Simply Christian

One of the things I’d like to do over the life of this blog is provide some accessible resources for the church. As such, from time to time, I’ll blog through one of the introductory books on Christianity. As each of these is slightly different and will have varying appeal depending on one’s presuppositions and personality/temperament, I intend to cover a range of material such as Stott’s Basic Christianity or Lewis’ Mere Christianity. Over the next couple of weeks though, I’m going to post on Tom Wright’s Simply Christian, which the blurb on the back cover describes as:

Why is justice fair? Why are so many people pursuing spirituality? Why do we crave relationship? And why is beauty so beautiful? N. T. Wright argues that each of these questions takes us into the mystery of who God is and what he wants from us. For two thousand years Christianity has claimed to answer these mysteries, and this renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop shows that it still does today. Like C. S. Lewis did in his classic Mere Christianity, Wright makes the case for Christian faith from the ground up, assuming that the reader is starting from ground zero with no predisposition to and perhaps even some negativity toward religion in general and Christianity in particular. His goal is to describe Christianity in as simple and accessible, yet hopefully attractive and exciting, a way as possible, both to say to outsiders ‘You might want to look at this further,’ and to say to insiders ‘You may not have quite understood this bit clearly yet.’

By the way, if anyone has any books they’d like me to look through or blog on, please do let me know either in the comments or by email (which can be found on my “About” page).


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