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Caught up in the clouds,
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This review is from: Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians (New Testament for Everyone) (Paperback)
I am finding Tom Wright's New Testament commentaries to be very interesting and informative as I strive to make sense of the Bible. Tom Wright seems to know the Bible inside out and he has clearly been able to make sense of it all. I struggled with the famous passage in 1 Thessalonians which purportedly describes the "rapture" where living Christians get caught up in the clouds to go to meet the Lord in the air . Wright helped me to make some sense out of this strange verse without having to subscribe to a somewhat foolish literal interpretation of it. Likewise the passage in 2 Thessalonians about the restrainer of the man of lawlessness, which Wright firmly believes refers to events that took place in the 1st Century AD. It's all absorbing stuff and like the rest of the books in this series it is intelligent and fascinating. I'm impressed with the never ending number of anecdotes that the author can produce to illustrate his commentaries. He's had a full life !