Bob Cornwall, author of Areopagus volume Untilmate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord's Prayer, meditates on Acts 5, and his thoughts lead him to Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador.
Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord's Prayer by Robert D. Cornwall is now available for the Amazon.com Kindle.
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.
11:42 AM This morning I’ve been sitting beside a warm fire in my library pouring over the final page proofs of the latest book in our Areopagus series, Bob Cornwall’s Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord’s Prayer.
I have long felt that our usual method of reading the Disciples’ Prayer needed a corrective; and this book is it. The authors of our little series represent a larger tension in the academic world: Luther versus Erasmus, revolution versus reform, a brave new approach versus the patching up of an old garment. Cornwall’s book will delight and surprise you, I think. When I first read it I thought back to a Denkmal in Worms, Germany, and its famous plaque: “Hier stehe Ich, Ich kann nicht anders.” I hope many small group Bible studies will find the book interesting and profitable.
(From Dave Black Online. Used by permission.)