wright on christian books

January 11, 2005 | 2 Comments

From the Gower Street interview with NT Wright: (part 7 of 6…figure that out!)

Lots of the stuff is just a Christian version of the self-help section. I remember somebody sending me a bookstore catalog, I won’t say which publisher it was in America, a year or two ago, and after having flipped through it, I remember saying to my wife, ‘page one, how to be a happy Christian, page two, how to be a good Christian, page three how to be a good and happy Christian, page four, how to be a good, happy and successful Christian, just on and on and on.’ And really, we’ve had rather a lot of those books over the last thirty years. I have a sense that we’re missing something.

  • Gary

    Amen, brother Wright

  • so true. i work in a bookstore, not a Christian one albeit, but am dismayed at the volume of self-help, narcissistic garbage that masquerades as either good writing or theology. where are the classics that slap you in the face?