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The Back of the Book (from Amazon):  What am I here for? How should I behave? Tom Wright tackles this fundamental challenge for Christians with characteristic clarity and verve. Following on from his popular best-selling books Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope he sees the goal in terms of the whole new creation, with humans renewed to look after it. He explores the way to become fully human – and to discover an authenticity, and a conformity with God’s purposes, which is available no other way.

NotJustLaura’s Review:  Some books are popcorn.  Some books are steak.  This book was definitely on the chewy side but I feel a great sense of accomplishment in having finished it.  I think I even understood most of it so credit should certainly go to the author who has made theology, philosophy and ethics digestible.  In this book, Tom Wright looks at the practice of virtue from pagan times and through the Gospels and Saint Paul to the present day.  He explains his ideas clearly throughout the book with one concept building on another to form an argument in favour of virtue in today’s Church and examples of what that might look like.  Although this isn’t a book for the faint-hearted I think its message is well worth the effort needed to read it.


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