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Acts For Everyone: Pt 1 [Paperback]

Tom Wright
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Feb. 15 2008 The New Testament For Everyone
Writing in an accessable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to approach the rich and many-sided story of the book of Acts. Wright shows how the book builds on Luke's Gospel, laying out the continuing work and teaching of the now risen and ascended Jesus in the power of the Spirit. His writing captures the vivid way in which Luke's work draws us all into he story, while leaving the ending open and challenging, inviting Christians today to pick up and carry on the story as we in turn live our lives in the service of Jesus.Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.

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N. T. Wright is the Bishop of Durham in the Church of England. He is a prolific author and noted New Testament scholar, and was named by Christianity Today in 1999 as one of the world's top five theologians. He has written over thirty books, both at the scholarly level and for a popular audience.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read Jan. 27 2014
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This was a good book for the class I was taking, and I would definitely recommend it to other profs who don't use it to use it for their classes that talk about the book of Acts!
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4.0 out of 5 stars from Westminster John Knox Feb. 21 2008
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Insightful and thought-provoking comments on Acts 1-12 parallel the author's own readable translation of the Bible text. Background information about the scriptures, helpful explanations about its meanings, and discussion of how it can be relevant to lives today are woven together seamlessly in the author's inviting style. This book includes a glossary.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 14 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading and consistent with conservative scripture views May 12 2014
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The writing style is clear and illustrative vignettes interesting and very poignant. I appreciate the regard for the scriptures timelessness and application to the lie of thre believer portrayed herein.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wright does it again Feb. 13 2014
By Marcia P Aldridge - Published on Amazon.com
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NT Wright, one of the theological giants of our time, has produced yet again a concise view of the Apostles' world in a historical context. At the same time, each point has a contemporary example of how the theology has played out in Wright's experiences. This is the fifth series we have used in Sunday School.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Bible Study Material Jan. 31 2014
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Our Bible study at church selected this. I knew Wright was a bible scholar, as well as an Anglican Bishop, just a little to the right of center theologically (as I consider Marcus Borg a bit to the left of center). What I didn't realize is the humor with which he writes at times, making this book of the Bible so applicable to the church and to Christians today. The Bible study class has enjoyed it so much that we unanimously decided to continue with Part 2. Though it seems to be divided into chunks that are easily read and perused in a day, our study only manages to get through about 3 of them per week, as they provide so much food for thought and conversation. We don't always agree with Wright, and sometimes check his translation with one of the standard translations of the Bible (they always coincide, of course) - but we never run out of conversation about this book!
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