I get questions now and again (on this blog or The Naked Bible) about ancient manuscripts of the New Testament and textual criticism.  Personally, this is a favorite topic. I thought I’d post something about resources in that area (all of the titles below lead to digital versions — superior since they can be searched — but if you want to read the books in their entirety, you can find them on Amazon):

(All the titles below are available here)

Encountering New Testament Manuscripts by Jack Finegan (good intro)
Manuscripts and the Text of the New Testament by Keith Elliot and Ian Moir
New Testament Textual Criticism: A Concise Guide by David Alan Black (good for beginners)
Studies in the Theory and Method of New Testament Textual Criticism Eldon J. Epp and Gordon D. Fee, editors
The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research Bart D. Ehrman and Michael W. Holmes, editors (more advanced)


A Student’s Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible (covers both testaments, but very readable work for beginners)