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In this book of pastoral reflections, N. T. Wright explores how the Lord's Prayer sums up what Jesus was all about in his first-century setting. Wright locates the Lord's Prayer, clause by clause, within the historical life and work of Jesus and allows the prayer's devotional application to grow out of its historical context. The result is a fresh understanding of Christian spirituality and the life of prayer. This deeply devotional book will refresh and stimulate the heart and mind of any listener.

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Rich in truth and faith. High art. Deep thought.

I've listened three times now to soak it in. Excellent for encouraging prayer, commitment, and participation in the active life of faith in Christ. Narration excellent. Remarkable content, infused with the wisdom delivered to the author by a lifetime of deep and faithful study, and guided by the Holy Spirit. Fred Hickman, Santa Ana, California.

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The format of The Lord and His Prayer is a line by line exploration. NT Wright is both a scholar and a pastor. And what I really appreciate about his writing is that he is always pastoral in tone. He is writing about the Lord’s Prayer because he thinks it is an important part of our lives as Christians. He wants us to understand what we are praying and the context of historic Christianity that has used the prayer historically as well as the historic 1st century culture when the prayer was originally taught. 

The main themes of Wright’s work more generally are present here even though this was written before many of his better known books. He wants the reader to understand the proper role of eschatology (the end times) in regard to how we live our lives today as Christians (like his Surprised by Hope). He places the authority of scripture and the Lord’s Prayer not as independent authority, but because those words are from God himself (Scripture and Authority of God). And Wright is focusing on the Lord’s Prayer as a tool and practice of discipleship (After You Believe).

NT Wright also has an excellent chapter on the Lord’s Prayer in his book Simply Good News: Why the gospel is good news and what makes it good news. But there is little overlap in material between that chapter (which focuses on how the order of the prayer orients us to understanding what the gospel is really about) and this book which is a line by line exploration of the prayer. But both are well worth reading because both are oriented around right theology and right practice of discipleship.

Right now the audiobook is the cheapest way to get this book. The Kindle book is not available for purchase in the US right now. The paperback is not super expensive, but it is not much more than a long pamphlet. I think this would work well as a discussion book for a small group, in the paperback version there are six chapters of about 12 pages each.

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Very insightful!

Always looking for a fresh perspective? This book is for you!! I'm excited to re-listen to glean more...

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A good book

This is a really good book, I have the print book so had the pleasure of reading and listening to it. In Tom Wrights clear and precise writing, I discovered a book that was full of uplifting and exciting imagery. The narrator brought it colour and expression. A very good listen that repaints the Lords Prayer in vibrant colour.

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