Living in the Kingdom of God

A Biblical Theology for the Life of the Church

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What the Whole Bible Teaches about the Kingdom of God

"In this remarkably fresh treatment of the kingdom of God, Grindheim steers a wise course through the debates over what the kingdom is, who is in it, when it comes, how it is governed, and much more. No one will agree with every detail of Grindheim's interpretation, but any thoughtful Christian will come away from this book having gained new insight, not to mention attractive and faithful ways of thinking about old texts. Highly recommended."
--D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Grindheim presents a vision of the kingdom of God that is at once heavenly and richly earthly. His sensitive reading of the Scriptures is joined to stories of human events and experiences--large and small, personal and social--that communicate the hope of the kingdom in practical ways. From his own experience, Grindheim is able to lift our eyes to a horizon broader than our usual Western perspective. In a remarkable way, this work speaks Christian faith and its implications for the world."
--Mark A. Seifrid, Concordia Seminary

"Grindheim's book on the kingdom is biblical theology at its best. It is well-researched, theologically perceptive, and sprinkled with engaging illustrations from the author's own experiences as a missionary in Ethiopia and from Christian life around the world. Anyone wanting to know what the Bible says about the rule of God will benefit from this book, but it will be especially helpful to pastors, teachers, and students as they think through how the church can live as a faithful subject of its King."
--Frank Thielman, Beeson Divinity School

"Grindheim introduces readers to God's kingdom as it is presented in the Old Testament, the teachings of Jesus, and the rest of the New Testament. He then goes on to spell out the implications of what the Bible teaches about the kingdom for the Christian and the church. Pastors and teachers who want to teach about the kingdom of God will find Grindheim's book to be an accessible and timely source of instruction and exhortation."
--Paul M. Hoskins, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


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Sigurd Grindheim (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of New Testament at Fjellhaug International University College in Oslo, Norway. He is also adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and visiting lecturer at Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. Grindheim is the author of numerous articles and essays as well as a number of books, including Introducing Biblical Theology, Christology in the Synoptic Gospels, and a forthcoming commentary on Hebrews.