Acts for Everyone, Part One: Chapters 1-12

Acts for Everyone Part One 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 One: Chapters 1-12
  • Author: N.T. Wright
  • ISBN: 9780664227951
  • Page: 208
  • 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. Tom Wright neemt me mee in de eerste helft van het boek Handelingen. Met humor en een persoonlijke noot plaatst hij het boek handelingen inde context van het Oude Testament, de 1e eeuw na Christus en het heden van de kerk. Wright laat zien dat het in de Bijbel en dus ook het boek Handelingen gaat over God die door zijn zoon Jezus zijn redddingsplan voor de mensheid uitvoert.

    2. Like the rest of the series, Acts for Everyone, Part 1 breaks down the Scripture being studied section by section. Starts off with Wright's translation of the passage into easily understood modern English. Then he tells a story that helps bring out one of the points of the passage, throws in any necessary historical, political or geographic background (there are nice maps of the ancient world throughout). And concludes with the main point of the passage for the original readers and application f [...]

    3. Only read parts of the commentary as I used it as a study help for a Bible study on Acts 1-12. I don't think I will purchase the 2nd book Wright wrote for the last half of Acts as the first one was not as helpful as I had hoped. It is best suited for someone who wants a casual overview of the book, not in-depth commentary verse by verse.

    4. It always impresses me when acclaimed scholars can write in ways that non-academics can utilize and appreciate. N.T. Wright seems to be one of those scholars who can do just that. I don't exactly know how you'd classify this book. It's kind of like a commentary, but not really. It's a walk through the book of Acts that everyone can appreciate. The book is set-up one section of Acts at a time. Wright presents the text that he'll be working with and then presents almost a mini-sermon on it. He sta [...]

    5. This was read off and on over a series of small group gatherings so the continuity of it kind of got away from me. As such it feels more like a 4 but if I think on it enough it’s perhaps a 5. I really like this series from Wright.

    6. Great book on ActsExcellent book that explains and gives great insight into understanding the book of Acts. N T Wright is a blessing to all of us who love the Lord.

    7. Moving along in N.T. Wright's popular commentary series on the New Testament, we've finally come out of the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and into the book of Acts, the biblical history of the early Church following Christ's ascension. This book covers the first 12 chapters of Acts, which goes from Christ's ascension to the death of Herod Agrippa I, with the day of Pentecost, the tale of Stephen, the Church's first martyr, and the dramatic conversion of Saul of Tarsus [...]

    8. What I LikedI tremendously appreciate that a scholar like N.T. Wright can simplify Biblical doctrine for the non-seminary-trained Bible scholar who wants to learn more. I also appreciate the questions contained here. As someone who co-leads a Bible study, it's helpful to have some pre-written discussion questions to start off my own questions. What I Didn't Like The personal stories by Wright are dated. Sometimes they apply well to the text - other times I would really, really like to get down t [...]

    9. Wright relates the new church back to the teachings of Jesus and the storyline of the OT. The format here is the same as for all these NT commentary books, Wright's translation of a passage, an introductory illustration from modern life, and then an always too brief, but excellent exposition of the passage. The explication was longer here than for other books in the series, perhaps why Acts is in two volumes, and its feels leisurely and thoughtful as Wright relates the message of the Gospel, the [...]

    10. This is the first one of N.T Wright's "for Everyone" series of commentaries that I have read. And I will definitely be collecting more of the series. This one covers the first half of the book of Acts -- through the end of chapter 12. Wright adds exceptional insight to the reading of these chapters and I highly recommend this book.

    11. I enjoyed this book of Wright's much more than I did some of his other commentaries. He has some interesting insights on Paul and his missionary journeys. I read this commentary while studying the book of Acts in a Bible study. His topics of discussion were absolutely relevant and clear and stimulated further discussion within our group.

    12. Very helpful intro to Acts for those who would never pick up a "commentary". Occasionally, the sermonic intros crowd out comments that should have been made on the text. There are many gold nuggets scattered throughout, but the main value is the big picture of the big story of the spread of the gospel. The brief Glossary at the end of the book is a gem, as well.

    13. A (slightly) fuller review will follow on part 2. For the moment, though, I'll just note that Wright manages to get an incredible amount of theological depth into remarkably little space. The cut-off point between the 2 parts is the escape of Peter from prison and the death of Herod Agrippa I. The second part will then cover most of Paul's ministry.

    14. NT Wright has a remarkable gift making scholarly information accessible. This commentary is helpful simply as an explanation of the Book of Acts, but it's also helpful as an example of how to teach clear and lively. Wright crushes the cardinal sin of making the Bible boring.

    15. A review of any volume in this series can read the same. Tom Wright lives up to the title. It is accessible to anyone. It is well-balanced between instruction about the text and application from it. I recommend this volume, like every volume, to everyone.

    16. I am using this two volume commentary on Acts to prep for a Bible study I am leading. I find the New Testament for Everyone series to be scholarly yet accessible to lay people. Great tool for churches and pastors.

    17. Any of N.T. Wrights books in the "for everyone" series are quick and easy reads that will help you get your head around the biblical theology of the book before you teach from it. I like to read them before writing children's curriculum.

    18. I love these commentaries by N. T. Wright, which I've been using in my daily devotions. I especially enjoyed the two books on Acts, which helped me see much more than I'd ever noticed before. Great stuff!

    19. I love how Wright writes (hehe)! He makes it simple enough for non-theologians to understand, yet takes the reader on a deep and substantial step-by-step journey through Acts. A great book. Now on to the second one.

    20. 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'm going to use Part 2 as well.

    21. This was an excellent book! I think I'd actually give it a 4 1/2 if I could. I'm looking forward to reading about the last half of the book of Acts.

    22. If you are ever going to read the New Testament do it like this. N.T.Wright is amazing. This is my 2nd time through with these books

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