How God Became King

How God Became King : The Forgotten Story Of The Gospels

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New Testament scholar N.T. Wright reveals how we have been misreading the Gospels for centuries, powerfully restoring the lost central story of the Scripture: that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history. Wright fills the gaps that centuries of misdirection have opened up in our collective spiritual story, tracing a narrative from Eden, to Jesus, to today. Wright's powerful re-reading of the Gospels helps us re-align the focus of our spiritual beliefs, which have for too long been focused on the afterlife. Instead, the forgotten story of the Gospels reveals why we should understand that our real charge is to sustain and cooperating with God's kingdom here and now. Echoing the triumphs of Simply Christian and The Meaning of Jesus, Wright's How God Became King is required reading for any Christian searching to understand their mission in the world today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 134 x 203 x 20mm | 220g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061730602
  • 9780061730603
  • 625,818

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"Wright has never been more eloquent and persuasive than in this book that... caps a long, productive theological career."--Booklist (starred review)
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Rediscover the Lost Story of the Gospels

Award-winning New Testament scholar and Anglican bishop N. T. Wright peels back the historical and cultural barriers to reveal the forgotten story at the heart of the gospels. How God Became King will revolutionize how we read the Bible and how we understand our role in the world.

"Wright has never been more eloquent and persuasive than in this book that . . . caps a long, productive theological career."--Booklist (starred review)

"Scholarly, accessible, insightful and challenging . . . an excellent and provocative book."--Christianity Magazine

"One quiet step for the world but one courageous step for the church."--Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University

"Excellent . . . writes as if the material he engages actually matters for the church and the world it lives in . . . has done the church a great favor."--Englewood Review of Books
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