Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

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9780062089977: Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Award-winning author and premier theologian N. T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong--a difference that makes all the difference to the lives we live here on Earth. Following his resonant exploration of a life of faith in "Simply Christian," the award-winning author whom "Newsweek "calls "the world's leading New Testament scholar" takes on one of life's most controversial topics, a matter of life, death, spirituality, and survival for everyone living in the world today.

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His conclusions are both simple and world-shaking--Library Journal

"In calling Christians to an epistemology of love and a re-emphasis of the Easter season, Wright knocked it out of the park."--Beliefnet (A "Top Religious Book of the Year")

This book will be widely read because it stirs together Scripture, tradition, art and world affairs with pleasing metaphors and public courage.--The Dallas Morning News

A crystal-clear, powerful course-correction for all of us--Christian or otherwise. If you want to know what Easter is about, get yourself a copy of Surprised by Hope and hunker down for the read of a lifetime....literally.--Phyllis Tickle, Beliefnet.com

"Wright's unwavering faith in the resurrection is quite evident as he defends the Easter narratives on historical and theological grounds."--America Magazine

"N.T. Wright can write. . . when it comes to questions of Christ's resurrection and what that means, no one is more persuasive. Wright's new book, Surprised by Hope, builds on C.S. Lewis' succinct defense of the faith and takes it to a new level."--World Magazine

"This book is N.T. Wright at his finest."--Rob Bell, author of Velvet Elvis

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