Fields of God: Football and the Kingdom of God Paperback – 4 Apr 2003
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Without pretension the authors set about clarifying the true meaning of god's kingdom using the arena of football to illustrate that Jesus's words have implications even for this sphere of life.
They then extend their argument to make it clear that Jesus lays claim to all creation, both now and in the future.
I learnt a great deal about The teachings of Jesus on this important topic and can now even explain what constitutes a dragback.
a great read and particularly suitable for group study.
There do not seem to be many popular books about this crucial subject and i was both entertained and educated by the breezy and lucid style of the authors.
There basic remit seems to be that the Christian community has all too often misunderstood this central aspect of the teachings of Christ. In straightforward steps they explain the common errors and then go on to open up an exciting understanding of the Kingdom. In particular they stress the importance of the Christian world and life view for the game of football and then extend this idea to make it clear that Christ claims every inch of the Creation and the life in it as his own.
The concluding chapter describing the future of a redeemed creation populated by humans, angels, gazelles, rhinos etc is wonderfully entertaining and affirming. This book would make a great subject for debate and discussion in a housegroup or can be enjoyed as a rollicking read in its own right. Enjoy!!
Here is Christian faith that touches all of life. Pietistic, here called platonist Christianity, is exposed as short-changing the full message of the kingdom.
If you love the gospel and football, this book is for you. If you want to know how to use the contemporary scene of fooball for sermon illustrations, here is a gold mine. I think it has evangelistic potential too.
A great read and eye opening too. highly recommended to anyone who holds football as a passion and wants to know which team God supports.