In the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:2–12), Jesus urges us to set ourselves apart from the world, living in a counterculture with a new identity rooted in Him. The Upside Down Kingdom examines this counterintuitive wisdom and explores its relevance for today. Drawing on insights from the biblical story of redemption, Church Fathers, Reformation scholars, and contemporary life, this book equips and encourages readers to get their spiritual bearings in an upside-down world. Author Chris Castaldo ultimately points readers to the kingdom of Christ―not as a set of rules, but as a means of bringing peace and blessing here and now.
Chris Castaldo is the Lead Pastor at New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois, and is a fellow at the Center for Pastor Theologians. Whether it’s through his writing, speaking, or his bi-weekly Vlog, "A Brief Word from Pastor Chris," he desires to see the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed and lives transformed for the glory of God.