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After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters

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In the tradition of his award-winning Surprised by Hope, Bishop N.T. Wright once again topples the accepted wisdom about what we think the Bible teaches. In After You Believe, he takes on the neglected question of How shall we live? Wright argues that people are so preoccupied about who gets into heaven that they forget not only that much of the New Testament is about the here and now, but also that even the passages about heaven are there to help us know how we act “here and now.” In fact, unless the we understand that much of the New Testament focuses on what kind of character we should strive for, we are doomed to get trapped in the law versus grace paradox that the church has been stuck in for centuries. By disclosing the Christian virtues that are the goals of the Christian life, Wright helps readers find new purpose and clarity for our lives today. Once again Wright takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through key biblical passages that promises radically to alter the work of the church and the direction of our lives.

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  • Contributor(s)N. T. Wright
  • About the Contributor(s) N. T. WrightN. T. Wright is the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews... N. T. Wright

    N. T. Wright is the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the award-winning author of many books, including After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the series Christian Origins and the Question of God.


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  • ISBN-139780061730542
  • Publish Date03/13/2012
  • PublisherHarperOne
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)0.53 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)33.86 lb
  • Dimensions 8.0(h) x 5.31(w) x 0.75(d) inches
  • Pages320
  • Price $11.19