Item description for Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship by N. T. Wright...
Overview "The longer you look at Jesus," says Wright, "the more you will want to serve him in his world. That is, of course, if it's the real Jesus you're looking at." Wright has already written about the search for Jesus in Who Was Jesus? Now he points out the practical implications of that search. These 12 compelling meditations explore what it means to be a true disciple today.
Publishers Description The twelve exhilarating meditations in this volume explore what it truly means to follow Jesus today. Part One outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books --Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation. Part Two examines six key New Testament themes --resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life --and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1999
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802841325 ISBN13 9780802841322
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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)
Reviews - What do customers think about Following Jesus?
Wow. Jun 14, 2008
This is my first time reading N.T. Wright's books, though I've read an essay and heard him speak. This is an unbelievable book. The first half of the book walks through the New Testament and describes each author's view of Jesus and what it looks like to follow Him. The second half seems to walk through some of the major issues of discipleship and what it actually looks like to follow Jesus. I loved it and will go back to it again and again.
Bishop Wright is my Hero Dec 26, 2007
For years I'd scoffed at Bishop N.T. Wright thinking him a backward-looking, anti-intellectual Christian with nothing to say to the contemporary world. I was wrong. And I'm glad to say this book started it all.
After reading several books on revisionist views of Jesus, I've concluded (very, very reluctantly) that the Jesus presented in "Following Jesus" is the only Jesus really worth following. Here Wright gives us a glimpse of the Jesus of the gospels, a Jesus who is the Savior of the World, a Jesus who makes huge demands on our lives and calls us to follow Him to Calvary. This Jesus tells us disturbing things about ourselves, the world, and how both are in need of repair. The good news, as Wright points out, is that G-d has begun to recreate the world through Jesus of Nazareth. In this short book of sermons, Wright shows the new creation appearing by looking at Jesus' teaching, his healings and, perhaps most of all, his resurrection. The new creation has already begun, yet it will fully arrive in the Age to Come.
This book set my heart aflame for the Christian hope. Although the world suffers and humans fail in love (again and again), there is a G-d who raises the dead, a fact that--when it's internalized--gives life its proper focus.
Thank you, Bishop Wright, for this powerful little book.
Following Wright into Following Jesus Oct 16, 2007
This book, though brief, contains a treasure chest of Wright's knowledge on the life and significance of Jesus. In "Following Jesus", Wright seeks to answer the question, "Who exactly is this Jesus that we claim to follow?"
With the thought that many Christians might not know exactly who Jesus is, due to years of watered down religion, Wright uses different books of the Bible, along with personal scholarship, to extract who Jesus was and what that means to those who follow him.
A phenomenal read. Extremely enlightening and refreshing.
Building for the kingdom Jun 22, 2007
This is my first foray into N.T. Wright's literary discipleship. This is good written stimulus that will lead you to a deeper understanding of who Jesus is. This collection of Eucharistic sermons expands from the passion of Christ to the revelation of the Father's plan for true discipleship. The language is easy to read and Dean Wright uses great words and pharases to lead us further along. N.T. Wright has become one of my must read theologians.
Costly Christian Discipleship May 24, 2007
Tom Wright, Anglican bishop in England, once again elucidates in a cogent but thoroughly readable style that only he can what it means to follow Jesus. If one is a sometime Christian who does not want to 'count the cost' of what it means to 'be Jesus' to a hurting world, you'd better avoid this book. In a world full of evangelists who promise 'what's in it for us' if we follow Jesus, Tom Wright challenges us to really take up the cross and follow the Lord. As a Southern Baptist, I can't think of another theologian, of whatever denomination, that is more challenging and encouraging than Tom Wright. Buy it, but be prepared to keep your marker handy.