A few weeks ago, I finished "The Myth of a Christian Nation" by Greg Boyd. It rocked! There is no possible way that I can start to capture any specifics in this blog review or it would be so long that you would never read it. I was highlighting something every other page...literally.
Let me just say these 3 things:
- This book unpacked and described the "Kingdom of God" like nothing I have ever read (other than the Bible itself)! Boyd brought laser focus to the hardest and most difficult to articulate realities of the Kingdom of God. Stunning work.
- In my opinion, the title is a tad misleading. The book talks about Kingdom living and Kingdom thinking for the majority of the book and then is "America-specific" for the minority. He does, however, offer a very Biblical view of how to view country-- America or otherwise. Let me not mislead you though...he makes a strong case that he does not believe America is a "Christian Nation." He asserts that NO "Kingdom of this world system" is "Christian." The Kingdom of God and the Kingdoms of this world are distinctly different and will always be.
- If you want a fresh and unique dose of Biblical teaching on the Kingdom of God vs. the Kingdoms of this world-- READ THIS BOOK! I highly recommend it. It is probably in my top 10 now!