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The Day the Revolution Began Paperback

Rethinking The Meaning of Jesus' Crucifixion

by Tom Wright

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Tom Wright gives the crucifixion full attention in a book that offers up a revolutionary way of seeing Jesus' sacrifice.

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The Day the Revolution Began

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  • Interested in the seismic shift brought by Easter?
  • Marked as a world-wide pivot, discover how the Cross changed everything
  • Tom Wright shows how the Cross can change yours and everyone else's lives

There is no day more important than the one in which everything changed for every person on earth: the day of the Cross...The Day the Revolution Began. Here, Tom Wright focuses all his attention and thought to one moment in history, the crucifixion of Christ, and what the means for Christians the world over.

Tom Wright explores the historical meaning of the cross, as well as just how it was revolutionary, and why it had to be a cross in the first place. This is a deep dive that will cause you to see the cross in a whole new light.

Drawing on a lifetime of knowledge and experience opening the Bible for all manner of readers, Tom Wright’s newest book challenges our idea that we understand what happened when Jesus died. He argues that from the Reformation onwards, we have not done enough to clarify our understanding of the cross.

Airtight in its ideal, yet accessible to all readers, The Day the Revolution Began explores how Jesus death means more than just releasing us from sin. That is accomplished more than we ever give it credit for.

That the cross is indeed a complete revolution.

The book is not only a route to understanding the cross, but a calling for each and every reader to continue the work that started The Day the Revolution Began.

It’s a book of hope, inspiration, and understanding that will give your faith new colour and insight into itself.

The Day the Revolution Began by Tom Wright was published by SPCK Publishing in September 2017 and is our 1717th best seller. The ISBN for The Day the Revolution Began is 9780281078608.

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In The Day the Revolution Began Tom Wright invites you to consider the full meaning of the event at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus' crucifixion.

As he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope, Wright once again challenges commonly held beliefs, this time arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in reshaping our understanding of the Cross. 

With his characteristic rigour and incisiveness, he goes back to the New Testament to show that Jesus' death not only releases us from the guilt and power of sin, but is nothing less than the beginning of a world-wide revolution that continues to this day - a revolution that creates and energizes a movement responsible for restoring and reconciling the whole of God's creation.

The Day the Revolution Began will take you to a new level in your appreciation of the meaning of Jesus' sacrifice: opening up its powerful and amazing implications, inspiring you with a renewed sense of purpose and hope, and reminding you of the crucial role you can play in the world-transforming movement that Jesus started.

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Part One: Introduction

1. A Vitally Important Scandal:  Why the Cross?

2. Wrestling with the Cross, Then and Now

3. The Cross in its First-Century Setting

Part Two: "In Accordance with the Bible": The Stories of Israel

4. The Covenant of Vacation

5. "In All the Scriptures"

6. The Divine Presence and the Forgiveness of Sins

7. Suffering, Redemption, and Love

Part Three: The Revolutionary Rescue

8. New Goal, New Humanity

9. Jesus' Special Passover

10. The Story of the Rescue

11. Paul and the Cross: Apart from the Romans

12. The Death of Jesus in Paul's Letters to the Romans: The New Exodus 

13. The Death of Jesus in Paul's Letters to the Romans: Passover and Atonement 

Part Four: The Revolution Continues

14. Passover People

15. The Powers and the Power of Love


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Details for The Day the Revolution Began

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK Publishing (September 2017)
Number of Pages448
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4535430
Page last updated 11th March 2019
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