Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship

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Featuring a brand-new cover design, this edition of N. T. Wright's popular Following Jesus -- first published in 1995 -- includes a new preface in which Wright reflects on the book's origin and significance for him personally and on its continued relevance to believers even though our global context has changed.

Wright first outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books -- Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation -- looking in particular at ...

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Overview

Featuring a brand-new cover design, this edition of N. T. Wright's popular Following Jesus -- first published in 1995 -- includes a new preface in which Wright reflects on the book's origin and significance for him personally and on its continued relevance to believers even though our global context has changed.

Wright first outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books -- Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation -- looking in particular at their portrayal of Jesus and what he accomplished in his sacrificial death. In the second part of the book Wright takes six key New Testament themes — resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life in a new world — and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.

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Editorial Reviews

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-- Lawrence Cunningham in America
"A beautiful meditative work on Christian discipleship."

-- Christian Library Journal
"The slender size of this book belies its deep content. . . . A book to be read, reread, pondered, and lived."

-- Publishers Weekly
"Many unarguably sound insights."

Anglican Journal
"Encouraging, startling, unnerving—but always inviting.... The richly biblical fruit of much working through of "the meaning of the life and death of Jesus and the gift to his people of the Spirit" in the modern world.... Tom Wright offers insights valuable to Christians across the spectrum between literalism and mere metaphor in their view of Scripture."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802871206
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/30/2014
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 510,069

Meet the Author

N. T. Wright is Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and one of the most highly respected biblical scholars in the world today. Among his many other published works are Jesus and the Victory of God, Surprised by Hope, and Simply Christian.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Final Sacrifice: Hebrews 3
2 The Battle Won: Colossians 13
3 The Kingdom of the Son of Man: Matthew 23
4 The Glory of God: John 33
5 The Servant King: Mark 43
6 A World Reborn: Revelation 53
7 The God Who Raises the Dead 65
8 The Mind Renewed 75
9 Temptation 83
10 Hell 91
11 Heaven and Power 99
12 New Life - New World 107
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