Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year B provides readers with a gentle guide through the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each of the days of the season, helping readers ponder how the text is relevant to their own lives today. By the end of the book readers will have been through the entirety of Mark, along with Psalm readings for each Sunday.
Suitable for both individual and group study and reflection, Wright’s Lenten devotional will help you make Mark your own, thoughtfully and prayerfully. It will help make your journey through Lent a period of rich discovery and growth.
In this grab bag we have 8 e-books from Intervarsity Press which were written by various authors. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
Foundational: The four gospels come directly from the ancient church and are among the primary sources for the church’s teachings.
Familiar: Since Christian worship services began, a reading from the gospels has played a central role.
Studied: For over two hundred years scholars have challenged and defended the central claims of the gospels: miracles, historical accuracy, the divinity of Jesus, and more.
But Forgotten: Still, leading Bible scholar N. T.Wright reveals shocking news: We have all forgotten what the four gospels are about.
“Despite centuries of intense and heavy industry expended on the study of all sorts of features of the gospels,” Wright writes, “we have often managed to miss the main thing that they, all four of them, are most eager to tell us. What we need is not just a bit of fine-tuning, an adjustment here and there. We need a fundamental rethink about what the gospels are trying to tell us.” (more…)
Not since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity has such a wise and informed leader taken the time to explain what Christianity is and how it is practiced. In Simply Christian, renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop N.T. Wright makes a case for Christianity from the ground up. Walking the reader through the Christian faith step-by-step and question by question, Wright’s Simply Christian offers explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled skeptics, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith.
Merit Award, 2007 Christianity Today Theology/Ethics Book
With every earthquake and war, understanding the nature of evil and our response to it becomes more urgent. Evil is no longer the concern just of ministers and theologians but also of politicians and the media.
We hear of child abuse, ethnic cleansing, AIDS, torture and terrorism, and rightfully we are shocked. But, N. T. Wright says, we should not be surprised. For too long we have naively believed in the modern idea of human progress. In contrast, postmodern thinkers have rightly argued that evil is real, powerful and important, but they give no real clue as to what we should do about it.
In fact, evil is more serious than either our culture or our theology has supposed. How then might Jesus’ death be the culmination of the Old Testament solution to evil but on a wider and deeper scale than most imagine? Can we possibly envision a world in which we are delivered from evil? How might we work toward such a future through prayer and justice in the present? (more…)
Award-winning author and premier theologian N. T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong–a difference that makes all the difference to the lives we live here on Earth. Following his resonant exploration of a life of faith in “Simply Christian,” the award-winning author whom “Newsweek “calls “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” takes on one of life’s most controversial topics, a matter of life, death, spirituality, and survival for everyone living in the world today.
In this grab bag we have 8 e-books from N.T. Wright which were published by Fortress Press. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each book cover.