New Testament Wisdom for Everyone Paperback
"To follow Jesus we have to learn to think inside out, in looking-glass fashion."
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Learn from the best with Tom Wright's meditations on the wisdom of Jesus and the apostles. This insightful and devotional resource includes questions for personal reflection and discussion.
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New Testament Wisdom for Everyone
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‘New Testament Wisdom for Everyone’ is a challenging book presenting Tom Wright’s meditations on key passages in the New Testament.
The message that Jesus preached and lived has inspired and convicted countless lives over 2000 years. Wright’s convincing and connecting voice has helped many engage with these words for themselves and act upon them, aligning themselves within Jesus’ message and the Early Church attitude. In ‘Wisdom for Everyone’, readers will be invited to muse with Wright as he weaves from message to message, connecting this ancient wisdom with the modern mind.
With testing questions for personal reflection or group discussion, anyone who reads this book and takes it seriously will discover that following Jesus is both costly and rewarding.
Tom Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of over fifty books, including the For Everyone guides to the New Testament, the highly acclaimed series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, and the best-selling Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Virtue Reborn, Simply Jesus and How God Became King (all published by SPCK).
New Testament Wisdom for Everyone by Tom Wright was published by SPCK in April 2013 and is our 11926th best seller. The ISBN for New Testament Wisdom for Everyone is 9780281069378.
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New Testament Wisdom For EveryoneJohnny Douglas, via The Good Book Stall
Here's the brilliant Tom Wright on the timeless wisdom of some of the richest New Testament passages. His five pacey sections offer short, rich expositions. It may be a small title but it packs a big punch! Wright explains a few texts in an expository style with helpful anecdotes, strong word pictures and meaningful applications. They are full of deeper devotional value. He restates the Bible not merely as a rule book but as a way of deepening an already secure relationship with Jesus. This quote in particular is really helpful: "Christianity is not simply a set of beliefs and a rule-book for life, such as anyone could master in a weekend. It is as many-sided as the world itself, full of beauty and mystery and power, and as terrifying and wonderful as God himself. There is always much, much more to learn, to relish, to delight in". My lingering struggle was that this felt like a summer sampler from the thirty-plus titles that N T Wright has already faithfully offered. It isn't a full treatment, for that wouldn't be possible but it remains a rich primer on the wisdom to be found in the New Testament, and the beauty of the good news instituted in Jesus.
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"To follow Jesus we have to learn to think inside out, in looking-glass fashion: what the world counts as great is foolishness, and what the world counts as folly is the true wisdom. Cling on to your life and you'll lose it; give everything you've got to following Jesus, including life itself, and you'll win it. In every generation there are, it seems, a few people who are prepared to take Jesus seriously, at his word. What would it be like if you were one of them?"
PART 1 | THE WISDOM OF THE SPIRIT
God’s Powerful Mystery (1 Corinthians 2: 1-5)
God’s Strange Wisdom (1 Corinthians 2: 6-13)
Spiritual or Merely Human? (1 Corinthians 2: 14 – 3:4)
Everything Belongs to You (1 Corinthians 3: 18-23)
True Challenge of Faith (James 1: 1-8)
PART 2 | THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SEF
The Living Sacrifice (Romans 12: 1-5)
Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-26)
Off With the Old, On With the New (Ephesians 4: 17-24)
Joy and Peace in God (Philippians 4: 2-9)
Dying and Rising With Christ (Colossians 2: 20 – 3: 4)
The New Way of Life (1 Peter 3: 8-16)
Building a Christian Character (2 Peter 1: 1-11)
PART 3 | THE GREATEST OF THE VIRTUES
The Most Important Commandment (Mark 12: 28-34)
Love One Another (John 15: 9-17)
The Character of Love (1 Corinthians 13: 1-7)
Love, Peace and Thanksgiving (Colossians 3: 12-17)
God is Love (1 John 4: 7-21)
PART 4 | THE PATH OF THE DISCIPLE
Do Not Worry (Matthew 6: 25-34)
The Wise and the Wicked Slaves (Matthew 24: 45-51)
The Wise and Foolish Girls (Matthew 25: 1-13)
Where Two Roads Lead (Romans 6: 20-23)
Chasing On to the Finish (Philippians 3: 12-16)
Looking to Jesus (Hebrews 12: 1-3)
Watch Out for Dangers! (Hebrews 12: 12-17)
It’s Easy to Get Lost (2 Peter: 2: 1-10a)
PART 5 | THE RENEWAL OF THE WORLD
The First and the Last (Matthew 19: 23-30)
Creation Renewed (Romans 8: 18-25)
Wisdom for the Rulers (Ephesians 3: 8-13)
The King’s Royal Appearing (1 Timothy 6: 11-16)
Genuine Faith and Sure Hope (1 Peter 1: 1-9)
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|Page last updated||21st October 2015|
|Author / Artist||Tom Wright|
|Publisher||SPCK (April 2013)|
|Number of Pages||160|