Well I have finally finished reading Simply Christian, by N.T. Wright. I have found this to be a wonderful book. It was very interesting as I was reading the book a notion came to me. I wasn't reading new glimpses of 'truths' that I haven't heard or read about but what I was doing is reading my faith masterfully worded. What I mean is that Wright has a superb way of wording what I have not always been able to. It is my faith it is what I believe it is conclusions that are close to my heart about life, faith and spirituality which he puts on the pages of this book.
The book takes you on a journey of echoes and voices of God which instill in us a desire for Justice, Spirituality, Relationships and Beauty, Wright from there continues to explain about earth and heaven interlocking and creation longing to be restored. From there Wright takes us on a journey of what our involvement looks like. I would recommend this book to any one interested in reading what genuine Christian faith should look like, what we ought to strive for, and why we do it.
Here's a quote that I liked (there are many but I wont re-write the book here):
"[Christian way of life] that way of life isn't a matter simply of getting in touch with our inner depths. It is certainly not about keeping the commands of a distant deity. Rather, it is the new way of being human, the Jesus-shaped way of being human, the cross-and-resurrection way of life, the Spirit-led pathway. It is the way which anticipates, in the present, the full, rich, glad human existence which will one day be ours when God makes all things new. Christian ethics is not a matter of discovering what's going on in the world and getting in tune with it. It isn't a matter of doing things to earn God's favor. It is not about trying to obey dusty rulebooks from long ago or far away. It is about practicing, in the present, the tunes we shall sing in God's new world."