For more info about Brant see this post. The endorsements he received for his new book are posted there--you'll find that they are quite impressive. You can also go to his website--I can't recommend his audio sets highly enough. In fact, just about everytime I've seen Brant give a lecture he's received a standing "o".
He, like me, has worked very closely with Scott Hahn and the Saint Paul Center. I will really enjoy having another Saint Paul Center associate posting here. I know the complimentarity of thought will come through in an exciting way.
I might mention that Brant came on my radio show as guest today and we had a blast. We started off talking about Pope Benedict's new book on the historical Jesus. After that we took a number of calls on a variety of topics (agape/phileo; "Satan" in the Hebrew Bible; the Thousand Year Reign; Jewish eschatology; etc.). Before I get a ton of emails asking--yes, you can order a copy of the show. Call 1-877-526-2151.
I have a feeling Brant will have some interesting things to say about the Pope's book and Jesus studies in the future.
Welcome aboard, Dr. Pitre!