Simply Jesus: A New Vision Of Who He Was, What He Did, And Why He Matters by N. T. WrightSimply Jesus: A New Vision Of Who He Was, What He Did, And Why He Matters by N. T. Wright

Simply Jesus: A New Vision Of Who He Was, What He Did, And Why He Matters

byN. T. Wright

Paperback | February 27, 2018

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The classic work available in paperback for the first time: The Renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright breaks down the barriers that prevent us from fully engaging with the story of Jesus in the Bible to reveal a breathtaking vision of Christ that matches the needs and complexities of our time.

We have grown used to the battles over Jesus—whether he was human or divine, whether he could do miracles or just inspire them, whether he even existed. Much of the church defends tradition, while critics take shots at the institution and its beliefs. But what if these debates have masked the real story of Jesus?

Wright summarizes a lifetime of study of Jesus and the New Testament in order to present for a general audience who Jesus was and is. In Simply Jesus, we are invited to hear one of our leading scholars introduce the story of the carpenter’s son from Nazareth as if we were hearing it for the first time.

"Jesus—the Jesus we might discover if we really looked," explains Wright, "is larger, more disturbing, more urgent than we had ever imagined. . . . It is we, the churches, who have been the real reductionists. We have reduced the kingdom of God to private piety; the victory of the cross to comfort for the conscience; Easter itself to a happy, escapist ending after a sad, dark tale. Piety, conscience, and ultimate happiness are important, but not nearly as important as Jesus himself." As the church faces the many challenges of the twenty-first century, Wright presents a vision of Jesus that more than meets them.

N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universit...
Title:Simply Jesus: A New Vision Of Who He Was, What He Did, And Why He MattersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:February 27, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exploring Jesus afresh This book has been amazing to read. I chose to read it along with six other books, all about Jesus. N. T. Wright's observations and analogies about Jesus have caused me to rethink and rebuild my conceptions of Jesus and why he came. This is the first book that I have read by this author........I will be reading more of his books in the future.
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