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 found it rather wordy. It came across to me that publishers encourage popular writers to write more, more, more. He is a deep thinker, however.Published 4 days ago by Rev. John A. Gilmore
Here is the meat between the introduction and conclusion to the four Gospels. A very valuable contribution the Kingdom of God literature.Published 7 days ago by Del Hafer
NT Wright has written a fine analysis of the gospels while pointing out the holes in Christian teaching which have compromised our understanding of King Jesus.Published 11 days ago by Flying
A great book that focuses on a little taught subject - the Kingdom of God and the KingPublished 18 days ago by Paul Starfish
Ecellent Book. N.T. Wright explains Jesus in the context of Judism. The ramifications of this are profound, and allow the reader to think about the Bible, God, Jesus and the... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Mary E. Bobo
Excellent. We are using this book in our adult Sunday School class this fall.Published 19 days ago by Barbara Barkdoll
This is a good middle of the road walk into the Kingdom. Provoking, without being dogmatic. Typical Tom Wright.Published 1 month ago by R. Taylor