Item description for The Message of Ezekiel: A New Heart and a New Spirit (The Bible Speaks Today) by Christopher J. H. Wright...
Overview Christopher J.H. Wright masterfully opens our eyes to see and understand the message of Ezkiel. Ezekiel's vision of the glory of God - its departure and return - is first set within Israel's history and then in the culmination of God's promises in Christ. Embedded in the pattern of the strange, the bizarre and the wonderful is a word that still speaks to God's people today.
Publishers Description Ezekiel comes to us as a stranger from a distant time and land. Who is this priest who, on his thirtieth birthday, has a dazzling vision of God on a wheeled throne? Who is this odd prophet who engages in outlandish street theater and speaks for God on international affairs? Who is this seer who paints murals of apocalyptic doom and then of a restored temple bursting with emblems of paradise? Are we bound to take this literally, reading prophet and newspaper side by side? Or is there a better way? Christopher Wright is a proven interpreter and communicator of the Old Testament, and in this commentary he masterfully opens our eyes to see and understand the message of Ezekiel. Ezekiel's vision of the glory of God--its departure and return--is first set within Israel's history and then in the culmination of God's promises in Christ. Embedded in the pattern of the strange, the bizarre and the wonderful is a word that still speaks to God's people today.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 10, 2001
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series Bible Speaks Today
ISBN 0830824251 ISBN13 9780830824250
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More About Christopher J. H. Wright
Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright is International Director of the Langham Partnership International. He also serves as chair of the Lausanne Movement's Theology Working Group and chair of the Theological Resource Panel of TEAR Fund, a leading Christian relief and development charity. He has written several books, including Living as the People of God (An Eye for an Eye in the US), God's People in God's Land, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Walking in the Ways of the Lord, Deuteronomy in the New International Biblical Commentary, The Message of Ezekiel in the Bible Speaks Today series, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, The Mission of God, and The God I Don't Understand. Chris and his wife, Liz, have four adult children and six grandchildren.
Christopher J. H. Wright was born in 1947.
Spanish Language Biography: Christopher J. H. Wright es director internacional de Langham Partnership International, donde tomo el cargo que ocupo John R. W. Stott durante treinta anos. Tambien sirve como presidente de la junta directiva del Grupo de Trabajadores del Comite Teologico Lausana y del Panel de recursos teologicos del fondo TEAR, una fundacion lider en la ayuda para cristianos y desarrollo caritativo. Es autor de un sinnumero de libros, incluyendo Conociendo a Jesus a traves del Antiguo Testamento, etica del Antiguo Testamento para log hijos de Dios, y el galardonado La Mision de Dios. Chris y su esposa, Luz, tienen cuatro hijos y cinco nietos.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Message of Ezekiel: A New Heart and a New Spirit (The Bible Speaks Today)?
Excellent quality Mar 29, 2008
The book arrived in excellent quality, and I cannot be more pleased with the prompt service.
Excellent Commentary Oct 11, 2006
Typical of The Bible Speaks Today series the author lists more than twenty Ezekiel commentaries, and he quotes extensively from a couple. Formerly a seminary professor of O.T. studies he has a good grasp of all the Bible and uses other scriptures well to derive sane and sensible meanings from Ezekiel. As a former pastor Mr. Wright communicates well. As a layman I found this commentary to be a real page-turner. Less than 5% is devoted to "preaching."
Too much! Too much! Jun 5, 2005
Sorry to say, this is not one of the better volumes in this series. It is about twice as long as it needs to be: wordy, rambling, and pompously didactic.
The entire series ("The Message of ...") is directed at the more general student of the Bible. It stays away from highly technical textual crtiticsm, aiming instead at the lay reader who just needs a little help with context, imagery, etc. Some volumes of the series are excellent in this respect. This is just not one of them.
The author successfully avoids the technical and scholarly emphasis, but falls right off the other side of the mountain by letting his generalized "preachiness" quite run away with him.
The end result is that the reader must filter through a great deal of extraneous vaporizing to get to the meat of Ezekiel.