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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (595 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: N. T. Wright Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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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. N. T. Wright says that 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? These are the powerful and pressing themes that N. T. Wright addresses in this book that is at once timely and timeless. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ferrell Foster | 2/18/2014

    " It's OK, but not impressive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/25/2014

    " I'm grateful for Wright's approach to the problem of evil in this book. His insistence on not arriving at simple answers makes the answers he discusses - ultimately forgiveness because of Christ's work on the cross overpowers evil - avoid triviality. The problem of evil is a hands on problem that required a very hands on solution from God. For us, our role to play in the problem is far less intellectual and far more hands on too. We are to be forgivers - evil undoers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/2/2014

    " This was a pretty good book. it certainly made me think. Wright makes a lot of good points about how we should view evil and God's response. I think Wright's main point is that we shouldn't try to explain it away. It is evil and shouldn't be taken lightly. Forgiveness is rejecting evil and then seeking reconciliation. This wasn't one of Wrights best books, but considering the length and the complexity of the topic it serves as a good intro. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Skylar Burris | 12/24/2013

    " I think I'm going to have to call this one quits. N.T. Wright can be quite insightful, but he can also be quite boring. In this case, he doesn't appear to be saying anything new. Then again, I think maybe there's nothing new to say beyond what God said to Job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Arant | 12/22/2013

    " A great read for trying to understand the darkness of our times and God's level of involvement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 12/11/2013

    " totally worth my time! clearly explored the concepts of evil and god's part in it from the christian point of view. much to think about. a second reading is a given. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 6/30/2013

    " N.T. Wright throws a curveball to contemporary discussions of the problem of evil. This is a must-read for anyone bothered by the question, "How can a good God let evil happen?". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 4/29/2012

    " A book that challenges our thinking about evil and God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri | 12/13/2011

    " Conceptually fine but telegraphic. I wish NTW had explicated more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 7/26/2011

    " Really good stuff, although a topic like this really needed a treatment of Hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 7/9/2011

    " Excellent. Highly suggested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 3/15/2011

    " Excellent philosophical look at a) how we in the west approach the subject of evil and b) how God does. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan P. | 2/26/2011

    " Anything by this author is worth to read, and i do mean it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/28/2010

    " Great Christian book to answer questions concerning why God "allows" evil to happen in the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/31/2009

    " Wright gives a promising theodicy in light of the cross to answer the problem of evil. A differing perspective from other philosophical treatments. It's worth your time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 6/26/2009

    " Excellent philosophical look at a) how we in the west approach the subject of evil and b) how God does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 1/15/2009

    " Really good stuff, although a topic like this really needed a treatment of Hell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 10/28/2008

    " A great read for trying to understand the darkness of our times and God's level of involvement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 8/12/2008

    " The best work on theodicy I have ever read. What a great, fresh approach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/10/2008

    " Great Christian book to answer questions concerning why God "allows" evil to happen in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 6/9/2008

    " N.T. Wright (Anglican bishop of Durham, England) is a wonderfully articulate writer and a challenging theologian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 5/2/2008

    " wow . i mean wow

    i think my favorite part of this book was the lengthy section on what Christians can be doing in order to partake of God's justice and fight against evil. really REALLY good.
    "

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About the Author

N. T. Wright, former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England, now serves as 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. He is the award-winning author of such books as Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, After You Believe, Simply Jesus, How God Became King, and the series Christian Origins and the Question of God, and he is the translator of The Kingdom New Testament.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.