Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues

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by N T Wright

An unusual combination of scholar, churchman, and leader, N. T. Wright--hailed by Newsweek as "the world's leading New Testament scholar"--is not only incredibly insightful, but conveys his knowledge in terms that excite and inspire Christian leaders worldwide, allowing them to see the Bible from a fresh viewpoint.  In this challenging and stimulating collection of popular essays, sermons, and talks, Wright provide a series of case studies which explore how the Bible can be applied to some of the most pressing contemporary issues facing us, including: 

Why it is possible to love the Bible and affirm evolution

Why women should be allowed to be ordained

Where Christians today have lost focus,

Why it is important for them to engage in politics

Why that involvement benefits everyone

Why the Christian belief in heaven means we should be at the forefront of the environmental movement

Helpful, practical, and wise, Surprised by Scripture invites readers to examine their own hearts and minds and presents new models for understanding how to affirm the Bible in today's world--as well as new ideas and renewed energy for deepening our faith and engaging with the world around us.