"The Great Story and the Great Commission calls us to reimagine the Bible as God's grand narrative expressing God's purpose and our participation in God's mission. From his extensive biblical scholarship and experience with the global church, Wright brings the Bible's story to life. In this beautifully written and accessible book, Wright encourages each believer to embrace the mission of God and so discover God's whole mission for the whole church."
Lynn H. Cohick, provost and dean of academic affairs, Northern Seminary
"Chris Wright continues to produce important books for the church. This is another one. Here Chris brings together, in a succinct, clear, and popular way, a number of important themes that have characterized his writing. This includes a summary of a missional hermeneutic, the importance of narrative to the Christian faith and mission, the Gospels' mission mandate and holistic mission, and more. This book would make a great textbook for a variety of theology classes. I will begin to use it and would highly recommend it to others."
Michael W. Goheen, professor of missional theology, Covenant Seminary; professor and director of theological studies, Missional Training Center
"Wright reframes the concept of mission--as 'a mode of existence for the church'--in a way that works deep changes in our understanding of the whole Christian canon. Through careful argumentation and rereading of Scripture, he exposes the arrogance and moral obliviousness that are all too common among Christians. Written in a clear, conversational style, yet full of memorable phrases and insights, this is a book that should be widely used in the church."
Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School
"The Lausanne Movement has been calling 'the whole church to bring the whole gospel to the whole world' since its founding in 1974. Chris Wright, in the lineage of his mentor and the Lausanne Covenant's chief architect, John Stott, explains that framework with beautiful biblical breadth and depth in this volume. It helps us understand that God's mission is much greater than we conceive, and it challenges all of us to contribute more personally and holistically to parts of that mission. May we, as God's global people, actively read and respond to this critical teaching."
Michael Oh, global executive director / CEO, Lausanne Movement
"With a lifetime of scholarly study of Scriptures and a concomitant passion for God's mission, Christopher Wright has handed us a creative, accessible, and inviting way to view the Bible. His thesis, which spills out from every page, is that the Bible is the story of God's mission, and it is our story. We find ourselves in the remarkable seven-act drama of Scripture."
Scott W. Sunquist, president and professor of missiology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"Chris Wright is one of a handful of authors about whom I tell my students to read everything they have written. Trained as an Old Testament scholar, Chris works across biblical studies and missiology, an exceptionally fertile crossroads and one that few have the skill set to execute as well as he does. Chris has long thought, taught, and written about the issues he deals with in this book, and the reader is gifted with the results of all that hard work in comparatively short compass. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!"
Craig Bartholomew, director, Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology, Cambridge
"Wright takes us deep into the movement of God in history, the divine drama acted out on behalf of the cosmos, and invites us to breathe it in. Inhabiting God's story does not mean finding our chronological place in it; rather, it means being able to experience any act of this grand plot, from creation to new creation, at any given moment of our lives. What kind of person participates in and is formed by this narrative? is the question that Wright provokes with this foundational book."
Myrto Theocharous, professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Greek Bible College
Christopher J. H. Wright (PhD, University of Cambridge) is global ambassador and ministry director of the Langham Partnership, a ministry founded by John Stott that is committed to strengthening the majority world church. He taught Old Testament at Union Biblical Seminary in India for five years and was academic dean and then principal of All Nations Christian College for thirteen years. Wright has written many books, including Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, The Mission of God, The Mission of God's People, Knowing God through the Old Testament, and commentaries on Exodus, Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel.