Ladd looks at a number of aspects of the Kingdom. While this is written for laymen as a collection of sermons or lectures, it touches on very important issues that affect our outlook and ministry strategy. Though somewhat dated still powerful. Many theologians stuck in dispensationalism and cultural isolation followed his lead into a more biblical view of the Kingdom today and tomorrow, in our hearts and in the world. Our God reigns.
here is a study that truly shows forth, explains, and reflects the good news of the gospel in its fullest biblical sense. (which is way way more than just being forgiven of sins and going to heaven when one dies)
the gospel of the kingdom is the good news (gospel means good news), of the kingdom of God that Jesus announced and accomplished, and is what Jesus and the apostels preached, proclaimed and held forth in though word and deed. Ladd's study is eminently rich in expounding the biblical depth and truth of what this is. clearly written and not just verbose theological jargon, this book aims to renew the mind and heart as well by explaining and setting forth the biblical view of reality as seen through the gospel of the kingdom. this book will shed an enormous amount of light on what the bible is about as a whole by pinpointing what Jesus was all about- the kingdom of God. must reading.
I bought this book on recommendation of a friend and I love it it is not a quick read but if you are a student of the word and want to understand fhe Kingdom of God in a deeper way I would highly recommand it
One of the best books I have read on the subject. Very smart man that writes on the average readers level. Revelation on the kingdom unlike anyone else I have read in relation to the hear and now and the future. His Theology of the NT book expands on this book.
This book was my first venture into the writings of George Eldon Ladd and I was extremely impressed! Dr. Ladd stated in the introduction that this book was not meant to be a full treatment of the subject of the kingdom of God, but a devotional look at his particular view (already/not yet). Dr. Ladd fulfilled his purpose and has offered his readers an accessible, clear and powerful presentation of what it means to be about promoting God's kingdom.