Surprised by Hope

Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061940593

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 2079

In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, top-selling author and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong. We do not “go to” heaven; we are resurrected and heaven comes down to earth--a difference that makes all of the difference to how we live on earth. Following N.T. Wright’s resonant exploration of a life of faith in Simply Christian, the award-winning author whom Newsweek calls “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” takes on one of life’s most controversial topics, a matter of life, death, spirituality, and survival for everyone living in the world today.

Surprised by Hope

Original, provocative and practical

Author: Tom Wright

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281062587

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 2998

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.

Surprised by Hope Participant's Guide

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031032470X

Category: Religion

Page: 93

View: 2482

Many Christians believe our future in heaven is all that really matters. But that's not what the Bible teaches. Through this small group bible study, Surprised by Hope, premier Bible scholar N. T. Wright brings you inside the Scriptures to grasp the full, breathtaking hope Jesus offers the world, and its implications for your life today. Gain an exciting new vision for your life on earth in light of your future in heaven. Wonderful as is the promise of heaven, a glorious hereafter is just part of what salvation is about. What about today? Jesus called his followers the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Your life here and now is of tremendous consequence, and what you believe about the future has a direct impact on how you live in the present. In six transforming, faith-inspiring DVD sessions, premier biblical scholar N. T. Wright opens your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God's Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is. This DVD will help you get the most out of each session as you explore such questions as What is heaven really like? Is our main duty as Christians simply to help non-Christians get there? What hope does the gospel hold for this present life? In what ways does God intend for us to experience that hope personally and spread its healing power to the world around us? This DVD is designed for use with the companion Surprised by Hope Participant Guide (both are included in this pack). Surprised by Hope provides a clearer vision both of the future and of God's kingdom at hand today. Sessions include: 1. Hope for the World 2. The Hope of the Resurrection 3. The Hope of Heaven 4. The Hope of Jesus' Second Coming 5. The Hope of Salvation 6. The Hope of the Church

Blattgeflüster

Die wunderbare Welt der Pflanzen. Aus dem Leben einer leidenschaftlichen Forscherin

Author: Hope Jahren

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114381

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 6555

Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Pflanzen, Liebe und die Wissenschaft Hope Jahren hat das, wovon viele Menschen träumen: einen Beruf, der ihr Herz und ihr Leben erfüllt. Seit sie denken kann, ist die Geo-Biologin fasziniert von der Natur – von Pflanzen, Bäumen, Blättern, Samenkörnern und den unglaublichen Geschichten, die sie uns erzählen, sogar noch in fossiler Form. Wie ist es beispielsweise möglich, dass ein Kirschkern hundert Jahre lang geduldig warten kann, bis er sich auf einmal dazu entscheidet zu keimen? Hope Jahrens Werdegang von der kindlichen Forscherin zur angesehenen Wissenschaftlerin, die sich trotz zahlreicher Hindernisse in einer Männerwelt behauptet, ist eine inspirierende und mitreißende Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Durchhaltevermögen und ewiger Neugierde. Ein wunderbares Gleichnis über die Kraft der Natur und die Freude des Entdeckens, das einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Pflanzenwelt eröffnet. Seite für Seite. Blatt für Blatt. Für die New York Times ist Hope Jahrens »Blattgeflüster« eines der 100 besten Bücher des Jahres 2016.

Tom Wright for Everyone

Putting the theology of N.T. Wright into practice in the local church

Author: Stephen Kuhrt

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281066566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 302

Tom Wright for Everyone addresses the reticence of many evangelicals to engage with what Tom Wright has been saying for some time. The book looks at key theological questions awaiting an answer and gives an enlightening summary of the theology of Tom Wright, arranged around terms like 'Covenant', 'Heaven', 'Kingdom', 'The resurrection of Jesus', and 'justification'. Then, in perhaps the most valuable part of the book, Stephen Kuhrt describes in detail the difference putting Tom Wright's theology into practice has made in his own parish church, pastorally and in terms of mission. The book ends with a clear statement of Tom Wright's challenge to the Church in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

The Power of Ugly

A Celebration of Earthy Spirituality

Author: Jamie J. Stilson

Publisher: Harmon Press

ISBN: 1935959026

Category: Christian life

Page: 260

View: 4370

Discovering The Power of Ugly will cost you your pride. You will learn to take off your religious masks and stand naked before God. Ugly will liberate you from a false spirituality which pretends that being spiritual means that you stop being a real, flawed human being. Ugly is a celebration of the beauty of God's grace reflected through our weaknesses, not our strengths.

Muss es denn gleich für immer sein?

Roman

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641226074

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4916

Sylvie und Dan sind seit zehn Jahren zusammen. Sie führen eine glückliche Ehe, haben zwei Kinder, ein hübsches Zuhause und wissen stets, was der andere denkt. Beim jährlichen Check-up-Termin prognostiziert ihr Hausarzt außerdem hocherfreut: Beide sind so kerngesund, dass sie sich bestimmt noch auf 68 gemeinsame Jahre freuen können. Erfreulich? Sylvie und Dan packt die blanke Panik. Wie zum Kuckuck sollen sie diese Ewigkeit überstehen, ohne einander zu langweilen? Sie beschließen, sich gegenseitig im Alltag zu überraschen. Doch das ist leichter gesagt als getan ...

The Woman in the Window - Was hat sie wirklich gesehen?

Thriller - Der New-York-Times-Bestseller

Author: A. J. Finn

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641220955

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2252

Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England! »Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess Gerritsen Anna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...

Die Hütte

ein Wochenende mit Gott

Author: William Paul Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548284033

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 351

View: 4385


Anticipating Heaven Below

Optimism of Grace from Wesley to the Pentecostals

Author: Henry H. Knight

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871257

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 6073

Wesleyanism is a movement of hope. Wesleyans and their Holiness and Pentecostal offspring pray and work with the expectancy that the love and power of God will transform hearts and lives, renew the church, and bring compassion, healing, and justice to a suffering world. In a variety of ways, from holiness of heart and life to bodily healing to the abolition of slavery, they anticipated the life of the coming kingdom of heaven to already be breaking into the present through the power of the Holy Spirit. Anticipating Heaven Below explores their optimism of grace, examining its pitfalls as well as its promise. Henry H. Knight seeks to enable and inspire present generations within Wesleyan, Holiness, and Pentecostal movements to proclaim with confidence the promise of heaven below, and to do so with passion and integrity.

Virtue Reborn

Author: Tom Wright

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281063915

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8697

What am I here for? How should I behave? Most Christians, faced with those questions, think in terms either of 'rules' or of 'living authentically'. Both lead to problems. In this book, full of fresh biblical exploration, Bishop Tom Wright proposes instead that we inhabit the ancient tradition of virtue once again -- but from a thoroughly Christian, not just a philosophical, perspective. The virtues are the strengths we need to get to our goal. Following on from his popular best-selling books Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope, he sees the goal in terms of the whole new creation, with humans renewed to look after it.

Blood Cries Out

Pentecostals, Ecology, and the Groans of Creation

Author: A. J. Swoboda

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877468

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 3557

John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell's religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home. In fact, McConnell's parents were both founding charter members of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His own grandfather had an even greater connection to the origins of Pentecostalism by being a personal participant at the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906. Earth Day, thus, began with strong religious convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological demise through his religious background, envisioned a day where Christians could "show the power of prayer, the validity of their charity, and their practical concern for Earth's life and people." In the spirit of McConnell, today's Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has something to say about the earth. Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.

The Skeletons in God's Closet

The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War

Author: Joshua Ryan Butler

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 052910055X

Category: Religion

Page: 356

View: 8641

How can a loving God send people to hell? Isn’t it arrogant to believe Jesus is the only way to God? What is up with holy war in the Old Testament? Many of us fear God has some skeletons in the closet. Hell, judgment, and holy war are hot topics for the Christian faith that have a way of igniting fierce debate far and wide. These hard questions leave many wondering whether God is really good and can truly be trusted. The Skeletons in God's Closet confronts our popular caricatures of these difficult topics with the beauty and power of the real thing. Josh Butler reveals that these subjects are consistent with, rather than contradictory to, the goodness of God. He explores Scripture to reveal the plotlines that make sense of these tough topics in light of God’s goodness. From fresh angles, Josh deals powerfully with such difficult passages as: The Lake of Fire Lazarus and the Rich Man The Slaughter of Canaanites in the Old Testament Ultimately, The Skeletons in God's Close uses our toughest questions to provoke paradigm shifts in how we understand our faith as a whole. It pulls the “skeletons out of God’s closet” to reveal they were never really skeletons at all.