What Scot McKnight, Brian McLaren and Others Are Saying About N.T. Wright’s Latest Book

The next book from N.T. Wright, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion will be released on October 11, along with an exclusive video course on the same topic.

In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs as he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus’ death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins; it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation—a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God’s creation.

Here's what people are saying about the book:

“Many have wondered where N.T. Wright stood in the atonement debate. He applies his story of Israel and the church to the cross, setting it into a historical and narrative matrix that sheds light on the heart of the gospel that comes from the heart of God’s love.”

— Scot McKnight, author of The King Jesus Gospel



hamilton-300“From the day that Christ was crucified his followers have sought to understand the meaning of the cross. NT Wright has written one of the most important books on this subject ever written. Carefully examining the biblical texts, Wright invites his readers to recognize that ‘pat’ answers about the meaning of the cross come up short. There’s something deeper, more revolutionary, that happened on the cross. This book will help you discover the meaning of the cross.”

— Adam Hamilton, author of Making Sense of the Bible


relevant-300“Relevant Recommends: Wright invites us to explore the crucifixion within the broader story of what God is doing in creation”

— Relevant




mcclaren-300“In 1999, I read N. T. Wright’s The Challenge of Jesus and it revolutionized my theology. As I read his newest,The Day the Revolution Began, I kept thinking that it will similarly revolutionize the understanding of a new generation of readers. It is lucid, engaging, thorough, compelling, and profoundly important. If I could recommend one introduction to Wright’s important body of work, this would be it.”

— Brian D. McLaren, author of We Make the Road By Walking


booklist-300“Wright delves into the Crucifixion and, surprising himself, he says, finds it the mainspring of the faith and the church. It began the kingdom of God, which believers realize by taking up the Cross and doing as Jesus did-and not by doing good works in exchange for going to heaven when they die. Wright’s exegesis should inform and encourage everyone concerned with Christianity’s continuing vitality.”

— Booklist


“Wright marshals his deep knowledge of the first century world, his architectonic grasp of early Christianity, his sharp intelligence, his refusal to be forced into false either-ors, and his integrity to help us give us a bigger and richer view of the Cross - and a call to revolutionary cross-shaped living.”

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David P. Seemuth

David Seemuth is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Center for Christian Study and coordinates seminars and classes. He and Prof. N.T. Wright collaborate in online course development. David has been an Adjunct Professor at Trinity International University for over 25 years and teaches in the area of Biblical Studies, specializing in the New Testament. He also served as an Associate Pastor at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, WI for 33 years.

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