Book Title         CHRIST AND THE COMMON LIFE - Political Theology and the Case for Democracy

Book Author         Luke Bretherton  

Pub. Year        2019

Genre             Religious 

My Rating            4 stars

Ease of Read      I found this a challenging. The topics were powerful and deep, but so was the terminology. 

ISBN                978-0-8028-7640-9

I was attracted to this book because… I have an underlying draw to what is best for the common good. I was intrigued by Luke’s bringing this together from a Scriptural and institutional perspective. I also saw it as a research tool for a project I am working on. 

 This book was about…Bretherton shows how we join our relationship/responsibilities to God and our relationship/responsibilities as neighbors and citizens.


Things I liked about this book…One of Bretherton’s early assumptions is the more we understand the relationship between our spiritual and political life the deeper we well understand what it means to be the church and a witness in the community. 

Why you should read this book…So often, we think we need to separate our secular and spiritual lives. This book should our responsibility to live our spiritual lives for the common good of our secular world. 


This book lived up to the back cover copy … The four reviews on the back cover do give you an accurate view of the book.


Luke Bretherton