Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church N. T. Wright

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Author: N. T. Wright
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Book Title
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
Author
N. T. Wright
ISBN
9780062089977
In this groundbreaking book--available in paperback for the first time--renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright argues that Christians have not distorted the Bible's message about heaven and what happens after we die.For years, Christians have been asking, If you died tonight, do you know where you would go? It turns out that many believers have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven.Wright outlines the present confusion about a Christian's future hope and shows how it is deeply intertwined with how we live today. Wright asserts that Christianity's most distinctive idea is bodily resurrection, and provides a magisterial defense for a literal resurrection of Jesus. Wright then explores our expectation of new heavens and a new earth, revealing what happens to the dead until then and what will happen with the second coming of Jesus. For many, including many Christians, it will come as a great surprise to learn that heaven comes to earth instead of us going to heaven.Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation--and if this has already begun in Jesus's resurrection--the church cannot stop at saving souls but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life.--Phyllis Tickle, Beliefnet.comBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: N. T. WrightPublisher: HarperOnePublished: 02/27/2018ISBN: 9780062089977Pages: 352Weight: 0.75lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.30w x 1.10d

In this groundbreaking book--available in paperback for the first time--renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright argues that Christians have not distorted the Bible's message about heaven and what happens after we die.

For years, Christians have been asking, If you died tonight, do you know where you would go? It turns out that many believers have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven.

Wright outlines the present confusion about a Christian's future hope and shows how it is deeply intertwined with how we live today. Wright asserts that Christianity's most distinctive idea is bodily resurrection, and provides a magisterial defense for a literal resurrection of Jesus. Wright then explores our expectation of new heavens and a new earth, revealing what happens to the dead until then and what will happen with the second coming of Jesus. For many, including many Christians, it will come as a great surprise to learn that heaven comes to earth instead of us going to heaven.

Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation--and if this has already begun in Jesus's resurrection--the church cannot stop at saving souls but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life.

--Phyllis Tickle, Beliefnet.com

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: N. T. Wright
Publisher: HarperOne
Published: 02/27/2018
ISBN: 9780062089977
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 1.10d

In this groundbreaking book--available in paperback for the first time--renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright argues that Christians have not distorted the Bible's message about heaven and what happens after we die.

For years, Christians have been asking, If you died tonight, do you know where you would go? It turns out that many believers have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven.

Wright outlines the present confusion about a Christian's future hope and shows how it is deeply intertwined with how we live today. Wright asserts that Christianity's most distinctive idea is bodily resurrection, and provides a magisterial defense for a literal resurrection of Jesus. Wright then explores our expectation of new heavens and a new earth, revealing what happens to the dead until then and what will happen with the second coming of Jesus. For many, including many Christians, it will come as a great surprise to learn that heaven comes to earth instead of us going to heaven.

Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation--and if this has already begun in Jesus's resurrection--the church cannot stop at saving souls but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life.

--Phyllis Tickle, Beliefnet.com

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: N. T. Wright
Publisher: HarperOne
Published: 02/27/2018
ISBN: 9780062089977
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 1.10d