We review a lot of books here at the Englewood Review, and our primary selection criteria is books that can be read and discussed in churches, and that will be beneficial in helping churches understand and embody the way of Christ in their particular locations. Bob Cornwall’s Ultimate Allegiance is precisely this sort of book, and in many ways, it is better than many books we review because it hovers close to the biblical texts, terrain in which churches are typically comfortable into launching conversations. I hope and pray that churches will reflect together on Bob’s superb treatment of the Lord’s Prayer and that in so doing, they will find themselves foisted into a whole new world of questions and conversations about what it means – in a day-to-day, hour-by-hour sense – to follow together in the subversive way of Jesus.
Thanks to Chris and ERB for this great review. Read the whole thing.