Review: Surprised By Hope

Wright’s Surprised by Hope is a book that looks at the present church’s conception about heaven and questions its validity. What he really shows is that our perception of the hereafter is really the informer of who we are and what we do in our present state. What do we think Jesus meant when he said “paradise”, and how does his return figure into our present work, or even what it means to be called a Christian. These are things that perhaps the church has taken for granted for a bit now, and has been mroe informed by Platonic philosophy than by Scripture. Amazing insight, and tough scholarship follows as he asks us to consider what being “saved” means, and what we have been saved from. A really good book, and I would recommend it to anyone.


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