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In the modest introduction to this book, prolific author Wright notes that although it may be a period piece--it first saw the light as sermons published in 1978 --he hopes it makes the point that it is "God himself who counts, not our perceptions or understanding of him, not our faith or our rhetoric or our pilgrimage." Now a professor of New Testament at the University of St. Andrews and author of Justification and numerous other scholarly works, Wright is well-known for scholarship heavily rooted in a straightforward reading of scriptural texts. The collection is loosely divided into three sections, focused on the nature of God, how scriptural characters like Paul and Philemon and others live out that faith in the world, and diverse ways in which faith in the God of the Bible can equip believers to meet life's challenges. To say that this volume is scintillating would be a stretch; Wright's early work sometimes verges on pedantic. But his fans who want a well-researched and traditional approach to the sacred texts they hear in church will not be disappointed. (Nov.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.