Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-05-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780061940590

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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
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0062089978

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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
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780061551826

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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 Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-01-01
Genre: Heaven
ISBN: 0281064776

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Tom Wright outlines the present confusion about future hope in both church and world. Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. This book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life not only after death but before it.

Surprised by Scripture

Surprised by Scripture
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2014-08-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780281069866

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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 politics 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.

Simply Good News

Simply Good News
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-03-19
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780281073047

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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: 173
Release: 2012-04-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780281068906

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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 Day the Revolution Began

The Day the Revolution Began
Author: Tom Wright
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2016-10-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780281077205

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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.