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DetailsBestselling Bible scholar N.T. Wright reveals what the "good news" really is and how the church often gets the story wrong: It turns out the news is better than we believe Biblically the Christian faith is presented as good news. That is the original meaning of the Old English word gospel. I am arguing that the idea of seeing the Christian faith as news that is good is itself, ironically, news to many people today.In many churches the good news has subtly changed into good advice :Here's how to live, they say.Here's how to pray.Here are techniques for helping you become a better Christian, a better person, a better wife or husband.And, in particular, here's how to make sure you're on the right track for what happens after death.Take this advice, say this prayer, and you'll be saved.You won't go to hell; you'll go to heaven.Here's how to do it. This is advice, not news.The whole point of advice is to get you to do something in order to get a desired result. Now there's nothing wrong with good advice. We all need it. But it isn't the same thing as news. News is an announcement that something significant has happened. And good news is what Jesus and his first followers were all about.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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 NPR's 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 (co-authored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for the Kingdom New Testament.
SKU Code PRK B 3233 Weight in Kg 0.1500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780062334350 Author Name N. T. Wright Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS