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The Upside-Down Kingdom

Anniversary Edition
The Upside-Down Kingdom

By author: Donald B. Kraybill   Foreword by: Lisa Sharon Harper
Product Code: 80249
ISBN: 9781513802497
Binding Information: Paperback / softback
Size: 8.50 x 5.50 inches

Publication Date: 1/12/2018

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The Upside-Down Kingdom calls readers to imagine and embody the reign of God on earth as it is in heaven. Since its publication in 1978, The Upside-Down Kingdom won the National Religious Book Award and has become the most trusted resource on radical Christian discipleship. In this completely updated anniversary edition, author Donald B. Kraybill asks: What does it mean to follow the Christ who traded victory and power for hanging out with the poor and forgiving his enemies? How did a man in first-century Palestine threaten the established order, and what does that mean for us today? Jesus turned expectations upside down. The kingdom of God is still full of surprises. Are you ready?
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Review by: Lisa Harper, author of The Very Good Gospel, from foreword - November 1, 2017
“This anniversary edition of Donald B. Kraybill’s profound vision of the kingdom of God could not have come at a more timely moment.”
Review by: Bruxy Cavey, author of Reunion and teaching pastor at The Meeting House - November 1, 2017
“A paradigm-shifting introduction to the life-disrupting message of Jesus of Nazareth.”
Review by: Gregory Boyd, author of Myth of a Christian Nation and senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church - November 1, 2017
“I dare you to read this book. It could very well turn your world upside down!”
Review by: Drew Hart, author of Trouble I’ve Seen and assistant professor of theology at Messiah College - November 1, 2017
“The Upside-Down Kingdom is a must-read.”
Review by: Peter Dula, associate professor of religion and culture at Eastern Mennonite University - November 1, 2017
“Brilliantly combines a biblical scholar’s grasp of the Scriptures, a sociologist’s understanding of culture, and a master teacher’s gift for clarity.”
Review by: Malinda Berry, assistant professor of theology and ethics at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary - November 1, 2017
“What a gift to another generation of Jesus’ followers!”
Review by: John Lederach, author of Reconcile, professor emeritus at University of Notre Dame, and senior fellow at Humanity United - November 1, 2017
“I hope ‘upside-down-ness’ will touch generations of leaders to come.”
Review by: Sara Shenk, president of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary - November 1, 2017
“If you only read one book about Jesus and God’s kingdom . . . this should be it.”
Review by: Stuart Murray, author of The Naked Anabaptist - November 1, 2017
“Readable, challenging, inspirational, and eminently practical.”
Review by: Reta Finger, coauthor of Creating a Scene in Corinth and former editor of Daughters of Sarah - November 1, 2017
“Challenges us to translate the upside-down kingdom into our lives today.”
Review by: David Swartz, professor emeritus at Duke Divinity School - November 1, 2017
“This profound and accessible book transformed my understanding of the world.”
Review by: Tom Sine - November 1, 2017
“As provocative as the disciples of Jesus.”
Review by: Joao Monteiro - November 1, 2017
“A sustained challenge to examine familiar realities in a completely new way.”
Review by: Mary Rapien - November 1, 2017
“Rich fare for self-examination.”
Review by: Young Hertig - November 1, 2017
“Not only challenges Christians to resist cultural conformity but also urges people to practice upside-down living rooted in God’s reign.”
Review: Discipleship Journal - November 1, 2017
“Compels us to reconsider what life in the kingdom of God should look like.”

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