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.
Balanced perspective versus the traditional one-sided view that Christ came to make the here-after rather than the here and after possible.Published 4 hours 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 23 days 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 25 days ago by Bookworm Mike
Clear and concise, some interesting interpretations. Sometimes it didn't tell me what I wanted to know. Never boring.Published 26 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by David L Hall Jr
NT Wright again shows us so much we've been missing in Modern Western Christianity. He demonstrates how we've misread the gospels to such an extent that we misinterpret the story... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Levi Rogers
This certainly is a challenge to those who would create political entities to worship. God makes Christ our King. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sam Cartwright