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Surprised By Hope (Participant's Guide)

Surprised By Hope (Participant's Guide)

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Gain an exciting new vision for your life on earth in light of your future in heaven. Wonderful as is the promise of heaven, a glorious hereafter is just part of what salvation is about. What about today? Jesus called his followers the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Your life here and now is of tremendous consequence, and what you believe about the future has a direct impact on how you live in the present. In six transforming, faith-inspiring sessions, premier biblical scholar N. T. Wright opens your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God's Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is. Filled with discussion questions, thoughts for reflection, and ideas for personal application, this study guide will help you get the most out of each session as you explore such questions as ? What is heaven really like? ? Is our main duty as Christians simply to help non-Christians get there? ? What hope does the gospel hold for this present life? ? In what ways does God intend for us to experience that hope personally and spread its healing power to the world around us? Surprised by Hope will give you a clearer vision both of the future and of God's kingdom at hand today. 1. Hope 2. Resurrection 3. Heaven 4. Second Coming 5. Salvation 6. Church Designed for use with the Surprised by Hope DVD.

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Gain an exciting new vision for your life on earth in light of your future in heaven. Wonderful as is the promise of heaven, a glorious hereafter is just part of what salvation is about. What about today? Jesus called his followers the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Your life here and now is of tremendous consequence, and what you believe about the future has a direct impact on how you live in the present. In six transforming, faith-inspiring sessions, premier biblical scholar N. T. Wright opens your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God's Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is. Filled with discussion questions, thoughts for reflection, and ideas for personal application, this study guide will help you get the most out of each session as you explore such questions as ? What is heaven really like? ? Is our main duty as Christians simply to help non-Christians get there? ? What hope does the gospel hold for this present life? ? In what ways does God intend for us to experience that hope personally and spread its healing power to the world around us? Surprised by Hope will give you a clearer vision both of the future and of God's kingdom at hand today. 1. Hope 2. Resurrection 3. Heaven 4. Second Coming 5. Salvation 6. Church Designed for use with the Surprised by Hope DVD.
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Meet the Author

N T Wright

N.T.(Tom) Wright (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Reseach Professor in Christian Origins at St Mary's College in the Divinity School of St Andrew's University, Scotalnd. Formerly Bishop of Durham, he was recently named by Christianity Today as one of the top five theologians in the world. Once Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and dean of Lichfield Cathedral, he taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities.

Wright's full-scale works The New Testament and the People of God; Jesus and the Victory of God; and The Resurrection of the Son of God are part of a projected six-volume series entitled Christian Origins and the Question of God.

Among his many other published works are The Original Jesus; What Saint Paul Really Said and The Climax of the Covenant. He is also co-author with Marcus Borg of The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

His commentaries include Colossians and Philemon (The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series), the 12 volume For Everyone series, Romans (New Interpreter's Bible Commentary); Galatians (The Horizons Theological Commentary) and The Letter to the Philippians (International Critical Commentary)

Most recently he has released Surprised by Hope; Small Faith--Great God; Virtue Reborn and Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision.
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Eye-opening
5 stars By Ben, Nov 21 2016
I don't think any other book has had such a profound impact on my understanding of God and the world than this one. Tom Wright has a gift for explaining complex theology in ways that everyday people can understand, and in Surprised By Hope he uses that skill to answer the big questions about Heaven, hell and the afterlife. What happens when we die? And what did Jesus actually achieve with his life, death and resurrection? If you haven't read any of NT Wright's works yet, this is a good introduction.
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Surprising
5 stars By Ben, Nov 21 2016
I don't think any other book has had such a profound impact on my understanding of God and the world than this one. Tom Wright has a gift for explaining complex theology in ways that everyday people can understand, and in Surprised By Hope he uses that skill to answer the big questions about Heaven, hell and the afterlife. What happens when we die? And what did Jesus actually achieve with his life, death and resurrection? If you haven't read any of NT Wright's works yet, this is a good introduction.
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Life after 'life after death'
4 stars By Karl, Feb 28 2013
Before I read this book I believed in the resurrection from the dead at an intellectual level, yet I admit that I still had the picture at the back of mind from popular culture that our ultimate fate when we died was a sort of disembodied eternal existence in heaven. I hadn't really thought too much about the distinction between the two, but this book by N T Wright articulates why there is a much greater hope than bliss in heaven, but rather a life after 'life after death', one which motivates us to live our lives now as part of God's will and kingdom on earth, as it is in heaven. Wright helps clear up some of the confusion about what the Bible says about life after death, especially the view of a soul leaving the body to go to heaven isn't a defeat of death. Our ultimate hope lies in a new heaven and a new earth, with Christ returning, heaven coming to earth to be united with it, and us being resurrected into eternal, noncorruptible bodies. There is much in this book to be considered, I'm still taking it all in and comparing it with the Scriptures, and if I don't end up agreeing with absolutely everything at least it will have been immensely helpful to have a different perspective on the topic.
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  • Catalogue Code 294621
  • Product Code 9780310324706
  • ISBN 031032470X
  • EAN 9780310324706
  • Pages 96
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Ministry Resources
  • Sub-Category Courses
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Feb 2010
  • Sales Rank #42041
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 7 mm
  • Weight 0.142kg

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