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Simply Christian

Why Christianity Makes Sense

by N. T. Wright

On Sale: 03/02/2021

Price: $17.99

Simply Christian

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Simply Christian

Why Christianity Makes Sense

by N. T. Wright

On Sale: 03/02/2021

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Price: $17.99

About the Book

Why is justice fair? Why do we crave relationships? Why are so many people pursuing spirituality? For two thousand years Christianity has claimed to answer these mysteries, and in Simply Christian, renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop N. T. Wright demonstrates that it still does so today.

Like C. S. Lewis in his classic Mere Christianity, Wright makes the case for Christian faith from the ground up, assuming that the reader has no predisposition to and perhaps even some negativity toward religion in general and Christianity in particular. Simply Christian serves as a straightforward introduction for those unfamiliar with the faith, and a source of thoughtful, accessible scholarship for everyone.

N. T. Wright is Bishop of Durham for the Church of England. He is one of today’s leading theologians and author of Jesus and the Victory of God, which is widely regarded as one of the most significant studies in the contemporary “Third Quest” of the historical Jesus. He taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. Among his many published works are The Challenge of Jesus, The Meaning of Jesus (co-authored with Marcus Borg), and What Saint Paul Really Said.

“Fresh, engaging, and highly readable, Tom Wright has the gift of being both profound and as simple as needs be. Simply Christian lives up to its title -- an invaluable guide for seekers and doubters as well as believers.”

- Os Guinness, author of Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Faith

Critical Praise

“Readers will welcome such ready access to one of the fine teachers of the church.” - Walter Brueggemann

“We are in Mere Christianity territory here [...] Bound to be a classic.” - Rob Bell, author of Velvet Elvis

“N.T. Wright is simply crucial; his writing can transform one’s life.” - Anne Rice, author of CHRIST THE LORD

“Simply Christian is an amazing testimony to the vitality…of the Christian faith—and to the skill of N. T. Wright.” - Will Willimon, Bishop, North Alabama Conference, United Methodist Church

“[No one] has done more to clarify what [...] Christianity looks like in our day than Tom Wright.” - John Ortberg, teaching pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

“Fresh, engaging, and highly readable…Simply Christian [is] an invaluable guide for seekers and doubters as well as believers.” - Os Guinness, author of Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Faith

“N.T. Wright is uniquely qualified to convey the enduring substance of Christian life and thought to contemporary people.” - Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy, University of Southern California, and author of The Divine Conspiracy

“Brilliant Bishop Wright is one of God’s best gifts to our decaying Western church...” - J.I. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College

“Wright attempts a 21st-century counterpart to Lewis’s Mere Christianity. . . . notably clear, readable and thought-provoking.” - Richard Ostling, AP

“Wright offers...[an] intelligent view of Christianity, and his title invites us to compare his work with Lewis’s [...] Mere Christianity.” - Washington Post

Simply Christian is simply outstanding. It will confirm, challenge, and deepen your grasp of Christian faith and practice.” - Christianity Today

“No one living today is writing more thoughtfully and compellingly about Christian theology than N.T. Wright.” - Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060872700
  • ISBN 10: 0060872705
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 03/02/2021
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.577 in (d)
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : RELIGION / Christianity / General
  • BISAC2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / Christian Theology / Apologetics