Item description for Luke For Everyone (New Test Guides For Everyone) by N. T. Wright & Tom Wright...
Overview This entirely new and approachable translation of the Gospel of Luke provides invaluable background detail and a wealth of information to help the reader understand each passage in a richer way.
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..
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: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Series For Everyone
ISBN 0664227848 ISBN13 9780664227845
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More About N. T. Wright & Tom 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...
Reviews - What do customers think about Luke For Everyone (New Test Guides For Everyone)?
Tom Wright's Luke Feb 22, 2007
This is a wonderful book to encourage a thoughtful reading of this gospel. Tom Wright has a beautiful style of bringing the stories Luke relates into modern vernacular.A great addition to the study of the Gospels.
A Study of Luke Jul 13, 2006
This study book is being used by a group of women who meet every Monday morning to study the Bible and we are happy with this choice.
The author, Bishop Tom Wright has an easy approach to the Gospel of St. Luke, and his commentary is written in what I would call every-day English. The chapters of Luke are broken down into sensible segments followed by Bishop Wright's commentary which generates good discussion. The glossary in the back is also useful.
We are looking forward to the Acts for Everyone which I believe is not in print yet.
Simply the BEST Jul 5, 2006
I cannot say enough good things about Wright's ability to write simply, with no big words, yet maintain deep theological and historical insight into the Scripture. His interpretations and ability to follow through with the gospel's on thought are unmatched in scholarship.
Every book in this series has Tom Wright's translations (of a periscope or small section of text, followed by a quick story or anecdote, followed by the Wright interpretation. It is easy to read and enjoyable.
There is much to be said about this particular book, but the best parts were his treatment of some of the hard to understand parables of Jesus such as the prodigal son, the wicked tenants, and the rich man and Lazarus. His thoughts here (and in all the synoptics) on Jesus and the son of man sayings reflecting back on Daniel 7 are insightful. He makes good sense of the "keep watch and be alert" sayings. His treatment of the Emmaus road story is also right on point. He relates the opening of the eyes of Cleopas and his companion as Jesus broke bread and gave thanks with the opening of the eyes of Adam and Eve when they realized they were naked after sharing the forbidden fruit. Wright points out that Jeus has redeemed us from the curse that came through the first shared meal of Genesis and brought sin and death into the world. This commentary is full of unique insights such as this and so I highly recommend for everyone to read.
Deep theology appropriately dosed for daily use Nov 15, 2005
NT Wright is a scholarly academic and a highly relevant one at that. So it is a treat when he puts on his devotional hat and uses his more informal name of Tom Wright to write Luke for Everyone, he brings deep insight to wherever the gospel story takes you that day in a way that you feel you can appropriate it into your life.
You can readily feel the tensions between the agenda of the Jewish leaders to bring about God's kingdom through strict observance and battle and of Jesus who seeks to bring about God's kingdom through repentance even rebelling against Roman rule. You can feel the pressure rising.
Too often a devotional is thin on depth or a bit sappy, but Wright's book has meat that is cut into bite sized pieces. He continues his mission to go beyond the frequent stance of many who feel they know all there is to know about Jesus and have lost the ability to stay alert in their life and miss the many deep and enriching truths that Jesus brings to us.
A good daily devotional, but not an exhaustive study Mar 6, 2003
This book is much easier to digest on the first reading than many of Wright's other works, although a bit less rewarding. The book is structured so that small sections of the gospel text are translated by Wright and followed by his mini exegesis.
I found the book to be thought provoking and not as weighty as one might expect. This is refreshing after reading NTPG and JVG, Luke For Everyone is a layman's version of these two.