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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User Review  - lisa.schureman - LibraryThing

This book was a difficult read, not because the author unveils his belief that when Christ returns he will renew the heavens and earth that already exist, but for the fact that some of his sentences ... Read full review

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User Review  - larrydellis - LibraryThing

Surprised by Hope is an outstanding book. Wright cogently describes what is the commonly promoted conventional understanding of heaven, hell, salvation, life after death, resurrection and many other ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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