The Kingdom Library

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Our Featured Books

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Former Things Forgotten - Amazon Best Seller Now Available!

By Thomas Trezise, Executive Director
Moonshine made Tessa Gibbs’ father mean; getting religion made him cruel and judgmental. Tessa craves to be free of him and his God. She’s driven by a soul-deep sense she was born to a life beyond her mountain in eastern Tennessee. She works hard for a scholarship to Berry College that will provide her escape to a life as a teacher. Relationships nurture her dream, beginning with Mary, a neighbor with a colorful heritage, Janie, who takes Tessa in as an employee at her Rome, Georgia, inn and surrogate daughter, and Mandy, Tessa’s roommate who shows her the love of Christ through actions instead of words. Tessa even embraces hope for an improbable romance with a campus heartthrob, but she discovers each step she takes leaves her seeking something more.

Tessa correctly senses she was born to a different life, just not what she thinks. She had been a soul in the eternal Kingdom of God with her soul mate, Boon, but abandoned all to join a rebellion against God. Born into a human body on a fallen Earth, she resists all efforts to bring her back to the Kingdom. The battle to return her soul is intense … and may require an ultimate sacrifice.

Featured Non-Fiction

The Unshakable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person

By E. Stanley Jones
A seminal resource on the Kingdom of God by a renowned authority, The Unshakeable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person is a must read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christ and his Kingdom and its workable system for our daily lives.

The Divine Conspiracy

By Dallas Willard
With a keen understanding of Christ and his teachings, Willard shows that Jesus is far more than the remote Savior all too often in Christian thought. Instead of fire insurance for the afterlife, Willard demonstrates that Christ brings to us the revolutionary intent for us to experience a fulfilling life in his Kingdom now as the first step to the perfect life forever.

Woke Jesus

By Lucas Miles
Jesus is the Kingdom of God. As we are sanctified, we live more as his image and in his Kingdom. To understand life in his Kingdom, we must also recognize what is not of Jesus and not of his Kingdom. We are sanctified by the Holy Spirit, not ourselves. People who hold up an image of Jesus that is not based on scripture and encourage us to follow of our own will and not the Holy Spirit, therefore, lead us away from the real Jesus and his Kingdom. Today’s social justice movements do just that.

In Woke Jesus, Lucas Miles fires a great warning flare of a false Jesus appearing in many arenas. Using Jesus to advocate personal and political agenda certainly is nothing new. Miles demonstrates, however, that large segments of Western society and, unfortunately, even the church, have appropriated Jesus as a social justice revolutionary. He has become in their hands an advocate of current social justice thought that divide us, such as Critical Race Theory, even though he proclaimed a Kingdom for everyone. He calls for repentance not from an alleged flawed social justice position, but from our sin against God. Reconciliation within our society can come only through reconciliation with God first. Miles demonstrates that Jesus is a means to their end: government control not Kingdom control. But Jesus is the end, not the means.

Anyone who wants to draw closer to Jesus and live more in his Kingdom must understand that we face a fork in the road built by the woke with signs that deceive us from following the path intended by Christ and the Holy Spirit. The deception goes so far as to present a reinterpreted Bible to fit their political and social goals. The woke use terms such as love, equality, and justice that are very familiar to Christians, but then apply them to fundamental concepts such as gender, race, marriage, and more that abandon traditional scriptural foundations, all the while using Jesus as supposed authority supporting their positions.

The social justice movements present a false Messiah and a false Kingdom. Lucas Miles in Woke Jesus provides us with a clear sign and a message that points us toward the path to which Jesus calls us to follow.

The Everyday Kingdom

By Preston Junkin
When we conceived and launched The Everyday Kingdom as an entity and a website, we had no idea this book existed. We found it serendipitously. If we believed in coincidences this would be an amazing one, but this one unquestionably is God-inspired. Preston Junkin has written the blueprint for what we have built, and we have varied little from the design.

The Everyday Kingdom explores the theological foundations and the practical challenges of living an authentic Christian life in the real world. It provides useful advice based on the experience of Christians who have learned to serve God’s Kingdom while making a living and raising a family. It tells the stories of people from all walks of life whom God used to impact their neighbors, co-workers, the poor and the disenfranchised for the Kingdom of God. Learn how to put Jesus on display and to reveal his Kingdom by discovering the good works that God has prepared in advance for you, your family, and your church to do – works that bring glory to the King.

Featured Fiction

The Murphy Shepherd Series: The Water Keeper, The Letter Keeper, The Record Keeper

By Charles Martin, New York Times Best-Selling Author
The Murphy Shepherd Series addresses the response of one Christian to the unspeakable evil of human sex trafficking and slavery. The books are gritty and as action-packed as secular thrillers. At their core, however, the novels tell the timeless story of the extent to which God's love rescues and redeems the lost. Each tells a wonderful Kingdom-story. If the Sound of Freedom movie has alerted you to the problem, then this series will stoke your passion. We strongly recommend them.

The Publisher's Description of The Water Keeper
A riveting story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds by New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin. Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he’s dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes. When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, Murph’s mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery. With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past—and the ghosts who tried to bury them.

The Publisher's Description of The Letter Keeper
Murphy Shepherd has made a career of finding those no one else could---survivors of human trafficking. His life's mission is helping them. Then one day Murphy's wife, her daughter, and two other teenage girls are stolen! With more dead ends than leads, he has no idea how to find his loved ones. Hope feels lost, but Murphy is willing to do anything to try to bring them home.

The Publisher's Description of The Record Keeper
Murphy Shepherd’s last rescue mission very nearly cost him his life. He’d like nothing more than to stay close to his wife and daughters for awhile. But Bones’s brother must be stopped, and there are so many who still need to know they are worth rescuing. Then the unthinkable happens: his mentor and friend is taken. Gone without a trace. Murphy lives by the mantra that love always shows up. But how can he rescue Bones when he has no leads?