Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense (Hardcover)

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Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense (Hardcover)


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Not since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity has such a wise and informed leader taken the time to explain what Christianity is and how it is practiced. In Simply Christian, renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop N.T. Wright makes a case for Christianity from the ground up. Walking the reader through the Christian faith step-by-step and question by question, Wright’s Simply Christian offers explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled skeptics, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. 

N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He serves as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews as well as Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. He has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Wright is the award-winning author of many books, including Paul: A Biography, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, The Day the Revolution Began, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, and Scripture and the Authority of God.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061920622
ISBN-10: 0061920622
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: February 9th, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English

Simply Christian is simply outstanding. It will confirm, challenge, and deepen your grasp of Christian faith and practice.” — Christianity Today

“Wright offers...[an] intelligent view of Christianity, and his title invites us to compare his work with Lewis’s [...] Mere Christianity.” — Washington Post

“N.T. Wright is simply crucial; his writing can transform one’s life.” — Anne Rice, author of CHRIST THE LORD

“We are in Mere Christianity territory here [...] Bound to be a classic.” — Rob Bell, author of Love Wins

“The book demonstrates that it is still possible in the 21st century to represent the Christian tradition in a persuasive way that speaks to the human heart.” — National Catholic Reporter

“No one living today is writing more thoughtfully and compellingly about Christian theology.” — Jon Meacham, author of The Soul of America

“Readers will welcome such ready access to one of the fine teachers of the church.” — Walter Brueggemann

“Simply Christian is an amazing testimony to the vitality…of the Christian faith—and to the skill of N. T. Wright.” — Will Willimon, Bishop, North Alabama Conference, United Methodist Church

“[No one] has done more to clarify what [...] Christianity looks like in our day than Tom Wright.” — John Ortberg, teaching pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

“Fresh, engaging, and highly readable…Simply Christian [is] an invaluable guide for seekers and doubters as well as believers.” — Os Guinness, author of Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Faith

“N.T. Wright is uniquely qualified to convey the enduring substance of Christian life and thought to contemporary people.” — Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy, University of Southern California, and author of The Divine Conspiracy

“Brilliant Bishop Wright is one of God’s best gifts to our decaying Western church...” — J.I. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College

“Wright attempts a 21st-century counterpart to Lewis’s Mere Christianity. . . . notably clear, readable and thought-provoking.” — Richard Ostling, AP