Gospel Next Door


Marty Troyer has taken on the enormous task of helping us reframe the story we tell about what it means to do the work of the kingdom of God. He does that by thoughtfully examining the Scripture in the context of the mission field of Houston and by casting the story as both personal and community transformation. He does that with a pastor’s heart and a prophet’s urgency. And he does it as a wise, thoughtful participant in what God is doing in one of our nation’s great cities. I highly commend The Gospel Next Door to you.-

–Jim Herrington-coauthor of Leading Congregational Change and founder of Faithwalking- (03/03/2016)

Marty Troyer
SKU: 9781513800387 Category: Product ID: 2004


As Christians, we pray for God’s kingdom to come “on earth as it is in heaven.” But what does that even mean? Would we recognize God’s kingdom if it moved in next door?

Learn to see God’s work in your neighborhood, city, and the world–and learn how to join it. With stories from his own city of Houston, Texas, author Marty Troyer introduces a theology of place that empowers us to truly see the work of God where we live, work, and play. The Gospel Next Door unpacks the gospel through the lenses of following Jesus, making peace, and overcoming injustice. Those seeking to connect more deeply with the world that God so loved will find compelling stories and practical ideas for healing brokenness and imagining new life. Start living out the kingdom of God here and now.