Simply Christian Why Christianity Makes Sense

ISBN-10: 0060507152
ISBN-13: 9780060507152
Edition: 2006
Authors: N. T. Wright
List price: $24.95
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Description: Why do we expect justice? Why do we crave spirituality? Why are we attracted to beauty? Why are relationships often so painful? And how will the world be made right? These are not simply perennial questions all generations must struggle with, but,  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Why do we expect justice? Why do we crave spirituality? Why are we attracted to beauty? Why are relationships often so painful? And how will the world be made right? These are not simply perennial questions all generations must struggle with, but, according to N. T. Wright, are the very echoes of a voice we dimly perceive but deeply long to hear. In fact, these questions take us to the heart of who God is and what He wants from us. For two thousand years, Christianity has claimed to solve these mysteries, and this renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop shows that it still can today. Not since C. S. Lewis's classic summary of the faith, Mere Christianity, has such a wise and thorough scholar taken the time to explain to anyone who wants to know what Christianity really is and how it is practiced. Wright makes the case for Christian faith from the ground up, assuming that the reader has no knowledge of (and perhaps even some aversion to) religion in general and Christianity in particular. Simply Christian walks the reader through the Christian faith step by step and question by question. With simple yet exciting and accessible prose, Wright challenges skeptics by offering explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled dilemmas, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. For anyone who wants to travel beyond the controversies that can obscure what the Christian faith really stands for, this simple book is the perfect vehicle for that journey.

N. T. Wright is the former bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now severing as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews; he has been featured on ABC News , Dateline , The Colbert Report , and Fresh Air . Wright is the award-winning author of The Case for the Psalms , How God Became King , Simply Jesus , After You Believe , Surprised by Hope , Simply Christian , Scripture and the Authority of God , and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as translator for The Kingdom New Testament .

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