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Simply Christian by Tom Wright


Simply Christian by NT Wright
 Pointers to God

Tom Wright, the Bishop of Durham and expert on the New Testament, has written many books which explore the life and significance of Jesus, but in Simply Christian, he has written an introduction to the Christian faith which relates to modern life. Tom writes, “my aim has been to describe what Christianity is all about, both to commend it to those outside the faith and to explain it to those inside.”

Tom Wright roots his book in the desire of people today for something more than “what you can put into a test tube or a bank account”. He sees this desire for something more in four areas of human experience: in the longing for justice, the quest for spirituality, the hunger for relationships, and the delight in beauty – all of which he calls “strange signposts pointing beyond the landscape of our contemporary culture and out into the unknown.”

Following a Christian line of argument which goes back to St Augustine in the 4th century, Tom Wright sees these four signposts as pointers to God.

Simply Christian goes on to give a very clear and engaging explanation of what Christians believe, and why there are convincing reasons to follow the Christian faith. Chapters on God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are followed later in the book by explorations of prayer, the Bible and living as a Christian. Tom portrays the Christian life as the fulfillment of the universal desire for justice, spirituality, relationships and beauty.

What readers have said about the book…

“NT 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 applying it in contemporary terms is powerful.” Grateful-Heart, Barnes & Noble website

“One of the marks of a great teacher is the ability to simplify and distil complexity without becoming simplistic or imbalanced. Tom Wright has this gift in abundance.” Literatus, Amazon

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arrow Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI

arrow Jesus by Marcus Borg

arrow The Secret Message of Jesus by Brian McLaren

arrow The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

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arrow Tokens of Trust by Rowan Williams

arrow The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware

arrow The Bible from Scratch by Simon Jenkins

arrow The Shack by William Paul Young

arrow The Last Temptation by Nikos Kazantzakis

arrow The Shadow of the Galilean by Gerd Theissen

arrow Conversations with Jesus of Nazareth by Simon Parke

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