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The mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative Hardcover – 17 Nov 2006

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  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: IVP (17 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844741524
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844741526
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 4.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Chris Wright, known for many important studies in Old Testament ethics and theology, has again written a book that deserves wide circulation. At a time when many biblical scholars continue to emphasize the minutiae of diverse traditions, and at a time when the missionary task of the church is either questioned by postmodern critics or diminished by pragmatic pundits, Wright's new book is a reminder of the unity of Scripture, the importance of sound hermeneutics and exegesis, and the fundamental significance of the missionary calling of the church. Wright demonstrates with consistent and passionate argumentation that the missionary mandate of the church does not simply rest on the great commission in Matthew 28, but that the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is the result of the very nature of God and of God's people. This book should be a required text for theologians and exegetes, pastors and students, missionaries and Christians in general."--Eckhard J. Schnabel, author of Early Christian Mission and professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Ground-breaking, comprehensive new study, showing how a
theology of the mission of God provides a framework within which to read
the whole Bible.
Pays more attention to the Old Testament roots of mission than most other
books.
Three major focal points: God, Israel, the world; themes followed into the
New Testament.
Accessible to non-specialists.
A companion to the author's 'Old Testament Ethics for the People of God'.

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This is certainly the most impressive book on Mission to be published since Bosch's 'Transforming Mission' and will surely be Dr Wright's 'Magnum Opus.' This outstanding tome entitled `The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative' contains 581 closely reasoned pages and maintains that equally, the `proper way for disciples of the crucified and risen Jesus to read their Scriptures , is (both) messianically and missionally. ( p.30)

It should be noted that most books on Mission fail to provide an adequate O.T. basis for mission. David Bosch for example in his excellent book `Transforming Mission' gives us little if any. In this book however, Wright ( also a noted OT scholar as well as Missiologist) goes a long way to rectify this imbalance.

'The Mission of God' is not a light read but should be of great interest to all missionaries and Pastors as well as to theology and Bible students. Chris Wright has also designated that the royalties from this book will go to the to worthy charity Langham Literature.

John Goldingay, the author of Old Testament Theology, and professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary writes of it:
"This marvelous book is all I hoped and expected, and more. . . .We are so fortunate to have the mature fruit of a lifetime's reflection on the missional nature of the Bible by this outstanding teacher, scholar and missionary theologian."

If you want an outstanding book on Mission which will be around for years to come: This is it!
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This is a magnificent book. It takes time to read but is worth it. Savour every page and in so doing your view of Mission, your view of God, your view of His plan for your life and for His Church will broaden and deepen. Well-researched with a staggering bibliography The Mission of God is a must read for any Bible student.
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What a wonderful idea--to go beyond the typical evangelical scope of the purposes of God, and paint a vision of redemption which reaches from Genesis to Revelation and includes the whole of creation. I have so often felt that preachers focus too much on individual salvation. Wright shows how God's perspective goes far beyond that. It is written in the whole of the Bible--start to finish--and covers all of life. It is the Bible, the life God has for us all, which is the Gospel. Included as well is a chapter on the redemption of the earth which includes a challenge to "value what God values" and see how the earth is not just here for us to use, but is a vital part of God's plan.
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In years to come this book will be regarded as a seminal study on Biblical theology. Mission really is the key to unlock the Bible's grand narrative - God's mission in Jesus Christ.
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An excellent resource for the student and an amazing book if you want to understand how the Bible reflects the mission of God. Written in a style that makes it easy to read and digest.
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I recommend this book to all who need an overview over the Bible and in particular the significance of Old Testament for our understanding of the Gospel.
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