Many thanks to Adrianna and the kind folks at IVP for this review copy of the second edition of Wright’s Small Faith, Great God: Biblical Faith for Today’s Christians.
Small Faith, Great God is a collection of N.T. Wright sermons in and around Oxford, dating back to his early twenties. First published in 1978, now in its second edition, some forty years after. Here’s N.T. Wright on revisiting these sermons:
I was still in my early twenties when the first of them was preached—chapter five in this book, preached on Trinity Sunday 1972 in St. Ebbe’s Church—and the thought of revisiting after forty years the things I had been trying to say, and the way I had been trying to say them, was somewhat daunting. A bit like looking at old photographs: Did we really have those hairstyles? Those clothes? Those cars? (p. 9)
The book is divided into three easy bite size parts: (1) Faith in a Great God. (2) Faith to Live and Love. And (3) Faith to Walk in the Dark.
These collection of sermons are written at a non-technical level, on the bottom shelf, if you will, so that the layperson can access and really enjoy them. They show Scholar N.T. Wright as Pastor N.T. Wright.
I especially like his “Behlehem and the Barley Harvest,” which I quoted from here.