For thirty years Jesus of Nazareth lived and worked in obscurity. Then for three short years he taught and worked in public. While his ultimate mission was a spiritual one, he nevertheless chose to use a political word--the "kingdom" of God--to define it. He never sought nor held public office, but he and his followers have been politically influential for twenty centuries.
For those engaged in public life of any kind, there is much to learn and profit from examining the public life of Jesus. This book considers what contemporary Christians who wish to participate in the political culture and systems of our times can learn from Jesus' life.