Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Kingdom Life Alan Andrews, General Editor

The volume, The Kingdom Life: A Practical Theology of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation, edited by Alan Andrews, by Navpress publishers, is a product of a series of conferences by TACT- Theological and Cultural Thinkers.  This organised group of spiritual and biblical leaders put forth ten seperat yet essential "Elements", crucial to spiritual formation and discipleship.  These elements are divided into theological and process elements, and each has a dedicated essay/ chapter by a selected contributing author.

 Essentialy, this group, TACT, and the book it has produced is a response to the watered-down, ineffective, comprimised churches prevelant in today's American culture.  It recognises that issue of today's modern churches- lack of spiritual growth of its members who passively attend services every week, yet remain stagnant, worldly and materialistic- never progressing from spiritual death and spiritual infancy.  The contributers of this book, recognise the need to spread the gospel message in today's American nculture in a more effective way without comprimising core biblical beliefs.  First and formost is the need to recognise the Kingdom of God, biblically, and what it entails.  This cannot be done without the Holy Spirit. 

This book is somewhat like a catechism, outlining the essential points of christian doctrines: such as the trinity, the reality of sin, the role of suffering,  drawn from the bible, which are essential to discipleship.
This intended audience of this book are pastors and church leaders, but any serious bible believer may appreciate and  benefit from this book as well.  As a blogger for Navpress publishers I recieved this book for free for the purpose of writing this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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