SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

Broken Signposts: How Christianity Makes Sense of the World

HarperOne. Oct. 2020. 208p. ISBN 9780062564092. $27.99. REL
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Wright is not only a bishop in the Church of England but also a highly regarded Bible scholar and prolific writer. In this latest work, he explores a universal human experience that is often difficult to express in words—he describes the human sense that the world ought to be different, it ought to be better, as broken signposts pointing to transcendent realities. The yearning we all share for ideals such as justice, beauty, truth, and freedom to name a few are only some of the broken signposts that Wright explains are a clue to the joyful wholeness promised, delivered, and exemplified by Jesus. In his search for meaning in these broken signposts, he primarily focuses on the Gospel of John and ably wrings life lessons from this ancient account of the life of Jesus. A powerful section describes the meaning of freedom, and what it truly means to be free when inequalities abound throughout the world.
VERDICT Wright delivers another readable apologia for the Christian faith. Recommended for those interested in growing or renewing their faith and for anyone looking for insights into our shared experience of a world that could and perhaps should be better.

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