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Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters - Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon (New Testament for Everyone) [Paperback]

Tom Wright
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18 Oct 2002 New Testament for Everyone
Making use of his true scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright captures the verve and sparkle of these letters. Paul wrote the letters while in prison facing possible death, but their passion and energy are undimmed. They reveal Paul's longing to see young churches grow in faith and understanding, rooted in Jesus himself, and to see this faith worked out in practice - in one case, through the rehabilitation of a runaway slave. Wright's stimulating comments are combined with his own translation of the Bible text.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing (18 Oct 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0281053030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0281053032
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[The For Everyone series] is probably the most exciting thing to have happened in Christian education in Britian for many years." Expository Times

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Tom Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of over fifty books,

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the series I have been waiting for! 25 April 2009
By Pilgrim
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This is such a useful series! Tom Wright has been described as the world's leading New Testament expert. Some of what he writes (using the name NT Wright) is technical stuff for academics and theology students but this series is quite different - its specifically written for everyone. And it delivers in a number of different ways:

Tom Wright is really clear and easy to follow - no technical theological language which can be off-putting for the lay reader. He is a good writer!

It does though reflect and draw on his expertise. As Wright puts it in his introduction: "Of course, it matters that some people give time and care to the historical evidence, the meaning of the original words (the early Christians wrote in Greek) and the exact and particular force of what different writers were saying about God, Jesus, the world and themselves. This series is based quite closely on that sort of work. But the point of it all is that the message can get out to everyone, especially to people who wouldn't normally read a book with footnotes and Greek words in it. That's the sort of person for whom these books are written."

I found the books full of insights and stories which help to help you find things you might otherwise have missed in the text, or which present things a slightly different way. So its a very helpful series for the lay Christian who wants to hear the word of God speaking afresh.

The layout, structure and presentation are excellent too. The books are paperback sized but printed on good paper with a decent font. Each section is about four pages long and generally there are 2, 3 or 4 sections for each New Testament chapter. So if, like me, you like to read some of the Bible everyday for between 10 and 30 minutes - this is very useful companion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 27 Oct 2011
This book has been amazing. I've just finished the Ephesians section, reading one passage and it's corresponding comments each day. I have never been sad to finish a bible study before, but I've started reading it again because I really want to take it all in. It has been a pleasure to pick this book up every day.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Puffin
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Tom Wright's commentaries were recommended by our Rural Dean. I use these commentaries in my sermon research and they are very helpful. The biblical text has been translated from the original Greek into modern day English, understandable by most people. The commentary on each text uses modern examples of incidents, places, people that any of us might come across or experience, to help understanding. The book can be used in personal Bible study and quiet time and/or for group activity and/or help in preparing talks and sermons. I highly recommend Tom Wrights 'Everyone' commentaries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great series 7 Feb 2011
By espitt
As ever, a great book from a great series. Wright's books do what they say on the cover .....for everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than just Ephesians Paul's letters 2 Sep 2012
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Tom Wright explains yet again at ground level to understand the prison letters. Helpful tool to have for bible study in groups or individually.
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4.0 out of 5 stars St Paul made easy 25 Mar 2011
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Paul for Everyone is the book that my church recommended for reading during Lent. I have found it very useful and the interpretations are easy to follow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it. 26 Feb 2013
By Mr MI O
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This is a very readable and insightful commentary that will enable you to gain a great understanding of Paul's letters. A great little commentary.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesomeness 9 April 2014
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This is indeed Paul for everyone. A well written and easy to understand.
Every church must have a copy for each and every youth.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read
Little illustrations and also some practical working outs interspersed with some interpretation of the passage .... Read more
Published 3 months ago by kenneth revie
Another helpful commentary from the pen of a skilled theologian with an ability to speak plainly to the average reader.
Published 4 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Right Again
I enjoy this series of books so much, and this one doesn't disappoint. Full of informative historical facts and great anecdotes
Published 5 months ago by John Jacob
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Good book with lots of explanation and finding it a very informative read. Explains Pauls letters well. God Bless. Thanks.
Published 6 months ago by k b
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Published 7 months ago by snicka
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Very well written and accessible. Challenged me in my study and pointed out things that I hadn't considered before. Would probably be good for group bible studies too!
Published 8 months ago by Sophie Leng
4.0 out of 5 stars Always
This book is the latest of Tom Wright's New Testament commentaries that I have read and it is up to the standards of the other books in this fascinating series. Read more
Published 8 months ago by L. Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars As great as ever
We always find Tom Wright's commentaries helpful, informative and readable. They can be used for both private study and preparation for groups and talks.
Published 11 months ago by john19
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