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Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is | [N. T. Wright]

Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the 21st century.
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Publisher's Summary

Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright's lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait.

The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the 21st century.

©2000 N.T. Wright; (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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    Brittnee Elgin, IL, United States 10-21-11
    Brittnee Elgin, IL, United States 10-21-11

    A lover of good stories, and the truths they help me remember.

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    "This is what we need!"
    If you could sum up Challenge of Jesus in three words, what would they be?

    Challenging (of course), Fresh, Awakening


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Though this is a non-fiction


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I did really enjoy his narration. He carries a great deal of authority, but maintains great accessibility. I imagine him as an older college professor that offers coffee to his students and no excuses for apathy.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't laugh or cry, though my reaction to this book was still significant. Just after listening to the introduction I felt a huge constriction in my chest release. The sense of relief that another was thinking and conversing about these things was immense.


    Any additional comments?

    Though I would say first that the discussions in this book are very accessible to both avid readers and the just curious, I must caution that Wright does not shy from his intellectual and academic background. My father is a deep thinker, but not much of a reader. I thought of him often as I listened. Most of the book would have been very enjoyable and interesting to him, but I fear much still would be lost because of the scholastic tone and nature of the content.

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    Barry Grand Haven, michigan, United States 07-19-13
    Barry Grand Haven, michigan, United States 07-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Connecting Jesus with history"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    i would recommend this book to a friend, with the thought that he is a smart guy and will challenge you. i have a different understanding of who Jesus is and consequently who i am.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jesus because i saw how much of culture was arrayed against him and yet he continued his mission.


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    Jeff Anderle CHATTANOOGA, TN, US 04-02-13
    Jeff Anderle CHATTANOOGA, TN, US 04-02-13 Member Since 2011

    I love theology, the classics, biographies, and bussiness books. I sometimes even enjoy a little modern fiction,

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    "The Cliff Notes of Jesus and The Victory of God"

    If you don't have the time to read Wright's more scholarly work Jesus and the Victory of God then The Challenge of Jesus contains all of the incredible ideas and insights that the larger work contains but in a much more accessible version.

    I will listen to this book many times.

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    Peter Ottawa, ON, Canada 01-09-12
    Peter Ottawa, ON, Canada 01-09-12
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    "This book and its audio version are a masterpiece!"
    If you could sum up Challenge of Jesus in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, inspiring, timely!


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone hoping to

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    gerry Jasper, GA, United States 11-30-11
    gerry Jasper, GA, United States 11-30-11 Member Since 2012
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    Good story but longer than it needed. I felt like he kept saying over and over I wrote about this somewhere else or will write about it later.

    Good idea and overall he got the points in he wanted to.

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    Alex Pretoria, South Africa 09-21-11
    Alex Pretoria, South Africa 09-21-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Challenging but Rewarding"

    This book requires concentration from the layman. However, the effort is well rewarded with well thought out arguments, thorough explanations and good research.
    N.T. Wright gives the reader a new perspective on the gospel. and certainly makes the Bible easier to understand.
    Wonderful book, one that one can definitely listen to a few times in order to thoroughly lock down its message, and maybe Google a few words in the process.

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