An older book worth reading about the person and claims of Jesus Christ is "A Christian Apologetic" by W.L. Robbins (Longmans, Green and Co., 1903).

This is an elegant and old world analysis of the Jesus of the Gospels which is both scholarly and common sense. Essentially, Robbins attempts to convince the reader that the gospel accounts could not have been fabricated, because of the incomparable beauty and purity of the personality which we encounter there. You can read this book online at