03/10/11 13:00 View entire series at: Recommended Reading
We may as well come out and say it straight away. We are big fans of N.T Wright
here at VCANZ, and rightly so. He is one of the leading scholars of this age, and one of the clearest communicators of theology today - perhaps his English accent and clear pronunciation of big words helps there.
If your library is lacking things such as his “________ for Everyone”
commentaries on the New Testament, or his Mere-Christianity-esque, Simply Christian
, then you need to probably put them on a wish list for Christmas this year.
But there is one book in particular we want to draw your attention to today: Jesus and the Victory of God. In this work, Wright offers a penetrating assessment of the major scholarly contributions to the current ‘quest’ for the historical Jesus. He then sets out in fascinating detail his own compelling account of how Jesus himself understood his mission: how he believed himself called to remake Israel, the people of God, around himself; how he announced God’s judgement on the Israel of his day, especially its Temple and hierarchy; and how he saw his own movement as the divinely ordained fulfilment of Israel’s destiny.
Recommended by Mark Brickell, the principal of Vineyard College, and many other key leaders of Vineyard Churches Aotearoa New Zealand, this one needs to be purchased for a nearing study break or sabbatical reading. It isn’t however one of those weekend-reads, but is perfect for some long-term growth and digging deeply into theology.Jesus and the Victory of God @ BookdepositoryJesus and the Victory of God @ Amazon