My assistant wrote the subject line, fyi. As you know, I usually only send this UNFILTERED email on Thursdays, so this is a special edition.
I’ve been waiting to make this announcement for over a year. And today is the day.
My new book INSURGENCE: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom is now available. Since August of last year, you’ve been getting my blog posts on the explosive gospel of the kingdom. Well, this is the complete book where I seek to unveil that gospel.
Right or wrong, I believe that Insurgence will define my entire library. It’s what I believe the Spirit is speaking to the body of Christ right now.
Here is an early review:
What Pagan Christianity did in redefinding and revolutionizing “church,” Insurgence does in redefining and revolutionizing “kingdom.” This is a daunting, engrossing powerhouse that’s accessible to all audiences. I predict it will become one of the author’s most iconic works and the new benchmark on the kingdom of God. Penetrating and full of insight. Revolutionary from start to finish, Insurgence astonishes and delivers. A masterstroke of spiritual genius.
Christian Book Reviews, D.S.
On Insurgence.org, you can view reviews by Greg Boyd, Dr. Michael Heiser, Dr. Craig Keener, Kenneth Boa, Bruxy Cavey, Dave Ferguson, and others as well as samples (both audio and print). Since it’s debut, it’s been the #1 New Release in Christian Theology on Amazon.
Someone asked why I wrote the book. Simple: I write the book that I myself want to read, but that doesn’t exist.
Since I couldn’t find a book that touches all the dimensions of the kingdom of God in one volume, specifically “the gospel of the kingdom” in a clear, easy-to-read, accessible yet comprehensive way, without a hint of legalism or guilt, and that wasn’t aligned with the progressive left or the conservative right, I took upon myself the daunting task of writing and launching it into the world. (For better or worse!)
What follows is the back cover copy from the publisher.
THE INSURGENCE HAS BEGUN
DON’T MISS IT!
Why does the allegiance that radical terrorists give to their false cause exceed the allegiance that most Christians today give to Jesus Christ? Have we lost the explosive, earthshaking gospel of the kingdom that Jesus, Paul, and the other apostles preached? Have we exchanged this dynamic, titanic, living gospel for a gospel of religious duty or permissiveness and “easy believism”?
Yes, says bestselling author Frank Viola. And it’s high time we reclaimed it.
In today’s politically charged era, Christians on the progressive left as well as the conservative right both equate their particular viewpoints with the kingdom of God. Viola dismantles these perspectives, offering a fresh and revolutionary look at the radical gospel of the kingdom. With gripping power, he challenges Christians to reclaim the lost kingdom message of Jesus and join a spiritual insurgence that can change the course of history.
To order including the Samplers go to Insurgence.org