Citizen, Your Role in the Alternative Kingdom by Rob Peabody – A Book Review

Citizen, Your Role in the Alternative Kingdom
By: Rob Peabody
Monarch Books, Lion Hudson plc
Oxford OX2 8DR, England
97805721-542-0, $ 14.99, 2014, 192 Pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

An Awakening to a New Perspective on Following Jesus

Rob Peabody invites his reader to join in an Awakening Movement of Christians around the world willing to live in complete abandonment to Jesus. This abandonment will require “a reimagining of your life, a repositioning of what you value, a re-identifying of who you are, and recentering on the true King of the universe Himself.” This calls for radical living, honoring Jesus from Monday to Saturday in every area of life, not just for an hour on Sunday.

I appreciate Rob’s keen articulate communication style, sharp focus, and descriptive word choices. He is well read, powerfully articulate; his resources, background study, and research are carefully documented. His illustrations, stories, and examples are relevant, and I enjoyed his subtle humor. I found the book to be a wakeup call to the dangers of: losing focus and falling into the trap of living a tradition functional Church life. I was reminded of the importance of being part of a unified community recognizing the impact of today globalization on our culture, traditions, and identity. He also challenges the reader to work together with what the Holy Spirit is already doing around you and to take risks to accomplish Kingdom purposes.

“Citizen” is a book for anyone experiencing “a Holy discontentment” longing to be transformed to permeate Jesus throughout their being; strongly recommended for “Vision-Casters and Kingdom Breakers,” those seeking to “live out Jesus’ way of life among people who are far from God who would never set foot in a traditional church.”

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Treasury of Bible Stories – By Kelly Pulley – A Book Review

Treasury of Bible Stories – By Kelly Pulley
David C. Cook Publisher

Bible Story Classics in Metered Rhyme with Contemporary Illustrations

From “The Slippery Story of Adam and Eve” to the “Magnificent Story of the Resurrection – He is Risen” Kelly Pulley fills over 300 pages with Bible stories written in clever metered rhyme accompanied with exciting, unique, colorful illustrations that almost jump off the page.

Among my favorites are “The Tasty Tale of Daniel in the Lion’s Den” and “The Good Dunking: The Refreshing Story of John the Baptist.” Pulley’s touch of humor adds to the child’s enjoyment of the familiar stories. The cadence of the metered verse enhanced by Pulley’s unique illustrative style combine to bring home the intended truth and application of the Bible passage.

True to Scripture as well as entertaining “Treasury of Bible Stories” is a must reading experience for every growing family.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.