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.
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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 more than 40 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.