In Small Faith, Great God, N. T. Wright encourages and challenges readers towards deeper understanding of the love and greatness of God, noting that “our faith may be small. [But] Jesus reveals to us the greatness of God and the certainty of his love.” Using vivid examples and accessible language, Wright provides rich theological insight and practical wisdom for growing in Christ. This work offers short chapters written in a lively style which explore key issues of belief and their practical outworking in daily life. Lively anecdotes and reflections backed by Wright’s deep biblical knowledge are presented in an easily digestible form. This revised version of his 1978 book has been updated and includes a new foreword.
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N. T. Wright, also commonly known as Tom Wright, is a professor of New Testament and early Christianity at St. Andrews University. Previously, he was the bishop of Durham. He has researched, taught, and lectured on the New Testament at McGill, Oxford, and Cambridge Universities. He is best known for his scholarly contributions to the historical study of Jesus and the New Perspective on Paul. His work interacts with the positions of James Dunn, E. P. Sanders, Marcus Borg, and Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Wright has written and lectured extensively around the world, authoring more than 40 books and numerous articles in scholarly journals and popular periodicals. He is best known for his Christian Origins and the Question of God series, of which four of the anticipated six volumes are finished.
“Faith is not the mysterious ability to sail through life with a secret key that unlocks all the doors. Faith is the willingness to think and act on the basis of what we know of God (which may be very little) and to trust him that he will not let us down.” (Page 34)
“The life of the Christian is not something that stands by itself or that props itself up with its own faith. At every point it is based on the character of God, on what God is like.” (Page 29)
“ our lives are to be lived in the light of the praise of heaven.” (Page 22)
“And what God requires of us is not (in the first instance) great faith. When the disciples said to Jesus, ‘Lord, increase our faith,’ Jesus said that all they needed was faith like a grain of mustard seed. It is not great faith we need: it is faith in a great God. Hence the title of this book. And this faith comes, like Abraham’s, through hearing the promises of God, believing them and acting on them.” (Page 38)
“Faith, you see, isn’t something useful or valuable in itself. Faith, as we were thinking in chapter two, is like a window, which exists not for its own sake but so that we can see something through it—and so that we can let light into the room. Faith is meaningless and useless unless it looks out on something specific.” (Page 37)