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Matthew for Everyone: Part 2 (New Testament Guides for Everyone): Pt. 2 [Paperback]

Tom Wright
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22 Mar 2002
Tom Wright's eye-opening comments on the gospel and what it might mean for us are combined, passage by passage, with his new translation of the Bible text. Making use of his true scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Wright captures the immediacy of Matthew's gospel in a way few writers have.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing (22 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0281054878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0281054879
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 12.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom Wright is is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is a regular broadcaster on radio and television. Tom Wright is the author of over forty books, including the other For Everyone guides to the New Testament, the best-selling Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, and Virtue Reborn; and the magisterial series entitled Christian Origins and the Question of God.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gospel Revolution 23 Jun 2009
By Adam VINE VOICE
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In Part 2 of his study of Matthew, Tom Wright again gives us a fresh and vivid translation which is accessible without being dumb or patronising, catching the excitement and immediacy of the message.
In short commentaries that draw fom his own life and learning, Wright helps get to the hidden treasures of this Gospel. He is good at framing the Gospel events in the worldviews of Jesus and His contemporaries, helping us to crack the code. And so we understand the imporatance of the recurring theme in this Gospel of the fulfilment of the Law and the Prophets, so that, for example, we understand the significance of key passages like Daniel 7 to the theme of Jesus as Messiah and 'Son of Man.' We are shown how Jesus took the traditional Jewish understanding of these concepts and transformed them to a fulfilment that was truly revolutionary. Jesus's contempoararies would have known how Moses led the nation of Israel through the Red Sea to freedom, overcoming the armies of the enemy. They could not have dreamed how Jesus's death on the cross leads us all through the sea of sin and death, to the promises of Grace and salvation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Approachable and illuminating 22 Feb 2008
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This is another in the series of "Guides for Everyone" where Tom Wright attempts to update William Barclay's Daily Bible reading commentaries.
It is a volume small enough to fit into a coat pocket, divided into entries with a short passage of scripture (Wright's own, occasionally idiosyncratic, translation) followed by a couple of pages of reflections on the passage. Typically, these will include both an anecdote from the author's experience or an observation from life today as well as exposition about the context of the times, or description of relevant passages from the rest of the scriptures.
Wright's writing has been aptly described as "smooth as chocolate" and these reflections are immensely readable. They could be good for private bible reading though we have used them successfully in a parish reading group: people of all levels of Christian knowledge (people exploring the Bible for the first time, as well as those who've been reading the scriptures for eight decades) found it worthwhile.
There are occasionally passages where Wright is simply brilliant - illuminating even when the text is murky or complex e.g on aspects of the apocalyptic parts of Matthew - and at other places, he's inspirational. Equally, in my view, there are times when his interpretation is plainly wrong: but then, he's an evangelical and I'm not, so that's to be expected. And who wants to agree with what they read all the time?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book Review 9 Aug 2010
By ROY
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A good commentary that can be used as a general reference or daily personal study resource. Is easily readable without being dummed down. Can be used with For Everyone Bible Study Guides: Matthew to promote thoughtfull meditation or discussion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good commentary 1 April 2014
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Tom Weight always has excellent commentaries and this was as expected. I read it to prepare for an address at church.Recommended for anyone who wants a thoughtful,easy to follow commentary.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Compact knowledge of the Gospel. 8 Mar 2014
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I'm doing a Christian Studies course and this series has allowed me to take on board what the tutors have said and then go home and read further into it at my own pace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended. 9 Jan 2014
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Bought as a present and the recipient was extremely pleased, having others in the series not disappointed with this one. Delivery was quick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 8 Sep 2013
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so glad it appeared in two volumes so content commentary was not sparse. An asset to any preacher or student's bookshelf
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
I cannot recommend this series of books highly enough. I feel educated, challenged and inspired by everyone of them, whatever your persuasion these are well worth the investment.
Published 11 months ago by M. Neale
5.0 out of 5 stars Second time I've read this book
Reading and re-reading Tom Wright's series is a perfect bible reading plan. Highly recommended for those who like a straightforward commentary.
Published 13 months ago by Rob Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars The Sheep and the Goats and other teachings...
After having enjoyed the author's first book about the fascinating gospel of Matthew, I moved on to this "sequel". Read more
Published 14 months ago by L. Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars Can help everyone with Biblical understanding
Tom Wright's commentaries were recommended by our Rural Dean. I use these commentaries in my sermon research and they are very helpful. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Puffin
5.0 out of 5 stars A Commentary worth having
I have a number of Tom Wright's books and can always find room for another. He always leaves me feeling uplifted and informed. Read more
Published on 21 July 2011 by catlover1
5.0 out of 5 stars Super commentary
Matthew Part 2 is a welcome addition the series of "Guides for Everyone". Tom Wright gives us a back ground to the Gospel readings and a thoughtfull insight which is great for... Read more
Published on 21 Sep 2010 by Birmingham Book Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Two shops or one?
Goods as ordered, but disappointed at having two lots of postage. I thougt I was buying both books from Amazon.
Published on 10 Sep 2010 by Fair weather walker
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