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Luke for Everyone (New Testament For Everyone #4)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  378 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Tom Wright's guide to Luke, which includes a wealth of information and background detail, provides real insights for our understanding of the story of Jesus and its implications for the reader. His clear style is accessible for new readers of the Bible, as well as to those who are further on. His exciting new translation of the biblical text brings to life, passage by pass ...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published January 19th 2001)
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Nov 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Well done, new translation and relevant commentary. Good insights to what Wright thought the text was actually about without descending into an esoteric discussion of sources and conflicting interpretations.

Some of his speculation is silly, but that would be true for most of us, and he suffers the extra burden of being an Anglican bishop. We should be thankful that it's so readable. And it is.
CJ Bowen
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent little overview of Luke's gospel, great for grasping the big picture in compelling short sections. Makes for a wonderful daily devotional in the mold of Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels.
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christianity
Thus far in my continuing read through Mr. Wright's popular commentaries on the New Testament, this is one of the longest and perhaps the most passionate. Mr. Wright notes how Luke had the chance to compile his Gospel by talking to eyewitnesses and bring in his own medical knowledge (Christian tradition says that Luke was a doctor) into the stories as Luke describes the hearings Jesus performed with a closer eye to detail than any of the other Gospel writers. In fact, that could be said of Luke' ...more
Rick Boyer
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an informative, user-friendly commentary, written in Tom Wright's usual clear and helpful style. It's not a technical or academic commentary, but resource that really is, as the title suggests, "for everyone." Laypeople will find it useful for it's easy-to-understand explanations of key terms and events within the gospel. Pastors and teachers will find it useful as a kind of "refresher course" on those same key terms and events; and also as a very good tool to use with church Bible studi ...more
Oct 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My wife has walked off with Wright's book on Luke. I will finish it soon enough, but she will enjoy it in the short term. You get Wright's translation of the passage from Luke and a short reflection on the meaning of the passage in a fairly homiletic fashion. He tells short stories about today and relates the immediate stories of Jesus to the larger story of the kingdom. It is not an attempt at a full commentary, but it is deep, while at the same time remaining brief and thus perfect for devotio ...more
Jon Beadle
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Easy and accessible. This is Wright using his mind as a pastor. Love!
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have read now most of the "everyone"series entries by N.T. Wright. And as I conclude this one, like all the others prior, I just keep asking myself, "How does he do it?" The profound insights of the text, and the accompanying challenges and encouragement to truly live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, permeate each page. I wish I had access to this work years ago when I was still active in parish ministry. You cannot finish reading a book like this and not see Christianity, and the pathway of daily ...more
Mark Lickliter
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bible-theology
Lovely, simple beautiful exposition of Luke, section by section. Began as a Lenten reading and now finally finished.
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I got this expecting it to be a lay-person's commentary, but found it to be more casual than that. The author comes from a different church tradition than I do, which is part of what drew me to it. I feel like I live in a Moody Bible Institute echo chamber sometimes with my Christian reading and it's nice to read something from a slightly different perspective.

The format for this is a chunk of scripture, followed by a conversational exposition of the passage. It takes a big-picture point of vie
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