Inspired Questions: A Year's Journey Through the New TestamentISBN: 9781527104235
Inspiring quotes and inspirational stories will always be popular, but they rarely change lives. After reading the quote, hearing the story, and experiencing some feelings, we often go about our business as usual. What we need is a spiritual resource that helps us focus on heart issues, life change, and the rhythm of the Christian life.
This year-long devotional takes 365 questions asked in the New Testament, and shows you how to change your focus, reorder your affections, and reprioritize your loves. It will inspire you to action, not just sweet reflections. It will compel you to love God and others more fervently and selflessly, while weaning your heart off the lies and lures of this world.
Brian J. Wright (Ph.D.) serves full-time in pastoral ministry as a chaplain for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and is adjunct professor for several universities and seminaries. Both his pastoral and academic work have been featured on several Christian media networks, such as Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Power for Living.
I love how Brian Wright has designed a devotional led by the questions in Scripture. Questions are confrontational. And these inspired questions get to the heart of the matter. Reflecting on one of these questions each day, and then reading Brian's take-action commentary will be time well spent.
--Aimee Byrd, Author of Housewife Theologian, Theological Fitness, and No Little Women
I'll be taking this book home and reading the daily devotions around the family breakfast table this coming week.
--Robert L. Plummer, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
If you are looking for a fresh approach to engage Scripture, this is the devotional for you. Brian uses questions asked by Jesus, the disciples and others for each devotional and challenges the reader to interact with Scripture through reflection and application.
--Karen Swanson, Director of the Institute for Prison Ministries, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Illinois
Brian Wright is a biblical scholar with a gift for effortless clarity and penetrating simplicity. Devour these Inspired Questions and see your life transformed!
--Daniel B. Wallace, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
Sit still with the questions in this book. Or better yet, stand and walk and run and lie down with these questions on your mind. Allow them to scrutinize your heart motives. Discuss them with your kids and your friends. See how the Spirit highlights the aching desire of your heart and it's incredible fulfillment: knowing and being known by God. Learn to ask (and keep asking!) this question with Asaph and revel in its glorious answer, "Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you" (Ps. 73:25).
--Gloria Furman, Pastor's wife, Mom of four, Author of Missional Motherhood and Alive in Him
This unique devotional will have readers asking questions of their own hearts as they seek to grow and apply God's word to their lives.
--Christina Fox, Blogger and writer for ministries including Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition +
… a biblically saturated, yet wonderfully practical devotional for the twenty-first-century church. Indeed, it is written in such a simple (yet profound) way that I would feel comfortable giving it out to any church member. I highly recommend that you read this insightful devotional, and then read it again with others!
--James J. Ackerman, President and CEO, Prison Fellowship
|Number of Pages:||238|
|Author:||Wright, Brian J.|
|Publisher:||Christian Focus Publications|