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Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation

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This world is a dark, evil, and broken place - more corrosive and corrupting than we even realize since we sit here in the middle of it, with nothing else to compare it to. But for those who know that Christ is coming to establish a new and perfect order, ours is not just a world to endure but a world to invade. Believers have not been stationed here on earth merely to
Paperback, 236 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by B Books (first published October 1st 2011)
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Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2018
It was good. That being said it is pretty standard evangelistic content just with a newish name of being subversive. Nothing ground breaking but for someome new to the info will appreciate it.
Tom Law
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
The world is in crisis. On the one hand, religious fanatics (some calling themselves Christian) are increasingly focusing on exterminating those who differ. On the other hand, socially liberal elements are becoming increasingly more belligerent in imposing their lifestyle and beliefs on others. In the midst, a growing secular humanism that strives for conformity whatever the cost and cultural police making sure that politically correct is the language of the day, transforming our progeny into ...more
Ruth Hill
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am so appreciative of Christian books that really make you stop and think, and this is definitely one of them. The author continues to bring you back to the Bible, and he reminds you of our purpose in this world. It has nothing to do with getting everyone to like us and feel good. Our mission is to shake things up a bit. The enemy actively controls this world, and we are in a war against his powers. We are called to live a life like Christ and glorify Him in this world.

This is a heavy book,
Tim Hoiland
Aug 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Ill be honest: Im always a little nervous when I start reading books with words like radical or manifesto or secret in the title. Or, while were at it, words like subversive. I dont get nervous because Im particularly afraid Ill find the book too challenging; I get nervous because Im afraid the book cant live up to the hype.

I recently threw caution to the wind and decided to read Ed Stetzers latest, Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation (B&H). I follow Ed on Twitter,
Christi mancha
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Others stated this book was "pretty standard stuff" for a book of this type. while that may be true to a point, a large part of that is the fact that the Bible is the same yesterday, today and forever. when we read and re-read it, or write about it, it's the same book and same principles. I felt this book took an interesting idea about Christians subverting the larger world culture and then challenged us this live what the Bible has always said to. It did so in an interesting and engaging way. ...more
Casey Lewis
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-library, t4g-2012

Good challenging book for Christians to read. About being on mission for God and not just living comfortable consumer driven church lives.

We are called to be apart of God's mission. His mission is to redeem a people for Himself. We are the instruments He uses to do that redeeming. The problem is that we often do not see ourselves in that capacity. Stetzer takes time in this book to correct that thinking, so that we see ourselves as agents of gospel change. He calls us to live in rebellion
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Subversive Kingdom works. Stetzer manages to take a potentially complex topic and make it accessible and real. By framing the discussion around the Kingdom of God, he provides a theologically sound framework for missional ministry while also supplying the reader with a powerful picture of what that ministry looks like..."

Read my full review HERE
mike choate

Ed Stetzer is a talented writer, but I found it difficult to read what seemed like, to me, another"how to trick people into loving Christ by giving them stuff or presenting another gimmick for sorta kinda presenting the Gospel. Some floodlights find the ideas presented, novel, but for me, they seemed a contrived and I would not use this approach or mindset for witnessing.
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: evangelism
Pretty standard stuff for a book of this type. It had a few good quotes in it--but unfortunately I had the audiobook version so I couldn't highlight them. Also had some really great stuff on some of Jesus's parables.
John Richards
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Good read on the subversive nature of God's Kingdom. With a culture becoming increasingly adverse to the gospel, the church needs to start thinking in subversive ways.
Apr 09, 2014 rated it liked it
A great primer if you're not in a culture of gospel fluency; reinforcement if you are.
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
My thoughts can be read here: http://centrestreetbaptist.wordpress....
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good book, probably to give to Christians who need to become aware of the mission around them, spends its time in Jesus' parables and the Sermon on the Mount.
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
So far...very good book.
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Ed Stetzer, PhD, holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and is the dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College. He also serves as the executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton. Stetzer is a prolific author and a well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; ...more

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“I mean, he himself defined his ministry as being focused on the poor, the captive, the blind, the oppressed (Luke 4:18). So, therefore, we join him on mission not only when we proclaim his saving gospel but when we confront injustice, when we touch human need, when we seek to bring about changes that transform this world to look more like it will be when Jesus returns.” 0 likes
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