Too often we think stewardship concerns only the money we give to the church. But in the image of the steward, the Bible offers a perspective on our entire relationship with God. In Stewards in the Kingdom we provide a full and fresh picture of being Jesus’ disciples and living life in all of its fullness. We unpack what it means for us to be stewards in the kingdom of the triune God of grace. This theology of the abundant life, which encompasses all aspects of our world, our life and our possessions, begins, appropriately, with the very being of our gracious Creator God. From there we dismantle the myth of the two kingdoms, one that is under God’s control and one that is not. In doing so, we craft a portrait of faithful stewards who live as God’s children in the reality that is marked by death behind us and life ahead.
We conclude with a discussion of the roles of the church and family as stewards while providing a theology for the Christian fundraiser. This is a unique and much needed contribution on a neglected biblical theme.