New Testament scholar N.T. Wright demonstrates how we have been misreading the Gospels for centuries, powerfully restoring the lost central story of the Scripture: that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history.
Wright fills the gaps that years of misdirection have opened up in our collective spiritual story, tracing a narrative from Eden, to Jesus, to today. Wright's powerful re-reading of the Gospels helps us re-align the focus of our spiritual beliefs, which have for too long been focused on the afterlife.
Instead, How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels shows us why we should understand that our real charge is to sustain and cooperating with God's kingdom here and now. Echoing the triumphs of Simply Christian and The Meaning of Jesus, Wright's How God Became King is required reading for any Christian searching to understand their mission in the world today.
Wright offers an opportunity to confront these powerful texts afresh, as if we are encountering them for the first time. How God Became King reveals the surprising, unexpected, and shocking news of the gospels: this is the story of a new king, a new kind of king, a king who has changed everything, and a king who invites us to be part of his new world.
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Wright's Book Gives New...Old Insights on Gospels
Date:August 21, 2012
Bishop N.T. Wright does a marvelous job in his book "How God Became King" showing how Jesus and the gospel writers (evangelists) were showing how God's kingdom was ushered into the physical sphere through Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. Wright gives new insights to the gospel story while keeping with orthodox principles. Wright shows that there should not be a "either/or" viewpoint when looking at salvation and social concerns; it should be "both/and." In showing this, Wright brings out some old viewpoints that may seem new to the modern Christian. I highly recommend this book for any Christian but especially for Christian leaders and pastors.