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Surprised by Hope

Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

by N. T. Wright

On Sale: 02/27/2018

Price: $15.99

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Surprised by Hope

Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

by N. T. Wright

On Sale: 02/27/2018

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Price: $15.99

About the Book

If you died tonight, do you know where you would go? Most Christians would answer this question incorrectly.

In Surprised by Hope, New Testament scholar N.T. Wright explains that nearly all Christians are wrong when it comes to life after death. Wright, author of the modern classic Simply Christian, explains that according to the Scriptures, all souls go to an interim afterlife to await resurrection upon the second coming of Christ. Wright argues that this makes a fundamental difference in how we should live our lives; we should not merely wait to go to heaven, but instead actively work towards creating a heaven on earth. This fascinating and informative book is perfect for anyone interested in the meaning of life – not only after death but, beforehand as well.

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. He has been featured on “ABC News,” “Dateline,” and “Fresh Air.” He taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. Among his many published works are Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, The Meaning of Jesus (co-authored with Marcus Borg), and What Saint Paul Really Said.

“N. T. “Tom” Wright is one of the most formidable figures in the world of Christian thought.”

– TIME

Critical Praise

“This book is N.T. Wright at his finest.” - Rob Bell, author of Velvet Elvis

His conclusions are both simple and world-shaking - Library Journal

This book will be widely read because it stirs together Scripture, tradition, art and world affairs with pleasing metaphors and public courage. - The Dallas Morning News

“Wright’s unwavering faith in the resurrection is quite evident as he defends the Easter narratives on historical and theological grounds.” - America Magazine

“N.T. Wright can write. . . when it comes to questions of Christ’s resurrection and what that means, no one is more persuasive. Wright’s new book, Surprised by Hope, builds on C.S. Lewis’ succinct defense of the faith and takes it to a new level.” - World Magazine

“In calling Christians to an epistemology of love and a re-emphasis of the Easter season, Wright knocked it out of the park.” - Beliefnet (A "Top Religious Book of the Year")

A crystal-clear, powerful course-correction for all of us--Christian or otherwise. If you want to know what Easter is about, get yourself a copy of Surprised by Hope and hunker down for the read of a lifetime....literally. - Phyllis Tickle, Beliefnet.com

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062089977
  • ISBN 10: 0062089978
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 02/27/2018
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.793 in (d)
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : RELIGION / Christianity / General
  • BISAC2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / Christian Theology / Eschatology