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Listened at about an hour at a time whilst running, and found that anything less than this was difficult to really get into.
Simply Jesus: Who He Was, What He Did, Why It Matters
Definitely the sort of audio book that needs to be listened to at length, not taken in small bites and chunks. Overall great book but that hardly needs to be said of NT Wright. Mix together a fair amount of history, a little bit of culture and an ample amount of theology and you have the recipe for "Simply Jesus".
Historically it helps us see Jesus' place in a line of Messiahs, some coming before him and some after him the last one as late as years after Jesus' death. Culturally, we get a picture of the expectations surrounding Jesus, the excitement of a Messiah coming onto the scene and what one would look for if a Messiah was "outing" himself. But most important, theologically, this book is a discussion of how the church has done Jesus a real disservice by confining him to our church methods, programs, or making him our own "personal" saviour.
I've listened to this book twice and probably will again. I have a hard time being objective about Wright's work. I really find it fascinating. In part because he is hitting in areas that I really am looking for. I have read Wright's Challenge of Jesus fairly recently and this is a completely different book, not just a revision. And there are several things that I think he handles better here.
This is intended to be a follow up to his Simply Christian and is written at a more popular level not simplistic, just without footnotes. What did you love best about Simply Jesus? It was easy to follow and helped me gain a good framework for understanding Jesus. What was one of the most memorable moments of Simply Jesus? Learning about the other types of Messiah movements helped me understand Jesus' own moverment. I love it! Did you have an extreme reaction to this book?
Did it make you laugh or cry? It deeply gratified me and made me think. Any additional comments? I would recommend this book to long time Christians and to seekers alike. For all those aquainted with N. Writes work this review will be common knowlage.. I think I could say that nt Write is one of the finest Christian theologins of the modern age. He realy has clear and honest ideas that just 'feel' to be truth. He has a uneque quality of clearing up basic mysteries without killing mystery[if that makes sence[. Narration a little flat and droning but well researched material.
Wright really knows his stuff. The audio version was a good fit for this book. He reveals truths about the kingdom that the modern Church needs to consider. In-line with so much of what Dallas Willard attempted to teach. I learned alot. Narrator did a great job. I enjoyed this. A lot to digest. Definitely one I need to go back to read and listen to again. I feel like there is so much to absorb here. I especially enjoyed the application to the church. This is the journey of discipleship.
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Any serious biblical scalar is going to find this book a useful and intresting read. By: N. Narrated by: James Langton. Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins. People who bought this also bought Paul A Biography By: N. Mere Christianity By: C. Wright breaks down the barriers that prevent us from fully engaging with the story of Jesus in the Bible to reveal a breathtaking vision of Christ that matches the needs and complexities of our time. We have grown used to the battles over Jesus—whether he was human or divine, whether he could do miracles or just inspire them, whether he even existed.
Much of the church defends tradition, while critics take shots at the institution and its beliefs. But what if these debates have masked the real story of Jesus? Wright summarizes a lifetime of study of Jesus and the New Testament in order to present for a general audience who Jesus was and is. It is we, the churches, who have been the real reductionists. We have reduced the kingdom of God to private piety; the victory of the cross to comfort for the conscience; Easter itself to a happy, escapist ending after a sad, dark tale.
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Average rating: 3. N T Wright. Walmart Tell us if something is incorrect. Book Format: Choose an option. Add to Cart. Product Highlights In Simply Jesus, bestselling author and leading Bible scholar N. Wright summarizes years of modern Biblical scholarship and models how Christians can best retell the story of Jesus today. In a style similar to C. S trads popular works, Wright breaks down the barriers that prevent Christians from fully engaging with the story of Jesus. For believers confronting the challenge of connecting with their faith today, and for readers of Timothy Keller's The Reason for God, Wright's Simply Jesus offers a provocative new picture of how to understand who Jesus was and how Christians should relate to him today.
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See all reviews. Write a review. Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars, based on 0 reviews. A well written book. Easy to grasp what Tom Wright is saying. Good theology, well presented. See more.