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Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians (New Testament For Everyone #15)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  155 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Tom Wright's eye-opening comments on these letters are combined, passage-by-passage, with his fresh and inviting new translation of the Bible text. Making use of his true scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Wright captures the tension and excitement of the time as the letters seek to assert Paul's authority and his teaching against ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published March 22nd 2002)
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Радостин Марчев
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Прегледах единствено коментара върху галатяните. Кратко, но много точно и съдържателно разглеждане на основните идеи в книгата. Чудесно начално място за човек, който сега започва да изучава библията по-сериозно или дори за някой, който се подготвя за сериозно изучаване на книгата и желае преди да пристъпи към по-обемни и технически коментари да получи начална идея за основните идеи и деление на мисълта.
Rick Boyer
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. It's great for laypeople; I use it when teaching Bible studies. And it's also very useful as an easily understandable refresher guide for busy clergy. There's no one better than Dr. Wright!
Tim Baumgartner
Another awesome "devotional" book from N.T Wright I read this summer!
Matt Bianco
Jul 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology
This book has accessibility to commend it. It most definitely lives up to its name, Paul for Everyone. I read only the portion on Galatians, so that is all my review will entail. His commentary on Galatians is broken up into smaller portions of the text, in which he provides his own translation of the text, followed by a commentary on it. The commentary generally begins with a story and therefore comes across very pastoral. The translation he provides, is itself not the most accurate. But, Wrigh ...more
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christianity
This is a particularly difficult book to review because of how Mr. Wright chose to cover some of Paul's shorter epistles after 1 & 2 Corinthians. Instead of going through it linearly, that is between Galatians and Philemon one book at a time, Mr. Wright has grouped them chronologically based on when scholars believe they were written. And since Galatians and 1 & 2 Thessalonians are believed to be some of Paul's earliest letters they are grouped together accordingly, even though in the Ne ...more
Brad Belschner
Jul 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: misc-theology
Galatians contains some of the most controversial material for the "New Perspective on Paul" movement, so this book was especially good to read. I believe N.T. Wright explains the epistle well, though I'm still left scratching my head in a few places. I'll certainly be returning to this book in the future.

This commentary series, "The New Testament for Everyone", seems to be designed for devotions, and perhaps small study groups. The text is broken up into nice bite size chunks, with commentary
Evan Hays
May 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theology, devotional
I own all of the series that he has written so far, but have only read Mark before this. I am now going to keep reading them all continually. They are such a panacea for someone like me who has been to so many sunday school lessons, heard so many sermons, and even read the new testament several times over each. I need Wright's scholarship, always accessible and compelling, to move me forward in both my knowledge and love of the new testament. I know enough now to know how much I don't/can't get ...more
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've been continuing to use these commentaries as a form of daily devotional reading, and have not been disappointed or grown tired of them yet. This may be my favorite so far. Having done an in-depth group study on the book of Galatians over 15 years ago, I was so impressed with how (seemingly) effortlessly Wright works out the major themes of the epistle and follows the quirks of its argument. In fact, he rather easily solves some problems that I and my fellow students had wracked our brains o ...more
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entry-level commentary on Galatians and 1/2 Thessalonians.

Wright's commentary, as in all the "for everyone" series, remains excellent. He provides a understandable (if not quite British) translation of the text in sections, followed by some illustration and commentary for each section. The commentary demonstrates the major theme of each letter and concisely sets forth Paul's primary meaning in context to those to whom he is writing. Application is made when appropriate.

An excellent resource f
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a great experience reading N.T. Wright's teaching all the way through one of Paul's letters. While I have read many books of his I enjoyed the developing ideas around a single book of the Bible. Galatians is a wonderful letter, as are 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and I was encouraged and challenged while reading through this very accessible reader's commentary on the 3 letters. I'm looking forward to reading the other commentaries in the series.
John Barbour
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
N.T. Wright has provided a great gift to the church with these commentaries. I just got done using the Galatians one for my class on Galatians. The commentary is clear and easy to understand. Each section provides an illustration that helps elucidate the passage. I recommend this to be a major part of the curriculum in the churches.
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Yet another gem. Like all the other books in N.T. Wright's "Everyone" series, this volume takes a slow and steady look through the lessons of these letters, giving both historical context as well as contemporary application and illustration.

I use these "Everyone" books for a morning devotional. They are always enriching. I would highly recommend to any and all!
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
i would highly suggest N.T. Wright's complete series of "Paul for Everyone". He does a great job of unpacking the meaning of Scripture without becoming pedantic. His illustrations are great and the explanations are down-to-earth and understandable.
Douglas Hayes
Sep 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: bible-commentary
As with all of his books in the "For Everyone" series, it is written for the lay reader, although there are some gems to be found. While easily accessible to everyone, it is Wright through and through.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good commentary
Willie Krischke
I only read the Galatians half, as that is what I'm currently studying.
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