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Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship (original 1994; edition 1997)

by N. T. Wright

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The twelve exhilarating meditations in this volume explore what it truly means to follow Jesus today. Part One outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books--Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation. Part Two examines six key New Testament themes--resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life--and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.… (more)
Title:Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship
Authors:N. T. Wright
Info:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (1997), Paperback, 114 pages
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Tags:Religion, Christianity, Theology, Discipleship

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Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship by N. T. Wright (1994)



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  birdsnare | May 16, 2019 |
Featuring a brand-new cover design, this edition of N. T. Wright’s popular Following Jesus -- first published in 1995 -- includes a new preface in which Wright reflects on the book’s origin and significance for him personally and on its continued relevance to believers even though our global context has changed. Wright first outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books -- Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation -- looking in particular at their portrayal of Jesus and what he accomplished in his sacrificial death. In the second part of the book Wright takes six key New Testament themes — resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life in a new world — and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples. ( )
  TomCulbersonSr | Mar 7, 2017 |
Another excellent book by N.T. Wright. While this one was not mind-blowing, it was consistently good which is better than many books on discipleship. As other's have noted, it's broken out between chapters on different books on the Bible and then some more general questions on what following God implies.

This is an extremely readable book and I think could be eye-opening for the average church-goer who feels that the conveyed Christian hope isn't as appealing some would believe. This is not to say that the point is to "sign up" for that which is most alluring, but it is important to know in fact what you are "signing up" for. I am very thankful to Wright for opening my eyes on many levels and will consistently try and get my hands on anything and everything by him. ( )
  jd234512 | Jul 23, 2010 |
I bought this book from Amazon.com under the mistaken impression that it was published in 2009. There’s still nothing to indicate different on the website. Just to be clear, this collection of sermons which was loosely transformed into a book was first published in 1994. The Eerdmans paperback version selling on Amazon was printed in 2009.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the book. It’s divided into two sections. The first six sermons take one whole book of the Bible per message and speak about the main point the author is trying to get across. The messages are okay, but they’re nothing special.

The second six sermons really shine. They’re written on classic N. T. Wright themes: resurrection, mind, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life. These messages were filled with excitement and challenge. You can really tell which themes Wright was passionate about back at the genesis of his Christian Origins series.

Buy the book, but feel free to skim the first half! ( )
  StephenBarkley | Apr 6, 2010 |
This book has excellent insights into how to live the Christian life and how to be a disciple of Jesus. It also has excellent overviews of a handful of New Testament books. Finally, it's easily read and relatively short. ( )
  aevaughn | Feb 28, 2010 |
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I bought this one with my very own money – and it was money very well spent. Following Jesus was first published in 1994. It doesn’t offer hugely powerful new theology. Rather, it offers excellent, insightful introductions to several New Testament books and then takes on several topics essential to the Christian life. Good stuff.
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