My new book just came in the mail. Two community neighbourhood guru’s and an Old Testament professor wrote this book together, “An Other Kingdom.” Peter Block and John McKnight join Walter Bruggemann in helping us depart the consumer culture. And the alternative has to do with our neighbourhood. It’s kind of like a cultural detox! This is a deep massage challenging us to relieve ourselves from tiredness and busyness, and hit the refresh button! Oh how cool it would be to live in a world where people bloomed where they were planted instead of chasing the never ending desires of want.
As the back of jacket says, “The consumer culture holds the belief that no amount is enough. The free market ideology produces economic crisis, violence, and an exhausted planet. An Other Kingdom provides a new narrative, a shift in our thinking and speaking, to take us out of addictive consumption into a place where contract is replaced by covenant, consumption is replaced by neighbourliness, and time is reclaimed as our own. “