Hebrews for Everyone

Hebrews for Everyone Writing in an approachable and anecdotal style Tom Wright helps us to find our way around the letter to the Hebrews one of the most challenging writings in the New Testament He acknowledges that peo

  • Title: Hebrews for Everyone
  • Author: Tom Wright N.T. Wright
  • ISBN: 9780664227937
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to find our way around the letter to the Hebrews, one of the most challenging writings in the New Testament He acknowledges that people often find it difficult, because some of the ideas it contains are strange to us Yet, like meeting a new friend, Wright helps us to find Hebrews full of interest and delWriting in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to find our way around the letter to the Hebrews, one of the most challenging writings in the New Testament He acknowledges that people often find it difficult, because some of the ideas it contains are strange to us Yet, like meeting a new friend, Wright helps us to find Hebrews full of interest and delight, with a powerful message that comes home to the church of today and tomorrow just as much as it did to the church of yesterday.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. Wright's usual method of always checking Old Testament quotations to bring in their wider context serves him particularly well with the book of Hebrews. But his translation does not quite come up to his usual standard, and fails to simplify its more complex language. And having come to the end, when I ask myself 'What do I know now about the letter that I did not before?', the answer is, 'Nothing specific'.

    2. As part of my daily devotional practice this year I have committed myself to using N.T. Wright's "Everyone" series. I have just completed his examination of the book of Hebrews, and, like everything Tom Wright seems to set pen to, this is yet another gem. Hebrews has long been regarded as a difficult book to interpret within the Christian community. Martin Luther thought it should be removed from the Canon!! I myself have rarely preaching upon it as my main text. Yet in the way few others can, W [...]

    3. Perhaps it's Hebrews. Perhaps it's Wright. Maybe it's me. I can't point it out, but this book did not jive well with me.My first hunch is that I just don't like Hebrews. To really get away with saying that, I need to sit down and read through Hebrews in one to four sessions, just to get the feel of it. Reading it broken up over five months with commentary between each chunk isn't quite enough of an experience to tell whether or not I actually like Hebrews. But I can say that I don't like reading [...]

    4. Like much of Mr. Wright's commentaries, this is a particularly good one that is both easy to read and insightful. And this is especially useful for the last long epistle prior to Revelations as there are some elements of the letter that are likely to confuse new believers and maybe a few older believers too. I have in mind here the part about the priest Melchizedek and how he fits into Jesus Christ's priesthood. Mr. Wright does a great job of navigating us through these passages and reminding us [...]

    5. Great study of HebrewsThis was a great book to help me really dive into the book of Hebrews. The glossary in the back was a great way to more fully understand terms that I thought I knew!

    6. Another great For Everyone NT commentary from Wright. Unlike other commentaries on Hebrews, this one does not spend much time on the debate about who the author might have been, Wright just jumps right into the text and how it would have read for the original audience. Like all the For Everyone series, Wright breaks down Hebrews pericope by pericope, provides his own translation of the text, and then breaks down the meaning for both the original audience and how that impacts believers now. Hebre [...]

    7. Notes more than a review I likely underrated the book, which is part of a series covering the whole New Testament I like N. T. Wright (Tom Wright for these volumes) very much. These books are a little thin due to being written for the widest possible audience. But they are good, and I enjoyed Wright's unique translation of Scripture. Other volumes I've read of those I own are Ephesians, Philippians and (I think) Luke and maybe John. All were good. I didn't agree with what seemed a soft hierarcha [...]

    8. I love N.T. (Tom) Wright's "for Everyone" series. For several years now I have been reading through the series and gaining new insights not only into the New Testament but into the Bible's meta-narratives as a whole. Wright has a special gift for explaining a passage through story and metaphor that really resonates with me and helps me to understand scripture in a whole new light, and Wright's own translation is very readable, as well. Although I am reviewing the Hebrews book, which was very enl [...]

    9. This is a clear, easy to read discussion of a complex and deep book of the Bible. Wright does a great job of explaining the background of the book, how it influenced the writing of the book and how that affects us today.Wright writes as a pastor explaining deep passages to his church, rather than a theologian debating the depths of theology. And while those theological depths inform his discussion, they don't overpower the goal of the commentary: explaining scripture in a way that can shape our [...]

    10. I do enjoy Tom Wright's commentaries.Hebrews has its own unique challenges for the reader and this commentary definitely assists in providing some general understanding of its key messages. I particularly appreciated Wright's emphasis on the new covenant established by Jesus being "better" in every way to the old covenant whilst not denying the latter's potency.I often read 2 commentaries simultaneously to gain richer insight and wish I had done so when reading Wright's. I would still recommend [...]

    11. The "For Everyone" NT commentary series by N.T. Wright is one of my favorites. Not only does he provide clear, concise exegesis of the text, but he provides helpful illustrations and application for each section. In fact, these sections are written like 10-15 minute sermons and are spiritually enriching to read. Many commentaries are extremely detailed and technical, and there is certainly a place and use for those. But this commentary series, and especially this volume on Hebrews, is worth read [...]

    12. Tom Wright has written an accessible commentary on the New Testament. Designed for lay readers this commentary is filled with personal stories and illustrations that bring home the message of each text examined. It does not go terribly deep in its exploration of Hebrews but it is a great introduction to a text that is way too often overlooked in the church today. I would definitely recommend this series for church Bible studies.

    13. I love these "For Everyone" commentaries! As an accomplished historian, Tom Wright gives highly informed commentary on the cultural context of the book of Hebrews, and his translation of the Greek is fresh and helps me grasp the original intent more deeply. As an experienced preacher he gives clear, challenging applications along the way. He manages to ben excellent scholar, readable author, and also devoted disciple of Jesus. I'm going to read this entire series!

    14. Another excellent little commentary by Wright. As with the rest of this series, the book is written in a way that doesn't feel much like a commentary. I used it as a daily devotional. But despite being an easy read, the book covers the big questions well. I came away with a much better sense of the overall argument of the book. Recommended.

    15. Continuing our way through the books in this series - Wright is excellent here again in this commentary, offering his translation and his own thoughts on the passage. He does not enter into controversy or answer every question in this slim book, instead he provides a clear and challenging message.

    16. This is a great introduction to reading Hebrews. It is accessible without being simple, and Wright avoids getting bogged down in complex arguments of interpretation. There is a lot more that could be said, but this is a great place to start.

    17. Every bit as good as his treatment of the Corinthian letters. Again, the illustrations from each section are wonderfully insightful and bring much clarity to an otherwise frightfully complicated (if not terribly offensive) book.

    18. This had taken me so long to read as I have been reading it alongside my fortnightly home group meetings.Wright does a great job of making a theologically deep text approachable without losing any meaning or being patronising .

    19. Tom Wright is not going to win any awards for his creativity with New Testament analysis, but really why would the man need to? With his solid anecdotal style he memorably illuminates passage after passage for readers. A quick, fun, and educational read. I'd really recommend it.

    20. I'm reading this again as we are studying Hebrews in our Sunday School class. I'm really enjoying Wright's insights into the text, especially his knowledge of the first century context, as well as his constant reminder that the focus is on Christ and that He is exalted above all else.

    21. Man, it took me far too long to finish this because it was excellent. So much to chew on in Hebrews, and this book is a great way to take it on. As always, I highly recommend his commentaries; that are concise yet in depth.

    22. Hit and miss. Some great illustrations and helpful points into the overall structure of the book but the format really limited certain of the better aspects.

    23. N.T. Wright has great thoughts/commentary on Hebrews. This book adds a lot to your study of Hebrews and helps with group discussion.

    24. I think that NT Wright is so accessible and easy to understand, especially in explaining complex theological thoughts.

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