Well after wrapping up the Advent Conspiracy Project with Christ Seay and Greg Holder, I began to work on A Kingdom Called Desire: Confronted by the Love of a Risen King, I am thankful it is coming out at the end of March with Zondervan.
I will be speaking on it at Catalyst West in one of the labs March 2nd and will have a few advanced reader copies with me. If you are planning to come to Catalyst West and if you’re not you should (there are still some spaces) then come by my lab on Wednesday at 1:30.
I am excited about this book because I think one of the key conversations that we should be having is about desire for Jesus. I think a lot of Kingdom work goes awry because at the heart of it we desire the work more than the King.
So I have attempted to confront the obstacles that keep us from our deeper desire for Jesus and then explain why in the greatness of the Gospel, Jesus fulfills our deepest desires so that we could be like the man who in his joy sold everything he had to buy the field with the buried treasure. It is the joy of desire met only in Jesus and by Jesus that sustains a life that displays the Kingdom.
So I am excited to have it out there and hope it helps many of you. I love the cover artwork that was done by a friend of mine at Imago Aaron James, I get a lot of questions about it but as with all good art we must ask, “what does it mean to you” and it makes you go “hmmmm…” Hope you like the book!