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In this thoughtful follow-up to Simply Christian, today’s leading Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and acclaimed author uses the Gospel of John to reveal how Christianity presents a compelling and relevant explanation for our world. 

N. T. Wright argues that every world view must explain seven “signposts”, indicators inherent to humanity: justice, spirituality, relationships, beauty, freedom, truth, and power. If we do not live up to these ideals, our societies and individual lives become unbalanced, creating anger and frustration - negative emotions that divide us from ourselves and from God, he contends. 

Using the Gospel of John as his source, Wright shows how Christianity defines each signpost and illuminates why we so often see them as being "broken" and unattainable. Drawing on the wisdom of the Gospels, Wright explains why these signposts are fractured and damaged and how Christianity provides the vision, guidance, and hope for making them whole once again, ultimately healing ourselves and our world.  

©2020 N. T. Wright (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Brilliant, original and a great depth of analysis all round. I devoured it while on a long drive on Boxing Day.

Totally worth the purchase. I am really growing fond of NT Wrights ability to explain Jesus to me. Thank you sir. And a great narration as well!

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  • Theologator
  • 03-02-2021

Favorite NT Wright Book

I’ve been reading N.T. Wright for 20 years. I’m a minister and he’s had a tremendous influence on my thinking and preaching of the Gospel, second only to C.S. Lewis. This is my favorite book of Wright’s so far because it so artfully captures and explains Christ’s unique and comprehensive meeting of primary, deep and relentless human yearnings. Wright ties them to the Gospel of John, and through it to their roots in the larger narratives of scripture. Brilliant!

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  • RobynHHansen
  • 09-05-2021

N T Wright knocks it out of the park yet again

A wonderful exploration of the mystery of God through the gospel of John- I highly recommend it

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-03-2021

Clear and Helpful

Loved it! I found this book thought provoking an interesting. I will probably read it again! Rooted in the Gospel of John but not like a textbook. One might call it a recalibration of some basics that everyone ought to be familiar with, but not many are.

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  • Jennifer Lewis
  • 21-03-2021

I now look at the world a bit differently

Our Church read and studied this book during Lent 2021. Funny how this book is right on target with all that's going on in the world today. Highly recommend.

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  • Merry
  • 02-02-2021

A Definite Re-Read

This is a book that I will be listening to every couple months. It felt like a clear cool wind blowing thru the cobwebs of my mind.

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  • Jonathan
  • 31-01-2021

Great study of John

I so enjoyed this book! Great understanding of content and context! Creation to Kingdom is super.

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  • Robin Gough
  • 28-01-2021

Classic Wright

NT Wright is known for his ability to show the entire Bible into one narrative. This is no different.

In his book, “Simply Christian,” Wright used an idea at the beginning to point to the need for a creator, called “echoes.” This book uses the same concept but he calls them “Broken Signposts.”

Pertinent for the church today.

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  • Pianoman
  • 09-12-2020

Ties a lot of Wright's concepts together.

Wright has a singular message in many of his books that points to the Kingdom coming, instead of the 'saints going'. Broken Signposts helps pull the ideas he touts in a little tighter.
Very well narrated by Ralph Lister.

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  • 09-10-2020

THE BEST PRESENTATION OF THE GOSPEL IN YEARS!!

Following hot on the heels of History & Eschatology this is a very necessary expression of the themes it concludes with. Covering 7 of the big issues not merely of our time, but of all time N T Wright allows us to glimpse wonder of life when the signposts are not broken- but also exhorts us to live well even in the presence of broken signposts. I heartily recommend this book, especially since with this one it is so accessible to a wide audience. A genuine blessing- already setting it up for a second hearing!

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