Wright has a profound understanding of the Bible's "big story" and its key themes. He makes readers aware of themes that receive little attention in ecclesiastical circles--themes such as "The Gospel according to Jesus" and "The Kingdom of God." Wright also emphasizes why it is so important that pastors and people understand what the term "Son of Man" means in Daniel 7 and how Jesus reinterprets it radically in relation to His own Person and ministry.
Wright offers insights into the issues referred to in the opening paragraph in relation to heaven, resurrection, and the mission of the Church. Sad to say, many who participate in worship services are content to listen to 15- or 20-minute sermons, and then "flee the church." Clergy and church workers must encourage them to go beyond doing that--and Wright's work will inspire people to want do just that!
From the cover jacket: "Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation--and if this has already begun in Jesus' resurrection--the church cannot stop at 'saving souls,' but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's Kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life."
HARDCOVER, 352 pg., 6” x 9”