Hebrews for Everyone (New Testament for Everyone) Paperback – 24 Oct 2003
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"No other commentary series comes even close." --The Christian Century
"Readers who have been frustrated by the lack of accessible biblical commentaries for laypersons will welcome the series." --Publishers Weekly
"Well grounded in scholarship, accessible, and intensely contemporary. The series is a most welcome one!" --Walter Brueggemann, Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Wright has accomplished a feat in this series. All the time, I tell Bible readers, 'Begin here!'" --Scot McKnight, North Park University --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
Written in bite size chunks too, it can readily be used for daily reading.
Makes the message of Hebrews crystal clear.
An enjoyable read
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of the ‘For Everyone’ series, they are commentaries on the bible. Tom Wright has written all of the New Testament commentaries whilst John Goldingay is making good progress with the Old Testament. In addition to providing commentary, Wright also gives his own translation of the book of Hebrews. The intention is to make it as accessible as possible. So while he discusses issues of great depth, he doesn’t go into all the depth that he could.
The format is such that you get a section of the text (say, 6-15 verses) followed by Wright’s take on it. Sometimes that interpretation begins with a radically left turn. We get little windows into Wright’s world, whether it be his family or professional life. But these are the mark of a preacher who wishes to relate to his audience an exposition of scripture that is firmly rooted in the life and world that people can relate to. Of course, this may be limited to 21st century British christians, but that happens to be a demographic into which I fit.
The overarching theme that Wright brings forth throughout the book is the idea of “better”. This is something that is prevalent throughout the book, and is by no means a unique insight that Wright brings. What he does bring is a gentle insight into the Jewish background against which Hebrews was written. For it was to a primarily Jewish-Christian audience. This was a somewhat more thorough approach than that adopted by my church, which began a series on Hebrews shortly after I finished this book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Simply the best book on Hebrews I have ever read. Tom Wright makes New Testament writing relevant to living in today's worldPublished 16 months ago by C M Key
Very helpful and down to earth. Thought provoking yet easy to read.Published 18 months ago by Miss J Denyer
I fine it helpful with my bible studies as when I started and few weeks ago I can now keep up with the others.Published on 29 Mar. 2014 by Kevin John Parry
A good resource for preparing a talk series or small group discussion. Would also be suitable for personal study/devotion. Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2014 by Matt Gould
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this commentary on Hebrews. As someone fairly new to bible commentaries as a whole I found it extremely accessible, yet able to unpack some of the... Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2014 by Paul
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