Thursday, October 9, 2014

{{Book Review}} Citizen: Your Role in the Alternative Kingdom

For Rob Peabody, the young pastor at a mega-church in southern USA, the realization that his faith had little real connection with the world around him meant that something had to change. He redirected his church towards the poor on their doorstep and then took the larger step of moving to the UK to establish the missional fellowship 'Awaken'.

In Citizen he outlines the Kingdom-centered identity that is given to followers of Jesus. It's a wake-up call to the church in the West. Jesus' death and resurrection initiates and invites people into a life of so much more than the status quo. God is re-building, re-newing, and re-creating that which is broken and marred by sin, and he is doing this --- setting things right in the world --- through Jesus. As citizens of the Kingdom, we have been saved and set apart for this work. We have a new allegiance, a changed identity, and a new mission as we seek to establish the rule of God on earth as it is in Heaven.

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*My Review*
This book was really hard to read, but not because I found it "boring" or hard to get into,...but because it's so convicting! I am so glad I was able to read it though. This book was a real eye-opener to me.

There were so many statements in this book that make you REALLY think. The heart of this book is a call to know and have a REAL relationship with Christ rather than just knowing about Him.

I think all Christians should read this boo. When you read this book, it will make you to take a careful & painful look at yourself and your Christianity.

About the author: 

Previously the lead campus pastor at an American mega-church, Rob Peabody is now director of the Awaken Movement who left his church in the Texan Bible-belt to start and lead a Fresh Expression of church seeking to engage unreached 20's and 30's in northeast London.

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I received this book free of charge from litfuse publicity in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. 

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way as you about this book! Hard to read, but because it was so convicting. :)