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Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church Paperback – February 27, 2018

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“This book is N.T. Wright at his finest.” -- Rob Bell, author of Velvet Elvis

His conclusions are both simple and world-shaking -- Library Journal

This book will be widely read because it stirs together Scripture, tradition, art and world affairs with pleasing metaphors and public courage. -- The Dallas Morning News

“Wright’s unwavering faith in the resurrection is quite evident as he defends the Easter narratives on historical and theological grounds.” -- America Magazine

“N.T. Wright can write. . . when it comes to questions of Christ’s resurrection and what that means, no one is more persuasive. Wright’s new book, Surprised by Hope, builds on C.S. Lewis’ succinct defense of the faith and takes it to a new level.” -- World Magazine

“In calling Christians to an epistemology of love and a re-emphasis of the Easter season, Wright knocked it out of the park.” -- Beliefnet (A "Top Religious Book of the Year")

A crystal-clear, powerful course-correction for all of us--Christian or otherwise. If you want to know what Easter is about, get yourself a copy of Surprised by Hope and hunker down for the read of a lifetime....literally. -- Phyllis Tickle, Beliefnet.com

From the Back Cover

Christians Don't Go to Heaven

Heaven Comes Here

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperOne; Reprint edition (February 27, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0062089978
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0062089977
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 1.1 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 1,113 ratings

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N.T. WRIGHT is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. As being both one of the world’s leading Bible scholars and a popular author, he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. His award-winning books include The Case for the Psalms, How God Became King, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Scripture and the Authority of God, The Meaning of Jesus (co-authored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for The Kingdom New Testament. He also wrote the impressive Christian Origins and the Question of God series, including The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God, The Resurrection of the Son of God and most recently, Paul and the Faithfulness of God.

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