Thursday, August 06, 2009

Desiring the Kingdom: Read an Excerpt

August 5 was the official release date for Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. The Baker Academic site offers a glimpse into the book by providing an excerpt for download which gives you a look at the expanded Table of Contents, Preface, and Introduction, all of which provide a bit of a map of the book.

Last night I was re-reading Oscar Wilde's "Critic as Artist" and was reminded of a quote that, in a way, captures the core intuition of Desiring the Kingdom:

"Do you wish to love? Use Love's Litany, and the words will create the yearning from which the world fancies they spring."