I just finished reading NT Wright’s new book. It is fantastic. Wright engages in a biblical discussion of life, death and heaven, and relates it around the theme of the resurrection of Jesus. He challenges us to move beyond a shallow understanding of the mission of the church by encouraging an embracing the death-resurrection-ascension event of Jesus. His final section on the mission and practices of the church flows out of his engagement of earlier themes. Wright pushes for a message and mission of the church that is about more than just getting individual souls ready for heaven. Rather the gospel is about what God is doing right now to bring his kingdom to bear on earth, in the lives of individuals, groups, societies. Read this book!