To Reign or Not to Reign

To Reign or Not to Reign

By John Knight


To Reign or Not to Reign is John Knight’s positive response to the doubt and unbelief so prevalent in the Western Church today where basic doctrines of faith and Biblical credibility are often questioned, even denied.  Is it surprising then that many in our ‘pick-and-mix’ society believe anything or nothing?


In addressing the issue of doubt and unbelief, John challenges and encourages the reader to develop a faith consistent with Biblical experience.  Having said that, To Reign or Not to Reign is not the dry theological treatise one might expect as there are many wonderful testimonies to God’s healing love and grace, as well as personal anecdotes to encourage the reader.


John Knight was born in 1936 near Penzance in Cornwall and emigrated to Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) as a baby and educated there until 1948.  He completed his schooling at St John’s College in Johannesburg before attending Leeds University and Mirfield Theological College from 1958 to 1961.  He then returned to Rhodesia where he was ordained into the Ministry.  For the next 25 years he held a number of appointments, and became Dean of Mutare Cathedral for a number of years before being forced to leave the country.  He spent 10 years as Team Rector of Emmanuel, Northampton, during which time he also served 5 years as Rural Dean .  The next eight years were spent ministering to three village Churches – Greens Norton, Bradden and Litchborough before he retired to Brackley at the end of 2005.