Renowned scholar N. T. (Tom) Wright brings us the latest volumes in his acclaimed For Everyone series of New Testament commentaries: Acts, Parts One and Two. Part One covers chapters one through twelve, while Part Two covers chapters thirteen through twenty-eight. Each of these brief guides offers a short passage of text, in Wright’s own accessible translation, followed by a highly readable and thought-provoking discussion. Background information about the text, helpful explanations about its meanings, and thoughts as to how it can be relevant to our lives today are woven together seamlessly in Wright’s gracious and inviting style. A glossary is provided at the back of the books to provide further explanation of less-common words and phrases.
These books are useful for Christian education classes for both youth and adults, as preaching aids, in confirmation classes, and as daily devotions.
Praise for the For Everyone series:
“A rare event: a commentary that is learned without being stuffy, accessible without being reductionist. Tom Wright joins us in our homes and workplaces, our sanctuaries and classrooms, in genial, prayerful conversation over this text that forms our lives, the New Testament Scriptures.”
—Eugene Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, and author of The Message
“There is now an immense hunger in our society for the Bible. Many folk want access to it, without the usual shrill authoritarian trappings. These studies by Wright are exactly to the point . . . well grounded in scholarship, accessible, and intensely contemporary. The series is a most welcome one!”
—Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary
“Tom Wright is just about the most insightful and incendiary conversation partner for today’s preachers.”
—William H. Willimon, Bishop in the United Methodist Church and author of Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry
“No other commentary series comes even close.”
—The Christian Century
“Pastors, evangelists, and Sunday school teachers will love this.”