Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Kingdom Conspiracy: A Book Review

About The Book:

According to Scot McKnight, "kingdom" is the biblical term most misused by Christians today. It has taken on meanings that are completely at odds with what the Bible says and has become a buzzword for both social justice and redemption. In Kingdom Conspiracy, McKnight offers a sizzling biblical corrective and a fiercely radical vision for the role of the local church in the kingdom of God. Now in paper.

Contents1. Skinny Jeans Kingdom
2. Pleated Pants Kingdom
3. Tell Me the Kingdom Story
4. Kingdom Mission Is All about Context
5. Kingdom Is People
6. No Kingdom outside the Church
7. Kingdom Mission as Church Mission
8. The King of the Kingdom
9. Kingdom Redemption Unleashed
10. Kingdom Is a Moral Fellowship
11. Kingdom Is Hope
12. Kingdom Theses
Appendix 1: The Constantinian Temptation
Appendix 2: Kingdom Today
After Words

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham), Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, is a world-renowned scholar, writer, and speaker. His blog, Jesus Creed, is one of the most popular and influential evangelical blogs. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including Kingdom ConspiracyThe Jesus CreedThe Blue ParakeetThe King Jesus Gospel, and The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life. McKnight is also a canon theologian for the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others.

My Review:

A thought provoking book that kept my interest throughout reading it. While some of it was a bit over my head theologically, McKnight did write with clarity and authority to be sure. I feel that the book was meant for me to read at this time, as I have been challenged by some things I have been reading in scripture. This is the first book by Scot McKnight, but I have heard of him for a couple years now. I will definitely be looking at reading more from him in the future. It was an interesting read at how our society as a whole seems to be foresaking evangelism for good works, when in reality we should be doing both. 

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

BUY IT: You can purchase Kingdom Conspiracy at your favorite Christian retailer from Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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