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Simply Christian Audiobook
Simply Christian
Written by: 
N. T. Wright
Narrated by: 
Simon Prebble
Simply Christian Audiobook

Simply Christian

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Why do we expect justice? Why do we crave spirituality? Why are we attracted to beauty? Why are relationships often so painful? And how will the world be made right? These are not simply perennial questions all generations must struggle with, but, according to N. T. Wright, are the very echoes of a voice we dimly perceive but deeply long to hear. In fact, these questions take us to the heart of who God is and what He wants from us.

For 2,000 years, Christianity has claimed to solve these mysteries, and this renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop shows that it still can today. Not since C. S. Lewis' classic summary of the faith, Mere Christianity, has such a wise and thorough scholar taken the time to explain to anyone who wants to know what Christianity really is and how it is practiced. Wright makes the case for Christian faith from the ground up, assuming that the reader has no knowledge of (and perhaps even some aversion to) religion in general and Christianity in particular.

Simply Christian walks the listener through the Christian faith step by step and question by question. With simple yet exciting and accessible prose, Wright challenges skeptics by offering explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled dilemmas, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. For anyone who wants to travel beyond the controversies that can obscure what the Christian faith really stands for, this simple book is the perfect vehicle for that journey.

©2006 N. T. Wright; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    James Burien, WA, USA 04-29-08
    James Burien, WA, USA 04-29-08
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    "Excellent"

    Tom Wright is always a pleasure to read - well thought-out and based on knowledge of both the Bible and contemporary society. I don't always agree with him but he never offers an ill-considered opinion. By the way, because Wright is a conservative English bishop, I think he would be amused to be called an America-hating liberal!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Mesquite, TX, USA 10-16-08
    Chris Mesquite, TX, USA 10-16-08
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    "Excellent book"

    Ignore people that try to paint N.T. Wright as liberal. He is not and this book is the farthest thing from liberal. Simply Christian is a sort of Mere Christianity for our day. Because Wright is Anglican there is a slight bent toward a sacramental way of living and this comes out in his discussion of baptism, the Eucharist and what happens in Christian worship. Being Episcopalian myself, I found this refreshing. The narrator is excellent and I've recommended this book to many.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Surry, VA, USA 10-02-08
    Jason Surry, VA, USA 10-02-08
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    "A Revelation"

    The best book covering the entirety of Christianity that I have ever experienced. I have been a believer for 30 years, yet learned incredible amounts from Simply Christian. This is a great book for the new Christian, the seeker, the curious, or the seasoned believer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Mancelona, MI, USA 09-30-08
    Andrew Mancelona, MI, USA 09-30-08
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    "An Amazing Book"

    I have read this book and wanted to be able to listen to it. It is a joy to listen to NT Wright's thoughts on Christianity. Wright brings great Biblical knowledge. Simply Christian is this generation's Mere Christianity.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tonya La Mesa, CA, United States 03-07-16
    Tonya La Mesa, CA, United States 03-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Best Author since CS Lewis"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Made an impact on me to the degree that only Mere Christianity had.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Corvin Rok Nashville, TN USA 02-06-16
    Corvin Rok Nashville, TN USA 02-06-16 Member Since 2013

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    "on the level of Mere Christianity..a great book"

    listening to a great book is rewarding in a differ way than reading it. I've read this book but hearing it opens up a different sense of flow and articulation as the author goes through the important but sometimes complex concepts presented. it is artful, brilliant and well spoken audio performance.

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    Jason K. Persilver NC, USA 10-22-15
    Jason K. Persilver NC, USA 10-22-15 Member Since 2015

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    "A must read!"

    I loved this because of the way Wright approached many of the topics. It was deep enough without the reader drowning but shallow enough for anyone to enjoy and understand. This is one that must be read again and again for the much wisdom that it contains. It's a beautiful piece of art.

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    Anyone Northeast 03-26-15
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    "A Must Listen"

    A challenging, yet entertaining and uplifting inclusive synopsis of Christianity. Great for believers and nonbelievers alike.

    Having listened immediately following Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, which is also excellent, this is a deeper and less apologetic, but more theological journey that compliments, disturbs, and deepens a believers rational understanding of Christ, Christianity, and Church.

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    Scott 03-24-15
    Scott 03-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Relevant presentation of eternal truth"

    The author does a good job of keeping you engrossed in the wide variety of topics, by using the analogy of echoes in the voice which unite the book. The book covers many relevant Christian themes. And makes for a good read or listening to for the experience Christian or the novice. The audio performance was perfect.

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    William MOORESVILLE, NC, United States 02-03-14
    William MOORESVILLE, NC, United States 02-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Simply Well Done"
    What did you love best about Simply Christian?

    Explaining the basis and the exercise of true Christian prayer and worship was helpful. The arguments and the "echoes" that point toward God's presence were well described.


    What other book might you compare Simply Christian to and why?

    This apologetic book goes further than most other apologetic books with its description of the Christian life. This book dealt more with how we can internally reason for the existence of a God, rather than just hard evidence of many other apologetic books.


    What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice brought a sophistication to the performance that added a great deal to the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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