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McKinley's exploration is fresh, accessible, and timely. With careful attention to historical texts, he unveils new understandings of authentic personal and social transformation. The time is now. Your opportunity is here. In the mess of everyday life, you can live in the beautiful presence of the kingdom.
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.19 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
When Jesus announced, "the kingdom of God is at hand," what did He mean? Uncover the reality of the kingdom of God and what it might look like if followers of Christ practiced its in-breaking presence. What happens when we view life through the lens of the kingdom? How does the beauty of Jesus reign break into the mess of our broken lives and world? What if we lived as though a world other than this one was here today? This Beautiful Mess launches a paradigm-shifting journey inviting us to experience the kingdom of God in the ordinary miracle of our everyday lives.
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he…sold all he had and bought that field."
Jesus sayings about the kingdom of God just might be the most overlooked of his teachings. Yet the Good News of the kingdoma treasure beyond pricewas what he came to preach.
Its time to ask:
-What is the kingdom Jesus talked about?
-Could it be already here, hidden from sight? If so, where is it?
-How can I be a part of it?
A new generation is tuning in to the teachings of Jesus and to their revolutionary implications. Could it be that living under Christs reign is not merely a future vision but a present reality?
Rick McKinleys exploration is fresh, accessible, and timely. With careful attention to historical texts, he unveils new understandings of authentic personal and social transformation. The time is now. Your opportunity is here. In the mess of everyday life, you can live in the beautiful presence of the kingdom.
Story Behind the Book
"When we started Imago Dei Community, it was with a passion to be people who live in love with Jesus and live out the values of His kingdom in our city. But we had no idea how to do that. God let us stumble into grace and discover the wide-open plains of His kingdom. This has ruined us in the best way possible. Because once you taste untamed life in the kingdom, you will never go back to the sterile hallways of religion. The beautiful, transforming grace of Christ shows up in the messiness of life and the kingdom breaks in as a beautiful mess."Rick McKinley
Sara And Jonathan Summers3 Stars Out Of 5July 31, 2009Sara And Jonathan SummersI had heard so much advance raving about how great the book is. So I bought it and read it. For me, it did not live up to the expectations raised by my friends. It is a good book, worth the price and the time. McKinley raises some thought provoking ideas that will take some time to process. I was already on board with the concept that Chris's reign is a present reality and that we, as Christ followers, should not be preoccupied with marking time while awaiting Heaven. Rather, we should be preoccupied with making this world a better place.
Tim5 Stars Out Of 5May 24, 2007TimRick McKinley is truly one of the pioneer pastors of our day. He and his congregation are truly committed to living out the gospel in the trenches and presenting Jesus to those who are on the fringes of our society. He compassionately communicates the true meaning of loving your neighbor in this book. Convicting, funny, moving and inspiring--you cannot read this book and not have your own view of the community you live in challenged. A truly life-changing book!
The Insider: Bringing the Kingdom of God into Your Everyday WorldJim Petersen, Mike ShamyNavPress / 2003 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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