Acts for Everyone, Part Two: Chapters 13-28

Acts for Everyone Part Two Chapters Writing in an accessable and anecdotal style Tom Wright helps us to approach the rich and many sided story of the book of Acts Wright shows how the book builds on Luke s Gospel laying out the contin

  • Title: Acts for Everyone, Part Two: Chapters 13-28
  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • ISBN: 9780664227968
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Writing in an accessable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to approach the rich and many sided story of the book of Acts Wright shows how the book builds on Luke s Gospel, laying out the continuing work and teaching of the now risen and ascended Jesus in the power of the Spirit His writing captures the vivid way in which Luke s work draws us all into he story, whiWriting in an accessable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to approach the rich and many sided story of the book of Acts Wright shows how the book builds on Luke s Gospel, laying out the continuing work and teaching of the now risen and ascended Jesus in the power of the Spirit His writing captures the vivid way in which Luke s work draws us all into he story, while leaving the ending open and challenging, inviting Christians today to pick up and carry on the story as we in turn live our lives in the service of Jesus.Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament and to include in them his own translation of the entire text Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today A glossary is included at the back of the book The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.

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    1. As I have written on every other review of a book in the Everyone series of N.T. Wright, this volume is once again superb! With the start of the new year and season Epiphany, I thought it a good connection to read Wright's comments about Acts and the birth/explosion of the new community of faith as the Light went out to all the world. Wright has the ability to glean deep insights and truth about the text, due to his profound theological and historical insight, yet convey it in a very straightfor [...]

    2. As I mentioned in my review of the first part of N.T. Wright's commentary on the book of Acts, which covered chapters 1-12, Mr. Wright's individual commentaries have lengthened and become more impassioned. This is especially true of this commentary, which covers chapters 13-28 of the book of Acts. As the first 12 chapters centered mostly around the apostle Peter, the second half of Acts and this commentary center around the apostle Paul, his three missionary trips throughout Asia Minor (modern d [...]

    3. I was somewhat disappointed by Luke for Everyone as I mentioned when I reviewed it. But somehow, in this sequel, Wright manages to sustain the incredible momentum and sense of unfolding excitement of the original.Moreover, he makes it spectacularly clear. The Book of Acts is often quite confusing to amateur readers, trying to work out where everything is going on, trying to harmonize the history of this with the often unhelpful statements in Paul's letters, and also trying to reconcile the two c [...]

    4. N.T. Wright's easily accessible contextual commentary on Acts 13-28.The book continues the themes of the volume on Acts 1-12, but now focuses, as the book of Acts does, on Paul and his promotion of the Gospel. Wright does well in exploring how many of the themes of Paul's theology as expressed in his letters are found in his speeches in Acts as well, but he also remains sensitive to how Luke is writing the whole narrative and how it ties in with what has been said in the Gospel of Luke as well a [...]

    5. I enjoyed part 2 of Acts for Everyone even more than I enjoyed Part 1! There are so many times in Acts when Paul retells his story and explains how he came to follow Jesus. When I read them before, I would kind of skim them thinking, "yeah, we already know this and why is Luke using up valuable paper space telling that story again?" But now, with Wrights explanations, I can see how each telling is uniquely designed for the setting and that Paul is saying over and over that he is not breaking fro [...]

    6. Wright walks readers through the second half of the book of Acts, pericope by pericope, with his own translation of the passage, anecdotal stories, historical insights, and modern applications.Once again I found myself learning and seeing new things with Wright's help in a book I have read countless times. The maps throughout are very helpful in getting a better grasp on things going on. The sections are all very readable, but also extremely informative and insightful. Wright has a gift in takin [...]

    7. Wright on PaulWright is one of the monumental Pauline scholars of our day. Yet he takes Paul's life as recorded in the book of Acts and makes him understandable to everyone, as always living up to the name of the series. Wright brings the first century to life, with its political and religious factions and intrigues, creating a context for the drama that unfolds. This book should be your companion as you read through the book of Acts.

    8. Full of the stuff Wright does best - tracing the big picture storyline of the kingdom of God in inspiring sermons. Would be excellent to use devotionally. I found regular help in Wright's emphases, and was frequently moved by his passionate joy as he charted the spreading of the kingdom news to the end of the earth.

    9. This was an excellent commentary to use as I journeyed through the Book of Acts. Wright does a great job at helping me understand the scripture better. I read Part 1 and loved it, Part 2 was equally as helpful. Thank you N.T. Wright for writing these books.

    10. After reading these two books on Acts, I have purchased several more in this series. These are great for laity like myself who want a self-directed Bible study. Great series!

    11. This is a great commentary for the average reader. It was very helpful for writing sermons most of the time. There were very few times when I came away with nothing useful for my preaching.

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