Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 0061940593
ISBN 13: 9780061940590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Hope Book Review:

In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, top-selling author and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong. We do not “go to” heaven; we are resurrected and heaven comes down to earth--a difference that makes all of the difference to how we live on earth. Following N.T. Wright’s resonant exploration of a life of faith in Simply Christian, the award-winning author whom Newsweek calls “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” takes on one of life’s most controversial topics, a matter of life, death, spirituality, and survival for everyone living in the world today.

Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780062089977
ISBN 13: 0062089978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Hope Book Review:

Challenges popular beliefs about what happens after death with a lively defense of a literal resurrection of Jesus, exploring the human expectation of "new heavens and new earth" to share details about the existence of the dead who are awaiting a second coming of Christ. 40,000 first printing.

Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-02-05
ISBN 10: 0061551821
ISBN 13: 9780061551826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Hope Book Review:

For years Christians have been asking, "If you died tonight, do you know where you would go?" It turns out that many believers have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven. Award-winning author N. T. Wright outlines the present confusion about a Christian's future hope and shows how it is deeply intertwined with how we live today. Wright, who is one of today's premier Bible scholars, asserts that Christianity's most distinctive idea is bodily resurrection. He provides a magisterial defense for a literal resurrection of Jesus and shows how this became the cornerstone for the Christian community's hope in the bodily resurrection of all people at the end of the age. Wright then explores our expectation of "new heavens and a new earth," revealing what happens to the dead until then and what will happen with the "second coming" of Jesus. For many, including many Christians, all this will come as a great surprise. Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation—and if this has already begun in Jesus's resurrection—the church cannot stop at "saving souls" but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life, not only after death but before it.

Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 0281062587
ISBN 13: 9780281062584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Hope Book Review:

What do Christians hope for? To leave this wicked world and go to 'heaven' For the 'kingdom of God' to grow gradually on earth? What do we mean by the 'resurrection of the body', and how does that fit with the popular image of sitting on clouds playing harps? And how does all this affect the way we live in the here and now? Tom Wright, one of our leading theologians, addresses these questions in this provocative and wide-ranging new book. He outlines the present confusion about future hope in both church and world. Then, having explained why Christians believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus himself, he explores the biblical hope for 'new heavens and new earth', and shows how the 'second coming' of Jesus, and the eventual resurrection, belong within that larger picture, together with the intermediate hope for 'heaven'. For many, including many Christians, all this will come as a great surprise. Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation - and if this has already begun in Jesus' resurrection - the church cannot stop at 'saving souls', but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life not only after death but before it.

Simply Good News

Simply Good News
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-03-19
ISBN 10: 028107304X
ISBN 13: 9780281073047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simply Good News Book Review:

The Gospel means good news, but what makes it news? If the message has been around for 2,000 years, what could possibly be newsworthy about it? And what makes it good? Surely not the stories we hear of damnation, violence, and an angry God. Tom Wright believes many Christians have lost sight of what the ‘good news’ of the gospel really is. In Simply Good News, he shows how a first-century audience would have received the gospel message, what the ‘good news’ means for us today and how it can transform our lives.

How God Became King

How God Became King
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 0281068909
ISBN 13: 9780281068906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How God Became King Book Review:

It has been slowly dawning on me over many years that there is a fundamental problem deep at the heart of Christian faith and practice as I have known it... we have all forgotten what the four gospels are about.' With this surprising and radical assertion, highly respected theologian and former Bishop of Durham Tom Wright launches a groundbreaking work sure to shake up and revolutionise much Christian thinking on the very heart and meaning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Tom Wright leads us, intelligently and graciously to seeing the new reality of the gospel story; one that is so explosive that the church in many generations has found it too much to take and so has watered it down rather than allowing its full impact to be felt.

The Case for the Psalms

The Case for the Psalms
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 0062230522
ISBN 13: 9780062230522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case for the Psalms Book Review:

Widely regarded as the modern C. S. Lewis, N. T. Wright, one of the world’s most trusted and popular Bible scholars and the bestselling author of Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope, presents a manifesto urging Christians to live and pray the Bible’s Psalms in The Case for the Psalms. Wright seeks to reclaim the power of the Psalms, which were once at the core of prayer life. He argues that, by praying and living the Psalms, we enter into a worldview, a way of communing with God and knowing him more intimately, and receive a map by which we understand the contours and direction of our lives. For this reason, all Christians need to read, pray, sing, and live the Psalms. By providing the historical, literary, and spiritual contexts for reading these hymns from ancient Israel’s songbook, The Case for the Psalms provides the tools for incorporating these divine poems into our sacred practices and into our spirituality itself.

After You Believe

After You Believe
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN 10: 0061730556
ISBN 13: 9780061730559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After You Believe Book Review:

From the author of the acclaimed Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope comes a book that addresses the question that has plagued humans for centuries—what is our purpose? As Christians, what are we to do with that ambiguous time between baptism and the funeral? It's easy to become preoccupied with who gets into heaven; the real challenge is how we are going to live in the here and now. Wright dispels the common misconception that Christian living is nothing more than a checklist of dos and don'ts. Nor is it a prescription to "follow your heart" wherever it may lead. Instead, After You Believe reveals the Bible's call for a revolution—a transformation of character that takes us beyond our earthly pursuit of money, sex, and power into a virtuous state of living that allows us to reflect God and live more worshipful, fulfilling lives. We are all spiritual seekers, intuitively knowing there is more to life than we suspect. This is a book for anyone who is hoping there is something more while we're here on Earth. There is. We are being called to join the revolution, and Wright insightfully encourages readers to find new purpose and clarity by taking us on an eye-opening journey through key biblical passages that promise to radically alter the work of the church and the direction of our lives.

Surprised by Scripture

Surprised by Scripture
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN 10: 0281069867
ISBN 13: 9780281069866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Scripture Book Review:

In this challenging collection of his best recent sermons and speeches, Tom Wright provides a series of case studies that show how the Bible can be applied to pressing contemporary issues, including: • How it is possible to love the Bible and affirm evolution • Why belief in heaven means we should be at the forefront of the environmental movement • Where Christians today have lost focus, and why it is important for them to engage in politi Helpful, practical, and wise, Surprised by Scripture demonstrates how to affirm the Bible in today's world—as well as mapping out new ways of applying its principles and engaging effectively with the world around us.

Essential Eschatology

Essential Eschatology
Author: John E. Phelan Jr.
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 0830864652
ISBN 13: 9780830864652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Eschatology Book Review:

The study of end times often gets bogged down in minutiae that rarely affects daily life. Or we find ourselves passively waiting for God's future, Avoiding both of these traps, Essential Eschatology gets to the heart of the matter by examining how the Christian hope and practice of resurrection affects Christian mission and everyday life. Author John Phelan notes, "Eschatology is not about the end only but the beginning and middle of faith and life as well. Christianity...is eschatological to its core." Raised with Christ, Jesus' followers are called to practice resurrection, which reshapes relationships with our families, our neighbors and the world at large. "All that is anticipated in the new heavens and the new earth is to be lived out in the Christian community—a community that has already died and been raised with Christ." This creates within the world a unique community hope. Essential Eschatology explores Christian hope in relation to the failure of modernism living in the midst of empire the resurrection and judgment the kingdom of God and Christian mission the return of Jesus and the millennium God's promises to Israel In Essential Eschatology professors, students and pastors will find a sure guide in a frequently misunderstood and often confusing theological landscape. With the thoroughly biblical perspective found in this book, we discover the future spilling into the present.

Simply Jesus

Simply Jesus
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-10-25
ISBN 10: 0062084410
ISBN 13: 9780062084415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simply Jesus Book Review:

In Simply Jesus, bestselling author and leading Bible scholar N.T. Wright summarizes 200 years of modern Biblical scholarship and models how Christians can best retell the story of Jesus today. In a style similar to C.S. Lewis’s popular works, Wright breaks down the barriers that prevent Christians from fully engaging with the story of Jesus. For believers confronting the challenge of connecting with their faith today, and for readers of Timothy Keller’s The Reason for God, Wright’s Simply Jesus offers a provocative new picture of how to understand who Jesus was and how Christians should relate to him today.

For All the Saints?

For All the Saints?
Author: N.T. Wright
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN 10: 0819226041
ISBN 13: 9780819226044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For All the Saints? Book Review:

“We have been drifting into a muddle and a mess, putting together bits and pieces of traditions, ideas and practices in the hope that they will make sense. They don't. There may be times when a typical Anglican fudge is a pleasant, chewy sort of thing, but this isn't one of them. It's time to think and speak clearly and act decisively.” With these robust words Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham, throws down a challenge to current liturgy and practice surrounding All Saints' and All Souls' Days, and sets out to clarify our thinking about what happens to people after they die. Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, what it means to pray for the dead, what (and who) are the saints, are all addressed in this invigorating and rigorously argued book. “In challenging the existence of an eternal soul and questioning the traditional view of Heaven, Dr Wright is taking a more biblical approach than most of his more liberal contemporaries. More often it has been the liberalism of Bishops of Durham that shocked the establishment.” —The Times N. T. Wright was recently appointed Bishop of Durham. He has taught New Testament Studies at Oxford, Cambridge, and McGill Universities, and lectures regularly at Princeton and Harvard. He is the author of many books including The Resurrection of the Son of God.

The Resurrection of the Son of God

The Resurrection of the Son of God
Author: Nicholas Thomas Wright
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 817
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780800636159
ISBN 13: 0800636155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Resurrection of the Son of God Book Review:

Why did Christianity begin, and why did it take the shape it did? To answer this question -- which any historian must face -- renowned New Testament scholar N. T. Wright focuses on the key points: what precisely happened at Easter? What did the early Christians mean when they said that Jesus of Nazareth had been raised from the dead? What can be said today about this belief? This book, third in Wright's series Christian Origins and the Question of God, sketches a map of ancient beliefs about life after death, in both the Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds. It then highlights the fact that the early Christians' belief about the afterlife belonged firmly on the Jewish spectrum, while introducing several new mutations and sharper definitions. This, together with other features of early Christianity, forces the historian to read the Easter narratives in the gospels, not simply as late rationalizations of early Christian spirituality, but as accounts of two actual events: the empty tomb of Jesus and his "appearances." How do we explain these phenomena? The early Christians' answer was that Jesus had indeed been bodily raised from the dead; that was why they hailed him as the messianic "son of God." No modern historian has come up with a more convincing explanation. Facing this question, we are confronted to this day with the most central issues of the Christian worldview and theology.

Romans

Romans
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 0830869166
ISBN 13: 9780830869169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romans Book Review:

With a scholar's mind and a pastor's heart, Tom Wright walks you through Romans in this guide designed especially with everyday readers in mind. Perfect for group use or daily personal reflection, this study uses the popular inductive method combined with Wright's thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life. This guide by Tom Wright can be used on its own or alongside his New Testament for Everyone commentary on Romans. It is designed to help you understand Scripture in fresh ways under the guidance of one of the world's leading New Testament scholars. Thoughtful questions, prayer suggestions, and useful background and cultural information all guide you or a group more deeply into God's Word. Discover how you can participate more fully in God's kingdom.

The Day the Revolution Began

The Day the Revolution Began
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 0281077207
ISBN 13: 9780281077205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day the Revolution Began Book Review:

In The Day the Revolution Began Tom Wright invites you to consider the full meaning of the event at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus’ crucifixion. As he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope, Wright once again challenges commonly held beliefs, this time arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in reshaping our understanding of the Cross. With his characteristic rigour and incisiveness, he goes back to the New Testament to show that Jesus’ death not only releases us from the guilt and power of sin, but is nothing less than the beginning of a world-wide revolution that continues to this day – a revolution that creates and energizes a movement responsible for restoring and reconciling the whole of God’s creation. The Day the Revolution Began will take you to a new level in your appreciation of the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice: opening up its powerful and amazing implications, inspiring you with a renewed sense of purpose and hope, and reminding you of the crucial role you can play in the world-transforming movement that Jesus started.

Life After Life After Death

Life After Life After Death
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2006-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780800636517
ISBN 13: 0800636511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life After Life After Death Book Review:

How did the earliest followers of Jesus talk about how God raised him from the dead? How do the Gospels each handle the resurrection differently? What should modern Christians make of these stories? Do they have any relevance today? One of the premier New Testament scholars (and now bishop) addresses these questions and more for the interested reader.

Surprised by Hope Participant's Guide

Surprised by Hope Participant's Guide
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 031032470X
ISBN 13: 9780310324706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Hope Participant's Guide Book Review:

Many Christians believe our future in heaven is all that really matters. But that's not what the Bible teaches. Through this small group bible study, Surprised by Hope, premier Bible scholar N. T. Wright brings you inside the Scriptures to grasp the full, breathtaking hope Jesus offers the world, and its implications for your life today. Gain an exciting new vision for your life on earth in light of your future in heaven. Wonderful as is the promise of heaven, a glorious hereafter is just part of what salvation is about. What about today? Jesus called his followers the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Your life here and now is of tremendous consequence, and what you believe about the future has a direct impact on how you live in the present. In six transforming, faith-inspiring DVD sessions, premier biblical scholar N. T. Wright opens your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God's Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is. This DVD will help you get the most out of each session as you explore such questions as What is heaven really like? Is our main duty as Christians simply to help non-Christians get there? What hope does the gospel hold for this present life? In what ways does God intend for us to experience that hope personally and spread its healing power to the world around us? This DVD is designed for use with the companion Surprised by Hope Participant Guide (both are included in this pack). Surprised by Hope provides a clearer vision both of the future and of God's kingdom at hand today. Sessions include: 1. Hope for the World 2. The Hope of the Resurrection 3. The Hope of Heaven 4. The Hope of Jesus' Second Coming 5. The Hope of Salvation 6. The Hope of the Church

The Time Is at Hand

The Time Is at Hand
Author: Jay Edward Adams
Publsiher: Timeless Texts
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2004-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781889032245
ISBN 13: 1889032247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Time Is at Hand Book Review:

Paul for Everyone: 2 Corinthians (New Testament for Everyone)

Paul for Everyone: 2 Corinthians (New Testament for Everyone)
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN 10: 0281062722
ISBN 13: 9780281062720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul for Everyone: 2 Corinthians (New Testament for Everyone) Book Review:

Writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to understand from the beginning of the letter that something unexplained yet terrible had happened. We feel the pain of Paul from the very opening lines, as he confronts dreadful issues of sorrow and hurt, emerging with a clearer picture of what it meant to say that Jesus himself suffered for us and rose in triumph. The letter itself moves through tragedy and from there leads into the sunlight.

Virtue Reborn

Virtue Reborn
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-19
ISBN 10: 0281063915
ISBN 13: 9780281063918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtue Reborn Book Review:

What am I here for? How should I behave? Most Christians, faced with those questions, think in terms either of 'rules' or of 'living authentically'. Both lead to problems. In this book, full of fresh biblical exploration, Bishop Tom Wright proposes instead that we inhabit the ancient tradition of virtue once again -- but from a thoroughly Christian, not just a philosophical, perspective. The virtues are the strengths we need to get to our goal. Following on from his popular best-selling books Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope, he sees the goal in terms of the whole new creation, with humans renewed to look after it.