The essential ideas it seems that Wright is covering in his new book, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church have been central to much of our thinking here at the Institute. Tom Wright has been a good friend of the Institute over the past few years, welcoming our interviews, magazine solicitations and more.
His exploration of these ideas, biblically, seem to be creating a fresh groundswell of scholarly and intellectually credible thinking related to the redemptive cord that the Scriptures weave into the human story.
I’m delighted this book is out, and even without having read it in specific, can recommend it based on his other writings on the topic. It’s a privilege to recommend this book to worship thinkers around the world as a necessary part of one’s library.