Friday, January 18, 2013

Review of THE KINGDOM OF GOD edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson

Rating: 5 out of 5

For the last several years that I’ve been a follower of Jesus, one of the main topics I’ve been most interested in is the Kingdom of God. The subject of the Kingdom of God is taught about throughout the entire Bible. Jesus talked about it more than anyone, and the disciples taught as if the goal of the gospel was humanity’s reconciliation to the Kingdom of God.

I was really excited when Crossway released THE KINGDOM OF GOD edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson. It is one of the most thorough and enjoyable books on the subject that I’ve read. With contributions from several biblical scholars that I’ve come to respect, the book explores the many places in both the Old Testament and the New Testament where the Kingdom of God is mentioned and elaborated on.

My favorite part was the exploration of the New Testament and Jesus’ parables specifically on what Jesus and his followers were communicating about the Kingdom of God. I also enjoyed the chapter on the Kingdom of God and eschatology, which is what people think of most often in relation to God’s Kingdom. The book also explores the church in relation to the Kingdom and implications for the teaching about the Kingdom of God for Christians today.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD is a great book if you’re interested in looking at what the Bible communicates about the all-important subject of God’s Kingdom.

Review copy provided by Crossway Books

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