Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

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by N. T. Wright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0060507152

ISBN-13: 9780060507152

Pub. Date: 03/14/2006

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Why do we expect justice? Why do we crave spirituality? Why are we attracted to beauty? Why are relationships often so painful? And how will the world be made right? These are not simply perennial questions all generations must struggle with, but, according to N. T. Wright, are the very echoes of a voice we dimly perceive but deeply long to hear. In fact, these

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Why do we expect justice? Why do we crave spirituality? Why are we attracted to beauty? Why are relationships often so painful? And how will the world be made right? These are not simply perennial questions all generations must struggle with, but, according to N. T. Wright, are the very echoes of a voice we dimly perceive but deeply long to hear. In fact, these questions take us to the heart of who God is and what He wants from us.

For two thousand years, Christianity has claimed to solve these mysteries, and this renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop shows that it still can today. Not since C. S. Lewis's classic summary of the faith, Mere Christianity, has such a wise and thorough scholar taken the time to explain to anyone who wants to know what Christianity really is and how it is practiced. Wright makes the case for Christian faith from the ground up, assuming that the reader has no knowledge of (and perhaps even some aversion to) religion in general and Christianity in particular.

Simply Christian walks the reader through the Christian faith step by step and question by question. With simple yet exciting and accessible prose, Wright challenges skeptics by offering explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled dilemmas, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. For anyone who wants to travel beyond the controversies that can obscure what the Christian faith really stands for, this simple book is the perfect vehicle for that journey.

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ISBN-13:
9780060507152
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/14/2006
Pages:
256
Age Range:
18 Years

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Simply Christian 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
TedMorgan More than 1 year ago
Bishop Wright is a fine theologian, student of the Bible, and popular writer. I am a liberal Christian who feels I always learn from this conservative writer. This is a book to reread from time to time. I very much enjoyed it. It is part of my permanent library.
Grateful-Heart More than 1 year ago
N.T. Wright does a magnificent job in explaining the message of Christ from a historical perspective. His ability to articulate the ancient text in its context of the first century while appling it in contemporary terms is powerful. The Bishop calls the church in this age to take the Saviors message of redemption to the whole world from an individual and sociatal perspective. Working to create a more just planet should not be optional for any contemporary Christian believer. A must read for anyone who is interested in the direction of the church in the twenty first century. Well done chap.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have not finished reading this yet but what I have read so far has been good. It is written where it is easy to understand so those who are not well versed in the Bible will not have trouble getting what the author is talking about. I look forward to finishing this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts off dry-please keep reading! N.T.Wright offers a rephrasing of our Christian purpose by retelling us in clear and convincing style the story of God's plan. The interlocking 'or overlapping' of Heaven and Earth in very specific ways throughout history, as God moves deliberately to conquer evil, makes so much sense and is very exciting to read about. Renews your mind with regards to why we seem to long for God, no matter who we are, and encourages each person's part in bringing the ultimate peace of God to fruition. This is surely a new classic for Christians and a great overview for non-Christians.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As the Anglican Bishop of Durham, Tom Wright has emerged as the wittiest, most intelligent, insightful and articulate Christian writer living today, and 'Simply Christian' is his masterpiece. Do not fail to read the vital and dynamic explanation of the true Christian faith.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply Christian is SIMPLY AMAZING. This book is a great gem for both the Christian and non- Christian. Why do people long for justice? Why do we thirst for spirituality? Why do we long for relationships? Why does beauty not satisfy us fully? It is because we are humans that are made for and by God. We are children that groan for our Father. These are few of the questions the Bishop begins to address. These are the questions that strike a chord within all humanity. Questions that we can't explain or escape outside of God. N.T. Wright takes the reader on a journey through the story of the bible. Along the journey the reader will encounter God, Jesus, the Spirit, and Israel. At the end, Tom looks at what a life under the Lordship of Jesus could look like if somebody is willing to join in on the story, to be Jesus for a world that has no hope in sight. No other scholar has the gift to communicate so beautifully and clearly the truth about Christianty. He captured me with his introduction and I hope the same happens to you.
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