The Day the Revolution Began

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

The Day the Revolution Began Book Excerpt:

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.

Summary of N T Wright s The Day the Revolution Began

Summary of N  T  Wright s The Day the Revolution Began
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-07-17T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of N T Wright s The Day the Revolution Began Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The death of Jesus, and the claim that it launched a revolution, was a pivotal moment in human history. It marked the end of one era and the start of another. Christians today do not see it this way, however, and most people outside the church do not see it that way either. #2 The early Christian writers used some stunning expressions of delight and gratitude when they mentioned Jesus’s death. But by themselves, without paying attention to the larger elements in the picture, these expressions can lead us into a private or even selfish way of seeing things. #3 The cross is a Christian symbol that represents the suffering and defeat of Jesus Christ, but for Christians it also represents the end of death and the hope of new beginnings for every human being. #4 The British Museum received a cross made by the Eritrean and Somali refugees who were on board the boat that was wrecked off the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013. The museum’s director, Neil McGregor, said that the cross symbolized the suffering that this small wooden object would represent.

How God Became King

How God Became King
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN: 006209873X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How God Became King Book Excerpt:

Foundational: The four gospels come directly fromthe ancient church and are among the primary sourcesfor the church's teachings. Familiar: Since Christian worship services began, areading from the gospels has played a central role. Studied: For over two hundred years scholars havechallenged and defended the central claims of thegospels: miracles, historical accuracy, the divinity ofJesus, and more. But Forgotten: Still, leading Bible scholar N. T.Wright reveals shocking news: We have all forgottenwhat the four gospels are about. "Despite centuries of intense and heavy industryexpended on the study of all sorts of features of thegospels," Wright writes, "we have often managed tomiss the main thing that they, all four of them, aremost eager to tell us. What we need is not just a bitof fine-tuning, an adjustment here and there. We needa fundamental rethink about what the gospels aretrying to tell us." What Wright offers is an opportunity to confront thesepowerful texts afresh, as if we are encountering themfor the first time. How God Became King reveals thesurprising, unexpected, and shocking news of thegospels: this is the story of a new king, a new kind ofking, a king who has changed everything, and a kingwho invites us to be part of his new world.

What Did the Cross Accomplish

What Did the Cross Accomplish
Author: Simon Gathercole,Robert B. Stewart,N.T. Wright
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 1646981898
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Did the Cross Accomplish Book Excerpt:

In this book, readers will enjoy a fascinating and cordial discussion between N. T. Wright and Simon Gathercole on the meaning and nature of the doctrine of atonement. These two highly respected scholars discuss in clear and understandable language the meanings of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Their discussion explores various theories of atonement and looks closely at the Old Testament to discover Paul's meaning of his words that "Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures." Wright presents his case first, then Gathercole responds with a contrary point of view. Their discussion confronts questions including: What exactly is this “scandal of the cross”? What role does the notion of sacrifice, as understood in its ancient context, play in the atonement of Christ? Is the atonement a “victory”? How so? Was Christ a “substitute,” taking humankind’s place on the cross and suffering the death and judgment that sinners deserve? How does the death of Christ on the cross rescue or liberate sinners from death? Does the cross achieve benefits for only humans, or do those benefits extend to the entirety of creation? This book is a succinct conversation in which all these questions receive attention, with nuanced differences between the two interlocutors. This conversation along with Robert Stewart’s introductory framework make this book an excellent primer to the study of the atonement, and readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the meanings of the cross.

Surprised by Hope

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

Surprised by Hope Book Excerpt:

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.

The Day the Revolution Began

The Day the Revolution Began
Author: William H. Hallahan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day the Revolution Began Book Excerpt:

Broken Signposts

Broken Signposts
Author: TOM WRIGHT
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 0281080496
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broken Signposts Book Excerpt:

Justice, Love, Spirituality, Beauty, Freedom, Truth and Power. These are ideals that we all strive for, yet so often we find ourselves falling short. Why is that? In this deeply insightful meditation, Tom Wright looks to the Gospel of John for answers. With his characteristic wisdom, he shows how John can help us to see not only why we strive for these ideals, or ‘signposts’, but also why we so often experience them as broken. He also shows how Christianity provides us with the vision and resources for engaging with the questions posed by each signpost, pointing to a clear and compelling explanation of the world, and of our role and responsibility within it.

N t Wright and the Revolutionary Cross

N t  Wright and the Revolutionary Cross
Author: Derek Vreeland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN: 9781973839415
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

N t Wright and the Revolutionary Cross Book Excerpt:

The death of Jesus is the foundation of our faith, but what do we mean when we confess that Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture? N.T. Wright's book The Day the Revolution Began offers compelling answers to that question. His book is nothing less than a game changer. Just as Wright's book Surprised By Hope changed our view of the end, so this book is changing our view of the cross. This reader's guide offers a clear summary of Wright's interpretation of the cross in the context of both history and the big story told by the Bible. Using this reader's guide prayerfully will open up vistas of the love of God as you see the revolutionary cross with new eyes. Such a renewed vision will stir your thinking, prompt new conversations about the cross, cause your love for Christ to grow, and equip the Church to carry forth her gospel-shaped mission. What people are saying about N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross: In this reader's guide Derek Vreeland leads us through one of Wright's most important works. Providing the necessary background, locating the central themes, and giving the theological history, he unfolds Wright's majestic treatment of the cross of Christ in a way readers can follow quickly. In so doing, this careful student of N.T. Wright has made it possible for the rest of us students to dive more deeply into what God has accomplished in Christ's death on a cross. I highly recommend N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross. -DAVID FITCH, B.R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary, author of Faithful Presence Like a skilled explorer and careful guide, Derek Vreeland once again helps people climb Mount N.T. Wright. Within the pages of N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross, Derek helps us see that the cross is so much more than we realize at first glance. This reader's guide is a great treasure chest that will bring to light the unsearchable riches of Christ. -DERWIN GRAY, Lead Pastor, Transformation Church, author of The High Definition Leader Derek Vreeland is among the most attentive readers of N.T. Wright that I know. More importantly, he stands at the intersection of academic theology and pastoral ministry. To be conversant in the language of the academy and the vernacular of the pew is a skill that is critically important if the work of theology is going to feed the flock of Jesus. With N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross, Derek Vreeland has made important developments in atonement theology accessible to the lay reader. As such, it is a timely and most welcome book! -BRIAN ZAHND, Lead Pastor, Word of Life Church, author of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God There are few theologians who are able to set crucial Christian doctrines within the grand sweep of the Bible's story like N.T. Wright. Yet it is easy to get lost or confused within a big and complex story. Even where there is a trail, it helps to have a guide. Derek Vreeland is the perfect guide into Wright's expansive work on the cross of Christ. A pastor and a scholar, Vreeland has not simply summarized Wright; he has translated him into our own context, making these vital truths come alive for us as pastors and as followers of Jesus the crucified and risen Lord. -GLENN PACKIAM, Associate Senior Pastor, New Life Church, author of Discover the Mystery of Faith Derek Vreeland brilliantly articulates and unpacks the theological genius of N.T. Wright. Vreeland offers a concise roadmap to The Day the Revolution Began in a way that is accessible for emerging theologians, pastors, and your everyday lay leader. -TARA BETH LEACH, Senior Pastor, PazNaz, author of Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry

After You Believe

After You Believe
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN: 0061978396
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After You Believe Book Excerpt:

In After You Believe, award-winning author and esteemed spiritual leader Bishop N.T. Wright (Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope) addresses the often neglected question of how Christians ought to live in the here and now. Newsweek calls Bishop Wright “the world’s leading New Testament scholar,” and After You Believe is essential reading for fans of C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, or anyone looking to understand more about Christianity and life’s real purpose today.

The New Testament for Everyone

The New Testament for Everyone
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 0281083819
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Testament for Everyone Book Excerpt:

The New Testament for Everyone is the result of a passionate conviction that scripture should be something that everyone can read, understand and enjoy. Broken up into easy-to-read, bite-sized chunks, and now including helpful introductions to each biblical book, informative maps and a substantial glossary of key words, here is a new rendering of ancient wisdom that can be read like a novel, studied in sections or used as an aid to daily devotion.

Simply Good News

Simply Good News
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 0062334379
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simply Good News Book Excerpt:

The bishop, Bible scholar, modern heir to C. S. Lewis, and revered author of Simply Christian and Simply Jesus offers a fresh look at the Gospel, explaining why Jesus’ message is “good news” and why it is more timely and transforming today than we know. The Gospel means good news. But if the message has been around for 2,000 years, what makes it significant today? What’s so “good” about stories involving damnation, violence, and a God who sacrifices his only son? Noted Bible scholar N.T. Wright shows us how Christians today have lost sight of what the “good news” of the gospel really is. In Simply Good News, he takes us back in time to reveal how the people of the first-century—the gospel’s original audience—would have received Jesus’ message. He offer a clear and thoughtful analysis of what the “good news” really is, and applies it to our lives today, revealing its power to transform us.

The Day the Revolution Ended

The Day the Revolution Ended
Author: William H. Hallahan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day the Revolution Ended Book Excerpt:

Draws on diaries, letters, official documents, and memoirs to describe the American victory on October 19, 1781.

On Earth as in Heaven

On Earth as in Heaven
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN: 0063210908
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Earth as in Heaven Book Excerpt:

Today’s leading Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and acclaimed author N. T. Wright returns with a collection of pastoral excerpts, carefully curated from his widely celebrated books, that will inspire those wanting to cultivate a life “on earth as it is in heaven.” Modern pastors and their flocks have long considered N. T. Wright a role model for being a thoughtful Christian in today’s world. His bestselling books, including Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Simply Jesus, and After You Believe, have guided Christians in their belief and practice of the faith. Now, Christians can rely on his wisdom to guide them through each day of their lives with this thoughtful book of daily meditations, featuring short selections from his classic works. With reflections on themes such as faith, mission, character, and God’s work in the world, these daily meditations will invigorate and uplift Christians in their search to live their faith authentically and biblically in today’s world.

Simply Jesus

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

Simply Jesus Book Excerpt:

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.

Spiritual and Religious

Spiritual and Religious
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 028107285X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual and Religious Book Excerpt:

I'm spiritual but not religious.' It's a phrase that's often used to explain why, although they don't go to church, people still feel that life must have some kind of transcendent meaning, But what does this 'spirituality' consist of? In Spiritual and Religious Tom Wright argues that, whether people realize it or not, they are often simply reverting to forms of ancient paganism that are very similar to those that confronted the earliest Christians. With his characteristic verve and incisiveness, Wright traces the parallels between the worldviews of the first and twenty-first centuries, and shows how a better understanding of God as Trinity can breathe fresh life into our understanding and preaching of the gospel today. He concludes this prophetic book with a call to contemporary Christians to make a clear choice: 'Are we to compromise with paganism, to assimilate, to water down the distinctives of Christian faith in order to make it more palatable? Are we to retreat into dualism, into a private 'spiritual' religion which will assure us of an other-worldly salvation but which will leave the powers of the present world unchallenged. . . ? Or are we to worship the God who is Father, Son and Spirit, and to find in that worship a renewed courage, a renewed sense of direction, and a renewed hope for the future?' Contents: Introduction Part One: The Modern World and the Christian Message 1. The Kingdom and the Church 2. Jesus' World in Crisis 3. The Road to Paganism 4. The Light of the World 5. The Burning Bush 6. The Other Gods were Strong 7. Jesus' Vindication and the Task of the Church Part Two: On Being the Church for the World 8. Confronting the Powers 9. Equipment for the Task (1) 10. Equipment for the Task (2) 11. New Shrines for the True God (1) 12. New Shrines for the True God (2) 13. New Shrines for the True God (3) 14. The Two-Edged Sword 15. The God we Confess Epilogue: The Prayer of the Trinity

Interpreting Jesus

Interpreting Jesus
Author: N. T. WRIGHT
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 0281081271
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Jesus Book Excerpt:

Interpreting Jesus brings together N. T. Wright’s most important articles on Jesus and the Gospels over almost four decades. Here is a rich feast for all serious students of the Bible. Each essay will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper and more informed appreciation of the recent advances in Jesus studies, and their significance for theology today.

God and the Pandemic

God and the Pandemic
Author: TOM WRIGHT
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2020-05-28
ISBN: 0281085129
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Pandemic Book Excerpt:

‘Superbly written, utterly Bible based. . . Do not hesitate!’ Archbishop Justin Welby What are we supposed to think about the coronavirus crisis? Some people think they know: ‘This is a sign of the End,’ they say. ‘It’s all predicted in the book of Revelation.’ Others disagree but are equally clear: ‘This is a call to repent. God is judging the world and through this disease he’s telling us to change.’ Some join in the chorus of blame and condemnation: ‘It’s the fault of the Chinese, the government, the World Health Organization...' Tom Wright examines these reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he invites you to consider a different way of seeing and responding – a way that draws on the teachings and examples of scripture, and above all on the way of living, thinking and praying revealed to us by Jesus.

The Supper

The Supper
Author: Ronald P. Hesselgrave
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN: 153267578X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supper Book Excerpt:

The Lord's Supper (or Eucharist) has often been a subject of intense debate in the church. What is often lost in this debate is the significance of the relationship of the Eucharist to Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples, which was a Passover--or Passover-like--meal. Moreover, the Last Supper connects back to various meals in Jesus' earthly ministry. And it looks forward to the great messianic banquet as fulfillment of Jewish expectations. In exploring these connections, this book focuses on the three motifs of "new creation," "hospitality," and "hope" in Christ. Most significantly, when we break the bread and drink the wine (or juice) together we are asserting the reality of the new creation in Christ, affirming God's grace, forgiveness, and cruciform love which is to be embodied in the Christian community, and anticipating the day when God's present and ongoing work of restoration, justice, and reconciliation will ultimately prevail. The Supper, then, is basically a condensed summary of the story of God's plan of redemption. Hesselgrave brings together biblical, theological, ethical, and social insights in a way that deepens our understanding of the meaning and practical significance of biblical texts related to this central ordinance of the church.

Surprised by Scripture

Surprised by Scripture
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN: 0062230557
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Scripture Book Excerpt:

A thoughtful and provocative collection, in the vein of the intellectual spiritual classic The Weight of Glory, from N. T. Wright, the influential Bishop, Bible scholar, and bestselling author widely regarded as a modern C. S. Lewis. An unusual combination of scholar, churchman, and leader, N. T. Wright—hailed by Newsweek as “the world’s leading New Testament scholar”—is not only incredibly insightful, but conveys his knowledge in terms that excite and inspire Christian leaders worldwide, allowing them to see the Bible from a fresh viewpoint. In this challenging and stimulating collection of popular essays, sermons, and talks, Wright provide a series of case studies which explore how the Bible can be applied to some of the most pressing contemporary issues facing us, including: Why it is possible to love the Bible and affirm evolution Why women should be allowed to be ordained Where Christians today have lost focus, and why it is important for them to engage in politics—and why that involvement benefits everyone Why the Christian belief in heaven means we should be at the forefront of the environmental movement And much more Helpful, practical, and wise, Surprised by Scripture invites readers to examine their own hearts and minds and presents new models for understanding how to affirm the Bible in today’s world—as well as new ideas and renewed energy for deepening our faith and engaging with the world around us.

Advent for Everyone

Advent for Everyone
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-10-13
ISBN: 9780664263423
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advent for Everyone Book Excerpt:

Advent for Everyone: Mark, Year B provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each day of the season, helping readers understand Advent in the wider context of God's love. Wright's engaging and accessible writing and imagery help us see Advent both in relation to the gospel message and in our own lives today. Each Sunday's text uses the Mark passage from the Revised Common Lectionary, with the rest of the week drawn from other passages in the Gospel and the lectionary. This book is suitable for both individual and group study and reflection.