In this summary of the key elements from Gregory Pierce’s book The World As It Should Be: Living Authentically in the Here-and-Now Kingdom of God, readers are given an accessible and affordable introduction to creating the kingdom of God in the world as we experience it. As Pierce writes in the Introduction to this new publication:
This booklet explores the convergence of two idea: the world as it should and the kingdom of God. It presents things you should know about the Christian concept of the kingdom of God but in the context of the secular task of building the best world possible. In pursuing the kingdom of God, two people of good faith can disagree strongly on a particular question of politics or economics or business or family values. If they are both operating in good faith, however, they will seek out the best possible solution—usually some sort of compromise, which is not a bad word in the world as it should be.