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.
Cogent, well-presented argument that Christians have frequently misunderstood and failed to emphasize appropriately Christ's Kingship as it is revealed in the Gospels. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Merle K. Gatewood
Bishop Wright provides a challenging description of what the kingdom is about in scripture. The implications are clear and they certainly are in conflict with current cultural... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Wally
This is a must read for all Christians hungry to understand the kingdom of Heaven. I did a word study on the word kingdom years ago and I went away with the realization that... Read morePublished 12 days ago by M. McCoy
I'm finally starting to get it. NT Wright asks you to think about post enlightenment in western society. Not easy stuff.Published 25 days ago by Richard F. Mariner
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 1 month ago by Gail McBrayer
Repetitive in relation to Wright's other pieces, but good work overall.Published 1 month ago by Foster