I’m delighted to release Guerrilla Gospel: Reading the Bible for Liberation in the Power of the Spirit– a practical manual that’s a sequel to my 2005 Reading the Bible with the Damned. Here’s a little more about what it’s about:
Jesus was born into a world marked by oppression and injustice to announce and embody God’s global liberation movement. Like an insurgent, Jesus comes in under the radar, behind enemy lines, and then builds a foundation of trust with a growing entourage of humble followers. He incites a revolution that he calls the Kingdom of God. Guerrilla Gospel: Reading the Bible for Liberation in the Power of the Spirit is a practical manual that condenses the outlines of God’s liberation movement. In this book you will learn to identify and overcome common obstacles to stepping into active faith, grow in your awareness of how God speaks and the Spirit guides, discover approaches to preparing messages that invite conversion and holistic transformation, learn essential basics for preparing and leading Bible studies and grow in understanding how the gifts of the Spirit are available now to provide essential support for the adventure of faith. Order a copy here. Below are some endorsements and the table of contents.
“This book is a valuable resource for all who yearn to participate in God’s subversive and revolutionary work. Throughout Bob Ekblad offers anecdotes from his decades of experience in diverse contexts. Bob embodies what he writes about. The stories he tells embody guerrilla interpretation; they are the flesh and blood of the guerrilla gospel.”
– Gerald O. West, Senior Professor of Biblical Studies, University of KwazuluNatal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
“Bob Ekblad has done it again! He has offered practical, spirit-filled, biblically deep principles and strategies to take the truth of God’s scripture to bring transformation in real life both inside and out. I highly recommend this book as a strategy for kingdom come in your own community!”
– Danielle Strickland, speaker, author and justice advocate
“Bob Ekblad is one of my heroes. I try to write down whatever he says and I try to read whatever he writes. In this latest book he brings the Bible to life as only he can – from the margins. It’ll change you profoundly.”
– Pete Greig, 24-7 Prayer International and Emmaus Rd, Guildford UK
Bob Ekblad is co-founder and General Director of Tierra Nueva and The People’s Seminary in Burlington, Washington. He holds a ThD in Old Testament from the Institut Protestant de Théologie, Montpellier, France. He teaches at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Westminster Theological Centre (UK) and is the author of Reading the Bible with the Damned, A New Christian Manifesto: Pledging Allegiance to the Kingdom of God, and The Beautiful Gate: Enter Jesus’ Global Liberation Movement.
Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS FOREWORD: Gerald O. West PART 1: PREPARING GUERRILLA GOSPEL ENCOUNTERS Chapter One: FOLLOWING COMANDANTE JESUS Chapter Two: ASSUMPTIONS FOR A LIBERATING READING OF THE BIBLE Chapter Three: GOD’S GLOBAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT Chapter Four: JESUS’ RECRUITMENT BEHIND ENEMY LINES- JOHN 4 PART II: FACILITATING GUERRILLA GOSPEL ENCOUNTERS Chapter Five: ALIGNING OURSELVES WITH JESUS AND HIS VISION Chapter Six: REVOLUTIONARY HEARING: TUNING OUR EARS TO DIVINE INTELLIGENCE Chapter Seven: PREPARING GUERRILLA GOSPEL ENCOUNTERS Chapter Eight: AGENTS OF LIBERATION: THE ART OF HOSTING GUERRILLA GOSPEL ENCOUNTERS Chapter Nine: GUERRILLA TACTICS: SIGNS, WONDERS, JUSTICE AND MERCY