Making use of his true 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 – in one case, through the rehabilitation of a runaway slave. Wright’s stimulating comments are combined with his own translation of the Bible text.
ABOUT THE SERIES: … for Everyone: A major new series of guides to the books of the New Testament. Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to furnish them with his own fresh translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readble discussion with background information. The series is suitable for personal or group use. The format makes it appropriate also for daily study.
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