Book Review – Small Faith; Great God by N.T. Wright

I went back and looked at my old “blogspot” the other day. I found this review I wrote about N.T. Wright’s book “Small Faith; Great God.” So today I present to you a really old book review!

Small faith - Big God

N.T. Wright’s book is actually the second edition of a very old book of his. It is composed of modified sermons he preached while he was in school at Oxford. This book is composed of 3 parts: 1-“Faith in a Great God” which sets the foundation for this book. Here he covers what faith is, the God we have put our faith in, and how our faith brings us into relationship with God rather than experiencing his wrath for our sins. Part 2- “Faith to Live and Love”, is just that how Faith in God allows us to love others. He is very “gospel-centered” in this portion of the book. It is because of what Christ did on the Cross that we can live a life of faith and love. Part 3: “Faith to Walk in the Dark” deals with faith and hope. It is because we have faith in the God who sacrificed himself on the Cross that we have ope in the midst of darkness. We are comforted because we have faith in a great God who has a “history of coming through” in tough times. Over-all this is Wright’s most “gospel-centered” book thus far. On a different note, this book is particularly interesting because you can see how Wright’s theology has developed over the years. Even though the original version of this book is over 40 years old, we can see traces of Wright’s mature theology in this delightful and dare I say devotional book.


Published by cwoznicki

Chris Woznicki is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He works as the regional training associate for the Los Angeles region of Young Life.

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