A Manifesto of Hope
The Mission of God is a clarion call for Christians and God’s church to awaken and recover a full-orbed gospel and comprehensive faith that recognizes and applies the salvation-victory and lordship of Jesus Christ to all creation: from the family, to education, evangelism, law, church, state and every other sphere.
What is the kingdom of God and how does it manifest itself? Does the church have a future in history? What is the relationship between faith and public morality and policy? What should be the relationship between church and state? Is religious pluralism a workable paradigm? Are Christians called to transform cultures? In short, what is the mission of God and what part do we have to play?
These questions have become increasingly pertinent for Christians today, especially in the Western world, because it is widely recognized that Western civilization is facing an epochal turning point. We have erroneously assumed that our social order could remain stable and flourish without its foundation of Godâ€™s Word for private and public life.
The Mission of GodÂ is an exhortation to halt our descent into pagan religion, economic decline, and social decay by rediscovering and returning to a robust biblical faith in the lordship of Christ for every area of life.
“This book is an intellectual masterpiece; it is first rate scholarship – a theological and historical gem… It is the theological apologetic to act out God’s truth in every sphere of life in 21st century Britain and beyond… This book is changing lives.”
– Andrea Williams, CEO, Christian Concern and Christian Legal Centre, London
“I am very pleased to commend Joe Boot’s book The Mission of God. To a generation accustomed to a steady diet of cotton candy, the idea of eating a thick steak like this might seem a tad challenging – but nothing satisfies like a steak. Tightly argued, densely researched, pastorally wise, this book belongs on your shelf.”
– Douglas Wilson, Christ Church
686 pages, hardcover with dust jacket