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How the kingdom of God can stabilize your world

24 Jun

Book Review: Globequake: Living in the Unshakeable Kingdom While the World Falls Apart, by Wallace Henley

How can you survive in a world where every aspect of life is falling apart? How can you understand the times in which we live as well as know how to respond? What difference does the kingdom of God make in today’s world?

Answering those questions is the theme of Wallace Henley’s book, Globequake: Living in the unshakeable kingdom while the world falls apart. In addressing his theme, the author divides the book into three sections. Section one gives an overview of the issues—the way in which the world is being shaken; understanding the times in which we live; the nature of the kingdom of God; and the areas of life where the kingdom can make a difference.

Part two of the book goes into greater detail explaining how the kingdom of God can make a difference in six areas—person, church, family, education, government, and business/marketplace. Each section looks first at what a kingdom oriented person, church, etc., looks like. The author then describes how to strengthen the kingdom in each of these areas.

The author concludes the book in part three by emphasizing the importance of hope. Though we face a daunting challenge, we don’t have to give up because the kingdom of God will triumph.

Over the course of his career, the author has been a journalist, a Washington, D.C. insider, and a pastor. He uses examples from each of these areas, as well as his own life, to illustrate his points.

Overall, I found the book thought provoking. I did get tired of his use of the word, globequake. It felt like a cliché by the end. That being said, he did cause me to reexamine the influence of the kingdom of God in the everyday world.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com http://BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

 

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Books

 

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