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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (641 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: N. T. Wright Narrator: James Langton Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Simply Jesus, bestselling author and leading Bible scholar N.T. Wright summarizes 200 years of modern Biblical scholarship and models how Christians can best retell the story of Jesus today. In a style similar to C.S. Lewis’s popular works, Wright breaks down the barriers that prevent Christians from fully engaging with the story of Jesus. For believers confronting the challenge of connecting with their faith today, and for readers of Timothy Keller’s The Reason for God, Wright’s Simply Jesus offers a provocative new picture of how to understand who Jesus was and how Christians should relate to him today. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “No one living today is writing more thoughtfully and compellingly about Christian theology than N. T. Wright. With Simply Jesus, he takes readers on an illuminating intellectual expedition to recover the Christian Messiah. If you have not read Wright, start now, and start with this book.”

    Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

  • “Tom Wright is, as always, brilliant at distilling immense scholarship into vivid, clear, and accessible form. This book is yet another of his great gifts to the worldwide church.”

    Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

  • “Tom Wright has a fresh way of presenting the story of Jesus...This book retrieves Jesus from the margins of contemporary ideologies and places him once again at the heart of biblical faith. A compelling read!”

    Timothy George, former dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

  • “Wright patiently explains the world views that Jesus stepped into, how his parables point to his mission, and, finally, what this truth means in today’s world. Wright’s direct style, reminiscent of C. S. Lewis’ writings, invites readers in but allows for internal argument.”

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  • “N. T. Wright’s introduction to Jesus is erudite and decidedly thought-provoking—I found myself pondering each chapter, hours after I had put the book down. But this is more than just a smart study. Somewhat to my surprise, I felt that, in reading Simply Jesus, I was really coming to know Jesus better; reading Simply Jesus, I actually felt him near.”

    Lauren F. Winner, author of Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alisa | 2/8/2014

    " Wright is simply masterful in rooting our concept of Jesus in His 1st century setting. One of the more challenging aspects of this book is being made to truly deal with Jesus the God-MAN. Wright's exploration of Jesus' humanity - learning, growing, discovering - was off-putting at first until I embraced the full meaning of his incarnation and recognized lingering gnostic tendencies in my perceptions. This is required reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert | 1/23/2014

    " So, in typical N.T. Wright fashion, his "Simple" is the poor man's "Complicated". Nonetheless, very interesting and insightful. A bit denser though than the title may suggest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Hanscom | 1/21/2014

    " Or, 4 1/2, though suppose I am biased. Of all contemporary Christian writers, Bp. Nicholas Thomas Wright is my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aaron Cummings | 1/19/2014

    " Everything I ever learned from NT Wright rolled into one book. Brilliant and insightful. "

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