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Author: Tom Wright
ISBN: 0281060738
Language: English
Pages: 96 pages
Category: Christian Living
Publisher: SPCK Publishing (May 23, 2008)
Rating: 4.9
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By looking in detail at the Lord's Prayer and its background, Tom Wright offers a really fresh and helpful way of looking at Jesus.

By looking in detail at the Lord's Prayer and its background, Tom Wright offers a really fresh and helpful way of looking at Jesus. Phrase by phrase, he demonstrates how understanding the prayer in its original setting can be the starting point for a rekindling of Christian spirituality and the life of prayer. This small masterpiece of a book contains a great deal to stimulate and refresh both the mind and the heart – and to show that, properly understood, they belong together. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Wright' short book breaks the Lord's prayer down into the significant clauses which is not a new tactic but he never fails to find surprising insight and application in a well-worn text: Some of the quotes may require context.

Booklist "Wright parses in six parts to demonstrate that it contains the essence of Christian .

Booklist "Wright parses in six parts to demonstrate that it contains the essence of Christian teaching. Absorbing and inspiring. Christianity Today "Wright combines a sharp homiletical style with his rich background as a New Testament scholar. The Lord and His Prayer is a helpful book for the devotional life of beginning prayers as well as for more mature Christians. Christian Library Journal "Fresh insight into the multiple meanings of the Lord's Prayer. Worth reading slowly and pondering.

By looking in detail at the Lord's Prayer and its background, Tom Wright offers a really . This small masterpiece of a book contains a great deal to stimulate and refresh both the mind and the heart - and to show that, properly understood, they belong together.

By looking in detail at the Lord's Prayer and its background, Tom Wright offers a really fresh and helpful way of lookin.

Taking the Lord's Prayer clause by clause, Wright locates this prayer within the historical life and work of Jesus and allows the prayer's devotional application to grow out of its historical context. The Lord and His Prayer will stimulate and refresh the heart and mind of any reader. By reflecting on the Lord's Prayer in its original setting, . Wright offers a fresh understanding of Christian spirituality and the life of prayer.

Wright locates the Lord's Prayer, clause by clause, within the historical life and work of Jesus and allows the prayer's .

Wright locates the Lord's Prayer, clause by clause, within the historical life and work of Jesus and allows the prayer's devotional application to grow out of its historical context. The result is a fresh understanding of Christian spirituality and the life of prayer. This deeply devotional book will refresh and stimulate the heart and mind of any reader. Study groups and personal reflection will both be enriched by this work.

In this book, the author discusses the Lord's Prayer phrase by phrase. Nicholas Tom Wright, commonly known as N. T. Wright or Tom Wright, is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Andrews University. Previously, he was the bishop of Durham. He shows how understanding the prayer in its original setting can be the starting point to rekindle spirituality and a life of prayer. Well worth the money. com User, December 29, 2006. This little book is well worth the money. Wright has brought out the Lord's prayer and put it both in its original context and has shown its application for today. The already/not yet aspect of praying for the Kindom to come.

Rich devotional reflections on the Lord's Prayer from an esteemed biblical scholar. In The Lord and His Prayer, a series of pastoral reflections, N. Wright explores how the Lord's Prayer sums up Jesus' own agenda within his first-century setting. Taking the Lord's Prayer clause by clause, Wright locates this prayer within the historical life and work of Jesus and allows the prayer's devotional application to grow out of its historical context. He demonstrates how grasping the Lord's Prayer in its original setting can be the starting point for.

The Lord and His Prayer.

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By looking in detail at the Lord's Prayer and its background, Tom Wright offers a really fresh and helpful way of looking at Jesus. Phrase by phrase, he demonstrates how understanding the prayer in its original setting can be the starting point for a rekindling of Christian spirituality and the life of prayer.
Comments (7)
Bine
Jesus introduced "The Lord's Prayer" in teaching his disciples to pray. He said to them, "Pray, then, like this..." He commands us to pray the Lord's Prayer and to pray following its pattern. N.T. Wright elaborates on the pattern and words of The Lord's Prayer and instructs readers in how to pray as Jesus taught. As in many of his books, Wright colorfully and winsomely teaches about the kingdom of God and Jesus the King.

For Wright, The Lord's Prayer is an invitation into the Fatherhood of God and to live in the kingdom of heaven that we pray comes to earth. The prayer reveals the Lord and his will for our lives. He writes, "Jesus' message summons us to focus our thoughts on the coming Kingdom of God." Wright does not teach the prayer rigidly but he expounds on several ways to incorporate it into our devotional lives. This book is not an exhaustive look at the prayer. It is more of a hospitable welcoming introduction to it.

Wright asserts that "Our task is to grow up into the Our Father, to dare to impersonate our older brother, seeking daily bread and daily forgiveness as we do so." We are to follow the examples of the apostles who continued praying and living the Lord's Prayer. I think readers will be encouraged to do so and to continue to study and reflect on the prayer and what each phrase signifies.

In a time when fewer and fewer churches are corporately praying the Lord's Prayer, this is a helpful book to spark a resurgence in obeying Jesus by praying the prayer he taught us. This is a great book for small groups to discuss. Wright doesn't say all that could be said about the Prayer but what he says he says well.
adventure time
As Jesus taught His disciples - and we must never forget WE are also His disciples, so we must continue to pray "without ceasing." For those who were brought up in, or adopted, a tradition of saying the prayer frequently, the danger becomes that the prayer becomes rote, just something we say... N.T. Wright helps us explain why it is much more than that, that there is much more meaning than meets the eye. His explanation is theologically sound, but is written for those of us who are not theologians. I recommend this book highly and encourage us to stop and think about it when we say the Lord's Prayer, the things Jesus commands us to be thankful, praiseful of, and grateful for.
Kegal
This is Wright at his most lay-person friendly form. I've used this twice for Lenten study groups and it never fails to stretch people. The chapters are somewhat uneven, ranging from brilliant (chapter four) to very hard to follow (chapter three). If you're looking for a good general introductioin to Wright for lay people, this is a great book to use.
MisterQweene
Beautifully written. Easy to comprehend. Lovingly done by an Anglican priest who is an authority on Saint Paul. The book is segmented in such a way that one can read a chapter and leave with an insight to ponder. I am Orthodox yet this author was recommended to me by a seminarian at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary (Brookline, MA). The author's respect and love for the apostle is evident in his writing and the insights do the heart good.
Nightscar
An incredible read and has given me a greater insight into what the Lord was actually saying in his final prayer! Very well written and I have told everyone that I know about this book and the affect on my life!
Mora
Masterful and insightful. While Wright is a scholar, he is able in this book to bridge the gap with ordinary, simple Christians,mans opens up the Lords Prayer to our understanding. The most common phrases I used while reading this book were: "I never knew that", "of course, I see that now", and "Lord, thank you."
Zulkigis
This book has had a profound impact on my prayer life and understanding of prayer. I have an academic background in theology and biblical studies, but my experience with and attitude towards prayer has always been deficient. Faith for me was overly intellectual, not personal. Troubling events in life have driven me to take prayer seriously and make it meaningful. This book helped make that happen.

This is a challenging book written in graceful prose. He digs deeper into faith, prayer, and the Kingdom, than our conventional teachings have offered. After I finished reading this book, I immediately turned to the first page and read it again, taking notes. I expect to be reading it again soon.
This little book is well worth the money. Wright has brought out the Lord's prayer and put it both in its original context and has shown its application for today. The already/not yet aspect of praying for the Kindom to come. Wright correctly states that the Kindom is the rule of God that has come about in Jesus and that will be consumated at his coming. Every aspect of this prayer has powerful meaning for us today and Wright in no way trivializes the prayer into some nebulous Kingdom idea. I highly recommend this book for every Christian.