In this book of pastoral reflections N.T. Wright explores how the Lord's Prayer sums up what Jesus was all about in his first-century setting. Wright locates the Lord's Prayer, clause by clause, within the historical life and work of Jesus and allows the prayer's devotional application to grow out of its historical context. The result is a fresh understanding of Christian spirituality and the life of prayer. This deeply devotional book will refresh and stimulate the heart and mind of any reader.
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About the Author
N.T. WRIGHT is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. As being both one of the world's leading Bible scholars and a popular author, he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. His award-winning books include The Case for the Psalms, How God Became King, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Scripture and the Authority of God, The Meaning of Jesus (co-authored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for The Kingdom New Testament. He also wrote the impressive Christian Origins and the Question of God series, including The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God, The Resurrection of the Son of God and most recently, Paul and the Faithfulness of God.
Table of Contents
1 Our Father in Heaven 1
2 Thy Kingdom Come 13
3 Give Us This Day 23
4 Forgive Us Our Trespasses 35
5 Deliver Us from Evil 47
6 The Power and the Glory 59
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I was reading another more recently released book from another brother in Christ, who mention this author. I decided to detour to enhance the point this author was making, ending up with a couple of books by N. T. Wright. Keep in mind, no one person has all truth, but we can help each other attain a higher spiritual. This book has become just that. I have had more than a few 'aha!' moments while digesting what is being presented in brother Wright's discussion on the Lord's Prayer. In a way, it made me very sad to realize just how trivial, mindless and vain the Lord's Prayer has become to the masses (stayed from first hand knowledge), who utter the words carelessly sans any real commitment or understanding. then, I was glad for having seen this, that I may become more prayerful & pray more effectively for God's Kingdom to come, His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. As I sauntered made my way through this book envisioning what was said, I thought about parallels to the Ten Commandments and the book of Revelation, along with other passages. The relatedness of it all further enhances the point that since the Beginning, God has had a plan and purpose for all of His wonderful creation- especially mankind. The Golden thread is visible from Genesis through Revelation. The Lord's Prayer, to me, contains the entire Bible, albeit in an abbreviated form: the glory of the Lord shown and enhanced by His creation at the Beginning & End of the prayer to the working out of God's purpose in, by & through man in-between, which Brother Wright illustrated with relatable passages / stories from the Bible. Please, please - if you are sincerely seeking the Lord, wanting to go deeper in your relationship with God in Christ, read, pray and meditate on what is presented in this book! I greatly thank Brother Wright for sharing the Heart of God through his writings and talks. I pray we will continue to receive such blessings in the years to come.
How many times have you prayed the Lord's Prayer in your life time? If you're like me, probably thousands and thousands of times, and sadly many times without really "praying" the prayer. It is one of our most familiar and widely recognized prayers, and our Lord's way of teaching us how to pray. I discovered the existence of this little book while on a Mission Trip to an Orphanage in Mexico in March 2010. My friend who led this trip has read NT Wright for years, and decided to use this little book for morning devotions each mroning before heading off to breakfast then the Orphanage. 14 of us gathered in the courtyard of our little hotel to hear what little nuggets Ruth had for us each day. Ruth had read this little book many times over the years, and was able to distill many poignant elements that fit nicely into our 20 minute gatherings. As always happens with the Holy Spirit, we each heard just what we needed to shore us up for the day ahead. A few of the most memorable images from the book were contained in a particular passage, "That's why calling God, "Father" is the great act of faith, of Holy boldness, of risk. Saying our Father isn't just the boldness, the sheer cheek, of walking into the presence of the living and almighty God and saying "Hi, Dad." It is the boldness, the sheer total risk, of saying quietly "Please may I, too be considered an apprentice son." It means signing on for the kingdom of God". This little book will turn your world upside down once you've read and re-read it and begin to pray the prayer in a way that you probably have not done before. It is also one of those books that you will very much want to re-read again and again and each time will find some new truth waiting for you to discover.