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In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, top-selling author and Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die and shows how most Christians get it wrong. We do not “go to” heaven; we are resurrected and heaven comes down to earth--a difference that makes all of the difference to how we live on earth. Following N.T. Wright’s resonant exploration of a life of faith in Simply Christian, the award-winning author whom Newsweek calls “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” takes on one of life’s most controversial topics, a matter of life, death, spirituality, and survival for everyone living in the world today. 

Religion & Spirituality
May 5

Customer Reviews

Jcrabb ,

Well-Thought Book on Heaven

This book does a good job of providing a Biblical understanding of the life after death, especially for western readers who have lost perspective on some of these points. The best part of the book is the application of heaven theology to our current lives. It is the first time that I have read this particular take, but it is well thought out, encouraging, and challenging.

Beetle Bug Reader ,

Reading Surprised Hope

I thoughtfully read the first three chapters and then jumped around reading all or some of the other chapters. This is my first read of N.T. Wright. He seems to be sincere in his belief and I connected with a few of his points made. I just couldn’t connect with his writings like I’ve connected with other author’s writings. I’m sure there are a lot of people who do love his writings. Different perspectives are always interesting.

dpetrie ,

A reason to live

I found Wright’s examination of the meaning of the resurrection and what it means to be truly refreshing. It brings purpose to the Church and living in this world as opposed to the escapist theology that encompasses the majority of American churches.

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