out to Sean Adam’s Greek Genres and Jewish Authors, Lynn Cohick’s NICNT commentary on Ephesians, and Matthew Thiessen’s Jesus and the Forces of Death, among others.

Here’s a link to the video review and he comments on my book (the 1st of others) at 1:03 seconds in: