Item description for Acts for Everyone, Part 1 (New Testament for Everyone) by N. T. Wright...
Overview Renowned scholar N. T. Wright brings us the latest volumes in his acclaimed For Everyone series of New Testament commentaries Acts, parts 1 and 2. Each of these brief guides offers a short passage of text, Wright's own accessible translation, followed by a highly readable and thought-provoking discussion. Background information about the text, explanations about its meanings, and thoughts as to how it is relevant to our lives today are woven together seamlessly in Wright's gracious and inviting style. A glossary is provided at the back of the books to provide further explanation of less common words and phrases. These books are useful for Christian education classed for both youth and adults, as preaching aids in confirmation classes, and as daily devotions.
Writing in an accessable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to approach the rich and many-sided story of the book of Acts. Wright shows how the book builds on Luke's Gospel, laying out the continuing work and teaching of the now risen and ascended Jesus in the power of the Spirit. His writing captures the vivid way in which Luke's work draws us all into he story, while leaving the ending open and challenging, inviting Christians today to pick up and carry on the story as we in turn live our lives in the service of Jesus.
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.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.56" Width: 5.06" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Series For Everyone
ISBN 0664227953 ISBN13 9780664227951
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More About N. T. Wright
Born in 1948 in Northumberland, England, N.T. Wright is the Bishop of Durham. He was formerly Dean of Lichfield and lecturer in New Testament studies at Oxford University as well as fellow, tutor, and chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford. He has also served as professor of New Testament language and literature in various colleges and universities. With doctorates in divinity and in philosophy from the University of Oxford, N. T. Wright is a member of the Society for New Testament Studies, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, and the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars. He has published more than 40 works at both scholarly and popular levels related to New Testament studies, especially on the origins of Christianity and Biblical Christology.
N. T. Wright has an academic affiliation as follows - Worcester College, Oxford.
N. T. Wright has published or released items in the following series...
Christian Origins and the Question of God (Paperback)
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from Westminster John Knox Feb 21, 2008
Insightful and thought-provoking comments on Acts 1-12 parallel the author's own readable translation of the Bible text. Background information about the scriptures, helpful explanations about its meanings, and discussion of how it can be relevant to lives today are woven together seamlessly in the author's inviting style. This book includes a glossary.