Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Living In The Overlap by Steve Schaefer~ Glass Roads Blog Tour
Synopsis from Goodreads:
How should we deal with our doubts?
What should we keep in mind when we pray for healing?
How can we share the gospel more effectively?
Steve Schaefer contends that when we understand Jesus’ central message—the kingdom of God—we can better handle such issues. The Old Testament prophets predicted the coming of God’s end-time kingdom, but the New Testament reveals a surprising twist: the kingdom arrives in two stages. The first stage arrived with Jesus’ first coming. The second stage will arrive at his second coming. So what happens in between?
Living in the Overlap clarifies a topic that many Christians find mysterious, exploring the challenges and benefits of living in a kingdom that is both “already” and “not yet.”
If you want a deeper understanding of Jesus’ kingdom message, and if you want to explore the kingdom’s implications for your life today, let this provocative and enlightening book be your guide.
My take on this book:
I wasn't sure what the title of this book meant, what was the overlap, and just who is living in it? The author uses the first two chapters of his book to explain just that. The overlap is the time we are living in now. It falls between the first coming of Jesus, and the second coming that hasn't happened yet. The author does a good job of explaining his ideas in simplistic way that really made it easier for me to understand. The use of scriptures and footnotes was very helpful as I used my Bible for reference.I also enjoyed the personal experiences he shared, for me it makes the book much easier to relate to.The author also includes a recommended reading list in the back of the book for further study.
While this is a topic I really knew nothing about, after reading this book, I feel more informed and will continue to explore this topic, and this book will definitely help steer me in the right direction.This would be the perfect book for anyone who is serious about broadening their knowledge about the Bible, and furthering their spiritual walk.
I was provided a copy of this book by Glass Roads Public Relations for review.