Friday, May 13, 2011

A Kingdom Called Desire: A Book Review and Giveaway

About The Book:


Including practical theology of why living out of a place of authentic desire is central to living in the Kingdom of God, Rick McKinley will help you understand how your innermost desires shape your experience of following Jesus.
 
A Kingdom Called Desire will help you: • Uncover your core desires
 
• Discover the freedom of living honestly before God
 
• Allow God’s desires to shape your life
 
• See how your own unique personality, gifts, and experiences can be used by Jesus in his Kingdom
 
The results of McKinley’s life-changing message can be seen in people from his own community at Imago Dei. While A Kingdom Called Desire will inspire you to see the practical display of Kingdom theology, it will also be deeply formational, allowing you to engage in your own personal journey and find healing and redemption in your unmet desires.
 
A Kingdom Called Desire will unleash you from stale religious duty, as well as cynical social activism, bringing you into a dynamic love relationship with Jesus, motivated by the fulfillment of authentic desire.



You can read an excerpt of A Kingdom Called Desire here (in PDF format)


About The Author:


Rick McKinley was educated at Multnomah University and earned his Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. However, most of his education has come from pastoring Imago Dei Community since 2000 with his wife Jeanne in Portland, OR. Imago Dei is now a large congregation situated in the heart of the city, reaching out to Portland through preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and creatively engaging the city for the social good. He is also the author of Jesus in the Margins and This Beautiful Mess.

Author Website:
http://www.imagodeicommunity.com



My Review:


Instead of living our Christian lives by the legalism of rules and ritual, A Kingdom Called Desire, challenges the reader to live out our faith and help those who need it. To live out our lives in light of Him who gave us the best example to do it. To help those who need it and do what we can to help the world around us.  McKinley also implores us to look at our desires and make sure they line up with God's word and what to do if they don't. A really honest, vulnerable read that will challenge you, if you let it. I love that there are questions for thought and discussion at the end of each chapter. This is perfect for personal reflection of what has just been read, or for further study in a group setting. 


I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.


BUY IT: You can purchase A Kingdom Called Desire online, through its publisher, Zondervan. It is also available through your local Christian bookseller of Zondervan books


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of 
A Kingdom Called Desire


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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Zondervan, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

12 comments:

  1. Another Zondervan book I'd love to read is Vicious Cycle by Terri Blackstock.
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