For decades, the kingdom of God has remained one of the dominant and most important themes in theology and biblical studies. The kingdom of God is no passive, abstract construct, or static movement. God's rule and reign stretch to the farthest bounds of the earth--reaching and encompassing humankind wherever they may be found and bringing them under the lordship of Christ. It is this aggressive march of the kingdom that inspired the title of this book. While engaging a readership of persons with interests and differing levels of formal academic training, Kingdom Advancing targets theological students, local pastors, and laypersons who wish to broaden and deepen their biblical and theological understanding of God's rule in the world. To that end the writing and contents are neither pedantic nor elementary but are pitched at an accessible wavelength and frequency. The reader will find the contents to be theologically and biblically balanced.