This superb addition to Wright's oeuvre will prove fruitful reading for neophytes as well as for those already familiar with his approach." -- Publishers Weekly
"Wright has produced a work of frankly evangelical faith with strong historical integrity, because both are necessary for serious study, uncomfortable as that may be ...A refreshing and inspiring read for those who take both conservative faith and historical scholarship seriously. Recommended for academic and public libraries." -- Library Journal
Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright's lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait.
The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century.