Simply Jesus Who He Was What He Did Why it Matters eBook

Who was and is Jesus of Nazareth? This is a simple question that every Christian must ask A multitude of different voices and centuries of church tradition have made it difficult for us to see Jesus the way his own contemporaries saw him and to understand him in the way that he wanted to be understood This book places Jesus firmly within his own context and shows how startlingly relevant he is to our own day as well In this book renowned New Testament scholar Tom Wright sets out to answer three simple but vital questions about Jesus who was he what did he do and why does it matter? The Jesus we might discover if we really looked is largerradical andurgent than we ever imagined And when we recognize Jesus our next challenge is to follow him in his project of bringing God's wise healing rule to bear on his worldWho was and is Jesus of Nazareth? This is a simple question that every Christian must ask A multitude of different voices and centuries of church tradition have made it difficult for us to see Jesus the way his own contemporaries saw him and to understand him in the way that he wanted to be understood This book places Jesus firmly within his own context and shows how startlingly relevant he is to our own day as well In this book renowned New Testament scholar Tom Wright sets out to answer three simple but vital questions about Jesus who was he what did he do and why does it matter? The Jesus we might discover if we really looked is largerradical andurgent than we ever imagined And when we recognize Jesus our next challenge is to follow him in his project of bringing God's wise healing rule to bear on his worldWho was and is Jesus of Nazareth? This is a simple question that every Christian must ask A multitude of different voices and centuries of church tradition have made it difficult for us to see Jesus the way his own contemporaries saw him and to understand him in the way that he wanted to be understood This book places Jesus firmly within his own context and shows how startlingly relevant he is to our own day as well In this book renowned New Testament scholar Tom Wright sets out to answer three simple but vital questions about Jesus who was he what did he do and why does it matter? The Jesus we might discover if we really looked is largerradical andurgent than we ever imagined And when we recognize Jesus our next challenge is to follow him in his project of bringing God's wise healing rule to bear on his world


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    I've come late to the writings of Tom Wright and wish I had encountered them years ago A one time Archbishop of Canterbury says 'Wright is a brilliant at distilling immense scholarship into a vivid clear and accessible form This book is yet another of his great gifts to the world wide Church' Titled 'Simply JESUS' the author sets out to answer the questions Who he was What he did and Why it matters The scope of the book is far from 'simple' but by using the theme of 'The Perfect Storm' Wright attempts to trace the purposes of God to redeem his people and establish his Kingdom through all ages the history of ancient Israel the predictions of the prophets and the mission of Jesus in his earthly ministry It is no simple read but it provides a convincing explanation of the nature of God's Kingdom and Christ's crucial part establishing that Kingdom Far from failing in his mission Jesus secured the Kingdom through his life death on the Cross and rising again The theme of this book will be disconcerting to those Christians who look for Jesus' return in terms of a regathering of Israel the rebuilding of the Temple and a thousand year reign of the triumphant Christ The Kingdom of God is not earthly or geographic it is spiritual it is not a nation Israel but all who respond in faith to the Gospel of Christ the Temple is not for rebuilding God meets his people in Christ and indwells them by his Spirit Feathers will be ruffled