ISBN-10:
0664227848
ISBN-13:
9780664227845
Pub. Date:
03/15/2004
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Luke for Everyone / Edition 2

Luke for Everyone / Edition 2

by N. T. Wright
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Overview

Tom Wright's guide to Luke, which includes a wealth of information and background detail, provides real insights for our understanding of the story of Jesus and its implications for the reader. His clear style is accessible for new readers of the Bible, as well as to those who are further on. His exciting new translation of the biblical text brings to life, passage by passage, the immediacy and drama of Luke's Gospel.

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Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664227845
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 03/15/2004
Series: New Testament for Everyone Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 246,826
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

N. T. Wright is the Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and is a prolific author and noted New Testament scholar. His books include Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, and Evil and the Justice of God.

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"A rare event: a commentary that is learned without being stuffy, accessible without being reductionist. Tom Wright joins us in our homes and workplaces, our sanctuaries and classrooms, in genial, prayerful conversation over this text that forms our lives, the New Testament scriptures." (Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, and author of The Message)

Marva Dawn

"Tom Wright is a great gift to the universal Church! He is an extraordinary scholar with the uncommon ability to translate painstakingly and practically and yet to write with startling wisdom, rousing wit, and gracious accessibility. His commentaries in the "...for Everyone" series will stimulate ardent Bible study, greater zeal for Christian living, and deeper commitment in congregational life. With the addition of maps and glossaries of crucial words highlighted in the text, these books are superb for both individual and communal study. I pray the wide use of them will help to counteract our culture's despicable biblical illiteracy." (popular speaker and author of Reaching Out without Dumbing Down and Unfettered Hope)

Eugene Peterson

"A rare event: a commentary that is learned without being stuffy, accessible without being reductionist. Tom Wright joins us in our homes and workplaces, our sanctuaries and classrooms, in genial, prayerful conversation over this text that forms our lives, the New Testament scriptures." (Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, and author of The Message)

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This book, along with others in the '...for Everyone' series by Tom Wright, has enhanced my understanding of the Gospels more than anything else I've heard or read in over 30 years as a Christian. There are so many sayings, parables, and stories that have always puzzled me or troubled me, and Tom Wright does an excellent job of opening up the world that Jesus and the early Christians lived in, and explaining these books in their historical context. Yet it's not just a dry, academic book, but one that is understandable and relevant, and broken up into small pieces that I easily have time to read as a daily devotional or as I get a few spare moments here and there. It has challenged me to re-think who Jesus really was and what that means to my life, as well as freeing me from some of the false understandings I've had based on Luke and the other Gospels.