Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jul 14, 1995 - Religion - 126 pages
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The twelve exhilarating meditations in this volume explore what it truly means to follow Jesus today. Part One outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books--Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation. Part Two examines six key New Testament themes--resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life--and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.
 

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This was encouraging, thought provoking and challenging. Everything I could want. Read full review

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User Review  - JT Caldwell - Goodreads

First NT Wright book I've read. Overall, eh. :/ This is a book of "Reflections" on following Jesus; so very non-technical. At times I wanted him to explain himself further on certain things, but I ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
ix
The Final Sacrifice Hebrews
3
The Battle Won Colossians
13
The Kingdom of the Son of Man Matthew
23
The Glory of God John
33
The Servant King Mark
43
A World Reborn Revelation
53
The God Who Raises the Dead
65
The Mind Renewed
75
Temptation
83
Hell
91
Heaven and Power
99
New Life New World
107
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Page 3 - For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin.
Page 1 - Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us...

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N. T. (Tom) Wright is Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. Formerly he was Bishop of Durham, the fourth ranking post in the Church of England, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey, and Dean of Lichfield Cathedral. He also taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities. Wright's full-scale work Jesus and the Victory of God is widely regarded as one of the most significant studies in the contemporary "Third Quest" of the historical Jesus. Among his many other published works are The Meaning of Jesus (with Marcus Borg) and The Challenge of Jesus.

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