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Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church - N.T. Wright I have struggled with writing this review primarily because of he extremely high reviews by others. I do not share the opinion that this book is the ultimate explanation of resurrection and life after death.

NT Wright has the ability to clearly explain his thoughts and position on specific topics. He can be straight forward and even provide good examples of biblical topics in modern terms. However, he seems to shift into a philosophical uber scholar mode when his points are less than straight forward.

I consider myself to be well educated with a good vocabulary however I had a difficult time with his choice of verbiage. Why does he have to conjure up polysyllabic vagaries when he could simply have been straight forward? I wonder who his target audience was intended to be.