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Kingdom Come

by Larry Miles

SCAN0177I would like to  bring to the  attention of our readers a book  that I feel will be well worth the  read. It is  called  "Kingdom Come."  It  was  written  by  John Mark Hicks and Bobby Valentine.  I was  introduced to the  book by  Brad Banister of Mangum, OK.  Some may  remember this  young  man from  last  year's fellowship week.  He  and his  grandmother came to the  meetings. The   book   would be  classified "church history,"  but  it is more than that.  It    talks  about the  legacy  of  2  men, David Lipscomb and James A. Harding.  I am  going to  include   2 short reviews  from the  back  cover of the  book.    Also, the  book  speaks  very  highly of 2 men whose  life  and ministry epitomized  the  principles  of  Lipscomb and Harding, namely,  John Nelson (J.N.) Armstrong and Robert  Henry (R.H.) Boll. I have  shared this  book  with  one of our  elders at Cherry Street Church of Christ, J. R. Satterfield and  he  has  bought a  few  copies to give  away. Hopefully I can  get  him to give a   short  review in the near  future. "Hicks  and Valentine remind us that our  heritage is  rich  with spiritual mentors. Drawing from the lives of  Lipscomb, Harding and others of like mind, the authors tell a powerful historical theological story. The  heart of the  book  examines  kingdom spirituality through four 'means of grace': reading scripture, ministering to the poor, meeting  for  worship, and praying. The  book ends  with an exhilarating  description of the freedom enjoyed by citizens of God's kingdom. This is  church history at its best, using story and  scripture to shape and  move us."

-Douglas A. Foster, Director, Center For  Restoration Studies, Abilene Christian University.

"James A. Harding and David Lipscomb were  spiritual giants who heralded living in the  face of the  Lord's coming  again, trusting Him for all of life's needs walking in the Spirit, prayer, Scripture reading, peacekeeping and  more. The  authors do an excellent job of showing  how Scripture and  contemporary  scholarship  sustain the commitments of Lipscomb and Harding and challenge our own life before God and in His church."

-Thomas H. Olbricht, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion, Pepperdine University.

The  book can  be  ordered  through  Amazon. Click here for  info. 

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