Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Book Review: Simply Christian


Author: N.T. Wright

New York, HarperCollins, 2006

Number of pages: 240

This book, according to Wright, is written to describe Christianity to those outside the faith and to explain Christianity to those inside that faith. The only book I can compare it to is the classic Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Wright’s book is easier to read, however.

Wright arranges all of his sub-points around these four main controlling topics: Justice, Spirituality, Relationships, and Beauty.

The emphasis of this book is that Christianity runs deep within a person and effects every part of a persons life; it changes the way a person sees the world (as God’s New Creation) and his or her own participation in the world (building for God’s Kingdom here on earth).

This book is intended for audiences that have serious questions about Christianity whether in the faith or not in the faith. Serious readers will come away from this book educated, encouraged and exhorted all at once and energized to build for God’s Kingdom.

This is a great read. Wright has a way of making hard to understand spiritual concepts accessible. This would make a good for just you or your whole book study group.

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the review and have a safe trip back to florida