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.
This is a good middle of the road walk into the Kingdom. Provoking, without being dogmatic. Typical Tom Wright.Published 13 days ago by R. Taylor
Balanced perspective versus the traditional one-sided view that Christ came to make the here-after rather than the here and after possible.Published 23 days ago by joe willett
Scholarly and insightful but a somewhat difficult read for the lay person. I had difficulty discerning many of the points the author was trying to make. Read morePublished 1 month ago by topekaman
N. T. Wright is nothing more than a Heretic, and Nuts to boot. all he does in his own little crazy and eclectic mind is create endless Straw Man and Red Herring arguments to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bookworm Mike
Clear and concise, some interesting interpretations. Sometimes it didn't tell me what I wanted to know. Never boring.Published 1 month ago by maggie
I have been vaguely aware of the disconnects in evangelical theology regarding our Hebraic roots, and the proper definitions and functions of the members of the Trinity. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David L. Hicks
This is one of Tom Wright's best! It will inspire you to go back to his 5 volume masterpiece and re-absorb it! Very readable and understandable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David L Hall Jr