Thrills Christians about their eternal future, and shows how that future changes their present.
Our view of the future affects how we feel and act in the present. Stephen Witmer excites us about where the world is heading, gives certainty about where we as individuals are heading, and thrills us about how eternity really does change everything in our daily lives.
If you are worried about your future… or if your future doesn't seem to make any difference to your now… or if you simply want to get more excited about where you will spend eternity… read this book!
|Dimensions||129mm x 198mm|
|Publisher||The Good Book Company|
In this book, Stephen Witmer lifts up our eyes to see beyond the “now” that presses in on us to what is eternal. More than that, he lifts up our eyes to see the eternal God in the magnificence of his redeeming purposes. What encouragement this brings to the spiritually weary and what challenge it brings to those tempted to fall sleep amidst the buzz and plenty of our modern world! This treatment of deep, biblical themes is fresh, pastoral, and stimulating. Highly commended.
If I knew the future, then surely that would affect every minute of the present. But I do know the future. Christians are going to live day after day in a gloriously renewed creation. We will see our good and kind Saviour, Jesus, face-to-face. Yet this certain future had so little impact on how I live most days. So Christ put Stephen Witmer's book in front of me. Reading it has reminded me of my future and immediately and hugely shifted my outlook on the present. I pray, and expect, that it will be a lasting change. I have already recommended this book and will keep doing so. It is a readable, simple, hopeful and deep book on a crucial topic. I think it will change our lives, churches and evangelism.
For a book dealing with the issue of eternity, this is definitely a quick read. What makes it so engaging is that Stephen comes across as so likeable and has a great illustration on almost every page. A hope filled, encouraging gem of a book. Loved it.
Hmm...I agree with some of the reviews in that the author encourages you to view eternity positively,but...
It would seem to me he is more concerned with a "paradise earth" than heaven. Indeed at one point, he says that,"Heaven is not as good as it gets..." and that "Heaven is not our final destination"(chapter 2) At the end of that chapter he says," what an amazing indication of the beauty of the new creation:it's better than heaven. This is the future of our world." Don't think I can agree with this in the light of scripture. If you hadn't asked me for this review, I intended getting in touch anyway... Would appreciate your feedback on this.
For some reason, I don't think about eternity as much as I ought to. But this book has changed that. Stephen Witmer shows how eternity is not just something to look forward to when we die, but how it changes the way we live now. Through a combination of Bible passages I was familiar with, and some that I wasn't, he shows how amazing the future is for Christian, how certain it is and then encourages us to let that reality affect the way we live each day until we get there. Inspirational, easy to read and pointing us to Christ all the way through. Highly recommended for anyone in the church family.
I found this book very encouraging and uplifting to read. It is simply and clearly written with many Biblical quotes and helpful illustrations of points being made. I immediately wanted to read it again more carefully. Having finished it, I have begun to do a closer study of the Bible itself as well, whilst bearing in mind the truths explained in the book. I have been struggling in my growth as a Christian for some time and this book has definitely helped to spur me on again. I'm very happy to recommend it to others who may need teaching about, or being reminded of the fact that our future as Christians is eternally and wonderfully certain. This truth can't help but affect the way that we respond to the circumstances and temptations of our daily lives, in the here and now.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I found Stephen's style engaging and clear and thus finished "Eternity Changes Everything" in a single sitting! I am certainly guilty of forgetting the imminent reality of our certain eternity and at times not being restless enough for meeting Christ face to face. This book got me excited again about meeting Christ and the wonderful future we have in Him.