Small Faith, Great God

( 4 )

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780281063659
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2011

    Our Hope is in God, Not in Our Faith

    Small Faith, Great God by N.T. Wright is comprised of 20 short chapters that he had presented as sermons, but which have been compiled to create this book. The overall theme of the book is that it is less important how great our faith is than it is what our faith is in - the great God of the Bible.

    While I found every chapter to have at least some nugget of truth worth contemplating, the two chapters that impacted me the most and which I shall take away were the chapters on the story of Ruth and on Christian hypocrisy. The first reminding us to place our security solely on God and not on external factors, including how we like to have security in the way we do "church" with our familiar patterns of worship and our conformity to certain standards. The latter, on hypocrisy, pointed out that it is not at all certain that it is better to be sincere than hypocritical if by being sincere one means only doing what one feels like doing. This will just lead to unstable and unreliable people, whereas a certain amount of hypocrisy in the believer's life is necessary if we are to follow the example of Christ even when we may not "feel" like it. However, the author does examine some genuine hypocrisy in the church that is reminiscent of the way the Pharisees are in Matthew 5 and 6.

    Also, as I am not necessarily an advocate of the New Perspective on Paul (I say "not necessarily" as I am not that well versed enough in the debate to say whether I would endorse it or not) I can say that one does not need to agree with N.T. Wright on the matter to profit spiritually from this book. Indeed, after reading several chapters, I found it beneficial to begin my day with a chapter from the book.

    Finally, a prior reviewer gave the book a poor review because the book is not available on the Nook, but please note that the publisher has since made it available on that format - I should know as I recently finished reading it on the Nook. But here's hoping we see many more books by InterVarsity Press on the Nook!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 18, 2010

    WHERE

    IS IN THE KINDLE WHY NOT THE NOOK

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)