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Tom Wright - Author

About the Author

Tom Wright is a clinical psychotherapist based in Texarkana, USA. What Dies in Summer is his first book.

 

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Other books by Tom Wright

Transatlantic Rhetoric Speeches from the American Revolution to the Suffragettes

Transatlantic Rhetoric Speeches from the American Revolution to the Suffragettes

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This pioneering collection brings alive the world of public speaking between the American Revolution and the age of the Suffragettes. It presents over seventy speeches by a diverse range of female and male activists, politicians, tribal leaders, fugitive slaves and preachers from both sides of the Atlantic, debating the crucial issues of the day, from socialism and imperialism to slavery and women's suffrage. Complete with detailed notes, introductions, illustrations and suggestions for further reading, it provides a unique introduction to transatlantic history and culture.

Transatlantic Rhetoric Speeches from the American Revolution to the Suffragettes

Transatlantic Rhetoric Speeches from the American Revolution to the Suffragettes

Author: Tom Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This pioneering collection brings alive the world of public speaking between the American Revolution and the age of the Suffragettes. It presents over seventy speeches by a diverse range of female and male activists, politicians, tribal leaders, fugitive slaves and preachers from both sides of the Atlantic, debating the crucial issues of the day, from socialism and imperialism to slavery and women's suffrage. Complete with detailed notes, introductions, illustrations and suggestions for further reading, it provides a unique introduction to transatlantic history and culture.

Paul: A Biography

Paul: A Biography

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2020

This compelling reconstruction of the life and thought of St Paul paints a vivid picture of the Roman world in which he preached his revolutionary message and explains the significance of his lasting impact on both the Church and the world. Regarded by many as the founder of Christianity, Paul of Tarsus is one of the most controversial and powerful figures in history. His writings have had an incalculable influence on Western culture and beyond, and his words continue to guide the lives of over two billion Christians across the world today. In this superbly detailed biography Tom Wright traces Paul's career from zealous persecutor of the fledgling Church, through his journeys as the world's greatest missionary theologian, to his likely death as a Christian martyr at the hands of Nero in the mid 60s CE. Drawing judiciously on the latest research into the Jewish, Greek and Roman worlds, and enriched by a wealth of critical insight into Paul's own writings, this is the most rounded portrait of the apostle ever painted - his development, motivations, spiritual struggles and intellectual achievements, and his lasting impact over two millennia.

The New Testament for Everyone

The New Testament for Everyone

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2019

The New Testament for Everyone is the result of a passionate conviction that scripture should be something that everyone can read, understand and enjoy. Broken up into easy-to-read, bite-sized chunks, and now including helpful introductions to each biblical book, informative maps and a substantial glossary of key words, here is a new rendering of ancient wisdom that can be read like a novel, studied in sections or used as an aid to daily devotion.

Orality

Orality

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Orality

Orality

Author: Tom Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Billion Dollar Whale the bestselling investigation into the financial fraud of the century

Billion Dollar Whale the bestselling investigation into the financial fraud of the century

Author: Tom Wright, Bradley Hope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

The epic story of how a young social climber from Malaysia pulled off one of the biggest financial heists in history. In 2015, rumours began circulating that billions of dollars had been stolen from a Malaysian investment fund. The mastermind of the heist was twenty-seven-year-old Jho Low, a serial fabulist from an upper-middle-class Malaysian family, who had carefully built his reputation as a member of the jet-setting elite by arranging and financing elaborate parties for Wall Street bankers, celebrities, and even royalty. With the aid of Goldman Sachs and others, Low stole billions of dollars, right under the nose of global financial industry watchdogs. He used the money to finance elections, purchase luxury real estate, throw champagne-drenched parties, and bankroll Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street. Billion Dollar Whale reveals how this silver-tongued con man, a 'modern Gatsby', emerged from obscurity to pull off one of the most audacious financial heists the world has ever seen, and how the financial industry let him. It is a classic harrowing parable of hubris and greed in the financial world.

Hospital for Sinners

Hospital for Sinners

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2018

The History of the Hibs Quiz Book

The History of the Hibs Quiz Book

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2018

This quiz book covers the fascinating journey of Hibernian Football Club throughout the past 142 years. Offcial club historian Tom Wright has used his comprehensive knowledge of the sport and the team to devise over 600 questions spanning from the early days of the club to the present. This is the perfect book for fans of all ages to learn more about the history of one of Scotland's greatest football teams.

Advent for Everyone (2018): A Journey through Luke

Advent for Everyone (2018): A Journey through Luke

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2018

Join Tom Wright on a journey through Luke, as he explores the Gospel themes of faith, repentance, justice and celebration. Within each of these themes, Wright offers daily readings and meditations for a week, beginning with the Sunday reading in the Revised Common Lectionary, and ending with stimulating questions for personal reflection or group discussion. Distilled from selected passages in his popular For Everyone commentaries, these sparkling reflections take you on a journey of spiritual enlightenment, guiding you towards the wonder and joy of Christmas.

The Bible for Everyone

The Bible for Everyone

Author: Tom Wright, John Goldingay Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2018

Why another translation of the Bible? As Tom Wright observes: `Translating [the bible] is something that each generation ought to be doing. Just as Jesus taught us to pray for our daily bread, we can never simply live on yesterday's bread, on the interpretations and translations of previous generations.' The Bible for Everyone is the result of a passionate conviction that scripture should be something that everyone can read, understand and enjoy. Two world-renowned Bible scholars and communicators have therefore undertaken a tremendous task: to draw together, revise and supplement the translations that appear in their popular `For Everyone' commentaries, making a rounded, readable and reliable version of the Bible that will prove helpful to people of all religious backgrounds at every stage of their lives. Broken up into easy-to-read, bite-sized chunks, and including helpful introductions to each biblical book plus informative maps and a substantial glossary of key words, here is a compelling new rendering of ancient wisdom that can be read like a novel, studied in sections or used as an aid to daily devotion.

Paul A Biography

Paul A Biography

Author: Tom Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2018

This compelling reconstruction of the life and thought of St Paul paints a vivid picture of the Roman world in which he preached his revolutionary message and explains the significance of his lasting impact on both the Church and the world. Regarded by many as the founder of Christianity, Paul of Tarsus is one of the most controversial and powerful figures in history. His writings have had an incalculable influence on Western culture and beyond, and his words continue to guide the lives of over two billion Christians across the world today. In this superbly detailed biography Tom Wright traces Paul's career from zealous persecutor of the fledgling Church, through his journeys as the world's greatest missionary theologian, to his likely death as a Christian martyr at the hands of Nero in the mid 60s CE. Drawing judiciously on the latest research into the Jewish, Greek and Roman worlds, and enriched by a wealth of critical insight into Paul's own writings, this is the most rounded portrait of the apostle ever painted - his development, motivations, spiritual struggles and intellectual achievements, and his lasting impact over two millennia.

Auf Hollenkurs

Auf Hollenkurs

Author: Tom Wright Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

Eine abgelegene tropische Insel mit einem geheimen Raketentestgelande mitten im Pazifik - das ist der Ort, an dem Matt Anderssen arbeitet, als eines Tages der Kontakt zur Auenwelt abbricht. Die letzten Nachrichten, die ihn noch erreichten, sprachen von einem Terrorakt und einer Seuche, welche die Welt an den Rand der Zerstorung bringen konnte. Nun trennen ihn funftausend Meilen Ozean von seiner Frau und seinen Kindern, und Matt muss zu ihnen zuruckkehren, koste es, was es wolle. Zusammen mit zwei Freunden begibt er sich auf eine Odyssee uber das Meer, wo nicht nur Sturme und Piraten, sondern auch Hoffnungslosigkeit und Selbstzweifel lauern ...

Hibernian The Life and Times of a Famous Football Club

Hibernian The Life and Times of a Famous Football Club

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2017

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The Day the Revolution Began Rethinking The Meaning of Jesus' Crucifixion

The Day the Revolution Began Rethinking The Meaning of Jesus' Crucifixion

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

In The Day the Revolution Began Tom Wright invites you to consider the full meaning of the event at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus' crucifixion. As he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope, Wright once again challenges commonly held beliefs, this time arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in reshaping our understanding of the Cross. With his characteristic rigour and incisiveness, he goes back to the New Testament to show that Jesus' death not only releases us from the guilt and power of sin, but is nothing less than the beginning of a world-wide revolution that continues to this day - a revolution that creates and energizes a movement responsible for restoring and reconciling the whole of God's creation. The Day the Revolution Began will take you to a new level in your appreciation of the meaning of Jesus' sacrifice: opening up its powerful and amazing implications, inspiring you with a renewed sense of purpose and hope, and reminding you of the crucial role you can play in the world-transforming movement that Jesus started.

Advent for Everyone A Journey with the Apostles

Advent for Everyone A Journey with the Apostles

Author: Tom Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/08/2017

Join Tom Wright on a journey with the apostles, as he explores the New Testament themes of thankfulness, patience, humility and joy.Within each of these themes, Wright offers daily readings and meditations for a week, beginning with the Sunday reading in the Revised Common Lectionary, and ending with stimulating questions for personal reflection or group discussion.Distilled from selected passages in his popular For Everyone commentaries, these sparkling reflections take you on a journey of spiritual enlightenment, guiding you towards the wonder and joy of Christmas.