I received a copy of the book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Practicing the King’s Economy is a book that explores the Biblical concepts of economy through “keys”from Scripture. Each key is assigned a chapter to explain it (using Scripture) and then a follow up chapter with real world application for self, church, and business.
The keys are worship, community, work, equity, creation care, and rest.
This book took a couple weeks to wade through. I recommend no more than one key a day because reading and processing will keep your mind on the chapter beyond the time you finish reading. The authors are humble in their suggestions knowing that how these keys are applied may look different for everyone. The book is encouraging and convicting. You won’t look at life in the western world the same way after finishing it, unless you’ve already gone through a self-examination of how God intended for us to live as a society. If you have, the examples and creative applications are still worth the read.
The authorship of the book (there are three authors) is not confusing – each chapter/key is written by only one, though the keys and stories intertwine.
I was surprised by the depth of the book and by how truly thought provoking it was. I highly recommend it to church and ministry leaders. I know it will inform my own ministry a great deal in the future.