George Dana Boardman, the stepson of Adoniram Judson and long-time pastor of First Baptist Church Philadelphia (1864-1894), has written a book that has quickly gone up my top-ten list of the greatest Christian books of all time. The Kingdom: The Emerging Rule of Christ Among Men is a book that confirms what I have long believed the Bible to teach about the Kingdom of God. Since I was a boy memorizing Romans, studying theology, and reading Christian books vociferously, I have sought to find a book that systemized the teaching of Scriptures regarding Christ's words "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand." Boardman's book does an excellent job of expounding the meaning of Christ's statement. The word "kingdom" (basilia) is used one hundred and forty times in the New Testament. Boardman shows, quite convincingly, how the Kingdom of God is God's reign in man's heart through Jesus Christ. Further, he brilliantly proves that when the Kingdom of God comes, there is not a grim assent to the dominion of God over the sinner, but a willing consent to the dominion of God within the sinner. The implication of this profound truth of kingdom living is that the gospel (evangelium) is more than just faith in the atonement at the cross. Faith in the gospel becomes the life of God in the soul of man to produce the rule of God in the life of man. "Thy Kingdom come" ... is a prayer requesting that what is pleasant and pleasing in heaven become pleasant and pleasing in my life. Thanks to my friends Jack Taylor and Bob Mumford for republishing Boardman's classic book and my Enid friend Rob Cummins for purchasing it for me. Boardman's excellent treatise will have a lasting and powerful impact on my life and ministry.