Marlin Watling takes abstract and complex ideas and grounds them in simple terms through his unique combination of readable summaries and fifty accompanying illustrations. He distils a lifetime of complex theological analysis and data into easy-to-consume sketches with explanations to provide one thing: universal access to a brilliant mind. Watling’s guide comprises four parts:

  • An introduction to N. T. Wright
  • Summaries of Wright’s four key concepts
  • Wright’s proposal of a new worldview
  • An overview of humanity’s mission, with an eye toward the end times

Following in the footsteps of reformer Martin Luther, N. T. Wright makes the old story new again with his paradigm-shifting worldview. And in The Marriage of Heaven and Earth, Watling does something equally novel. He enters the ivory tower, strips away the pomp and ceremony of untouchable academia, and presents to believers of all interest levels Wright’s theology as it’s truly meant to be: easy to understand and full of grace.

What we believe governs how we live. We all believe something! Unfortunately not all of our ‘thinking’ has been processed well. We have ‘hand me down belief.’ We have assumptions of what the bible teaches because of early and influences in our spiritual formation.

N.T Wright one of the most prolific New Testament scholars of our time unpacks biblical thinking in the area’s of justification, the purpose of the Church and what the Kingdom of God has to do with Gods eternal redemption.  Heavey topics but Marlin has done an amazing job to pictorially explaining some of Wright deeper theological nuisances.  For an introduction into Wrights think its an amazing book.

~ Ian Green