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Simply Jesus

A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters

by N. T. Wright

On Sale: 02/27/2018

Price: $15.99

Simply Jesus

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Simply Jesus

A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters

by N. T. Wright

On Sale: 02/27/2018

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Price: $15.99

About the Book

Students of the Bible today are faced with over 200 years of critical Biblical scholarship telling them that the church doesn’t see the real story of Jesus in the Bible. In Simply Jesus, Wright seeks to answer the question: How do the church and Christians communicate the mission and accomplishments of Jesus to a world that does not know him?

Wright explains how the new paradigm makes the gospel and Jesus so much more appealing, relevant, exciting, and directly tied to our work here and now. Like his previous bestselling book, Simply Christian, teaches students a basic but thorough understanding of who Jesus was and what that means for us today.

In the tradition of C.S. Lewis’s broadcast talks that became Mere Christianity, N.T. Wright seeks to show how we should retell the story of Jesus after 200 years of Biblical scholarship.

Critical Praise

“N. T. Wright’s introduction to Jesus is erudite (and yet also entertaining), and decidedly thought-provoking. Somewhat to my surprise, I felt that, in reading Simply Jesus, I was really coming to know Jesus better; reading Simply Jesus, I actually felt Him near.” - Lauren F. Winner, author of Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis

“Tom Wright is, as always, brilliant at distilling immense scholarship into vivid, clear and accessible form. This book is yet another of his great gifts to the worldwide church.” - Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

“No one living today is writing more thoughtfully and compellingly about Christian theology than N.T. Wright. With Simply Jesus, he takes readers on an illuminating intellectual expedition to recover the Christian Messiah. If you have not read Wright, start now, and start with this book.” - Jon Meacham, author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

“Tom Wright has a fresh way of presenting the story of Jesus, the one and only Savior and Lord of the four canonical Gospels. This book retrieves Jesus from the margins of contemporary ideologies and places him once again at the heart of biblical faith. A compelling read!” - Timothy George, founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture

“Wright patiently explains the world views that Jesus stepped into, how his parables point to his mission, and, finally, what this truth means in today’s world. Wright’s direct style, reminiscent of C. S. Lewis’ writings, invites readers in but allows for internal argument.” - Booklist (starred review)

“When today’s leading New Testament theologian has something new to say about anything, readers pay attention. In his latest work, he again exhibits his gift for making in-depth scholarship vivid and accessible.” - Kimberly Mauck, The Christian Chronicle

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062084408
  • ISBN 10: 0062084402
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 02/27/2018
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.577 in (d)
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : RELIGION / Christianity / General
  • BISAC2 : RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth