Sunday 28 December 2008

Tom Wright on Surprised by Hope

Tom Wright, Surprised by Hope (London: SPCK, 2007), xiv + 338pp., ISBN 9780281056170, £12.99

[I was asked to write a 50-word note on Tom Wright’s book for the June 2008 edition of London Institute for Contemporary Christianity’s Highlights…]

An exploration of two questions: (1) what is the ultimate Christian hope? (2) what hope is there in the present? The two are connected, for hope is not simply about ‘life after death’ or ‘going to heaven’. It is for ‘God’s new creation’, already begun, which shapes the way we live now.

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