#Review: Citizen by Rob Peabody @AwakenRob
This book will take any Christian and make them want to awaken the movement in their home town.
If we could get 5 Christians from each church around the world to take this on this movement and motivate others we could end up with a worldwide revival.
This is a book I am sharing with the pastors at my church. I would love to help get something like this going in / around my town.
For this reader I wondered about the title but after reading it is so clear. Citizen. We are all a Citizen in Christ. We are the one to bring in the non-citizens and make them believe.
I highly recommend this book to all Christians.
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About the book:
Citizen (Kregel Books, October 2014)
For Rob Peabody, the young pastor at a mega-church in southern USA, the realization that his faith had little real connection with the world around him meant that something had to change. He redirected his church towards the poor on their doorstep and then took the larger step of moving to the UK to establish the missional fellowship ‘Awaken’.
In Citizen he outlines the Kingdom-centered identity that is given to followers of Jesus. It’s a wake-up call to the church in the West. Jesus’ death and resurrection initiates and invites people into a life of so much more than the status quo. God is re-building, re-newing, and re-creating that which is broken and marred by sin, and he is doing this – setting things right in the world – through Jesus. As citizens of the Kingdom, we have been saved and set apart for this work. We have a new allegiance, a changed identity, and a new mission as we seek to establish the rule of God on earth as it is in Heaven.
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About the author:
Rob Peabody left his position as lead campus pastor of a mega-church in Texas in 2011 and moved with his wife, Medea, and their two sons to the U.K. He is now the co-founder and director of Awaken, a non-profit organization that exists to provide resources and creativity to the church and reach Londoners in their 20s and 30s with the Gospel. This work is commissioned by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and in partnership with the Church of England.
Peabody also currently serves as a missional consultant for multiple church networks. He appears regularly at the Spring Harvest conferences in Great Britain and will be leading a new upcoming national U.K. conference for young adults called The Pursuit.
In addition, Peabody has written a small-group film series entitled Kingdom Rise, which was released in March of 2013.