Your guide for today is..........Tom Wright...!!!,
This review is from: Matthew for Everyone - Part 1 Chapters 1-15: Pt. 1 (New Testament for Everyone) (Paperback)
I have spent a while looking for someone who/something that will metaphorically walk with me through the NT, pointing out and explaining all the 'places of historical interest' en route and Tom Wright is just the man.
I was given this book by my husband for Christmas this year along with The New Testament for Everyone. I am really enjoying reading it and finding a whole new level of understanding, enrichment and enlightenment at the same time. It is a huge improvement on attempting [and usually failing] to follow a 'read the bible in a year' reading plan which tends to find me going through the motions after a few days and absorbing very little of what I've read.
'Matthew for Everyone' is a stand-alone text as each study includes Tom Wright's own translation of the passage of scripture being focussed on. This is true for all the 'for Everyone' books. It could easily be used for daily readings as each study is a perfect length for that. I have to say that often I read one and then can't put it down so end up devouring two of three studies per day...
TW asks questions [usually towards the end of each study] that are thought provoking and relevant. I also like the fact that TW doesn't assume that we're all great academics or theologians. These really are books 'for Everyone'.