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.
I'm giving up because I find it so hard to read. the first quarter references the Apostles Creed that I don't know, and so often he brings up a subject says some things and then... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Gail McBrayer
Repetitive in relation to Wright's other pieces, but good work overall.Published 28 days ago by Foster
Challenging us to form a complete understanding of who Jesus Christ is and what He stands forPublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
You never leave an N T Wright book without thinking of Jesus, or Scripture, in a different way. How God Became King will do just that. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GTO
The book held my attention throughout the author presented a more clear approach. He put into words of how God can be understood in God's eternal position as King.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book sat unopened for too long. The pain of one Jewish friend has brought me to my knees and into my Bible, Hebrew and English. This book brings much joy and new direction!Published 2 months ago by CK
As always Prof.Wright has a very deep insite into the basics of Christian belief.Published 2 months ago by reTYRED Carpenter.
Fascinating book. I had tended to think along the lines that the author describes, which is that the Bible, and in particular the Gospels, which most people think about is really... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Farms