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Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
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Series: New Testament for Everyone
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Writing in an accessable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to approach the rich and many-sided story of the book of Acts. Wright shows how the book builds on Luke's Gospel, laying out the continuing work and teaching of the now risen and ascended Jesus in the power of the Spirit. His writing captures the vivid way in which Luke's work draws us all into he story, while leaving the ending open and challenging, inviting Christians today to pick up and carry on the story as we in turn live our lives in the service of Jesus.
Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.
N. T. Wright is the Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and is a prolific author and noted New Testament scholar. His books include Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, and Evil and the Justice of God.
"Readers who have been frustrated by the lack of accessible biblical commentaries for laypersons will welcome the series." --Publishers Weekly
"Well grounded in scholarship, accessible, and intensely contemporary. The series is a most welcome one!" --Walter Brueggemann, Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Wright has accomplished a feat in this series. All the time, I tell Bible readers, 'Begin here!'" --Scot McKnight, North Park University
Thomas Olson5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent!August 6, 2013Thomas OlsonQuality: 5Value: 5Bishop Wright's studies of the NT are laden with understandable stories and precise language. Easy to teach from; excellent for Bible Study groups.
LauraMAltadena, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Right balance in a Bible studyDecember 4, 2012LauraMAltadena, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I like N.T. Wright's ability to interweave sound theology, scholarship, anecdotes, insight, and commentary. Each segment is short enough to read in a few minutes, but is packed with material that keeps you thinking. It's exegetical rather than devotional, but it is easily read and can be used as a daily devotion.