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Overview

New Testament scholar and prolific author N.T. Wright has had a profound influence on the Church, and his writings have been eagerly read worldwide. The N.T. Wright Collection combines 48 of his most beloved works to offer a collection rich in theological depth, engaging in tone, and compelling in biblical wisdom.

Wright’s spirited words have been read by distinguished biblical scholars and theologians alike, yet they are also very accessible to the layperson. With great verve, he lays out the theology of the New Testament, unpacking the truths found in the Gospels as well as the words of the Apostle Paul. No one who reads these words will be unchanged by the truths contained within them.

Key Features

  • Contains New Testament commentaries from the For Everyone series
  • Forty-eight total volumes by noted theologian N.T. Wright
  • Volumes addressing topics such as the justice of God, worship, death, Christ’s resurrection, and much more

Praise for the Print Edition

This enterprise is probably the most exciting thing to have happened in Christian education in Britain for many years.

Expository Times

Wright writes wonderfully, accessibly and as smooth as fine chocolate.

—Ship of Fools website

Product Details

Individual Titles

The New Testament and the People of God

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 535

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This first volume in the series Christian Origins and the Question of God provides a historical, theological, and literary study of first-century Judaism and Christianity. Wright offers a preliminary discussion of the meaning of the word god within those cultures, as he explores the ways in which developing an understanding of those first-century cultures are of relevance for the modern world.

In this volume Wright trains a penetrating historical and theological spotlight on first-century Palestinian Judaism. By describing the history, social make-up, worldview, beliefs, and hope of Palestinian Judaism, Wright familiarizes the reader with ‘the world of Judaism’ as situated within the world of Greco-Roman culture. This is a highly informative book! It provides the reader not only with a sweeping assessment of Jewish history but also with the careful exploration of the symbolic world of Judaism. Eminently accessible to students, scholars will find it interesting and provocative. It deserves a place of privilege on the bookshelf of any serious student of the New Testament.

Jack Dean Kingsbury, Aubrey Lee Brooks Professor of Biblical Theology at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia

The sweep of Wright’s project as a whole is breathtaking. It is impossible to give a fair assessment of his achievement without sounding grandiose; no New Testament scholar since Bultmann has even attempted—let alone achieved—such an innovative and comprehensive account of New Testament history and theology.

Richard B. Hays, Dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina

Jesus and the Victory of God

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 741

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In this eagerly awaited second volume, N.T. Wright offers a penetrating assessment of the major scholarly contributions to the current ‘quest’ for the historical Jesus. He then sets out in fascinating detail of his own compelling account of how Jesus himself understood his mission: how he believed himself called to remake Israel, the people of God, around himself; how he announced God’s judgment on the Israel of his day, especially its Temple and hierarchy; and how he saw his own movement as the divinely ordained fulfillment of Israel’s destiny. This revolutionary message, articulated in parables and acted out symbolically in healings and celebratory meals, drew Jesus to Jerusalem—where, as he came to realize, his vocation demanded that he would die the death he had announced for the people. In obedience to this vocation, Jesus had come to realize that he was claiming to do and be what, in Jewish thought, only God can do and be.

N.T. Wright [is] one of the most formidable of traditionalist Bible scholars.

—Richard N. Ostling, Time magazine

With this brilliant and thoroughly argued book, N.T. Wright has established himself as the leading British Jesus scholar of his generation. He thinks we can know quite a bit about the aims and beliefs of Jesus—not just about what he said and did but about the mind of Jesus himself.

Marcus Borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

Tom Wright’s bold and brilliant book challenges us to rethink everything we thought we knew about the Jesus of history. Wright masterfully surveys the field of research on Jesus and proposes a fresh account of Jesus as a first-century Jewish apocalyptic prophet. . . . The result? A portrait of Jesus that situates him firmly ‘on the ground’ in the politics of first-century Judaism while integrating the data of the Gospel traditions in original and surprising ways. Wright’s sweeping hypothesis, presented in delightful lucid prose, sets a benchmark for all subsequent investigations of the historical Jesus.

Richard B. Hays, Dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina

The Resurrection of the Son of God

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 817

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In this volume, N.T. Wright takes us on a fascinating journey through ancient beliefs about life after death, from the shadowy figures who inhabit Homer’s Hades, through Plato’s hope for a blessed immortality, to the first century, where the Greek and Roman world (apart from the Jews) consistently denied any possibility of resurrection. We then examine ancient Jewish beliefs on the same subject, from the Bible to the Dead Sea Scrolls and beyond.

This sets the scene for a full-scale examination of early Christian beliefs about resurrection in general and that of Jesus in particular, beginning with Paul and working through to the start of the third century. Wright looks at all the evidence, and asks: Why did Christians agree with Jewish resurrection belief while introducing into it—across the board—significant modifications?

To answer this question we come to the strange and evocative Easter stories in the gospels and asks whether they could have been late inventions. Wright seeks the best historical conclusions about the empty tomb and the belief that Jesus really did rise bodily from the dead, recognizing that it was this belief that caused early Christians to call Jesus “Son of God.” In doing so, they posed a political challenge as well as a theological one. These challenges retain their power in the twenty-first century.

Theological books can be almost incomprehensible for the ordinary reader. It is a measure of the book’s power and interest that, when I was interrupted in my reading by an unexpected but usually welcome guest, I could hardly conceal my impatience to resume reading. No greater compliment could surely be paid by the lay reader to a distinguished work of theology . . . I shall return many times and always with the expectation of fresh enlightenment and new discoveries.

—P.D. James, author, The Private Patient

A fascinating tale, whose denouement is as gripping as any detective story . . . a masterpiece of lucidity and scholarship.

—Mary Ann Sieghart, assistant editor, The Times, 1988-2007

Paul and the Faithfulness of God (2 parts)

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 1,700

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Wright explores Paul’s worldview and theology in light of Second Temple Judaism. He also summarizes and explains all the key areas of debate in contemporary Pauline studies and compiles his most important and influential articles on Paul over the last 30 years. Wright also provides close and illuminating readings of the letters and other primary sources, along with critical insights into the major twists and turns of exegetical and theological debate in the vast secondary literature. The result is a rounded and profoundly compelling account of the man who became the world’s first, and greatest, Christian theologian.

The sweep of Wright’s project as a whole is breathtaking. It is impossible to give a fair assessment of his achievement without sounding grandiose: no New Testament scholar since Bultmann has even attempted—let alone achieved—such an innovative and comprehensive account of New Testament history and theology.

Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School

Eminently accessible to students, scholars will find it interesting and provocative. It deserves a place of privilege on the bookshelf of any serious student of the New Testament.

Jack Dean Kingsbury, Union Presbyterian Seminary

Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul 1978–2013

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 864

This companion volume to Paul and the Faithfulness of God and Paul and His Recent Interpreters brings together N.T. Wright’s most important articles on Paul and his letters over the last three decades. The book begins with Wright’s auspicious essay of 1978, when as a young, aspiring scholar, he gave the annual Tyndale lecture in Cambridge, and proposed, for the first time, “a new perspective” on Pauline theology. The book ends with an expanded version of a paper he gave in Leuven in 2012, when as a seasoned scholar at the height of his powers, he explored the foundational role of Abraham in Romans and Galatians. In all, the 33 articles published here provide a rich feast for all students of Paul, both seasoned and aspiring. Each one will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive, and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper, and more informed appreciation of Paul’s great theological achievement.

Evil and the Justice of God

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 128

This is a fascinating analysis and response to the fundamental questions that face any believer today. Sadly becoming daily more topical, this book explores all aspects of evil–our contemporary and theological understanding, and the ways in which evil presents itself in society today. Fully grounded in the Bible, Evil and the Justice of God is sparkling, erudite, provocative and particularly relevant in the wake of new global terror attacks.

Accounts of cruelty, death and terrorism hit us every day. The phrase ‘the axis of evil’ resonates in our world, and evil seems to seep into all aspects of life. We are forced to ask fundamental questions about God and the nature of evil, which demand a theological resolution that is mature, profound and never glib.

N.T. Wright explores these pivotal questions with a fresh and engaging approach, combining the virtues of detailed scholarship with an accessible style. He neither ducks the awkward, nor avoids the unpalatable, but instead offers a new, often surprising perspective in his search for a meaningful response to the problem of evil.

Following Jesus: Biblical Reflection on Christian Discipleship

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 112

The twelve exhilarating meditations in this volume explore what it truly means to follow Jesus today. Part one outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books—Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation. Part two examines six key New Testament themes—resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life—and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.

Encouraging, startling, unnerving—but always inviting…. The richly biblical fruit of much working through of "the meaning of the life and death of Jesus and the gift to his people of the Spirit" in the modern world…. Tom Wright offers insights valuable to Christians across the spectrum between literalism and mere metaphor in their view of Scripture.

Anglican Journal

For All God’s Worth

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 144

In this book, the author sets out to consider what is the appropriate approach to God, from a variety of real life and biblical starting points. He believes it is a question of recognizing God’s worth and worth-ship, which the origin of the word ‘worship’. It simply means giving God what He is worth.

All Christians worship God, but many do not fully understand what "worship" means. For All God’s Worth is an insightful exploration of both the meaning and the results of worship. Part 1 focuses on God and on what worshiping God actually means. Part 2 addresses a range of church-related issues that arise from the activity of worship. Based firmly on sensitive and creative readings of the biblical text, For All God’s Worth is an inspiring call for renewal in the worship and witness of today’s church. N.T. Wright is a New Testament theologian of international standing, a committed Christian, and (as For All God’s Worth clearly demonstrates) an outstanding communicator.

Midwest Book Review

For All the Saints? Remembering the Christian Departed

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 76

"We have been drifting into a muddle and a mess, putting together bits and pieces of traditions, ideas and practices in the hope that they will make sense. They don’t. There may be times when a typical Anglican fudge is a pleasant, chewy sort of thing, but this isn’t one of them. It’s time to think and speak clearly and act decisively." With these robust words Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham, throws down a challenge to current liturgy and practice surrounding All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days, and sets out to clarify our thinking about what happens to people after they die. Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, what it means to pray for the dead, what (and who) are the saints, are all addressed in this invigorating and rigorously argued book.

Jesus, The Final Days

  • Authors: Craig A. Evans and N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 96

What do history and archaeology have to say about Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection? In this superb book for the general reader, two of the world’s most celebrated writers on the historical Jesus share their greatest findings. Together, Craig A. Evans and N.T. Wright concisely and compellingly convey the drama and the world-shattering significance of Jesus’ final days on earth.

Craig A. Evans is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has received degrees from Claremont McKenna College, Western Baptist Seminary, and Claremont Graduate University.

N.T. Wright is professor of New Testament and early Christianity at St. Andrews University. Previously, he was the bishop of Durham. He has researched, taught, and lectured on the New Testament at McGill, Oxford, and Cambridge Universities, and has been named by Christianity Today a top theologian. Wright has written and lectured extensively around the world, authoring more than forty books and numerous articles in scholarly journals and popular periodicals.

Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 244

In what has become known as the New Perspective on Paul, Tom Wright has proposed a vision of the apostle’s central message that does full justice to all Paul’s letters. In particular, he focuses on the God-centered nature of Paul’s gospel, arguing that “traditional” readings of Paul can suggest that the apostle’s message is simply about us: our sin, our justification, our salvation.

Ambitious in scope, yet closely argued, Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision suggests that this crucial understanding of the theology of St. Paul, and thus of the gospel of Christ, is urgently needed as the church faces the tasks of mission in a dangerous world.

This is definitely one of the most exciting and significant books that I have read this year. Like all of the author’s work, I found it hard to set down once I had started to read it. Strongly commended!

I. Howard Marshall, honorary research professor of New Testament, University of Aberdeen

N.T. Wright provides yet again another fresh and exciting exposition of the Apostle Paul. Here Wright shows how Paul proclaimed justification by faith as part of the Bible’s theodramatic story of salvation . . . Wright responds to many criticisms including those of John Piper and, regardless of whether one gravitates towards Wright’s or Piper’s unpacking of Paul, you cannot help but enjoy the sparks that fly when these two great modern pastor-scholars cross swords over the apostle.

Michael F. Bird, lecturer in New Testament, Highland Theological College

Like Paul himself writing to the Galatians, Bishop Tom expounds and defends in this book his interpretation of the apostle’s teaching on justification with passion and power. At the same time, he seeks to move beyond divisive categories so that Paul can speak from within his own context and thereby to us in ours. The result is an extraordinary synthesis that should be read by the sympathetic, the suspicious, and everyone else.

Michael J. Gorman, The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University

For some time now, I have watched in puzzlement as some critics, imagining themselves as defenders of Paul’s gospel, have derided Tom Wright as a dangerous betrayer of the Christian faith. In fact, Paul’s gospel of God’s reconciling, world-transforming grace has no more ardent and eloquent exponent in our time than Tom Wright. If his detractors read this book carefully, they will find themselves engaged in close exegesis of Paul’s letters, and they will be challenged to join Wright in grappling with the deepest logic of Paul’s message. Beyond slogans and caricatures of ‘Lutheran readings’ and ‘the New Perspective,’ the task we all face is to interpret these difficult, theologically generative letters afresh for our time. Wright’s sweeping, incisive sketch of Paul’s thought, set forward in this book, will help us all in that task.

Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, The Divinity School, Duke University

I find it quite stunning that a book dealing with the subject of justification could be this compelling a read—along the way you find yourself getting caught up in the momentum and energy of the book, which pulls you into the momentum and energy of The Book—which is, of course, Tom’s point.

—Rob Bell, founding pastor, Mars Hill Bible Church

This is a sharply polemical book, and N.T. Wright occasionally rises to Pauline heights of exasperation at his opponents. At bottom, though, it is about Pauline basics—about Abraham and Israel, eschatology and covenant, courtroom and Christology. With debates about perspectives old and new swirling around him like a cyclone, Wright does what he always does—he leads us carefully through the text. Some will doubtless remain skeptical about the Copernican revolution Wright proposes, but we are all indebted to him for reminding us once again of the breadth of the gospel of God and the majesty of the God of the gospel.

Peter Leithart, senior fellow of theology and literature, New Saint Andrews College

Frank theological table talk is sometimes a necessary endeavor. Tom Wright’s Justification is his substantive reply to critical work by many, including John Piper, on the New Perspective. Wright correctly reminds us that this approach should be better called New or Fresh Perspectives. The goal is to open up the text connecting what it originally said in the first century, not change it. This book sets up a meaningful and significant conversation between the camps in this debate through its direct interaction with the critique. It should be read and reflected on, just as work on the other side should be. . . . In the dialogue, all of us will learn more about what Paul and Scripture say about justification (and a few other things as well).

Darrell Bock, research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Wright is a joy to read; he uses clear analogies, interacts with the reader, has ‘Paul-like’ anticipation of counter claims, and provides timely reminders of where we are in the argument.

Christianity Magazine

Paul: Fresh Perspectives

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 192

N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham, scholar and writer of distinction, turns his attention and considerable enthusiasm to the writings of Paul of Tarsus, whom he considers to be the intellectual equivalent of Plato, Aristotle or Seneca. He captures and reveals illuminating details from Paul’s unique Judaic, Hellenistic and Roman heritage, allowing a rounded picture to emerge of an integrated philosophy–a unique, Christian theology.

Paul: Fresh Perspectives combines the virtues of detailed scholarship with an accessible style and a passion for exploring the message of Paul. The book is based on the prestigious Hulsean Lectures given by the author in Cambridge in spring 2005.

Scripture and the Authority of God

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 112

In this provocative book, N.T. Wright approaches the debate on the authority of Scripture from a different angle. It is, after all, God himself who possesses all authority and that authority is primarily about his sovereign, saving purposes being accomplished through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. What does it mean for the Bible to be a channel for that powerful authority?

This question brings up new angles on many other issues: the relation of Scripture, tradition and reason; the place of experience; the many-sided problems of the use and abuse of the Bible in relation to personal and public life. N.T. Wright’s contribution to this intense debate will bring fresh clarity to many puzzling questions.

Simply Christian

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 112

Simply Christian is essential reading for anyone who wants to consider the real fundamentals of Christianity or is intrigued by its claims about the place of justice, beauty and love in our daily lives. Written in a lively and accessible style, though rooted in solid scholarship, this book describes the exciting relevance of the Bible and the Christian story for the contemporary world.

It is laid out helpfully in three sections. The first opens with the frustrated longings of humanity for justice, spirituality, relationships and beauty: why are things like this, do they have to be so and can life be lived differently? Tom Wright then sets out the central Christian belief about God and his creation, and explores the biblical analysis of what’s wrong with the world. He explains God’s plan for its renewal, and the central importance of Jesus. In the final section, he explores what it means to follow Jesus, to be energized by the Holy Spirit and to advance God’s plan for our world.

This question brings up new angles on many other issues: the relation of Scripture, tradition and reason; the place of experience; the many-sided problems of the use and abuse of the Bible in relation to personal and public life. N.T. Wright’s contribution to this intense debate will bring fresh clarity to many puzzling questions.

The arguments are sophisticated, and Wright is a brilliant expositor of the Bible.

The Times Literary Supplement

Simply Christian goes beyond C.S. Lewis’s great classic Mere Christianity. Simply Christian is simply crucial; his writing can transform one’s life. This will become a classic.

—Anne Rice

Surprised by Hope

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 112

What do Christians hope for? To leave this wicked world and go to ‘heaven’? For the ‘kingdom of God’ to grow gradually on earth? What do we mean by the ‘resurrection of the body’, and how does that fit with the popular image of sitting on clouds playing harps? And how does all this affect the way we live in the here and now?

Tom Wright, one of our leading theologians, addresses these questions in this provocative and wide-ranging new book. He outlines the present confusion about future hope in both church and world. Then, having explained why Christians believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus himself, he explores the biblical hope for ‘new heavens and new earth’, and shows how the ‘second coming’ of Jesus, and the eventual resurrection, belong within that larger picture, together with the intermediate hope for ‘heaven’. For many, including many Christians, all this will come as a great surprise.

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.

Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life not only after death but before it.

This unmissable book . . . is a must-read.

—Krish Kandiah for Christianity Magazine

The Challenge of Jesus

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 173

This text answers the skepticism about the need for a historical understanding of Jesus and shows how this can affect Christian discipleship today. It explores Jesus’ preaching, his Messiahship and death, and his self-understanding in relation to God. The book goes on to ask: What does this imply? What should this mean for us? What, in fact, is the mission of the church grounded in this Jesus and this resurrection, to our postmodern world?

The Crown and the Fire

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 128

Instead of the seven words that Jesus spoke from the cross, Tom Wright invites you to consider seven words that people spoke to the cross–people like Mary and the Roman centurion who witnessed the crucifixion, and Pontius Pilate, who helped to instigate it. The result is a powerful sequence of meditations that will move you to reassess your own response to Jesus’ death, his resurrection, and the continuing influence of his Spirit on those who follow him today.

The Lord and His Prayer

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 96

In this book, the author discusses the Lord’s Prayer phrase by phrase. He shows how understanding the prayer in its original setting can be the starting point to rekindle spirituality and a life of prayer. With his vast knowledge of the prayer’s historical background, the author clarifies things which help to broaden our view of the world at that time.

The Millennium Myth

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 128

The preparing for and living in the new Millennium is not about getting ready for the end of the world. Rather, it is about continuing to live out the message that Jesus is Lord. In his usual engaging style, N.T. Wright discusses the new Millennium in light of what the Bible has to say about both eschatology and who Christ is.

The Scriptures, the Cross, and the Power of God

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 84

Tom Wright examines accounts of the events from Palm Sunday to Easter as they appear in the gospels of Matthew and of John, looking at these familiar passages from many unfamiliar angles to help us see them afresh.

Both Matthew and John understand the events of Jesus’ last week as the climax of the entire biblical narrative, and as the great moment when God’s power–made known, paradoxically in the human weakness of Jesus himself–was unveiled for the rescue and remaking of the world.

The Scriptures, the Cross, and the Power of God is accessible for anyone who wants to make Bible study and meditation part of their Lent. There are nine sessions covering the Passion narratives from Palm Sunday to Easter, all contained in this pocket-sized Lent book.

The Way of the Lord: A Pilgrim Journey in Life and Faith

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 144

Vividly evoking the sights, sounds, smells–even the tastes–of the Holy Land, Tom Wright takes us on a contemporary pilgrimage to help us respond to Jesus’ call today. An ideal introduction to the Christian faith, The Way of the Lord aims to lead us into a greater knowledge and love of Christ – whether our pilgrimage is physical, or one of heart and mind.

Capturing the real excitement of ‘Come and see the place’, it heightens our awareness that Jesus journeys with us as he calls us out into the wider world of discipleship. For, in the glorious message of Easter: ‘He is not here–he is risen!’

Twelve Months of Sundays: Reflections on Bible Readings, Year A

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 138

N.T. Wright offers reflections on the Sunday readings in the Revised Common Lectionary for Year A. This book brings together his widely read columns in the Church Times, and also contains new pieces, to cover all the Sundays and major festivals. Scholarship, history and insights into the world and language of the Bible are woven together to give a deeper understanding of the Word of the Lord.

Twelve Months of Sundays: Reflections on Bible Readings, Year B

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 142

Year B offers a continuation of biblical reflections for the whole year.

Twelve Months of Sundays: Reflections on Bible Readings, Year C

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 144

Concluding the Twelve Months of Sundays set is Year C. This three-volume set will be invaluable to anyone who wants to gather their thoughts in preparation for Sunday worship, or for regular Bible study throughout the year.

Who Was Jesus?

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 107

This is Tom Wright’s response to the wave of controversial books and theories on the historical Jesus. Responding to theories that Jesus was married, fathered children, divorced and then remarried and other claims that the doctrine of the Virgin Birth has caused the oppression of women, Tom Wright outlines these arguments and presents solid reasons for discounting the theories.

Whilst he agrees that the real historical Jesus may have some surprises for the institutional Church, he reveals that these ‘quests’ for the real Jesus display many variations on the same themes and shows that these theories are not as novel as they are made out to be. Written from the standpoint of professional Biblical scholarship yet assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Wright shows convincingly that much can be gained from rigorous historical assessment of what the Gospels’ themselves say about Jesus.

Matthew for Everyone, pt. 1

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament For Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 240

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N.T. Wright’s eye-opening comments on the Gospel and what it might mean for us are combined, passage by passage, with his new translation of the Bible text. This volume discusses Matthew 1–15.

Matthew For Everyone, pt. 2

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament For Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 240

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Part two elaborates on the latter half of the Gospel of Matthew, covering chapters 16–28.

Mark for Everyone

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 256

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N.T. Wright’s eye-opening comments on the gospel and what it might mean for us are combined, passage by passage, with his own fresh and involving translation. Wright captures the urgency and excitement of Mark’s gospel in a way few writers have.

Pastors, evangelists, and Sunday school teachers will love this.

—CBA Marketplace, March 2004

Luke for Everyone

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 336

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N.T. Wright’s guide to Luke, which includes a wealth of information and background detail, provides real insights for our understanding of the story of Jesus and its implications for the reader.

In this series [Wright] excels as a communicator, making this the most exciting study guide since Barclay’s Daily Study Bible.

The Expository Times

Wright writes well and with an easy style. The short commentaries tackle New Testament books without being weighed down.

Publishers Weekly

John for Everyone, pt. 1

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 192

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Part 1 of John for Everyone of the For Everyone commentary series, discusses John 1–10.

This enterprise is probably the most exciting thing to have happened in Christian education in Britain for many years.

The Expository Times

If you wish to meet the Jesus who broke into people’s lives while on earth, I heartily recommend these guides.

The Christian Herald

John for Everyone, pt. 2

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 200

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Part two of John for Everyone dives into the scriptural text of the Gospel of John, chapters 11–21.

This enterprise is probably the most exciting thing to have happened in Christian education in Britain for many years.

The Expository Times

If you wish to meet the Jesus who broke into people’s lives while on earth, I heartily recommend these guides.

The Christian Herald

Acts for Everyone, pt. 1

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 240

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Renowned scholar N.T. Wright brings us the latest volumes in his acclaimed For Everyone series of New Testament commentaries: Acts for Everyone, parts one and two. Part one covers chapters 1–12. Each of these brief guides offers a short passage of text, in Wright’s own accessible translation, followed by a highly readable and thought-provoking discussion.

A rare event: a commentary that is learned without being stuffy, accessible without being reductionist. N.T. Wright joins us in our homes and workplaces, our sanctuaries and classrooms, in genial, prayerful conversation over this text that forms our lives, the New Testament Scriptures.

The Christian Century

There is now an immense hunger in our society for the Bible. Many folk want access to it, without the usual shrill authoritarian trappings. These studies by Wright are exactly to the point . . . well grounded in scholarship, accessible, and intensely contemporary. The series is a most welcome one!

Walter Brueggemann, professor emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary

Acts for Everyone, pt. 2

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 256

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Renowned scholar N.T. Wright brings us the latest volumes in his acclaimed For Everyone series of New Testament commentaries: Acts for Everyone, parts one and two. Part two covers chapters 13–28.

Paul for Everyone: Romans, pt. 1

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 192

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Writing in an anecdotal and approachable style, N.T. Wright helps us to see the great sweep of the letter to the Romans. This long-awaited two-volume addition to the hugely popular For Everyone series will be ideal for daily Bible study, a preaching aid, or for those readers who are looking to deepen their understanding of this classic New Testament book.

Paul for Everyone: Romans, pt. 2

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 192

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Paul for Everyone: Romans, pt. 2 delves into chapters 9–16 of this Pauline epistle.

Paul for Everyone: 1 Corinthians

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 272

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Wright shows us the liveliness of cosmopolitan Corinth in this commentary, and reveals the wisdom and challenge of Paul’s writing, bringing out the pastoral sensitivity and deep insight that make this letter one of Paul’s crowning achievements.

Paul for Everyone: 2 Corinthians

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 176

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Writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, N.T. Wright helps us to understand from the beginning of the letter, that something unexplained, yet terrible had happened. We feel the pain of Paul from the very opening lines, as he confronts dreadful issues of sorrow and hurt, emerging with a clearer picture of what it meant to say that Jesus himself suffered for us and rose in triumph. The letter itself moves through tragedy and from there leads into the sunlight.

Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 192

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N.T. Wright’s eye-opening comments on these letters are combined, passage by passage, with his new translation of the Bible text. Making use of his true scholar’s understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Wright captures the tension and excitement of the time as the letters seek to assert Paul’s authority and his teaching against other influences.

Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 240

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Paul wrote the letters while in prison facing possible death, but their passion and energy are undimmed. They reveal Paul’s longing to see young churches grow in faith and understanding, rooted in Jesus himself, and to see this faith worked out in practice—in one case, through the rehabilitation of a runaway slave. Wright’s stimulating comments are combined with his own translation of the Bible text.

Paul for Everyone: The Pastoral Letters

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 192

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Writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, N.T. Wright helps us to see the pastoral nature of these three letters. They are not just instruction books for junior disciples, but a guide to a way of life, and in many ways appropriate to all Christians.

Two strands in particular run through the letters. First, Paul is anxious that those who profess the faith should allow the gospel to transform the whole of their lives, right down to the deepest parts of their personality. Second, he is anxious that every teacher of the faith should know how to build up the community in mutual support, rather than tear it apart through the wrong sort of teaching and behavior.

Hebrews for Everyone

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 208

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Writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, N.T. Wright helps us to find our way round the letter to the Hebrews, one of the most bracing and challenging writings in the New Testament. He acknowledges that people often find it difficult, because some of the ideas it contains are strange to us. Yet, like meeting a new friend, he helps us to find it full of interest and delight, with a powerful message that comes home to today’s and tomorrow’s church as much as it did to yesterday’s. This volume covers the entire book of Hebrews.

Early Christian Letters for Everyone

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 240

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Writing in an accessible style, N.T. Wright opens up the wisdom of the letters of James, Peter, John, and Judah (Jude). A vital resource for every church and every Christian, these letters are full of clear, practical advice. Written for those new to the faith, they warn of the dangers and difficulties a young church community would face both within and without, while reveling in the delight of budding faith, hope, and life. Today, these letters are just as relevant as they were 2,000 years ago. They continue to help Christians live with genuine faith in a complex modern age.

Revelation for Everyone

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: New Testament for Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 240

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Blending scholarly thinking with a conversational style, N.T. Wright helps us to negotiate the final book of the Bible, regarded by many as the most difficult to understand. He encourages us to see how the Revelation of John offers one of the clearest, sharpest visions of God’s ultimate purpose for the whole of creation: the overthrow of evil and the victory of God. In a world that often seems filled with violence, hatred, and suspicion, John’s glorious images of the end of days are a clarion call to all Christians to be tireless, faithful witnesses of God’s love.

New Testament Prayer for Everyone

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: For Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 160

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In New Testament Prayer for Everyone, Tom Wright offers a sampling of his meditations on prayer, drawn from his popular For Everyone series. This volume includes compelling translations of all the major prayers recorded in the New Testament, and offers profound insights into the teaching of Jesus and the apostles on the meaning and practice of prayer, with stimulating questions for personal reflection or group discussion.

This volume makes a great place to deepen your understanding of prayer. As he notes in his discussion of Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount:

“Prayer is one of life’s great mysteries. Most people pray at least sometimes; some people, in many very different religious traditions, pray a great deal. At its lowest, prayer is shouting into a void on the off-chance there may be someone out there listening. At its highest, prayer merges into love, as the presence of God becomes so real that we pass beyond words and into a sense of his reality, generosity, delight, and grace. For most Christians, most of the time, it takes place somewhere in between those two extremes. To be frank, for many people it is not just a mystery but a puzzle. They know they ought to do it but they aren’t quite sure how.” Wright has designed this volume to be a helpful tool to guide you into fuller understanding of the theology and the practice of prayer. He explores New Testament teaching on prayer, as well as prayers in the New Testament, including those of Jesus, Paul, and Mary.

New Testament Wisdom for Everyone

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Series: For Everyone
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 128

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This volume contains a distillation of Tom Wright’s meditations on the wisdom of Jesus and the apostles, drawn from his popular For Everyone series. Wright divides his work into five main sections which discuss the wisdom of the spirit, the transformation of the self, the greatest of the virtues, the path of the disciple, and the renewal of the world. He offers compelling translations of key passages and insightful commentary on New Testament teaching on discipleship and the meaning of Christian love. Wright also includes stimulating questions for personal reflection or group discussion, making this an ideal resource for personal or group study. This helpful devotional resource is for fans of the For Everyone commentaries as well as for anyone who has not yet read them.

Lent for Everyone: Matthew Year A

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 144

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This book gently takes the reader through the designated lectionary readings for every day of Lent and Easter. Each Bible reading is followed by a reflection and prayer that will help the readers ponder the relevance of Matthew’s Gospel for their own lives.

Suitable for both individual and group study and reflection, Lent for Everyone: Matthew Year A will allow readers to make Matthew’s Gospel their own, thoughtfully and prayerfully, through the Lenten season.

The trouble is that it is so good that the reader will find it hard to stop at the end of each day’s reflection, but will want to read on.

The Church Times

Lent for Everyone: Mark Year B

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 144

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This volume focuses on the Gospel of Mark, taking the reader through the designated lectionary readings for every day of Lent and Easter. The New Testament passages are done by N.T. Wright, and each extract is followed by a freshly written reflection and a prayer that will encourage readers to ponder the relevance of Mark’s Gospel for their own lives.

Lent for Everyone: Mark Year B is an ideal study companion that will help to make Lent a period of rich discovery and growth for both individuals and groups.

Like Mark’s Gospel, Wright’s pace gradually builds up, a massive locomotive steaming towards the ‘perfect storm’ of Holy Week and Easter, demanding a commitment costing not less than everything: ‘We cannot be Easter people if we are not first Good Friday people and then Holy Saturday people.’ A fitting end; and beginning.

The Church Times

Lent for Everyone: Luke Year C

  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 176

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The first in a successful three-volume collection to encourage Lenten reading, Lent for Everyone: Luke Year C contains a reading for each day of Lent, chosen from Luke’s Gospel, as well as a reflection by N.T. Wright to deepen readers’ understanding of the Gospel and its relevance to their lives.

Well worth purchasing, especially since there is enough material here to keep most people going long after Lent.

The Church Times

About N.T. Wright

Nicholas Tom Wright is a professor of New Testament and early Christianity at St. Andrews University. Previously, he was the bishop of Durham. He has researched, taught, and lectured on the New Testament at McGill, Oxford, and Cambridge Universities. He is best known for his scholarly contributions to the historical study of Jesus and the New Perspective on Paul. His work interacts with the positions of James Dunn, E.P. Sanders, Marcus Borg, and Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Wright has written and lectured extensively around the world, authoring many books and numerous articles in scholarly journals and popular periodicals. He is best known for his Christian Origins and the Question of God series, of which four of the anticipated six volumes are finished.

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