The Works of Josephus are, I would say, almost essential for the busy Christian pastor to take time-out, if you like, to read and to master. His works form a brilliant part of the background of the formation of our faith which every Minister ought to master and be familiar with. Christianity is not a philosophy grounded only in reason or sense experience, as many are; in addition it is rooted in history. That makes it even more relevant to the Christian believer and powerful towards the sceptic. Every Christian pastor and apologist should have and use a copy.