6:30 AM This morning I read a post called 5 Books You Should Read This Election Year. Were I to draw up my own list, it would look a bit different. These books will make you laugh as much as they will make you cry. They will stir your soul and leave you feeling like their authors were patting you on the back, encouraging you to leave status quo thinking about politics behind and step into all that God has for you in the upside-down kingdom He is establishing. Believe me, each book is a breath of fresh air.
1) Jacque Ellul, The Politics of God and the Politics of Man.
2) Jacque Ellul, The Subversion of Christianity.
3) Jacque Ellul, The Presence of the Kingdom.
4) Vernard Eller, Christian Anarchy: Jesus’ Primacy over the Powers.
5) John Howard Yoder, The Politics of Jesus.
Grab these books, dear reader, and you’ll discover how amazing the kingdom is and how shockingly gracious God is. (Oh! I discussed all of this in a little book I published a few years ago called Christian Archy.)
Reading books in an election year. This is going to be so fun!