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Following Jesus by N. T. Wright

Friday, 27 January 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

Non-Fiction: Christianity. Paperback from Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.. Published in 1994. 114 pages. On loan from the Kent District Library, Grand Rapids Main Branch.

N. T. Wright always offers me new concepts to consider, and this book was no exception.

Publisher’s summary:
“The longer you look at Jesus”, writes N. T. 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.”

Plenty of people in the church and outside it have made up a “Jesus” for themselves, an invented character who makes few real demands on them. He makes them feel happy from time to time, but he doesn’t challenge them, doesn’t suggest they get up and do something about the plight of the world — something the real Jesus had an uncomfortable habit of doing.

N. T. Wright has already written about the search for Jesus in his book Who Was Jesus? In Following Jesus Wright talks about the “so what?” that necessarily follows from that search.

The twelve exhilarating meditations in this volume explore what it truly means to follow Jesus today. Wright first outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books — Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation — looking in particular at their portrayal of Jesus and what he accomplished in his sacrificial death. He then takes the six key New Testament themes — resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life — and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.

To view on amazon.co.uk, click here: Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship
on amazon.com, click here: Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship
and on Audible.com, here: not currently available on audio

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