Paul for Everyone the Prison Letters Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon

Paul for Everyone the Prison Letters Ephesians Philippians Colossians and Philemon Making use of his scholar s understanding yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style Tom Wright captures the verve and sparkle of these letters Paul wrote the letters while in prison facing

  • Title: Paul for Everyone the Prison Letters Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon
  • Author: Tom Wright N.T. Wright
  • ISBN: 9780664227883
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Making use of his scholar s understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright captures the verve and sparkle of these letters Paul wrote the letters while in prison facing possible death, but their passion and energy are undimmed They reveal Paul s longing to see young churches grow in faith and understanding, rooted in Jesus himself, and to sMaking use of his scholar s understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright captures the verve and sparkle of these letters Paul wrote the letters while in prison facing possible death, but their passion and energy are undimmed They reveal Paul s longing to see young churches grow in faith and understanding, rooted in Jesus himself, and to see this faith worked out in practice Wright s stimulating comments are combined with his own fresh and inviting translation of the text.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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    Paul for Everyone the Prison Letters Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon Comment

    1. As I began Wright on Paul s prison epistles I feared this setup Wright s translation, followed by brief devotional commentary introduced by a contemporary story would not be as effective for the dense writing of Paul as for the narrative driven Luke having read Luke for Everyone last year But that wore off as I got into the three epistles covered here I think I know them well, but Wright knows them better, and he provides keen insights for such brief comments.


    2. As usual, N T Wright s commentary is very helpful I have just finished leading an evening Bible study group through Philippians, using this volume by Wright as my primary resource His insights about the culture of Paul s time, and details about Paul s particular situation as he wrote Philippians, are excellent, and very appropriate for the group I was leading that is, not so academic that it s beyond the reach of people seeking practical assistance in understanding the text itself.I m grateful f [...]


    3. Yet another excellent NT Wright for everyone book I am starting his Hebrews next, and have the last few of the series on my wishlist for this Christmas since they are coming out this fall.I especially appreciated how he highlighted Paul s theme of unity in Phillipians and how he highlighted Paul s emphasis on the oneness of the Trinity in Colossians.Thinking back, the Colossians stuff blew my mind Sometimes I fall into the wrong thinking that the Trinity was something not clearly formulated unti [...]



    4. This is a great book that helps interpret Paul s messages in his prison letters I used this as a reference and for additional information to share with my weekly Bible study group We chose to really slow it down while studying Ephesians and to delve into the deep meanings supplied I would recommend this to anyone who wants depth of understanding and how you can apply it to your life as a follower of Christ.


    5. This is one of the author s New Testament for Everyone series They are great for individual study or for use in a group study Designed for the general reader, Wright provides his own translation of the original Greek text of each letter, along with commentary concerning historical detail, what Paul was saying in light of the Jewish background, and how we should understand it for ourselves today.



    6. This is another solid commentary from biblical scholar N.T Wright that is useful for believers at any level from the newly saved to the veteran saint This is also the second of three grouped commentaries, this one dealing with the Prison epistles, the letters Paul wrote when he was imprisoned Paul makes mention of this in his epistles, but Mr Wright s gift is to bring out Paul s dedication to the Word even while in chains and his near desperation to see that certain churches are on a sound footi [...]


    7. Wright s for Everyone commentaries are great resources for bridging the gap between the text and the contemporary Western context As a commentary, it falls a little flat It is oscillates between being insightful and aggravatingly overly simple But it is N.T Wright, so most of the substance is brilliant, even if he doesn t have his scholar hat on for it He draws out the meaning of the text through personal anecdotes You get the sense here of how he might preach these texts to a church In the end, [...]


    8. I picked this up from the church library a few days before leading a Bible study on Philemon I respect NT Wright s scholarship greatly, so I thought this volume of the PfE NTfE series would offer a safety rail to keep my reading of Philemon from rolling into the gutter of bad scholarship.PfE does provide a bit of a scholarly safety rail, though you wouldn t know the depth of Wright s scholarship from a quick read PfE reads almost like a devotional commentary, with plenty of introductory illustra [...]


    9. Another great commentary from NT Wright True to the rest of the NT For Everyone books I ve read, he provides a readable commentary of these books, breaking it down pericope by pericope with his own translation of the text followed by a story to make aspects of the text relatable to modern readers followed by any historical background needed though this is usually brief , and application for today I continue to appreciate this series for the way it brings out depth and greater understanding for [...]


    10. I ve been using this for my daily Bible reading Wright brings alive a lot of the history and context that surrounds these letters The 3 sections on Philemon at the end were particularly good.The only downside is that I d often be hard pressed to remember what I had read but perhaps that was because I would often read it at night time when my brain was fairly dead since I ve started getting up early and reading in the morning, that hasn t been as much of a problem.


    11. I ve read the part of this commentary on the book of Ephesians and it s very nice I like this series by N.T Wright because it s very readable and a nice overview I would not recommend these commentaries if you are really wanting to study the book at hand, but if you want to supplement your other information on the book or if you re just taking a first step toward learning about the scriptures then this is a good commentary and series to consider.


    12. I am going to lead a class on Phillippians at my church in February Fun with Philippians in February N T Wright will help me do this with this book and the study guide by the same author Bishop.



    13. Refreshing take on the prison letters Wright translates from the Greek in plain American English so as to make it as understandable as possible.



    14. Very good treatment of the texts Excellent way to bring out the larger themes of Paul Used some insights here in a class on Philippians to good effect.



    15. What can you say about N.T Wright s Paul for Everyone It s another solid, practical, easy to read, easy to understand exposition of the Scriptures.






    16. I highly recommend this as a devotional A great blend of depth and accessibility, from the best NT scholar I ve encountered.


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