Citizen by Rob Peabody wasn’t exactly what I expected, but it was a great book to read. Peabody, founder of the Awaken movement in London, takes the biblical analogy of citizenship and explains every facet, every implication for life. As Christians we are citizens of God’s Kingdom, living here on earth. Jesus died to save us from our sins, but He also saved us for life in His Kingdom—a life that begins right now, not after we die.
In the introduction, Peabody gives his personal testimony and explains how he ended up moving his family from Texas to London to launch a new ministry. That move itself provides many illustrations for this book on being a citizen of one country while living in another. But the Bible is the foundation for all of his ideas. He has taken the teachings of Jesus and clarified for Christians of today.
Personally, I thought the first two chapters dragged just a bit, but I realized as I read them that they were foundational—defining. By the third chapter, I was engrossed. I appreciated Peabody’s easy-to-read, storytelling style. I enjoyed the quotations at the beginning and scattered throughout each chapter. I loved the way he took this simple, yet profound analogy and fleshed it out into a well-written book. This is one I recommend.
I received my copy from Kregel Publications in exchange for this honest review. I thank them for the opportunity to read this book.