Based on sermons originally delivered by Bishop Tom Wright during Easter 2007, this is a book for Lent that uses the story of a coal-mining town in northern England as a modern parable for loss and rebirth. The background history of the town - the closure of its mine, the subsequent strike and then the regeneration of the area - is given in the introduction, allowing readers to fully appreciate the context of the book, and make the most of its study questions.
N.T. Wright is one of the leading theologians and New Testament scholars working anywhere in the world today. He is Bishop of Durham, and lectures regularly at all the major US and UK academic and theological establishments, including Yale, Harvard and Princeton. He is extensively published in the US.