For All God's Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Apr 17, 1997 - Religion - 144 pages
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All Christians worship God, but many do not fully understand what "worship" means. This insightful book by N. T. Wright explores both the meaning and the results of worship. In Part 1, titled "The God Who Is Worthy of Praise, " Wright focuses on God and on what worshipping God actually means. Wright celebrates the greatness and love of God as the ground and reason for worship and shows how reflection on who God actually is, especially as revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, leads to true worship from both the heart and the mind. "Worship" derives from "worth-ship": it means giving God all he's worth. In Part 2, "Reflecting God's Image in the World, " Wright addresses a range of church-related issues that arise from the activity of worship. Because worship can never remain isolated from the task of the church, Wright here explores how true worship leads to the mission of the church in various specific ways.
 

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A biblical scholar (The Original Jesus, Eerdmans, 1997), Wright focuses here on the significance of Christian worship. He explores biblical texts in light of what they mean for a living faith ... Read full review

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Page 18 - Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy; for waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
Page 15 - The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing... They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God. the

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N. T. Wright is the former bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Wright is the award-winning author of Surprised by Scripture, The Case for the Psalms, How God Became King, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Scripture and the Authority of God, The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for The Kingdom New Testament.

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