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

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Harper Collins, May 5, 2009 - Religion - 352 pages
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In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, top-selling author and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong. We do not “go to” heaven; we are resurrected and heaven comes down to earth--a difference that makes all of the difference to how we live on earth. Following N.T. Wright’s resonant exploration of a life of faith in Simply Christian, the award-winning author whom Newsweek calls “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” takes on one of life’s most controversial topics, a matter of life, death, spirituality, and survival for everyone living in the world today. 

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Fantastic Book on Easter and the Resurrection

User Review  - oldmanchubb -

N.T. Wright is one of the premiere scholars in the world today and it’s astonishing how many books he has published. What’s even more profound is that while many of these are written for the lay ... Read full review

Wright writes another wonderful book!

User Review  - Joelynn -

This book is a wonderful tool to help individuals understand the true hope of the Christian faith. There are so many misconceptions ( I think) out there that need to be examined. Wright always seems ... Read full review

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N. T. Wright, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an Anglican bishop, and bestselling author. Featured on ABC News, The Colbert Report, Dateline, and Fresh Air, Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.

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