The Kingdom Assignment 2: What Treasure Stands Between You and a Significant Relationship with God?

Denny Bellesi, Author, Leesa Bellesi, Joint Author Zondervan Publishing Company $9.99 (144p) ISBN 978-0-310-24324-3
The Bellesis made headlines in 2001 with ""the kingdom assignment,"" a challenge that Rev. Bellesi issued to his congregation that was covered in People magazine and on Dateline NBC. This sequel takes the next step, asking readers to ask themselves what ""treasure"" might be standing in the way of their relationship with God. Is there one sacrifice they've not made, a sacrifice that would help them enjoy the blessings of the Kingdom? Drawing on the example of the rich young ruler of the Gospels (here called ""RYR""), the authors encourage readers to identify--and then jettison--their most carefully hoarded treasure, whether tangible or psychological. To demonstrate the point, the Bellesis challenged 1,000 families in their church to sell some cherished possession with a monetary value of more than $100 and use the money to help the poor. The stories of how members stretched their comfort zones--and how they were sometimes surprised by what they valued the most--are encouraging, even exhilarating. The changes in perspective (first one author, then the other) can sometimes be confusing, but overall, this is an invigorating and memorable real-life story.
Reviewed on: 02/01/2003
Release date: 02/01/2003
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